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May 10, 2000
(Executive Council)


The following statement was issued today by Premier Brian Tobin. It was also read in the House of Assembly:

I rise today to remember the life of Canon George Earle who passed away this morning at the age of 86. Born in Change Islands, Canon Earle studied at Memorial University College, Queen’s College and the University of Durham in England.

Canon Earle was a long-standing pillar in the Anglican Church in Newfoundland and Labrador. As a result of his service, he was installed as Canon of the Cathedral in St. John’s in 1971. Canon Earle’s dedication to his Church and the people in it is to be commended.

Aside from his role as a clergy, Canon Earle was a major figure in education in the province, serving as principal of Queen’s College at Memorial University from 1957 to 1965. From 1965 until his retirement in 1979, Canon Earle served as Provost of Queen’s College.

Aside from his professional roles, Canon Earle also made significant contributions to this province’s volunteer and arts communities. He was involved with a number of groups, including the Kiwanis Club and the Canadian Mental Health Association. In his retirement, Canon Earle was chosen to portray a character in Yarns from Pigeon Inlet and published two Newfoundland folklore books.

I would like to pass my condolences to those close to Canon Earle. I am certain that many people will remember him fondly.

2000 05 10                                           2:25 p.m.

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