I was born in Garnish where I received my early education. I went on to study Naval Architecture at the Marine Institute in St. John’s, which led to a forty year career as a designer at Marystown Shipyard in Marystown, NL; but my life was
about much more than that.
This book is about my path through more than fifty years of volunteering and community involvement. It tells of the huge effect a very small town had on my life. It follows my journey through the trials and successes. I write about my childhood, my active nature, my creativeness, and passion for invention.
It tells about challenges experienced in my career, in team sports in a small town, and initiating a town council as a young adult. I recount sixteen years of emotional highs and lows while helping to bring a golf course to the Peninsula. I relate my love of music and the places it would take me. The book covers Garnish history, terrible disasters, and pride in becoming one of the most outstanding small towns in this province. My personal story intertwines with hundreds of fascinating stories about the lives of ordinary people living in this wonderful place.