GOULD, Eleanor Rose

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Eleanor Rose Gould (nee MacLean), beloved wife of Eric Gould of Cal­gary passed away on Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 1, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Eleanor re­ceived her teach­ers train­ing at Prince of Wales Col­lege, Char­lot­te­town, P.E. She taught in a one room school in Ban­gor, P.E. for three years and then moved to Slave Lake, AB where she taught ele­men­tary grades for ten years. Eleanor then moved to Cal­gary where she at­tended the Univer­sity of Cal­gary full time earn­ing her Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion de­gree. She worked at var­i­ous schools in and around Cal­gary until re­tire­ment in 1995. Be­sides her lov­ing hus­band, Eric, Eleanor is sur­vived by her sib­lings, Lil­lian MacLean of Vic­to­ria, B.C., Joyce Cobb of Char­lot­te­town, P.E., Jean Ahmed of Toronto, ON, and Her­bert MacLean of Char­lot­te­town, P.E.; neph­ews, Shane Cobb of Vic­to­ria, B.C., David MacLean of Toronto, ON, Shawn Hughes of Cale­don, ON, Gor­don Cobb of Char­lot­te­town, P.E.; nieces, Sherry Rose Hughes of Toronto, ON Shawn Marie Hughes of Toronto, ON; spe­cial niece, Karen MacLean of Kens­ing­ton, PE; and long­time friend Lyma Elder­shaw along with nu­mer­ous ex­tended fam­ily. She was pre­de­ceased by her daugh­ter Donna Dar­lene Gould in 2016. Rest­ing at MacLean Fu­neral Home Swan Chapel. Fu­neral Satur­day from St. John’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, Belfast at 11 a.m. In­ter­ment in the church ceme­tery. If friends so de­sire, me­mo­rial donations may be made to a char­ity of your choice. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www. macleanfh.com.

Peace­fully, at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal on Mon­day, May 14, 2018 of M. Lav­ina “Viney” Sim­monds of Char­lot­te­town, age 97 years. Wife of the late John Sim­monds. Lov­ing mother of Jack, the late Bill

(Joan), Don (Dar­lene),

Jamie (Jennifer) and

Anne (Doug) Stone. Grammy of Christa, Andrew, Jessie, Katie, Alex, Jill, Laura, Tim and Kate and great-grand­mother of Lin­coln, Tea­gan, Isaac, Dahlia, Char­lie, Paloma and Lu­cas. Pre­de­ceased by her par­ents Al­fred and Ruby Watts and sis­ter Lois (Ivan) Do­herty. Rest­ing at MacLean Fu­neral Home Swan Chapel from where the ser­vice will be held on Tues­day at 11 a.m. In­ter­ment in Sher­wood Ceme­tery. Fam­ily flow­ers only, how­ever if so de­sired, me­mo­rial donations may be made to Trin­ity United Church or the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion would be ap­pre­ci­ated. Vis­it­ing hours Mon­day from 7-9 p.m. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.macleanfh.com The fam­ily extends their sin­cere thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the staff of the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal and Beach Grove Home, for their ex­cep­tional care.

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Ray­mond Blake can still see his mother, a strong woman rais­ing six kids alone af­ter his fa­ther died, dis­solve into tears as the schooner pulled away from their home in re­mote south­ern New­found­land.

It was a Mon­day in July 1969. They were leav­ing all they’d ever known in Pushthrough, a tiny fish­ing set­tle­ment of 150 peo­ple, for a new start across the wa­ter in com­par­a­tively mod­ern Her­mitage.

“The next thing you know, I was cry­ing and my broth­ers were cry­ing. I didn’t quite know what was re­ally go­ing to hap­pen,” Blake re­called.

“I’ll never forget my mother leav­ing her home.”

The same scene of wrench­ing loss played out count­less times through the 1950s and ‘60s as com­mu­ni­ties agreed, as part of a gov­ern­ment push to cen­tral­ize work­ers and ser­vices, to aban­don cher­ished vil­lages for larger places.

Re­set­tle­ment is a word that to this day con­jures in­tense, very mixed emotions in New­found­land and Labrador.

Still, sparsely pop­u­lated out­ports, where many ar­gue the heart of this prov­ince beats strong­est, are emp­ty­ing at a quick­en­ing pace — although not fast enough for those who ques­tion gov­ern­ment costs.

Seven com­mu­ni­ties with names like Great Har­bour Deep and Snook’s Arm have re­lo­cated since 2002, in­clud­ing three since 2016. An­other three — North Boat Har­bour, La Poile and Lit­tle Bay Is­lands — have asked the prov­ince to con­sider mov­ing them.

The process is com­mu­nity driven — per­ma­nent res­i­dents must vote at least 90 per cent to re­lo­cate. Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs cal­cu­lates whether it’s cheaper to move them than pro­vide ser­vices over 10 to 20 years.

If ap­proved, the prov­ince of­fers home­own­ers $250,000 to $270,000 de­pend­ing on the size of the house­hold to help them set up else­where.

Re­lo­cat­ing those seven com­mu­ni­ties has saved gov­ern­ment about $30 mil­lion so far, said Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Andrew Par­sons.

And more are con­sid­er­ing mov­ing to be closer to health care as the prov­ince of just 528,000 peo­ple ages, he added.

“When you’ve got to get in that boat and go along the coast just to get ac­cess to med­i­cal ap­point­ments, and as you get older you need more and more of those, it just be­comes more try­ing,” Par­sons said.

“Given the fact that

“This is a de­ci­sion that they make but that doesn’t make it a pos­i­tive one, or one that they’ve rel­ished or en­joyed. It’s one, in many cases, that’s driven by ne­ces­sity.” Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Andrew Par­sons

we’ve had three in the last three years, there’s no doubt I think that you’re see­ing a greater ex­am­i­na­tion of the pos­si­bil­ity (of mov­ing) by these com­mu­ni­ties, and there are more that have ex­pressed in­ter­est.”

Many res­i­dents hate to leave the places where they were born and raised but also want to be close to chil­dren and grand­chil­dren who’ve long ago left.

“It’s tough. It’s an emo­tional process.”

Be­fore pol­i­tics, Par­sons was the lawyer who acted for res­i­dents in Grand Bruit, mean­ing “big noise” for the wa­ter­fall that cas­cades down its cliffs, as they re­set­tled eight years ago.

“This is a de­ci­sion that they make but that doesn’t make it a pos­i­tive one, or one that they’ve rel­ished or en­joyed. It’s one, in many cases, that’s driven by ne­ces­sity.”

Par­sons rep­re­sents the Bur­geo-La Poile dis­trict in south­west­ern New­found­land. He of­ten trav­els by boat along the iso­lated coast be­tween Bur­geo and Grey River, past the lonely rem­nants of long de­serted out­ports.

“It’s amaz­ing see­ing these grave­yards that are still there and, in some cases, houses and huts,” he said in an in­ter­view.

Larry Short, a char­tered ac­coun­tant and in­vest­ment ad­vi­sor in St. John’s, says to­day’s re­set­tle­ment in­cen­tives are a “Band-Aid so­lu­tion.”

Pro­vin­cial fi­nances were ham­mered when the price of oil crashed in 2014. It now has a daunt­ing over­spend­ing prob­lem as net debt hits historic lev­els. Yet, Short says there’s a glar­ing lack of will to right-size gov­ern­ment bud­gets.

Blake knows bet­ter than most the com­plex­i­ties of re­set­tle­ment. Mov­ing to Her­mitage wasn’t all bad, he said. There was bet­ter school­ing and run­ning wa­ter.

“The flush toi­let was some­thing that I was fas­ci­nated with.”

But re­set­tle­ment for his fam­ily and many oth­ers — even with some gov­ern­ment fi­nan­cial help — was trau­ma­tiz­ing, he said.

He and his brother have writ­ten to the premier and Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau ask­ing for an apol­ogy.

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