Well wishes to Judy Foote

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - Kin­d­est re­gards, Robert Bal­dauf, ICD.D Cal­gary, Al­berta

I was part of a small team that con­sid­ered Grand Bank for new em­ploy­ment as part of the Dy­namic Shel­ters Project in 2003.

Judy Foote, then a pro­vin­cial min­is­ter, was the first per­son I met in New­found­land be­fore we ini­ti­ated the project in Grand Bank.

She was at­ten­tive to our pro­posal to es­tab­lish a man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity, and helped con­nect us the re­gional de­vel­op­ment au­thor­i­ties in Grand Bank and Marys­town. She also was in­stru­men­tal in help­ing us cre­ate a net­work of great peo­ple who en­sured the suc­cess­ful early stages of man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties in Grand Bank.

Judy’s fo­cus was al­ways di­rected to the peo­ple of her con­stituency, en­sur­ing they were heard and able to par­tic­i­pate in the suc­cess of the prov­ince. I ad­mired her com­mit­ment to the prov­ince, the con­stituency, and her town of Grand Bank. I have been un­able to re­turn to Grand Bank since my time there in 2003. I hold the mem­o­ries of those ex­pe­ri­ences very, very warmly, and am al­ways thank­ful to Judy for her guid­ance and as­sis­tance in help­ing get our project un­der­way.

Her con­tri­bu­tion to our coun­try, your prov­ince, and your town is un­mea­sur­able, and all of us are in a bet­ter place be­cause of her ef­forts and com­mit­ment. I am blessed to have spent some time with her and to have spent time in Grand Bank.

I wish Judy and her fam­ily the very best as she en­ters this next phase of her life.

With con­tin­ued warmth thoughts of Grand Bank, and hope­ful­ness for a visit there in the near fu­ture,

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