In Conversation with our Seniors


Welcome to our series “In Conversations with Seniors” we are very excited to be sharing with you, videos of our seniors telling us about life on the peninsula when they were young. Our COVID Community Assistant Joyce Morgan has been interviewing our Seniors. We hope you enjoy and each week we will posting one or two interviews.

  1. In Conversation with Effie Boone: Effie lives in Bareneed and recalls life when she was a young girl attending church at St. Mark’s and going to the one room school in Bareneed and later having to go to school in Ship Cove, and much more. Please click on this link to hear Effie tell her story https://youtu.be/hKzkrlKqK5E
  2. In Conversation with Bob Andrews: Bob lives in Ship Cove, he recalls growing up as a young boy and tells us about the Ice houses, playing hockey on Ship Cove pond, the Liver factory, his grandfather who helped with the construction of St. Luke’s Church and much more. Please click on this link to hear Bob https://youtu.be/Lzq7cAuSf7w
  3. In Conversation with Vern Petten: Part 1 Vern lives in Hibb’s Cove and he tells us what it was like growing up as a young boy. He also tells us about the very first Pentecostal Church located by Ship Cove Pond, it is no longer there. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/J7o_3DjaCA8
  4. In Conversation with Effie Petten: Part 1 Aunt Effie’s early days, listen to Aunt Effie talk about growing up in Cupids. Part 2 will air next Monday night. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/Ur0T2QrDW3c
  5. In Conversation with John Mugford: Part 1, hear the story of Happy Jack! John tells us about his Grandfather John Mugford known as Uncle Happy Jack! Stay tuned next week for Part 2, when he will talk about his parents. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/z5AAcio1bek
  6. In Conversation with Vern Petten: Part 2, hear Vern tell us about his volunteer work and his courting days! Please click on link https://youtu.be/2Ym2lNG4ac8
  7. In Conversation with Doris Dawe: Part 1, listen to Aunt Doris has she talks about her memories from when she was a child. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/pkfNrcrMFqg
  8. In Conversation with Effie Petten: Part 2, hear Aunt Effie talk about getting married, first ride in a car and much more. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/q5pWmxEVa8w
  9. In Conversation with John Mugford: Part 2, listen to John talk about his days has a young boy, Jannying and the Twelve days of Christmas. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/_8qpig7qcXs
  10. In Conversation with Vern Petten: Part 3, Vern talks about his Grandmother Aunt Lucy Andrews, his first trip to St. John’s and much more. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/3qdjg5AdzzM
  11. In Conversation with Aunt Doris Dawe: Part 2, Aunt Doris tells us about getting married and her family. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/AMRRTviIpIw
  12. In Conversation with Aunt Effie Petten: Part 3, Listen to Aunt Effie talk about “what live was like” and “her advice to everyone”. Please click on this link: https://youtu.be/Tbjw4RdHT48
  13. In Conversation with John Mugford: Part 3, in part three John talks about this parents and tells an incredible story of his mother and uncle Jack Efford when they were children. Please click on this link: https://youtu.be/2izIIeEAnEA
  14. In Conversation with Bronson Lear: Part 1, in this episode we are featuring Bronson Lear. Bronson lives in the heart of the harbour known as the Angle! Bronson tells us about growing up as a young boy, and his first truck. Next week we will air part 2 of Bronson’s story. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/JUHKEsJne4M
  15. In Conversation with John Mugford: Part 4, in this episode John talks about fetching water from the well and his Grandfather Uncle Happy Jack going to the ice. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/QJstEpRCW2I
  16. In Conversation with Edwin Richards: In this audio version we are thankful to Edwin Richards for sharing some information about his Great Great Uncle Canon Richards. Edwin also tells us about his visits to Bareneed during his younger days. Due to distance and COVID this interview was done over the phone, we thank Edwin for his time and memories. Interview conducted by our COVID Community Assistant Joyce Morgan. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/FKi7zlCLmOI
  17. In Conversation with Bronson Lear: Part 2 In this video Bronson talks to us about what the PDG harbour was like before, his days working at the Fish Store and much more. Please click on link https://youtu.be/cc5Dsw9T_Io
  18. In Conversation with Raymond Andrews: In part 1 Raymond discusses life on Taylor’s Hill. Please click on link https://youtu.be/KXx4_GLas9E
  19. In Conversation with John Efford: Part 1 listen to John talk about when he started out in the fishery, than his very successful wholesale business and his move to Provincial and Federal politics. Please click on link https://youtu.be/icYZndydP90
  20. In Conversation with Raymond Andrews: Part 2, Raymond talks about Teenage Pocket Money! Please click on this link; https://youtu.be/lLUctpELj_s

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