MOURNING THE PASSING OF JIM LEARNING

All associated with the Uncle Gnarley Blog wish to join in expressing sincere condolences to the family of Jim Learning, especially his partner, Roberta
Frampton Bonafiel. 

What can be said except that he brightened the spirits of
those whom he met with his laughter and optimism as he contributed to his
community and his province, honored his native heritage and traditions, stood
up for  the principles in which he
believed and passionately defended the preservation of the environment. This he
did, not maliciously, but peacefully – employing his democratic rights. And
those rights were ones that he was always prepared to defend, even at the
expense of his liberty. 

What more could any Labradorian or Newfoundlander
expect from a native son!

Rest in peace, Jim Learning.

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Des Sullivan
Des Sullivan
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Uncle Gnarley is hosted by Des Sullivan, of St. John's. He is a businessman engaged over three decades in real estate management and development companies and in retail. He is currently a Director of Dorset Investments Limited and Donovan Holdings Limited. During his early career he served as Executive Assistant to Premier's Frank D. Moores (1975-1979) and Brian Peckford (1979-1985). He also served as a Part-Time Board Member on the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB). Uncle Gnarley appears on the masthead representing serious and unambiguous positions on NL politics and public policy. Uncle Gnarley is a fiscal conservative possessing distinctly liberal values and a non-partisan persusasion. Those values and opinions underlie this writer's views on NL's politics, economy and society. Uncle Gnarley publishes Monday mornings and more often when events warrant.

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