Gale Cragg

George R. DeMille

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I ask the forbearance of those on this list who will not have known Gale =
Cragg, but there is a wide circle of subscribers who will be saddened to =
hear that Gale died today following a long battle with numerous health =
problems related to her diabetes.

Gale received her SCD training in England at the Imperial Society of =
Teachers of Dancing before moving to Canada when her husband, Bill, =
accepted a faculty appointment at the University of New Brunswick in =
Fredericton in 1961. There, she quickly assumed the key role in the =
Fredericton Scottish Country Dance Group, which had been founded the =
previous year by Miss Milligan's friends Jim and Margaret Porter. Gale's =
energy and love of SCD ensured that the fledgling group flourished and =
for more than 30 years she was its teacher and general driving force.

In addition to her role in the Fredericton SCD Group, Gale was involved =
in other Scottish dance activities. For a number of years she organized =
and taught a children's class in SCD through the University of New =
Brunswick Department of Extension. Several graduates of this class are =
still dancing with our group. Gale offered teacher candidate classes in =
New Brunswick for many years and was responsible for approximately 20 =
dancers (myself included) gaining RSCDS teacher's certification. She =
taught at many SCD workshops throughout Maritime Canada and beyond.

Gale was the devisor of a number of Scottish country dances, many of =
which were published in the New Brunswick Collection of Scottish Country =
Dances. This publication (in 1984) was a New Brunswick bicentennial =
project that came to fruition largely as a result of Gale's efforts.

In later years her health problems increasingly prevented Gale from =
dancing and participating in other dance activities. But she continued =
to demonstrate her love of SCD by attending dance functions in the area =
to the extend that her health allowed. She will be missed sadly by her =
many dancing friends.

Gale Cragg's funeral is at 2 PM on Friday, July 21 at St. Paul's =
Anglican Church, Rothesay, New Brunswick.

George DeMille

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problems=20
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Teachers=20
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faculty=20
appointment at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton in 1961. =
There,=20
she quickly assumed the key role in the Fredericton Scottish Country =
Dance=20
Group, which had been founded the previous year by Miss Milligan's =
friends Jim=20
and Margaret Porter. Gale's energy and love of SCD ensured that the =
fledgling=20
group flourished and for more than 30 years she was its teacher and =
general=20
driving force.</P>
<P>In addition to her role in the Fredericton SCD Group, Gale was =
involved in=20
other Scottish dance activities. For a number of years she organized and =
taught=20
a children's class in SCD through the University of New Brunswick =
Department of=20
Extension. Several graduates of this class are still dancing with our =
group.=20
Gale offered teacher candidate classes in New Brunswick for many years =
and was=20
responsible for approximately 20 dancers (myself included) gaining RSCDS =

teacher's certification. She taught at many SCD workshops throughout =
Maritime=20
Canada and beyond.</P>
<P>Gale was the devisor of a number of Scottish country dances, many of =
which=20
were published in the New Brunswick Collection of Scottish Country =
Dances. This=20
publication (in 1984) was a New Brunswick bicentennial project that came =
to=20
fruition largely as a result of Gale's efforts.</P>
<P>In later years her health problems increasingly prevented Gale from =
dancing=20
and participating in other dance activities. But she continued to =
demonstrate=20
her love of SCD by attending dance functions in the area to the extend =
that her=20
health allowed. She will be missed sadly by her many dancing =
friends.</P>
<P>Gale Cragg's funeral is at 2 PM on Friday, July 21 at St. Paul's =
Anglican=20
Church, Rothesay, New Brunswick.</P>
<P>George DeMille</P></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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