Family Memoirs


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  • "Roughing It in Africa" in World War 2, by Newton Fink

    by Newton Fink

    This colourful account by our uncle Newton Fink of the progression of his "Suicide Squad" up through wild country and deserts in East Africa in late 1940 to encounter the Italians in North Africa was published in the South African journal "PM’s Weekly" on March 2,1941.
    The photo of Newton in (...)

  • John Smith’s Lifetime Achievement Award speech

    by John N. Smith

    John was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Directors Guild of Canada gala at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on October 26th.
    Below is the eloquent and most moving speech that he gave on this big occasion.
    Introduction by Tim Southam
    We all know about the HBO Revolution, the (...)

  • Directors Guild of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award to JOHN SMITH

    by Ray

    The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award of the Directors Guild of Canada will be presented to John Smith at a special gala celebration on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
    John’s brilliant career was outlined in the following DGC news release: (...)

  • Wedding Toast

    by Ray

    For the record, here is the toast given by the bride’s father at Michelle and Thomas’s wedding on August 23, 1991:
    Hello - as the proud father of the bride I have the pleasure of welcoming you all here to this happy event, and of starting the festivities off with a few (very few, don’t worry) (...)