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Local hero, Dr. Aly O'Brien

Aly O'Brien is 92 and still lives on his farm at the edge of St. John's. His doctorate is an honorary one bestowed by Memorial University of Newfoundland. I took this picture of him and his cat Whitey a year ago. It was taken on Reala film in my Olympus 35EC.

 

EDIT: Aly died in August 2008 at age 93. There's a nice obituary of him at the Munster Express: here.

 

EDIT, Jan 2009: Another kindly obituary used this photograph in the Irish Times.

 

The CBC radio series The Late Show aired an episode about Aly on July 29th 2010.

 

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Taken on August 12, 2005