Farewell from the Kingdons

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

We wish to extend our gratitude and thankfulness for the warm friendships and memories from living among you and with you in Frobisher Bay and Iqaluit for over 20 years.

Our children, Paige, Wade and Fauna, all graduated from Inuksuk High School and we are pleased with the community guidance when they grew up to be proud citizens of Iqaluit.

Growing up in Iqaluit, our children were very fortunate to participate in many world travel opportunities that would not have been available had we lived elsewhere. All of our children were senior lifeguards at the pool and taught many of your children to swim.

Not only did we have a child born here (Wade,) we also had a granddaughter (Chelsea Nicole Anaviapik Kingdon) born here of whom we are extremely proud. That will always bind us to Iqaluit forever.

We feel very honoured and appreciated for the fond farewells that were bestowed upon us by many individuals, groups and associations. Thank you!

We have enjoyed sharing our lives with all of you in Iqaluit. Allan also wishes to thank the Baffin communities for their hospitality and friendships which made his job and stay more enjoyable.

It has been an experience witnessing Iqaluit grow form a village of 2,400 to 6,000, all in 25 years. We depart with each one of you lovingly tucked away in our hearts. Together, we made Iqaluit what it was and paved the way for our children to continue what it is to become.

We bid you farewell Iqaluit and we will always remember our participation in:

* Toonik Tyme — showing off the 1968 skidoo
* Nunavut Day festivities
* Canada Day parade — Eliza’s favourite
* Christmas lights at house 400 that we put up for your enjoyment.

Our retirement address is:

Box 333
Erickson, MB R0J 0P0
1-204-636-2488
Alan and Eliza Kingdon
Iqaluit

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