John C. Crosbie: One of the finest, and perhaps the last, of Newfoundland's true characters


For Newfoundlanders, it's going to be a hard goodbye. For so many of us John Crosbie - so vivid and enduring a presence, his career and his character so rich in event and style - over time became something of a feature of the province itself; that stream of things that give this place its definition and essence, that constitute the Newfoundland way - the weather, our wild speech, and the crop of bountiful, outsized personalities, of whom John Crosbie may be close to the last.

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