Hubert Furey


Hubert Furey was born in Harbour Main in 1939 and has lived his entire life in Newfoundland and Labrador. His journey spans a time when people were close to the land and sea, when caplin rolled ashore by the millions on beaches, when squid were plentiful on the grounds, and when there was sure to be at least one fight at a parish hall dance. During his early years of teaching (1958 – 1963), many outport communities were deemed ‘ isolated’,accessible only by boat, an isolation which preserved a rich and diverse culture. And it is from this culture – olden days in the outports – that he has drawn the inspiration for these tales.

He began writing humourous ‘ songs’ and recitations as a teenage, but it is only in retirement from the position of District Superintendant of Education, that he has been able to fulfill his dream of publication turning this inspiration into ” Tall Tales and Other Stories in Verse”. Though containing at tims a shred of truth, the stories are still fanciful, the product of an imagination honed by years of living in outport Newfoundland. All characters are, of course ‘entirely’ fictional.