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Mary White, Quite a Run

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

Mary White put in her last day of full-time work in the Harbour Publishing design department May 31, 2018. Mary Lee, as she was then, began working for what would become Harbour Publishing in November, 1970 and worked all night setting the first issue of a community paper called The Peninsula Voice on a cranky Varityper. But for her energy and organizational talent, Harbour Publishing would never have survived beyond that stage. In time she performed virtually every function in publishing including typesetter, pasteup artist, process camera operator, bookkeeper, office manager, ACP and BPG delegate, foreign rights sales person, IT person, designer, editor, co-publisher, publisher and co-owner. During her 48 years of work she had a hand in the creation of approximately 1,000 BC books. Along the way she raised two sons who continue in the literary field. She will continue as publisher of Harbour and director of both Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd. and Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd. Thanks for five great decades, Mary!