He left home at 17 years old. Being a big lad, he went off to camps where he worked in the cook house baking bread and buns and ALWAYS using his mother's recipe. Around the age of 23, Archie left the work camps and headed to Ontario where famers were needed at that time. This is where he met his future wife and they married in 1960. Archie moved on from there to work for the Experimental Farm for the next 21 years. He then moved to Toronto to work for the Federal Government in Meat Inspection before finally retiring.
Archie did not hesitate when I asked him to make the buns for the Olde Forge Bean Supper, instead, like a true Newfoundlander, his response was "Sounds like a plan!"
Thank you for sharing your passion with all of us Archie.