Class Notes

News from classmates near and far


If you have published a book within the past six months or have one coming out in the near future, please e-mail the editor a high-resolution jpg of the cover, along with a 50-word-or-less description of the book and its publication date.


ROY MACLAREN ’91 (M.Th.), ’96 (D.S.L. Hons.)

Mackenzie King in the Age of the Dictators leads readers through the political labyrinth that led to Canada’s involvement in the Second World War and its awakening as a forceful nation on the world stage. MacLaren draws extensively from King’s diaries and letters and contemporary sources to provide a focused view of an important period in Canadian history. Replete with insightful stories, Mackenzie King in the Age of the Dictators shows Canada flexing its foreign policy under King’s cautious eye and ultimately ineffective guiding hand. (McGill-Queen’s University Press)



Mary Jane Edwards edited and contributed to Richard Bentley and the British Empire: Imperial and Colonial Publishing Connections. Issued by EER Publishing in its History of the Book Series, this collection of essays explores the roles that the London publisher Richard Bentley played both in developing an international book trade in the 19th century, and  in shaping the careers of colonial authors who wrote foundational texts in the so-called new literatures of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. (Edward Everett Root Publishers Co. Ltd.)



Creating Opportunities: A Volunteer’s Memoir explores Chris Snyder’s 70 years of volunteer work.  A fascinating trip through time and place chock-full of interesting people and compelling anecdotes including co-founding U of T’s winter carnival and running the record-breaking Share campaign. The Trinity community can receive a $5 discount by using the code Trinity at checkout. (Hillborn Civil Sector Press)



All the Way is a novel about lifelong friendship and the challenges confronted along the way. Three of the chapters are set at the University of Toronto, principally at Trinity College.

Beginning in 1958 when the principal characters are full of youthful vigour, the story traces the evolution of their ties over a span of 60 years as their interests and ambitions alter and they cope with shifting social norms. Their friendships are frequently put to the test as they wrestle with clashes they never anticipated in their youth.  All The Way is an entertaining novel that uses both humorous and dramatic episodes to explore the foundations on which friendships are built and then alter. (Borealis Press)



The Intrepid Nonprofit is a playbook for nonprofit leaders to help them navigate the turbulent environment ahead. It examines difficult challenges facing nonprofits, such as shrinking or stagnating revenue sources, technological change, under-performing boards, staff turnover, mission drift, or measuring intangible results. Drawing insights from organizations that have not only prospered but sometimes achieved outstanding results, the book outlines practical strategies for success, including some out-of-the-box approaches to leadership. It also calls upon governments and foundations to do more to support the sector. Tomorrow’s nonprofit leaders will have to be intrepid — resolute, imaginative, adaptable, and courageous. This book will inspire and sustain them when the going gets tough. (Friesen Press)




John Goodwin ’57 received the Order of the Diocese of Toronto, an award created in 2013 that honours members of the laity in the Diocese who have given outstanding service over a significant period of time in their volunteer ministry. Goodwin was nominated for serving the Church with intelligence and devotion. Former chancellor of the Diocese of the Arctic and trustee of the General Synod Pension Plan, he has used his notable professional background as a lawyer to steward the national church and the diocese as a member of the Investment Committee. A man of strong faith and principles, he is an important part of the faith and fabric of the parish, community, Diocese and wider Church.

Frederick Michael Douglas Witty ’63 received the British Empire Medal for services to the British community in Catalonia, Spain.

Mahmud Jamal ’89, partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto, was appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario in June 2019.

Nicholas McHaffie ’90, a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP in Ottawa, was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court and a Judge ex officio of the Federal Court of Appeal in May 2019.

David A. Crerar ’91, partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Vancouver, was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in June 2019.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Richard Martin-Nielsen ’98 has been named Canada’s Charge d’Affaires and Head of the Office of the Canadian Embassy in Lithuania, as of August 2019.

Zachary Abram ’07 received a 2018 Award for Distinguished Teaching, from the School of Continuing Studies at McGill University. Dr. Abram teaches a variety of writing and literature courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.




Justine Lewkowicz ’06 and Mark Teplycky, October 19, 2019 in Toronto.




Armstrong: John Michael ’86, June 30 in Newton, MA, U.S. Brother of Megan Armstrong ’85.

Britton: David, Aug. 29, 2018 in Owen Sound, Ont.  Husband of Eleanor DeWolf ’66;  brother-in-law of Thomas DeWolf ’77, Maurice DeWolf ’79 and Dr. Robert DeWolf ’82; uncle of Travis DeWolf ’15.

Copeland: Corey Brian ’81, June 29 in Clearview Township, Ont.

Cordingley: Patricia ’51, May 17 in Ottawa.

Dalzell: Alexander, May 8 in Fredericton, N.B. Trinity Professor Emeritus of Classics.

Davison: S. Gail (Hazlehurst) ’66, March 6 in Edmonton, A.B. Mother of Shannah Rose Davison ’98 and great-aunt to current student Max McBride.

Guthrie, H. Donald ’50, May 13 in Toronto. Father of Neil Guthrie ’85.

Hall, Frederick J. Scott ’68, Dec. 10, 2018 in Victoria, B.C.

Hare: Helen Neilson Morrill, June 22 in Oakville, Ont.  Helen’s husband, the late Professor F. Kenneth Hare, served as Trinity’s Provost from 1979 and 1986.

Latcham: Janice (Rogerson) ’58, Feb 16 in Toronto.

O’Connor: Karen Elizabeth ’85, July1 in Toronto.

Rowe-Sleeman: Joan ’48, May 29 in Harriston, Ont. Wife of the late Arnold Rowe-Sleeman ’48 and mother of the late Guy Rowe-Sleeman ’77.

Feingold: Carolyn A. (Payne) ’60, Feb. 22 in Bellview, Neb., U.S.

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