Class notes

Wedding Corner


Flavia Elliott received her Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Trinity in 1948. She was the only student at convocation to graduate alongside her mother, who had returned to school part-time and received her own undergraduate degree in the same ceremony. That same day, the younger Elliott was offered a job as an assistant in the Ethnology Department at the Royal Ontario Museum (“I thought I’d died and gone to heaven,” she recalls).

On December 29, 1950, Flavia wed Ernest Redelmeier, a Dutch Air Force pilot turned farmer, in the Trinity College Chapel (now Seeley Hall). She was wearing a remade version of her grandmother’s wedding dress from 1897, with an orange blossom headpiece made by her mother. The couple’s honeymoon was brief (“I was busy studying for my Master’s degree in Anthropology,” she explains, which she completed in 1951). Flavia and Ernest went on to have two sons and four grandchildren.

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ROSE MURRAY ’62 received the Taste Canada Hall of Fame award, the country’s highest honour in culinary writing.

THE REV. ALAN GALLICHAN ’68 (BST) returned to the Anglican Church on January 25, 2013 after a 33.4-year absence. He is an honorary assistant at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa and Chaplain to the Columbarium at the Cathedral.

ARCHBISHOP BRUCE STAVERT ’64 (STB), ’76 (MTH), ’86 (DD) celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on March 25, 2015, with a splendid Sung Eucharist at St. Matthias’ Church in Westmount, Que., followed by a reception in the parish hall attended by a large gathering of family and friends. The reception doubled as his 75th birthday party. Archbishop Stavert, Bishop of Quebec for 18 years and Metropolitan of the Province of Canada for five years, was Head of Divinity in ‘62-’63 and Head of College in ‘63-’64. He was Chaplain and Tutor in Divinity from ‘69 to ‘76.



JAMES ARTHUR ’97 received a Fulbright-Queen’s University Belfast Creative Writing Scholar Award, one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programs operating worldwide. The scholarship enables him to lecture and research at Queen’s University Belfast for six months.


MICHAEL MOTALA ’11 was quoted in Next magazine, Hong Kong’s most widely circulated daily, on the subject of law and Ubernomics in the sharing economy. Motala, a Juris Doctor (JD) candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, also published an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail in July, “How Ubernomics can transform Canada’s legal diseconomy.”



CONARD: AUDREY M.’93 (MDIV), Sept. 15 in Oakville, Ont.

GROSSKURTH: PHYLLIS (LANGSTAFF) ‘46, Aug. 2 in Toronto, wife of the late Robert McMullan ’45, and grandmother of Alan Grosskurth ’04.

HILL: MARY ELEANOR ’88 (MDIV), ’91 (MTH), ’00 (THD), Sept. 25 in Toronto.

HUNTER: JUDITH (CUNNINGHAM) ’55, Sept. 25 in Toronto, wife of Martin Hunter ’55.

LAIDLAW: SCOTT HARTNEY, Aug. 26 in Maple Ridge B.C., brother of Rev. Hugh Laidlaw, ‘80 (MDiv).

LOVERING: WILLIAM ’56, Aug. 17 in Toronto, husband of Sandra Lovering ’59. MACMILLAN: ELUNED J. (CAREY-EVANS), Aug. 12 in Toronto, wife of the late Robert Laidlaw MacMillan ’38 and mother of Margaret O. MacMillan ’66.

MCFARLANE: MARGARET ANN “MAGGIE,” Sept. 10 in Lawrencetown, N.S., sister of Andrew McFarlane ’93 and Chris McFarlane ‘95, and sisterin- law of Sophia Petrovich ‘97.


REED: JENNIFER, July 5, daughter of James Reed ’64 (BST).

RIESBERRY: THE REV. CANON WILLIAM ’47, Sept. 5 in Markdale, Ont., husband of the late Linda (Beale) Riesberry ’93 (MDiv).

ROOKE: ELIZABETH L. (DUNBAR) ’42, Aug. 9, wife of the late Frank E. Rooke ’42.

SAVONA: JEANNELLE (JEANETTE LAILLOU), Aug. 18 in Toronto, former Trinity professor of French.

SERVICE: GEORGE, COLONEL (RET’D) ’60, Aug. 30 in Annapolis Royal, N.S., father of Andrea Service ’88.

TUCCI: ELIZABETH (RUDGE) ’52, Aug. 16 in Toronto.

WHEATSTONE: NATALIE ’95 (DIV), Sept. 16 in Collingwood, Ont.

WHITE: MARGUERITE ETHEL “PEG”, Aug. 25 in Oshawa, Ont., wife of the late Warren E. White ‘41 and mother of Janice White ‘77.

WILLCOCKS: SIR DAVID, Sept. 17 in Cambridge, U.K., honorary patron of the Trinity College Choir..

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