Class Notes

Bishop Philip Poole delivering the sermon at Washington National Cathedral on Remembrance Sunday




TIM REID ’59 was the Canadian delegate to the 59th Annual Congress of Liberal-International in Rotterdam in April 2014. He was a panelist at the session on “The Economic and Geopolitical Consequences of a European Union-U.S. Trade Integration Agreement.”



CAROLE ANN (MASON) LEITH ’60 and her husband, Clark, are completing their final term in Botswana after 30 years of service to this landlocked country in Southern Africa. While Clark worked as an economic policy advisor to government, Carole Ann worked with preschool children, setting up daycare centres and courses for trained and untrained teachers throughout the country. In the past 10 years she has been guiding the education of five orphans who live with their grandmother in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone.

MARIANNE WILKINSON ’60 was re-elected as Councillor for Kanata North, City of Ottawa, in the recent municipal election, having previously held office as Councillor, Mayor (City of Kanata) and Regional Councillor for 25 years.

JAMES ARTHUR ’66, Trinity Fellow and the Ted Mossman Chair in Mathematics, has been awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize in Mathematics. Presented by the Wolf Foundation in Israel, the prizes, considered by many to be precursors to the Nobel Prize in their respective fields, have been given since 1978 in the categories of agriculture, chemistry, math, medicine, physics and arts.

BARRIE WILSON ’66 (STB) has retired as Professor, Religious Studies, York University, and now divides his time between Toronto and Thornbury, Ont. A specialist in early Christianity, he has published two bestselling books: How Jesus Became Christian (2009) and The Lost Gospel (2014).

KATHRYN (CAMPBELL) CHALLONER ’69 is in rural Liberia fighting the Ebola epidemic and helping with medical care at Phebe Hospital, a Lutheran/Episcopal hospital in Bong County.



MADELINE LOVELL ’71 recently retired from Seattle University as Professor Emerita. During her tenure at the university she founded the Social Work program, held the Gaffney Endowed Chair in Arts and Sciences, and was named Outstanding Faculty Member by the university’s president.

PAMELA TAYLOR ’72 recently welcomed Christine Adrian- Smith ’72 as a visitor to her new home in Provence, France.

CAROLYN SMART ’73’s most recent collection of poetry, Hooked—Seven Poems (Brick Books, 2009), has become a performance piece, featured at Summerworks in Toronto, at the Edinburgh and Seattle festivals in 2013, and now set to open at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille in April, performed by Nicky Guadagni. Carolyn has taught creative writing at Queen’s University since 1989, and is the author of six volumes of poetry and a memoir.

MARY (WHYTEHEAD) HOLMEN ’78 (DIV) retired July 4 after more than 15 years as Chaplain at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre in Selkirk, Man. Mary maintains her certification as a Specialist in Pastoral Care and a Teaching Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. She completes her term as Chair of the CASC Professional Practice Commission and member of the Board in April, and will begin a one-year term as Past Chair of the PPC.

BISHOP PHILIP POOLE (M.DIV. ’77, TH.M. ’88, DD ’07), area bishop for the York- Credit Valley Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Toronto, was invited to give the sermon at Washington National Cathedral on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War (On Remembrance Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014). Representatives from more than two dozen embassies in Washington were present. “It was an enormous honour,” says Bishop Poole, who also led the memorial service at the Canadian Embassy in Washington on Remembrance Day.

LAWRENCE SCHEMBRI ’79 was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in February 2013. In this capacity, he is one of two deputy governors responsible for overseeing the Bank’s activities in promoting a stable and efficient financial system.



ANDREA SELLA ’84, a professor at University College in London, England, was awarded the Michael Faraday Prize for science communication by the Royal Society in August. He shares this distinction with Sir David Attenborough and Richard Dawkins.

LIONEL SMITH ’86 received a Killam Research Fellowship in 2014 and was appointed to the Sir William C. Macdonald Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law, McGill University.

LAURA PETERS ’87 has been promoted to Professor of English Literature, University of Roehampton, London, England. She is currently Head of Department, English and Creative Writing.

BRUCE MACINTOSH ’88 took up a position as a Professor of Physics at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University, in March 2014.



ROESHEEN COSGRAVE ’95 has returned to London, England, following three years in Geneva, Switzerland, to join the financial firm UBS AG as Global Head of Control for the Prime Brokerage, Clearing and Execution business unit.

NUNO GOMEZ ’96 completed his MBA at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in December 2013. He was appointed Regional Vice-President of Schneider National in 2014 with responsibility for the Western U.S. and Expedited Services.



SARAH NEVILLE ’02 has taken a job at The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor of English, with a courtesy appointment in Drama.



ELIZABETH MITCHELL ’67 and J. BRIAN MILROY, Lt. Col. (Ret’d), Sept. 28, 2013 in Belleville, Ont.



IRA SHATZMILLER ’94 and STEWART WILSON ’91 two sons, Eric Seth Wilson and Simon Raphael Wilson in Toronto.

RUPINDER SAHSI ’97 and FIONA JAMES ’98: a daughter, Keira Kaur Sahsi, Aug. 25, 2014 in Kitchener, Ont.

HAMISH ’00 and KATHRYN MARSHALL: a daughter, Victoria Tatiana, Oct. 22, 2014 in North Vancouver, B.C. Niece for Veronica (Marshall) Stienburg ’02.




BADOVINAC: MARY, Jan. 17 in Toronto, mother of Ed Badovinac and mother-in-law of Jocelyn Badovinac ’63.

BEANEY: DAVID, Oct. 31, 2014 in Regina, Sask., nephew of Margret Beaney ’65, and cousin of John Lawer ’51.

BROWNING: MARY LOUISE (MCLACHLIN) ’48, Jan. 14 in St. Thomas, Ont.

BUTTERFIELD: NATHANIEL BLAIR ’52, Sept. 20, 2014 in Sarasota, Fla., brother of Chet Butterfield ’50 and Richard Butterfield ’51.

CONNELL: GEORGE ’51, March 13 in Toronto, husband of Sheila ’53, and four children: James, Thomas ’84, Caroline ’81 and Margaret. U of T’s 12th president (1984-1990), he was an outstanding researcher and teacher, and a skilled administrator who went on to serve as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Associate Dean of Medicine, and Vice-President of Research and Planning.

GREAVES: WILLIAM SOUTHWORTH, Sept. 27, 2014 in Toronto, husband of Anne (Forrester) Greaves ’60, father of Jane Greaves ’89, father-in-law of Steve Tenai ’87, brother-in-law of Stephen Forrester ’67, cousin of Donald Hewson ’67.

HENDY: THOMAS ’65, Nov. 12, 2014 in Brampton, Ont.

JOHNSTON: “TOTTIE” MARION EVELINE (MCCULLOCH) ’51, Dec. 20, 2014 in Toronto.

JONES: RUTH FORSEY (PAGE) ’40, Nov. 16, 2014 in Windsor, Ont.

KANAGANAYAKAM: CHELVA, Nov. 22, 2014 In Quebec City, Que. Fellow of the College and Director of the Trinity College Independent Studies Program.

MACDONALD: MARY LOUISE PARKE (CARRE), Nov. 23, 2014 in White Rock, B.C.

MATTHEWS: JEAN (GILCHRIST) ’50, Oct. 8, 2014 in Tottenham, Ont., mother of Rosalie (Matthews) Rufelds ’79, Chris Matthews ’81, and the late Peter Matthews ’78, grandmother of Anne Matthews ’07, sister of Donald Gilchrist ’50 and the late Christina Gilchrist ’40, and aunt of Donald Gilchrist ’79 and Jean Gilchrist ’81.

MCLENNAN: RODGER, Nov. 11, 2014. Long-time member of the Friends of the Library.

MOZER: LORNA JANET (MCDOUGALL) ‘54, Oct. 14, 2014 in Toronto.

PATERSON: PAT ’46, Feb. 15 in Montreal.

PITTS: WILLIAM OLIVER ’41, Dec. 4, 2014 in Toronto.

POOLE: BARBARA (GREEY) ’41, March 28, in Oakville, Ont., mother of Bishop Philip Poole (M.Div ’77, Th.M. ’88, DD ’07).



Raymond Pryke ’51, whose generous gift to the College for the permanent endowment

of the Raymond Pryke Chair in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program, died recently at age 91.

Born in England, Pryke, who owned several southern California newspapers, was a pilot with the U.S. Air Force during the Second World War before coming to study at Trinity. Impressed by the “excellence and vision” of the Trinity One Program named in MacMillan’s honour, he declared himself “delighted to contribute to the growth of this wonderful program and to pay tribute to its founder.”

The endowment, says Raymond Pryke Chair Prof. Michael Kessler, who took up his appointment last July, ensures that this program “will continue to grow, evolve and thrive as we move into our second decade. Mr. Pryke’s gift provides the resources needed to take the raw talent our students bring from high school and shape it in ways that will turn them into brilliant scholars, leaders and thinkers. As director of the program I am incredibly honoured to take up this challenge.”



For Mary Stedman ’44, who died November 7, 2014 aged 92, giving back was a lifelong guiding principle, splendidly exemplified in her generosity to Trinity College. Over the years, in addition to substantial donations in support of the John W. Graham Library fund, the restoration of St. Hilda’s library, upgraded phone and security systems and computer room, and improvements to the George Ignatieff Theatre, she helped endow the acclaimed Trinity One program.

Mary’s prime inspiration was her father, Samuel, co-founder of the Stedman stores once familiar across the country (a few still remain). His determination to provide for his daughters an education that he himself had lacked, at a time when attending university was not so common for women, was equalled only by his insistence that giving back was both an obligation and a privilege. (Two of Mary’s three sisters, Margaret ’37 and Ruth ’42, were also Trinity grads who unstintingly supported the College).

Mary’s home community of Brantford, Ont. also benefited from her generosity, in both time and funds. Through the Samuel W. Stedman Foundation, she supported numerous organizations and causes such as Brantford General Hospital, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Brant Historical Society, and served as managing director of the family bookstore for 24 years.

Trinity College remained throughout her life a “second home,” for Mary, and giving back to it a natural impulse. “The reason I continue to support this College,” she maintained, “is to give someone else the opportunities that I had.”

WICKETT: MURIEL ROSE “CHILI,” Dec. 26, 2014 in Calgary, mother of Reg Wickett ’66 and grandmother of Jean Michelle (Wickett) Kessler ’91.

WILSON: THE REV. D CARMAN ’94, M.Div, Aug. 9, 2014 in Hamilton, Ont.

WRIGHT: JOAN WALKER ’44, Dec. 10, 2014 in Toronto.

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