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Fox, John R. (1927- )

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  • 1927-

John R. Fox was born in 1927 in Montréal, Québec. He attended Museum of Fine Arts School from 1946 to 1949 under artists Goodridge Roberts and William Armstrong. He was awarded a scholarship to study at the Slade School for 1952-53. Later he recieved a grant from Memorial Foundation which allowed him to study in Florence in 1955-66. He was influenced by Goodridge Roberts, and impressionist artists Matisse, Bonnard and Dufy. He painted and drew a wide variety of genre which included, landscapes, portraits, interiors, figues, and still lifes. His work is represented in major public, corporate and private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Canada Games 2013

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  • 2013

The 2013 Canada Summer Games was a national multi-sport event that was held in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 2, 2013 to August 17, 2013. Bishop's University was the venue for two sports: basketball and soccer. These Games were the first Canada Summer Games to be held in Quebec, and third overall after the inaugural Canada Winter Games in Quebec City in 1967 and the 1983 Canada Winter Games in Saguenay. Sherbrooke hosted the 2013 Canada Summer Games from August 2nd to the 17th. It made its mark with many innovations and successes, including the event’s recognition as sustainable, fair-trade, and carbon care Games, the establishment of an Office of the Ombudsman for volunteers, and free admission to Closing Ceremonies for everyone. 6329 volunteers, 14 897 participants including 3400 athletes and 150 sponsors contributed to the success of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013. Team Ontario proved once again to be a tremendous competitor, winning the Canada Games Flag. Nova Scotia took home the Jack Pelech, B.C won the Claude Hardy and Manitoba awarded Centennial Cup.

Ross, W. Gillies (1931-2019)

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  • 1931-2019

William Gillies Ross, most commonly known as Gil Ross, was born in 1931. He married Anne MacIver and together they had four children: Deborah, Lucy, Peter, and Ian. Gil was a graduate of Ashbury College, the Royal Military College of Canada, McGill University and Cambridge University. In 1961 he founded the Department of Geography at Bishop's University and was named Emeritus Professor of Geography in 1992. Gil was known as a passionate teacher to several generations of Bishop's students in whom he instilled a love of learning, intellectual curiosity and academic integrity. He was also an all-around athlete, an avid skier, an accomplished photographer, a scholar of international repute, an authority on Arctic whaling and exploration, an Eastern Townships historian, and a prolific author. Among his published works are: Three eastern townships mining villages since 1863 : Albert Mines, Capelton, and Eustis, Quebec; Arctic whalers, icy seas : narratives of the Davis Strait whale fishery; This distant and unsurveyed country : a woman's winter at Baffin Island, 1857-1858; Hunters on the track : William Penny and the search for Franklin.
Gil passed away on October 7, 2019, in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Coulter, Gerry

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  • 1959-2016

Gerry Coulter was born Bernard Gerard Coulter in Kingston Ontario on August 14, 1959 to Madeline and Gerald Coulter, both of whom are deceased. After taking a BA in Philosophy and History, then an MA in Sociology at Queen's University, Gerry completed his Doctoral degree in Philosophy (Sociology) at Carleton in 1992. Gerry's academic teaching career began at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon in 1992, where he met his future wife, Mary Ellen. After a year teaching at Carleton, Gerry joined the faculty of the Sociology Department at Bishop's University in 1994 where he contributed to the growth of the department and the success of the university until his death. He was extensively published including three books and about 100 articles. He founded the innovative, free-access International Journal of Baudrillard Studies in 2004, and is recognized across the world as the expert on Baudrillard and his ideas. Gerry was an extraordinarily talented and caring professor. He was appreciated and respected as a faculty member who inspired and encouraged students to discover their strength and worth. Gerry was awarded Bishop's University's highest award for teaching - the William and Nancy Turner prize. In the words of former student Laura Smith, " Gerry was not only my favorite professor and the reason that I've kept on with academia and Baudrillard studies, but a true friend. It was the support, encouragement, and positivity from Gerry that propelled me onwards at many forks in the road. The amazing thing is that, as you know, this inspiration and encouragement was felt by so very many students. Gerry's teaching allowed students to challenge their own assumptions in ways that pointed them not toward a predetermined end, but toward developing confidence in their own critical thinking ability. This generous, infinite gift - developing one's inner well of strength - will stay with me my entire life ." Gerry loved keeping in touch with many of his students in the years after they studied with him. Gerry Coulter died suddenly on Nov 24 2016. He is survived by his partner of 23 years, Mary Ellen Donnan, who is also a Sociology professor at Bishop's University.

Derick, Herbert, 1916-1994

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  • 1916-1994

Local historian Herbert Derick was born in Noyan, Missisquoi County, on 2 September 1916. He studied in Bedford before working in industry and commerce. He married Lucille H. George and together they had three children: Brian, Jane and John. At the beginning of the 1960s, Herbert moved to Lennoxville. From 1964 to 1980, he worked as Regional Industrial Commissioner for the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce of Canada. A member of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Derick for many years researched the history of the Missisquoi County and the pioneers of the Eastern Townships, accumulating a massive quantity of documentation. He died on 8 February 1994.

Ward family (Thetford, Que.)

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Robert G. Ward (1837-1907), was born in Lower Ireland, Megantic County, the son of Rev. Robert G. Ward and Marianne Turriff. He married Annie M. Cairns (born 1861, daughter of Hamby Cairns and Susan Meagher, died 1936). Together they had nine children: Robert Grant "Bob" (1883-?), Hamby Ward (1884-?), Alexander Harry (1885-1964), John Albert (1888-1942), Charles Edgar (1890-1891), James Turriff (1892-?), Annie Maria (1893-1893), Peter Douglas (1895-1977?), and Albion Tudor (1898-1962). Robert G. Ward (II)'s pursuit of mining interests began in 1876 when the discovery of asbestos was made in one of his fields. Subsequently, he purchased the mining rights for the lot in Thetford Township and began the Ward family's mining intersests in the area.

Albion T. Ward, miner by profession, was married first to Nita Hammerick/Hammerich in 1925 (divorced 1944), and second to Doris Christine Peterson (1913-1986). Robert Grant Ward (III) went west to mine gold as a young man. By 1903, he had turned to amateur boxing in San Francisco. His ability in the ring led him to take the title of amateur heavyweight champion of America and, later on, pro heavyweight champion of the British Commonwealth. Later on he returned to Quebec to pursue mining. Alexander Henry (a.k.a. Harry) Ward married Agnes Gertrude Moore (b. 1899), daughter of William Moore and Sarah Elizabeth Robinson. Together they had seven children: Dorothy (a.k.a. Dolly, b. 1917), Kathleen (b. 1919), Evelyn (b. 1919), Agnes (1921-1921), Robert (1923-1923), Marjorie (b. 1924), and Lois (b. 1928). Lois T. Ward married Wilfred Alan Greatrex in 1950 in Ontario.

Carr, M. Emily (1871-1945)

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  • 1871-1945

Born in 1871 in Victoria, British Columbia, she was educated there until the age of 16. In 1888 she went to San Francisco, California, to study art, returning to Victoria in 1895 to set up a studio to paint and teach art. She had great interest in the local indigenous people and their art. She associated with and was influenced by the Group of Seven artists from the East of Canada, particularly A. Y. Jackson, J.E. H MacDonald and Lawren Harris in Toronto. She was known for her love of the Pacific Coast. As she got older and her health failed, she turned to writing and published several books. She died in 1945.

Hurtubise, Jacques (1939-2014)

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  • 1939-2014

Born in 1939 in Montréal, Québec, Hurtubise studied at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1956-1960 under Albert Dumouchel (1916-1971) and Jacques de Tonnancour (1917-2005) and Jean Simard. He showed great talent and by 1960, at the age of 21, Hurtubise had his first major exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. After being awarded the Max Beckman scholarship, he moved to New York City to continue his studies and became part of the abstract expressionist scene. He died in Nova Scotia in 2014.

Bowen, Minnie Hallowell (1861-1942)

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  • 1861-1942

Minnie Hallowell Bowen was born in Sherbrooke on 4 February 1861. She was the daughter of John Hallowell, a lawyer, and Helen Maria Clark. On September 10th, 1890, she married Cecil H. Bowen, son of George Frederick Bowen, and had two children, Lloyd H. and Rose Meredyth. Minnie Hallowell Bowen was active in various philanthropic, patriotic, religious, and literary organizations such as the Women's Auxiliary Missionary Society, the Sherbrooke Patriotic Association, the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, the Women's Conservative Association, the Canadian Authors' Association, and the Sherbrooke Choral Society. She published six books and booklets of poetry; she also wrote literary texts that were published in newspapers and periodicals. She used a few pen names: the Drum-Major, Jane of Brompton Road, and possibly Rapier. She died in Quebec City in 1942 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Sherbrooke.

Munster, Albert Andrew

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  • 1891-1981

Lieut.-Col. Albert Andrew Munster was a trustee of the university from 1944 to 1973, a member of the Executive Committee of Corporation of Bishop's University from 1944 to 1970 and Vice-President of Corporation from 1947 to 1966. Active in Sherbrooke industrial life (Canadian Silk Products) and community enterprise he also chaired the committee which supervised the building of the present Sherbrooke Hospital. He received a DCL from Bishop's University 1949. A.A. Munster died in Sherbrooke in 1981 at the age of 90. Residence building Munster Hall was erected and named in his honour in 1966. He was married to Natalie M. Seemeyer, and was father to James, Harry and Nancy (Mrs. Lawrence McDonough, Bishop's Class of 1952). Harry Munster was married Molly Colvil, was father to Barbara Lee, Andy, John, Elizabeth Clark, and to Cynthia Munster Hewitt. Harry passed away in British Columbia in 2011.

Matheson, George Allan (1941-)

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  • 1941-

George Allan Matheson was born in Sherbrooke on 3 January 1941, son of Allan Matheson (1909-1979) and Bertha Ham (1912-1975). Shortly after graduating from Lennoxville High School, he went to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1959. He spent his career as a CPR employee, primarily working in Megantic and Sherbrooke, and retired from his position as assistant terminal supervisor in 1996. An avid railroad buff, Matheson continued to pursue his love of trains following his retirement as he diligently photographed and identified trains travelling through the Eastern Townships, as well in other areas of Quebec, Ontario, Vermont, and New Hampshire.


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George, Barbara Brooks

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  • 1939-2017

Barbara Brooks George was born in 1939 and was from St. Lambert, Quebec. She graduated in 1958 from Bishop's University where her activities included the Glee Club and the English Forum. Her work career included Project Manager, Cybercartography and the New Economy Project with the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton University (2003). Barbara George died on January 15, 2017, at the age of 78 surrounded by her children.

Caswell, Millicent Marlin

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  • d.2001

Millicent Marlin Caswell received a B.A. from Bishop's University in 1938 and an H.S.D. in 1939. She was married to Chester Caswell in 1942. Retired from Alexander Galt High School, Lennoxville. She died September 18, 2001 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Millicent Caswell was mother to 3 children and sister to Beulah Lilian Marlin Walker (MG066).

Walker, Beulah Lilian Marlin

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  • d.2004

Beulah Lilian Marlin Walker graduated from Bishop's University in 1938 with a High School Diploma' and her sister Millicent Marlin graduated in the same year. In 1942 Beulah Marlin married Frederick Walker. She was a teacher at Granby High School, 1939-1941; Assistant Principal at the Brownsburg Intermediate School, 1941-1942; and later office clerk Superheater Company, Sherbrooke. Beulah Walker died on June 24, 2004 in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Ansell, Alan Leslie

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Alan L. Ansell is recognized by Continental Who’s Who for his expertise in Athletic Equipment SafetyFitting and Usage as well Athletic Event Management. Alan has consulted, and distributed in the United States and Canada. He exhibits his proven record of success with his long list of career history including Commissioner - Quebec Women’s Ice Hockey League, Assistant Football Coach- Bishop University and Champlain Regional College, Head Coach for Women’s Ice Hockey, Equipment Manager, Public Service Manager and Coordinator Athletic Facilities. He holds a DEC in Social Sciences, Champlain Regional College, Lennoxville, Quebec (Bishop's University campus) and a certificate for the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA). His published works include Preparation and Selection of Hockey Sticks in the AEMA Journal Vol. 1 & 3, Fitting Ice Hockey Equipment from Beginners to Pros in the AEMA Certification Manual and Football Quebec Play Safe Guide. He is affiliated with organizations such as WHOBA , AEMA, and NOCSAE. Alan L. Ansell retired from Bishop's University in 2007 from the position of Co-ordinator of Athletic Facilities.

Martland, John

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John Martland received a B.A. from Bishop's University in 1964. He graduated from Osgoode Hall School, Toronto in 1968 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1970. He has done extensive civil trial work, with an emphasis on medical malpractice defence litigation and significant injury claims. For many years he practiced as a senior litigation lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary. He has written numerous papers, articles, and speeches and has lectured widely on medical malpractice law, medical legal topics, legal ethics and Law Society issues. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986 and elected a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta that same year. He became President of the Law Society of Alberta in 1992. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the past President of the Calgary Bar Association. He was also President of the Calgary Medical Legal Society and a Special Counsel to the Health Law Institute of Alberta. Married with four children and numerous grandchildren, he enjoys hiking and backcountry skiing. He is the President of the Calgary Folk Club and Secretary of the Board of the Canmore Folk Music Festival. He also moonlights as a bass player with the “Wild Colonial Boys”.

Goodall, Edward (1909-1982)

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  • 1909-1982

Mr. Goodall was born in England in 1909. He trained under Marcus Holmes, (1875-1951) of the late Herkomer School in London. Once settled in Canada he spent many years sketching and painting British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies. For a number of years he was Canadian Artist of the Royal Canadian Navy, C.P. Rail and the Canadian Stevedoring Company of Vancouver. The three original sketches Mr. Edward Goodall did of Bishop's University were published in "The Illustrated London News" January 12, 1963. He died in 1982.

Cumming, Jean Sandra

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Jean Sandra Cumming is from Verdun, Quebec. She received a B.A. from Bishop's University in 1962, and married Rene Jones '63.

Nicholl, Christopher

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  • d.2011

Dr. Christopher I.H. Nicholl was born in Winnipeg and raised in Saskatchewan. He attended Ridley College and earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics at Queen’s University. During the latter years of WWII he served in England with the Royal Air Force Bomber Command. After the war Dr. Nicholl returned to academic life, earning two doctorates: one in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Toronto and one in Physics from Cambridge. He began his professional career with the National Research Council in Ottawa. In 1956 he became a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Université Laval, where he took on leadership roles as head of the Faculty and a member of the Conseil de l’Université. In 1976 Dr. Nicholl became the 14th Principal & Vice-Chancellor of Bishop’s University. In an environment in which governments and media were united in urging universities to produce “trained manpower,” he made sure Bishop’s remained true to its original mission: to offer a broadly based liberal education. His number one priority when he took over in 1976 was the survival of the institution. The arrival of the CEGEP system had cut enrolment in half; this decline led to faculty and staff insecurity. During Dr. Nicholl’s ten year term student numbers slowly increased, staff and faculty morale improved, and proper publicity and advertising increased the University’s visibility. Despite back breaking budget cutbacks at all levels of education, the future of Bishop’s looked more stable in 1986 when he retired. Bishop’s awarded Christopher Nicholl an honorary doctorate degree in 1986 for his significant contributions to the University. After retirement, he spent seven years researching the history of Bishop’s, culminating in the 1995 publication of his book Bishop’s University 1843-1970.

Christopher Nicholl was married to Margaret Harding for nearly 60 years, and they had five children: Lucy, Sarah, Tina, Kate and John. Many happy years were spent as members of the Bishop’s community, and upon retirement Christopher and Margaret moved to nearby Moulton Hill. Following family, they moved again to Gloucester near Ottawa in 1995. Christopher Nicholl was an avid walker, and for many year he and his wife conducted regular walking expeditions to England and France, including Offa’s Dyke and Hadrian’s Wall. Christopher Nichol died on February 28, 2011 in Fredericton NB.

Preston, Anthony W.

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  • 1903-1991

Anthony William Preston was born in Offenham, Worcestershire, England. He received his early education at West House Preparatory School, Birmingham, and Oakham School. Tony attended the University of Edinburgh, graduating with an M.A degree in 1925 and winning the prestigious Essay Prize. After two years teaching school, he proceeded to Lincoln College, Oxford, taking the B.A. honours degree in 1928 and the M.A. in 1933. Dr. Preston came to Bishop's as lecturer in Classics in 1930. He held that post until 1964 when he was appointed Vice-Principal. He became Principal and Vice-Chancellor in 1969. In June 1936 Anthony Preston married Phyllis Thompson, daughter of Judge and Mrs. G.H. Thompson of Cranbrooke, B.C. They had two children: Andrew, and Sara. Dr. Preston was a member of the Oxford Society, the Canadian Historical Society and the Canadian Classical Association. He received a D.C.L. degree from Bishop's in 1960.

When Dr. Preston retired in 1970 he was given the University's ultimate accolade, the appointment as Principal Emeritus. This was a richly deserved honour for the only person in Bishop's history to run the gamut from lecturer to the highest post, a long, hard and sometimes dark journey.
Dr. Preston died in Oakville, Ontario on 15 April 1991 at the age of 88. He was known for his wit, warmth and love of literature and life. He was admired by those he taught and counselled; often referred to as "the best lecturer I ever had."

Orr, Henry Stanley

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Henry Stanley Orr graduated from Bishop's with a B.A. in 1900. He was admitted to the Barreau de la Province de Quebec in 1900, and in 1903 he received a B.C.L. from McGill University. He was admitted to the Bar of the Province of Quebec in 1904.

Baier, Nicolas (1967- )

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  • 1967-

Born in Montréal in 1967, Nicolas Baier studied at Concordia University. He has shown his work since 1992. He is representd by the René Blouin Gallery ( Montréal) and Jessica Bradley ART + PROJECTS (Toronto). He was awarded in 2000 the Pierre-Ayot Prize, Excellence in Montréal visual art creations, by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) and the Service du développement culturel et de la qualité du milieu de vie de la Ville de Montréal. He lives and works in Montréal.

Bates, Catherine Young (1934- )

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  • 1934-

Catherine Bates is a Canadian artist working in Montréal and Georgeville, Québec. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, she obtained her degree in Art and Archeology from Victoria College, University of Toronto. After further painting and printmaking studies in the United States and England, she completed her Master of Education at McGill University.
She was a professor in the Fine Arts Department of Dawson College until 2002, and wrote as art critic for the Montréal Star newspaper and several periodical magazines such as "Canadian Art" and "Art News". Her book of poetry , "Counterpane: Poems and Drawings", was published by Ken Hertz. She was elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 2001.

As well as studio work, Bates also travelled extensively as "plein air" painter in the United States, Ontario's Georgian Bay and very widely in her adopted home of Québec, particualary the Charlevoix and Gaspé regions. She was awarded several residencies at Taos and at Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, and at Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, and made two trips to the Arctic to paint. She taught at the American School in Switzerland in the summer of 2001. References to the environment are frequent and are most evident in the symbolism of her "Icarus" series.

The region of Lake Memphremagog has long been a favourite area and has led to inspiraiton from the local landscape, especially Owl's Head Mountain. She loves to paint still lifes as well, often combining them with landscape.

Monique Nadeau-Saumier, Phd.

Baskerville, William Hector

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W.H. Baskerville graduated from Bishop's University in 1939. He was born in Ottawa, November 7, 1914 and was known affectionately by his boyhood nickname "Count". He did not marry and outlived all his family members. His gentle, thoughtful disposition earned him a host of friends, many of whom he also outlived. As a little boy, Bill's family lived in Ottawa's Sandy Hill neighbourhood, where one of his friends was Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King who lived nearby and frequently walked his dog past Bill's house. It was said that "the two Bills" walked together frequently. Bill the "Count", attended Ashbury College in Ottawa, then Bishop's University in Lennoxville, QC, graduating in 1939. He was working as a graduate student at McGill University when World War II broke out. He immediately tried to enlist at each of the Canadian Armed Forces but was unsuccessful due to poor vision. Two years later, however, he was finally accepted by Britain's Royal Air Force to serve in the newly formed Ferry Command at Dorval, QC. Thereafter, service with the RAF took him to Labrador, Greenland, North Carolina, Bermuda, Morocco and Hawaii where he ran various RAF support facilities. Upon discharge at war's end, he worked for several aircraft-related businesses in Montreal, ending up with Aero engine builder Pratt & Whitney. He retired as Senior Benefits Specialist in 1977. He returned to Ottawa where his older brother Patrick lived. After his brother's death in 1986, he lived on his own and spent many happy winters in the West Indies. Later he moved to Blackburn Lodge in Ottawa where he made new friends. In August 2013 he entered The Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa. He died December 20, 2017 at the age of 103, and is buried at Notre-Dame of Ottawa Cemetery.

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