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Volume 37, Number 1, Spring 1993 

For the third time in eleven years the 
St. Andrew's first hockey team travelled to 
Northern Ontario and won the provincial 
hockey championship. The Andrean 
congratulates all concerned with this 
tremendous accomplishment: 

Marc Belliveau 

Scott Bonnell 

Geoff Brennagh 

James Brown 

James Clarke 

Sean Connelly 

Steve Mantrop 

Craig McFarlane 

Brian McKague 

Nick McQuire 

Charlie Perowne 

Fred Perowne 

Jason Reid 

D'Arcy Sweet 

Matt Thome 

Alex von Arb 

Andrew Wilson 


Al Dunford 

Stephen Kimmerer 

David Galajda 

Athletic David Barnes 

Therapists: Rob Wynen 

Video: David Dawson 


r: Bernie Micalizzi 

On the Cover ... 

The S.A.C. Saints celebrate their first 
ever MacPherson Hockey Tournament 
Championship, on the 10th anniversary of 
the annual event. The cover photograph was 
taken by Ron Perowne ofjosten's Canada, 
father of Saints' players Charlie and Fred. 

Saints Win 
Ontario Hockey Championship 

The soft words of welcome 
from the Chief of the Eagle Lake 
Band will be remembered forever 
by the young St. Andrew's 
visitors. Chief Arnold Gardner 
proudly welcomed the first 
hockey Saints and the opposing 
team, the highly skilled Fort 
Frances Muskies, to the Eagle 
Lake First Nations Arena for the 
third game of the 1993 All Ontario 
Hockey Championships. 

After a scoreless first period, 
St. Andrew's centre D'Arcy Sweet 
stole the puck at centre ice and 
broke in alone to score. A few 
minutes later Fred Perowne made 
it 2-0 and effectively silenced the 
large local crowd. Third period 
goals from Perowne and Geoff 
Brennagh, combined with the 
shutout by Scott Bonnell, 
advanced the Saints to the playoff 
round. Earlier they had 
demolished Osgoode from Ottawa 
11-1 behind four goals from Nick 
McQuire, three from Perowne and 
a pair from high scorer Marc 
Belliveau, and followed that with 
a 4-1 victory over Denis Morris 
Redmen of St. Catharines. 

Coach Al Dunford would later 
look back on the Muskies' game as 
pivotal. "We played an 
outstanding hockey game. It set 
the stage for the medal round and 
established our momentum", he 
said. Fort Frances had been the 
host in 1982 when Dunford first 
coached the Saints to the 
provincial championship and 
"they wanted to repay us for that 
dramatic 3-2 win in their own 
Arena", Al continued. 

Dryden was the venue - a 
twenty-hour bus ride and a time 
zone from Aurora - for the 1993 
OFSAA hockey championships. 

Residents of the town welcomed 
the seventeen participating teams 
from all over the province. 

The Saints continued their 
march to the gold medal with a 
quarter-final victory over the 
London area representative 
Central Huron of Clinton. The 
defensive unit, led by Captain 
Brian McKague, continued to 
dominate. They had received a 
tremendous challenge when third- 
year star Jason Reid broke his leg 
during the March break, however 
rookie James Clarke stepped in 
and handled the pressure with the 
poise of a veteran. James Brown, 
named to The Toronto Star's first 
all-star team, and Matt Thorne 
were outstanding defensively, 
while Scott Bonnell allowed just 
four goals in total in six games 
between the pipes. 

Advancing to Saturday's final 
four, the Saints played text-book 
hockey in the semi-final to defeat 
Nelson of Burlington, while Henry 
Carr Crusaders of Etobicoke 
nipped Fort Frances 5-4 in 
overtime to set the stage for the 
1993 championship game. 

Craig McFarlane got the Saints 
on the scoreboard first in their 
quest for gold. McFarlane is one 
of the hardest workers on a team 
of hard workers. Less than three 
minutes later Marc Belliveau 
scored his 70th goal of the season 

on a pass from Alex von Arb. 
Period one was over and the score 
stood at 2-0. After a scoreless 
second period, the teams traded 
goals in the third. Fred Perowne 
got his sixth of the tournament 
with assists from his brother 
Charlie and Steve Mantrop. The 
Crusaders finally beat Bonnell 
with forty seconds left in the 

The third trip to Northern 
Ontario in eleven years produced 
the School's third OFSAA gold. 
Steve Kimmerer, who coached the 
Saints to victory in North Bay in 
1987 said, "The addition to the 
coaching staff of David Galajda 
who worked with the players on 
their strength, conditioning, 
fitness and diet was a large part of 
our preparation." Kimmerer also 
praised Al Dunford's hard work 
and long hours. Dunford 
deflected any praise saying, "In 
team sports, in order to be 
successful, the 'team chemistry' 
has to be right. This year we had 
outstanding leadership from our 
senior students and Brian 
McKague did a tremendous job as 
Captain. From the first tryout ... to 
the final whistle ... he led by 
example", said Dunford. 

The Saints final win was their 
fiftieth of the season against only 
seven losses and three ties. 
Unfortunately, one of the losses 
was to Nichols in the I.S.A.A. 
final, 6-5 in overtime, but the 
Saints quickly regrouped, 
refocused and won their third 
provincial title, a weekend which 
will be long remembered. 

W. J. Herder 

Saints Win 
The MacPherson Tournament 1993 

"That's a grand Scottish 

"Yes, it is Jack." 

"Will there be pipers?" 


"Can I get in free?" 

This is a snippet of a discussion 
that we had with a Scottish friend 
as we hurried across the playing 
fields, past the tall green building 
with the clock tower and through 
the Town Park. 

It was the evening of Friday, 
January 29th around 6:30 and the 
weather bitterly cold. This was the 
date of the tenth anniversary of 
the MacPherson Hockey 
Tournament, a showcase for the 
best teams in Canadian High 
School Hockey. Although St. 
Andrew's had hosted the event 
since its inception, the College had 
never won the trophy. 
Distinguished hockey playing 
schools such as Nichols of Buffalo 
and the St. Charles College 
Cardinals were prominent on the 

We hastened into the arena. 
Students of the College were 
assembled in great numbers. The 
Pipes and Drums marched 

Featured on the ice prior to Friday night's 

opening ceremonies is the S.A.C. Pipe 


Four members of the class of 1993 played 

major roles in the MacPherson 

Tournament win. (l-r) James Brown, 

Nick McQuire, Brian McKague 

and Marc Belliveau. 

proudly across the ice, stirring the 
crowd into a pre-game frenzy with 
renditions of 'Scotland the Brave' 
and other Highland offerings. Red 
banners and large red foam fingers 
indicated to our opponents who 
was to be Number One. 

In the feature game our 
adversaries were the Cole Harbour 
Cavaliers from Nova Scotia. Within 
seconds of the opening face-off St. 
Andrew's had taken the lead 
through a penalty shot by Fred 
Perowne, the youngest player on 
the ice. Despite the valiant efforts 
of the Cole Harbour goalkeepers, 
the result of this game was never in 
doubt and St. Andrew's emerged 
as 6-1 victors. 

We left the arena looking 
forward to the Saturday evening 
game, assured of first place 
standing in the Meagher Division 
based on earlier success over 
Ridley College and St. Charles 
from Garson, near Sudbury. The St. 

Joseph-Scollard Hall Bears from 
North Bay were a strong physical 
team. One of their more effective 
players was Claude Levasseur. 
Another notable feature of their 
squad was the term 'Missing Link' 
attached to the helmet of the 
backup goalie which led to some 
unkind conjecture from the crowd 
— Missing Ice Time — Missing 
Talent, etc. Lively support from a 
vocal crowd intoning "Good 
Goalie, Bad Goalie" and "it's all 
your fault," gave the home team a 
decided advantage. The formula 
of the Belliveau/Sweet/von Arb 
line backed up by strong defensive 
play from McKague, Brown and 
Reid combined with the stellar 
goaltending of Scott Bonnell 
carried the day by a score of 4-2. 

Pressure was now building for 
the "Final Game", a match which 

Brian McKague, Captain of the Saints, 

accepts the MacPherson Trophy 

from the Headmaster. 

pitted the Saints against our 
Independent School rival Nichols. 
That school, with its excellent 
hockey tradition, had always 
produced speedy teams with high 
quality passing. Veteran Coach 
Frank Sacheli and colourful 
Manager Howard Saperston Jr. 

Saints Win 
The MacPherson Tournament 1993 

Marc Belliveau accepts the J.P. 

McClocklin Most Valuable Player Award 

from Jim Herder '64. 

plotted the return of the 
MacPherson Trophy to Buffalo on 
the same day as the Bills took on 
the Cowboys in the Super Bowl. 
The final game was a seesaw 
battle, with the Saints taking an 
early lead on a goal which saw the 
Nichols keeper caught underneath 
players at the side of his net. After 
this, Nichols stormed back to 
score two in the second period. 
The feisty play of their Captain, 
Joe Curazzoto, seemed to upset 
the normally steady St. Andrew's 

defence. At this time the Alternate 
Captain of the Saints, James 
Brown, made some critical 
defensive moves which kept the 
local team within a goal of the 

The third period was intense 
and exciting. With just under nine 
minutes to go, Nick McQuire shot 
the puck into the bottom corner of 
the Buffalo net, tying the score at 3 
on a breakaway. Then, with 26 
seconds remaining in regulation 
time, McQuire was again the hero 
as he took advantage of a Nichols 
defensive lapse to break in alone 
on the right. From an unlikely 
angle he rifled the puck into the 
back of the goalie's skate and into 
the net. Even McQuire allowed 
that this was not his prettiest goal, 
yet it was the decisive shot of the 

After ten years of trying, St. 
Andrew's had won the 
MacPherson Tournament! For a 
decade, teams have appreciated 
the competition for the quality of 
the hockey and the diligence with 
which Messrs. Robin Fraser, 

Bob Baun was the guest speaker at this 

year's luncheon, (l-r) Greg Baun, 

Captain of the Saints in 1979, ]ason 

Baun '93, Bob and Jeff, Captain in 1978. 

William Laceby, Gary West, Stuart 
Swan and Jim Herder have 
organized the event. We were 
particularly proud of the Saints' 
coaching triumvirate of Al 
Dunford, Steve Kimmerer and 
David Galajda and the players 
who again proved that they are 
amongst the best High School 
Hockey Teams in Ontario. 

Who knows but we think that 
we may be able to entice an "old 
Scotsman" back to the tournament 
next year! 

P. D. Robinson 

The "Old Saints" were well represented at the MacPherson Weekend, 
with nearly forty Old Boys playing in the first annual "Red and White" game. 

Colonel Tilston 
A Tribute 

Following is the text of 
the Eulogy delivered at the 
funeral of Colonel Frederick 
A. Tilston V.C. by his 
friend Kingsley Ward. 

Each of us here today, 
Fred, along with your 
many friends around the 
world, holds a precious 
memory of our 
association with you over 
the years. 

Let the world know 
that today we pay 
homage to one of its 
great men whose 
courage, modesty and 
faith were inspirations to 
all of us. What a great 
pride you were to your 
dear wife Helen, equally 
so to your son Michael 
and his wife Helen and 
to your sisters Mary and 
Josephine. To your many 
friends, fellow war 
veterans, business 
associates, and people 
from all walks of life, 
including Queen 
Elizabeth, The Queen 
Mother and Prince 
Philip, you were our 
hero, a word you tended 
to shy away from. 

Your war veteran 
friends here today, Fred, 
will recall your period of 
training in England with 
your beloved Essex 
Scottish regiment. Others 
were with you in the 
Normandy battles and 
some later in Holland in 
that harsh winter of 1945, 
and during an even 
harsher period of heavy 

On Prize Day a student in each grade at St. Andrew's is selected to receive a Tilston Award which 

"honours the boy who, in the opinion of the masters, sets the best example in his class for effort, 

persistency and tenacity, in his studies and in all other School activities. " 

Colonel Tilston 
A Tribute 

fighting and soaring casualty lists 
in February, March and April of 
that year. 

In 1983, thirty-eight years after 
your victorious battle of March 1, 
1945, you returned for the first 
time to the site of your V.C. action 
in the Hochwald Forest. It was a 
serene woodland, but one still 
clearly marked by the scars of war. 
What a privilege it was for me to 
be with you on your memorable 
return. As you described that 
vicious battle, in your usual 
humble way, I could only marvel 
at the courage of you and your 
men and the fact that you 
survived — to which you jokingly 
replied, "Yes, but minus a few 

You and I made a number of 
trips over the years to visit "the 
boys who never came home" from 
both wars. One November 11, WB 
were in that famous World War I 
town of Ypres, Belgium; another 
time, in London. Standing back 
and watching you speak with 
some of your many admirers 
during these visits, I could not 
help but appreciate anew your 
rare sense of humility, patience, 
dignity and respect for your 
fellow man. 

It was there I remember telling 
you that certainly you must have 
been the gallant soldier and 
gentleman that Queen Victoria 
had in mind when she created the 
Victoria Cross. Your only response 
to that was your comment on your 
good fortune to have survived the 
war and that after all, the select 
few awarded the V.C. all know 
they wear it on behalf of the many 
others whose actions were equal 
to or even more deserving of the 

Some of your friends here today 
worked with you during your long 
business career with Sterling Drug. 
As you overcame the challenges of 
your physical injuries, so you met 
the challenges of the business 
world until your leadership 
qualities led you to the office of the 
President. Your modest comment 
about that achievement was, "I had 
a lot of help." 

As a philanthropist, you quietly 
supported many worthwhile 
projects. As well as I knew you, I 
never heard you mention any of 
these good works except the Burn 
Unit at Wellesley Hospital and the 
annual Tilston Best Effort Awards 
at St. Andrew's College in Aurora. 

The Burn Unit was especially 
dear to your heart. You were once 
asked if you ever felt sorry for 
yourself while in hospital in 
England or later, learning to walk 
on your artificial legs. Your 
response was that after seeing the 
plight of the men in the burn unit 
of the hospital in which you were 
treated, you could never feel sorry 
for the inflictions that were 
imposed on you. 

Among your many 
contributions to your fellow man 
were your efforts to assist the War 
Amputees of Canada. By your 
example you were able to assist not 
only other fellow veterans, but 
children and people of all ages 
attempting to cope with physical 

Following is a letter written to 
the London Daily Telegraph last 
Friday by one of your former 
Commanding Officers now living 
in England. It fittingly expresses 
the thoughts of all of us who knew 
you. It reads: 

Dear Editor: 

Your fine obituary to this brave 
man leaves little more to say. But as 
his Commanding Officer during the 
Caen Falaise battle in Normandy in 
1944 I had a special insight into his 
abilities and character. Not only in a 
physical sense was he a giant of a 
man but in character and Christian 
values as well. 

Firm, a born leader, with a strong 
devotion to duty, keen understanding 
of human nature and a wonderful 
sense of humour. These qualities he 
exercised with modesty on the 
battlefield and in civilian life. 

Lt. Colonel Peter Bennett, 
Essex Scottish Regiment 

Fred, you've now been called 
to enter the Headquarters of your 
Supreme Commanding Officer - 
you, still the giant of a man you 
always were, but young again 
now; and whole again now; and 
we hear your Supreme 
Commanding Officer's words: 
"Well done, my good and faithful 

G. Kingsley Ward 

Kingsley Ward is the author of 
three books: Courage Remembered, 
Letters of a Businessman to his Son, 
and Letters of a Businessman to his 
Daughter. Mr. Ward is a member of 
the Board of Governors ofS.A.C. and 
Chairman of its Finance Committee. 

Colonel Tilston 
A Tribute 

Former Aurora Mayor, Richard 
lllingworth, addressed the S.A.C. 
students on Remembrance Day, 
November 11, 1992. He paid a tribute 
to his friend and fellow war veteran, 
Fred Tilston:- 

He was called a hero, but Fred 
Tilston saw himself as a soldier's 
soldier. He seldom talked about 
his Victoria Cross and when he 
did, he shared it with those who 
fought alongside him in the 
Hochwald Forest on March 1, 

This eloquent man and 
unassuming hero died September 
23, 1992, in the veterans wing at 
Sunnybrook Medical Centre. He 
was 86 and one of the last 
surviving Canadian V.C. holders. 

Colonel Tilston was born in 
Toronto in 1906 and studied at the 
Ontario College of Pharmacy and 
the University of Toronto. He 
joined Sterling Drugs in 1930 and 
moved to the Company's head 
office in Windsor, Ontario. He 
became Sales Manager and later 
President with the move of 
Sterling Drugs to Aurora in the 
late fifties. He retired in 1971. 

While working in Windsor, he 
joined the reserve battalion of the 
Essex Scottish in 1940. A year later 
he volunteered for overseas duty 
and joined the Lome Scots. He 
rejoined the Essex Scottish about 
the time of the disastrous Dieppe 
Raid and became captain and 

He was wounded, once during 
battle school training and again 
during the Battle of Falaise Gap 
when his jeep hit a land mine. 

The Hochwald Forest defence 
line was heavily fortified by the 
enemy because it protected the 
vital Wesel bridge escape route. 

The Essex Scottish were ordered to 
breach the defence line and clear 
the northern half of the forest. 

The attack began at 7:15 a.m. 
and there was no tank support due 
to the soft ground. Tilston, then a 
major, was in charge of 'C 
Company. He led the attack across 
500 yards of flat, open country in 
face of intense enemy fire. 

He was wounded in the head 
but continued to lead his men 
forward under heavy fire and 
through 10 feet of wire. He silenced 
an enemy machine-gun post with a 
grenade and was the first to reach 
the enemy position and take the 
first prisoner. He was wounded in 
the hip but struggled to his feet to 
rejoin his men. 

His company was reduced to 26 
men, one quarter of its original 
strength. When the enemy counter- 
attacked, he moved from platoon 
to platoon organizing 
defenses and directing fire. 
During one of his trips a 
mortar round hit him in 
the legs. His legs were later 
amputated because of the 
wounds and his left eye 
was removed because of 
damage caused by 

On artificial legs he was 
an inspiration. Despite 
physical handicaps, he 
travelled extensively in 
Canada and around the 
world to promote the 
cause of Canadian 

One of his many 
interests was St. Andrew's 
College. The Colonel 
Tilston Awards were 
established in 1984 by 
Tilston and Kingsley Ward, 

a member of the Board of 

He loved Canada. In an 
address to the Aurora Branch of 
the Royal Canadian Legion, later 
named after him, in 1967 during 
Canada's Centennial year, he said: 
"Merely to think of Canada gives 
me a sense of what I call the glory 
of our vast country, and the glory 
of being and feeling like a 

Remembrance Day is not a 
celebration of war, but a 
celebration of peace and freedom. 
On this Remembrance Day, let us 
pause and remember the high 
ideals for which our soldiers 
fought and died and our gallant 
Fred Tilston, a soldier, an officer, a 
gentleman and a friend. 

R. lllingworth 

Dear Mr. Herder, 

As we discussed a few weeks ago, I 
am interested in establishing an endowed 
scholarship in honour of Colonel Fred 
Tilston, V.C. For many years Colonel 
Tilston has recognized fellow Andreansfor 
"setting the best example for effort, 
persistency and tenacity in all school 
activities". I feel that we, the recipients of 
the Award, deserve to acknowledge 
Colonel Tilston for his efforts on behalf of 
all Andreans. 

Please direct my contribution to the 
Tilston Scholarship, and it is my hope that 
Andreans everywhere will join me in this 
endeavor. I will be happy to help in 
whatever way 1 can. 


Ian Howey '87 

Colonel Tilston 
Memoirs of Dr. Donald R. Clark 

The operation was called 
"Blockbuster". We had been 
informed to expect heavier than 
usual casualties. I was out with 
the forward company of the 11th 
Canadian Front Ambulance, made 
up of two Medical, one 
Administrative and one Chaplain 
Officer with about sixty all ranks. 
The day before the assault on the 
Hochwald defences, we moved 
into position tucked in behind 4th 

Brigade and the Essex Scottish in a 
blown-out church and dug in for 
the night. Casualties were light the 
following morning. We were 
ordered to close up to be ready to 
move forward. Suddenly in the 
afternoon we were flooded with 
wounded. They were mostly from 
the Essex Regiment. 

I am sure that it was Fred 
Tilston's attitude of caring for his 
men that is etched in my memory. 

He insisted that we treat all others 
before attending him as he 
weaved in and out of 

Capt. Murphy, our unit R.C. 
Padre, who was a much respected 
Chaplain, arrived to attend to the 

Even though Fred's distress 
was most severe, his exemplary 
quality of leadership and concern 
for his men was evident. 
Recognizing this, Capt. Murphy 
said "this man is one of mine — 
let me comfort him until you can 
attend to him". He did so and 
Fred quieted until it was his turn 
to have his wounds dressed. The 
demonstration of a man's faith, a 
Chaplain Ministry and God's care 
unquestionaby contributed to his 
eventual survival. 

His care and treatment at Field 
Ambulance completed, Fred was 
loaded into a transport ambulance 
and evacuated. He disappeared 
into the night and into Military 
and Canadian History. 

Dr. D. R. Clark 

"Despite his natural modesty, 
Fred was a very proud Canadian. He 
knew his country was less a matter of 
victories and more the consequence of 
decent people coming together around 
a good cause. 

One wishes that millions of our 
young people could have been 
touched by Fred and his advocacy of 
Canada as a nation whose unity was 
won and could only be held through 

Douglas Fisher 
Legion Magazine 

St. Andrews . . . 

The Library Never Closes 

The students of St. Andrew's 
College are the beneficiaries of the 
most advanced educational 
networks in Canada. There are 
over two hundred individual 
workstations on campus. The 
school supplies one hundred of 
these machines. Yet, without the 
network to tie all of the 
workstations together, they would 
be an information archipelago - 
isolated islands. Instead, what we 
have at S.A.C. is a growing and 
diverse information culture. After 
all, we are not just connecting 
machines, we are connecting 

We feel it is important to use 
industry standard hardware and 
software. Our network software? 
Novell Netware 3.11. Our 
wordprocessor? WordPerfect 5.1. 
Our programming language of 
choice? Turbo C++ 3.0. Our laser 
printers? Hewlett Packard 
LaserJets. Our 30 new 
workstations? Dell 486P/33s. 
These names may or may not 
mean anything to you, but to our 
students it means that they can 
walk into virtually any university 
or office on the continent and be 
productive from the outset. 
Providing students with this edge 
is important to us. 

"So my son can work on the 
network from his residence 

Yes. Every residence room in 
the upper school has network 
jacks for each of the boys living in 
that room. This means that your 
son will not need his own copy of 
WordPerfect, for example, he 
simply uses the network copy. It 
also means that during study he 

can complete an essay for history 
class, print it on the LaserJet in the 
library, and then pick it up when 
study is over. 

If your son is a day student, he 
can 'dial in' using a modem to the 
SAC ENIGMA bulletin board, join 
a conference and read what other 
people have to say about a 
particular topic, and even 
contribute to the conference 
himself. An upgrade planned for 
the summer of 1993 will allow day 
students to access the network 
directly from home and essentially 
enjoy the same computer 
environment as our boarders. 

Our library never closes! 

CD-ROMs have the potential to 
revolutionize the traditional library. 
A CD-ROM is similar to an audio 
compact disc except that it stores 
data instead of music. Each CD- 
ROM has enough storage capacity 
to contain the entire World Book 
Encyclopedia. Many schools now 
have individual CD-ROM 

workstations in their libraries 
offering easy access to the 
equivalent of shelves and shelves 
of books. However, because these 
CD-ROMs are connected to 
individual workstations, only one 
student can access the information 
at a time. Clearly, the advantage 
here is not as great as it could be. 
At S.A.C our CD-ROMs are 
connected to the network so that 
everyone in the grade 10 
Geography class, for instance, can 
be researching map projection 
techniques in the World Book 
Encyclopedia at the same time! 

Furthermore, because our 
network operates 24 hours a day, 
students and teachers can do 
research at any time convenient to 
them - you can see why our 
library never closes. 

The Information Culture 
at S.A.C. 

The use of the computerized 
mail system at S.A.C. is an 
excellent example of our 
information culture. The mail 
system allows teachers to remind 
and notify their students of 
upcoming events; students submit 
homework over the network using 
the mail system; students working 
on group projects can 
conveniently communicate with 
their partners outside the class. 

The network, in fact, makes the 
whole idea of group work and 
partnership more interesting and 
viable. Students are learning a 
new way to experience 
community which complements 
our academic, sports, and extra- 
curricular programs. 

G. Dotninato 

Quit Ye Like Men . . . 

Iain MacKinnon '75 

Dear Jim, 

This is my story. The first six 
years, from 1976 until 1982, were 
like a long ping pong game until I 
got a firm diagnosis of MS. 

It was in the summer of my 
first year at McMaster. One day I 
started to see double so I made an 
appointment to have my eyes 
checked. My doctor showed me a 
model of a brain and explained 
that I may have Multiple Sclerosis 
(MS). "There is no cure. It may go 
away on its own; however, don't 
change your lifestyle." 

I graduated from University in 
1978 with a B.A. in Economics and 
in 1979 married the woman who 
gave me support and courage 
when the MS first attacked. We 
moved to Calgary where I got a 
job with Canadian Superior Oil, 
an ambitious job at a time when 
the whole industry was ambitious. 
I soon rose to customer service 
supervisor overseeing four 
hundred rail tank cars carrying 
liquid petroleum gas throughout 
North America. 

Calgary General Hospital has a 
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic where I 
learned MS is common and there 
was lots of reading material 
available — I was like a kid in a 
candy store! 

The simplest way to explain 
MS is to think of an electric cord 
with frayed insulation exposing 
wires and creating a short. In the 
nervous system, the 'insulation' or 
coating, called myelin sheath, 
breaks down and impulses cannot 
be transmitted to the brain. 

In the summer of 1981, we 
decided to move back to Ontario. 
We chose Waterloo where my wife 
got a job teaching sign language 

with the Waterloo County School 
Board. Although I was 
unemployed, I didn't expect to 
have much of a problem. 

The Waterloo Chapter of the MS 
Society has monthly meetings, so I 
went to one. There were lots of 
people there, some with the aid of 
canes and wheelchairs. I kept 
telling myself I'd never be like that. 

Later that year I was invited to 
join the Board of Directors and was 
associated with them for the next 
five years. This was the year for my 
first exacerbation. I tired easily and 
the doctor put me in hospital for 
ten days. 

In March of 1983, 1 took a job 
with the Independent Living 
Centre (ILC) and was responsible 
for the administration of a twenty- 
member staff. It is a community- 
based, non-profit, non-residential 
organization, the first in Canada. 

The Canadian Rehabilitation 
Council for the Disabled asked me 
to speak about the ILC at its 
Annual Meeting in the summer of 
1983 and my speech was 
subsequently published in their 
Annual Report. 

My first son was born that year. 
My plate was getting rather full 
and my body was feeling weak. It 
soon got to the point where I had to 
sit to get dressed. By the time I got 
to work I was ready for a rest! 

I stopped driving my car. 
Wherever I wanted to go, as long 
as it was within the city limits, I 
used Kitchener-Waterloo Parallel 
Transit (Project Life). 

It was now 1984 and, to relieve 
the boredom, I got my real estate 
licence. It was a real chore for me to 
climb the stairs in our four-level 
townhouse so we found an open- 
concept bungalow, an ideal house. 

I now needed a wheelchair. 
This was very hard to get used 
to. How I viewed myself and 
my perception of how others 
viewed me had changed. The 
words "you must seize the 
moment" came to mind. I took 
a computer literacy course to 
keep busy. 

That summer I got a 
motorized scooter because my 
arms were getting weak. By 
mid-summer, my second son, 
Greg, was now able to ride a 
little tractor. The three of us 
would go for a ride around the 
block. Ryan would lead the 
procession with his hike, then 
Greg on his tractor and Dad 
would bring up the rear with 
his scooter. 

I started a company, 
IMACK Financial Services, 
doing accounting and income 
tax preparation on the 
computer. I used Accpac for 
the accounting and Taxprep 
for income tax. 

I had another exacerbation, 
and was admitted to 
Kitchener- Waterloo Hospital 
for treatments. While I was 
there my wife and I separated. 

While I was with the 
Independent Living Centre, 
one of the programs started 
was an apartment project 
offering twenty-four hour 
attendant care for people 
living independently. I applied 
and there was a vacancy. 
When I was with the ILC, I 
never thought I would require 
their services. 

I wanted to build on the 
close relationship I had with 

(photo: Kitchener-Waterloo Record) 

Iain MacKinnon '75 was featured in the Kitchener -Waterloo Record demonstrating a page 

turner device from Next Page. His chair is controlled by a chin cup as shown above. 

my boys. I did the best I could by 
talking with them daily on the 
phone and seeing them weekly. 
When they were of age to play 
soccer, I went to watch. It didn't 
bother them that their Dad was in 
a wheelchair, as long as I made an 
effort to come and see them. 
After my wife and I were 

divorced in 1987, my focus was 
more on my business. By 1988 it 
had grown 345% and that was the 
year the Region of Waterloo 
Employer of The Year Committee 
presented IMACK Financial 
Services with an Employment 
Equity Award for hiring persons 
with disabilities. 

But now it was getting difficult 
to use my upper extremities for 
such things as using the phone, 
the keyboard or hugging my boys. 

I soon became a quadraplegic 
and stopped doing the tax portion 
of my business, cut back on the 
accounting and hired a person to 
input data in the computer. 

Since my computer was 
collecting dust and I was unable to 
use my manual wheelchair 
comfortably, I was assessed to find 
an appropriate wheelchair. The 
chair that was decided upon is 
operated by two batteries and a 
micro computer and controlled by 
a chin cup. Now came the task of 
using the computer. After a long 
period, a device called "sip and 
puff" was decided upon. Every 
function on the keyboard is 
created using morse code. The 
program is called EZ MORSE and 
it's user friendly. It's great — I 
now can express myself and use 
my computer which sat idle for 
too long. 

My occupational therapist had 
me try a page turner from Next 
Page. It does everything your 
hands do to turn a page. A door 
has been reopened — I am 
grateful for today's technology! 

I have had people ask me if 
there is any pain with MS and I 
replied "No". After taking some 
time to reflect on my answer, I 
would say there is. It may not be 
physical pain, but it hurts when I 
can't hug my boys. 


Iain MacKinnon '75 


Software Innovations 

Dan Davis '75 

Ironwood seems an 
unlikely name for a 
computer systems outfit. 
But, partner Dan Davis says, 
while clearing some 
ironwood trees, he 
discovered that the wood is 
both hard and flexible and 
decided "ironwood" was 
the perfect name for his 
fledgling software company. 

Davis started Ironwood 
Computer Systems Inc. in 
1979 after a private client 
wooed him away from the 
computer firm he was 
working for. He bankrolled 
the operation with a $500 
draw on a credit card. 

His assignment was to 
organize the client's 
inventory. Out of this 
evolved Forms Inventory 
Controls System (FIX), a unique 
modular software program 
designed for warehouses and 
operations that distribute items 
such as office forms, supplies, 
manuals and sales literature. 

Since then the company has 
been self-financed, and Davis' 
client list has grown to include 
Prudential Insurance, Aetna 
Canada, National Trust, Sears, the 
Canadian Imperial Bank of 
Commerce and Manufacturers 
Life. Sales are expected at $500,000 
this year. 

FIX helps companies keep a 
handle on what Davis calls "inside 
consumables". If you need new 
glue sticks, Davis explains, FIX 
allows you to know immediately 
the number on hand, the supplier 
and the cost per unit. The system 
produces an order on the screen, 
fills out a bill of lading and sends 
the order (electronically) to the 

Looking South: Dan Davis and his wife and partner Tammy say 40 

per cent of their clients are now in the United States. They sell 
software systems that allow companies to keep track of inventories. 

FIX also helps keep tight 
control on the use and wastage of 
business forms. "It's staggering 
how much it costs to fill up a filing 
cabinet with forms", says Davis. 

There are 3,500 business form 
distributors in North America 
generating $7 billion annually, and 
industry statistics show that $2 
billion worth of forms are wasted 
each year. According to Davis, 6 
percent of corporate expenditures 
goes on business forms. 

"One of the features of our 
system is that it tracks what is 
destroyed and helps identify paper 
wastage problems", says Davis. "If 
we can trim waste by 10 percent 
for a company, that's a big deal." 

Davis says that Prudential 
Insurance, in Scarborough, for 
example, has 65,000 square feet for 
form storage and has run out of 
space. Ironwood is helping this 
company minimize its storage 
problem. Arleen Heeley, prints 

service consultant at 
Prudential, says that 
before they bought FIX, 
they did all re-ordering 
and inventory control 
manually. "We are now 
able to satisfy supply 
orders in five days instead 
of two weeks. All the 
information we need is up 
on the screen, saving us 
time", she says. 

FIX is a modular 
system. A basic program 
retails for $3,000, but Davis 
says clients spend an 
average of $20,000 on 
network solutions. 

According to Davis, his 
Mississauga company is 
also making inroads into 
the American market. 
Some 40 percent of his 
clients are south of the border. 
"We are six months away from 
doubling our business in the U.S. 
These new deals will dwarf our 
Canadian business", says Davis. 
Ironwood now has an '800' 
number and plans to open an 
office in Buffalo to comfort 
Americans who are nervous about 
doing business with foreigners. 

One of the beauties of the 
software business, according to 
Davis, is that there are no export 
restrictions and thus lots of 
opportunity internationally. 
"Millions of dollars worth of 
information flies back and forth 
across the border and the 
authorities haven't yet figured out 
how to tax it", says Davis. 

by Donna Jean MacKinnon 

Reprinted with permission 
from The Toronto Star 


School News 


Gillian Foster 

The first year of the Spanish 
renaissance continues to flourish 
under the capable guidance of Ms. 
Gillian Foster who joined the staff 
of St. Andrew's in September 1992. 
Gillian graduated from University 
of Toronto with a BA. in Foreign 
Languages and Literature 
(Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and 
German). For six weeks each 
summer Gillian makes her home 
with a totally Spanish-speaking 
family in Salamanca, Spain, and 
takes courses at the University. It 
is no surprise, therefore, that she 
likes to write Spanish poetry and 
has worked as a translator. 

Ms. Foster also teaches Music. 
She is an A.R.C.T, and graduated 
first in her class from the Artist 
and Licentiate Diploma Course at 
U. of T. She has extensive 
experience in teaching both in 
schools and individual 

Her students and her 
colleagues are learning to 
appreciate her knowledge, skills, 
experience and enthusiasm. 



This year's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream — 
Shakespeare's enchanting comedy of magic, mistaken identity, 
reconciliation and self -discovery — ran from October 28th through the 
31st in Ketchum Auditorium. 

The experience of producing a Shakespearean play at St. Andrew's 
each autumn has come more and more to mean a sharing, not simply of a 
specific performance or production, but more specifically an obligation to 
provide our students with a chance to learn and grow, an opportunity to 
learn to distinguish between the universal truths of classical theatre and 
the opinion that so often passes for truth among writers of lesser insight. 

We have been fortunate in having the service of leading professionals 
from the Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival and the Royal Shakespeare 
Company. For this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed 
by S.A.C. drama master William Scoular, the cast wore costumes by 
Stratford designer Desmond Heeley, choreography was by John Broome 
(who choreographed the dances in the famous Peter Brook production at 
the Royal Shakespeare Company), and was scored by Allan Laing from 
the Stratford Festival. Stratford's fight director, John Stead, 
choreographed the fights, Ned Vukovic from the Royal Shakespeare 
Company was the vocal coach and Carolyn Horley from the Stratford 
props department supervised our boys in the making of props for the 
production. Matthew Flawn and Len Luciani from the Shaw Festival 
trained our light, sound and stage crews. 

There are few, if any, schools in the world where leading artists of this 
stature offer such encouragement and hands-on assistance to boys who 
may never before have spoken a line onstage, built a prop or operated 
lights or sound. Seeing it in operation is a profound lesson for young 


A Festival of the Arts 

May 5-7 at St. Andrews 

For Information Call: 727-3178 


School News 


Rob Giel and his wife Kathryn 
have a daughter, Madeline Leigh, 
born on her Mother's birthday, 
July 13, 1992; a sister for Arwen, 7, 
Duncan, 4, and Meredith, 2. 

Steve Rush and his wife Paula 
are proud to announce the birth of 
twins. Their daughter Colleen was 
born on December 1 and son 
Stephen, on December 2, 1992. 

Mike Hillick, Food Services Director 
at St. Andrew's College, and Ann Burdon, 
his assistant, are shown with The Biafran 
Award in June 1992. The Biafran Award 
is presented by the graduating class to the 

member of the S.A.C. staff meaning the 
most to their year. A donation for hunger 

relief is made in the name of the winner. 

The Award was donated by B.G. Sara, 
father of Jim Sara, class of 1971. 


April 24, 1993 
Dinner, Dance and Auction 

Call 727-4002 
For information and tickets 

Greg Shields (left) lias been teaching 

Science at St. Andrew's since 1988. Above 

he is presented with the championship 

Trophy as the first winner of the Annual 

Jones BBQ Croquet Classic, by the donor, 

Marke (Physics) Jones. 

David Gaertner (right) who teaches 

Mathematics and English was the top 

finisher among staff members in the 

annual cross country run, finishing sixth. 

Above, he presents the Wallace Cup to 

David Michael for the second consecutive 

year. The Wallace Cup was first 

presented in 1904 to the senior cross 

country champion. 


Mr. Derek Juglis is Assistant Headmaster - Academics at St. Andrew's. Each 
term, Mr. Inglis conducts an Academic Assembly to formally recognise the 
achievements of the students who have achieved Honours standing in the previous 
term's examinations. 

The Headmaster presents each student earning an average of 80% or higher 
with a Scholar's Tie. In addition, a student is placed on the Headmaster's Honour 
Roll and awarded special privileges for scoring 80% or better in all of his subjects. 

On the Christmas exams, ninety boys, or 21% of the student body, were 
Scholars. Of these, nineteen were named to the Headmaster's Honour Roll. The 
highest average at S.A.C. ivas 95.0% earned by Robert Burke in Grade 11. In 
Grade 13, five boys scored an average of 90% or better: Robert Leckey and John 
Sink tied for first place at 94.3%. The Headmaster's Medals, awarded on Prize 
Day to graduating students for top academic achievement, will be hotly contested 
in June 1993! 


Rhodes Scholar 
D. /. Thwaites '89 

Daniel Thwaites joins three 
other Andreans who have been 
awarded the Rhodes Scholarship 
in the past sixteen years. Co- 
incidentally the first two recipients 
were the elder sons of 1949 
classmates John Crosbie and Bill 
Lawrence. Both Chesley Crosbie 
' 72 and Gary Lawrence ' 76 also 
have younger brothers who are 
S.A.C. Old Boys - Michael Crosbie 
'75 and David Lawrence who 
graduated in 1981 with our third 
Rhodes Scholar Paul Stanborough. 
Paul's older brother Jack is a 
member of the class of 1979. 

Ches Crosbie was a Prefect, 
Captain of First Football, Editor of 
The Review and President of the 
Debating Society. He graduated 
from Queen's in 1976 and was the 
University medallist in Political 
Science. Awarded the Rhodes in 
1976 he studied at Balliol College 
in Oxford. Ches married Lois 
Hoegg in Halifax in 1982 and they 
were both called to the Bar in 
1983. Ches practices law in St. 
John's, Newfoundland and he and 
Lois have three daughters. 

Gary Lawrence was Head 
Prefect, Captain of First Football 
and First Hockey and won the 
Macdonald Medal. He followed 
St. Andrew's with an equally 
outstanding career at Yale, where 
he was a top student and played 
four years of Varsity hockey, the 
final year as Captain. In 1980 he 
won the Rhodes Scholarship and 
following his studies at Oxford, 
graduated from McGill Law 
School in 1985. He is a member of 
the New York State Bar 
Association, and is currently with 
Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New 

Daniel J. Thwaites '89 

Daniel Thwaites of Jamaica has been chosen as a 1993 Commonwealth 
Caribbean Rhodes Scholar. The announcement came following a 
meeting of the Rhodes Selection Committee held in December in 
Bridgetown, Barbados, presided over by Dame Neita Barrow, Governor 
General of Barbados. Daniel is the son of Rev. Mr. Ronald Thwaites 
and Mrs. Marcia Thwaites of Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at 
Mona Preparatory School, graduated from St. George's College Jamaica 
in 1987 and St. Andrew's College in 1989. He holds a Bachelor of Arts 
Degree in Philosophy from Queen's University and is a candidate for 
an M.Phil, degree at the University of the West Indies. He is studying 
Law at Campion Hall, Oxford, and plans to use his Rhodes Scholarship 
to pursue post graduate studies in political Philosophy and the 
Philosophy of Law. Daniel sends warmest regard to his teachers and 
friends at S.A.C. Daniel's brother Benjamin is currently in grade 12 at 

York City. Gary married Soon Ok 
Kim in the S.A.C. Chapel in 1991 
and they have a daughter, Jennifer. 

Paul Stanborough was a 
Prefect, CO. of the Cadet Corps 
when it won the Strathcona Cup as 
the best high school corps in 
Ontario, was the lead in the 
musical, and played rugby. Paul 
graduated in 1985 from Royal 
Military College in Kingston with 
an Honours B.A. in history. He 

represented RMC in Edinburgh at 
the International Debating 
Competition, and was Deputy 
Wing Commander. Following 
graduation from Oxford with his 
Masters degree he served in The 
Royal Canadian Regiment 
overseas, being promoted to the 
rank of Captain. In June 1992, he 
joined McKinsey & Company, an 
international consulting firm in 
Toronto. Paul is married to 
Elizabeth Jarvis. 


Looking Back 

25 Years Ago 

In 1967, Canada marked the 
Centennial of Confederation, 
and it was common practice to 
have a 'Centennial Project'. St. 
Andrew's was no exception. 

The boys at the School in 1967 
staged a Bazaar and Fun Fair on 
May 13. It was a resounding 
success. The Bazaar consisted of 
numerous ways to raise funds 
featuring money wheels and 
games of chance. The most 
popular booth was 'Soak The 
Masters'. With enough skill you 
could trigger buckets of ice cold 
water which soaked the faculty 
member. Other fund raisers were 
an auction, pony rides, trail rides 

and a car wash. 
The Centennial Project 
raised $3000 to furnish a young 
people's convalescent lounge at 
York County Hospital in 
Newmarket. The target was 
reached by a substantial margin. 

In 1967, Simon Hally of Aurora, in 
addition to winning an Ontario 
Scholarship, was awarded the 
Geoffrey P.E. Clarkson Scholarship to 
the University of Toronto and the Pat 

Strathy Memorial 
Scholarship at Trinity College, 
U. of T. 

William Chapman finished 
third in the Winston Churchill 
Medal - a communications 
competition open to all 
independent schools and 
sponsored by H.N.R. Jackman, 
Esq. (Mr. ]ackman is now Lt. 
Governor of Ontario and father of 
Duncan jackman '85.) 

40 Years Ago From the 1952 
Review. "... we have learned of 
perhaps one of the greatest 
achievements by an Andrean. It is 


Looking Back 

the appointment of the Right 
Honourable Vincent Massey, C.H., 
to be Governor General of 
Canada. Mr. Massey was the first 
Canadian to be appointed 
Governor General. 

In 1902, Charles Vincent 
Massey, at sixteen years of age, 
entered St. Andrew's as student 
number 221. In the last fifty years 
Mr. Massey has become not only 
one of the School's most 
distinguished Old Boys, but one of 
the truly great men of Canada. 
While at St. Andrew's he was one 
of the editors of The Review and 
contributed many articles and 
poems to it. He was one of the 
officers of the first Cadet Corps in 
1906. He was a good hard- 
working student." 

Mr. Massey was a statesman, 
diplomat, businessman, teacher 
and philanthropist. He spent his 
life in the service of his country 
and was one of Canada's finest 
Governors General. After a 
brilliant career in public life he 
died in 1967. 

50 Years Ago 

1942 found the School in time of 
war. The effect on the boys did not 
seem to be as great as during the 
First World War, but by the end, 43 
Old Boys had been killed. For the 
duration of the war, the kilt and 
red tunic of The Cadet Corps were 
replaced by an outfit which was 
extremely practical and more 
suited to war time. The new 
uniform was a glengarry, Gordon 
tartan tie, khaki shirt, brown belt, 
khaki shorts, khaki stockings, red 
flashes and black shoes. The band 
and the officers continued to wear 
the kilt and tunic. This uniform 
was worn until 1948. 

Ten years after retirement from St. Andrew's, Stan Macfarlane enjoys 

visiting with Old Boys, (l-r) David Dunlav '56 and 1950 classmates Chris Wansbrough, 

Douglas Worling and Roy McMurtry. 

75 Years Ago 

1917 was a grim year for St. 
Andrew's. The First World War 
was at its height with no visible 
end to the conflict. The Allied 
death toll was mounting and with 
each new report there were names 
of S.A.C. Old Boys. By the end of 
1917, 54 Old Boys had been killed, 
117 wounded, and 9 taken prisoner 
or missing. 17 masters and 521 
boys had enlisted. By the end of the 
war 106 Old Boys were dead. 

While overseas, the Andrean 
soldiers and officers received 
copies of The Review. In the 1917 
Easter edition an Old Boy writes, 
"... one day when I was having a 
scrap with six Huns, I got a bullet 
through my clothes and partly 
through my cigarette case and it 
went through my card, so I thought 
you might like to have it as a small 
memento. I have my old S.A.C. 
football sweater here, and it has a 
few holes in it that did not come 
from Rugby". 

On December 6th there was a 
dinner for Old Boys returned from 
the front. One of the boys was Ed 
Whitaker. Ed was eighteen at the 
time. Two years earlier he had been 
captain of the St. Andrew's College 

First Rugby Team, the youngest 
football captain to head a team in 
the Little Big Four. Ed returned to 
St. Andrew's having had both legs 
amputated as a result of war 

D. G. Worling '50 

Sandy Cantley (left) and Rod Mossman 

battle in the 1948 Senior (135 lbs!) final. 

Mr. Goodman (S.A.C. 1919-50) 

is at the far right. 

Each year the boxing ring was assembled 

in the gym, and under the watchful eyes 

of three judges the boys fought three 

rounds of three minutes each. 

S.A.C. Archives 


Looking Back in The Review 
Mr. Goodman 1919-50 

In 1919, Mr. Goodman 
succeeded Mr. Carmichael as 
Science Master at St. 
Andrew's College. The 
School was at that time in its 
twentieth year, and since the 
buildings in Rosedale had 
been expropriated by the 
Government for a military 
hospital, St. Andrew's was 
housed temporarily in Knox 
College on the University of 
Toronto campus. Success 
had come early to the young 
enterprise and the next few 
years were to be full of 
episode and adventure. 

Mr. Goodman's arrival 
marked the beginning of a 
new era. In the previous 
years there had been 
numerous science masters, 
some of them of outstanding 
scholarship and ability, but none 
of them had been willing to cast in 
his lot permanently with the 

St. Andrew's thrived beyond all 
expectations in the new and 
beautiful Knox College buildings 
and the attendance soon rose to 
capacity. Mrs. Goodman, who 
was in England with the children, 
decided after a few months' 
experience that prospects were 
promising and she joined her 
husband in Canada. The young 
master began to plan for the 
future and for greater efficiency in 
his department. 

In 1920 the School returned to 
its building in Rosedale where 
there was a laboratory of sorts. 
Plans were being made, however, 
for removal to Aurora where the 
new buildings would contain 
enlarged facilities for the teaching 
of Science. Mr. Goodman had 

H. E. Goodman, B. Sc. 


S.A.C. 1919-1950 

received his training at the 
University of London, an 
institution founded early in the 
nineteenth century by a group of 
educational reformers with a 
strong modern outlook. The 
University of London imposed no 
restrictions of creed or class and 
laid special emphasis upon the 
teaching of science, both practical 
and theoretical. From this course 
spread a gradual revolution in 
popular education in England. A 
new emphasis was laid on the 
necessity of scientific training in 
medicine and industry if England 
was to keep her place in the 
modern world — a lesson which 
Canada was not slow to learn. 

A Devonshire man by birth, 
born and brought up in the famous 

port of Plymouth, Mr. 
Goodman brought with him 
his beautiful country's 
traditions of clotted-cream 
and Lorna Doone. He 
remained a reader of English 
history, and, as he rooted 
himself in Canada, of 
Canadian history as well. A 
love of English literature 
made him insist upon correct 
English in the discussion of 
scientific phenomena. In his 
teaching Mr. Goodman was 
unremitting in his attention 
to detail; his pupils with few 
exceptions were uniformly 

In another field Mr. 
Goodman rendered a notable 
service to St. Andrew's. 
Soon after his arrival, closely 
associated with our much 
loved Harry Davis, he became the 
champion of cricket and the centre 
around which the supporters of 
that classic game rallied. He 
supported cricket as ardently as he 
advocated the utility of science. 
He enjoyed many triumphs with 
wonderful exploits of batsmen, 
bowlers and nimble fielders. 

Many generations of Andreans 
will cherish memories of Mr. 
Goodman's kindness and sincere 
interest in their welfare. Doubtless 
many will remember with surprise 
and much gratitude the ease with 
which they passed Senior Matric 
Chemistry! Above all Mr. 
Goodman will be remembered for 
the loyalty and affection he 
showed for his School in the many 
years he was with St. Andrew's. 

Percy f. Robinson 

SA.C. (1899-1946) 



Looking Back . . . 

Cyrille Joseph Laurin, S.A.C. 1922-27 

Cyrille Laurin and his wife Elaine. 

Cyrille Laurin, O.B.E., Bailiff 
Grand Cross, Order of St. John, 
mentioned in dispatches, 1940-45, 
recipient of Centennial and Jubilee 
medals for valuable service to the 
nation, and the Canadian Life 
Style Award and the Boy Scout 
Medal of Merit, came to St. 
Andrew's when he was ten and 
the School was located in 

Cyrille continued as a day boy 
when St. Andrew's moved to 
Aurora. "Every morning I would 
take the York Radial Streetcar up 
to the School and then back down 
in the afternoon. By the time I got 
home to Toronto I would have my 
homework done", he said recently. 

He also remembers when the 
Cadet Corps travelled to Aurora 
from Toronto by train to 
participate in the laying of the 
cornerstone for the new buildings. 
The Corps marched from Aurora 

to the School on the newly paved 
Yonge Street. "It was a blistering 
hot day and the heat coming up 
from the pavement, up our kilts, 
was unforgettable." 

Anxious to get into university, 
he made a deal with Mrs. Waugh at 
St. Clement's School. He would not 
smoke or drink and she would 
prepare him for university! The 
first year he got his Junior 
Matriculation and the second, his 
Senior. That fall he enrolled at the 
University of Toronto at age 

At University he joined the 
C.O.T.C. and after graduation 
joined Maclean Hunter Limited in 
Montreal. During this time he was 
active in the Militia and when 
World War II broke out he joined 
the Canadian Grenadier Guards as 
Adjutant. He held a variety of 
appointments overseas, returning 
to Canada in 1945 to serve as 

Deputy Adjutant General at 
National Headquarters, 
retiring in 1946 with the rank 
of Brigadier General. 

Following the war he 
rejoined Maclean Hunter in 
Toronto. In 1949 he was 
elected to the Board of 
Directors in charge of all 
Maclean Hunter consumer 
magazines. He was later 
appointed Vice-President and 
in 1964, Director of the 
Financial Post Division and 
Publisher of the Financial Post. 
He retired in 1968. 

Cyrille was largely 
responsible for the 
appointment of the Royal 
Commission on Publications 
and represented Canadian 
publications at hearings across 

He served as Chairman of the 
Markham Township Planning 
Board and later was Chairman of 
the Metro Toronto Planning Board. 
He was a Commissioner on the 
Metric Commission, Canada, for 
nine years. He is a Past President 
of the Ontario Council of St. John 
Ambulance, past Director of St. 
John Ambulance Association at 
the Priory of Canada and, after 
completing a three-year term as 
Vice-Chancellor, was elected 
Chancellor for Canada, 1978 to 

In 1978 the Order of St. John 
awarded Cyrille's wife Elaine the 
rank of Officer of St. John and she 
was made a Commander in 1982 
for her tireless volunteer work. 

Today they spend their winters 
in Florida and summers in 
Toronto and enjoy an occasional 
game of golf. 

W. /. Herder 


Looking Back . . . 
John Alexander Douglas McCurdy '03 

On a cold winter day eighty- 
three years ago, John McCurdy 
taxied his bi-plane, the Silver Dart, 
over the frozen surface of Bras 
d'Or Lake near Baddeck, Nova 
Scotia. With full throttle, the 
graceful craft, on delicate bicycle 
wheels, lifted off the ice and flew 
over half a mile. History was 
made. Aviation in Canada was 
born! John A.D. McCurdy made 
his historic flight that day in 1909 
and became the first British 
subject to make a controlled flight 
in an airplane. A month later he 
flew the Silver Dart on a circular 
course over a distance of twenty 
miles — quite a feat for those 
days! The historic, non-stop, 
trans- Atlantic flight from 
Newfoundland to Ireland by John 
Alcock and Arthur Brown came 
ten years later. 

John McCurdy attended St. 
Andrew's College during its early 
days in Toronto. Following S.A.C., 
he went to the University of 
Toronto, graduating with a Master 
of Engineering degree in 1907. He 
spent the following summer at 
Baddeck where he renewed his 
friendship with Dr. Alexander 
Graham Bell, inventor of the 
telephone, who had been 
conducting flying experiments 
with kites. 

That summer, the Aerial 
Experiment Association was 
created by Bell, McCurdy, Casey 
Baldwin, a friend from university, 
and Glenn Curtiss, an American 
who was a designer of gasoline- 
driven engines. The United States 
Government thought so highly of 
the new organization that they 
asked if U.S. Army Lieutenant 
Thomas Selfridge could join the 
group as an observer. The A.E.A. 

(l-r) Casey Baldwin, Thomas Selfridge, Glenn Curtiss, Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, John 
McCurdy and Augustus Post of the Aero Club of America 

built several planes and most of 
the experimentation took place in 
New York State, the location of 
Curtiss's machine shop. 

After the Aerial Experiment 
Association was disbanded, 
McCurdy and Baldwin remained 
partners. They had little success in 
trying to convince the Canadian 
Government of the military value 
of airplanes. Baldwin concentrated 
on the theoretical aspects of flying, 
but McCurdy continued to fly. 
Along the way he achieved several 

- he was the first person to 
send a wireless message from a 
plane to the ground; 

- first to fly a figure eight; 

- he set the record for the 
longest flight over the sea from 
Key West, Florida, to Havana, 

- he flew the world's first 
flying boat; 

- he won the world's biplane 
speed record at Belmont Park, 
New York, in 1910. 

In 1916 John retired from active 
flying due to problems with his 

John McCurdy opened the 
Curtiss Aviation School in 1915, 
with help from the British 
Government. More than six 
hundred Canadians were trained 


Looking Back . . . 
John Alexander Douglas McCurdy '03 

here for service in the Royal Naval 
Air Force. One of the original 
students was Philip C. Garratt, 
S.A.C. '09. Philip, while later 
working for the De Havilland 
Aircraft Company, won the McKee 
Trophy, awarded for 'Outstanding 
Achievement in the field of 
Aerospace Operations' in 1951 and 
again in 1966. 

McCurdy also managed 
Curtiss Aeroplanes & Motors, 
Limited, which manufactured 
two-seater training planes. 

In 1928 John McCurdy formed 
Reed Aircraft Company with a 
plant in Montreal. Later his 
company merged to form Curtiss- 
Reed Aircraft Limited of which he 
became president. At the outbreak 
of the Second World War he 

resigned to become Assistant 
Director-General of aircraft 
production in Ottawa. After the 
war he became President of 
Montreal Aircraft Industries, Ltd., 

In 1947, at age 61, he was 
appointed Lieutenant-Governor of 
Nova Scotia. 

John McCurdy was active in the 
aircraft and aviation industry all 
his life. He was honoured in 1953 
when the Canadian Aeronautics 
and Space Institute created the 
McCurdy Award for outstanding 
achievement in science and 
engineering relating to aeronautics 
and space research' and again in 
1959 when he was awarded the 
McKee Trophy, the most 
prestigious aviation award in 

Canada. In 1961, Jack T. Dyment 
'24, another distinguished Old 
Boy won the McCurdy medal. 

McCurdy and his wife 
Margaret were married in 1919 
and they had one son, J.R.D. 
McCurdy, and a daughter, Mrs. 
Philip Haddon. 

The Honourable John 
Alexander Douglas McCurdy, 
D.Cn.L., M.B.E., M.E., D. Eng., 
LL.D., Honorary F.C.A.I., died 
June 25, 1961, in Montreal. 

D. G. Worling '50 

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c or the past several years, the major reunion event at St. Andrew's has been 
'special year' reception and dinner held on campus in the fall. It is the Alumni 
feature event of Homecoming. Old Boys and their guests enjoy a full day at the 
School followed by the evening activities as guests ofS.A.C. 

Invitations are mailed in late summer. We hope, if it is your turn to celebrate 
your anniversary, that you will make a special effort to join us! 







Jim Herder (left) with Wes Miller, class 

of 1923 at the Annual Special Year 


Marco Beltran joined his brother Jose's 

40th reunion (l-r) Marco, Bill Graham, Jose 

and Bob Haynes all of 1953. 

Association President Bob 
Sommerville '67 presents 
Anne and Bob Bedard with the 
print "Riding the Rims " as a 
thank you gift for the evening. 



Jason Hammond, grade 7, joins in the fun at the 
Ladies' Guild face painting booth at Homecoming 92. 
Jason is the grandson of Mac Frost '40. 

Fred Holmes '68 chats xuith classmate 

Alex Dougall who travelled from Jamaica 

for his 25th reunion. 

A happy group of 73s: 

Sheldon Sturrock (standing) 

and (l-r) Byron Tames and Michael Higgins. 

Kendall Home '23 


Douglas Wood '18 



John Bassett '81 saw a lot of action in the 
Old Boys' net as the School firsts won 5-3. 
John MacMillan '90 defends Nick McQuire '93. 

Dagher Camil enjoys his day 
at Homecoming. 

Jack Mulchinock (S.A.C. Staff 1971 - 78) left, 
and Charlie Laing '77 helped Gord Ackerman 
coach the 1992 First Football Team 

John Bailey '79 and Mark Murphy '84 with Jim 
Herder at the Old Boys' soccer game in September. 
John and David Mair '78 came for Homecoming 
from their homes in Jamaica. 


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'19 Seymour Black died in 
Burlington, Ontario, on 
August 29, 1992, at the age 
of 93, following a brief 

While at St. Andrew's 
Seymour excelled at his 
studies and in his final year 
he won the Cooper Medal 
in Science. 

Following S.A.C. he 
enrolled at the University of 
California and earned his 
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 
1923, and his M.B.A. with 
Distinction from the 
Harvard Business School in 
1930. Seymour worked in 
the Sun Life Investment 
Department in Montreal 
from 1930 until he retired in 

He is survived by his wife 
Helen Jane and daughters 
Nancy Elizabeth and 
Heather Jane. He was 
predeceased by his brothers 
Beverley '19 and Ri4ssell 

Joseph E. McDougall died 
March 1, 1992, in Montreal, 
Quebec, at the age of 91. His 
wife Eileen died the 
following day. 

Throughout his stay at 
S.A.C. he was a regular 
contributor to The Review of 
both prose and poetry and 
in his final year was the Old 
Boys' Editor. In Lower VI he 
won the Chairman's Gold 
Medal and the Wyld Prize in 
Latin and in his final year, 
the Governor-General's 

Following St. Andrew's, Joe 
went to the University of 
Toronto and was one of 
thirty-five students who 
founded the humour 
magazine The Goblin. The 
magazine achieved a quality 
equal to any publication of 
its kind including the 
emerging New Yorker. Joe 
served as editor-in-chief for 
ten years until the magazine 
ceased publishing during 
the depression. In a career 
spanning over seventy 
years, Joe wrote for 
numerous advertising 
agencies and publications. 
He was still writing for the 
Senior Times when he was 

His daughter Judith wrote 
us that "her father always 
had warm memories of St. 
Andrew's — in fact, he used 
those memories for several 
of his columns over the 

He is survived by his 

daughters Linda Margaret 
and Judith McDougall- 
Sym, son William Graham 
and seven grandchildren. 

A. Macdonald Robertson 

'20 A. Macdonald Robertson died 
in Calgary, Alberta, in October 

Don was born in Calgary, 
N.W.T. in 1900, the son of a 
Calgary merchant. His 
father and R.B. Bennett set 
up a clothing store to outfit 
miners and new settlers. 

Don was educated in 
Calgary and came to St. 
Andrew's to complete his 
high school education. He 
studied mining 
enginereering at McGill 
where he met and married 
Yvonne Thompson. They 
returned to Calgary in 1923, 
where they raised seven 

Don spent a fascinating life 
as a pioneer. He mined gold 
in North Dakota and Idaho 


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and was involved in the 
early development of the 
petroleum industry in 
Alberta. He was responsible 
for bringing the first 
cracking plant (used to 
produce gasoline from 
natural gas) to Alberta from 
Texas. During World War II 
he was involved in the 
restaurant and food 
distribution industry. 

From the end of the war 
until 1962, Don was in the 
clothing business. 

Yvonne and Don were great 
lovers of antiques. 
Fortunately for the Alberta 
Government, they 
purchased a number of 
items sold at auction in 1942 
when Government House 
was released for use as a 
Veterans Hospital. These 
treasured items have 
remained in their 
possession and many will 
now be returned to the 
Province of Alberta by the 
Robertson family. 

Don was a generous man, 
helping friends and family 
alike. He made it possible 
or his son Gordon '55 and 
his grandson Alex 
Macdonald '80 to attend St. 
Andrew's College. 

Don's last years were spent 
in retirement in his beloved 
Calgary. His wife Yvonne 
died in 1980 

Dr. Ross Robertson died 
January 4, 1993, at his home 
in West Vancouver, B.C. 

Ross attended St. Andrew's 

from 1916-20 and graduated 
from Medicine at the 
University of Toronto in 
1926. While at S.A.C. he 
was a Captain in the Cadet 
Corps and won the Senior 
Fencing title. In 1918 he won 
the Christie Cup for 
proficiency in shooting and 
in his graduating year won 
the Cooper Medal in 

During World War II, he was 
with the Royal Canadian Air 
Force from 1941-45, 
returning as a Wing 

He was a pioneer in heart 
surgery in Western Canada. 
He was a Fellow and 
Founding Member of the 
American Board of Thoracic 
Surgeons. He received the 
International Thoracic 
Surgeon's Award for 
Esophogeal Surgery. 

Ross is survived by his wife 
Ethel, daughter Elizabeth 
and son Dr. Gordon 

'26 Albert E. (Eddie) McLennan 
passed away in West Salem, 
Ohio, on September 21, 
1992. Eddie attended the old 
school in Rosedale from 
1919-26 and was a Prefect 
and Captain of First Rugby. 
He spent his life farming in 
rural Ohio and leaves to 
mourne his wife Irene. 

'27 Albert S. Barber died 
November 8, 1992, in 
Waterloo, Ontario. He 
attended St. Andrew's from 

Albert S. Barber 

Bert, known as "the father 
of co-op education in 
Canada", was the 
University of Waterloo's 
first Director of Co- 
ordination — the title used 
in the university's early 
decades for what's now the 
co-op education 
department. He held that 
job from 1958 to 1972, and 
during those years was 
responsible for more than 
100,000 work-term 
placements. In 1972 Bert 
stepped down to take the 
less demanding job of 
Director of Career Planning 
and Placement; he retired 
in 1975. 

Born in Burks Falls, 
Ontario, Bert attended the 
University of Toronto and 
the General Motors 
Institute of Technology in 
Flint, Michigan, where he 
was a co-op student in 
industrial engineering. 

Bert subsequently spent 
twenty-four years with 
General Motors and then 
Union Carbide in 


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managerial positions 
involving sales, 
engineering, manufacturing 
and industrial relations. 

"Without doubt, Bert Barber 
counts as one of the 
founding fathers of the 
University of Waterloo," 
said Dr. Doug Wright, Dean 
of Engineering in the early 
years and now UW's 

Bert is remembered through 
the award each year of the 
Albert Sherwood Barber 
Medal, for "the student 
graduating with the most 
outstanding performance in 
the co-operative education 
aspects of the under- 
graduate engineering 

Bert is survived by his 
second wife, Marjorie, son 
Dr. Albert Barber '56 and 
daughters Marcia Cole and 
Susan Stampe. 

Millard Cornell died July 9, 
1992, in Toronto, Ontario. 

Frank W. Hnnnisett died in 
Toronto, Ontario, on July 15, 
1992. Frank attended St. 
Andrew's from 1922-27 and 
played goal for the First 
Hockey team for three 
years. He was on the 
Editorial Board of The 
Review, Drum Sergeant and 
pianist in the School 

Frank worked in sales most 
of his life and was a Life 
Fellow of the American 
College of Hospital 

He leaves his wife Lorinne, 
son Charles '50 and brothers 
Stanley '29 and William. 

'30 John Parker died on October 
7, 1992, in Tsawwassen, B.C. 

While at S.A.C. he won the 
Thorley Medal for shooting; 
was a Prefect and played on 
the First Cricket team for 
three years. 

Following graduation from 
Queen's University and 
Osgoode Hall Law School, 
he practiced law in Kirkland 
Lake, Ontario. 

During the war he was a 
Squadron Leader with the 
Royal Canadian Air Force 
attached to the British Air 
Commission in Washington, 
D.C. After the war he set up 
practice in Yellowknife with 
his brother Peter '33. 

John was the Crown 
Prosecutor of the North 
West Territories 
(Yellowknife) from 1944-58, 
the Justice of the Yukon 
from 1958-69 (Whitehorse), 
and was elected to the 
N.W.T. Council 1954-58. He 
had a special talent for 
dealing with native people. 

Rev. Govan Kilgour '41 

assisted as Minister 
Emeritus at John's memorial 
service which was widely 
attended by family, friends 
and business associates. 
John is survived by his wife 
Claire; children Nancy, 
James & Jane; brother Peter 
'33 and sisters Barbara and 

J.G. Housser 

'33 John Graham Housser 
passed away on February 
28, 1993. John leaves his 
wife Joy, daughter Anne 
and sons John '68 and 
Harry '73, and seven 
grandchildren. John was 
the son of Harry B. Housser 
'02, a member of the 
original S.A.C. student 
body beginning in 1899 

John worked in the 
investment business 
following St. Andrew's. In 
1935 he joined the Royal 
Grenadiers which later 
became the Royal Regiment 
of Canada. Two days before 
World War II broke out his 
regiment was called up and 
he served overseas with 
distinction. Captain 
Housser was captured by 
the Germans at Dieppe and 
spent three years as a 
Prisoner of War. In 1946 he 
was awarded the Military 
Cross and rose to the rank 
of Brigadier General in the 
post-war period. 


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He returned to the 
investment business and 
spent the rest of his 
business career in that field. 
Years after his retirement he 
was revered on the floor of 
the Toronto Stock Exchange 
as one of the pioneers of the 
investment industry in 

In the fall of 1990 The 
Andrean quoted John in a 
feature on Careers in the 
Forces: "The Cadet Corps at 
St. Andrew's gives you 
pride in yourself and your 
abilities. Your dress, and 
the way you act are very 
important, and the Corps 
helps instill these values. 
The discipline will last a 
great many years, whether 
or not you ever spend a day 
in the forces." 

John Housser was a 
generous supporter of 
St. Andrew's. The College 
was honoured to be 
remembered in the notice 
of his passing. In 
memoriam donations will 
be added to the endow- 
ment fund to assist 
students at St. Andrew's. 

'34 John D. Perrin died 
November 19, 1992, in 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 
age 76. 

Jack attended St. Andrew's 
from 1928-1934. He had a 
brilliant athletic record 
playing on the First Hockey 
Team for four years. 

Gordon Pipe '33 wrote The 
Andrean reminiscing about 

the 1932 football team: "... 
Jack was the kicking half, 
Peter Parker the 
quarterback and Gordon 
played tackle — that year 
we didn't win a game!" 

Following St. Andrew's, 
Jack studied Mining 
Engineering at the 
University of Manitoba and 
McGill University. He left 
university in 1940 to enlist 
as an ordinary seaman in 
the Royal Navy, was trained 
at H.M.S. Raleigh at 
Plymouth, England, and 
saw action on destroyers in 
the North Sea and in the 
Mediterranean. He was 
discharged in 1945 with the 
rank of Lieutenant 

Upon returning to 
Winnipeg, Jack became 
active in business and 
farming on his much loved 
Beaudry Farm at 

In 1955 Jack and his father 
introduced professional 
hockey to Winnipeg with 
the Warriors of the Western 
Hockey League, along with 
two Junior teams, the 
Winnipeg Braves and St. 
Boniface Canadiens. His 
proudest achievements as a 
hockey owner were the 
Warriors' Edinburgh Cup 
victory in 1955-56 and the 
Braves' Memorial Cup win 
in 1958-59. He was inducted 
into the Manitoba Hockey 
Hall of Fame in the Builder 
Category in 1990. 

Jack remained active in 
business as an investor, as a 
Director of Canadian 
mining companies, and as 
President of Harvard 
Investments Limited, which 
in 1979 purchased the Fort 
Garry Hotel. 

He is survived by his wife 
Marjorie; sons John and 
Marshall and daughter 

'40 Douglas Gear died 
November 27, 1992, in 
Cobourg, Ontario. 

At St. Andrew's, Doug was 
an honours student and a 
member of First Hockey 
and Rugby. 

Doug enrolled in 
aeronautics at the 
University of Toronto, but 
later changed his discipline 


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to medicine. He graduated 
in 1947 and established a 
private practice in Cobourg. 

In 1987, Doug was 
honoured by his local 
Rotary Club, being named 
a Paul Harris Fellow for his 

I volunteer work in St. Lucia 
over a period of fifteen 
Doug retired from his 
medical practice five years 
ago and for the past three 
summers enjoyed working 
as a physician on Baffin 

He is survived by his wife 
Margaret, son Jim '69 and 
daughters Jane, Judy, Susan 
and Carol and his mother 
Bernice. His father was the 
late Harry A. Gear, S.A.C. 
Class of 1919. 

William A. Kemp died in 
December, 1991. He was the 
son of C.A. Kemp, S.A.C. 
1903-09 and was 
predeceased by his brother 
Bob Kemp '49. His nephews 
Chris '86 and Gordon '88 
are also Old Boys of St. 

/. Dean Seaton died on June 

127, 1992, in Brockville, 
While at St. Andrew's, 
Dean excelled at athletics. 
He was a member of the 
First Rugby, Basketball and 
Cricket. In 1936 he won the 

■ rifle for proficiency in 
shooting and in 1937 he 
won the Christie Cup for 

During the war he served 

with the Hastings and 
Prince Edward Regiment. 

After the war he purchased 
Owen R. Davis Real Estate. 
His son Doug Seaton '69 
later joined the firm in 

Dean is survived by his wife 
Phyllis and his son. 

'47 Robert G. Beattie died on 
June 10, 1992, in 
Collingwood, Ontario. 

During his year at St. 
Andrew's Bob played on 
School Hockey Team. 
Following St. Andrew's, 
Robert worked for 
Collingwood Grain 
Elevators Ltd., first as 
General Manager and later 
as President. When the 
elevators shut down, he 
moved to Giffels Associates 
Ltd., consulting engineers, 
as Vice-President. 

Robert's wife Carol wrote 
that he always enjoyed 
reading The Andrean and 
followed the affairs of the 
College with interest. Bob 
was the brother of Allan '45 
and the late Donald '47. 

'55 John Loblaiv died at York 
County Hospital, 
Newmarket, Ontario, on 
December 2, 1992. 

Following St. Andrew's 
John went to the Ontario 
College of Art and worked 
as a freelance graphic 

He is survived by his wife 
Jessie, his mother Dorothy, 
sons David and Joel, 

daughter Lindsy Gregory, 
his brother James '58 and 
sister Heather. 

1 Cominski/ 

Manny Cominsky died 
suddenly on Thursday, 
March 18, 1993, of a heart 
attack at York County 
Hospital, Newmarket. 
Manny, a member of the 
support staff of the School, 
was well known to many 
hundreds of Old Boys who 
resided in Macdonald 
House during their 
Andrean careers. Manny 
joined the staff of St. 
Andrew's in 1963, and 
through the years was a 
friend of a great number of 
young men who came to 
appreciate his dedication 
and hard work. Manny 
was involved with the 
Aurora community helping 
annually withthe Skate-a- 
Thon to raise money for the 


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rthritis Society. Manny 
Cominsky was a friendly 
person who called St. 
Andrew's home. He leaves to 
mourn his sister Ruthie, of 
North York, brother Albert, of 
California, and a wide circle of 

One does not have to look far at 
St. Andrew's to find unsung 
heroes. One of the msot familiar 
and popular is Manny Cominsky, 
chief custodian of Macdonald 
House. A veritable powerhouse 
of a man who refuses to pay heed 
to the principle of conservation of 
energy, Manny has earned the 
respect of a long list of students 
and staff over his years of faithful 
service to the College. All have 
learned that if something needs to 
be done well, Manny is the guy 
to see. 



John Charles (Jack) Garre 
Christchurch, New Zealand, 
died suddenly on July 7, 1992, 
at the age of 79. 

In 1941 he came, 

to St. 

Andrew's as 



Master and 



year became 


Headmaster when Headmaster 

K.G.B. Ketchum, a graduate of 

the Naval College and a 

member of the Naval Reserve, 

was asked by the Minister of 

National Defence to become 

Director of Studies at the Naval 

College at Royal Roads. Jack 

was Acting Headmaster from 

May 1942 to the end of the war. 


In 1945 he was appointed to 
the post of Associate Professor 
of English at Trinity College, 
University of Toronto, and 
held that post until 1949 when 
he moved to the University of 
Canterbury, Christchurch, 
New Zealand. 


He was a Rhodes Scholar a 
brilliant author and lecturer. 
Among published works he 
wrote Letters In Canada. 

He retired in 1979 after thirty 
years as Professor of English 
and Head of the English 
Department at the University 
of Canterbury. He is survived 
by his wife Dr. Cherry 

Col. ]. S. Vanderploeg 
Trustee 1966-1980 

Jacob S. Vanderploeg, a former Trustee of the S.A.C. 
November 18, 1992. 

He started work in 1912 as a stenographer and after several jobs left 
home in 1914 for Kenosha, Wisconsin, for employment with The 
American Brass Company. In WWI he saw overseas battle service with 
the 32nd Michigan- Wisconsin Red Arrow Division of the U.S. Army, 
rising from Private to Bn. Sgt. Major at age 20. He was the recipient of 
the U.S. Victory (four battle stars), Pershing and American Legion 
medals; French Victory, War Cross and Chateau Thierry medals; and 
Canadian Centennial medal. 

After a postwar return to Kenosha in May, 1919, Jake was transferred 
to the Buffalo Branch in 1920, and in 1922 moved to Toronto as part of 
a team to start Anaconda American Brass Limited in Canada. 1 le 
became President of the Company in 1955. He retired January 1, 1966, 
after almost 52 years with the firm. 

Following his retirement Jake joined the S.A.C. Foundation in 1966 as 
a Trustee and served in that capacity until 1980. He is survived by his 
children 'Speed', Julie and Margot. 


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Lett Lumbers retired from the 
Board of Governors of St. 
Andrew's in the fall of 1992 
having served the school for 
over twenty years. 

Len attended S.A.C. from 
1920, when the School was 
located in Rosedale, until 
1927, at the Aurora campus. 

Len's business career was 
spent with Canada Wire and 
Cable Company Limited. He 
started in the Sales 
Department and was 
promoted over the years, 
becoming President & Chief 
Executive Officer in 1962 and 
Chairman & Chief Executive 
Officer in 1966. 

Len became President & 
Director of Noranda 
Manufacturing Ltd. in 1967 
and Chairman of the Board in 

In 1984 Len was honoured for 
his voluntary work with his 
appointment as a Member of 
the Order of Canada. The 
citation reads: 

The voluntary work of 
Leonard Lumbers, a leading 
company executive in Toronto, is 
impressive for its very wide 
range. Over the years much time 
and effort has been generously 
expended on St. Andrew's 
College, York University, football 
and rowing clubs, the Ontario 
Research Foundation, hospitals, 
United Appeal, the Ontario 
Science Centre, the Olympic 
Trust and the Canadian 
Association for Latin America. 

He is a Director of Budd 
Canada, Inc. and Wire Rope 
Industries Ltd., and Honorary 
Director of Canada Malting 
Co. Limited and Noranda Inc. 
He is also Honorary Chairman 
of Olympic Trust of Canada 
and Honorary Governor of 
York University. 

Len has seen many many 
changes take place at S.A.C. 

while serving on the Board. 
Most recently, he cut the 
ribbon at the Opening 
Ceremonies of the classroom 
addition to McLaughlin Hall 
and renovations to Dunlap 
Hall at Homecoming in 1985. 

On behalf of the entire St. 
Andrew's community The 
Andrean would like to express 
thanks for a lifetime of 
dedication to the School. 


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'40 Frank Williams and his wife 
Denise enjoyed a trip to New 
Zealand, Australia and Fiji 
Islands last November. 

'41 Bill Buchanan was appointed 
Lieutenant of the Royal 
Victorian Order in the Queen's 
New Year's Honours List, 
having served as H.R.H. The 
Prince of Wales' adviser on 
disability for the last ten years. 
Bill is chairman of British 
Rail's advisory group on 
disability, with emphasis this 
year on equipping trains and 
stations for the Channel 
Tunnel service for disabled 

Sandy McPherson visited the 
Shetland and Orkney Islands 
last year. Sandy lives in Picton, 
Ontario, and has had visits 
from classmates Scotty Rutter 
and Fred Hopkins. 

'43 Jim Knowles has been running 
a privately-held company and 
has built it into a multi- 
million-dollar enterprise. 
Royce Enterprises of Orillia is 
a leading Canadian 
manufacturer of wire, tubular 
steel and metal products with 
a growing U.S. market. The 
Company was founded in 
1968 and bought by Jim a 
decade later. He has turned 
over his duties as President 
and Chief Executive Officer to 
his son, George '78, a chartered 
accountant, who was formerly 
Vice-President of Finance. 

'45 Joe Taylor retired last year as 
part-time sports editor at the 
Toronto Star. He sold his 
newsletter The Fitness Report 
to Particip ACTION; it's now 
published as Active Living, 

"I have a distinct feeling there must be something very special in the air hovering over St. 
Andrew's which nurtures the type of fellowship we all shared during and after S.A.C. " 
So wrote hen Franceschini when he sent us the photo above, taken at his birthday party 
one year ago. hen delayed sending us the photograph out of respect for the late Duncan 

McKinley who passed away a month after the event, (l-r) hen Franceschini '52, 

Duncan McKinley '49, Chris Wansborough' 50, Terry Malone' 51, Dick Sutton '51, 

Frank Moores '51, Ralph King '50, Mike Ballentine '50. 

with Joe as editor. He lives at 
Blue Mountain with his wife 
Veronica, two dogs, one cat 
and too much garden! 

'47 Martin Opie is President of 
Duchess Enterprises Inc. in 
Victoria, B.C. He owns and is 
restoring a World War I U.S. 
Navy converted sub-chaser, 
The Duchess of Bremerton, one 
of B.C.'s classics. Charters are 
available to groups of 6-10 
from the Gulf Islands to the 
Queen Charlotte Islands and 
Alaska. Martin was an architect 
and city planner in the U.K. for 
many years. 

'49 Hugh Thomson retired three 
years ago and spent the 
following two years travelling 
in North America with his 
wife Jean. Some of that time 
was spent in Barbados and 
Trinidad doing projects for the 
Canadian Executive Service 
Organization. They now live 
in Stanstead, Quebec. 

'50 Dick Read was appointed 
Honourary Lieutenant- 
Colonel of the 48th 
Highlanders of Canada in 
August 1992 for a three-year 
term. Dick succeeds fellow 
Andrean John Lowndes '44. 


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Harold Anfossi has been been 
swimming competitively as a 
master swimmer for five 
years. At an international 
swim meet in Barbados last 
October, Harold broke the 
Canadian records in the 50m, 
100m and 200m backstroke in 
the 60-64 age group. 

Jim Laing '49 at Homecoming '92 

Richard Stone married Linda 
Piers on June 13, 1992, in 
Ottawa, Ontario. After forty 
years of mechanical 
engineering, Richard is in 
training to register as a 
massage therapist. The Stones 
moved to Toronto last 

'51 Chris Smith established new 
Ontario and Canadian 
Masters records in the 50 
metres freestyle during a 
swim meet at McMaster 
University in Hamilton, in 
June 1992. 

Chris took up Masters 
swimming three years ago as 
a member of the North York 

YMCA masters swim team. He 
also won seven gold medals at 
the Ontario Masters 
Championship in April 1992 
and four more at the Canadian 
Masters Championship held at 
Saint John, New Brunswick. 
Chris was captain of the S.A.C. 
swim team in 1951. 

Harold Anfossi and Chris Smith 

'53 Jose Beltran and his brother, 
Marco '56, visited the School in 
September and joined in the 
Homecoming weekend. They 
are both architects in Mexico 
City and are called on for their 
expertise in evaluation and 
appraisals of commercial and 
residential properties. Both 
men are members of the 
Masters Appraisal Institute. 

'54 Evan Schulman is featured in 

The Super Traders — Secrets & 
Successes of Wall Street's Best & 
Brightest by Alan Rubenfeld. 
Evan is President of Lattice 
Trading, a firm virtually 
synonymous with the 
development and 

The painting on the left of the entrance to 

Headmaster Bob Bedard's office is "Brigus 

South" Newfoundland painted by R.R. 

McMurtry, SA.C. 1946-50 and given to 

the School by a friend. The St. Andrew's 

art collection is growing - and the School 

is interested in adding to it with (tax 

deductible) Gifts -In- Kind. 

implementation of electronic 
trading. A chapter of the book 
traces Evan's career from the 
computer centre at McGill 
University in the 1950's to the 
current day. The goal of 
Lattice is to provide 
institutional fund managers 
real-time control over their 
orders via a single terminal to 
most electronic markets. It is a 
single footprint for managers 
in that orders can be 
submitted to those markets 

Jose Beltran '53 visited S.A.C. 
for the Homecoming weekend. 


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through most brokers, and a 
kit of trading tools, including 
the ability to make orders 
conditional on other market 
events. The result is that 
managers can fashion and 
implement their own 
proprietary trading 

Peter Smith is with Croydon 
Investment Agencies Ltd. in 
Vancouver, B.C., and 
welcomes calls from former 
classmates visiting the area. 

'56 David Dunlap attended a 
conference on international 
affairs in Mexico City in 
November and he and his 
wife Margriet stayed on to 
enjoy the wedding of 
Fernando Gutierrez '85, son of 
his former roommate, 
Fernando Gutierrez '56. David 
has the following advice for 
Andreans attending their first 
Mexican wedding: "Be in 
robust health, make sure the 
soles of your dancing shoes 
are in good repair and don't 
worry about going to bed 
hungry — the last meal before 
you retire will surely be 

'57 Carlos Kepke is a partner in 
the Houston law firm of 
Margraves & Schueler. Carlos 
wrote The Andrean that he is 
happily married with three 
lovely daughters, each of 
whom is attending, or has 
graduated from college. 

'60 Kirk Gardner has been 

appointed Vice President for 
Development and Alumni 
Affairs at Goddard College, 
Plainfield, Vermont. Kirk was 
formerly Director of 

John Legate (right) S.A.C. 1956-58 visited 

with Stan Macfarlane SA.C. 1947-82 in 

Kuala Lumpur. John was visiting Malaysia 

on a trade mission with the Federal 

Government acting as a consultant to 

International Trade Minister Hon. Michael 

Wilson. Stan reports a record number of 

Old Boy visitors in the past year including 

Peter Bedard '83, Bill Graham '53, Mark 

Hawley '83, David McTaggart '62 

and John Taylor '52. 

Development at the library of 
Johns Hopkins University in 
Baltimore, Maryland, and had 
served before that as the 
Regional Campaign Director 
for Hopkins for the previous 
five years. He had earlier 
worked at the U.S. Department 
of Energy and was the 
Regional Sales Manager for a 
division of General Instrument 
Corporation. He graduated 
from Johns Hopkins 
University and studied 
broadcast journalism at the 
Graduate School of 
Communications at Temple 
University in Philadelphia. 

'61 David Batten was recently 
appointed to a Personal Chair 

at the Institute of Earth 
Studies, University of Wales, 

Tony Campbell visited the 
School for the first time since 
graduation and was pleased 
with the fine mixture of the 
traditional and modern 
buildings on campus. Tony 
develops training programs 
for Deputy Ministers and 
Assistant Deputy Ministers in 
the Federal Public Service in 
Ottawa. He is Vice-Principal 
of the Advanced Management 
Group with the Canadian 
Centre for Management 

Bunny Gerrard established 
Gerrard Ltee, a marine and 
yacht design consulting firm, 
in 1989, on Merritt Island, 

John Pennal '64 and his son Geoff '94 
at Homecoming 

Carl Ingwalson is with the 
firm Phillips, Campbell, 
Haskett, Noone & Ingwalson 
in San Diego, California. Carl 
wrote The Andrean that he 
enjoyed recent visits with 
classmates Nick Oundjian in 
London, England, Doug 
Rowan and Dave Stollmeyer 
and Mike Brewer '88 in San 
Diego. Carl enjoys swimming, 


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snow skiing and desert 
backpacking, and is writing a 
book on the U.S. Civil War. 

'64 Laird Hibbitt teaches English 
and Special Education with 
the Ottawa Board of Education 
and lives in Nepean, Ontario. 
Laird and his wife Donna have 
two daughters, Jenna, 7, and 
Tory, 4. The Hibbits enjoy 
sailing on Lake Ontario during 
the summer months. 

Jim McCreath S.A.C. 1962 - 65 visited 
for a football game in the fall 

Bill Westfall, Professor of 
Canadian History at York 
University, gave an 
informative lecture to senior 
S.A.C. students on the 
Canadian Referendum issue 
last October. 

'66 Bob Ferguson visited the 
School in August and was 
most impressed with the 
facilities. He has been with Air 
Canada for twenty years and 
was recently promoted to the 
rank of Captain flying the new 
Airbus A320 aircraft on North 
American routes. Bob and his 
wife Julia have a son Tyler, 12. 

'67 Simon Hally has joined Punch 
Digest as Associate Publisher 
and Editor. Simon and his wife 
Linda have moved to Aurora 
with their daughters Nicola, 7, 
and Kristen, 5. 

'68 Michael Coward married Paula 
Marshall of Bermuda, August 
1, 1992, in Toronto. 

Fred Holmes visited the School 
for his 25th reunion 
anniversary last fall. He was 
appointed Chairperson, 
Humber College Advisory 
Board to the Certificate in 
Employee Benefits (CEB) 
programme. Fred addressed 
the annual meeting of 
American School Board 
Officers at Anaheim, 
California, on Canadian health 
care last October. 

'69 Steve McAdam and his wife 
Ann announce the birth of 
their daughter Stephanie Jean, 
on December 14, 1992, in 
Scarboro, Ontario. 

James Scott works for the 
Metro Toronto Association for 
Community Living. James and 
his wife Brenda recently 
moved to Burlington, Ontario. 

'70 Philip Manchee started a new 
business last year called 
Leather Services. Philip and his 
wife Penny have three 
children, Jessica, 8, Kyle, 6, and 
Hailey, 2. The Manchees live in 
Port Perry, Ontario. 

'71 Robert Boyd has set up a 
mining and financial 
consulting firm in Vancouver 
called Geographe 

Gord Dobbin has joined 
Investors Group in retail sales 
in Toronto. 

John Marshall married Laura 
Smith on January 22, 1993. 

Sandy Munro has been 
promoted to Vice-President - 
Marketing with Commercial 

Union Life Assurance 
Company of Canada in 

'72 Tom Amell is working in sales 
with the Forest Hill Village 
office of Johnston & Daniel 
Ltd. Realtor in Toronto. 

Gordon Hawke and his wife 
Jane had a son, John Gordon, 
born in Santa Monica, 
California, on January 17, 
1992; a brother for Heather, 4. 
Gordon is working with the 
Royal Bank of Canada. 

Tom Hockin '93 with his parents, former 

Headmaster T.A. Hockin and his wife 

Mary. Tom Sr. is Minister of Science in 

the Federal Government in Ottawa. 

'74 Andrew Eakins has been 

promoted to Trader - Foreign 
Exchange /Money Market 
with Scotiabank at their , 
Pacific Investment Banking 
Centre in Vancouver, B.C. 

Jamie McTavish and his wife 
Karen announce the birth of 
their daughter Cali Claire 
Flavelle McTavish on 
February 1, 1993; a sister for 
Tarn, 2. 

Peter Stewart and his wife 
Shelley announce the birth of 
their third child, Diane 
Kathleen Shouldice, born 
August 16, 1992; a sister for 
Michael Scott, 5, and Richard 
Leslie, 2. Peter formed his 


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own company, P.S. Type and 
Graphics Inc. in Oakville, 
Ontario. Peter and Shelley 
train and exhibit Golden 
Retrievers and Peter is a 
licenced Canadian Kennel 
Club obedience judge, 
licenced for all breeds and 
classes. He is working to 
become accredited with the 
American Kennel Club. 

Bob Topping has been 
appointed Canadian 
Managing Director of Buena 
Vista Home Video, the 
distribution arm of the Walt 
Disney Company. He is 
responsible for the 
distribution of movies from 
Disney Studios, Touchstone 
Pictures and Hollywood 
Pictures. Bob is located in 

'75 Paul Cheung married Dr. 

Chuly Lee in May, 1992. They 
were introduced by classmate 
Anthony Wu. Paul is working 
for De Beers in London, 

David Peters is now a finance 
professor at University 
College of the Cariboo in 
Kamloops, B.C., and has co- 
authored two books this year. 

'76 Gary Lawrence and his wife 
Soon announce the arrival of 
their daughter Jennifer 
Catriona in New York City on 
August 27, 1992; third 
grandchild for Jean and Bill 
Lawrence '49. 

Hugh Stuart has been 
appointed Managing Editor - 
Systems for the Toronto Sun 
with responsibility for 
implementing the editorial 

department's impending move 
to a paginated production 
system. Hugh joined the 
Toronto Sun's sports 
department in 1986 after six 
years with Thomson 
newspapers in Barrie and 

Hugh completed the Toronto 
Marathon last October and the 
New York Marathon in 

A University of Toronto 
graduate, Hugh lives in 
Scarborough with his wife 
Kate Tennier and daughter 
Emma, 1. 

'77 Bill Houston and his wife 
Teresa have a daughter, 
Catherine (Katie) Therese, born 
August 10, 1992; a sister for 
Connor, 3. 

(l-r) ]effBaun '78 chats with Gary 

Meagher '77 and Paul Bedard '79 at the 

MacPherson Tournament Luncheon. Paul 

coaches Ridley's first hockey team 

in the I.S.A.A. 

Gary Meagher is Executive 
Director of Communications 
with the National Hockey 
League in Rexdale. Gary 
graduated from Concordia in 
sports administration 
following his degree at Mount 
Allison where he played for 
the Mounties for three years. 
Gary and his wife Sara have a 

son Ian, 3, and a daughter 
Erin, 2. 

'78 Tony Armstrong and his wife 
Heather announce the birth of 
their third son, Dawson 
Connor MacKenzie on 
October 7, 1992, in Toronto; a 
brother for Briar, 3, and 
Thomas, 2. Tony is producing 
a show called "Cottage Life 
Television". He reported to 
The Andrean that he flew 
over the North Pole last 
summer and dropped a 
package containing, amongst 
other things, an S.A.C. crest, 
while working on a 
documentary which will be 
viewed this spring. 

'79 Barry Gray, his wife 

Veronique and son Lucas, 2, 
are living on a farm in the 
south of France near 
Carcassonne. Barry writes that 
"he and Lucas are learning 
French, tending the garden 
and searching for the Holy 
Grail (Le tresor de Rennes le 

David Shirriff married Sue 
Bowri August 8, 1992. 

'80 Glyn Jones and his wife 
Marguerite announce the 
birth of their second 
daughter, Emily-Jeanne, on 
February 3, 1992, in Calgary; 
a sister for Danielle, 3. 

John Sedgewick and his wife 
Helen had a daughter, Regan 
Patricia, born December 15, 
1992, in Toronto; a sister for 
Connor, 2. 

Ian Shandling married Clara 
Gonzalez-Martin on August 
29, 1992. Ian is an 
independent computer 


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consultant in Toronto. 

Peter Watler recently married 
Ingrid Piil and relocated to 
Malibu, California. Peter is 
working as a Process 
Engineer for Amgen, a 
biotechnology company. He is 
interested in seeing Andreans 
visiting Los Angeles. 

'81 Michael Bedard is enjoying 
his new position as Controller 
for Customer Service & 
Support at Sybase at their 
office in Emeryville, 
California. Michael lives in 
Oakland and welcomes visits 
from Andreans. 

Clive Davies is working for 
Lyn Car Products in 

Andrew Dickson has set up a 
general medical practice in 
Barrie, Ontario, following his 
internship in Kalamazoo, 

Peter Irwin and Jennifer 
Fenwick had their first child, 
Mary Olivia, on May 29, 1992, 
in Ottawa. 

Jim van Nostrand and his 
wife Lynne are happy to 
announce the birth of their 
second son, Jacob Emry, on 
September 14, 1992, in 
Abbotsford, B.C.; a brother 
for Ben, 3. 

Paul Sullivan recently 
qualified as a member of the 
Canadian National Biathlon 
team (cross-country ski and 
rifle shooting). Paul 
participated in the World Cup 
Biathlon races in Europe as a 
prelude to qualification for 
the 1994 Olympic Winter 
Games in Lillehammer, 


'82 Stephen Ardill spent the 
summer in London 
organizing last September's 
Molson Challenge hockey 
series between the Montreal 
Canadiens and the Chicago 
Blackhawks. He has accepted 
a permanent position with 
Molson in the U.K. as 
Consumer Marketing 
Manager. Stephen would be 
delighted to hear from 
Andreans living in or visiting 
England and can be reached 
at Mplson's Covent Garden 

David Dunkleman has joined 
Royal LePage Real Estate 
Sales in Toronto. He reports 
that he is very comfortable 
with their corporate colours 
— red and white! 

'83 Nils Clausen married 

Kathleen Kapper on August 
15, 1992, in the chapel at 

Geoff Crawford and his wife 
Sandra have a daughter, 
Melissa, born September 21, 
1992; a sister for Nicholas, 3. 

Members of the class of 1983 visited for 

their 10th Reunion (l-r) JejfTiemens, 

Fred Steinhauer, David Harding 

and Jeff Weir. 

Mark Vandervecht '83 with son 

Samuel and daughter Sarah. Sam is 

sporting his S.A.C. shirt! 

James MacPherson received 
his LL.B. from the University 
of Edinburgh in 1992. 

Steve Suarez has taken a 
hiatus from practising law to 
complete an M.B.A. program 
at the University of Western 

Mark Vandervecht and his 
wife Judy have a daughter, 
Sarah Rena, born March 10, 
1991; a sister for Samuel, 3. 
Mark's business, 
Vandervecht Carpentry Ltd., 
does major home renovations 
and residential framing in 
Toronto. The Vandervechts 
recently purchased a home in 

'84 Chris Jeppesen is completing 
his M.B.A. at the University 
of Toronto this spring. 
Brad Kerr graduated with an 
M.B.A. from McMaster in 


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Dear Jim, 

Greetings from Colombia! I'm visiting the home of Carlos Giraldo 
'28 whose name I read in last spring's Andrean, inviting Old Boys 
visiting Colombia to his ranch in Monteria. On my way south, I took 
him up on his offer, and, along with my British travelling companion, 
enjoyed a week's hospitality with Don Carlos and his gracious family. 
We've enjoyed several visits to the Giraldo cattle ranch during which 
we took part in an actual 'roundup'. 

Don Carlos regaled us with tales of his fascinating life at St. 
Andrew's; as an English teacher in the Hollinger Gold Mines in 
Timmins; as a champion boxer; as an employee of the petroleum 
companies which blazed pipelines through the jungles of Northern 
Colombia. All of this many years before I was born. The highlight of 
these stories came when a photo album was produced with an amazing 
number of pictures from S.A.C. in the twenties. Among these were 
shots of Prof. Goodman, a favourite teacher, as well as a photo at the 
family home of foe Dunkelman S.A.C. 1925-28 and one of Bert 
Maura '27, who must be related to my friend Chris Maura! Boxing 
was a sport very much in evidence during this period, and Don Carlos 
made many references to black eyes given and received both in and out 
of the ring. He even told of a football game against U.C.C. where he 
had to be carried from the field and enquired if that rivalry is still 

I'd like to thank Sr. Giraldo and his kind family for their warm 
welcome and generous assistance. Thanks also to Sandra Scott in your 
office for helping put me in touch with my 'Colombian connection'. 

Best wishes from the sub-continent! 

Skot Caldwell 

1991 and is now Product 
Manager in the Marketing 
Department of Moore 
Business Forms. 

Martin MacDonald is 
working in the hospital 
division of Eli Lilly Canada 
and was recently transferred 
to Halifax. 

Struan Robertson and his 
wife Danielle announce the 
birth of their daughter 
Catherine Marie Louise on 

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Carlos Giraldo '28 
and Skot Caldwell '85 

October 27, 1992, in 
Bowmanville, Ontario; a 
sister for Martin, 2. 

Erich Schmidt married 
Victoria Anne Cooper at the 
12th century church of St. 
Peter's in Hampshire, 
England, on September 19, 

'85 Sandy Mackenzie is a charter 
pilot and instructor with the 
Barrie Flight Centre. 

Juan Carlos Suarez has been 
working for Proctor & 
Gamble Mexico as a financial 
analyst since graduating 
from Industrial Engineering 
in May 1991. He welcomes 
visits from all Andreans 
visiting Mexico. 

Richard Thomas married 
Tammi Jones on December 
28, 1991. He is a pilot in the 
U.S. Air Force, but with 
cutbacks in the military, has 
been assigned to work in a 
Geophysics Lab at Hanscom 
AFB in Massachusetts. He 
expects to be assigned to a 
transport unit in 1995. 

Richard Wilson is an account 
executive in the advertising 
agency FCB/ Ronalds- 
Reynolds, on the Molson 
Account. Richard would like 
to keep in touch with old 
boys from his era and 
welcomes a squash game 
with anyone interested. 

'86 James Clarke graduated from 
U.W.O. in 1991 in Electrical 
Engineering and is working 
for CO. Williams Electrical 
in Barbados. 

Richard Cowles graduated 
with a B.A. from the 


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University of Toronto, and 
started his own graphics 
company, Artistic Innovation. 

Darren Mason continues to 
work in the family firm, 
Gallery of Fashions Ltd. 
Darren announces the 
opening of a new store 
called "Andrew's" in 
Hazelton Lanes, Toronto. 

Greg McGinnis and Liam 
Morrissey '87, both active 
with the Canadian Army 

Jim Clark '86 (left) and Michael Simon 

'89 of Barbados, visited with Assistant 

Headmaster Geoff Smith in October. 

Militia, were reconnaissance 
leaders last summer at 
Central Area 'Concentration 
92' in Meaford, Ontario, 
where they held the 
'Fantasians' at bay for two 
weeks. Greg is in second year 
at the University of Toronto 
Faculty of Law. 

Jamie Parker married Susan 
Houston in the chapel at 
S.A.C. on October 3, 1992. In 
the wedding party were 
Jamie's classmates Todd 
Greenham, Oliver Huh and 
Mark Cook. 

Stefan Paton and roommate 
Chris MacDonald are 
running their own tour 
business to the Exuma Cays 
in the out-islands of Nassau, 


Hany Tamil is a physio- 
therapist at a clinic in 
Brantford, Ontario. 

'87 Martin Devitt received a 
scholarship and is studying 
for his Ph.D. in Philosophy at 
the University of Essex in 

Mark Fell married Dawn 
Stubbs in Muskoka on 
September 12, 1992. Andreans 
attending the wedding were 
Tony Fell '59, Graham Fell '86, 
Mark Matthews '86, and 
classmates Scott Armstrong, 
Conrad Bona, Graydon Cragg, 
Ian Howey and Chris Irvine. 
Mark and Dawn live in 
Oxford, England, where Mark 
is reading law. He has been 
elected student President for 
one year at his Oxford 
College, making him very 
active in internal college 
affairs and giving him a great 
opportunity to participate in 
the University's business. 

Simon Murfitt graduated 
from Queen's with a 
B.A.(Hon.) in Economics and 
Political Studies and is 
working with Prime 
Restaurants in marketing and 
promotions with their East 
Side Mario's chain. 

Chris Stainton married 
Jacqueline Kennedy at the St. 
Andrew's College Chapel on 
August 22, 1992. Chris' 
brother Greg Walden '88 was 
an usher and classmate Paul 
Paletta was best man. 

Alfred Wilson graduated from 
the University of Waterloo 
with a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Applied 

Physics, with a Computer 
Science Minor. He received 
the Best Presentation Award 
for his research project which 
is on display in the Physics 
Building for a year. He was 
awarded a scholarship to 
attend Simon Fraser 
University to do his Masters 
in Physics and has moved to 
Burnaby, British Columbia. 

'88 Doug Caldwell has been 
working for three and a half 
years at Jasper Park Lodge in 
Jasper, Alberta, with one 
four-month break travelling 
in Australia. 

Ken Cameron graduated in 
June 1992 from McGill with a 
B.A. (Hon.) English. Ken 
received the Lionel Shapiro 
Award for Creative Writing 
and the Clark Lewis 
Memorial Prize for an 
original play that was 
produced at McGill 
University in 1991-92 season. 
Ken's play, Mrs. Talleyhouse 
was workshopped in the 
spring by Playwrights' 
Workshop Montreal and 
Bloody Knuckles was 
produced at Realite Jeuneuse, 
an Arts Festival, at the 
Maison de Culture in 
Montreal. After travelling in 
Europe for five weeks, Ken 
worked as Production 
Manager for the Port Stanley 
Festival Theatre last summer. 
Ken is now studying for a 
Masters of Fine Arts in 
Directing at the University of 
Calgary where he is one of 
two students awarded a 
Research Scholarship. 


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Mayur Desai graduated with 
a B.Sc.(Hon.) in Physiology 
from the University of 
Western Ontario last year. 
Mayur is now in the Doctor 
of Optometry (0:D.) program 
at Indiana University. 

Glenn Hant is working in the 
Aurora office of Prudential 
Assurance in Financial 
Planning and Sales. 

Rob Hiscox has been 
accepted into an international 
M.B.A. program with I.S.G. in 
Paris, France. He will 
participate in a sixteen-month 
program concentrating on 
international trade. 

Andrew Steffen graduated 
from Wilfrid Laurier with a 
B.Com. (Hon.) and is working 
on an M.B.A. at the 
University of Windsor. 

'89 Steve Cathcart is continuing 
his studies at the University 
of Toronto. During the 
summer of 1992 Steve 
completed his referee level 
four and is refereeing games 
in the O.H.A. and Metro 
Toronto Junior Tier Two as 
well as the Metropolitan 
Toronto Hockey League. 

Mark Ibbotson and Lianne 
Carter were married in the 
S.A.C. Chapel on August 22, 
1992, and are living in 
Kitchener, Ontario. They 
honeymooned in St. Martin. 
On their return route on Liat 
airlines the pilot offered to 
take their picture and 
informed them that he might 
need someone to sit in the 
cockpit. Mark waited 
anxiously for the plane to fill 

Mark Ibbotson '89 with Richard Peters '81. 

up and happily went to the 
cockpit. Mark commented 
that the Liat aircraft was a 
Dash-8 made in Canada 
where he lives. The pilot 
asked where in Canada and 
Mark responded "Aurora". 
The pilot said he knew the 
area because he graduated 
from St. Andrew's College. 
Mark, half way around the 
world, had met up with 
fellow Andrean, Richard 
Peters '8V. 

Michael Simon is in his last 
year of the Hons. Geography 
program, working in the 
Geographic Information 
Systems Lab at U.W.O. 
Michael's brother Robert 
is at S.A.C. 

Mark Tawil graduates this 
year from Queen's and plans 
to continue with his 
university education. 

Kevin Wietzes graduated 
from the Canadian 
Automotive Institute and is 
now in fourth year at 
Northwood University in 

Cedar Hill, Texas, taking a 
dual major in Business. 
Kevin enjoys Texas and plans 
to spend more time there. He 
sends best wishes to all his 

'90 Bruce Chin is in third year at 
the Business School at 
Western University and a 
proud member of Phi Delta 
Theta. He continues to see 
classmates Steve Creber, Todd 
Mank, Mike Mills and Grant 

Eric Jackson is studying 
English at Trinity College, 
Dublin, Ireland, and will 
return to McGill for his final 

Ken Ketchum is at Capilano 
College in Vancouver, B.C. 

Todd Thorpe is with The 
Canadian Hospitality Group 
in Toronto selling hospitality 
packages to large 
corporations. He travelled to 
Hawaii, New Zealand and 
Australia for a year prior to 
returning to Canada last 

'91 Cecil Lee is in second year of 
Pharmacy at the University of 

Michael van de Merwe is 
enjoying his second year at 
Bishop's University, majoring 
in business. 

'92 Toby Reid is working at Scotch 
College in Victoria, Australia, 
as a junior master. The school 
has a "similar setup to S.A.C, 
with academics, sports, cadets 
and extra-curricular 
activities". He asks anyone 
interested to drop him a line. 


Old Boys' News 
'92 Class University Whereabouts 


Jack Lord 

British Columbia 

Jeff Holliday, Rory Manning 


Chris Dixon, Tom Farr, 
Jeffrey Homer 


Matt Chisholm 


Marc-David Munk 


Shane Brett, Torin Buzek, 
Bradley Graham, 
Andrew Zwingenberger 


Dallas Wharton 


Courtney Powers 


Carlos Del Pino 


Wayne Lai 


Rob Mantrop 


Jon Ginou, Hilton Leung 


Robert Clarke, Raymond Chuk, 
Peter Lau, Jamie Watts 


Brent Riopelle 

Mount Allison 

Malcolm Ross 

Notre Dame 

Christian Stein 

Piedmont College 

Daniel Poarch 


Doug Andrews, Paul Arhanic, 
James Dennis, Mark Etherington, 
Ben Harland, Eric Lee, Ian Lee, 
Wayne Yow, Craig West 


Bruce Ellis 


Alex Boothby, Kevin Chang, 
John Herde, Lester Liang 

The School of Visual Arts, N.Y. 
Ian Marshall 

Simon Fraser 

Mark Shillum 

Southern California 

Darren Katie, Andrew Kawai 


Scott Armstrong, Raymond Chan, 
Keith Hui, David Kim, 
Richard Kim, Michael Kwong, 
Mark Maby, Shin Miyake, 
Willard Sing, Richard Ting 


Patrick Hung, Tyler Sandilands, 
Geoff White, Michael Worry 


Nick Collingwood, Michael 
DeAngelis, Jeremy Fang, Richard 
Fraser, Ali Khonsari, Ephraim Lam, 
Michael Li, Ken Magee, Carl 
Milroy, Albert Poon, Geoff Rose, 
Stuart Smith, Garrett Taylor, Eric 


Daniel Nelles, Jackie Yeung 


Allan Best, Mark Chan, Shiv Maraj, 
Scott Pepper, Rob Osborne, 
Brian Sawh 

The Andrean is published by 
St. Andrew's College, for 
alumni, parents and friends of 
the School. 


W. James Herder '64 

Editorial Committee: 

Stephen A. Harper 
John F. Housser '68 
David L. Rea '53 
Douglas G. Worling '50 


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Spring Term Highlights 

"RED AND WHITE" Dance at St. Andrew's 
For information and tickets call 727-4002 

Cadet Corps Church Parade 

St. Paul's, Bloor Street, Toronto, 10:30 a.m. 

Independent Schools' Music Festival 
Roy Thomson Hall 4:00 p.m. 

Old Boys' Rugby at St. Andrew's 
4:00 p.m. vs. School First XV 

Annual Cadet Corps Inspection 
Parade at 1:00 p.m. for 1:30 p.m. Inspection 

Focus: A Festival of the Arts 
at St. Andrew's May 5, 6 and 7. 

MayFest at S.A.C. 

Admissions /Entrance Day 
Please call Mrs. Petri at 727-3178 

Track & Field Day 
22:00 noon - 3:30 p.m. 

Ladies' Guild Annual General Meeting 
22:00 a.m. Speaker: Mr. David Tomlinson 

Prize Day Ceremonies 2:00 p.m. 

Class of '93 and family members' dinner, 6:00 p.m.