Ken Macdonald ’70, October 13, 2017
Miss Ridley served the College and its students with great distinction. One of the enduring joys of Catharine's life was the immense pride she took in Huron students both while they studied at the College and later as alumni. All students admitted to Huron were special to her and she remembered every student's name. Catharine has said, on many occasions of Huron alumni, "I am so proud of them - they have all done so well."
In 1991, Catharine was made an Honorary Fellow of Huron. She was also honoured in 2003 with a portrait unveiled in Huron's Great Hall in appreciation of her many years of dedicated service.
We invite you to share any memories and stories of Catharine and what she meant in your life and that of the College community. Please email Ken Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org with your memories and stories, or mail them to Ken at the address indicated below.
Dr. John S. Winder served the Huron community with such distinction over many years. He was a great friend of Huron and an Honorary Fellow of the College. The Huron community mourns his loss. In his lifetime Dr. Winder established The Maude and John Winder Bursary Fund which provides financial assistance for Huron students who otherwise might not be able to attend university on the basis of family income.
The Alex Veresezan Memorial Bursary Fund has been established in honour and memory of Alex, a proud Huron student who very sadly passed away on February 11, 2010 in his first year of studies at the College after a courageous battle with cancer.
Alex believed strongly in the value of education and how it can help people make meaningful choices in life. He loved the study of English, History and Philosophy in particular and had the opportunity to enjoy orientation week and thrive in the first month of classes in September before he could no longer continue due to his illness. He remained full of strength and courage, however, with the love and support of his parents Alexa and Marius and his many friends.
In thanksgiving for and to honour Alex's life, The Alex Veresezan Memorial Bursary Fund has been established at Huron. Alex's memory will always be part of the Huron community, and the Bursary in his name will be awarded each year to a deserving Huron student who may not otherwise be able to attend Huron without this financial assistance. Just as Alex appreciated the opportunities given to him by a Huron education, so this bursary in his name will help others. It will be awarded to a student graduating from Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School in London, Ontario or, if no student otherwise qualifies, to another full-time registered Huron student.
Kevin Ross was a third-year student at Huron University College, where he thrived and was much valued as a student, friend and active member of the community. Kevin passed away on December 29, 2006.
In thanksgiving for and to honour Kevin's life, The Kevin Ross Memorial Bursary Fund has been established at Huron. Kevin's memory will always be part of the Huron community, and the Bursary in his name will be awarded each year to a deserving Huron student who may not otherwise be able to attend Huron without this financial assistance, and who exemplifies the qualities which so distinguished Kevin at Huron and for which he will be so fondly remembered and celebrated: his active involvement in the Huron community, his all-round abilities, and his loyal and caring approach to those around him.
Barry graduated fr om the Faculty of Arts and Social Science in 1966. He was a member of the Executive Board, trustee of the Huron University College Foundation and co-chair of The Campaign for Huron. Barry and his wife Gayle have three children who themselves are Huron graduates: Tucker ('00), Britt ('02), and Morgan ('05).
Barry's outstanding leadership and dedication to the College's well-being meant so much to the Huron community, and he will be greatly missed by its alumni and friends.
The following is the obituary as it appeared in The Globe & Mail on October 2, 2009:
BARRY T. GRANT With his family by his side, Barry passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, after a long battle with esophagus cancer. Survived by his loving wife Gayle (Nurse Betty), adoring sons Britt, Tucker, daughter Morgan and his faithful pet Bacardi. Barry attended Upper Canada College, then Huron University College and got his law degree at Osgood Hall.
He first practiced with White Bristol Beck, then Stapells and Sewell and finally, Blaney, McMurty LLP with his devoted secretary Olga Chortyk of 19 years, wh ere he became Managing Partner. Barry loved squash and was a member of the Canadian Jester's Club since 1985 and the Chairman for a number of years. Barry was a member of the Kappa Alfa Literary Society, Rosedale Golf Club, The Granite Club, Lake of Bays Sailing Club, Pine Ridge Ski Club and the Cambridge Club. He was an active member of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church wh ere he sat on the Stewardship Committee. Barry was on the Huron College University executive board, as well as the foundation and the co-chair of the capital campaign.
He was always full of life and together with Gayle, travelled the world and never let life pass him by. A memorial service will be held at TIMOTHY EATON MEMORIAL CHURCH, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to Huron University College Foundation, 1349 Western Road, London N6G 1H3 or Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (M4V 1R5). Condolences and memories may be for warded through www.humphreymiles.com
The following is the obituary as it appeared on www.corbettfuneralhome.ca on July 16, 2011:
BREWER, Rev. Arthur G., B.A. L. Th -
Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday July 16, 2011 in his 79th year. Arthur was born in Guelph Ontario on August 29, 1932 to George and Mabel Brewer (nee Walton). When he was 10 years old the family moved to Galt. He attended Manchester Public School and Galt Collegiate Institute. After graduation and working for several years he attended Huron College at the University of Western Ontario. He graduated from Western with a B.A. in 1959 and from Huron College with an L. Th in 1962.
He was ordained Deacon on May 23, 1962 after attending a course in Boston. That summer he began his parish ministry as Assistant Curate at St. John the Evangelist church in Ottawa. The rest of his active ministry was in the Diocese of Ottawa. Moving to Cambridge to be closer to his sister, he did interim ministry in several parishes in the Diocese of Huron. In 2002 he became Honorary Assistant Priest at Trinity Anglican Church in Cambridge.
Arthur is survived by his sister Helen Jackson and her husband Richard, his nephews David and Steven Jackson, his niece Katherine Jackson and his two great nephews Cassady and Connor.
Resting at Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Rd., Cambridge wh ere the family will receive friends on Tuesday July 19, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Followed by a Celebration of Father Arthur’s life and ministry at the church on Wednesday July 20 at 3 pm. Cremation to follow. An interment of cremated remains will take place at Trinity Anglican Cemetery at a later date.
The Rev’d Arthur G. Brewer established The Rev’d Arthur G. Brewer Bursary in 2005. The bursary provides financial assistance for theological students who have demonstrated financial need, and who are from Ontario. In appreciation of The Rev’d Arthur G. Brewer’s life, you may wish, at the family’s invitation, to make a gift in his memory. Your gift will help ensure Mr. Brewer’s bursary continues to provide opportunities for Huron theology students now and in the future.
He loved hockey and was known to be respectful to coaches, teammates, competitors and officials. Prior to attending Huron, Shawn graduated from Ridley College in St. Catharines where he played varsity squash, earned top honours in Pilot Ground School, and obtained outstanding effort grades.
He volunteered as an admissions assistant and enjoyed taking prospective students and their families on tours of the campus. As a member of the Royal Canadian Cadet Corp, he participated in a proud Ridley tradition for the 100th and 101st annual inspection of the Cadets. Upon graduating from Ridley Shawn was accepted at six universities and chose to attend Huron University College. He was in his second year at Huron when he passed away.
To honour Shawn’s life, The Shawn Prendergast Memorial Bursary Fund has been established at Huron. The Bursary will be awarded each year to a student from Ontario in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science based on financial need. The Shawn Prendergast Memorial Bursary will be a continuing, permanent bursary at Huron. It is the hope of Shawn’s family that this award might help reduce the social stigma attached to people with a mental health condition. Consideration may be given to any candidate touched by mental illness.
Canon Dixon is survived by his wife Norma, son The Very Rev. Kevin Dixon, Class of 1987 (Diane), daughter Marylou Anderson, Class of 1972 (The Ven. Ken Anderson, Class of 1973) and their families.
Canon Dixon was ordained in the Diocese of Huron in 1964 after which he was appointed Assistant Curate, New St. Paul's, Woodstock. In 1966, he was named Rector of Church of the Advent, Ridgetown and Church of the Redeemer, Highgate (Kent). Canon Dixon held that position until his appointment to St. James, Windsor in 1970. In 1985, he was named to the Cathedral Chapter of Canons. He retired in 1987. The 1990s saw him as Honorary Assistant, Christ Church, Chatham. Commencing in 2001 until 2007, Canon Dixon served as Honorary Assistant at St. James Westminster, London.
In appreciation of Canon Dixon’s life and to honour his ministry, the family has established The Canon Lewis Dixon Memorial Bursary at Huron University College. The bursary will provide financial assistance for theological students who have demonstrated financial need.
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