Class Notes from the Fall 2020 Alumni Gazette


Graeme Goebelle, BA'59, was reappointed as a part-time public member of the Council of the College of Psychologists.


Anantha Kumar Konanur, MESc'67, and Gail Konanur, BA'78 (English), were married on Aug. 28, 1965, and celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this year.
Elaine Cougler, BA'68 (French), published her fourth book, The Man Behind the Marathons: How Ron Calhoun helped Terry Fox and other heroes make millions for charity.
Ian Newbould, BA'64 (Huron), was appointed senior consultant to U.S. Universities at The Registry, Peabody, Mass.
Ron Cougler, HBA'66, along with his son Kevin, co-founded STEM Camp Foundation to support STEM initiatives in K-12 classrooms and Women in STEM Awards in community colleges.
After a 45-year career in the energy sector, Stewart Behie, BESc'69, MESc'71, PhD'74 (Chemical Engineering), accepted the role as interim director of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, chemical engineering department, Texas A&M University.
Walt Cherwaty, BA'62 (King's), has raised more than $50,000 for various charities with his Golf Balls FORE campaign, started in memory of his daughter, Jacqueline, who lost her battle with cancer in 2005.


William A. Howe, BEd '77, received the 2019 Bassett Distinguished Humanitarian Award in October 2019 from Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Conn. The award recognizes those who exemplify the service and life attributes of Ambassador Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett, one of the most distinguished civil rights advocates of the 19th century.
Vicki (Ball) Simison, BSc'74, MCLSc'75 (Communication Disorders), met with her 1974 classmates for a reunion in July 2019. Four from that undergraduate class formed the first graduating class of the master's program in speech pathology and audiology.
Submitted by Sylvia Smitas, BA’79: On October 5, 2019, alumni friends met up in Kitchener, Ontario for a 43-year reunion. “Six young men lived together in a house on Victoria Street in London, Ontario from 1975 to 1976. After many emails back and forth, we managed to find everyone and get a time and place to get together. Both Sylvia and Pat were good friends of the group. Unfortunately, Graham Smith who came to Western from Bermuda, was not able to join us but we FaceTimed him. Times have changed since we were 19 or so. A few pounds, ten children, a few health issues, and grandchildren! We are lucky to all be healthy and happy! The guys are all retired, except Graham in Bermuda. Sylvia and Pat are both still working hard. We have so much to be thankful for meeting at Western and meeting like this 43 years later! (Photo left to right: John Hazell, BA’77; Brian Farn, BSc’74, BESc’78; Ken Speare, BA’76; Sylvia Smitas, BA’79; Greg Mavin, BA’78; Graeme Walker, BESc’78; and Pat Petch Hazell, BA’79)
In December 2019, Pat Camozzi, HBA'75, vice-president sales and marketing for Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts, launched his fourth self-published book,Hey Daddy!: This book is for you, a memoir and guidebook for new fathers.
Lillian (Scott) Salmon, Diploma'70 (Journalism), published her first book, Living Slim: A Canadian Woman's Way. She retired in 2009 after 18 years in communications at Toronto Public Library.
Kimble Ainslie, BA'74 (Political Science), published his second book, Selecting Rationality: public opinion, polling, civic engagement and campaigning.
John Stuart Durrant, BA'73 (Russian and Spanish), professor emeritus, Memorial University, was presented with the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation on Nov. 4, 2019, in the Kremlin, Moscow.
Ian Turnbull, MBA'75, has authored books on human resource management systems and privacy law in Canada. His latest, Human Resources Guide to Managing Information Systems, 2nd ed., was published in December 2019.
Donald McLeish, BA'70 (English), senior lightweight varsity captain, Mustangs rowing team, 1967- 68, is still rowing at age 80. Photo is the 2017 8+ gold Western Alumni sprints, with Don on the far right.
Bob Howison, DDS'78, hosted fellow alumni and former teammates from an intramural basketball team at Western in the mid-1970's called the ‘Bnorks.' They gather a few times a year and in February, they met to watch some NCAA basketball and play cards. Pictured are from left: Ray Bart; Claude Damiani, BA'77, MBA'85; Carlos Zigrovic, BSc'72, DipEd'74; Bob Howison; Brian Bulger, BA'77; George Grabowski, BA'76, DipEd'78; Ted Reczulski, LLB'80; Bob Hobbs, BA'83; and Moe Kuzemchuk, BA'76.


Mitchell Smet, BA'83 (Physical Education), BEd'85, retired from his position as a secondary school vice-principal in 2016 and is now a professor of business mathematics at Cambrian College.
English professor Marianne Micros, PhD'89 (English), retired from the University of Guelph. She has completed a new collection of poetry entitled The Aphrodite Suite and is working on a second collection of stories. Her short story collection, Eye (Guernica, 2018), was one of five finalists for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction (2019) and was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award from the Writers' Union of Canada.
Trina Innes, BSc'89 (Geography), received Clean50 and Clean16 awards, for advancing sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada, for her work at Alberta's Municipal Climate Change Action Centre.
Duncan Edgar, BA'89 (History), moved into a new home in August 2019.
Stacey Allaster, BA'85 (Physical Education and Economics), MBA'00, LLD'14, was named the tournament director for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Allaster, a champion of equality and an innovator in sports administration, was the CEO of the Women's Tennis Association and has worked at the U.S. Tennis Association since 2016.


Todd Kasenberg, MSc'91 (Plant Sciences), owner of Guiding Star Communications and Consulting Inc., was elected mayor of the Municipality of North Perth, Ontario for a four-year term beginning December 2018.
Peter Lukomskyj, BESc'96, was appointed general manager for Lyft in British Columbia, introducing the ridesharing service to the province.
Paul Ling, DDS'93, completed his first graphic novel, The Demonhuntress.
Pamela (Rwankole) Morris, BA'97 (Political Science and History), is leading corporate social responsibility communications for a Fortune 17 global company.
Linda M. Verde, BA'94 (Philosophy and Women's Studies), received RISE's Entrepreneur of the Year award for her business, Linda Verde Editing.
Judith Calixto-Seli, BA'94 (Spanish), retired from Bank of Nova Scotia in July 2016.
Jay Sinha, BSc'90 (Biochemistry), along with Chantal Plamondon, founded Life Without Plastic, a lifestyle brand for plastic-free living. Their book, Life Without Plastic: The practical step-by-step guide to avoiding plastic to keep your family and the planet healthy, has been translated into Italian, Japanese, Slovak, and French.
David McCall, BSc'96 (Biology), started Acumen Energy Consultants, performing residential energy assessments on homes throughout Nova Scotia and hopes to expand into the rest of Canada.
Brian Friend, BA'94 (Political Science), celebrated two years as customer liaison at Lakepoint Homes and James Sylvester Enterprises.
Andrew Bowles, BA'99 (Political Science), is manager, government affairs at 3M Canada, leading the company's engagement with provincial and municipal governments across Canada.


Valerie Brown, LLB'01, was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice. She has been in private practice in Newmarket since 2002, with a focus on family and child protection law.
Taslim Alani-Verjee, BA'09 (Psychology), recently opened a new business, Silm Centre for Mental Health, that focuses on providing accessible mental health care to marginalized populations.
Stephanie Reid, BA'06 (Classical Studies), MLIS'08, welcomed a baby boy, Jasper – a brother for daughter Amber.
Sarah (Legacy) Raslan, BA'08 (Philosophy and English), and her husband welcomed their second child, Knox, joining son, Nyal, who was born in 2016.
Remy Knott, BACS'04 (Organizational Studies and Human Resources), developed an over-the-counter reusable medical device, ‘MoxyPatch' (patent pending), that works to prevent mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence in women.
Randy Luck, EMBA'03, and his wife started a vacation rental business, located east of Parry Sound on the 46-mile Ahmic Lake System.
Nana (Yirenkyi) Guenther, BMOS'09 (Finance and Administration), recently welcomed her first child, Sebastian.
Mike Meldrum, BMOS'08 (Finance and Administration), and his wife, also a Western graduate, welcomed twins Ethan and Emily on Dec. 23, 2019.
Matthew Wilson, BA'07 (King's), JD'10, was recognized as a certified specialist in real estate law by the Law Society of Ontario in October 2019.
Lisa Gayhart, MLIS'08, married Matthew Merritt in December 2018 and relocated to Manhattan where she was appointed director of user experience for New York University's division of libraries.
Kalina (Adams) Van Praet, BA'09 (Kinesiology), got married on June 1, 2019. The couple met at Western and are proud alumni.
Jordan (Simmons) Roberts, BA'08 (Psychology and Childhood and Family Relations), welcomed Lucy Grace Roberts, born Sept. 25, 2019.
Jason Wood, BA'08 (History), and his wife, Lisa, welcomed daughter Madelyn Angela Wood, born in Oakville on Feb. 12, weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz., a beautiful little sister to brother Lincoln.
Greg Mills, BESc'01 (Mechanical Engineering), celebrated more than 20 years of friendship with his engineering classmates at a BBQ, where they remembered meeting during Frosh Week 1996.
Erin (Campbell) Romeo, BA'08 (Family Studies, Brescia), published The Visual Guide to Easy Meal Prep: Save time and eat healthy with over 75 recipes.
Eran Berliner, BSc'04 (Computer Science), stayed in the high-tech sector by starting an SAAS software called InfoFlo Pay, an invoice-management system.
David Blunt, BA'03 (History and Political Science), became interested in global justice while a student and recently published his first book, Global Poverty, Injustice, and Resistance.
Ashlynn (Perry) Adachi, BA'08 (Psychology, King's), and her husband Paul Adachi, BA'08 (Psychology, King's), welcomed their second son on Aug. 21, 2019 - Zachary Taylor Adachi.
Armen Khajetoorian, BMOS'07 (Finance and Administration), returned home after a decade in New York City pursuing his legal career. He joined Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in Toronto as a partner in the real estate and development group and is looking forward to reconnecting with the Western alumni community.
Alexis (Chapeskie) Juliao, BA'07, MA'09 (Anthropology), welcomed a baby girl in 2019.


Xueqian Feldman-Kohlver, BA'13 (Sociology of Law and Family Studies), and her husband celebrated the birth of their first child, Bryce Taylor, on Sept. 17, 2019.
Vivian Gonzalez Diaz, BA'15 (Spanish Language & Linguistics), purchased her first condo and is excited to start her adventure in downtown Toronto.
Veronika Gruszczynska, BA'10 (History and Sociology), started a job in human resources-office administration.
Velda Wong, BSc'19 (Neuroscience), has landed a full-time position at Environment and Climate Change Canada as a physical scientist working on environmental effects and associated regulations. "Thanks to the Faculty of Science internship program at Western."
Tom Venner, BA'15 (Political Science, Huron), married Laura Stephenson, BMOS'15 (Huron), on June 8, 2019.
Tara Chen, BHSc'16, is pursuing her career in international health. She graduated with a master's in public health degree from Europubhealth+, participated in the global climate strike in Sweden, walked the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain, and moved to Taiwan to take on the role of project manager for the Global Health Literacy Summit.
Tara Berry, BA'12, BEd'13 (Psychology, Family Studies and Education), got engaged in February 2019 and recently purchased a home.
Tanya Murray, BA'12 (Kinesiology), graduated magna cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2017. She joined the insurance law practice group of Plunkett Cooney and was the recipient of the 2019 Member of the Year award by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Oakland Region.
Sydney Popescu, BA'19, got a full-time job right out of university through the Faculty of Information and Media Studies job portal. "I am doing exactly what I planned and am extremely happy with how Western set me up for success."
Sydnee Beneteau, BMOS'19 (Human Resources and French), is excited to start a job in human resources with the federal government.
Stephanie Sherrett, BA'19 (Classical Studies), started at the University of Edinburgh in Sept. as a student in the classical art and archaeology MSc program.
Shauna MacWilliam, BA'11 (English Language & Literature), married Chris Doyle, BA'11, MA'12 (History), on June 8, 2019. They met at Western in an American history class.
Selina Blais, BA'13 (History), BEd'14, celebrated one year in her first home and began a new job with Imperial Oil as an administrative specialist in June 2019.
Samantha (Driedger) Busma, BA'19 (Psychology, King's), got married on May 25, 2019.
Ross Mortimer, BMus'15, graduated from The Glen Gould School and sang with the Canadian Opera Company chorus last fall in Turandot. He has started working on a project to create a full-length Christmas album as a seasonal fundraiser.
Rebecca Rebeiro, BA'12 (Political Science), and Jordan Patterson, BA'12 (English), welcomed their son, Oscar Robert Patterson, on Feb. 24.
Rattandeep Gill, MEng'16, got married and relocated to Los Angeles with her new husband. "New place, new life."
Patricia Christan, BSc'10 (Biology & Biochemistry), and her husband celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary in their new home.
Omar Ha-Redeye, JD'10, and Dr. Joyce Zhang, MD'15, welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
Olivia Lemenchick, BScN'19, landed her dream nursing job in cancer care right out of school.
Nathan Moniz, BA'11 (Kinesiology and Psychology), welcomed a baby girl on Dec. 25, 2019.
Nadia Di-Ruscio, BA'19 (Criminology, King's), started working in marketing operations at GlaxoSmithKline after two summers as a student intern. She will be moving into a sales operations role in the fall.
Micholas Samoondar, BSc'18 (Biology), was hired as a business development manager for Corporate Traveller Canada.
Melissa Palmer, BHSc'11 (Health Sciences and Physiology), started a new job at London Health Sciences Centre as a project consultant in ITS.
Marissa Younan, MMASc '16 (Biological Sciences), graduated from Wayne State University in 2019 with a degree in genetic counselling. She works at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in the metabolic clinic and got engaged in May 2019.
Majid Jahanmiri, MEsc’17 (Chemical Engineering), won two awards at the Professional Photographers of Canada National Image Competition. His submission, Vivid Matrix, was deemed ‘Best Student of The Year Outstanding Image’ and ‘Best in General’ Category. He followed that with a ‘Highly Commended’ from the Italy-based Siena Awards.
Lo-Anne (Chang) Chan, BA'11 (Criminology and Psychology), and her husband, Joseph Chan, BSc'11 (Chemistry), welcomed twins, Theodore and Olivia, on Jan. 23. They join their older brother, Tyson (2015) and older sister, Victoria (2017).
Lavesh Bansal, MEng'19, is working as an associate developer with the consulting firm Capco in Toronto. "Thanks, Western, for all learning, fun and an amazing year well spent."
Klaudia Gonzalez, MPA'11, runs the VIVE Project-Mexico, a project that works with economically disadvantaged women to provide business training and helps them to get a job or start their own business.
Kendra Paguaga, BA'13 (Sociology and Criminology), married Derek Boshkov on Feb. 22 in Toronto.
Katrina Beeney, BA'15 (Psychology, Brescia), MSW'19 (King's), is working at the Oxford Community Health Centre and got married on Aug. 24, 2019.
Kate (Marchand) Fraser, BHSc'15, is an identical twin who gave birth to identical twin girls on her birthday. She also earned a promotion at work, Farm Credit Canada, and coached hockey for the shortened season. "I can't wait to get the girls some Western swag!"
Jordana Garbati, PhD'13 (Education), co-authored a book with Dr. Boba Samuels (PhD, Education) titled Mastering Academic Writing.
Jordan Wajs, HBA/JD'18, had his first research and opinion article, Common law in a pandemic: Spanish flu of 1918, published by a major publication, The Lawyer's Daily.
John-Paul Bow, MSc'15 (Chemistry), moved to Norway and started a PhD at the University of Oslo.
Joanne (Colling) Moniz, BSc'11, BEd'12, MEd'19, welcomed daughter, Gwendolyn Rose Moniz, on July 4, 2019, graduated with her MEd degree and is working at Western's Faculty of Engineering. "We are definitely a #purpleandproud family."
Jeff Blommers, BSc'09 (Biology), is a happily married man as of June 8, 2019, his 10-year Convocation anniversary from Western.
Janine Berridge-Paul, MPE'18 (Equity, Diversity & Social Justice), is regional lead, community development at Kids Code Jeunesse, a digital skills education organization with a focus on girls and underserved communities.
Jacqueline Anderson, BA'16 (Media, Info and Technoculture), recently purchased her first home.
Heidi Klopp, BA'10 (Sociology, King's), married Adam Blanchard in June 2019. The ceremony was held at their parrish; the reception was held in a tent on their property outside of Zurich, Ont.
Geoffrey Morrison, MA'14 (English), and Matthew Tomkinson co-wrote Archaic Torso of Gumby, a collection of short stories and essays that explore late-capitalist pop culture.
Garry Atkinson, BA'14, MA'15 (Women's Studies & Feminist Research), is a research and administrative coordinator at the Women's Executive Network. "It is an honour to be a part of this organization, and I am grateful to Western for the education I received that has helped me to achieve it."
Franco Calamia, BEd'19, was hired as an occasional teacher by the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Dylan Ham, BA'15 (Criminology), met his partner in residence at Western and they have since married and bought a house in Toronto. "Thanks to Western for a life of love and good things."
Dr. Magbule Doko, MD'11, is officially an author, publishing her first book, Becoming a Mother: The first six weeks, that offers information on the postpartum period and taking care of a newborn baby.
Diana Vania, BHSc'12 (Health Sciences and Sociology), welcomed a baby boy, Cyrus, on Jan. 27, in London, UK.
Daniel Sidalak, BSc'14 (Biology and Medical Sciences), met his wife at Western. Together, they finished medical school at McMaster in 2017 and residency training in 2019. He is finishing his fellowship training in Hospital Medicine this year and will begin his independent practice. "I will never forget my time at Western. Go Mustangs!"
Crystal Bastin-Nantel, BScN'14, landed a full-time nursing job.
Chad Fink, BA'13 (Kinesiology), started his career as a chiropractor at Plattsville Natural Health Centre and Health Stratford.
Cassandra (Warne) Stiver, BA'12 (Family Studies), and husband Darryl Stiver welcomed a baby girl, Riley Paige Stiver, on April 29, 2019. They are overjoyed and embracing every challenging but heartwarming moment of parenthood.
Azadeh Zohourian Pordel, MEd'19, moved to deliver courses online at both of her jobs (King's University College and London District Catholic School Board) "Having my three-year-old at home was both sweet and a challenge. She was mostly interested in my printer which I used to print out essays and exams. What my daughter learned was this printer can also print out animals for her to colour. Then she set up an art gallery next to my desk to add fun to my office."
Azadeh Zohourian Pordel, MEd'19, moved to deliver courses online at both of her jobs (King's University College and London District Catholic School Board) "Having my three-year-old at home was both sweet and a challenge. She was mostly interested in my printer which I used to print out essays and exams. What my daughter learned was this printer can also print out animals for her to colour. Then she set up an art gallery next to my desk to add fun to my office."
Andrew MacIver, JD'15, BA'15 (Political Science), became a London homeowner in March 2019.
Alycia Leonard, BHSc'13, continued her education to become a denturist. She works with her local health unit to provide smiles to seniors who could otherwise not afford it and finds it amazingly rewarding.
Alex Meikleham, BScN'19, passed her entrance exam (NCLEX) and has accepted a front-line nursing job in London. "Thank you, Western, for helping me reach this milestone in life."


Jordan Shantz, BScN'20, accepted a position at Children's Hospital in London, Ont.

In Memoriam

Sharon Frances Malvern, BA'66 (English), died Oct. 6, 2018, in Stratford, Ont.
Sharon Frances Malvern, BA'66 (English), died Oct. 6, 2018, in Stratford, Ont.
Richard M. Ivey, HBA'47, LLD'79, the visionary Western graduate, philanthropist and champion who helped elevate the university and its business school to international prominence, died on Dec. 28, 2019. He was 94; Ivey was a member of Western's Board of Governors from 1968-78, including three years as chair. He also served as university chancellor from 1980-84, sat on what is now the Ivey Advisory Board from 1966-91, and served as director of the John P. Robarts Research Institute prior to its merger with Western. He helped establish Foundation Western and was a director from 1980-86, also serving as the board's chair; The Ivey family's support for Western represents one of the most significant philanthropic relationships between a family and a Canadian university. The Ivey family, both personally and through the Ivey Foundation, has donated $50 million to Western, including gifts to the business school, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Robarts Research Institute, Faculty of Arts & Humanities and Western Libraries.
Peter W. Brown, MBA'62, died Sept. 19, 2019, in Vero Beach, Fla.
Peter Alan Crossley, BA'69, MBA'84, died June 30, 2019, in Preston, Lancashire, England. His last job was as senior lecturer, business studies, University of Winchester, Hampshire UK. He is survived by his wife Susan Crossley, BA'70, MEd'83.
Norman Robert (Bob) Cumming, BA'55, MBA'58, passed away peacefully in Ottawa on May 28, 2020, in his 88th year. Bob moved to Ottawa after graduating and had a successful career in the Federal Public Service in the Trade Policy area, which included two foreign postings, one to Milan, Italy where he met and married Marian, the other to Bogota, Colombia. He was a lover of the arts and a great collector, particularly of antique English porcelain and specifically the Minton Factory, donating a large portion of his collection to the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. He also lectured and authored several articles and books on the subject. He served as President of the Canadian Ceramic Circle for 24 years. Bob had a long and healthy retirement. With Marian, his soulmate of 53 years, he travelled the world which included spending several months each year in Malta, their second home.
Norm Ibsen, BA'51 (Journalism), died June 1, 2020, at the age of 90. A journalist at the London Free Press, Norm loved the newspaper life. He joined the paper in 1955 and in time became editor of the editorial page, a position he held until retirement in 1992.
Nora Parr, Dip'59 (Public Health Nursing), died March 25, 2020.
Mary Gwendolyn "Gwen" (Brownlee) Eck, BA'61, died Nov. 10, 2019.
Marvin Peter Stringer, BA'53, died Sept. 13, 2019, in Hamilton, Ont.
Maria Izabella Medley Polkiewicz, BA'73 (History), DipEd'76, died April 28, 2020, in Oshawa, Ont.
John (Bill) William Rathbone, BSc'75 (Biology), died September 3, 2019 in Toronto, Ont.
John Carrothers, BA'86 (Geography), died May 22, 2019, in London, Ont.
Jane H. A. (Robertson) Anderson, BA'51 (Home Economics), died June 19, 2019, in Kingston, Ont. A college professor for more than 22 years, she also taught at the Kingston Prison for Women.
Helen Roberts, BA'90 (Social Science), died Oct. 28, 2019, in Canmore, Alta. She spent most of her life in St. Thomas, Ont., was a founding member of the Women's Committee of the St. Thomas Elgin Public Arts Centre, taught ESL through Fanshawe College, and worked with those suffering with addiction through the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital Addiction Unit.
Gary Manning, BA'71 (Journalism), died Jan. 22, 2020, in Moncton, NB. Journalism was Gary's life, one he loved unreservedly. His first job after graduating from Western was in Corner Brook, Nfld. during the Smallwood premiership; a great introduction to the profession. He became city editor in Sarnia and managing editor in Cornwall, Guelph, Woodstock and Welland, Ont.. A gentleman in the newsroom and beyond, he was rarely seen without a smile. He demonstrated patience, commitment and enthusiasm and was always receptive to new ideas. Gary appreciated the arts, his first love was theatre, followed by music and visual arts. In honour of Gary's dedicated career in journalism, his widow, Joanna Manning, has endowed The Gary Manning Memoriam Journalism Scholarship to students interested in pursuing a career in the arts or public relations.
Medical education pioneer Dr. Douglas Bocking, MD'43, a former Dean of Medicine at Western, died May 9. He was 99; Bocking helped usher in a new era of medical education at Western. Starting as chair of the medical curriculum committee in 1959, he pushed program changes to enhance the clinical preparedness of newly trained physicians. Later as dean of medicine (1965-78), vice-president of health sciences (1978-1984) and vice-provost of health sciences (1984-87), he helped revolutionize clinical research. ;Bocking led the creation of the country's first academic department in family medicine, helping to establish Canada as a leader in the field. He also oversaw the affiliation of University Hospital with Western in 1970.
Dr. David J. Grignon, BSc'77, MD'81, died Jan. 28, 2020, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Dean Douglas (Doug) Russell, MBA'71, LLB'75, died Sept. 17, 2019 in London, Ont.
David J. Thomson, MBA'63, died Feb. 13, 2020, aged 80, at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. David had a varied career, working on the campaigns of Pierre Trudeau and serving as a special advisor in the Prime Minister's Office before shifting into commercial real estate. Every five years, he organized his class reunions to celebrate the milestones and preserve connections among far-flung peers.
Byron Montgomery, MA'88 (Political Science), died March 2, 2019, at Parkwood after a brief illness. He is survived by wife, Viola Poletes Montgomery, MPA'93, and children, Daphne and Jemma.

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