CLASS NOTES 1950s Bill Bishop (’56, ’57) writes, “During my pro- 1960s On Jan. 1, 2013 Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay (right) presented retired Judge Clyde Macdonald (’64) with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan looks on (left). Macdonald has donated all proceeds from the sale of his 10 historical books to the Pictou County Roots Society, established the Sunny Brae Veterans Memorial in Pictou County, NS, and is chair of a committee to restore the Pioneer Cemetery in New Glasgow. He also recently helped spearhead a project that restored and displayed the 150-year-old painted and stained glass windows at the Pictou Justice Centre. Why? fessional teaching career I served as principal of Simonds High School in Saint John for 10 years before moving on in 1975 to open and serve as principal of the new Kennebecasis Valley High School in Rothesay, NB. During my working career I served as president of The New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, president of the Mount Allison alumni, and two terms on the Board of Regents. I am the longest serving municipal politician in New Brunswick. I have been elected either councillor or mayor of the former Village of East Riverside-Kingshurst and now the amalgamated Town of Rothesay where I am in my fourth term as mayor. My hobby is golf and I have been fortunate in winning many provincial amateur and senior titles. I have represented New Brunswick at the national level on eight occasions. I also hold the record (nine) Maritime senior golf championship titles. Since I had the privilege of attending Mount Allison, I have lived a busy life and I have enjoyed every day.” Ieva Jessens (’67) writes, “Enjoying retire- ment in the Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island!” I’m walking North along Main to cross at Bridge. Slightly behind me is a young man holding the hand of a three-year old boy. They seem quite happy. The little boy keeps repeating “Why? Why? Why?” in a soft, measured little voice. As we wait for the light, I say to the father, “I’ve been asking that question for 78 years.” He laughs. The light changes to the little white illuminated figure so we can cross Bridge. The father says, “Let’s go, Ferguson!” We cross, and as they move ahead I say, “Maybe he wants to know why you call him Ferguson?” Laughter from the father. “Why?” from the son. They walk up Main. I turn down Bridge. Everyone is happy. Would anyone want to live any place other than sweet little Sackville? Why? Ron Hooper (’59) was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame at its 44th annual banquet and induction ceremony on June 8, 2013 in Dalhousie, NB. Kate Braid’s (’67) 10th book, Journey- woman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s / 35