CLASS NOTES Welcome to the newest member of the Allisonian family! John Mitchell (’68) has recently adopted a new puppy named “Mountie.” Mountie joins the Mitchell family, who count five generations of Allisonians in their ranks, including John’s sons Geoff (’03) and David (’91) and granddaughters Rachel (’16) and Katelyn (’18) Cundiff. 1950s Marilyn Trenholm Counsell (’54, LLD ’00) was one of eight women to receive the YWCA Moncton’s eighth annual Women of Distinction Award in May. There’s a place that kindles intimate relationships and lasting memories. So many reasons to... 1960s Senator Catherine Callbeck (’60, LLD ’96) was honoured by James Cowan, leader of the O pposition in the Senate, this spring to mark her retirement. Cowan touched on many of Callbeck’s achievements, including serving as the first female premier in Canada on PEI and her work towards the creation of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Fred (’65) and Marilyn (Hale) Jestly (’63) are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this fall on Nov. 13. The pair met at Mount Allison and make their home in King City, O N, outside of Toronto. They have three children and six grandchildren. Ginny (Pope) Pike (’67) and Graham Pike (’65) with Barbara (Pope) Marcolin (’69), and Jim Marcolin (’69) — sisters who met their husbands on the same night, 50years ago, at Mount A. 1970s After years working overseas as a diplomat, working in refugee camps and conflict zones across the world, Margaret Gass (’76) is now fundraising for ovarian cancer research, one of the most lethal of women’s cancers. She has also been affected by the disease and is now in remission. Margaret helped organize several events including the launch of the Real Teal Challenge to overcome ovarian cancer this September. 1-800-249-2020 The Cultural Crossroads of the Maritimes / 31