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32 | WINTER 2011
From the Class of '54 (LR):
Billie (MacFarlane)
Ella (Brookins) Roberts
Kay (Ross) Love
Mary (MacLennan) Lawley
enjoying the
sunshine in Stanhope, PEI last summer.
This fall
Lois (Benson) Laquerre ('63)
honoured as the top female sporting official by
Sporting Officials Canada. Lois has been judging
artistic gymnastics for 45 years and officiated at
the Commonwealth Games in Australia ('06),
the Pan-American Games in Winnipeg ('99),
Dominican Republic ('03), Brazil ('07), and a
number of other events in Europe, Asia, and
across North and South America.
Clyde Macdonald ('64)
of New Glasgow, NS
has recently retired as a judge of the provincial
court after serving 19 years on the bench. In
recognition of the nine books that he has writ-
ten and published about Pictou County history,
he received the Clan Donald Nova Scotia
Achievement Award and the Town of New
Glasgow Cultural Heritage Award in recognition
of outstanding contributions towards conserv-
ing and promoting the community's heritage
and history.
Last summer
Roger Roy ('65)
spent six weeks
in the Western Balkan region of Europe
where he was a parliamentary development
advisor for the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo. He was tasked
with writing and designing a project to assist
MPs to help address/alleviate the extreme
poverty in the area and assist those who urgently
need social services. His wife Gerry accompanied
him and volunteered teaching English to parlia-
mentary interns and UNDP staff. Roger writes,
"We had some wonderful weekend visits to
Orthodox churches in Kosovo including the
UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Decani
Monastery. We also had an amazing visit to
Montenegro, Macedonia, and Albania where the
scenery and old towns such as Kotor, Ulcinj, and
Ohrid were an amazing voyage of discovery."
An alumni gathering was held in Vladivostok, on
Russia's Pacific coast, on Sept. 16 '10. Two
Allisonians were in attendance --
Robb ('71)
, left, and
Michael Colborne ('70)
The next day they set off on the 9,288 km journey
to Moscow on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Bob Thomas ('73)
writes, "After 30 years as a
federal public servant (and a few more doing
contract work), I began my retirement on Sept. 3
'10. I was a manager working on the policy and
authorities aspects of employment programs
offered by Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada. Now I'm looking forward
to travelling, writing, and catching up on some
of the more fun parts of life! I'd love to hear from
friends and acquaintances from my time at
Mount A, of which I have very fond memories!"
Recently six life-long friends and former Palmer
Girls met on PEI for a weekend of sharing mem-
ories and catching up. The beautiful Shipwright
Inn was the base for the gathering. The group
definitely plans to meet again next year and is
looking forward to its 40th Reunion at Mount A
in 2013. Photographed from left to right are
Sandra Fraser
Alice (Trueman) Porter
Margaret (Douglas) Hunt
Sharon (Erskine)
Bonnie Hurry
, and
Elaine (Foote)
, all from the Class of '73.
55 Bridge, Sackville, NB E4L 3N8
See us at
we have had a special relationship
with the people of Mount Allison
University. We have welcomed
prospective students and parents;
celebrated graduations; hosted
reunions; and accommodated
alumni, visiting lecturers, hon-
orees, and board members. We are
a pre-Confederation Victorian
home with 18 rooms and a fine
dining room. We are a proud sup-
porter of Mount Allison.
"Why get a room,
when you can get a home?"