Frances (Read) Smith (’35, LLD ’05) Submitted by her children Geoff Smith (’83), Wendy Heitshu, Doug Smith, and Sheila Smith Frances Read spent her youth in the family home in Sackville better known to most of us as the Marshlands Inn. In 1935, Fran graduated with a degree in home economics from Mount Allison University, and then spent several years as a dietician at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. It was there she met Morris (Mo) Smith, whom she married in 1940 in the living room of Marshlands Inn. Mo worked as the Maritime regional engineer for CBC’s Radio Canada International shortwave facility. By 1947, despite the demands we made on her as her four children, she could simultaneously prepare gourmet meals for visiting CBC staff, entertain, and provide countless creative activities. She was the heart and soul of the family, loved us unconditionally, and was always supportive of our diverse interests. For many years she volunteered in a wide variety of Sackville organizations and programs, serving as a Brownie leader, a member of the Sackville Hospital Auxiliary and the United Church Women, and supporting Red Cross blood donor clinics and UNICEF. She founded the Sackville Christmas Cheer and Community Fund for needy families, both programs still thriving. Mom earned many awards for her civic engagement, including the GovernorGeneral’s Caring Canadian award, the Rotary Club’s Paul Harris award, and an honorary doctorate from Mount Allison University in 2005. Mom was modest about any recognition, however, always insisting that she was but one person of many trying to help others. Our home in Sackville became a drop-in place for many Mount A students. These friendships continued through the years and Mom’s open-door policy lasted for generations. Many of those early students returned with their children and sometimes grandchildren in tow. Mom welcomed them all, and the coffee was always hot. Marie Hastings McCain Sutherland (’40) Submitted by her daughter Heather Sutherland Marie Hastings McCain Sutherland passed away on January 4 at the age of 95. She earned her certificate in economics from Mount Allison in 1940. Described by her husband, the late Jed Sutherland, as a ‘professional volunteer,’ Mom’s kindness and compassion for community service such as Girl Guides of Canada, the school board, and church committees made her an influential role model for her entire family. She counted many Allisonians among her friends and family, including her mother, the late Laura McCain (1916) and brother, the late Wallace McCain (’52, LLD ’74). Mom loved quilting, bridge, needlepoint, and baking. She took pride in her craft and loved nothing more than spending her summers at Davidson Lake. She always put her family first, and memories of her compassion, hospitality, and love for all will be forever cherished. She is survived by her children Andrew, Lloyd, and Heather, grandchildren Tyler (’12), Lindsay (’14), and Darren and many extended family members. 31