Macdonald Class of 1968

Agriculture and Home Economics Class of 1968

Celebrated their 45th reunion
August 20 - 23, 2013

Who came to reunion 2014


We've come from far,
We've come from near,
To offer you a little cheer.
But most of all to celebrate
Our super class of 68.

by Jeremy Mordell

To get in touch with a representative, just click on Harold's email below and he will have that person get in touch with you.
President: h [dot] cook [at] dal [dot] ca (Harold Cook )

Committee Members

Stephen Casselman
David Faulkner
Tony Grandoni
Sheila Greenspoon
Winston Ingalls
Barbara Lawson
Margery MacGregor
Jeremy Mordell
Celia Topping

Celebrating our 45th Reunion in PEI


Who attended >>


Our reporters' overviews of the reunion:
Lousley >>
Lemire >>


Planning committee >>

Macdonald Homecoming 2013

Event document >>

Oval Award Project Reaches Goal!

The Macdonald Class of ’68 has accomplished their goal of providing funds for 3 awards per year and thus the prime goal of giving back to the University. The class set out to raise $40,000 to provide 1 scholarship of $2,000 per year. We have now increased the value of the endowment fund to over $160,000 which will give 3 students per year the opportunity to receive upwards of $2,500 each.

Every year 1 student in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences as well as 1 student in Dietetics and Nutrition will be eligible. A third Oval Award will be given to the next best qualifying student in either discipline. Students who have completed either 2nd or 3rd year will be eligible.

The class executive wishes to thank each individual in the class who donated funds toward the Oval Award project.

Note: As of April 2015,  we have raised a total of $166,063.


Mac'68 Oval Award Winners: Raising the Bar

Members of the Class of 1968 continue to appreciate and benefit from their Macdonald education and remember “The Oval” as the centre of the campus during their years at the College as well as a symbol of the heritage and spirit of Macdonald.

After collecting $80,000, the Macdonald Class of 1968 created an awards program. The program is called the 1968 Oval Awards for Campus and Academic Activity. It was established in 2004 and currently its awards are presented to two students, one in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and one in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

In addition to having high academic standings, the recipients must also have participated in student life and/or athletic activities in a manner that reflects both achievement and an appreciation of the value of student life on the Macdonald Campus. From 2004 to 2008 inclusive each student received $2000. The class continued to raise funds and, in 2009, each Oval Award was valued at $2500.

2004 winner: Nicole Rose
2005 winner: Alanna Nestman
2006 winner: Caroline Poirier
2007 winners: Laura Dytynyshyn and Genevieve D'Avignon
2008 winners: Jane Lee and Brittney Roughan
2009 winner: Miriam Lebeau
2010 winners: Rebecca Chant and Christopher Wolf
2011 winners: Andre Mayrand and Boris Mayer
2012 winners: André Mayrand and Pauline Richard
2013 winners: David Barrington Marquis , Luca Roldos and Jiawen Zhou
2014 winners: Jeanne Clermont Beaudoin, Anne-Sophie Caron and Rosemary Statkus

 L to R: Stephen Casselman, Jeanne Clermont, Anne-Sophie Caron, Rosemary Statkus, and Barb Lawson

The Macdonald Degree Class of 1968 has been extremely successful in maintaining up-to-date lists of where classmates are located. Of the 152 students who graduated in Agriculture and Home Economics, there are only seven classified as “lost sheep."
Twenty classmates have passed away over the years and are part of our honoured “In Memoriam” album maintained by nancykurz [at] aol [dot] com (Nancy (Chapin) Kurz). We also distribute an annual email newsletter that reaches 108 of 126 classmates throughout Canada and the United States, Europe , Australia , New Zealand , Africa , Singapore and the West Indies .
This page is dedicated to finding those classmates whom we have lost and honouring those that have passed on.

In memoriam

Molly (Sadler) Ashworth in Plaster Rock, NB – July 1999
Calvin Chong – November 2011
David Craig in Carp, ON – August 1997
David Croney in St. Michael, Barbados – June 2001
Rosemary (Smith) Faulkner in Southport, PEI – February 2003
Robert  Gibbon in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe – February 2003 
Alan Godfrey in Charlottetown, PEI – December 2003
Stuart Humphrey in London, ON – September 2007
Harry Lawson in Kingston,  ON – January 2008
David Latt in Montreal, QC – June 20, 2011
Roland Leger in Montreal, QC – September 2003
Marcia Millard in Africa – circa 1972
Bruce Narsted in Montreal, QC – circa 1973
Andre Ng in Montreal, QC - July 2015
Diane (Davidson) Robinson in Truro, NS – May 19, 2012
Barbara (Allan) Shaw in Keswick, ON – July 2003
Winston Settle in Stewiacke, NS – February 18, 2009
Stewart Tedstone in Florida, USA – July 2, 2012
John Tolhurst in Thornbury, Ontario – Jan. 24th, 2013
Lawrence White in Ottawa, ON – January 2010

Lost sheep

Willem A C Bijvoet
Attlee Brathwaite
Hendrik R Briede
Dirk L Godijn
Bob Harvey      
Lameck L Sauti-Phiri
Hans R Van Otterloo
Please contact any of the class executive if you know where we might reach any classmate on the Lost Sheep list. Please contact nancykurz [at] aol [dot] com (Nancy Kurz) if you wish to have information on the individuals in the In Memoriam list. We apologize for any mistakes we may have made to the above lists.


Our newsletters:

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Winter 2011

Spring 2011

Summer 2010

Winter 2009

45th Reunion








Additional Flickr photos of previous Mac '68 activities are available here