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 >>

New Project for the Class of ‘68

 
The Oval Awards have accomplished the goal of the Macdonald Class of ’68 to give back to the University. Our second five-year plan for the Oval Awards has been surpassed. Not only did we contribute enough funds to establish two scholarships, but we went beyond that goal by increasing the value of the endowment to allow us to increase the awards from $2,000 to $2,500 each per year.
 
Our new five-year project will be to raise capital to establish a third Oval Award. This will require an additional $50,000 toward the present endowment fund. The executive is currently researching the student body to determine what the qualifications will be for the third Oval Award. When this is established, an announcement will be forthcoming.
 
As of January 2009, the value of the endowment is over $104,000 but the downturn in the economy will have an effect on its value once it is calculated and assigned. In the meantime we thank you for making the Oval Awards a success.
 
Please make your contributions payable to McGill University and specify the gift is designated for the “Macdonald Class of 1968 Special Class Project.” Donations should be mailed to:
 
McGill Alumni Association
1430 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 3T3
 

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 will be 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


Christopher Wolf, Rebecca Chant, and Mac 68 presenters, Stephen Casselman and Sheila Greenspoon

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."
 
Nineteen 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
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