Alumni Notes


George Macpherson (BCom) was inducted into Vancouver Island University’s Sports Wall of Fame in April. George was responsible for naming the University’s athletic teams “The Mariners.” He also negotiated the VIU hockey team’s entry into the Vancouver Island Junior “B” League.
Published in: Summer 2009


Grace Hannaford, BCom, Artsci’52, died on March 13 at age 90. After graduation, Grace completed her teacher training at the University of Toronto and went on to enjoy a successful teaching career. Predeceased by Frederick, her husband of six decades, Grace leaves behind her son John, Artsci’89, and two granddaughters. 
Published in: Summer 2019
Dick Macklem(BCom) celebrated his 80th birthday with family at Chateau Montebello, Québec. Family members played hockey and squash, worked out in the exercise room, went swimming, snow-shoeing and tubing and participated in a family curling match, all in a day and a half! The highlight was a superb dinner prepared and served by the excellent Chateau Montebello staff. Among those present were son Tiff Macklem (BA’83), his wife Rosemary Cuthbertson (BCom’83), and their Queen’s freshman son Richard.
Published in: Spring 2010
Dick Macklem (BCom) and his wife, Janet Gray-Donald, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends by renewing their marriage vows in the same church – the Church of the Ascension of Our Lord in Westmount, QC – on the same date – April 19 – that they were originally married.
Published in: Summer 2008


James (Jim) White (BCom) passed away Monday, October 21, 2013, aged 84, at the Southampton Care Centre, near his home in Port Elgin, Ont. He grew up on a farm outside Pickering, Ont., and, following his graduation from Queen’s, worked as an accountant at Abitibi Paper, Famous Players Theatres and Waterford Crystal Canada. He was the Secretary Treasurer at the last when he retired to Port Elgin in 1989. He is survived by Beverly (Craig), his wife of 52 years, son Craig, daughter Alexandra, grandchildren Lucas and Leah and members of his extended family.
Published in: Winter 2014
A. Gordon Scott (BCom) died peacefully in his 84th year on Sept. 13 in Oakville, ON. Queen’s friends and fellow Stone Frigate residents will remember Gord for his rapier wit and sharp intellect. Both served him well through life and in his long career in Information Technology with BA/Gulf/PetroCanada.
Published in: Winter 2011
Marian Carson Allin, BCom, died on June 15, 2017 in Toronto. She is survived by her husband Drew; children Jeff (Lola), Meds’79, Heather, ArtSci’80, and Margot (Zoli); five grandchildren; and sisters Nancy Pearce, ArtSci’57, and Gail Fosbrooke, ArtSci’58.
Published in: Winter 2018
Kenneth Dakin, MCom, died on Jan. 16 at age 98. Before starting in Commerce, Ken was in the Canadian Army and served in Canada and Europe in the Second World War. In 1950, he joined Canadian Pacific Airlines, where he worked for the next 32 years. Upon retiring at 62, Ken involved himself in a number of business ventures. He was an avid sailor and enjoyed fishing trips with family and friends. He is survived by his son, Michael; daughter, Christie; and five grandchildren.
Published in: Summer 2019
Norman Gleiberman, BCom, died July 13, 2018. At Queen’s, Norman played on the men’s intermediate hockey team. He met his wife, Barbara, at a mixer and they married in 1952. The couple moved to Regina, where Norman spent the next 50 years in the city’s retail and property management sectors. Norman was active in his community, volunteering with religious and cultural organizations. He is survived by Barbara and three children.
Published in: Winter 2019
Robert (Bob) Montgomery (BCom, BA'50) died April 2, aged 86. Husband of Margaret (Macleod), father of Fraser, Heather and Scott (Sheila), and grandfather of seven, his career in law took him to Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary, concluding with his role as a Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. Bob served his church, his community, his country and his profession in many different capacities, and, through his love for the Navy (he attended the Royal Canadian Navy College at Royal Roads), he was fondly known to many as the “Commander”.
Published in: Summer 2015

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