Alumni Notes


Nick Wright (BCom) has retired after a long career with Sauder Industries, most recently as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations. Nick plans to continue with other business interests, and can be contacted at
Published in: Winter 2014
Paul Cherry (BCom) has been appointed an officer of the order of Canada in recognition of “his commitment to improving financial reporting, notably through his leadership in developing international accounting standards.” He continues in his role as Chairman of the International Financial reporting Standards Advisory Council and resides in St. John, N.B.
Published in: Summer 2013


Brent Burns, BCom, died in hospital in Kingston on Feb. 7 in his 71st year. Brent leaves behind his wife, Susan, children John and Elspeth, and many Labrador retrievers.
Published in: Summer 2018
Bob Shoniker, MBA, BCom’69, recently completed ten years as a Board member of PARTEQ Innovations, Queen's innovation-commercialization firm, where he provided venture capital, strategic planning and corporate governance advisory services. During Bob’s tenure, PARTEQ received more than 750 invention disclosures and filed more than 1,000 patent applications.
Published in: Winter 2016
David Nesbitt (MBA) in September was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kima Capital Management Limited, a Hong- Kong-based pan-Asian hedge fund. A long-time Hong Kong resident, David is active in the local community, having served as the past President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (2012-2013) and founder of the Nesbitt Centre, a local organization for 50 international special-needs young adults.
Published in: Winter 2014
Derek Funnell (BCom) died Jan. 26, 2012, in Oakville, Ont. He is survived by his wife Darlene (Orser), sisters Lynn Pady and Sandy Gregg, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was highly regarded and respected in the business world, from his early days in the sporting goods industry through to his retirement as Vice President, Fabricated Products, at MTI-PolyFab in Mississauga. His interests included golfing, kayaking, skiing, playing hockey and biking. He was active in his community as a volunteer with Fareshare Food Bank in Oakville and as the unofficial mayor of his neighbourhood.
Published in: Summer 2013
Gim Ong (MBA) has made a significant donation to Queen’s Theological College to establish two new bursaries. The first is “The Mr. and Mrs. ONG Hoo Hong Theological Fund ” for international students, established in memory of his parents. It sponsors a pastor from a third world country to pursue graduate studies in theology so that he or she can return home better equipped to lead a congregation. The most recent recipient graduated and returned to serve in Sri Lanka, a region severely devastated by the tsunami. The second is the “The Gim Chye Ong and Nona Ong Theological Fund ” for pastoral workers and students who wish to serve as chaplains in health centres, prisons, universities or the military. If others are inspired to add to these funds, they can contact Gim Ong  or Principal Jean Stairs, Queen’s Theological College.
Published in: Summer 2008


Michael Howe, MBA, BCom’68, joined KPMG in Bermuda for a three-year period as Director of Risk Management, effective early 2017, having previously worked out of KPMG’s New York office. 
Published in: Winter 2017
Harry Blake Dulmage, MBA, died in April 2016 in hospital in Winchester, Ont., aged 93. Husband of the late Doris Dulmage and the late Gladys Alton-Dulmage, he is survived by his six children and six stepchildren, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a large extended family.
Published in: Winter 2017
Michael Howe, MBA, BCom’68, with the extinguishing of the flame for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games, successfully completed his dual role as Lead, Enterprise Risk Assurance and as an integral senior member of the Enterprise Risk Management team. He is now looking for new challenges and can be reached at
Published in: Winter 2016


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