Alumni Notes

1960

Jim Petropoulos (BCom) is entering his second retirement. He retired from the business world in 2001, returned to teaching golf, and became involved with basketball as Tournament Director with the Olympia Sports Camp. He recently retired from Olympia, for which he had coached basketball at the Toronto Jewish Community Centre. He continues to teach golf and volunteers with the Canadian Junior Golf Association.
Published in: Winter 2015
Bruce B. Alexander, QC, BCom’60, received an honorary degree (LLD) at Queen’s November Convocation in recognition of his substantial contributions to the University and to Canada. After his BCom, he added degrees from the London School of Economics and Dalhouse Law School and began his career in 1967 with the law firm Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt in Toronto. He then spent 13 years with the Ontario provincial government before becoming a Special Advisor to the Right Hon. Joe Clark, then federal Minister for Constitutional Affairs, during the Charlottetown Accord negotiations. He returned to the private sector in 1993 as a principal in GlobeInvest Capital Management and was subsequently Vice-President of McCutcheon Steinbach Investment Management. Since 1999 he has been Vice-Chair of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. His service to Queen’s dates all the way back to his student days as President of the AMS 1959-60 and recipient of the A.E. MacRae Award in 1960. He was elected to two terms on the University Council (1968-80), received its Distinguished Service Award in 1988, and was a valued member of the Board of Trustees from 1970 to 1982. He chaired the Toronto Alumni Branch’s John Orr Dinner in 1984 and 1985, was co-founder of the Kingston and Queen’s Rowing Clubs, and had a role in founding Queen’s Public Sector Management Program. In addition to his DSA, Bruce has received the National Alumni Award
Published in: Winter 2012

1959

Moreland Lynn, BCom, MBA’66, died March 27, at age 79, while vacationing in the Algarve region of Portugal. He is survived by his wife Leslie (Allen, Arril); his children John (Beverley), Bruce (Karyn), and Janet, Artsci’94; his step-sons David (Jess) Arril, Benjamin (Jenn) Arril; six grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Moreland was a teacher and respected figure in business and in the community of Midland, Ont., where he served from 1967 to 1982 as a Councillor, Reeve and, finally, Mayor. His businesses included the first A&Ws in Midland and Collingwood, Huronia Office Services and Midland Printers. Moreland sat on dozens of volunteer boards and committees and was keenly interested in local heritage, participating for over a decade as a ministerial advisor for Discovery Harbour and Ste. Marie Among-the-Hurons. More recently, he was a Friend of the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum, a Museum Board member, and was founder of the Penetanguishene Historical Society. He was a co-founder of the Stage Company, personally performing in several productions by Huronia Players.
Published in: Summer 2016
Charles (Chuck) N. Morrison, BCom, died in Calgary on March 30, aged 78. He is survived by his wife Audrey (Webb); children Yvonne, Neil (Maxine), Lynne (Todd) Steeves; three grandchildren; and siblings Tim, Paul, Jeannette Richardson and Mary (Dave) Seymour. After graduating from the Queen’s Commerce program, Chuck worked at Prudential Insurance Co. of America for 40 years
Published in: Summer 2016
Derek Acland (BCom, MBA’63) died March 16. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan (Reid); his three sons, Charles (Haidee Wasson), Bruce and Stephen (Meghan Lauber); and seven grandchildren. He was a noted academic, working as a professor at QSB (1963-1970); in the Department of Economics and Accounting at Carleton University (1970-1983); and in the Department of Accountancy at Concordia University (1983-2001), from which he retired as Professor Emeritus. He was elected a Life Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2007 and was an active member and past-President of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.
Published in: Summer 2015
Moreland (Moe) Lynn (BCom, MBA’66) and 21 other BCom’59 grads held an informal banquet at the Toronto Arts and Letters Club in October to mark the 55th year since their graduation. Classmates from Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal and Southern Ontario attended. All agreed to hold similar get-togethers every two years, instead of five, from now on.
Published in: Winter 2015
Moe (Moreland) Lynn (BCom, MBA’66) and fellow planning committee members for the Commerce Class of 1959’s 55th anniversary reunion are looking for lost classmates. Contact Moe (705-549-4925 or malynn@sympatico.ca) or Bob McLellan (519-941-7043 or rbm.mcl@rogers.com) with contact information of classmates and to provide an update, even if you’re unable to attend the reunion.
Published in: Summer 2014
Ronald Love (BCom) died in Scarborough, ON, on Oct. 29, leaving his children Carol and Bill, grandchildren Melissa, Julie and Ryan, and brother Douglas among his mourners. He spent most of his career building his accountancy practice in Toronto, but he also had a keen interest in politics that led him to support many area candidates and riding associations. It was said of him that he blended his business and personal lives in a way that made him a friend and mentor to his clients, as well as their accountant and advisor.
Published in: Spring 2009

1958

Edward Koen, BCom, MBA’67, died in May 2017 in Toronto of heart failure. He is survived by his wife Louise; children Michael (Vivian), ArtSci’96, and Elizabeth, ArtSci’99, and three grandchildren; and predeceased by his siblings Vincent, James, William and Robert. Edward began his career at Bell Canada before moving to Seneca College as a professor and then Dean of computer studies. Upon retirement, he was an active member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Published in: Winter 2018
Edward Koen, BCom, MBA’67, died in May 2017 in Toronto of heart failure. He is survived by his wife Louise; children Michael (Vivian), ArtSci’96, and Elizabeth, ArtSci’99, and three grandchildren; and predeceased by his siblings Vincent, James, William and Robert. Edward began his career at Bell Canada before moving to Seneca College as a professor and then Dean of computer studies. Upon retirement, he was an active member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Published in: Winter 2018

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