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Fare thee well

In accordance with the family wishes, it is with sadness that we announce the passing of the following BCS alumni, faculty and staff, and supporters. We remember the lives they lived and the contributions they made, and we will forever honour their memory.

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  • G. B. Okill Stuart, BCS’37

    March 10, 1921 - August 28, 2019

    Hon Fellow of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, Hon. Lt. Col of the re-raised 78th Fraser Highlanders, Heritage Activist, realtor, and a Second World War veteran who took part in the 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe, died in St. Lambert on August 28, 2019. He was 98 years old. Son of the late Douglas Stuart and Lilias Terrill and brother of the late Campbell Stuart.

    A proud descendant of United Empire Loyalists, Gordon Bruce Okill Stuart was born in Montreal March 10, 1921. Through the generosity of his uncle, Sir Campbell Stuart, the first Canadian to be appointed to the post in the British Diplomatic Service, Okill was educated at Bishop’s College School, (Quebec) and at Gordonstoun School, Scotland, where H.R.H. Prince Philip was a classmate.

    As a result of the school ties, Philip accepted an invitation to be a guest at a convention of the United Empire Loyalists in Lennoxville. Mr. Stuart enlisted with the 14th Canadian Field Regiment (RCA) in 1940, served as Bombardier, and was awarded the France-Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, and the Legion of Honour, France’s highest decoration.

    He was founding president of a real estate firm, Okill Stuart Inc., and active in numerous public South Shore Montreal community groups and public service organizations including the Federation of Social Agencies, South Shore Community Services, and the St. Lambert Curling Club.

    He was twice honoured by St. Lambert as its citizen of the year. He was an Officer of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, and was the recipient of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs Award and the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.

    He leaves his wife, Sylvia Fairlie and his two children from his marriage to Ruth Ann Clarke, who predeceased him in 1973, Colin (Vicki Hinchcliff) of Pigeon Hill and Heather Stuart of Winnipeg.

    Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

  • Ian Munro Jamieson, BCS’49

    December 1, 1929 - June 30, 2019

    Ian passed away peacefully on June 30, surrounded by his family. Born in St-Hyacinthe on December 1, 1929, Ian spent his 61 years of married life with Heather Raper Jamieson, living in Pointe-Claire. He was educated at Westmount High and Bishop’s College School. During his early married years, Ian was an active member of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Quebec, becoming president in 1967.

    Ever since he was a child, Ian had a passion for vehicles (water, land, and air). As a founding member of the Vintage Automobile Club of Montreal, his life was filled with many car restoration projects and avid toy collecting. He worked in the insurance industry, and then his love for automobiles led him to run his own auto-restoration business. Ian also developed a real fondness for wooden boats during family summers on beautiful Lac Commandant.

    Above all, Ian will be remembered as a loving husband to Heather, and dear dad to Pamela (Arthur), Anne (Frank), and Barbara (Harvey). He was a proud and fun-loving granddad to Liv, Shane, Jeff, Faye, and Thomas, and great-granddad to Grant. He will be greatly missed by his sisters Sheila and Frances, their families, and his many dear friends. What a beautiful life he lived. We thank the wonderful employees of West Island Palliative Care, CLSC, and NOVA. You are true heroes to our community. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the West Island Palliative Care or West Island NOVA.

  • Alan Crawford Lindsay, BCS’49

    October 10, 1932 - September 4, 2018

    It is with immense love and sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Alan on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, surrounded by his adoring family. 

    Alan was a wonderful and devoted husband to dear Joan, his accomplice on many adventures over 58 years; a loving and caring father to Derek (Sylvie), Andrew (Jodi), and Thea, and proud grandfather to Megan and Matthew. 

    He is survived by his sister Eleanor Jarrett, and in-laws and lifelong friends Althea and Brian Drummond and Jasmine Lindsay Forman. 

    Alan was born in Montreal, the youngest son of the late Dr. Lionel and Dorothy Lindsay. He is predeceased by his brothers Robin and Jeffrey, sisters Meg and Elspeth, and his beloved grandson Justin. 

    Alan was a gentleman: loyal, modest, and generous of spirit–the epitome of ‘still waters run deep.’ His family was the centre of his life; he was our compass and our heartbeat. Alan was a man of few words and lived his life with high principles, character, and integrity. He is fondly remembered for his wise counsel, charm, wit, mischievous smile, and trademark blue eyes. Dad imparted his love of the outdoors, sports, travel, and culture to us. He strongly encouraged multi-generational conversations at the dinner table and championed a balanced perspective on local and global events. 

    Golf was his life-long passion. Alan enjoyed a long and active association with the Royal Montreal Golf Club, serving as President [1981-82] and Club Archivist, ‘Keeper of the Flame,’ for over 20 years. He was an original member of the Roger Bacon Golfing Society and with them, travelled extensively in North America and Europe, forming lasting friendships with fellow golfers here and abroad.

    Alan had an entrepreneurial spirit, starting with Godber, Dinsmore, Lindsay Ltd. and later was President of E.W. Playford. It gave him great pleasure mentoring the many young people he met, sharing his knowledge, wisdom, and values.

  • Robert de Beauchesne Johnston, BCS’63

    March 28, 1946 - January 23, 2018

    Robert passed away surrounded by loved ones in Nova Scotia after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Montreal to Stanley and Annette (Hould), he is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Celeste (Smith), daughter Elise (Maurice), sons Dr. Robert (Fiona), and Andrew (Lisa), and grandchildren Malcolm, Naomi, Gabrielle, and Connor.

    Perfectly bilingual and a gifted student, he attended Selwyn House School, Bishop’s College School, McGill University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in 1971. He subsequently held several posts in industry and academia, including Professor and Director of L’Institut national de la recherche scientifique–télécommunications (Quebec). He was adored by students, both his own and others who gravitated to his attentive teaching.

    Kind, gregarious, and generous to all around him, he was a devoted family man, and quick to smile, with a robust sense of humour. When not tinkering on computers or woodworking, he could be found on the ocean off residences in Abaco, The Bahamas, and Hunts Point, Nova Scotia.

    The family would like to thank the healthcare staff in Liverpool, Bridgewater, and Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Liverpool Regional High School Scholarship Foundation in memory of Robert Johnston for furthering education in science.

  • R. A. Gordon McGee, BCS’72

    May 25, 1954 - August 1, 2019

    Gord died peacefully after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Son of D’Arcy and Norah, pre-deceased by sister Kathleen and brother Michael. He leaves behind his son Gord Jr. and Gord’s mother Rebecca Fairbairn, and brother D’Arcy (Leslie), sister Margot (Jeremy) and brother Tim (Mary), as well as many loving nieces and nephews. 

    Gord lived his life with a passionate sense of adventure, an abiding love of family and friends, and a deep Christian faith. Growing up on the ocean in Victoria, Gord developed a life-long love for all things maritime. By an early age, he was a skilled sailor and experienced boater, spending endless summers exploring local waters and islands with his mates. Gord’s abilities as a powerful, natural athlete soon emerged as he set records in track and cross-country, tore up black diamond ski runs, and water skied with such force that the towboats would groan almost to a stop when he carved a turn. Gord made friends easily; he had a wonderful inclusive personality and for all his high energy and striking physique he was a gentle and caring spirit. He had a huge heart. 

    After attending Glenlyon School in Victoria and boarding school at Bishop’s College School in Quebec, Gord attended UVIC and Loyola in Montreal, ultimately earning his B.A. at Western in London, Ontario. From there Gord pursued a career in real estate development in Vancouver. It was in pursuit of that calling that Gord’s life changed forever–while driving to an exciting new position in Edmonton he hit black ice near Kamloops and broke his back. At age 23 he started life over in a wheelchair.

    Gord and Becca married in 1978 and Gord Jr. was born soon thereafter. In the ensuing 41 years, Gord faced every challenge with his legendary physical strength and indomitable spirit. There were remarkable successes; through sheer force of will he swam, boated, explored, travelled, and drove everywhere, attracting an army of admiring friends, helpers, and supporters from all walks of life. But there were also many frustrations and disappointments born of his disability including his attempts to relaunch his career in commercial real estate and to become a teacher after earning his certificate in education at UBC. After a period of mounting self-doubt and self-recrimination, Gord found peace and inspiration in his Christian faith, which helped to strengthen and guide him for the rest of his life. Gord Jr. was the love of his life, his pride and joy, and the two of them had many legendary adventures together on sea and land.

    Gord rarely met a stranger without reaching out to connect with them and to start up a conversation. Gord was an insatiable war history, travel, and nostalgia buff and, being also very tech-savvy, he loved to share that passion with his appreciative, albeit sometimes overwhelmed, YouTube distribution group. Gord faced mounting health and mobility challenges in the final years of his life, which he fought with the help of beloved friends and caregivers and with his typical silent courage, determination, and good humour. If he felt sorry for himself, he kept it to himself. His positive, appreciative attitude towards others, especially his caregivers, was inspirational. One of Gord’s favourite simple pleasures was to head out, rain or shine, for a ‘push’ down by the river, usually interspersed with a few FaceTime calls to chat with friends and family. This he did as recently as the week before he died. 

    Dear Gord, loving father, husband, brother, and uncle, gentle giant, and man of faith, never stop going for that ‘push’ or, better still, a run. Know that we will always be at your side. God Bless. Special thanks to caregivers Tina and Mary and Gord’s incredibly generous circle of friends– you know who you are–the family is forever grateful to you. For messages of condolence and service information please use
  • Mary Katherine Hunkin-Fry, BCS’75

    November 22, 1958 - April 24, 2019

    Mary Fry, age 60, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at her home on Cumberland Head in Plattsburgh, New York surrounded by her family and close friends.

    Mary grew up in Montreal, Canada where she attended Bishop’s College School and McMaster University. Montreal is still home to some of her family and was a true love of hers where she frequently (and loudly) attended the Montreal Canadiens hockey games while enjoying a smoked meat sandwich.

    Mary followed her first passion of golf to Plattsburgh with her business involvement as resident golf pro with Bluff Point Golf Resort. There she established lifelong wonderful friendships with the locals while beating most of them in the tournaments! Her second passion became real estate where she committed the past two decades to serving her community alongside her business partner and friend Sherwood Keyser.

    Mary was a fervent lover of all things–her work, her friends, her family, the local community, and her home on the lake. She always preferred to give to others before she considered receiving. Her giving became profound when she supported and created charitable organizations such as the Pelley Open, in honour of her brother-in-law, heading up the Hospice of the North Country Auction, and most recently creating the Wish Fund in partnership with CVPH, a grant that provides last wishes to adult individuals with terminal illnesses. Mary herself was able to partake of a wish to spend this past Easter weekend with family and friends in Lake Placid where she basked in the warmth of those she loved most and laughed watching everyone play a family soccer game.

    Mary is survived by her parents, Robert and Julie Hunkin; her favourite person in the world and son, Dan Fry, her son-in-law Matthew Mommer, and her sister Christina Hunkin, along with her loving nieces, Julie (Andrew), Amanda, and Lindsay, and her great-nephews Ben and Noah. Mary was predeceased by her beloved sister Pat and long-time companion in everything, Bob Ryan. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the CVPH Wish Fund or the Hospice of the North Country.

  • William Andrew ‘Bill’ Smith Price, BCS’76

    August 21, 1957 - April 4, 2019

    Suddenly at his residence on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the age of 61 years. Beloved husband of Nicole (Fortier) Price, BCS’77. Loving father of Mike and Katie Bouchard (Justin). Cherished grandfather of Jacob and Sophie. Brother of Gordon Price and Cynthia Price (Richard Verreault). Dear son of the late Harold Price and Phillis Ann Price (née Smith). As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.  
  • Heather Jane Ward, BCS’94

    February 12, 1975 - August 5, 2018

    With great sadness, Linda and Fred Ward announce the passing of their daughter Heather on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

    After a long struggle with addiction, Heather Jane Ward passed away peacefully and comfortably at St Michaels Hospital. Heather was born on February 12, 1975, at York Central Hospital. She attended Country Day School, Pickering College, and Bishop’s College School. She graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a dual degree in Computer Science and Philosophy. Heather built a successful career as a Computer Systems Analyst. Heather loved snowboarding, skiing, music, dogs, and had a special connection with horses. She spent many summers as the groom for the Toronto Polo Club; Heather easily managed to put a dozen polo ponies into a van and drive to a match. Many personal and professional individuals tried to help Heather with her struggle over the years. Heather will be truly missed by parents, Linda and Fred Ward, her sister Jennifer Rightmyer (husband Mike), her niece and nephew Hanna and Jack, and many other family members and friends whose heart she touched. As Hanna (7) said, “Heather is now with our Heaven family”.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Raymond James Canada Foundation, in support of The Ward Family Charitable Foundation, and will be directed toward assisting homeless and displaced women and girls.

  • Adrianne ‘Adie’ Nicole Bastarache, BCS’04

    December 5, 1984 - October 27, 2018

    It is with deep sadness and a profound sense of loss that we mourn Adrianne’s passing. She will be celebrated by her loved ones and friends for her thoughtful nature, boundless generosity, sharp intellect, and remarkable loyalty. Adrianne leaves behind a loving mother Deadra (Mark) and father Bill (Donna), her grandfather Emile Paul Jr., her siblings Blaine (Kathryn), Jeffrey (Jessika), Jessica (Steve), Branden (Stephanie), Nicole, and Alex. She also leaves to mourn her cousin Ryan, along with loving aunts, great aunts, uncles, great uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

    A memorial service to celebrate Adrianne’s life was held at BCS in late July.

  • Reverend Ronald Owen, BCS employee 1949-1983

    - April 22, 2019

    Peacefully, at Grace Village on April 22, 2019, Mr. Ronald Owen passed away at the age of 93. Son of the late Roy Owen and the late Jane Melrose, Ronald leaves to mourn his nieces and nephews: Betty (Dustin), Mike (Jennifer), and Fern (Russell), a good friend Jennifer Campbell, as well as other relatives and friends. A special thank you to Mr. Richard Côté and Mr. Henri Gérin for their friendship and support.

  • J. Clifford Goodwin, BCS employee 1969-1998

    February 26, 1944 - April 19, 2019

    James Clifford Goodwin finished his final round of golf on Good Friday. He’s joining his father, Jimmy, mother, Dorothy, brother Teddy and many more friends and family at the 19th hole beyond the sunset. The rest of us have many more rounds still to play. Cliff’s wife Pat, children Tom (Jennifer), Charlie (Cindy), and Sally (Dave), siblings Barry (Dolores), Dodie (Bud), and Teddy’s wife Linda, grandchildren MacKenzie, Emma Jane, Calder, Olivia, Quinn, Sammy, and Percy, and sisters-in-law Joan and Betty, brother-in-law Randy (Judy), along with friends and extended family will be sticking to their next tee-off time celebrating life with the love, values, and principles that Cliff shared with them.

    Cliff was born on February 26, 1944, in Lachine, Quebec. While growing up on the west side of Montreal, Cliff took to any sport available to him including paddling, football, hockey, and golf. Early on, accolades started to accumulate from his athletic endeavours like becoming the Eastern Canadian Paddling Champion in juvenile singles and fours.

    He met his wife, Pat Fisher, at the Old Lachine High School in grade eight. In grade eleven they started going steady at a dance when Cliff had to leave for a hockey team picture and left his signet ring with Pat, asking her to hold on to it. They were together ever since.

    Cliff and Pat went to McGill University’s MacDonald College where Cliff got a teaching certificate after two years, and Pat continued on for two more years to get her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. While at MacDonald, Cliff played for the varsity football and hockey teams. He was captain of the hockey team. A team that included future NHLers Bryan Murray and Doug Carpenter. He also played with the Lachine Old Timers (the first Old Timers hockey team). After MacDonald College, he taught at Meadowbrook Elementary School for three years, collecting a close group of friends from the teaching staff who would later all buy land around Lake Francis in the Laurentians and build family cottages to spend their summer months.

    In 1966, Cliff and Pat got married and moved to Lennoxville, Quebec in the Eastern Townships where Pat taught, and Cliff finished a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics at Bishop’s University. While at BU, Cliff played for the varsity golf and hockey teams. He was an alternate captain for the hockey team and was chosen as a QUAA all-star. Upon graduation, the couple celebrated with the purchase of a brand-new Plymouth Barracuda.

    After graduating, Cliff taught for a year at North Hatley High School and soon after was recruited to teach at Bishop’s College School. There, Cliff and Pat started their family and raised three wonderful children, Tom, Charlie, and Sally. Cliff soon became the Athletic Director at the school. He coached the varsity football, hockey, and golf teams. He also took on more responsibilities by co-founding the Eastern Townships Interscholastic Athletic Conference, on which he served as President four times. He chaired the Quebec Association of School Administrators for four years. He was a Director at the Quebec Golf Association for seven years. He also coached the Champlain College varsity hockey team along with a one-year stint as an assistant coach with the Bishop’s University football team. Cliff passionately continued his pursuit of golf, as well. He won numerous tournaments, including the Sherbrooke open, and the Milby and Old Lennoxville club championships. He made the Willingdon Cup trials on four occasions for the Quebec team. This led to many appearances at the Canadian Amateur and a 3rd place finish at the Quebec Amateur. One of Cliff’s fondest victories was winning the Quebec Mother and Son golf championship with his mother, Dorothy in 1980.

    Over the summers through the late 1970s, he studied at the University of Vermont to finally earn his Master of Education in Athletics Administration by 1982. Meanwhile in 1979, after having built a cottage from scratch in the Laurentians and spending over a decade of summers there, Pat and Cliff bought a farmhouse in Hamilton, Prince Edward Island, and sold their cottage in Quebec. They were now closer to Pat’s parents in the summer and had plumbing and electricity, luxuries they did not have in the Laurentians.

    In PEI, they renovated the farmhouse preparing it as their retirement home. Cliff quickly got involved with the golf community on the Island. He helped out the Junior program at Summerside Golf Club and started racking up tournament victories at his new summer home.

    In 1998, Cliff and Pat retired to Prince Edward Island and another new adventure started for them. Upon his arrival, Cliff was quickly recruited to be the Secretary Manager of the Maritimes Senior Golf Association. Cliff’s enthusiasm and energy for golf and organizing continued from there. He soon after founded the King of Clubs Senior Golf Tour. He played on the PEI Senior Golf Team for five years. He was awarded the 2008 Toby MacMillan Award in recognition of outstanding individual contribution to Golf on PEI and he served as President of the PEIGA for two years.

    This list of accomplishments is just the beginning when it comes to describing Cliff Goodwin. Cliff was a man of integrity, he was a quiet mentor to those who worked with him, and he was a passionate teacher to his students, his players, and his children. Cliff did not push people to be the best, but rather to be their best, and the only way to achieve this was to have the right attitude, the desire to work hard, and of course, to have fun while doing it. Cliff lived by example, each day following these rules himself. 

    We loved Cliff and we are reassured to know that he will always be with us.

    Anyone who wishes to make a donation in Cliff’s memory can do so to the PEI Golf Association Junior Golf Development Fund or to the charity of their choice.

List of 5 news stories.

  • Last Seen at Centre Stairs: G. B. Okill Stuart, BCS’37

    Doug Patriquin, BCS’64, Chair of the Association Board from 2000-2004, remembers “a most affable and persuasive gentleman.” *
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  • Kathy at our Ladies Luncheon in 2016 at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, a venue she graciously secured for the event.

    Alumni Spotlight: Kathryn Wyatt Cottingham, BCS’76

    From an early age, Kathryn was interested in the world: its history, geography, travel, and people. Her time at KHC and BCS did a good job of broadening those interests, she shares: “I wanted to meet the students who came from Columbia, Mexico, St. Kitts, and elsewhere. It seemed so interesting that they would come to school so far away. Very brave of them and exciting!”
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  • Sarrah has found her niche in the BCS Admissions Office.

    Alumni Spotlight: Sarrah Ewing, BCS’10

    An accomplished student, curious globetrotter, and involved alumna, Sarrah’s undeniable love for BCS shines through in her role as a BCS Admissions Officer inspiring new families to join our community. But her student journey and subsequent return weren’t always easy, and almost didn’t happen at all.
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  • Stephen was a proud Williams resident during all three of his years at BCS. Pictured here in 1977 (front row, third from the left).

    Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Kouri, BCS’79

    Stephen’s favourite book, Grit by Angela Duckworth, argues that the secret to success is a passionate persistence rather than innate talent. It’s the mindset that this life-long learner and mentor has believed in and championed throughout his career and philanthropic endeavours.
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  • Jeremy, Nick, and Christopher with their father, John.

    Alumni Spotlight: The Oldland Brothers

    Tucked away off the main street in the heart of Lennoxville is a quaint little shop called Hatley. The boutique has been an integral part of the town’s landscape and culture, delighting its residents (seniors and students alike), since opening in 1998. Today the Lennoxville location is one of many Hatley stores located all over the world, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and determination of the three brothers who own and run the enterprise.
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Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.