Departed Allisonians Fall 2017
Please feel welcome to submit memories of departed Allisonians you have known and loved.
Phyllis (Shatford) Atkinson — 1941
Eileen M. (Estabrooks) Babcock — 1946
Dorothy J. (Tennant) Kent — 1946
Barbara E. (Nash) Munro — 1946
Marion (Carr) Logan — 1947
Agnes N. (Nan) (Wilson) Miller — 1948
William M. Wilson — 1948
Mary J. (Ison) Day — 1949
Joan A. (Pirie) Nugent — 1949
Shirley C. (Meisner) Jobe — 1950
Dr. Patrick J. Kavanagh — 1951
Patricia A. (Teakle) Troughton — 1951
Mary Jane (Cameron) MacDonald — 1952
Pamela A. (Richards) Roby — 1952
Dr. Henry A. Hargreaves — 1953
Curtis B. Ingalls — 1958
Rev. Thomas M. Simms — 1958
Dr. Robert I. McLaren — 1961
Hugh M. Neilson — 1962
Rev. R. Neil Newbury — 1963
Carol M. (McGrath) Seely — 1964
James H. Walker — 1964
Edward A. D. Smith — 1966
Catherine A. Sutherland — 1966
Ethel (Sutherland) Reid — 1967
Anne E. (Bowen) Bonine — 1968
Keith McAloney — 1969
Judy E. Shannon — 1969
Bonnie J. (Cole) Jamer — 1971
Mary F. MacDonald — 2006
Tony C. Vaillancourt — 2015
Reta G. Morice — Former staff
Gareth Greenslade — Former faculty
Isidore Fine — Parent
Henry Myron Mitton — Parent
Patrick Baker — Parent
John D. Brown — Friend
Beulah Delaney — Friend
Hilda Sloan-Ripley — Friend
Todd Lowerison — Friend
Archbishop Harold L. Nutter (’44, LLD ’72) — Honorary degree recipient
Dr. Ruth L. (Hill) Stanley (LLD ’82) — Honorary degree recipient
Margaret Kathleen Paterson (’69)
Submitted by her sister Elizabeth (Paterson) Jarvis (’70,’71)
On April 7, 2017 in Nepean, ON, and on May 22, 2017 in Halifax, NS, services were held to celebrate the life of Margaret Paterson, who passed away on April 3, 2017. Both services were highlighted by outpourings of love, respect, gratitude, and admiration from her many friends and family. She distinguished herself as a teacher in Halifax, Nunavut, and China. Her most influential teaching was by example, resulting in her capturing the hearts and minds of her students. Margaret was pleased that her granddaughter, Sophie Hartlen, is attending Mount Allison this fall.
Sir Cuthbert Sebastian (’53, LLD ’05)
Submitted by his niece Dawn (Rogers) Desplanque (’82)
Peacefully, on March 25, 2017, at his home in Basseterre, St. Kitts, my uncle, Sir Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian GCMG, OBE, MD, passed away at the age of 95. We, his nieces and nephews, called him Daddy Cuty or just Daddy.
He accomplished a lot: obstetrician and gynecologist; governor-general of St. Kitts and Nevis (1996 to 2013). But, most of all, he was an amazing uncle.
In his final year at Mount Allison, Daddy applied to and was accepted to Dalhousie Medical School. Upon graduation, he returned to St. Kitts to practice medicine. I was six weeks old, and he promised to send me to university in Canada. In 1978, he did.
Daddy Cuty’s passing is raw, and it is new, and I do not know if I will ever come to terms with it. I hold him in my heart with gratitude and love daily.
Curtis B. Ingalls (’57, ’58)
Submitted by his partner David Goland
Curtis was born in Ingalls Head, Grand Manan Island, NB. He received a scholarship for a Music degree at Mount Allison University and studied and specialized in piano. Curtis also loved to paint.
He moved to Halifax to teach music, but two years later Montreal beckoned to him. He taught music and English for 30 years at Chambly County High School.
Curtis led a secret gay life, fearing dismissal. Yet, he met David Goland with whom he lived for the rest of his life, almost 40 years.
Curtis and David moved to Toronto, where his love for the Esperanto language introduced to him Esperanto club members in Toronto, and later, in Israel. Curtis, our love for you will never die!
Henry Allen (Hank) Hargreaves II (’53, ’56)
Submitted by Ivan Freeborn (’59)
Henry Allen (Hank) Hargreaves II, beloved husband of Lee Hargreaves, passed away on July 27, 2017 at the age of 88 years. Hank grew up in the Bronx, after which he gave distinguished service to the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He attended Mount Allison, earning two degrees and excelling academically and in his musical endeavours. Hank was a member of the noted Mount A Male Quartet circa the early 1950s.
Hank then obtained a PhD from Duke University and taught for many years in the English Department at the University of Alberta, as well as singing with the Edmonton Opera for 18 years.
In 2016 Hank was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Hall of Fame in recognition of his award-winning books and seminal contribution to the science fiction genre.
He was also a loving and wonderful father to Alyson Hargreaves, Hal Hargreaves (deceased 1996), and Heather (Hargreaves) Barnum, and grandfather to Daniel, Rebecca, and Sophie Barnum. Geraldine Shirley (Estabrooks) Burrill (’61), Prescott Burrill (’48), and Ivan Freeborn (’59) attended a gathering in Hank’s memory this summer.
Ruth Lynette (Hill) Stanley (LLD ’82)
Submitted by her daughter Della Stanley (’73)
On Feb. 15, 2017, Mount A and Sackville lost a good friend. Ruth Stanley, ONB, BA, BCL, DCLJ, MMLJ, FRSA, wife of the late Dr. G. F. G. Stanley, first director of Canadian Studies, was a member of the local IODE, CFUW, NB Craft Council, NB Museum Board, the Once in a While Club, the Sackville Art Association, and Westmorland Historical Society.
Gold medallist in law at McGill, she and George were married in 1946, finally settling in Sackville in 1969. They raised three daughters of whom two graduated from Mount A, Della (’73) and Laurie (’77).
As chair of the Sackville Memorial Hospital Board, she negotiated the construction of a new hospital and medical centre. She was also a supporter of the Sackville Music Association, St. Paul’s Altar Guild, and Keillor House Museum. In the 1980s, as wife of NB’s lieutenant-governor, Ruth promoted the province’s craftspeople and artists and spoke on gender equality and pay equity. She received honorary degrees from Mount Allison and St. Thomas Universities and the Order of New Brunswick. In recent years, she especially enjoyed attending the annual Stanley Lecture at Mount Allison.