Departed Allisonians Winter 2020 | Mount Allison


In Memoriam

Departed Allisonians Winter 2020

Compiled from information sent to University Advancement Sept. 16, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020


Please feel welcome to submit memories of departed Allisonians you have known and loved.

Charles H. “Allison” Paisley — 1945
Carol E. Hunter — 1946
Kathryn Stoddard — 1948
J. Thomas Edgett — 1949
Donald M. MacInnes — 1949
Kathryn (Skinner) McClure — 1951
Clair D. Rogers — 1952
John M. Buchanan — 1954 (LLD ’81)
Ellison E. (Newcombe) Hartling — 1955
Bruce S. Hoyt — 1960
Robert E. Meade — 1960
George Tsonos — 1961
Lowell W. Clark — 1962
Rev. Gordon M. Gillingham — 1966
Thomas H. MacRae — 1970
Larry B. Sowerby — 1972
Kevin J. MacDonald — 1975
Linda S. (Love) Dunch — 1976
Cathy L. (Bannerman) MacLeod — 1976
David W. Dewey — 1987
Julie A. Carmichael — 1990
Mark A. Jefferson — 1994
Hannah M. Thomson — 1994
Kerry E. Garnett — 2007
Ashley J. Sheffield — 2008

Richard Mattessich — former faculty
Olive MacLean — former staff
Rev. Dr. Gerald T. Rimmington — former staff


GERALDINE “GERRY” (MCELHINEY) HILCHEY (’46)
Submitted by her brother John McElhiney (’60) and son David Hilchey

Gerry, age 93, passed away on Nov. 21, 2019 in Truro, NS. Following graduation in secretarial studies in 1946, she remained on campus as secretary to the dean of arts and continued her vocal training with Ethel Peake at the Mt. Allison Conservatory. Upon returning home to Truro, NS, she was employed as a secretary at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College where she met and married her husband, John Hilchey, in 1949. She was predeceased by John and son, Robert, and will now be dearly missed by her brother John, son David, two grandsons, two great grandsons, and extended family. Her last four years were happily spent in Parkland Estates, Truro, where her cheerfulness will also be missed.

Music was always an integral part of her life as were her artistic endeavours in needlepoint and rug hooking, which adorn the homes of the family. For several years she was deputy registrar of deeds for Colchester County. She also enjoyed her many opportunities to travel and sip a glass of wine across North America and Europe. Gerry was active as a volunteer throughout her life, most recently as a member of the hospital auxiliary. Her kindness, optimism, and humour touched everyone in her life.