Passages – Lives That Improved Life – Fall 2018

Jessica Marie Hamather

Jessica Marie Hamather
Jessica Marie Hamather

A hospice that acts as a home away from home for those near the end of life, Jessica’s House in Exeter, Ont., is named after University of Guelph alumna Jessica Marie Hamather (B.Sc. ’15). The 22-year-old died in late 2015 from a rare form of cancer.

Intended as a place of compassion, dignity and respect that would honour Hamather’s memory, Jessica’s House opened this past June as a three-bedroom residential hospice to provide palliative care. Health-care officials recognized a longstanding need for residential hospice beds in Huron County, where Jessica was born and raised.

A two-year fundraising campaign collected $3 million for the building.

Construction on the South Huron Hospital Foundation project began in summer 2017, and the facility opened a year later on land in south Exeter donated by a local family.

Jessica’s mother, Maria Hamather, co-chaired the steering committee for the project. She said as the project took shape that her daughter “would have loved this wonderful and peaceful place.”

ALUMNI

1930s

  • Helen Quinn, BSA ’35, Feb. 11, 2018

1940s

  • Russel (Lloyd) Mitton, BSA ’42, March 26, 2018
  • Thomas (Tom) Hawke, DVM ’45, Aug. 29, 2018
  • Russell McDonald, DVM ’45, June 9, 2018
  • Allan (Al) Aitken, BSA ’47, Dec. 11, 2017
  • Cosimo (Cutts) Ferraro, DVM ’47, May 4, 2018
  • Benjamin (Ben) Levinter, BSA ’47, July 19, 2018
  • Winfred (Win) Benedict, BSA ’49, Feb. 28, 2018
  • Ellis (Kelly) Cameron, Dip. ’49, Aug. 14, 2018
  • Norma Chamberlain, Dip H.E. ’49, May 26, 2017
  • Robert (Bob) Lindabury, BSA ’49, March 29, 2018

1950s

  • David (Dave) Gaunt, DVM ’50, June 18, 2018
  • Barbara Luckham, Dip H.E. ’50, Dec. 21, 2017
  • Edward (Ed) Booth, DVM ’51, July 21, 2018
  • Thomas (Tom) Green, BSA ’51, March 23, 2018
  • Clarence McTaggart, BSA ’51, April 12, 2018
  • Stanley (Stan) Raymond, BSA ’51, March 12, 2018
  • John Wiebe, BSA ’51, May 31, 2018
  • Betty Lambert, Dip ’52, BA ’74, Aug. 23, 2018
  • Jean Norry, B.H.Sc. ’52, May 23, 2018
  • Murray Hawkins, BSA ’53, July 18, 2018
  • Ronald (Ron) Duncan, Dip. ’54, March 26, 2016
  • John (Jack) Lanthier, BSA ’54, June 21, 2018
  • Marvin Little, Dip. ’54, Dec. 8, 2015
  • Bertram (Bert) Stewart, Dip. ’54, Feb. 12, 2018
  • Mildred (Anne) Gray, B.H.Sc. ’55, June 28, 2018
  • James (Jim) Runions, BSA ’55, Oct. 19, 2017
  • Jane Clifford, B.H.Sc. ’56, Oct. 23, 2017
  • Warren French, BSA ’56, M.Sc. (Agr.) ’57, May 16, 2018
  • Donald Russell, Dip. ’56, Feb. 1, 2018
  • Carl Aitken, Dip. ’57, March 14, 2016
  • Howard Marks, Dip. ’57, Oct. 24, 2016
  • John Phelps, Dip. ’57, Jan. 20, 2018
  • Russell (Russ) Willoughby, DVM ’57, April 17, 2018
  • Francis (Frank) Brown, BSA ’58, Dec. 26, 2017
  • Kenneth (Ken) Jessop, Dip. ’58, March 16, 2018
  • Marian Macdonald, B.H.Sc. ’58, March 21, 2018
  • James (Jim) Macey, BSA ’58, July 29, 2016
  • Myrna Macey, B.H.Sc. ’58, March 31, 2018
  • Donald (Don) Murray, Dip. ’58, Aug. 19, 2018
  • Harry Erwin, BSA ’59, May 20, 2017
  • Andrew (Andy) MacKenzie, BSA ’59, Nov. 23, 2017
  • Archie Miller, DVM ’59, Feb. 15, 2018
  • Robert (Jim) Steffens, DVM ’59, Aug. 3, 2018

1960s

  • James (Jim) Browne, DVM ’60, Jan. 30, 2018
  • Walter (Walt) Stirling, Dip. ’60, May 28, 2017
  • Joseph (Joe) Bray, BSA ’61, July 16, 2016
  • Clarence Duquette, Dip. ’61, Sept. 13, 2017
  • Kenneth Ryan, Dip. ’61, Jan. 11, 2017
  • Harry Seymour, BSA ’61, June 8, 2018
  • Robert (Jim) Darlington, BSA ’62, M.Sc. ’72, March 23, 2018
  • Arthur (Art) Gill, Dip. ’62, Dec. 31, 2017
  • Walter (Don) Hill, BSA ’62, June 13, 2018
  • Carolyn (Carol) McCausland, Dip. H.E. ’62, Oct. 8, 2015
  • Kenneth (Ken) Richards, Dip. ’62, May 25, 2018
  • Patrick (Bev) Coveny, Dip. ’63, Sept. 9, 2017
  • Bruce Downey, DVM ’63, April 4, 2018
  • George Jensen, BSA ’63, Feb. 6, 2017
  • Bernard (Bernie) Murray, BSA ’63, Oct. 31, 2016
  • Deanna Perschbacher, B.H.Sc. ’63, June 6, 2018
  • Barbara (Barb) Pettit, B.H.Sc. ’63, Aug. 6, 2018
  • Cornelius (Cor) Van Ginkel, Dip. ’63, Nov. 17, 2015
  • Daniel Hambly, Dip. ’64, Sept. 22, 2016
  • James (Jim) Magee, Dip. ’64, June 24, 2017
  • Daniel (Dan) Pope, Dip. ’64, June 27, 2016
  • Rudolf (Rudi) Schubert, Dip. ’64, Dec. 10, 2017
  • Gerald Webb, Dip. ’64, July 26, 2015
  • William (Bill) Hurst, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’66, Dec. 24, 2016
  • Garnet Jack, Dip. ’66, Nov. 17, 2015
  • Johan (John) Schulte-Nordholt, DVM ’66, Dip. ’74, Jan. 15, 2018
  • Michael Demaiter, Dip. ’67, March 23, 2016
  • William (Bill) Dunnell, Dip. ’67, Oct. 19, 2015
  • Sam Fasullo, Dip. ’67, June 2, 2018
  • Janet Hossack, B.H.Sc. ’67, March 2, 2018
  • David (Dave) Lore, DVM ’67, March 28, 2016
  • Teresa Bates, B.Sc. ’68, March 30, 2018
  • Russel (Eric) Bray, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’68, Jan. 21, 2018
  • Ronald (Ron) Christie, Dip. ’68, Nov. 5, 2016
  • Lawrence (Larry) Dickenson, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’68, March 29, 2018
  • David (Dave) Kerr, Dip. ’68, Sept. 15, 2017
  • Warren (Sid) Kluger, DVM ’68, Jan. 23, 2017
  • David Malcolm, M.Sc. ’68, Jan. 6, 2016
  • Charles (Wayne) Robison, DVM ’68, June 30, 2017
  • Wilfred Blaine, M.Sc. ’69, PhD ’72, Nov. 21, 2017
  • James (Jim) Buckingham, DVM ’69, March 25, 2016
  • Edward (Lindsay) Elwood, BA ’69, July 22, 2016
  • Brent Hoff, DVM ’69, Grad. Dip. ’70, D.V.Sc. ’83, Grad. Dip. ’98, June 29, 2017
  • Denis Lynn, B.Sc. ’69, June 26, 2018
  • Beverley McBride, B.Sc. ’69, May 11, 2018
  • Kenneth (Ken) Sheehan, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’69, Jan. 23, 2018
  • Fredric (Fred) Taylor, B.Sc. ’69, March 16, 2016

1970s

  • Nancy Nixon, BA ’70, Jan. 22, 2018
  • Jaromir (Frank) Hurnik, PhD ’71, June 10, 2018
  • Patrick (Pat) Lett, B.Sc. ’71, M.Sc. ’75, May 24, 2018
  • Antje (Annie) Oliver, BA ’71, Feb. 15, 2018
  • Judith Van Duren, BA ’71, M.Sc. ’86, May 2, 2018
  • Bernard (Ben) Wiggers, Dip. ’71, Sept. 3, 2016
  • Robert (Rob) Chapple, B.Sc. ’72, Dec. 6, 2016
  • Shirley Surgeoner, B.A.Sc. ’72, Sept. 3, 2018
  • Robert (Lloyd) Arnold, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’73, M.Sc. ’74, Feb. 10, 2018
  • Wilda Blacklock, BA ’73, MA ’78, July 7, 2018
  • Edron (Ed) Granger, BA ’73, Feb. 10, 2017
  • Morgan Job, M.Sc. ’73, May 6, 2018
  • Marvin Krawec, BA ’73, May 16, 2016
  • Beverley (Bev) Dahmer, B.Sc. ’74, April 20, 2018
  • Earle Hamilton, Dip. ’74, Aug. 23, 2017
  • Klaas Post, DVM ’74, Jan. 5, 2018
  • Mark Wright, B.Sc. ’74, July 29, 2018
  • Ronald (Ron) Craven, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’75, Feb. 25, 2016
  • John Demeter, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’75, April 8, 2016
  • Kerry Pennell, BA ’75, Aug. 13, 2017
  • George (Freeman) Boyd, BA ’76, MA ’88, PhD ’06, June 22, 2017
  • Elizabeth Anne (Beth Anne) Kidnie, B.A.Sc. ’76, Feb. 20, 2018
  • Paul Kinsman, Dip. ’76, Sept. 11, 2015
  • John Lang, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’76, May 17, 2018
  • Marjorie McIntyre, B.A.Sc. ’76, Aug. 22, 2018
  • Juri Peepre, BLA ’76, May 13, 2018
  • John Dodd, BA ’77, MA ’78, March 4, 2015
  • Hugh Gillespie, BA ’77, July 8, 2015
  • Thomas (Tom) Jackson, Dip. ’77, Dec. 2, 2016
  • Brian Jamieson, Dip. ’77, May 10, 2017
  • Gregory (Greg) Brown, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’78, Oct. 14, 2015
  • Alan Hughes, BA ’78, MA ’92, June 9, 2018
  • Morris Sagriff, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’78, Nov. 10, 2016
  • Carol Stevenson, B.A.Sc. ’78, Dec. 9, 2017
  • Charles (Charlie) Worte, B.Sc. (Eng) ’78, M.Sc. ’84, Jan. 20, 2018
  • David (Dave) Rachar, B.Sc. ’79, M.Sc. ’83, Aug. 5, 2015

1980s

  • William (Peter) Ashton, MA ’80, April 4, 2016
  • Joan Carlaw, B.A.Sc. ’80, June 24, 2017
  • Douglas (Doug) Walper, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’80, June 7, 2017
  • Jane Henderson, B.A.Sc. ’81, Nov. 12, 2015
  • Rolf Janzen, B.Sc. ’81, Sept. 1, 2015
  • David Lambert, Dip. ’81, April 18, 2016
  • Allan (Spice) Spicer, Dip. ’81, Dec. 4, 2016
  • Darlene Bogie, B.A.Sc. ’83, July 15, 2018
  • Jeffrey (Jeff) Courtney, B.Sc. ’83, Nov. 28, 2017
  • Ian McGuire, BA ’83, Jan. 4, 2017
  • Lori Ciccale, BA ’84, Aug. 24, 2015
  • Lawrence (Patrick) Graham, B.Sc. ’84, Nov. 26, 2017
  • Alfred (Lloyd) Graves, Dip. ’84, Sept. 14, 2016
  • David (Dave) Van Trigt, BA ’86, July 6, 2015
  • Patrick (Pat) Duffy, M.Sc. ’87, Jan. 5, 2018
  • Margrit Ragaz, B.A.Sc. ’88, Oct. 5, 2016
  • Andrew McNeill, Dip. ’89, Sept. 6, 2017
  • Stephen Uhler, BA ’89, March 18, 2018

1990s

  • Louise Reeve, BA ’95, March 11, 2016
  • Donald Shaver, H.D.Sc. ’95, July 28, 2018
  • Ruth Anne Kleber-Lyon, BA ’96, Jan. 29, 2016
  • Janet (Lynne) Cooper, Dip. ’97, Jan. 22, 2017
  • Elliott Welch, B.Sc. ’98, Aug. 7, 2018
  • Steeve Giguere, PhD ’99, May 27, 2018

2000s

  • Reynan (John) Bautista, Dip. ’01, March 27, 2017
  • Mehran Afshar, B.Sc. ’03, April 29, 2016
  • Brie Gill, B.Comm. ’03, July 9, 2016
  • Thorald (Sandy) Warley, H.D.Sc. ’03, Sept. 10, 2018
  • Essam Farag, MA ’04, Sept. 1, 2018
  • Alain Lamontagne, BLA ’06, June 20, 2018
  • Lynsey Frangakis, B.Comm. ’11, Jan. 3, 2018
  • Matthew (Matt) Snell, B.Eng. ’14, June 8, 2018
  • Jack Spettigue, BA ’14, April 17, 2017
  • Robert Stuetzle, M.A.Sc. ’14, March 12, 2018
  • Nicole Bannerman, B.Sc. ’15, Aug. 15, 2015
  • Kaled Salih, B.Eng. ’18, July 22, 2018

FACULTY, STAFF & STUDENTS

  • Marie Forges, Staff, April 12, 2018
  • Irina Solntseva, Staff, March 8, 2018
  • Patrick MacKey, Student, May 12, 2018

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