1940s David (Dave) Thompson, DVM ’42, reports he is “happy and healthy,” having celebrated his 100th birthday last year. He enjoys reading OVC’s Crest news and keeping updated with other alumni. 1960s John (Ross) Knechtel, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’67, is an active member of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association and an advocate for mental health
OVC students rally to support a farm family during a time of crisis.
1960s OVC Class of 1966 grads Ross Fitzpatrick, Ted Clark and Don Wilson are the masterminds behind a new vintage veterinary exhibit opening at Calgary’s Heritage Park Historical Village. Through their non-profit, they have launched a fundraising campaign for the exhibit honouring the 300 Canadian veterinarians who served in the First World War and marking
Denis Lynn The inaugural Lynn Medal in Zoology to be awarded at spring convocation for the College of Biological Science (CBS) this year is named for Denis Lynn, a University of Guelph professor emeritus and grad who died in June 2018.Described by one former colleague as “an academic who never grew old,” Lynn was killed
1940s Ivan Stinson, BSA ’49, recipient of Landscape Legacy Award, Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, Sovereign’s Medal, Tians Crystal Award, Research Institute for Aging Innovation Champion. 1970s Leanne Thompson, BA ’72, participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course in Guyana. Roger Courtenay, BLA ’76, is the landscape architect for the Dwight D. Eisenhower
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,
Alumni 1940s Julius Frank, DVM ’45, Jan. 5, 2018 Aubrey Hagar, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’45, Sept. 16, 2017 W. (Murray) Mutrie, DVM ’45 May 13, 2017 Harry Burt, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’47, Aug. 20, 2017 James (Jim) Hutchison, DVM ’47, Oct. 2, 2017 Victor Walker, DVM ’47, Aug. 31, 2015 Raymond (Ray) McCarron, Dip. ’48, Oct. 17,
1950s Bernard Brennan, DVM ’51, received a 150th Anniversary Medal from the Canadian Senate. The medals celebrate the achievements of Canadians who have made significant contributions, and commemorate the first sitting of the Canadian Senate. Brennan was a member of the 1951 Grey Cup-winning Ottawa Rough Riders. As a veterinarian, he helped the Canadian Department