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Millar, Lloyd

  • Person
  • d.2009

Lloyd Millar received a B.Sc. degree from Bishop's University in 1943. He was brother to Charles Millar '40 and Oliver Millar '39. He died in 2009 in Summerside, PEI.

Edson, Allan (1846-1888)

  • 1998_013
  • Person
  • 1846-1888

“Allan Edson (1846-1888) was a Canadian landscape painter from Québec. At the age of nine, his family settled in Stanbridge, where his father ran a hotel. John Carpenter Baker, a banker and a patron of the arts helped start the careers of Edson and another local painter Wyatt Eaton,(1849-1896) by helping to pay for art lessons and buying their works. In addition to his art studies, Edson received a standard commercial education.
In 1861, he moved to Montréal , where he worked as the bookkeeper for a frame maker and art dealer named Augustus Pell, who introduced him to local artists. Around 1863, he took lessons from Robert Scott Duncanson, an American painter who lived in Montréal during the Civil War. This was followed by two years in London for further studies. Upon his return, he became founding members of one of the earliest Canadian societies of artists and participate in their first exhibition in 1868. He was also one of the original members of the Ontario Society of Artists, founded in 1872, and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, established in 1880 with Royal patronage. At one of their first exhibitions, some of his works were purchased by Princess Louise for herself and her mother, Queen Victoria.
He exhibited regularly throughout Canada. He also presented his works at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Paris Salon and two world’s fairs; the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and Exposition Universelle in Antwerp.
In the early 1880s, he went to live in France, spending most of his time in Cernay-la-Ville, where he studied with Léon Germain Pelouse. From 1886 6o 1867, he was in London, and then returned to Canada, settling in Sutton, Québec. The following year, he died of complication from pneumonia, which he caught while on the expedition to paint winter scenes.”
Source: Wikipedia Allan Edson and

Meade, Cecil

  • Person
  • 1916-1998

Cecil Meade (1916-1998) was born in Coaticook on 24 December 1916. After studying at Coaticook High School and Bishop’s University, receiving a B.A. in 1938 and an M.A. in 1943, he worked as a surveyor’s assistant with his father, Sydney, for a few years before beginning serious study of music at the Toronto Conservatory. This was followed by military service overseas during World War II and study of music at McGill University, and a number of varied work pursuits. He received a Bachelor of Music from McGill University in 1957 and spent much of his life working in different countries and on various musical projects. He also held a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Pakistan. He died in Sherbrooke in 1998.


  • 1998_011
  • Person
  • Unknown

Barbeau, Jacques (1934- )

  • 1997_004
  • Person
  • 1934-

Jacques Barbeau was born in Saint-Raphael, near Lévis, Québec, Canada. At eighteen years of age he went to L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Québec to become a sculptor. He graduated in 1956 . Over the years, painting became his mode of expression and he taught at Collège de Sherbrooke. He was very involved in the arts community of Sherbrooke as a founding member of Musée de Sherbrooke and Regroupement des artistes des Canton de L'Est.
Source: excerpted from Jacques Barbeau, Galerie 2000

Mayhew, Vernon Earle

  • Person
  • 1917-1943

Vernon was born February 2nd, 1917 in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada. He was the third and youngest child of Horace Frederick Mayhew and Sarah Pearl Johnson. His siblings were Evelyn Johnson Gustin and Malcolm Bernard. He attended Lennoxville High School, Quebec, and went on to Bishop's University receiving numerous awards and academic achievements, receiving his B.A. (Mathematics and Physics Honours, with distinction) in 1936. During World War II, he was a pilot and navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in action at the age of twenty-six during the war's "Battle of the Atlantic" in June of 1943, somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean near Newfoundland. His body was never recovered. A monument was erected in Mount Forest Cemetery in Coaticook, Quebec. His family received the Silver Cross in his name posthumously.

Mayhew, Evelyn Johnson

  • Person

Evelyn Johnson Mayhew graduated from Bishop's University in 1926.

MacNab, Jean L.B.

  • Person

Jean L.B. MacNab received a B.A. from Bishop's University in 1937

Mayhew, Carl

  • Person

Carl Mayhew graduated from Bishop's University in 1927

Wilson, Richard D., (1920-1994)

  • 1993_040
  • Person
  • 1920-1994

Richard W. Wilson was born in Montréal in 1920. He has traveled across Canada and to most parts of the world, sketching architecture. He is known for his sketches of Old Montréal, which were published in 1964 in the book called "The Living Past of Montréal", with text by Eric McLean. In the early 1970’s, he visited Bishop’s University, and using the dry-brush illustration technique, he captured fourteen familiar views of Bishop's Campus and Community landmarks. He died in 1994.
Source: Bishop’s University Art Collection files, undocumented article, and article in The Gazette, Saturday, May 8, 1993.

Wilson, Richard D., (1920-1994)

  • 1993_045
  • Person
  • 1920-1994

Richard W. Wilson was born in Montréal in 1920. He has traveled across Canada and to most parts of the world, sketching architecture. He is known for his sketches of Old Montréal, which were published in 1964 in the book called "The Living Past of Montréal", with text by Eric McLean. In the early 1970’s, he visited Bishop’s University, and using the dry-brush illustration technique, he captured fourteen familiar views of Bishop's Campus and Community landmarks. He died in 1994.
Source: Bishop’s University Art Collection files, undocumented article, and article in The Gazette, Saturday, May 8, 1993. «

Ljungkull, Christine

  • Person

Christine Ljungkull was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended Summit School and the University of Minnesota. She moved to Canada in the 1970s and in 1980 took a job with the Eastern Townships' monthly newspaper, The Townships' Sun. Then, in 1985, enrolled in Bishop's University to finish a degree in Fine Arts and Business, graduating in 1988 with distinction. The following year (1989) received a Certificate in Management from the Canadian Institute of Management offered through Bishop's University. Ms. Ljungkull was employed as Director of the Bishop's University Artists' Centre, now the Foreman Art Gallery, from 1986 until her resignation in 1996. While with the Artists' Centre she mounted eighty exhibitions of historical and contemporary works including the popular sesquicentennial exhibition Bishop's University 1842-1992. After leaving Bishop's, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Lennoxville Ascot Historical and Museum Society holding numerous positions including President, Chairperson of the Collection Committee, the Exhibition Committee, and the 2002 Fund Raising Campaign. Then, served from 1999 to 2001 on the Board of the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre as chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. From 2003 to 2010 she sat as an appointed member to the Board of Directors of The Eastern Townships Research Centre as a representative of the community. and also sat on the ETRC Archives Subcommittee. Other community work included spearheading the makeover of the Lennoxville Library in 2006, and serving as a Member of Corporation for the Jerome Foundation, a Minnesota based Foundation, that makes grants to emerging artists in the State of Minnesota and New York City.

Langford, Arthur N.

  • Person
  • 1910-2007

Born in Ingersoll, Ontario on July 30, 1910, Dr. Arthur N. Langford spent most of his boyhood in Simcoe before going to Queen’s University in Kingston for his Honours B. A. in Biology and Chemistry (1931) and then to the University of Toronto for his M. A. in Botany (1933) and his Ph. D. in Plant Pathology (1936). After these studies, he became the first Professor of Biology at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, and remained there until his retirement in 1976, except for visiting appointments in Wisconsin, New Jersey and California. He followed this with a four-year teaching assignment in Swaziland for the Canadian International Development Agency. After his return to Canada, he remained active in various environmental organizations until his death in Simcoe on February 9, 2007.

Dr. Langford discovered the Johnville peat bog - now an integral part of the Johnville Bog and Forest Park - on September 13, 1937, the day after his arrival in the Eastern Townships. At that time, the only real interest in the site was that it furnished drinking water to the town of Lennoxville with natural spring water gushing from the esker. He immediately recognized the ecological and geomorphological value of the site as well as the wonderful outdoor laboratory that it provided. From then on, he made regular visits to the bog with his students. A visionary, scientist and Professor Emeritus, he made the Johnville peat bog a popular attraction for birdwatchers, botanists and other nature lovers from the region and around the
world. Dr. Langford was committed to the protection and preservation of the environment and to the need to instill these values in others, particularly the younger generations. The Johnville peat bog was one of his preferred places, and it is most fitting to name his favourite pond in his memory.

Jackson, Michael J.B.

Michael J. B. Jackson (Ph. D., University of Toronto) lives in Montreal, Quebec, and Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author and coauthor of numerous publications, including Educational Reform: A Deweyan Approach; and The Teacher as Philosopher. He was a professor and served as Chair of the Graduate School of Education at Bishop’s University, 1988-1993, and Head of the Department of Educational Foundations at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he assisted student teachers and interns as they prepared for their first teaching appointments. In addition, he has taught at several other universities, including Concordia, Queens, Mount St. Vincent, and British Columbia.

Ingalls, Ross Baxter

  • 1914-2006

Ross Baxter Ingalls was born in Danville in 1914, son of Mr. and Mrs. K.S. Ingalls and received his early education at Brantford Ontario. He attended Bishop's University, Lennoxville QC, but did not complete his degree due to his involvement in the war, joining the RCAF in 1940. On 15 March 1941, he graduated as a navigator, from No. 1 Air Navigation School at Rivers, Manitoba. He then proceeded overseas and after receiving additional training was then posted to No. 142 Squadron, Bomber Command, as a navigator. He received a Distinguished Flying Cross, August 11, 1942, and was decorated by H.M. the King, in February 1943. Ingalls remained in the RCAF after WW 2 and held a series of senior positions, rising to the rank of Group Captain before retiring in 1964. He had a younger brother, Flight Lieutenant Bruce J. Ingalls DFC, a pilot, who was killed in action over Italy, in 1944. Ross Baxter Ingalls DSO, DFC, CD Group Capt. (Retired) WWII RCAF Navigator died on October 29, 2006 at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Clinic, age 92. (

Christopher Rawson

  • Person
  • 1842-1899

Christopher Rawson was born in England on October 20, 1842, and was educated at Eton. The family came to Canada in 1859 and settled in Lennoxville at Elmwood, the former residence of Rev. Lucius Doolittle. Christopher Rawson was a student in arts and theology at Bishop's College from 1861 to 1866. He won the Prince of Wales medal in 1865 and was Mountain Jubilee Scholar in 1866. He received his M.A. in 1868. On December 28, 1865 he married Jane Amelia Forsyth Grant, daughter of Charles Forsyth Grant of Montreal. A daughter, Mabel Rawson was born on November 1, 1866. Christopher Rawson was ordained in 1867. He served first as curate at Picton, Ontario, and in 1870 was appointed assistant minister at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Quebec City, a position which he held until 1883, when he returned to England. He died at Brathay, in the English Lake District, on July 29, 1899.

Hayden, Robert S.

  • Person

Jean McLachlan Hayden and Robert S. Hayden both graduated from Bishop's University in 1951. Ralph Henry Hayden graduated from Bishop's in 1910 and was the father of Robert S. Hayden.

Howard, Noni

  • Person
  • 1949-2012

Helen Eleanor Noni Howard was a lesbian poet, teacher, writer, publisher and therapist. She was born in Montreal, Canada in 1949, and studied at Bishop's University. She received two B.A.s (one in English Literature (1971) and the other in Comparative Religion) from Bishop's and was the editor of "The Mitre" for four or five years. Howard founded the New World Press Collective in 1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was the founder/editor of "Bloodjet" and "Prisma." Her books include "The Politics of Separation" (1974), "Almost Like Dancing" (1975), "The Anthology of the First Annual Women's Poetry Festival in San Francisco" (1977), "Share My Fantasies" (1996), and "Tiger Balm" (1997). She moved to California and the First Annual Women's Poetry Festival (1977) was her brainchild. In May 2004 she was awarded an honorary degree by Frontier University (of Nova Scotia) and in June 2004, she received a B.A. in Etudes Quebecoises from the same university. In March of 2005, she was named Principal of Frontier University (its first woman Principal). Noni Howard died in October 2012. (Biography courtesy of Online Archives of California (OAC))

Anderson, Bruce

  • Canada
  • Person
  • 1931-

Bruce McKendrick Anderson was born August 14, 1931. He was educated in the English public-schooling system in Westmount, Quebec, and graduated from Bishop's University in 1951 (B.A. Hons. Phil) and from McGill in 1954 (M.Ps.Sc.). He spent a 50-year professional career in all aspects of human resource management from recruitment to retirement; introduced and administered policies and programs related to evolving government involvement in the employment retationship concerning health care, retirement provisions and the development of equitable employment systems. There was particular emphasis on the interests of women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginals. Mr. Anderson spearheaded responses to language legislation concerning international organizations at both the provincial and federal levels. He also developed effective relationships between business strategies and appropriate human resource management policies with an emphasis on recognition and reward systems at all levels of an organization, thereby promoting positive employee relations. Mr. Anderson retired from active service in 2001.

Co·ordinated 25th, 40th 50th and 60th anniversary reunions at Bishop's for the Classes of 1950. '51 , '52 and '53.

Bruce married Kathryn Joan Stevens on Sept . 17, 1955. Their adopted son, Robin Matthew, was born on March 31, 1964. Kathryn died on Aug. 29, 1990.

Hall, C. Wayne

  • Person

Dr. C. Wayne Hall was born in Lennoxville in 1910. He graduated from Bishop's University in 1931. He served as the first Dean of Education at McGill University after a career as a one-room school inspector. He authored numerous publications and textbooks and worked with the education sector in the newly liberated Nigeria in 1960-61. He returned to the Eastern Townships in the mid 1970's and received a DCL from Bishop's in 1978.

Gallop, John

  • Canada
  • Family

John W. Gallop graduated from Bishop's University in 1957, and married Nancy (Willis) Gallop who also graduated from Bishop's in 1958.

Farnsworth, Esther

  • Person
  • 1901-2003

Esther Farnsworth graduated from Bishop's University in 1922. Born in the Eastern Townships, Esther taught in Richmond, Noranda, Knowlton and Cookshire, where she was principal of the high school there from 1942-48. Esther worked close to 30 years as a teacher and principal. Esther's principal activity was reading, and was very interested in history. She was an avid traveller and visited many countries during her life. Esther Farnsworth celebrated her 100th birthday on 6 February 2001 in the Wales Home in Richmond, Quebec, and passed away in 2003.

Fish, Nathan A.

  • Person
  • d.1926

Nathan A. Fish graduated from Bishop's University in 1919. After graduating in Arts at Bishop's, Mr. Fish entered the department of pharmacy at McGill, where he proved to be a brilliant scholar, especially in research, in which work he was engaged when he died. He was the founder and first president of the McGill Pharmaceutical Society and was a charter member of several fraternities. He died in Montreal on October 28, 1926. (Source, The Mitre, 1926).

Dickson, C. Wynne

  • Person

C. Wynne Dickson received a B.A. in Education from Bishop's University in 1932. He was a teacher in Noranda, Quebec 1933-1937; Principal Montreal North School 1937-1940; Inspector Department of Educaiton Quebec 1940-1945; Supervisor R.D.A. Protestant Central School Board Richmond Quebec 1945-(?). Mr. Dickson died on April 17, 1998 in Melbourne, Quebec.

Desmarais, John

  • Person

John Desmarais graduated with a B.A. from Bishop's University in 1958

Davies, Sidney J.

  • Person

Sidney J. Davies graduated from Bishop's University, Faculty of Divinity, in 1938

Christie, William Douglas McLaren

  • Person
  • 1910-2000

William Douglas McLaren Christie (1910-2000) was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He graduated from Bishop's University in 1934. He was ordained deacon in 1935 by Phillip Carrington and was subsequently appointed to the mission of Bury, Quebec; ordained priest 1936; other missions included Montague and Franktown, Vankleek; Rector to St. Paul's Renfrew, 1943-1946; Rector All Saints Westboro 1946-1958; Rural Dean of Ottawa 1952-1958; Rector Trinity Church, Cornwall, and Archdeacon of Cornwall 1958-1967; Diocesan Archdeacon and Director of Programs, Diocese of Ottawa, 1967-1972; appointed to Saint Bartholomew's Church, New Edinburgh 1972; retired June 1979. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Plenary Committee of Camp Pontiac 1947-1956 and Chairman from 1956-1961; Director of Boys Camps for approximately 10 years; member of the Diocesan Executive Committee, delegate Provincial and General Synods from the Diocese of Ottawa and a member of the Executive Council of General Synod; Chaplain of the Governor General's Footguards, 5th Canadian Guards 1947-1958 and lifetime member of and Chaplain of the Governor General's Footguards; Chaplain of Government House 1967-1980.

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