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Mayhew, Vernon Earle

  • Personne
  • 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

  • Personne

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

MacNab, Jean L.B.

  • Personne

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

Mayhew, Carl

  • Personne

Carl Mayhew graduated from Bishop's University in 1927

Ljungkull, Christine

  • Personne

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.

  • Personne
  • 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. (

Hayden, Robert S.

  • Personne

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

  • Personne
  • 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
  • Personne
  • 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

  • Personne

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
  • Famille

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

  • Personne
  • 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.

  • Personne
  • 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

  • Personne

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

  • Personne

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

Davies, Sidney J.

  • Personne

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

Christie, William Douglas McLaren

  • Personne
  • 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.

Caulfield, Arthur A.E.L.

  • Personne

Arthur A.E.L. Caulfield graduated from Bishop's University in 1927.

Burns, Robin B.

  • Personne

Robin B. Burns was Professor of History at Bishop's from 1976 to 1997. Prior to coming to Bishop's he taught for 30 years at Sir George Williams University focussing on Canadian, Irish-Canadian, AngloQuebec and Eastern Townships history. A scholar and a researcher, Robin Burns was one of Canada's foremost experts on the life of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, the subject of his doctoral thesis. At Bishop's he was the founder of the Eastern Townships Research Centre, and was also a supporter of local historical societies throughout Quebec and gave many lectures and presentations. He died in 1998 in his 54th year.

Brown, Howard

  • Personne
  • 1920-2001

Howard Fuller Brown was born 24 July 1920 in Arkona, Ontario. He was a Canadian pianist, harpsichordist, and music educator. He was active as a concert pianist and recitalist in Atlantic Canada during the mid-twentieth century, appearing as a soloist with many important Canadian symphony orchestras. He also performed on numerous broadcasts with CBC Radio. A graduate of The Royal Conservatory of Music in 1939, the University of Toronto in 1943 and B. Mus. in 1946, and the University of Michigan in 1954, Brown studied under such teachers as Harry Dean, Lubka Kolessa, Boris Roubakine, Leo Smith, Arnold Walter, and Healey Willan. He later studied in England in 1957 through a grant from the Royal Society of Canada with harpsichordist Valda Aveling and pianist Harold Craxton. Brown served as the chair of the piano faculty at both Maritime Conservatory of Music (1949-1950) and Mount Allison University (1950-1953) before becoming the head of the music department at the latter university from 1953-1967. He was then head of the music department at Bishop's University from 1967 to 1983, and where he was made a professor emeritus upon his retirement in 1984. He received a D.C.L. honourary degree also from Bishop's in 2001 and passed away in the same year.

Brewer, John Samuel

  • Personne

John Samuel Brewer (1873-1956) graduated from Bishop's College with an L.S.T. in 1898.

Bassett, John

  • Personne

John Bassett was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland on February 7, 1886. He was educated at the Royal University of Ireland and came to Canada in 1909. He joined the staff of the Montreal Gazette. At the onset of World War I, John joined the Army and attained the rank of Major; The Belgian Government decorated him. At the end of the war he returned to the Gazette and became its Director at the age of 27, made Vice-president at age 23 and President at age 51; In 1956 he became Chairman of the Board. He was the Gazette's "Parliamentary Correspondent" from 1911-1926 (with the except of 1914-1918;) He was also the owner and President of "The Sherbrooke Daily Record." John married Margaret Avery of Ottawa in 1914; They had on son, John White Hughes Bassett born August 25, 1915. In politics he was a strong and active Conservative, and was also President of the Gazette Printing Company. John Bassett was a trustee of Bishop's University from 1939 until 1958, and 11th Chancellor of the University from 1950 until 1958. Throughout his tenure as Chancellor, he was the University's principal counsellor in financial matters and in relations with the Union Nationale government. He died on February 12, 1959. In that same year, a new Library building was officially opened and named the John Bassett Memorial Library in his honour,

Hornyansky, Nicholas (1896-1965)

  • 1995_003
  • Personne
  • 1896-1965

Nicholas Hornyansky was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1896. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. Later he studied in Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris and Antwerp.
He is a contributing member of the American Colour Print Society, Philadelphia, and the Southern Print-makers Society of Mt. Airy, Ga.
His work is represented in many museums, notably among which are Budapest Municipal Museum, Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts, Ottawa National Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum, and Central Public Library, New York City.
Mr. Hornyansky has received many rewards for his work. One award was made by the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers when a print of his was selected “The Print of the Year” 1940.
Hornyansky has held one man shows in many cities in Europe, Canada, and the United States. He has contributed to the exhibitions of the Royal Canadian Academy, Ontario Society of Arts, Ottawa National Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, California Print-makers, American Academy of Design and the New York World Fair 1939. He died in 1965.

Source: World Affairs, January 1942.

Baskerville, W.H.

  • Personne

W.H. Baskerville graduated from Bishop's University in 1939.

Banks, Margaret Amelia

  • Personne
  • 1928-2010

Dr. Margaret Banks received a B.A. (Honours History) from Bishop's University in 1949. She was also that year's recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for History and the Governor General's Medal for Highest Standing in the Graduating Year. She went on to earn an M.A. and a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, and she spent most of her career as Law Librarian at The University of Western Ontario. Margaret Banks died on 29 April 2010. Her will stipulated that the two medals she earned at Bishop's were to be given back to Bishop's. She was the first woman to receive the GG medal for highest standing in the academic year. Also left to Bishop's, a scrapbook compiled by Margaret's father, Thomas Banks,
containing photographs, newspaper clippings, and personal mementos of Margaret's three years at Bishop's (1946/47 - 1948/49).

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