Class of ’60 celebrates and remembers
The Class of 1960 celebrated its 50th reunion in May with a variety of events on campus.
A number of alumni brought their old Queen’s jackets, including Chris Nowakowski, who proudly wore his Queen’s Comets jacket. (Comets was the name of Queen’s intermediate football team up to 1961).
The ’60 grads joined the Classes of 1940 to 1959 at the annual Tricolour Guard Dinner to celebrate Queen’s senior alumni. Jerry Gaetz, husband of Lynne, Com’60, brought his bagpipes for the weekend and piped the Class of 1960 into Ban Righ Hall for the occasion.
Bruce Alexander, Arts’60 reunion coordinator and former AMS President, was pleased to meet his 2010 counterpart, AMS President Safiah Chowdhury, at the event.
Ban Righ Hall held fond memories for some alumnae, and was a new frontier for some alumni: Chris Nowakowski shared an anecdote about not being able to get past the front door monitor of the women-only residence as a student.
After the dinner, alumni of all years joined students at Alfie’s for a night of dancing.
The next morning, members of the Class of 1960 gathered at the Time sculpture at the waterfront for a memorial service for classmates who have passed away. Led in prayer by Rev. Bruce Cossar, Arts’60, classmates then took the opportunity to share their memories, both funny and poignant, of their friends. The informal memorial gathering by Lake Ontario was started last year by members of the Class of ’59.