Class Notes

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Marking career and personal achievements, special milestones and the birth of future Queen's alumni - Class Notes helps you stay in touch with former classmates, housemates, and faculty.

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  • 1980s

    Jeeva Sam

    – MDiv’82

    Jeeva Sam graduated from Queen’s Theological College and has recently published The Unbreakable Marriage: How to Stand in Unity and Withstand Adversity, which was co-authored with his wife, Sulojana.  

  • 1980s

    David Garlick

    – Ed’83

    David Garlick retired from his role as a secondary school principal in 2016. He published a collection of short stories called The Principal Chronicles in December 2021 through FriesenPress. Two of the stories, both humorous, are set during his time at Queen’s.

  • 1980s

    Don Breithaupt

    – Artsci’83

    Don Breithaupt is an Emmy-winning keyboard player, singer, songwriter, producer, and arranger behind the band Monkey House. The band’s new album, Remember the Audio, features guests Randy Brecker, Michael Leonhart, and Drew Zingg. Past albums have earned several accolades, including a nomination at the 2020 Juno Awards. 

  • A man and woman standing side by side, holding hands.

    1970s

    Melodie Campbell (nee Offer) and Michael O’Connell

    – Com’78 and Com’78

    Forty-seven years after constantly being put next to each other in class alphabetically, Michael O'Connell and Melodie Offer have made it permanent with a diamond. After finding her on Facebook, Michael stormed back into her life in the fall of 2020, 18 months after Melodie had been widowed. This being COVID-19 times, they talked for a month, and then Michael went into isolation for two weeks in order to show up on her doorstep. In April 2022, he whisked her off to Niagara Falls for a secret drive-thru elopement. Commerce classmates will be pleased to hear the whole wedding cost him less than $400, and that included a stop at Tim Horton's, where he said she could “have anything she wanted.”  Michael has recently sold his company Canadian Printco, and Melodie is an award-winning crime writer.  Friends can contact them through her website.

  • Man standing in a kitchen wearing a Queen's rugby shirt.

    1960s

    Rob Peck

    – Arts’68

    Summer 2022

    Rob has chronicled his life in speeches, which have been presented at Toastmasters International, at church, and in eulogies at family funerals. He is thrilled to announce that, in 2022, he published the last 25 years of those speeches in a book, Reflections: Speeches from the Heart.  

  • 2020s

    Lara Victoria

    – EMBA’21

    Spring 2022

    Lara Victoria has been appointed as a member of the Delta Police Board by the province of British Columbia. As a provincial appointee and resident of the community, she joins the board in duties related to the governance of the Delta Police department. Lara wishes to bring greater awareness to matters related to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and indigeneity within the department as well as the community it serves. She believes that the leadership skills learned at Smith School of Business during her MBA program, along with the Certificate of Social Impact, has well-prepared her to execute the responsibilities of this role.