Class Notes

Catch up on classmates, housemates, faculty, and friends.

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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.

  • 1980s

    Richard Arthur and Richard Woodruff

    – Artsci’87 and Artsci’87

    Summer 2020

    The Zylin Project, a music collective based in Victoria and featuring Richard Arthur and Richard Woodruff – both Queen’s grads and members of the Artsci’87 band – have released a song and video that pay tribute to Ukraine and its president. The goal of “Force of a Nation: Standing with Ukraine Through Music” is to drive renewed support for viewers’ preferred charities helping in Ukraine, such as the Compassionate Resource Warehouse (CRW), which is a registered Canadian charity based in Victoria,, and the Salvation Army. The video is on YouTube, while the song is available for purchase and playback from Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Facebook. 

  • 1980s

    Jeeva Sam

    – MDiv’82

    Summer 2022

    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

    Summer 2022

    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

    Summer 2022

    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.


    Melodie Campbell (nee Offer) and Michael O’Connell

    – Com’78 and Com’78

    Summer 2022

    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.


    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.