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  • 1970s

    Garvin H. Boyle

    – Artsci’72, Ed’73

    Spring 2022

    I retired in 2021 from the Queen’s University Library system after 35 years.  I retired from IT project management consulting in 2002, and returned to teaching. I retired from teaching high school mathematics and science in 2008 and picked up the pace on my old hobby: building computer models of various kinds of dynamic systems. In 2010, I started to study economic models and the issues around economic sustainability. I quickly came to the conclusion that modern economies are somewhat unstable. I also realized that they are entirely unsustainable if they do not have an ever-increasing feedstock of energy. I now regularly make presentations about my models at a variety of economic and other conferences, and I am a guest lecturer from time to time in various universities.

  • 1970s

    Storme Blais

    – Ed’79

    Spring 2022

    Storme Blais (nee Genge, my Facebook name) enjoying the eighth year of retirement from CBE and winters in Mexico with Jim MacNichol, celebrating 21 years together! Facebook contacts welcome.

  • 1960s

    Brian Stevenson

    – Law’65

    Spring 2022

    On July 9, 2021, I completed 47 years as a Judge in the Criminal Division of the Provincial Court of Alberta, presiding primarily in Calgary. In that part of my life, I served as President of the Alberta Provincial Judges Association, and for 12 years as the Assistant Chief Judge in Calgary and Region. In October 2021, I will complete 55 years as a member of Lions Clubs International, the largest and most responsive service club organization in the world, with 1.4 million men and women members in close to 50,000 clubs in 213 countries and geographic areas. I was privileged to serve as the International President in 1987-1988. In that office, I was able to visit close to one hundred nations and to meet with many heads of state, ambassadors, premiers, governors and municipal leaders. In addition, I was invited to speak at the UN and at the Houses of Parliament in London, England. In my blended family, I am the proud father of four wonderful girls, 11 outstanding grandchildren, and six marvellous great-grandchildren. When I consider the many privileges I have enjoyed in the first 81 years of my life, I count my three years attending Queen’s to be at the top of the list. I’m a proud member of the Tricolour Guard.

  • 1960s

    Jim Fraser

    – Arts’61

    Spring 2022

    We follow the sun – July, August, September – on Lake Champlain islands in northern Vermont; seven months in Lima (Miraflores), Perú, from November through May; and two months (coming and going) on Fripp Island, South Carolina. I’ve been retired since 2015, after 48 years of teaching Spanish and coaching cross-country skiing, hockey, and track at WRA in Hudson, Ohio. Warmest regards from myself and Rossana Raffo. 

  • 1960s

    Dr. Theron Craig

    – Arts’69

    Spring 2022

    We moved back to Florida after a three-month visit to Arpaillargues, Uzes, and Nimes in southern France and a year in Dennis Port, Cape Cod. We decided to shelve our plans to apply for a long-term visa to live in France due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cape Cod was too cold for us, so we opted for the warmth and palm trees of southwest Florida. We now live in Venice, where we are gardening and mowing our lawn as well as converting our pool from chlorine to salt treatment. 

  • 1960s

    Helen T. Booth

    – Arts’69

    Spring 2022

    My highlight of the COVID-19 pandemic? I edited Canoe for Change: A Journey Across Canada by Glenn Green and Carol VandenEngel, published by Friesen Press in 2021. This book chronicles the trans-Canada canoe trip over three summers by a Kingston couple who raised funds for Loving Spoonful, highlighting awareness of food sustainability. It was the thrill of a lifetime for me. I felt like I, too, had canoed across Canada!