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Campus and community: in memoriam

Campus and community: in memoriam

In memoriam



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James Herbert Brown, BSc’50 (metallurgical), Professor Emeritus,former Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, died June 3.

Russel Kenneth Code, PhD, P.Eng., former professor (Chemical Engineering) died in Ottawa on June 25 in his 91st year.He was a longtime chemical engineering professor at Queen's and, for the last 30 years, an active Simmental cattle breeder.Russel's greatest loves were his cattle and his flower gardens. He is survived by his nephews Bill (Donna) Code and Blair Code and his niece Alanna Code (Ian Frei). He was predeceased by his parents William E. and Margaret (Moulton) Code and his brothers Clark and Lawrence Code.In remembrance of Russel, contributions to your local Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.

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Russel Code









Millard Schumaker, PhD’70 (Philosophy), Professor Emeritus (Theology), died June 20. Read a eulogy for Dr. Schumaker by his colleague Bill James on the School of Religion website

Nancy Ossenberg, Professor Emeritus (Anatomy), died on June 23.

Caroline Falkner, Associate Professor (Classics), died July 16.


Kim Renders, Associate Professor (Drama), died July 17. Kim Loretta Maria Renders was born in Toronto on Jan.14, 1955 She married her life partner, Robert Lindsay, at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto in 1987, and they later had two children, Finn and Jill Lindsay.

Kim was a founding member of Nightwood Theatre, the oldest professional feminist theatre company in Canada. She was also the artistic director of Chipped Off Performance Collective, a company that collaborates with local artists and community groups to create original performances that speak to the needs and concerns of Kingstonians. She also managed the youth acting troupe, Barefoot Players. She directed works at Theatre Direct, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, and Nightwood Theatre in Toronto.

Some of her acting credits include Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria and at the Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg,Divided We Standat the Canadian Stage Company,List of Lightsat L.S.P.U. Hall in St. John’s, Newfoundland,Flowers at the Grand Theatre, London, and Building Jerusalem with Volcano Theatre in Toronto.Kim’s one-woman show Motherhood Madness and the Shape of the Universehas been performed across Canada and Britain, and has been adapted for CBC Radio. Her other one-woman showWaiting for Michelangeloopened at the Baby Grand Studio in the Grand Theatre Kingston in April 2009.For all her work, Kim was made an Honorary Member of the Association of Canadian Theatre Research.

In 2006, she joined the drama department (now the Dan School of Drama and Music) at Queen's as an assistant professor and received tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor in 2012. She was cross-appointed to Gender Studies and Cultural Studies.

The family will hold a celebratory party at a later date. Donations in Kim’s name can be made to Nightwood Theatre, or any Canadian group that supports women in the arts.

Donna Gallagher, former professor (Physical and Health Education) and volleyball, field hockey, and badminton head coach, died July 18.Predeceased by her sister Polly and her parents Donald and Pauline. Beloved partner for 34 years of Reinolde (Renee) van Weringh, dear sister-in-law of Klaas van Weringh (Jo Stanley), Janet van Weringh (Jim Svoboda), and Lucy van Weringh, predeceased (Gilles Garcia). Dear friend of Leslie Dal Cin, Colette Steer, and Liz Taylor-Panighel. Dear cousin of Dianne Williams and her daughter Stacy Gijsbers (David), and cousin-in-law of Jinke van Weringh (Henk Lyklema). She will be remembered fondly by nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States, especially John, Devon, Nicolas, Jeannine, and Anna.

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Donna Gallagher

Donna was a legendary mentor, coach and supporter of generations of students and student athletes over the course of her 27-year career at Queen’s.Arriving at Queen’s in 1969 from Springfield College (BA, 1963, MSc 1969), Miss “G”, as she was fondly known by her students, spent 27 years teaching a variety of academic and practical courses in the school. A passionate advocate of physical activity in the development of healthy children, Donna taught courses in human growth and development, adapted physical education and games of low organization (GLO). Donna was awarded the Canadian Association of Health and Physical Education Award of Merit in recognition of her excellence in teaching. As the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the school for 10 years, Donna was known as a fair-minded, compassionate adviser to the many hundreds of students who sought out her wise counsel on the way to completing their degrees.

Donna’s passion for sport saw her coach a variety of sports including field hockey, badminton, volleyball, track and field and softball.It was in volleyball where she made her mark, leading the Gaels women’s volleyball team for 15 years. In 1982-83, her final season, her team was undefeated (a record that stands today) and she was honoured by her peers as the Ontario Women's Interuniversity Athletic Association (OWIAA) Coach of the Year. As a recognized international clinician and author, she took many Queen’s women’s teams on successful European tours and served as a guest coach to national team programs in the US and Japan.She also led the field hockey team to two Women's Intercollegiate Conferences Association (WITCA) Championships. As well, she led the entire Athletics and Recreation program at Queen’s while serving as Acting Director of Athletics and Recreation in 1994. For her leadership and many contributions, Donna was inducted into the Queen’s Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003.

Donna’s enduring gift to Queen’s was that of a consummate educator.In the classroom, on the court, or in her office, she was a positive role model for her students, influencing the lives of many young people.She is remembered for her work ethic, sense of fairness and drive for excellence which left an indelible mark on many. She remained a cherished friend to countless students and colleagues well after her retirement.

Donna had many friends and admirers in Kingston throughout the years, whether colleagues and students from her teaching and coaching days, companions in the women's community, clients from her post-retirement garden consulting business, or intrepid dog-walkers braving all kinds of weather. She was an inspiration and a loving friend to many. She will be greatly missed.

[cover graphic of Queen's Alumni Review, issue 3-2018]