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e-dition - October 13, 2006


Reunions at UWinnipeg

Compiled by Annette Elvers

Throughout the year, alumni gather at the University to reconnect, to share memories, and to spend time on the campus played such an important role in shaping their futures. You can too! Contact the Alumni Office to find out how. Call 204.786.9711 or 1.888.829.7053 (toll-free in Canada & the US) or email alumni@uwinnipeg.ca

Wesley Class of 1935Wesley Class of 1935

UWinnipeg President Emeritus Dr. Harry Duckworth joined fellow classmates from the Class of 1935 for an evening of reminiscence on September 23, 2005. Now celebrating their 70th anniversary, six members gathered for dinner. Arvilla (Elson) Lightly was unable to attend, but received the group at her home. Messages and anecdotes were received from Margaret (Lawson) Fraser, Ruth (Verson) Henson, Kathleen (Walley) Mathews, Bill McKay, and Marjorie (Dillabough) Wrightson. Pictured here are (back row, left to right): Alice Graham, Marie (Hames) Douglas; Freda (Shack) Katz; and Harry Duckworth; (front row, left to right) Rietta (McRostie) Bell; and, Joyce (Smith) Frame.

Dr. Duckworth writes that as the only male present, he never had it so good!

Class of 1946Class of 1946

On May 13, 2006 the Class of 1946 gathered to celebrate an important milestone—the 60th anniversary of their graduation. Pictured here are: back row (l to r): Marion Mills, Ellen (Bennett) Derksen, Margaret (Norell) Ritchie, Ruth (Lindal) Hilland, and Jeanette (Grosney) Block; middle row (l to r): Betty (Merifield) Gray, Pat (Taylor) Winser, and Esther (Fillmore) Pearson; front row (l to r): Mary (Floyde) McGregor, Gerold Bedford, and Jack Russell

Theology Class of 1966Theology Class of 1966

Alumni from the Faculty of Theology gathered for a weekend of fun and festivities September 29, 30, and Oct. 1, 2006. Featured here at this 40th reunion are: (left to right) Gary Scherbain, Paul Campbell, Gary Magarrell, Jack Nield, and Brian Bigelow.

Sparling’s DarlingsSparling’s Darlings

Proof positive that living in residence can lead to life-long friendships—on August 12, 2006 some of Sparling Hall’s former residents gathered to renew their friendship and tour the building they once called home. Several of the group affectionately known as “Sparling’s Darlings” are pictured here: from left to right: Marilyn Duffield (Mead), B.Ed. ’84; Catherine Parnetta-Olsen  B.Ed. ’85; Peggy Boyle, BA ’90; Michele Serano (Anderson) BA ’85; Jane Romio (Epp), B.Ed. ’85; Jennifer Ellis, BA ’84; Bev Racicot (Botchar) BA ’94; Patricia Chaychuk, BA (Hons.) ’86, MPA ’89; Judy Maryniuk (Bruce), B.Ed. ’84; Frances Petrowski (Bobrovich), BA ’84. (Not pictured here, but Darlings nonetheless: Maria Romio, BA ’91 and Judy Cazemier, BA ’84.)

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