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Milestones

Should you have any milestones to share (job announcements/changes/promotions, marriages, birth announcements etc.) please let us know and we’ll include them in the King’s Herald. Please e-mail kcalumni@uwo.ca.

Colin Kelly ‘67 – After eight years in Asia (Singapore) establishing the Rolls-Royce business in Asia Pacific, Colin returned to Canada in 2010. After spending most of the past 25 years living abroad, (UK, USA, Asia) he is glad to be home to stay!

Deborah Mattson ‘81 – was Senior Residential Counsellor at William Proudfoot House from 1981 to 1995. She is now administrative assistant contractual tenure with Woodstock Probation & Parole.

Paula McNamara (nee MacKinnon) ‘73 – Retired from her position as an Ontario Teacher Librarian in June 2011.

Leanne Perreault ’82 – joined the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus executive team as Administrative Officer in February 2013.

June Leitch (nee Wilton) ‘74 – Retired on June 30, 2012, after 21 years of teaching with the Waterloo Region District School Board. Prior to that, June was employed for 15 years with Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region. She recently returned from South Africa, which was a retirement gift to herself. Lynn Anstead (nee McMahon) ‘77 – has written three mystery novels since February 2012: Dealing with Tomorrow (released February 2012), Missing my Mark (August 2012) and Twin Harvest (January 2013).

^ Jim Weber ’77 – toured the King’s campus during his visit from Australia. Ronald White ‘77 – has retired from the Government of Alberta after 31 years of social work in many different locations and roles, including child welfare, supervision, management and policy development. He has relocated from Calgary to Sooke, BC. 26

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Karen Stintz ‘92 – was named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence for her work as Toronto Transit Committee Chair and City Councillor in Toronto. Anne Charron (nee Hughes) ‘93 – After graduating from King’s, Anne joined the family business of owning three Tim Horton stores in Hamilton. Now, she is married and a stay at home mom to her lovely daughter Emily. Mark Brennan ‘96 – recently relocated to Victoria, BC, after accepting a position as head of human resources for MAXIMUS Canada.

^ Jason Peetsma ’01 – has been promoted to President and Managing Director at Odgers Berndtson Canada and has been given a new mandate to oversee and run the executive interim business nationally.

^ Andrew Gocentas ‘06 – Andrew Gocentas married Erica Brejak on August 11, 2012. The couple met at Althouse College in 2007 and have been inseparable ever since (unless you count the one year that Erica went to South Korea to teach English). They are both currently teaching in Hamilton.

^ Amy Galigan ‘02 – works as a Canadian Foreign Service Officer and went to the Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar) in 2011. Through her career at DFAIT, Amy has lived in Ethiopia, Thailand and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has traveled through Eastern Africa, the former Yugoslavia and Southeast Asia. Mark Loeffler ‘04 – has written two books: Investing in Rent-toOwn Property: A Complete Guide for Canadian Real Estate Investors (released in March 2010) and Fix and Flip (released in November 2012). Ainsley Gray (nee Bladon) ‘05 – After graduating from King’s, Ainsley worked for three years as a social worker in the United Kingdom. She then returned to complete her Master of Public Administration at Western. Using her research, Ainsley helped to develop a new program in Kitchener-Waterloo for individuals with ‘extraordinary needs’, providing flex funding to support a return to community for long stay patients living with mental illness. She is now married and has returned to the UK with her husband where she works on a community mental health team.

Ellen Husk ‘06 – completed her Master of Library and Information Science through Western’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies in 2010 and has been working at Deloitte in Toronto for the past year and a half. She has two daughters and is currently on maternity leave. Magdalena Kubow (nee Lopatowska) ‘07 – is a PhD candidate at Western University in history (Holocaust studies). Her article “Remembering women made victims in war” was published in July in the London Free Press and Ottawa Citizen, and in August in the Canadian Jewish News, as well the Polish American Journal, and the Center for White Rose Studies newsletter.

^ Melissa Page-Nichols ‘07 – Melissa’s youngest daughter Elena is one year old and standing proud in her King’s onesie!

King's Herald - Spring 2013  
King's Herald - Spring 2013  

A magazine for alumni and friends of King's University College at Western University Canada