Lunenburg Academy Foundation
Nick Francis is the owner of the Mahone Bay Independent grocery story, following in the footsteps of his father, Hubert Francis, who opened the Lunenburg Save- Easy in 1996, selling it upon retirement to Nick’s brother, David Francis.
Victoria Getson joined the RN staff in the Emergency Room at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital in January 2016. She and her husband Clarke Langill have purchased a home in Lunenburg.
Taylor Bachman, daughter of Ron Bachman and Julie Myra Bachman, travelled to Newfoundland to attend the Atlantic Pharmacy Advancement Conference hosted by Memorial University.
Congratulations to Jill Martin, former Principal of Lunenburg Academy, on the publication of her second book, Sable Island in Black and White.
Raquel Bachman, daughter of Ron Bachman and Julie Myra Bachman, travelled to Ottawa last year to attend an international curling bonspiel, competing against top teams form Canada, USA, Scotland and Switzerland.
Bromlyn Myra, daughter of Jamie Myra and Sandra Pierce Myra is attending her first year of the Sciences program at St. FX University and has been selected to go to Alabama to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
Ian Greek, son of Susan Lohnes Greek, received a scholarship to continue his studies at NS Community College.
Robert R. Risser on Oct 27, 2016. Survived by his children, Emily and Jacob, his parents Vivian and Robert Risser and his sister, Shannon Risser Spindler.
Zachary Ingraham was married to Sarah Belau on August 13, 2016. Zach is an electrician at the Halifax Shipyard. They plan to make their home at Loon Lake, NS.
Lindsey Zinck Rees and Jeremy Rees gave birth to a son, Elijah Dave Rees on July 4th. Lindsey is the daughter of Deanna Mosher Zinck and the late David Zinck.
Tracey Dauphinee Hartling brings us proud news of her three children. Max has been accepted to the Bachelor of Science program at UNB. Amy won 6 gold medals and 1 bronze at the NS Summer Swimming Provincials and was named to the NS All Star team. Mia represented NS on the Under 15 NS Indoor Volleyball team at the Eastern Elite Championships in Nfld.
Shannon Patterson has completed her second Master's degree in Curriculum Studies with a focus in Technology Integration from Mount Saint Vincent University.
Jackie Lee Myra Chisholm has started a new position as faculty at the Lunenburg campus of the NS Community College. She is teaching the brand new occupational / physiotherapy assistant course. Her children, Ben, Will and Abby, are all on soccer and hockey teams and keeping busy and healthy!
Peter D. Comstock ran a respectable 3:54:09 in the recent New York City Marathon. Peter and his wife Francine ran as part of a team supporting Dance4Life, an international non-profit organization.
Christina Patterson has embarked on a new position as Director of Recruitment and Partnerships with Contact North, which is funded by the Ontario Provincial Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Donald Johnston Mitton on March 27, 2016. Survived by his wife, Pauline, daughter, Heather Mitton Procyshyn and son, Peter Mitton.
Mona Marie Zinck, former Principal of Lunenburg Academy, until her retirement in 1992. Mona is survived by her daughters, Sharon Zinck Spindler and Donna Zinck Boucher. Predeceased by her husband, Donald and son, David Zinck.
Walter Flower III, son of Denyse Cook Flower was invited this year to attend the tryouts for Canada’s national under 18 men’s hockey team. Walter is a defenseman on the Halifax Mooseheads hockey team.
Andrew Kinley, son of Edward Kinley, is now in his second year at UNB Law School. He worked in the Frederiction office of McInnes Cooper during the summer.
Heather Smith Langille writes that her daughter Katie, age 10, was chosen to be part of a team of five to represent her school Lycee Claudel in Toronto. Katie was the youngest student chosen for the team. They spoke on the topics of Responsible Tourism and Global Citizenship. They won and went off to Paris. Katie’s team spoke at the National Assembly of Paris in both French and English.
Jamie Myra won the Bluenose Club Championship this year at the age of 47.
Bryden Myra, son of Jamie and Sandra Pierce Myra ‘86 is very proud to have made the PVEC Panthers division I hockey team this season. It is his first year of high school at Park View Education Centre.
Jeff Green had an exciting year as coach of the South Shore Pee Wee A girls hockey team. His team captured gold at the 10th Annual Sweetheart Tournament in PEI.
April Conrad Mason who works at Lunenburg Foodland is pleased that for the second time in 5 years, the parent company Sobeys have named Foodland as their Store of the Year for the Maritimes. In addition, it has also won the firm’s prestigious “working conditions “award.
Andrea White Langille and Derrick Langille celebrated their 25th anniversary on August 18, 2016.
Julie Myra Bachman and Ron Bachman ‘78 celebrated their 25th anniversary on June 16th, 2015.
Sandra Pierce Myra and Jamie Myra ‘87 celebrated their 20th anniversary on Oct. 19th, 2016.
Mona Alicia Annis on Oct 25, 2016. Survived by her children Bernadette Levy Veinot and Frank Levy, her former husband Robert Levy and sisters Carolyn Conrad Walsh, Brenda Conrad Bachman and Nancy Conrad.
Bruce Henry Bennett on February 27, 2016. Survived by his wife, Sandra, daughter, Kimberlee and sons Kevin and Brian
David Dares served in the Armed Forces as a pilot from 1971-1995. He then transitioned to civilian aviation with Air Nova and Air Canada, currently flying overseas routes in a B767. David looks forward to retiring to Surrey, BC in the next 18 months.
Gail Fox Hayes and her husband Tom attend our LAF Finance & Governance Committee meetings whenever they can and provide helpful input. Tom has recently been appointed Vice Chair of the Halifax Port Authority.
Lois Jane Gibson and her husband Keith MacInnis have moved back to Lunenburg. Welcome home, Lois Jane!
Scott Saunders is pleased to share that his wife Colleen Jones, two-time World Champion and the youngest Skip to ever win a Canadian Women’s Curling Championship, has been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Peter Zwicker has had a busy year, ending his 12 years of service as Town Councillor in Lunenburg and turning his energies to the continued development of his career as a professional photographer.
Mary Knickle is currently at work on a choral work about the Halifax Explosion, as well as a Celtic/classical music drama based on the film Margaret’s Museum.
Debbie Gowan keeps busy trying to promote change in the world of palliative care. Her daughter Tara is taking a year off from her Recreation Degree at UNB to play professional volleyball in Austria. Daughter Olivia graduated from Queen’s in June and is now studying sustainability in Panama. Her youngest daughter, Alicia, is in her second year of Environmental Chemistry at Queen’s University.
Peggy Falkenham Vickers and Kevin Vickers celebrated 40 years of marriage on August 14, 2016.
Martha and Peter Kinley are pleased to announce the marriage of their son John to Alyssa Brosha on September 13, 2016.
Ida Belle Anderson on April 26, 2016. Survived by her husband, Hubert, daughters Selina Anderson Hansen and Cathy Anderson Johnston and son Ralph Anderson.
Frank Childs, January 24, 2016. Survived by nine brothers and sisters: Melinda, Cecil Jr, Charlie, Watson, Clyde, Jane, Emily, Margaret, Cathy.
Heather Lee Keddy on March 11, 2016. Survived by her husband Gary Tuff, son Sean Robertson, mother, Leslie Ann Gaunt and sisters Dale, Martha, Jill, Shelagh, and Anne.
Susan Anderson Hawkins on October 4. Survived by husband Peter, daughters Sally Ronalds, Kate Currie and Laura Hawkins and brothers Chris and John Anderson.
Rosemary Jean Skinner Mader on December 28, 2015. Survived by her parents, Albert and Josephine O’Conner Skinner, husband Peter Mader, sons Peter and Jamie Mason and sisters Juliette Skinner Joudrey, Elizabeth Skinner, and Angela Skinner Lake.
Deanna Mosher Zinck writes of the passing of her mother Doreen Mosher Abbott on Sept 8th, 2015. Doreen was the mother of five children: the late Paulette Mosher Moore, Chris Mosher, Deanna Mosher Zinck and Sylvia Mosher Mouzar.
Lousie Tanner Wamboldt, wife of Leland Wamboldt on 9 September 2016.
Eric “Peter” Douglas Kent on July 1, 2016. Survived by his wife Donna Robichaud Kent, their children, Dominic, Alexandra and Danielle, his mother, Pamela Willis Kent and his sisters, Judy Kent Riddoch and Angela Kent Shorten.
Judge Robert Cecil Hebb on Oct. 5, 2016. Survived by his wife, Ann and children Susan Hebb Redding and Stuart Hebb.
Peter Baker is delighted that daughter Denise has given birth to a daughter, Emilee Denise Snyder on 1 November 2016.
Dorothy Wentzell McEvoy has shared that her granddaughter Madeline Ruth Henderson was a Class Afloat participant in 2015-16, making a nine-month voyage aboard the Gulden Leeuw.
Jerry Randall has taken on the task of President of the Multicultural Association of Cumberland. Jerry was Town Crier of Amherst for 22 years. His son Michael is a successful businessman and daughter Kristina is manager of customer relations for Master Packaging in Dieppe, NB.
Russell Saunders brought us up to date with his family. Peter is a Lt. Colonel in the RCAF and is commanding officer of 406 Squadron in Shearwater. Cindy lives in Canning and is a Wealth Management Executive with CIBC Wood Gundy. Tammi lives in Bedford and is a senior manager with Employment and Immigration Canada.
Dianne Lohnes received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award for her volunteer work at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto as a Gallery Interpreter and Facilitator.
David Afford and his wife Susan spent a wonderful holiday in Bermuda, visiting their daughter Rachel for part of the time and then dogsitting her chocolate Lab for the remaining week.
Carole Zinck Czerwienski and her daughter, Tania Essenmacher, from Sterling Heights, Michigan had a lovely Lunenburg visit last summer. They visited with her mother Phyllis Zinck and sisters Peggy Whynacht and Sherry Oxner. Carol also enjoyed getting together with old classmates at the Dockside restaurant to share fond memories.
Pat Meisner Lively continues to be active in caring for and showing her horse Robin in western dressage each summer. She also enjoys painting and frequently donates her painting for fundraisers.
Alexandra Moore, daughter of Jane Ritcey and Wilfred Moore has opened a bike shop called Rhumb Line Bicycle Rentals & Handcrafted Goods on the corner of Montague and Prince Streets. The shop is located in the Lunenburg School of the Arts building and features local artists.
In May, Adams & Knickle acquired a freezer trawler called the Maude Adams, named after Henry Adams’ wife, co- founder of the company. This vessel was formerly the Atlantic Guardian owned by Clearwater. Freezing scallops at sea is a new venture for the company which was founded in 1897. The Cachalot 1 still carries on the tradition of landing fresh scallops to the delight of its many over-the-counter customers!
Heather Hyson Black’s grandson Logan Church is working as an accountant at Swain and Associates Halifax.
Marion Falkenham Crouse and Richard Crouse celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 25, 2016.
Fred and Helen Bennett celebrated their 50th anniversary with family on April 16, 2016.
Judy Tanner Myra and Jim Myra celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 30, 2016.
Doug Reinhard and Vicki Church, the daughter of Ralph & Janette Grondin Church celebrated their first wedding anniversary and are living in Mount Dora, FL.
Terry and Carolyn Lohnes celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 14, 2016.
Judy and Sherman Mitchell celebrated 53 years of marriage in 2016.
Julia Annette Dauphinee Knickle on January 13, 2016. Survived by her husband, Watson Knickle, daughter Sherri Knickle MacLeod, brother Arthur Dauphinee and sister Rosalie Dauphinee Knickle.
Helen Arabella Nowe Whynacht on November 20, 2015. Survived by her daughters, Judy Whynacht Gaulton and Linda Whynacht Mosher ‘66 as well as one granddaughter Christine Gaulton.
Eva Lily Cullen Walters on December 21, 2015. Survived by her son, Sam Walters. Predeceased by her husband, Donald Walters ‘33.
Paul St. Clair DeMone on October 31, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean Marguerite Corkum DeMone ‘67 who was both a student and a teacher at Lunenburg Academy. Survived by his daughter Judith DeMone Mossman.
Luella Virginia Dorey Parks on December 27, 2015. Survived by her daughter, Susan Parks and sons, Andrew Parks and Paul Parks.
Alva Louise Knickle Bartlett on January 9, 2016. Survived by son David Bartlett and daughters, Nancy Bartlett Fancy ‘77, Valerie Bartlett Ernst ‘80.
Emily Pauline Acker Zinck on April 24, 2016. Survived by daughters, Barbara Zinck Keizer ‘72 and Judy Zinck Legge.
Steven Angus Francis Byers, son of the late Angus and Frances Bezanson Byers, on May 22, 2016. Survived by his brother, Richard Byers.
Paula Mason Masson welcomed a new great- grandson, Mason James Sheilds in November, 2015. Mason is the son of Kendra Kathleen Sheilds and Jake Fitzgerald of Golden, BC and the grandson of Pamela Dale MacDonald.
Hannah Ernst, granddaughter of Elaine Deal Ernst, received three awards at the Lunenburg and District Music Festival this year. Hannah was awarded top senior vocalist, top senior musical theatre and the Pearl Oxner trophy for most promising vocal student of any level.
Peter Smith and Lydia are spending the winter months at Marco Island, Florida.
1953 Barbara Cook Gerhardt’s grandson Jeremy Locke has been accepted into the Masters of Mathematics program at Acadia University.
1954 Annette Hebb Grier loves getting news of old classmates and was especially pleased to hear that “music is once more filling the halls of the Academy and reaching out into the community”. Annette enjoyed a nice visit with Kathy Hebb Wagstaff and Janet Hebb Frank in October.
Susan Smith Pratt is happy that she has achieved her goal of downsizing. She sold her family home of 80 years and was able to part with lots of “stuff”. In July, she had a happy visit with her 14-month-old granddaughter.
1955 Nancy Zinck Court and her husband Doug had a very exciting year, taking a 30 day cruise on the first cruise ship to travel the Northwest Passage. They sailed on the Crystal Symphony from Alaska to New York and were very impressed by the lectures and activities planned for the cruise, as well as the rugged beauty of the scenery. They saw two huge icebergs along the way and were excited to be in the vicinity in September during the time when Sir John Franklin’s second ship was located.
In his new book Oceans of Rum, David Mossman tells the story of rum-running in Atlantic Canada through the eyes of his uncle, Captain Winfred Spindler. His book also speaks of the Romkeys and Ritceys, so it’s a good read for anyone hailing from the South Shore!
1956 Gordon Crouse and his wife Sue continue to have a busy life, spending time with their granddaughters, along with lots of volunteer work. They have moved to an apartment on Radcliffe Drive in Halifax.
Arthur Daupinee’s block shop on Second Peninsula is a living museum of a 165-year-old family business. The business has been in several Lunenburg locations over the years until Arthur built his new ‘absolutely no stairs” shop. Arthur is thrilled that his daughter Katie has now taken a keen interest in the business.
1957 Kevin Parks, son of David B. Parks has been appointed University Musician at the Atlantic School of Theology.
1958 Josephine O’Connor Skinner had a year full of milestones. She celebrated 50 years of teaching music in Lunenburg. Her husband Albert celebrated his 80th birthday with a lovely evening at the Lunenburg Curling Club.
Jean Nauss Finney and Elaine Deal Ernst ‘52 are thrilled that Terra Beata, the Lunenburg area operation owned by their children Evelyn and David, is busy sending fruit products to Ontario and overseas. An entire shipping container loaded with Terra Beata juices will transfer from Port of Halifax and then by sea to China.
Judy Iversen MacSween and her husband Glen have moved from Sydney, NS to Markham, Ontario to be closer to their two daughters and grandchildren. Their son Russell and wife Janice live in Halifax where Russell practices dentistry. He is Past President of NS Dental Association. Russell’s daughter, Jillian, who has only 25% vision, competed on the Canadian goalball team in the recent Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1959 Jim Lohnes and Donna Ling Lohnes ‘60 were disappointed that they did not make it home this summer. Jim has severe arthritis and spent the summer working with a personal trainer to ease the pain. They plan a trip to Cuba in March and hope to get back home in 2017.
Doris Daupinee Witherall turned 80 years old on August 21, 2016.
Ronald and Sylvia Conrad Mosher ‘52 celebrated their 65th anniversary on November 24, 2016.
Beatrice Zwicker Zinck & Bob Zinck are celebrating 62 years together on December 11, 2016. They plan a cruise to the Southern Carribbean to mark the occasion.
George and Marie Feener ‘55 celebrated their 60th anniversary on March 29, 2016.
Josephine O’Connor Skinner and husband Albert celebrated 59 years of marriage in 2016.
James David Beck on July 6, 2016. Survived by his wife, Norine, daughter Denise Beck Drennen and grandsons, Josh and Jesse Drennen.
Stephen Craig Zinck, son of the late Sherman Zinck 1951 and Shirley Tanner Zinck, on November 26, 2015. Survived by his wife, Carmel and sons, Mitchell, Brenden and Connor. Also survived by his mother, Shirley and his brother Chris.
Bernard Baker on August 22, 2016. Survived by his wife Philomene ‘53, daughter Carol Baker Mosher, sister Christine Baker McNeil, and brothers Gilbert and Vincent Baker .
Kenneth Graham Kerr on December 24, 2015. Survived by his wife, Jane Sterne Kerr, and two children Graham and Andrew Kerr.
Janet Marie Zinck on January 19, 2016. Survived by her daughter, Sharon Zinck Ritcey and son Terry Zinck.
Charles Maxwell Knickle on January 3, 2016. Survived by his wife, Kathryn Romkey Knickle and sons Jamie and Joel Knickle.
Joan Marguerite Emeneau Creaser on April 15, 2016. Survived by her husband, Bruce and son Daniel Creaser.
David Grier, the husband of Annette Hebb Grier ‘54 passed away on May 27, 2016. David spent one term attending the Academy while his father was in North America on business. His stepmother, Kathleen Zwicker Grier, daughter of Norman Zwicker, stayed with her parents at the time.
Weldon Robert Kenney on April 26, 2016. Survived by his wife Elmore Ringer Kenney, daughter, Deborah Kenney Lewis, son Michael Kenney and sister Roselia Kenney Sheaves.
Robert K Beck lost his wife, Katherine on August 11 2015.
Marion “Bonnie” Margaret Mulock Hiltz on December 21, 2015. Marion was the wife of the late Bruce Hiltz 1955. Survived by daughters, Claire Hiltz Picken and Anne- Margaret Hiltz MacKinnon.
Glen Henry Archibald Geldert on March 16, 2016. Survived by his wife Georgina and daughters, Nancy and Beth.
Edward Borden Colp on September 28, 2016. Survived by his wife Karen and daughter Lindie Colp-Rutley.
David Bruce Parks on January 29, 2016. David is survived by his wife, Arlene, sons, Kevin and Bruce and brothers Robert and James.
Ann Cook Loewen and Anthony Cook mourn the death of their mother, Ruth Lillian Gertrude Cook. She was predeceased by her husband Ross, and two sons, Jeffrey and Albert Cook.
Byron Gordon Selig on March 17, 2016. Survived by wife, Catherine Lohnes DeMone and step-sons Michael, Mark, and Alan DeMone.
Sharon Clarke Gerhardt’s daughter Gretchen and husband Stephen Parsons are the proud parents of Mae Kathleen, born October 9, 2016.
Phillip Dauphinee and his wife Miriam have moved to assisted living at Edinburgh Hall in Truro.
Roberta Sarty McNab has moved to Pleasantville on the beautiful LaHave River. She would love to hear from friends. Her new address is: 2091 Highway 331; Pleasantville, NS, B0J 1G0. Roberta was a revered teacher at the Academy for many years.
So nice to hear from Don Hiltz who many remember for his tireless years of volunteering in musical endeavours in the area.
Mayor Rachel Bailly ‘80 presented a certificate of appreciation to the Lunenburg Festival of Crafts, represented by Barbara Risser and Chairman Robert Black ‘63, to acknowledge 41 years of the festival’s contribution to the community
Sheila Sterne Hutchinson had a busy and joyful summer, celebrating the weddings of two of her grandsons. On August 13th, Zack Ingraham exchanged vows with Sarah Belau on the lawn at Sheila’s home in Martin’s Brook and on the 9th of October, Liam Sanipe married Anisa Stoli in Ottawa.
Our sincere thanks go out to Marilyn J. Mosher Keating who wrote a lovely note thanking the volunteers who are working so hard to save the Academy. Marilyn writes that “memories of those wonderful, safe and uncomplicated times” remain with her always.
1942 Rita Tobin Howe celebrated her 90th birthday at a family gathering in Lunenburg. Rita, her sister Audrey Tobin Greek, along with several of their children and descendants of their late sister Marion gathered for a Lunenburg holiday. They had fine weather, delicious lobster and a gracious visit with Charles and Linda Guy, the current owners of their childhood home on Pelham Street.
Dorne Owen Oxner on December 5, 2015. Survived by his wife Mary, daughter, Jane Oxner Conrad and son, Barry Oxner.
Edward Earl Ryder on March 13, 2016 at 92 years. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Lillian, whom he met at Lunenburg Academy.
Jean M. Nauss Johnson in Dartmouth on Sept 7, 2016.
Evelyn Gertrude Creaser Ritcey on November 23, 2015. Survived by her children, Stephen, Anna, David and Susan.
Gordon Lewis Whynacht on May 1, 2016. Survived by his wife, Isabelle Dares Whynacht and sisters, Muriel Whynacht Zakarissen and Winnie Whynacht Rybak.
Howard Donald Tanner on January 29, 2016. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan, and sons Howard and Jamie. Predeceased by brothers, Lawrence and Gerald and sister, Flora Tanner Perrrault.
Helen Corkum Maxner on 29 October 2016 at home in Dartmouth. Survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Maxner Singer and Cynthia Maxner.
Blanche Revie May Nowe on December 4, 2015.
Survived by her husband, Boyd Nowe, and daughter, Jane Nowe Wentworth.
Mona Marie Meisner Nowe on December 8, 2015. Survived by her sister, Vivian Meisner Hannam ‘44, her daughter Cherene Nowe Naugler, and son Lynn Nowe.
Virginia Rosamond Wamboldt on July 16, 2016. Virginia was a teacher for over 35 years, concluding with 18 years of service at Lunenburg Academy, retiring in 1986.
Survived by her brother, Leland Wamboldt.
Vivian Crouse Goddard enjoyed a pleasant visit with Arthur Smeltzer and his son Brian in July 2015. Then, in October of that year, she had a surprise visit from Vi Bachman Copeland and her daughter Judy Langille in honour of Vivian’s 95th birthday!
Academy alumna Phyllis T. McClelland celebrated her 100th birthday in Sept. of 2015. She died a few months later in December, 2015 and is survived by nieces and nephews. Phyllis was the last surviving family member of her generation, predeceased by eight siblings, and was a close friend of Natalie Bachman Corkum during their childhood in Lunenburg.
Walter Wile celebrated his 102th birthday on March 15, 2016. He was presented with a special citation by Mayor David Walker of Bridgewater and Deputy Mayor Bill McInnis.
Natalie Corkum celebrated her 101st birthday on August 8th, 2016 with her son, Hughie, daughter, Sandra Corkum Veenstra, grandson, Bill Veenstra and his wife, Susan Dent and nephew, Jim Veinot and wife Kelli. They all went for a noon meal at Carolyn’s Restaurant on Tancook Island. Usually Carolyn arranges to have Natalie picked up at the dock but this time when the group returned to the ferry, their van wouldn’t start. So Natalie sat on the seat of her walker, was
‘seatbelted’ in with Susan’s scarf and wheeled down the rocky road to the ferry! Very unique memories for all of the party.
Vivian Crouse Goddard celebrated her 95th birthday in October, 2015.
Rev. James Stephen Dauphinee on January 15, 2016. Reverend Dauphinee was an honorary member of the Lunenburg Academy Foundation. Survived by his sons, Michael and John Dauphinee, daughter Lynne Dauphinee Hester and his brother, Philip Dauphinee.
Phyllis T. McClelland in December, 2015 at the age of 100.
Marguerite Heisler Robertson celebrated her 108th birthday in May 2016. As far as we know, she is the oldest living graduate of the Academy and also of Mount Allison’s Ladies College. Marguerite is probably the oldest living
“Lunenburger” as well and is enjoying a happy life in New Westminster, BC.