2015 – Seven HSC grads…

Jacqueline (Scott) St. Gelais Cl’60

“As a result of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Jacqueline passed away on November 21, 2015. Beloved wife for 51 years of Jacques. Loving mother of Paul and late Julie. Grandmother of Alec and Francis. She will be missed by sister June (Jim Bloye). The family wishes to thank everyone involved in Jackie’s care, and friends for their supports. In respecting Jackie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. In memory of Jackie, donation to the ALS Association would be appreciated. “(Legacy obituary)

Link to obituary: https://legcy.co/3cDrEQw


Jane (Perkins) Ward Cl’57

“Beloved Jane Ward passed away early Saturday morning, November 14, 2015 at the Ottawa Heart Institute after surgery failed to stem the bleeding inside her chest. She was a cheerful, compassionate Christian woman who made life marvelous for her husband of 58 years, Peter. She was 79 years old. Jane was a marvelous listener, which made her a legion of friends. When a friend had a problem, Jane didn’t try to solve it. She listened with caring interest. Jane was born in Sudbury to Frank Perkins and Jean Shannon. She grew up in Barrie where her father managed the Woolworth’s store. She played trumpet in the Barrie Collegiate Band, and at Western University she broke the sex barrier as the first woman in the Western Mustang Band. She graduated in the class of ’57 from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and married Peter Ward, a man whose life she made immensely happy. When Peter was sent from Toronto to the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Ottawa, in 1969, Jane expanded her piano studies and won the silver medal for the highest mark in the province. She then became a much loved music teacher, converting several hundred youngsters into music lovers. She was a former very active member of Westboro United Church, after many years joining her husband Peter at All Saints Anglican Church, Westboro. Jane and Peter’s much loved three children, Tim of Washington, DC (Teresa Erickson), Wendy of Welland, Ont. (Paul Grenier), and Mark of Orlando, Fla. (Regina), came rushing home, with grandchildren Josh Holober-Ward, the Greniers, Luc, and Claire of Welland, Ont. Jane wondered aloud sometimes: “Have I made a meaningful difference with my life?” Anyone who knew her knows that answer to that question.”www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com 

Link to full obituary: https://legcy.co/2LELShF


Diana (Major) MacKinnon Cl’66

“At home on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Diana Marie McKinnon (nee Major) of Alexandria; age 71 years. Beloved wife of Charles McKinnon, and by a previous marriage to the late Ignatius “Jim” Sliepenbeek. Loving mother of Sean and James Sliepenbeek of Windsor, and stepmother of Robert McKinnon (Diane) of Lancaster, and Michael McKinnon (Nancy and children) and Eric McKinnon (Monique) both of Alexandria. Dear sister of Allen Major (Marjorie), Nicholas Major (Sharron), Vivian McManemy (Robert), Greta Ruston (Larry), Karen Charron (Robin), and Wendy St. Pierre (John) all of Amherstburg, Ontario, Christopher Major of Windsor, Harold Major (Diane) and Susan Mills (Peter) both of Alberta, and Brenda Blackstone of Michigan. …”

Link to Legacy obituary: https://legcy.co/2MVBL8L


Jean Elizabeth (Thompson) Tucker, Cl’ 49 (Spring) -Died in April 2015. Jean rarely missed an Alumnae event through the years.  Karen Hunter Cl/67 worked with Jean at North York General for many years.  This is a link to Jean’s obituary: http://www.legacy.com/link.asp?i=ls000174672944


Dr Eleanor (Ellie) Pask, Cl’59. 

Died on March 8, 2015. Long time member of the Alumnae Executive and editor of the Alumnae News.  Well known to all graduates and will be sadly missed.  Please read about Ellie’s career on the link below.

Link to Legacy Obituary: https://legcy.co/3d4oe9t

Ellie Pask Obituary Toronto Star

(You can see one of Ellie’s stories here on our website by following the links to Connections/Memories-Stories of Our Past/North Bay Adventure)


Sheila Joy (Marani) Moore Cl’57 died on Feb 25, 2015 in her 80th year.  Funeral was held in Toronto. Unfortunately we do not have a link to her obituary.


Margaret/Peggy (Bowie) Curtiss Cl’45F. The Alumnae received a report of her death in 2015. We have no further information at this time.

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