Foster Family Farm had wonderful strawberries this year. They were so delicious that when you started eating the basket was just about empty before you had time to take a picture. Shirley and Gregg Foster, both ’69 grads started their family farm over 40 years ago. Now the “family’ includes their son Mel and his wife Davonne. You can find out more on their web site. Corn is on the way!
With Covid 19 slowing down a bit, many alumni and their partners want to get more active. Pictured below is Carol Patterson, wife of alumni Ford Patterson ‘59. After falling from her bike, her daughter took her to the hospital. When Carol told the doctor she fell off her bike, he wanted to know how fast she was travelling. If you check out the picture carefully, you will see why the doctor burst out in laughter. Yes you see correctly – it is a stationary bike. Carol said she will be in perfect shape to once again volunteer at our 2021 reunion.
Mervyn and Emily Tripp recently celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. This is special for the Kemptville College Alumni since Mervyn graduated from Kemptville Agricultural School in 1939 and at 101 is our oldest living grad. Emily and Mervyn were married on May 24th, 1947. Emily had graduated as a nurse from the Civic Hospital in 1946. Mervyn farmed with his father Robert on the farm near Fitzroy Harbour. They had had four children and later in life their son Bob took over the farm. Both Emily and Mervyn were active in their community with music and sports. They now live at the Almonte Country Haven . Janice and her brothers, Bill, Dave and Bob and their families held a celebration at the Almonte Country Haven. Janice provided us with the special pictures. You can read all about it in the May 25th, 2020 Ottawa Citizen, where they made the front page!
Ken Wilkes ’82 grad and his wife Peggy travelled to Tanzania , Africa when they took a vacation from Wilkridge Farm. The picture shows them at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – 19341 feet!
This week pipers from across Canada were asked to play Amazing Grace at a coordinated time. Shown in the photo playing his pipes is Ian Robertson. Ian is the son of Mackie ’67 and Sue ’68 Robertson. Proudly holding the hockey stick and message are grandchildren Isla and Finnan.
Danika Carmichael is the scholarship recipient for 2020. She is from Spencerville ON and is attending Ridgetown Campus – U of G, in the Associate Diploma Program. Danika hopes to have a career in Agri-Business when she graduates. Congratulations Danika.