It is amazing how many lives one person can touch and the impact they can make on a community. The Alumni extend our sympathy to the families of all those we’ve lost. To access full obituaries, click on the underlined names.
Marcel Racine, ’68 grad from Moose Creek passed away on July 6th, 2023. Marcel’s son Denis is a ‘93 grad. Funeral arrangements www.munro&morris.com
Douglas Irvine, peacefully at the Ottawa Heart Institute, on August 2nd, 2023. Douglas was a ‘63 grad who generously donated to the Alumni Historical Building. Funeral arrangements www.hillcrestfuneralhome.ca
David Spence, on July 6, 2023, at the Perth Hospital. Dave was a well-respected ‘69 grad. Funeral arrangements Blair and Son Funeral Home in Perth.
Robert Dowd on July 2, 2023. Robert taught Power & Equipment classes at Kemptville College. Funeral arrangements www.boycefuneralhome.ca
Peter Mansfield, from Fonthill ON, passed away on June 18th, 2023. Many of the students attending in the sixties remember his excellent classes in Horticulture and Entomology. Funeral arrangements www.pelhamfuneralhome.ca
James (Joe) Kirwan on April 16, 2023, in Ottawa. Joe took his courses in the ’50s and then worked on the Burton dairy farm. Funeral arrangements www.hpmcgarry.ca
Richard “Dick” Beattie, a ‘58 grad on March 22, 2023. Funeral arrangements at Weaver Family Funeral Home in Campbell Ford, ON.
Carl Moore passed away on Dec.18th, 2022. Carl was head of the Soil and Crop Science Department at Kemptville College from 1968 to 1974. Funeral arrangements www.brockandvisser.com
George Kennedy, a ’46 grad from Dunrobin, passed away on Dec. 6th, 2022. George was the year rep for his fellow agricultural classmates. Funeral arrangements www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
Gordon Dodge from Cardinal, was a ‘60 grad. He passed away on August 21, 3022. He was a proud supporter of the Kemptville College Alumni Historical Building. Funeral arrangements marsdenmclaughtin.com
Maureen Gillan, from Pakenham. a ‘54 grad passed away on Nov. 18th, 2022. Funeral arrangements https://pilonfamily.ca Maureen’s late husband Art was also a Kemptville grad.
Daryl Whyte, ‘71 grad passed away August 13, 2022. Funeral Arrangements: Tompkins Funeral Home
Mervyn Tripp passed away on July 26, 2022. He graduated in 1939 and, at age 104, was our oldest living grad. Funeral arrangements www.boycefuneralhome.ca
Lyle Parliament from Wellington ON passed away on June 21, 2022. He was a ‘67 grad. Funeral arrangements https://ainsworthfuneralhome.com
David Watkins from Bayfield passed away on June 13th, 2022. David was a ‘57 grad. Funeral arrangements www.haskettfh.com
Ronald ( Ron ) Visser passed away on May 22, 2022. Ron was a ’64 grad. Funeral arrangements https://blairandson.com
Campbell MacGillivray from Kirkhill passed away on May 26th, 2022. Campbell was a ‘70 grad. Funeral arrangements www.munromorris.com
Earl McFadden, ‘47 grad, passed away April 29, 2022 at the Perth Hospital. Earl’s daughter Ruth is a ‘71 grad and her husband Dudley Shannon graduated in ‘70.
Audrey Higgins from Brockville. Audrey was a secretary at the College from 1984 to 1998
Joy (Williams) Curnoe, from Kemptville, on March 10th, 2022. Joy was a ‘76 grad and was married to Bill Curnoe, a former Director at Kemptville College. Arrangements with Arbor Memorial.
Francis Beckstead, ‘57 from Chesterville / Smiths Falls, on March 2nd, 2022. Funeral arrangements www.blairandson.com
Keith Dennis from Markdale, ‘65 grad, passed away on Feb 24th, 2022. He was married to Margaret (Hunter) ‘66 grad. Aiden, Keith’s grandson was the recent winner of the Kemptville College Alumni Scholarship. www.mayfh.com
Terry Meagher on January 26, 2022. Terry was an instructor at Kemptville teaching English and communications for 22 years- retiring in 1991.
Graham Hudson, a ‘54 grad from Kinburn, on January 22nd, 2022. Graham’s son Brian is a ‘83 grad. Funeral arrangements Gamble Funeral Home in Almonte.
Carol Anne (Murphy) Copeland, passed away on Jan. 5th, 2022. Carol Anne was a ‘67 grad from Ottawa. Funeral arrangements www.whelanfuneralhome.ca
Jack Boyd, ‘52 grad, from Ottawa passed away Nov. 24th, 2021. Funeral arrangements www.hpmcgarry.ca
Jack Higgins passed away on Dec. 3, 2021. He was a ‘48 grad. Funeral arrangements www.blairandson.com
Harold Crawford, ‘59 grad, from Richmond, passed away Dec. 2nd, 2021. Marie, Harold’s wife is also a ‘59 grad. Funeral arrangements www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
Evah Grace Wilson (Riddell), on Nov 24, 2021. Evah was a ’55 grad. Funeral Info www.colefuneralservices.com
Don Rutherford, from Lindsay, passed away on Nov 15th, 2021. He was a ‘48 grad. Funeral arrangements www.mackeys.ca
Ian William Willsher, ‘58 grad, on Nov. 18, 2021. Funeral arrangements www.kellyfh.ca
Patricia Barr, ‘73 grad, from Kingston, on October 5th, 2021. All was private.
Hugh Snodden, a ‘63 grad, on Sept. 22, 2021. Funeral info www.mackeys.ca
Patricia Johnson, September 17th, 2021. Pat was a beloved Science Instructor at Kemptville College for 15 years. Funeral arrangements https//blairandson.com (Smiths Falls)
Walter Hambleton, Year ‘58 grad, on March 20th, 2021. Funeral arrangements https://munromorris.com
Donald Halpenny, year ‘57 grad, on August 16th, 2021. Funeral arrangements https://blairandson.com
Paul Shier, from Sunderland, on August 13th, 2021. Paul was a ‘68 grad. Funeral arrangements https://thornefuneralhome.ca
Harold Cavanagh, ‘50 grad passed away on July 18th, 2021. Harold was a longtime Kinburn dairy farmer. Funeral arrangements Pilon Funeral Home, Arnprior pilonfamily.ca
Guy Desjardins, ‘70 grad from Rockland on July 3rd, 2021. Guy’s wife, the late Donna Stokes, was also a ‘70 grad. www.brunetfuneralhome.ca
David Philips, ‘86 grad from Finch, ON on June 4th, 2021. Owner of Avonmore Berry Farm www.brownleefuneralhomes.com
Glen Derril Arstrong, year ‘71 from Navan ON, passed away accidentally on his farm on May 16th, 2021.
Edward Tobin, ‘56 grad from Madoc passed away on Jan.17th, 2021. Edward’s son Ed is an ‘84 grad. Funeral arrangements www.mcconellfuneralhome.ca
Glenn Hogaboam ‘60 grad, passed away on March 25th, 2021. www.hpmcgarry.ca for funeral details
Douglas Kritsch from Ottawa on January 17th, 2021. Douglas was a ‘68 grad. Arrangements www.beechwoodottawa.ca
Edward Francis Tobin of Madoc, ON on January 17th, 2021. Edward was a ‘56 grad. Funeral arrangements www.mcconellfuneralhome.ca
James Stewart from Cedar Hill, passed away on Sept.22, 2020. James was a ‘63 Kemptville grad. Arrangements www.barkerfh.com
Ian Macleod from Maxville, Ontario. Ian was a ‘52 grad and arrangements are posted on www.munromorris.com
Major William Berry, CD. William was a ‘49 grad from Dunrobin who passed away Sept.15, 2020. Funeral info at Cole Funeral Homes.
Paul Jopling, ‘55 grad, from Lakefield on Oct. 2nd, 2020. Funeral info www.hendronfuneralhome.com
Cameron ( Cam ) Mullen, ‘61 grad, passed away Oct.29th, 2019. He was formerly from Rockwood and passed away in Guelph. www.WallCustance.com
Jean ( Campbell ) Lappan, ‘55 grad passed away on Sept. 1st, 2020 at the Kingston General Hospital. Funeral details www.jamesreidfuneralhome.ca
Marvin Hannah, ‘57 passed away August 3rd, 2020 at the Bowmanville Hospital. Obituary posted at barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com
Mike Von Gunten, ‘09 grad, Sybrenson Farms, North Dundas, in a farm accident on May 7th, 2020. www.marsdenmclaughlin.com
Maurice Sequin, former employee for 30 years at Kemptville College , on April 10th, 2020. Two of his children Randy and Rosemary Bennett graduated in 1980. www.hpmcgarry.ca
(William) Ross Moorcroft , year ’55 from Madoc ON, passed away January 11th. He was 86 years of age. www.mcconellfuneralhome.ca
Clifford Metcalfe, year ‘77 grad passed away on Dec. 17th, 2019. www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com
John Seabrook ‘53 grad, passed away on Nov. 29th, 2019. www.tudmanfuneralhomes.com
Dan Murphy, ‘82 passed away on November 18th, 2019. www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
Peter Bylsma ‘68 passed away on Sunday Nov. 10th, 2019. Info available www.mackeys.ca
Bob Lang, a ’64 Kemptville grad and former employee at KAS passed away October 17, 2019. His wife Elaine is a ’70 grad.
Stan Vanden Bosch ‘61 passed away peacefully at his home on June 24, 2019. His son Brent is an ‘ 88 grad and his sister Dorothy Clark is a ‘64 grad. www.marsdenmclaughlin.com
Kevin Allen ‘81, suddenly in a farm accident on May 25th, 2019.
Peggy Corbett Rayner, ‘69 passed away on April 30th, 2019
John Davis Curtis, 1935 – 2019, John passed away on February 17, 2019.
Raymond Benns, ‘66 Advanced Mechanics, from Coburg, on March 21, 2019 email@example.com
Douglas Farrell from Roslin, ON on Feb. 1st, 2019. Doug was a ‘58 Kemptville grad. https://mcconellfuneralhome.ca
Marian (Sully) Goodell, year ‘64 grad from Kemptville College, on January 15th, 2019. https://lyonsfuneralhome.ca
Ross Taylor, ‘50 grad of Osgoode, on Dec.30th, 2018 www.daleyffh.ca
Marion W. Creasy (nee: Phillips) ’64 Surrounded by her family, at Kingston General Hospital, on Friday December 14th, 2018. Marion Creasy, of Waupoos, at the age of 73.
John Campbell ‘55 from Vernon passed away. Peacefully at St. Jacques Nursing Home on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, John K. Campbell at the age of 83.
Betty Milne ‘55 , wife of Frank ’55. Peacefully at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Friday September 28, 2018. Betty Milne of Mountain.
Ted Gillan ‘56 Farmer of Fitzroy Twp. “70 years” and Graduate KAS 1956 class. Passed away in the Rosamond Unit of the Almonte General Hospital, at the age of 83 years.
Alan James Blezard ’65, The following info off of MacConbrey Funeral Home Ltd, Cobourg Ont. website; Alan April 15/1942— July31/ 2018 —– age 76.
Bill Leggette ’82, It is with great sadness that the family of Bill (William Edward) Leggette bring news of his passing on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, at his happy place: the barn.
Richard “Healthy” Britton ’67, In loving memory of Mr. Richard Britton who passed away suddenly in his home on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the age of 71.
John Newman ( passed away on Sat. April 28. Obit in the Ottawa Citizen.
Lawrence (Bud) Thompson ’57, Peacefully at the Woodland Villa in Long Sault on Sunday April 1, 2018 age 81 years.
Lynda Lyster, Class of ’67 Foods passed away after a short battle with lung cancer at the age of 71.
Allan Kenny, Class of ’64, Allan passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family on Friday February 2, 2018.
Eleanor Susanne “Sue” Watson (nee Lees), Faculty. Sue Watson, in her 80th year, passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2018 at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.
Lois (Greig ) Grant, Class of ‘70 passed away November 6th, 2017 at the Kingston General Hospital. Her late husband Conrad was a ‘69 grad and their son Carl is a ‘92 grad.
Basil Wren, member of the faculty at the Kemptville Agricultural College for 30 years from 1967-1994. Basil passed peacefully in hospital in Barcelona on October 11, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. in his 83rd year.
Ian McCormick, Class of ’69 – Ian passed away September 30th, 2017. Sister of Mary Carver ‘67 grad. A private service was held.
Don Knapp died peacefully in his 95th year on Tuesday Aug 29/17 at Bayfield Manor in Kemptville. Don was the beloved husband of Jean, the love of his life, for 71 years. He graduated from OAC in Guelph, worked and taught at the College in the Engineering Dept.
Arnold Gamble, Class of ’47 – Proud veteran of WWII. Peacefully at the Perley-Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre on Thursday August 31, 2017 in his 96th year.
Jerry Albert, Class of ’66 – passed away August 29th, 2017, condolences to his wife Susan (Empey) Albert, Year ’65.
Terry Knox, ‘71 grad, from Shawville, on July 30th, 2017. Hayes Funeral Home
Michael ‘Mick’ Clitherow, Class of ’61 – (Proud Canadian Farmer) Sunday, July 23, 2017, in his 81st year.
Bruce Cummings, Class of ’57 – July 16, 2017. Retired from Central Experimental Farm after 37 years.
Maureen Ovens, Class of ’68 – July 22, 2017. Condolences to her husband Ron, family and friends. Maureen and Ron ran a berry farm for 38 years before retiring.
Gail (Ross) Zwicky, Class ’67 Food – After a lengthy illness on May 24, 2017.
Allan Somerville, Class of ’73 – Peacefully with family by his side on Monday April 24, 2017. Allan Somerville age 63 of Spencerville.
Richard Fraser, Class of ’66 – peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, after a brief illness, with his family by his side.
René Daoust, Class of ’76 – of Casselman; age 62 years. Suddenly at home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Chris Cameron English, Class of ’76 – suddenly and peacefully after a long illness on February 6, 2017 at Kingston General Hospital.
Carol Crang, Class of ’69 – with her family by her side, Carol passed away peacefully at home in Gravenhurst, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in her 69th year, dearly loved by her husband of 48 years Larry.