29 01, 2021
  • Gerry Watkins

In Memoriam of Gerald ‘Gerry’ Watkins

January 29th, 2021|In Memoriam|

It is with heavy hearts that St. Mary’s University mourns the loss of one of our longest supporters and dearest friends – Gerald Watkins, who passed away Monday, January 25th, 2021 at the age of 92. Having served as the accountant for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary for 19 years and as a dedicated [...]

11 08, 2020
  • Ted Valentine

In Memory of Ted Valentine

August 11th, 2020|In Memoriam, Uncategorized|

It is with great sadness that St. Mary’s University mourns the loss of one of the cornerstones of our community and most dedicated and influential supporters – Ted Valentine. Ted passed away on August 9, 2020 at the age of 90. A prominent businessman, proud family man and active philanthropist, Ted was a member of [...]

7 05, 2019

In Memoriam of Jean Vanier

May 7th, 2019|In Memoriam, Uncategorized|

St. Mary’s University is saddened to learn of the death of Jean Vanier, a respected Canadian and founder of L’Arche, the international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers. He passed away on May 7 at the age of 90. Jean Vanier has left an extraordinary [...]

9 08, 2018
  • Father MacLellan

In Memoriam – Father MacLellan

August 9th, 2018|In Memoriam|

It is with deep sorrow that the entire St. Mary’s University Community mourns the loss of Father Rupert MacLellan who passed away on Saturday, August 4 at the Father Lacombe Care Centre. As we reflect and celebrate the life and legacy of Father MacLellan we look back fondly on the time he spent with our [...]

12 04, 2018
  • Brittney Rayson-Stevenson

In Memoriam of Brittney Rayson-Stevenson

April 12th, 2018|In Memoriam, News|

Brittney Rayson-Stevenson, an alumna of St. Mary’s University and a current student, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness. After graduating in 2016 with her BA with a Concentration in General Studies (with a focus on English and ), Brittney enrolled in the Education program to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a teacher. Brittney [...]

27 03, 2018
  • Colleen Rowe

In Memoriam for Colleen Lori Rowe

March 27th, 2018|In Memoriam, News, News and Events|

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that St. Mary’s University mourns the loss and celebrates the life of one of our own – Colleen Lori Rowe. With her loving husband Cornell by her side, Colleen passed away peacefully on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the age of 46 years. Having joined the St. [...]

30 01, 2017
  • Dr. David Leonard Bershad

In Memoriam for Doctor David Leonard Bershad

January 30th, 2017|In Memoriam, News, News and Events|

Captain, Doctor David Leonard Bershad Legion of Merit – Bronze Star / V - Navy Commendation / V –Army Commendation /V – Purple Heart -USMC, Ph.D. 1942- 2017 On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Professor David Bershad passed away peacefully at home in Calgary, surrounded by his friends. He was predeceased by his wife Sonia, in [...]

30 08, 2016
  • Mary Stengler portrait

In Memoriam for Mary Stengler

August 30th, 2016|In Memoriam, News|

It is with great sadness that St. Mary’s University mourns the loss and celebrates the life of one of its dedicated supporters—Mary Magdalene Stengler. Mary passed away on August 23, 2016 at the age of 70 years. She is survived by Barb (Steve) Wallace and their sons Nick and Ryan; Kris (Darcy) Kerner and their [...]

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