Alumni

William Holton Young ’35, successful businessman and former CEO of the Hamilton Group Limited, member of many boards including McMaster Medical School and Stratford Festival, graduate of Royal Military College in military science, husband of Joyce (née Ferrie) ’43, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, memorialized as caring most about “his family, his community, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and a good martini”; former HSC Board Chair, Patron, Builder and HSC Corporation life member. On April 21, 2017, at 98. 
 
Alec Zealand Beasley ’37, longtime Hamilton lawyer and proud descendant of Captain Edward Zealand, who sailed with Lord Nelson and was killed in 1869 by a runaway heifer on James Street North, husband of Anne (deceased) and father. On Jan. 28, 2018, at 96.  
 
Georgina “Babs” Willmot Woods (née Young) ’38, HSC Head Girl (1937-38) who drove 18-wheeler trucks for the Women’s Army Corps in the Second World War, mother of five with husband Blakeney (deceased), grandmother and great-grandmother, sister of William Holton Young (above); HSC Corporation member. On March 30, 2017, at 95. 
 
Letitia May Fraser (née Jackman) ’40, former social worker in Hamilton and Oakville, wife of Arthur Wallace (deceased) and Craig Fraser (deceased), mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; HSC Corporation former member.
On Feb. 14, 2018, at 94.
 
Elizabeth Campbell (née Somerville) ’43, rancher, mother of seven sons raised with husband John Campbell (deceased) on their spread near Black Diamond, Alta., philanthropist, Boy Scout leader, grandmother and great-grandmother, described as “gentle yet rascally” with licence plate WKT WCH and cattle brand WWW for Wicked Witch of the West. On June 27, 2016, at 89.  
 
Eric Phillip (Phil) Muntz ’46, professor emeritus of astronautical engineering at University of Southern California, holder of 25 patents, honoured Fellow of two academic societies, lectured around the world (and once flew with pilot wife Jan from Los Angeles to Europe in their Cessna 310), CFL halfback for Calgary Stampeders (1956) and Toronto Argonauts (1957-60), father and grandfather. On Aug. 1, 2017, at 83.
 
Richard “Dick” Maxwell Wood ’46, engineer who spent most his career travelling the world for Cambridge-based Babcock and Wilcox Canada Ltd., served on the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation board, husband of Susan, father and grandfather. On Dec. 31, 2017, at 87. 
 
Michael Moes ’54, longtime investment executive for RBC and TD Asset Management, early member (1972) of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club, husband of Susan (née Peacock) ’57, father and grandfather. On July 8, 2017, at 79. 
 
John McColl Braden ’59, environmentalist, languages teacher, world traveller who worked in Cameroon and Japan, author of a book on how to read Japanese and the recent e-book Because the Future Matters: Let’s Stop Letting Modern Economics and Our Energy Addiction Ruin Almost Everything!, husband of Judith Wolfe, father and grandfather. On June 23, 2017, at 75. 
 
Sydney V. Hamber ’62, longtime Hamilton real estate executive, husband of Jane (née Hamber) ’68 and father; former HSC Governor. On Sept. 12, 2017, at 74.
 
William “Bill” George Vallance ’64, retired Stelco employee, husband of Betty, father and grandfather. On March 25, 2017, at 73. 
 
Alan Edward Bowler ’66, landscape architect whose work is visible in green spaces throughout the greater Hamilton area, passionate scuba diver and instructor, husband of Janet, father and grandfather. On Aug. 19, 2017, at 70. 
 
Murray Scott Dobbie ’66, executive with Dobbie Industries who grew up in the Dobbie family’s former textile business in Cambridge, husband of Cynthia and father. On Oct. 23, 2017, at 70. 
 
Doug Jacques ’76, retired teacher with Halton District School Board who spent his career in Outdoor Education and particularly the Bronte Creek Project leadership program 
for Grades 11 and 12, husband of Valerie Atkinson and father. On Oct. 12, 2017, at 59. 
 
Jeffrey Campbell Digby ’77, Brantford-born lumber executive for Macmillan Bloedel and Weyerhauser in Vancouver and Athens, Georgia, black belt in Taekwondo, husband of Lolita. On Aug. 30, 2017, at 58. 

Edward Palonek ’78, entrepreneur, philanthropist, founding donor of Hamilton’s Eva Rothwell Resource Centre (named for his mother), major donor to its Larry Paikin Literary Express project, founder of FoundMoney.com (now defunct) to track unclaimed assets, appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show, former husband of Angela and father. On June 14, 2017, at 58. 
 
Peter Tomlins Hogarth ’84, owner of multiple Tim Hortons and Wendy’s franchises, philanthropist active with the Hogarth Family Fund as well as the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, husband of Maggie and father. On May 18, 2017, at 52. 
 
Robert Ross-Todd ’96, longtime employee of Pioneer Family Pools, loved paintball and gaming. On March 1, 2018, at 40. 
 
Leah Battista ’15, talented, outgoing student in third year at Queen’s University majoring in Global Development with minors in Spanish and Business, passionate about singing, foreign languages and writing, first-year scholarship winner for highest mark in Spanish, recipient of Ontario Gold Medal in voice from Royal Conservatory of Music in 2008, Dean’s list, dancer, foodie, active volunteer (including Me to We), known as kind, empathetic and funny. On Nov. 4, 2017 of an undiagnosed pulmonary embolism, at 20. 
 
Joan Marie Lapp (nee Scarlett) ‘55, proud Strathallan Girl and graduate of the Class of 1955.  Joan studied business in Toronto and following graduation, she married Clinton Husband in 1958 and Dr. Fred Lapp in 1976. Upon retirement she moved permanently to her cottage at Scarlett Point and worked at the Glen Orchard store until age 82. Mother of Sheila Botting and John Husband and grandmother of 5 (including Megan Husband '10, Michael Botting (attended HSC grades 4-6), Jamieson Botting ’15, she had many friends and relatives within the HSC community. On May 11 2018. Donations can be made in her Memory to HSC.

Faculty

Bryan Wylie, teacher of Latin, English and drama at HSC from 1969 to 2002, Head of Senior School from 1983 to 1993, Senior Master from 1993-2002, innovative educator whether in the class, on the stage or conducting walking tours in Venice (“He made it all so vivid,” remarked TVO’s Steve Paikin ’78 in 2000), winner of the 1989 Marshall McLuhan Distinguished Teacher Award, known in retirement for work with Philpott Memorial Church and a highly successful Hamilton lecture series on arts and culture. On Jan. 30, 2018, at 70. 


Located in Hamilton, ON, Hillfield Strathallan College is a Canadian independent, co-educational day school.
The academic program runs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12.

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