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John D. Burns Archives, Trinity College School

Bickle, Thomas Henry

  • Person
  • 1916-1937

Thomas Henry Bickle was born on March 11, 1916 in St. Louis, USA. He attended Trinity College School from 1928-1932. On July 5, 1937 he drowned in a boating accident in Gananoque, Ontario. In the mid-1950s his parents funded the creation of a new boarding house at TCS, named Bickle House, in memory of their son.

Brown, Eldon

  • Eldon Brown Fonds '89
  • Person
  • 1986-1989

Eldon Brown (1971) attended Trinity College School from 1986-1989. He was a member of several athletic teams as well as a Steward in 1988-89.

Bruce, Robert

  • Robert Bruce '14
  • Person
  • 1912-1914

Robert Bruce was born 1897 in India to father Henry William Bruce. The family moved to Collingwood, Ontario and he attended Trinity College School from 1912-1914.

Budge, Donald

  • Person
  • 1936-

Donald C. Budge was born in 1936 and attended Trinity College School from 1947-1954. While at TCS, Budge served as a Brent House office, was an assistant editor of the TCS yearbook The Record, and played on the tennis, football, and soccer teams.

Burns, John D.

  • Person
  • d. 1987

John D. Burns worked at TCS from 1943 to 1987 as Bickle Housemaster, a History teacher and an Archivist. He completed his undergrad at the University of Toronto and received his Ontario Teacher's Certificate from the Normal School in Toronto. He began working as the School archivist in 1984. He passed away in 1987. In 2005 Trinity College School's Archives were named in his honour.

Dale, Geoff

  • Person
  • 1918-2017

Geoffrey Dale was born in 1918. He earned his B.A and B.Ed. at the University of Toronto. Dale served in the Toronto Scottish Regiment in the U.K. and Europe in 1940-1945. In 1946 he was hired as a teacher at Trinity College School. He was appointed Assistant to the Headmaster in 1955, Assistant Headmaster in 1968, and Deputy Headmaster in 1978. Dale coached Littleside Football and produced many of the Senior School plays. In 1983 Dale retired from TCS. He passed away in 2018, in his 100th year.

Dunbar family

  • Family
  • 1913-1957

The Dunbar family lived and worked in Guelph, Ontario. Angus Dunbar was born in December 27, 1899 and was employed as a barrister in Guelph. Angus attended Trinity College School from 1913-1917. His son, Charles 'Rusty' Dunbar also attended TCS from 1953-1957. While at TCS Rusty was head prefect.

Godfrey, Paul

  • Person
  • 1934-2014

Paul Godfrey worked at TCS from 1961 to 1963 and again from 1965 to 1999 as a History teacher, the Director of Guidance, a soccer and cricket coach, and the Bethune Housemaster from 1970 to 1984. He attended TCS as a student, graduating in 1952. He then received his M.A. in History from Emmanual College, Cambridge. A pavilion was created on the TCS cricket field and named in his honour.

Haultain family

  • Family
  • 1904-[ca.1950]

The Haultain family lived in Port Hope, Ontario during the early and mid- twentieth century and were involved in the military, medicine and law enforcement. Charles S. Haultain (d. 1903) was Assistant Surgeon of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police at Fort MacLeod, Alberta. His wife was active in the Women's Auxilliary of the Speakers Patriotic League and the sister of R.M. Dennistoun, K.C., of Peterborough, Ontario. The couple had four children: Robin, Norman, Charles and Etta. Robin (Robert Mitchell) was born in 1891 in Winnipeg and attended Trinity College School from 1904-1909. He fought in World War I, later became an engineer and then served as an RCMP Special Constable conducting a civil security survey against German sabotage, 1938- 1939. Norman (Francis Arnold Norman) was born June 26, 1895 in MacLeod and attended TCS from 1912-1915. He also served in World War I. Charles Frederick was born July 20, 1900 in MacLeod and attended TCS from 1913-1918. Etta attended Guelph Agricultural College.

Jack Goering

  • Person
  • d. 2017

Jack Goering was born February 16, 1925 in Barcelona, Spain. A TCS alumnus, he attended the school from 1941-1943. Inn his graduating year he served as a prefect and won the Grand Challenge Cup. He received his B.A.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Toronto and his Ontario Teachers Certificate. Jack Goering worked at TCS from 1961 to 1985 as a Science teacher. He was a proud advocate of sustainable living and co-founded the Ganaraska Hiking Trail in Port Hope, Ontario with Pat Lawson.

Kedwell, Peter

  • Person

Peter Kedwell worked at TCS from 1975 to 2010 as a Modern Languages teacher. He served as the Head of the Modern Languages department, a member of the Guidance department and the Brent House Housemaster from 1981 to 1982. He received his B.A. from Huron University College and his B.Ed. from the University of Western Ontario. Upon his retirement he was awarded the Toronto Branch Medal and in 2012 received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. in 2017 he became a TCS trustee.

Kelly, Madelon

  • Madelon Kelly
  • Person
  • 1960s-1990s

Madelon Kelly worked at TCS for 22 years from the late 1960s to the early 1990s as a Mailroom employee and the travel coordinator.

Ketchum, Philip A.C.

  • Person
  • 1899-1964

Philip Allan Cheyne Ketchum was born July 20, 1899 in Cobourg, Ontario to parents Judge and Mrs. Ketchum. He attended Trinity College School from 1912 to 1916. Following matriculation he served as a Junior Master at Lakefield Preparatory School. In 1918 he was accepted into the Royal Flying Corps. and went overseas in July, 1918 for training. In December of 1918, Ketchum was made Second Lieutenant as a pilot; however with the end of the War, Ketchum returned to Ontario in 1919 to pursue his academic career. He attended Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 1919-1923. While at Trinity College, Ketchum was the President of the University Rugby Club, President of the Trinity Athletic Association and Vice President of the Trinity College Literary Institute. After graduation in 1923, he taught for a year at the Upper Canada Preparatory School before returning to TCS as a master at the Junior School. During this time Ketchum earned a Bachelor of Pedagogy from the University of Toronto. In 1927 he entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he completed his BA. Upon graduation in 1929 he taught at St. Mark's School in Massachussets. In 1933, at the age of 32, Ketchum became the Headmaster of Trinity College School. He held this post until 1962, at which time he was made a lifetime member of the Board of Governors. Ketchum died on July 21, 1964.

Lawson, Thomas

  • Person
  • 1928-

Tom Lawson is an alumnus of Trinity College School, class of 1947. He worked at TCS from 1955 to 1988 as an English teacher. During that time he served as the Ketchum Housemaster and from 1978 to 1988 as the Head of the English Department. He was also founder of the Social Services Corps, and a great advocate of student debates. He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto, his M.A. from King's College, Cambridge and his Ontario Teacher's Certificate. Presently, Lawson is an honorary trustee at TCS.

Lennard Family Fonds

  • Lennard Family Fonds
  • Family
  • 1919-1923

John Exton Lennard (1903-1989) attended Trinity College School from 1919-1922. He received a Distinction Cap for his performance as the best outside wing in the Little Big Four Football League. His brother, Samuel Bertram Lennard (1905-1981), attended the school from 1919-1923 and won the Challenge Cup for the best all-around school cadet and was a Triple Colour award winner making the school's first football, hockey and cricket teams. He later went on to attend the Philadelphia Textile School. Both brothers worked at S. Lennard and Sons Ltd (The Lennard's Mill) upon graduation.

Levedag, Peter

  • Person
  • b. 1939

Peter Levedag was born in 1939 and attended Trinity College School from 1951-1958. While at TCS, he was a Bethune House officer and played on the football and swim teams.

Nash, Edwin

  • Edwin Nash Fonds
  • Person
  • 1919-1987

Edwin Nash (1895-1989) grew up in Froyle, Hampshire, England, where as a young boy he began gardening for the Vicar at the local Anglican church. It was at this time he was also trained in motor mechanics. In 1919, while still in England, Mr. Nash was hired by Trinity College School. He arrived in September of that year and while only intending to stay in Canada for two years, remained an employee of the school for more than 65 years. He served as Building Maintenance Supervisor and Chief Groundsman. Working under four Headmasters (Orchard, Ketchum, Scott and Wright), Nash was credited with saving the school from the devastating fire of 1928. Following the fire, Mr. Nash continued to serve T.C.S. at its temporary location in Woodstock, Ontario. There, he traveled once a week to town with laundry through all kinds of weather. While at T.C.S. Mr. Nash painted buildings, mowed and rolled lawns, maintained the gardens, and cleared snow from the roads and rinks. His favourite memories of T.C.S. included operating the School's Fordson tractor purchased in 1933 for $75 and the time one of the School's goats ate the tulips he planted for Speech Day. He was also well known for repairing the school's cricket bats. The Edwin Nash Garden at T.C.S. was dedicated to Mr. Nash in 1985.

Prower, Tony

  • Person
  • 1928-

Tony Prower is an alumnus of Trinity College School, class of 1946. He was a music master at Trinity College School from 1951-1991. While at TCS, Prower was head of the Glee Club, the Music Club, music director of the Dramatics Club, and coached Middleside Football. Presently, Prower serves as an Honorary Trustee at TCS.

Scott, Angus C.

  • Person
  • 1925-2001

Angus Cheever Scott was born in 1925 to parents Silas Warren Cheever Scott and Marie Louise (nee Morris). He attended Hillfield School and Ridley College. In 1943 Scott entered Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Scott left the university in 1944 for active service with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Returning to U of T, Scott graduated with a BA in Modern History in 1949. He taught for a year at Appleby College before leaving for Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, where he earned an MA in 1952. In September 1952, Scott joined the staff of Trinity College School in Port Hope as a History teacher. He became Brent Housemaster in 1955 and Assistant Headmaster in 1959. After one year’s leave of absence to attend Harvard, Scott became Trinity College School’s Headmaster in 1962. He held this position until his retirement in 1983. During his tenure as Headmaster teaching standards improved, the School endowment grew, the athletic programs were expanded, and the student advisor program was introduced. Scott died on July 5, 2001.

Scott, Ken

  • Person
  • 1924-

Ken Scott was born in 1924. He attended Trinity College School from 1940-1943, and serves as year chair for his class, and honorary trustee of the School. Ken is a veteran of WWII who served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 22 years. He came to Canada from his native England as one of the young men invited here to escape the war in Europe. Upon his graduation from TCS, he headed overseas to join the Allied effort, serving as a Officer on the HMS Ironbound and HMCS Crescent and was later promoted to Lieutenant. After the war, Ken returned to Canada and had a successful career at the Dominion Life Assurance Company.

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