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Richard Hornsby

Director, Centre for Musical Arts
University of New Brunswick



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Peter W. H. Pacey (1979)

Congratulations Peter!


Fredericton Playhouse honours Peter Pacey with The Playhouse Honours

1979 recipient has mentored hundreds of young artists through work with Calithumpians Theatre Company

Fredericton theatre mainstay Peter Pacey has received the Playhouse Honours from the Fredericton Playhouse.

The veteran actor, producer and director is perhaps best known for founding Fredericton's Calithumpians Theatre Company, an entertainment and educational group that has put on free, live theatre and historic walking tours for 35 years.

Peter Pacey


" My research work into New Brunswick Literature in 1979, which was funded in part by a grant from the O'Brien Foundation was a major inspiration for the Calithumpians. To be awarded this grant at a time when I was striking out on my and leaving the security of a full time teaching position was pivotal in the path that I chose. I will be forever grateful to J Leonard O'Brien for his generosity and foresight to set up a funding process to support aspiring New Brunswickers to follow their dreams. This seed funding encouraged me take the road less travelled. "  

Peter Pacey



dr shannon obitIt is with great sadness that the family of Vincent T. W. Shannon announces his passing on May 3, 2016 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.  Born on November 1, 1946 in Saint John, he was a son of the late Thomas and Cecilia Shannon.   

Vince graduated from St. Malachy’s High School, St. Francis Xavier University (B.Sc.), and received his dental degree from Dalhousie University.

Vince opened a general dental practice in 1972 in Saint John and was awarded the O’Brien Foundation Scholarship in 1978 and 1979.  He took his specialty training in periodontics at Tufts University, Boston, Mass.  Upon completing his periodontics specialty, he joined the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University, then returned to Saint John in 1982 to open a periodontal practice.  He retired in 2013.

Vince held numerous professional positions including: President of the Atlantic Society of Periodontology; Chief of Dentistry, Region 2; and Board Member of the J. Leonard O’Brien Humanitarian Trust from 1988-1997. He was a longstanding member of the Saint John Dental Society, the New Brunswick Dental Society, and the Nova Scotia Dental Society.

Vince was a true "gentleman"- scrupulously honest, quietly generous, and a rock who unfailingly provided support to others.  He was a life-long member of the Cathedral Parish of Saint John. He valued family as the most important asset of his life.

Surviving are his wife Lorraine (Whalen); children, Lesley (Steve Wilton), Vancouver; Matthew, Ottawa; brother, Andrew (Janet), Vancouver; several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with visiting on Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 91 Waterloo Street, Saint John on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 am.  Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Cathedral Restoration Fund or to a charity of one’s choice.   www.brenansfh.com

John H. Noseworthy, M.D. (1979)

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  • CEO and President, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • John H. Noseworthy, M.D., joined the board in 2009.
  • Dalhousie University; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; University of Western Ontario; Harvard Medical School; Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Consultant, Department of Neurology, 1992-present; Department Chair, 1997-2006; Editor-in-Chief, Neurology, 2007-2009; Vice Chair, Mayo Clinic Rochester Executive Board, 2006-2009; Medical Director for Development, 2006-2009. President and CEO, Mayo Clinic, 2009-present.