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Godfrey, Paul

  • Persona
  • 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.

Dale, Geoff

  • Persona
  • 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.

Huggan, Isabel

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  • 1943 -

Isabel Huggan (nee Howey) was born in Kitchener, Ontario on September 21, 1943, to Catherine Innis MacLennan and Cecil Ronald Howey. Huggan was one of two children, including a younger sister, Ruth. Shortly before Isabel was born, her father changed the spelling of the family name from Hooey to Howey. After completing her primary and secondary education in Elmira, Ontario, Huggan studied English and Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965. Following graduation, she moved to Toronto where she worked for the Macmillan Publishing Company, leaving after a year to travel Europe. Returning to Canada in 1967, Huggan began teaching English, Creative Writing and Theatre in Ontario High Schools (Oakville, Timmins, Clarkson, and Scarborough).

On December 31, 1970, she married journalist Robert David Huggan. In 1972, they moved to Bellville, Ontario, where she worked as a reporter and photographer for the local newspaper for three years. It was after the birth of her daughter, Abbey, in 1977, that Huggan decided focus on her writing career. By this point, she had already published various poems and short stories in Canadian literary magazines, and her short story "Celia Behind Me" won first prize in a National Film Board contest for women scriptwriters in 1976. Following the success of "Celia Behind Me", Huggan wrote more stories about its main character, Elizabeth Kessler. The Elizabeth Stories, published in 1984 by Oberon Press, chronicled the upbringing of Elizabeth over a ten-year period.

Moving to Ottawa in 1980, Huggan taught for several years at the University of Ottawa and for the Ottawa High School Board until Robert was offered a position in Kenya, which saw them move from Canada in 1987. That position lasted three years and led to postings in France (1990-1993) and the Philippines (1993-1998). The family returned to France in 1998 following the end of Robert's position in the Philippines.

While living abroad, Huggan held positions as editor, writer, and teacher at a variety of organizations; using her skills for writing in a monthly column for the Ottawa Citizen, facilitating writing workshops, and participating in speaking engagements. In 1993, Huggan published her second collection of stories entitled, "You Never Know". However, it was her third collection that caused the most buzz, with "Belonging: Home Away From Home" (2003), a book Huggan describes as a ‘memoir and fiction,’ winning the Charles Taylor Literary Non-Fiction Prize in 2004.

MacLean, Margaret

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  • 1871-1931

(Sarah) Margaret MacLean was born in 1871 in Cornwall, Ontario. She was the daughter of Alexander MacLean (1834-1908) and Sarah Smith (1838-1897). She grew up in Ontario, Canada but moved to Japan in 1904 at the age of 33 to accompany her father who had been appointed Canada’s commercial agent to Japan. She spent time travelling in China which became the inspiration for her publication “Chinese Ladies at Home”. She remained in Japan with her father until he was posted to China in 1908. Margaret returned to Ottawa Canada in 1909 following her father’s death in Shanghai.

Margaret MacLean became a fixture at the Royal Ontario Museum in 1915 visiting the museum often. She proposed the creation of an employed position for an official Museum Guide but was told that no such position existed. Margaret MacLean continued to visit the museum and engaged in a course of personal study. In 1918 she was authorized to give private tours and lectures of the Museum. In 1919 the position of Official Guide was created and Margaret MacLean began working for the Royal Ontario Museum as a paid employee. Her lectures and school tours were enormously popular and her workload increased.

Margaret MacLean resigned from the Royal Ontario Museum as of February 15, 1924 citing ill health. She continued to travel after her resignation from the Museum. Margaret MacLean died on May 30, 1931 having laid the foundation for the development of the Education Department and programs such as the Saturday Morning Club.