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Lakehead University Magazine Fall/Winter 2004

Class Notes

By Marla Tomlinson


Marcus Slotiuk (BSc’70) received his BA from the University of Manitoba in 1973 and his M.CI.Sc in Communication Disorders at The University of Western Ontario in 1977. He has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 1978. Marcus has three sons and an adopted daughter, all between the ages of 14 to 25.


Ann Kajander (BSc’80) BEd, MA, PhD, started as a tenure track professor of math education at Lakehead in August 2004. “My family is happy to be able to stay in town. Also, I want to let my fellow alumni from our undergrad class know that their predictions came true – I did publish a book for children (okay, so it’s a MATH book for children…)”

Szabolcs Szterszky (BA’84/BEd'86), is currently pursuing his Masters of Theological Studies at ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. “I am planning to teach at a Seminary or Bible college, possibly overseas – wherever the Lord may lead!”

Lorna Catherine Poole (HBScN’84) moved to Calgary a year ago to keep up with Steven, now working for Loblaws as VP Photo/Electronics. “I’m thinking about retiring from nursing altogether and spending my life in my extensive gardens and traveling. Kids are grown – life is very, very good.”

Jennifer Cumming (née Galloway)(HBScN’88) married Gordon Cumming (HBScF’86) in 1988. They are living in Huntsville, Ontario, where Jennifer is a public health nurse and Gord is Chief Forester with the Algonquin Forest Authority. They have two girls ages 11 and 10. They can be reached by email: cummings@vianet.ca.

“I would love to get a reunion going for all of the fun people from Lakehead during 1986-1991 – you know who you are!"
> Cathy Boyle (BA’91)

Anyone interested should contact Cathy by email: cdebergh@hotmail. com.


Carmen Klassen (HBA'90) and Paul Dubras (HBOR'92/BA'92/MSc'01) are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Annaliese Danielle Dubras, on January 2, 2004, in Halifax. Paul and Carmen are temporarily living in Ottawa, where Annaliese continues to thrive.

Catherine Kaukinen (HBSc’92) has a new job as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina.

Scott terHaar (BAdmin’95) and wife Jean and have two children Daniel and Nicholas, and one more on the way in January 2005.

Andrea Trembath (née Perry) (HBA’95/BEd’97) was married in October 2003 to Cameron Trembath of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The couple resides in Fort Frances, and Andrea works on the Canadian side for the Ministry of Tourism and Recreation, while Cam works for the National Park Service as a wildlife biologist in Minnesota. They recently placed seventh in the Annual Emo Walleye Classic fishing tournament, and they spend lots of time of the local lakes. Andrea teaches occasionally in Fort Frances.

Ian McTavish (BEd’97) and his wife Marni are please to announce the birth of their first child, Liam Brooke Martin-McTavish, on June 6. “We are building a new house, and I’m looking forward to returning to the classroom. I would love to hear from the crew by email: i.mctavish@tldsb.on.ca.”

Belinda Quinn (DiplEngTech’96/ BEng’98) and Griff McDevitt are expecting their first child in February 2005. Belinda continues to work for Dynea Canada in North Bay, but returns to Thunder Bay frequently for personal and business trips. She can be contacted by email: luertw@sympatico.ca


Diana Serotiuk (BA’02) had a baby girl in February of 2003.

Jennifer Cook (née Hallman) (BEd'02) was married on May 15, 2004, in Goderich, Ontario.

Frustrated by repeated moves across Ontario with her family while she was a youngster, Catherine Taddo (DiplEngTech’95, BEng’97) found solace in music at age 11. She’s been playing and writing songs ever since. She released her first CD in December 2001, a three-track EP highlighting her musical versatility. Taddo performs regularly in settings that showcase her original work including last summer’s BOOM Thundering Women festival held June 26-28 at Chippewa Park in Thunder Bay.Visit her website: http://www.catherinetaddo.com

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