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Bell, John A. M.

  • Person
  • 1903-1981

John Alexander Monteith Bell was one of Appleby’s principal builders. On his appointment as headmaster in 1937, the school numbered fewer than a hundred boys; by his retirement 31 years later, the student population had grown to almost 250. During his tenure, some 21 acres were added to the campus, and the classroom building, the gymnasium, the John Guest Dining Hall, Walker House and several staff houses were
constructed.

His last project was the extension of the Chapel to accommodate the growing number of students. When the work was completed in his last year as Headmaster, the Chapel was named after him in appreciation of his forty years of service to the school and its boys.

Born in 1903, Bell was educated at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where he received his B.A. degree and his theological training. After graduation, he served as curate of St. George’s Church in Guelph until 1928, when he came to Appleby as a teacher of history, chaplain, and coach of the First Football Team.

He was appointed housemaster of Powell’s House in 1934, and on the death of Percival Wickens three years later, became Appleby's third headmaster. Bell believed he could see the potential for good in every young man he met. He was by turns a praiser and a critic. He could make the most outrageously controversial statements, but always to make a boy think; he needled and goaded to challenge boys’ conceptions of the world around them. And he was a consummate actor – more often than not, his famous rages were assumed and dismissed at will. While people didn't always agree with him, they respected his strength of character, his desire and instinct for fairness, his forthrightness,
and (most of all) his conviction that a school like Appleby could do a great deal of good for even the most recalcitrant boy.

Recognizing his contribution to Canadian education, Trinity College conferred upon him the honorary degree Doctor of Divinity in 1951. He was awarded the Centennial Medal as a tribute to his valuable service to the nation on Canada's hundredth birthday. He was also named a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton.

Dr. Bell died in 1981.

Blackhurst, Charles Roger

  • Person
  • 1918 - 1941

Charles Roger Blackhurst was born on March 12, 1918. He attended Appleby School from 1930 to 1931 and participated in Junior Soccer Sixes, he Junior Hockey League, and the Junior Cricket League. He was a Leading Seaman of the Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and the Royal Navy and was killed in action on Nov. 25, 1941 at age 22.

Boyd, David

  • Person
  • 1951 - present

David Boyd (b. 1951) and raised in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, he received his Honours B.A. in English (1974) from Mt. Allison University. Upon graduation, he joined Appleby College as a teacher of English in the Junior School and was a faculty member from 1974 to 2008. During his tenure, David taught English at every level and was instrumental in introducing and molding the writer’s craft and media arts courses for senior students. He wrote and directed numerous plays for the Junior School, including two three-act musicals, Tom Brown’s Schoolday, the Musical (1991), and Mice in the Cellar (1992), as well as Macbeth, A Multimedia Event (1995) and Caesar, A Multimedia Event (2005). He created the Black Magic Mime Troupe composed of students from grades 6 to 8 who performed throughout Ontario. He established and supervised the long-running student newspaper Re•Source and designed Appleby’s first website.

Away from teaching, David coached hockey, softball, cricket, soccer, and basketball. He has served as assistant housemaster of Junior School House, and later as Housemaster of Chattaway’s from 1974 to 1988 and was assistant house director of Powell’s House from 2001-2008. In 1999, he received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. David founded TEACH-IT, an international education technology team that instructs educators on integrating technology into the curriculum. He was the former Chairman of the Read In Foundation Inc., an international organization that promotes literacy through telecommunications. David introduced Read In! events at Appleby where students had the opportunity to discuss books, speak to authors over the Internet prior to introducing the school’s laptop program. As a forward thinker and technological innovator, David assisted with the transition to e.school@appleby program.

Outside of Appleby, David has authored more than 20 books for children and young adults. His novel Bottom Drawer (1996) was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Text.

Brown, Brad

  • Person
  • 1940 - present

Edmund Bradley 'Brad' Brown was born on May 10, 1940 in Toronto. He attended Appleby College from 1949 to 1954 and went on to finish his secondary school studies at the University of Toronto schools. He did not graduate at Appleby College but is considered to be in the Class of 1959. At Appleby, Brad was a member of the school's Coronation Choir, who were invited to Britain by the Commonwealth Youth Movement to perform in the Coronation celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II.

Brad chose marketing as his career and after graduating from the University of Western Ontario, he joined Lever Brothers and later General Foods where he spent 10 years in positions of Product Manager, Group Product Manager and New Business Development Manager on many of those companies' largest and most successful brands. Brad later founded his own consulting company and later advertising agency, both of which had many blue chip companies as clients. Brad still consults periodically for his long time clients Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Suncor.

Calverley, Osbert Leveson

  • Person
  • 1899 - 1918

Osbert Calverley was born in 1899 in England, and entered Appleby in September 1912. He played on the First Rugby (Football) Team, and graduated to the Royal Military College in 1916. Having joined the Royal Flying Corps at the end of 1917, he was sent to Texas for part of his training, and was the first in his class to earn his wings. He was sent to England in May, 1918, to complete his training, and was expected to go to France, but he met his death in an airplane accident. He is buried in the Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, UK.

124 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Died 12 July 1918, at 19 years of age.

Canadian Educational Standards Institute (CESI)

  • Corporate body
  • 1986 -

CESI was established in 1986 and the broad purposes of the Institute were to develop and promote educational standards, and to provide responsible institutional and program evaluation and accreditation.

Cantlie, Stuart

  • Person
  • 1907 - 1944

Stuart Stephen Tuffnel Cantlie was born on October 5, 1907. He attended Appleby School from 1921 to 1925 and was on the First Rugby and First Cricket teams, editor for the Argus yearbook, Prefect and Captain of the Cadet Corps. He graduated in 1925. He was a Lieutenant Colonel, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) and was killed in action on July 25, 1944 at age 36 years.

Carey, Hugh Campbell

  • Person
  • 1919 - 1943

Hugh Campbell Carey was born on Sept. 24, 1919. He attended Appleby School from 1929 to 1935 and participated on the Intermediate Hockey League, the Dramatic Club; Second Team Cricket; Handicraft competitions; shooting competitions and was the Captain of the Intermediate Soccer Sixes in 1934. He was a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Engineers and died in action on July 18, 1943 at age 24.

Chaffey, Harward Eastman, Lt.

  • Person
  • 1899 - 1918

Harward Chaffey, was born in Winnipeg in 1899, and came to Appleby in September 1913. After leaving Appleby, he worked for the Dominion Bank in Winnipeg before receiving a commission in the RAF in the spring of 1918. His Commanding Officer, Maj. H. J. Hunter, reported the details of Chaffey’s death in a letter: “He was up with Turnbull, as observer, and they were observing for the artillery. Everything was going well when they were attacked by eight German scouts. In spite of being eight to one, they put up a wonderfully gallant fight and I believe could have got away, but they kept turning around on the Huns and attacking them.” Chaffey was killed barely two weeks before the Armistice was signed. His remains are buried in the Ascq Communal Cemetery near Lille, France.

42 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Killed in action 27 October 1918, at 20 years of age.

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