Now that classes are underway at UPEI, I am reminded of the many fine professors and friends who dedicated their lives to the education of Island students.
Educators and colleagues gave so much to our young people. Among them are still wise persons such as Fr. Charlie Cheverie in chemistry, Brendon O’Grady and John Smith in English, Ninian LeBlanc, Lew Watson, Winston Pineau and many, many more, and those who, sadly, are no longer with us, but whose legacy endures still.
Among the latter I remember well the devotion of Jim Coyle, Fred Driscoll, Fr. Wendell MacIntyre, Fr. Jim Kelly, Frank Ledwell, and so many others who devoted their lives to the developing of young men and women.
It was a privilege to serve alongside so many amazing people, who helped shape minds instead of erecting largely empty buildings for private gain in defiance of the University Act.
I salute them and wish them the best, always.
Colmán O’Hare, O.P.
Sometime professor of the Anglo-Saxon and Irish languages