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Nov.4, 2009

Vol. 110, No. 4


Drummond D. Lister ’62

Published in the Nov.4, 2009, issue

Drum died May 25, 2009, in Ottawa, Canada, having suffered a severe stroke in 2000.

Born in England, Drum came to us from Upper Canada College in Toronto, where he had lived since 1950. He majored in English, played junior varsity soccer, served as a Chapel deacon, and joined the Student Christian Association. His senior-year roommate was Ken Weene.

Drum pursued his education at Ontario College of Education and York University and then taught high school English. He completed his 32-year teaching career at Ashbury College, an independent school in Ottawa where he taught for 22 years. He had a continuing interest in theater, art, and music — which helped make him a dynamic teacher.

After his stroke he continued to work in his modified garden and to take scooter trips to a local coffee shop to read his third daily paper, slowed only by Ottawa’s heavy snowstorms. The mobility of his scooter allowed him to visit art galleries and bookstores by himself. Prior to his stroke he had been an active swimmer and jogger.

The class extends its sympathy to his widow, Peggy; his sons, Andrew, Stuart, and Michael; and his extended family.

The Class of 1962

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