The Hall of Fame was founded to honour the alumni, staff and friends of St. Thomas More Collegiate who exemplify what it means to be a "Knight" through their personal achievements and/or service to STMC. They represent what is best in the STMC community, and offer our present-day Knights both pride in our past and inspiration for their future.
Congratulations to Robert Bosa, Dan Cahill, Laurent DesLauriers, and Stan and Jeannette Hrescak who were inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 12, 2015 at the Centennial Lodge in Queen's Park, New Westminster. Thank you to all those who attended the evening.
Robert Bosa - Father of grads Dale '89, Colin '91, Justin '93 and Darryl '98
Inducted for his constant support of St. Thomas More Collegiate, especially during its construction phases.
Dan Cahill Alumnus 1974 - Father of grads Chris '02, Michael '05 and Sarah '06
Inducted for his lifelong, high level of service to the STMC community as a coach, supportive parent and alumni leader.
Laurent DesLauriers Alumnus 1980 - Father of grads Marc '04 and Anthony '05
Inducted for his outstanding achievements as an athlete and coach at the high school, university and professional level.
Stan and Jeannette Hrescak
Inducted for their inspirational support of STMC's academics and arts programs and their remarkable contribution to the construction of the school's gym and fine arts wing.
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Brother Ted Bassett
Faculty Member and Administrator (1966-2004)
Inducted in 2005 for his accomplishments as a devoted STMC teacher and
administrator, in which roles he always went beyond the call of duty.
|Brother Bill Carrothers
Inducted in 2005 for his accomplishments as STMC Principal, in which role he
oversaw an era of growth and academic accomplishment at STMC.
|Brother Owen Cassidy
Faculty Member (1991-present)
Inducted in 2010 for his lifelong dedicated service as a Christian Brother and
especially for his contributions at STMC as a devoted teacher, coach, missions
coordinator and photographer extraordinaire. Bro. Cassidy celebrated his 60th as
a Christian Brother in 2013.
Alumni Parent (1971-1978)
Inducted in 2010 for her continuous presence and loyal support of STMC since 1966
and for her ongoing community service through Girl Guides and a local
community centre where she supports new mothers and their babies.
Alumni Parent (1991-1996)
Inducted in 2008 for his service to STMC, and for his commitment to coaching.
Inducted in 2006 for his generosity and dedicated service to STMC especially during
the difficult years when the school faced legal challenges.
|Dr. David Diemert
Inducted in 2006 for his accomplishments as a STMC student and athlete, and for his
leadership in research (in collaboration with the George Washington University) on
infectious Hookworm disease.
|Brother John Gale
Inducted in 2008 for his leadership, strength and dedicated service to STMC.
Inducted in 2008 for his teaching and coaching at STMC.
Alumnus (1981) and current STMC Board Chair
Inducted in 2005 for his outstanding athletic achievements as a basketball and
football player at STMC and as a professional lacrosse player. He was also inducted
into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2002) and the Whittier College,
CA Sports Hall of Fame (1987).
Inducted in 2005 for promoting Blessed Edmund Rice’s vision of helping those
in need, through parenting foster children for almost three decades.
Faculty Member (1979-2000)
Inducted in 2005 for fostering his own unique spirit of generosity and enthusiasm,
which is still alive today at STMC.
Inducted in 2005 for his generosity and remarkable dedicated service to STMC. He
successfully led the school's two capital campaigns: A Place for All Time (2003-2007)
and the More Spirit Campaign (2010-2013) as the Cabinet Leadership Campaign Chair.
Inducted in 2010 for his achievements as a high school and collegiate athlete, his
extraordinary service to STMC as past Chair of the Board of Directors and a current
member of its Board of Trustees, and for his vital contributions that helped ensure
the future of STMC at a critical juncture.
|Brother Wayne McIntyre
Inducted in 2005 for his accomplishments as the first Principal of STMC, in which role
he nurtured the growth of Catholic secondary education in Burnaby.
|Brother Ron MacKenzie
Inducted in 2010 for his lifelong service as a Christian Brother, his important
contributions to STMC during his tenure as Principal, and for his continued example
of living the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice through service to those in need at
soup kitchens and correctional institutions.
|Brother Peter McNiven
Faculty Member (1965-1968)
Inducted in 2006 for his accomplishments as a devoted teacher and administrator
during STMC’s very challenging early years. He will be celebrating his 60th year as a
Christian Brother in 2016.
Inducted in 2006 for his accomplishments as an extraordinary athlete, participating
twice in the Summer Olympic Games (1992 & 1996) with Team Canada, and for
continuously exemplifying the qualities of a true Knight.
|Brother Hugh O'Neill
Alumnus (1971), Faculty Member, Principal (1989-1997)
Inducted in 2008 for his accomplishments as a teacher and administrator at STMC.
He is currently the Congressional Leader for the Edmund Rice Christian
Brothers North America.
Alumnus (1973) and current STMC Trustee
Inducted in 2006 for his accomplishments as a devoted alumnus, parent and
infectious supporter of STMC, especially during the difficult years when the school
faced legal challenges.
|Brother Charles Slattery
Inducted in 2005 for his accomplishments as STMC Principal, in which role he created
a unique spirit that characterizes STMC to the present.
|Doug & Jean Witzel
Alumni Parents (1993-2006) and current STMC Trustee
Inducted in 2010 for their outstanding record of involvement, innovative thinking
and ability to encourage others to get involved. They are truly one of the more
memorable couples to ever walk the halls of STMC. Doug also played a crucial role
in leading STMC through significant challenges in the past decade and helped lay
the groundwork for STMC’s bright future. Doug continues to serve as a school trustee.