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STMC Hall of Fame

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.

Our next Hall of Fame induction will take place in 2020 (our 60th Year Celebration).

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

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.

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 '74

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 '80

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.
2015 Hall of Fame Induction

Past Inductees

Brother Ted Bassett

Brother Ted Bassett

Faculty Member (1961-present)

Inducted in 2006 for his accomplishments as a devoted STMC teacher, administrator, and groundskeeper. Bro. Bassett celebrates his 60 years as a dedicated Christian Brother in 2015.

John Burnell

John Burnell

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

Principal (1978-1984)

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

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.

Joyce Codron

Joyce Codron

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.

Ron Crosato

Ron Crosato

Alumni Parent (1991-1996)

Inducted in 2008 for his service to STMC, and for his commitment to coaching.

Bill Davidson

Bill Davidson

Alumnus (1973)

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

Dr. David Diemert

Alumnus (1988)

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

Brother John Gale

President (2000-2006)

Inducted in 2008 for his leadership, strength and dedicated service to STMC.

Rich Goulet

Rich Goulet

Alumnus (1964)

Inducted in 2008 for his teaching and coaching at STMC.

Ben Hieltjes

Ben Hieltjes

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).

Les Knapp

Les Knapp

Alumnus (1977)

Inducted in 2005 for promoting Blessed Edmund Rice’s vision of helping those in need, through parenting foster children for almost three decades.  

John Kozak

John Kozak

Faculty Member (1979-2000)

Inducted in 2005 for fostering his own unique spirit of generosity and enthusiasm, which is still alive today at STMC.

Sid Landolt

Sid Landolt

Alumnus (1981)

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.

Kevin MacDonald

Kevin MacDonald

Alumnus (1978)

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

Brother Wayne McIntyre

Principal (1960-1966)

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

Brother Ron MacKenzie

Principal (1970-1972)

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

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.

Peter Ogilvie

Peter Ogilvie

Alumnus (1990)

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

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.

Steve Power

Steve Power

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

Brother Charles Slattery

Principal (1972-1978)

Inducted in 2005 for his accomplishments as STMC Principal, in which role he created a unique spirit that characterizes STMC to the present.    

Doug and Jean Witzel

Doug and Jean Witzel

Alumni Parents (1993-2006) and current STMC Trustee

Inducted in 2010 for their outstanding record of involvement, innovative thinking and the 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.