2016 Hall of Merit Inductees

(from L to R: Mr. Vincelli, Mr. Fernandes & Ms. Dellar, Dr. Noble and Mr. MacDonald)

Dr. Paul Campbell Noble ‘54

A man of quiet spirituality, he has engaged in a faithful, lifelong involvement with the Church, giving generously of himself to Church-related and other social justice causes, including Peace and Development, the N.D.G. Food Bank and Benedict Labre House. A dedicated husband, father (of five sons, all of whom are Loyola grads), teacher, scholar, committed citizen, community-minded person, man of faith, thoughtful human being and generous soul, Paul Campbell Noble is an abiding example of a life lived humbly and authentically as a “man for others”.

Mr. J. Barry MacDonald ‘61

For nearly fifty years, Barry has supported and been the main benefactor of a large number of causes, almost always under the public radar. Loyola has benefited greatly from his volunteerism and involvement. In addition to his financial support of the school’s Foundation, he was instrumental in establishing and developing Loyola’s annual High School Foundation Golf Tournament, an event that, since its inception in 1998, has provided a vast sum of money to help support deserving students. He was involved in the “Reaching New Heights” Capital Campaign (2003 – 2009) and was also a member of the LHS Foundation Board from 1997 until 2003. Barry is an individual who personifies the motto of a “man for others”.

Mr. Stanley Vincelli ‘63

His life-long commitment to a great number of non-profit organizations distinguishes this unpretentious “man for others”. He has given of his time and energy to, among others, Nazareth House, the MAB-Mackay Foundation Board and Camp Massawippi, a summer camp for the physically handicapped and the McGill University Health Centre Foundation. Since 2004, Stan has been president of Benedict Labre House, a day-centre for the homeless, and has played a major role in its revitalization. More recently, he presided over the LHS Board of Governors and was the driving force for the Loyola High School Strategic Planning process that was completed in December, 2014. He is a man of conscience and compassion, whose commitment to a life in the service of others has made a difference.

Mr. Gavin Fernandes ‘82/Ms. Teresa Dellar

Gavin began volunteering while still at Loyola and his passion for helping others has resulted in his extensive history of service with charities and organizations in his community. Currently, he spends as much time as possible helping at the West Island Palliative Care Residence, which was co-founded by his wife, Teresa Dellar. Teresa’s unconditional commitment and irrepressible perseverance have been essential ingredients in the growth and development of the West Island Palliative Care Residence, an exceptional facility where patients receive 24-hour comfort care, spiritual and psychological support and advanced end-of-life services. Together, Gavin and Teresa have devoted many years in the service of others. Together, Gavin and Teresa are outstanding examples of what it means to be “men and women for others”.

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