Stories behind the gift

Bletchley Codebreakers 1945
Bletchley Codebreakers 1945

Behind every legacy gift, whether fulfilled or still to come, there are people like you with fascinating stories. Read some of them below.

Bob Ford
Swinging students toward success

Mr. Bob Ford

Robert (Bob) W. Ford was born in Vcitoria on September 28, 1916 and the early years of his life weren't always easy. His father died tragically when Bob was 4 years old and his month struggled to make ends meet for Bob and his older sister...

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Braden O'Donnell
A spark ignited and a true passion found...

Mr. Braden O'Donnell

Braden learned many things during his years at UVic, but the greatest gift came unexpectedly during a class on Dante's Divine Comedy. A discovery was born, and through the encouragement and support of the professor, a spark was ignited and a true passion found...

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Dr. Elisabeth Dixon
Accomplished doctor advocates for women's post-secondary education

Dr. Elisabeth Dixon

Dr. Elisabeth (Lis) Dixon loved to travel - her favorite trip was to the Galapagos. She loved sport and physical activity – she skied and climbed mountains, was a goalie for the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Team, an avid Squash player (once ranked #5 in Canada) and in retirement, Captain of her local ladies golf league... 

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Murray Russell Dawson
Putting others first despite a leg amputation

Murray Russell Dawson

A man who valued education, never hesitated to help others, and loved to laugh has gained a place in the hearts of UVic Humanities students for generations to come.

The late Murray Dawson graduated from UVic in 1989 and, soon after, went to live in Vanderhoof, BC... 

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Marie and Gilbert Peart
Self-educated couple gives the gift of higher education

Marie and Gilbert Peart

According to friends, Marie Peart was “a gracious lady” and Gilbert Peart “lived life to the fullest.” Largely self-educated, this happy couple wanted others in our community to have the privilege of higher education in areas which interested them: medicine, literature and music...

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Frances Druce
Analysts at work translating and assessing German messages

Frances Druce

Early in the war Britain had been able to break the German secret communication codes using a device known as Enigma, and Bletchley Park, a country estate northwest of London was the innocuous home for these secret, decoding activities...

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Frank Williams
Frank Williams enjoying a break from the Bonaventure ship

Frank Williams

Having family who are actively involved in a student’s education is often key in their academic success. However, not all students have family who can afford to help them financially, so bursaries and scholarships become an important aid...

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How would you like your story to read?


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Kristy Colpron
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Phone: 250-721-8967
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