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Alumnae Association


An active, global network of alumnae who are connected and engaged with each other and Crofton House School in dynamic and meaningful ways.


The CHS Alumnae Association is an active, global network of CHS alumnae who are committed to supporting each other and the School.

Alumnae Association Meetings

All CHS Alumnae are welcome to attend our monthly Association meetings, which take place at 6 p.m. in the Archives Room in Manrell Hall. A light dinner is provided. Please RSVP to  alumnae@croftonhouse.ca so we can send you an agenda ahead of time. Meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • September 11, 2018
  • October 16, 2018
  • December 11, 2018
  • February 12, 2019
  • May 14, 2019

Meet the Executive

Jennifer (Connell) Fotheringham '84 

Jennifer graduated from Crofton House in 1984. She obtained an arts degree from UBC, with a focus in Asian studies and the Japanese language. She lived in Japan for a year during university, attended a Japanese university, and worked for a Japanese advertising company. These experiences led her to a job with the BC government, working with offices in Tokyo and Seoul. Later, Jennifer went back to university and obtained her teaching degree. She taught in the Social Studies Department at Crofton House School. Since then, Jennifer and Kip have had three children, two of whom are attending Crofton House in the Senior School. Jennifer has enjoyed volunteering in her children's schools and chaired McKechnie School's PAC for a number of years. 


Vice President
Lori Marzin '88

Lori graduated from Crofton House in 1988. After completing an Arts degree at UBC, Lori studied Commerce and received her Chartered Accountant designation in 1996. She married in 2000 and has two children. Lori returned to CHS as an alumnae volunteer and was impressed with the many changes. In 2011, her daughters joined the school and she began attending alumnae events. From snow shoeing to jam making, Lori enjoyed the alumnae activities so much she joined the executive. “ It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded Crofton alumnae from different years.  


Patricia Lee '91

After graduating CHS in 1991, Patricia studied at UBC and became an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC and enjoys teaching medical students and residents.  She has been Otolaryngology Undergraduate Director as well as Surgery Clerkship Director and is now an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Currently, she is the President of the B.C. Otolaryngology Society.  Her two daughters attend Crofton House.  Patricia balances work with playing ice hockey and learning to play the drums in her spare time.


Kelly Eng '90

Kelly graduated from Crofton House in 1990. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University. She went on to work in banking and communications. Kelly and her husband, Rick, have three daughters, two of whom are at Crofton. If she had spare time, she would enjoy reading, reading, and more reading!


Past President
Gillian (Will) Reynolds '90

Gillian is a Registered Psychologist and works as a school psychologist for a local school district and has a private practice. After completing her undergraduate degrees at the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia, Gillian worked as an elementary school teacher with students with learning disabilities. She then completed her Ph.D. in School Psychology at Columbia University in New York. Gillian is the mother of three young children, with two daughters attending Crofton. In her spare time Gillian enjoys skiing, cooking, and gardening. 


Uniform Shop
Lishe O'Kiely '75

Lishe graduated from Crofton House in 1975. After a career in the Oil Industry and Food Sales she took a break to be at home with her son, who graduated from Saint Georges in 2016. When not managing the Uniform Shop Lishe can be found running the trails on the North Shore, Squamish or some other remote area of the world. Lishe's other passion is her cabin in Howe Sound where she goes to relax with her husband Peter and son.

President Emerita

Gretchen (Farris) Creery '56
Barbara (West) Gillanders '63

Head of School & Honorary President
Dr. Patricia J. Dawson


Alumnae Relations

Lydia (McNeill) Vandenberg '85
Assistant Director, Advancement
t: 604 263 3255 Ext. 4205
e: alumnae@croftonhouse.ca

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Class Reunions

Calling all classes ending in 4 and 9 - this is the year for your 5 or 10-year reunion!  For more information on planning your reunion, including class lists, please contact the Alumnae Relations Office at alumnae@croftonhouse.ca.


The Alumnae E-Directory is a great way to stay connected with classmates, other alumnae, and the school.  Register and update your profile, volunteer as a mentor or search for a fellow alumnae by profession, geography or class year. 

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