Obituary: Noel Hall

Dr. Noel Hall, who was chair of the UCFV board of governors from September 13, 1994 – July 31, 1999, passed away on October 31, 2017.

Hall was very active in Mission community and played a key role in helping to develop university-level programming at UCFV.

Read his full obituary here:

Story from UCFV Headlines newsletter, noting his election as Board chair:

Sad news: Wanda Gordon has passed away — Service Oct 12

Wanda Gordon, a longtime faculty member in the Health Sciences department who played an instrumental role in developing nursing programming at UFV, passed away Sept 18.

Wanda started at UFV as an instructor in the RN Transfer program in September 1987. This position became permanent in 1989. She became Program Head of Health Sciences in June, 1996, and Director of Health Sciences in March 16, 2002.

Wanda retired in 2006, but came back on the request of the Dean to serve as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science, Health & Human Services from January, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

Read her full obituary here.


Sad news: Gail Hull has passed away — memorial service July 29

Remembering Gail Hull

Gail Hull, who worked in Financial Services from 1980 until her retirement, passed away on July 15, 2017, after a battle with cancer. Gail retired in 2013 from her role as HR/Payroll Liaison and was known by many for her helpfulness and willingness to always lend a caring ear. Gail’s door was always open and as such she developed many valuable friendships over the years.

Gail was well known for her devotion to her family and she leaves behind her husband, Rod; son, Jeff; daughter-in-law, Heather; and three grandsons: Jaydon, Tyler, and Devin.

A service will be held on Sat, July 29, 2017 from 1 to 5 pm at the home of her son Jeff Cutforth, at 8849 Emiry St, Mission.

Gail will be missed by all who knew her.


Sad news: Neil Campbell has passed away

Many at UFV will be saddened to hear that Neil Campbell, a long-time faculty member in English as a Second Language who served as department head for much of that time, has passed away.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 10, at 2 pm at the Abbotsford Evangelical Free Church.

Neil started at what was then Fraser Valley College on Jan 30, 1978, doing English Language Training for the college contract at the Mission Medium Security Institution.

He worked steadily over the years teaching ESL at FVC until his first type “B” permanent contact on August 15, 1982.

He retired on August 31, 2008.

Neil’s son-in-law Joel Feenstra is a UFV faculty member in the Applied and Technical Studies.

Tributes and condolences may be left at


Sad news — Fay Hyndman has passed away: UFV memorial on Jan 27

Many of us at UFV will be saddened to learn that Fay Hyndman, who retired from UFV in 2009 after coordinating UFV’s Writing Centre for many years, passed away Jan 10, 2017, after graciously facing cancer.

Fay began her work at Fraser Valley College in 1987, following careers as a high-school teacher and flight attendant. Fay was one of the two initial hires, along with Diane Griffiths, in the newly minted Writing Centre in 1989.

Fay contributed significantly to institutional work, including co-chairing JCAC for many years and serving on Arts Heads, the Research Advisory Committee, and the Student Appeals Committee. Fay was co-editor of the scholarly journal Technostyle (now Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing) from 2002 until her retirement.

Perhaps Fay’s most enduring legacy lives on through the countless students she generously mentored in academic and professional writing in the Writing Centre. As many of you know directly, Fay’s support also extended to many others at UFV, through her mentoring, friendship, committee contributions, scholarly work, and collegiality.

Fay was deeply devoted to her sons and her grandchildren, and her husband Doug, who passed away in 2001. Fay was a proud mother to David (wife Lisa, and grandchildren Hugh and Claire), and to Tim (Krystal). Fay also leaves behind in Australia devoted sisters Barbara and Heather and their spouses Jeff and Jim, and many nephews and nieces.

Fay had  a giving heart — her kind generosity has helped provide funding for roughly 15 students through the Doug Hyndman Memorial Endowment Scholarship in Aviation. This gift will continue to touch other UFV students moving forward because she had the foresight and wisdom to grow it into an endowment.  That endowment has now grown large enough to generate a $1,000 scholarship annually.

Please join us in honouring Fay’s life and contributions to UFV on Fri, Jan 27 between 12 and 1:30 in F125. If you cannot attend and you wish to drop off a card or pass on condolences for David and Tim, please contact Gloria Borrows at, extension 4237.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Nolte at