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Gooderham, Melville Ross OR'92

Gooderham, Melville Ross OR'92
Attending Ridley 1891 and 1892, Gooderham would spend a lifetime in dedicated service to the school. When he died in 1951, he was president of the Manufacturer's Life Company, a director of the Canada Permanent Trust Company and of the Consumers' Gas Company, and president of the Board of Governors of Ridley College. Throughout his life, he gave generously of his time and money to the school. In 1920 elected to the Board of Governors. In 1921 he and his brother George H. presented Gooderham House to Ridley. In 1943 he became the fifth president of Ridley, and was the first Old Boy to occupy this position.
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from over 50 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.