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Heaman, Samuel OR'39

Heaman, Samuel OR'39
Heaman was a boxer, gymnast, cadet lieutenant, and Prefect. After Ridley he attended McGill University, but his studies were interrupted by WWII. His military career earned him the U.S. Silver Star and Purple Heart. He completed his degree after the war and joined his brother in a successful business operation, the Heaman Paint Company of London. Heaman took the position of secretary of the Ridley College Old Boys Association. In 1967 he became secretary of the Ridley College Foundation. He was instrumental in the creation of the annual giving program and the development of class agents. Over the years he revamped The Ridley Tiger to become the voice of the school and its family. He possessed a remarkable memory for names and faces, and was the official greeter for new students in September and for alumni on Association weekends.
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With more than 700 students from 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 independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.