Christmas in Quebec City
Washington and Lee Traveller • Dec. 23–27, 2017
Dean B. Stewart Jr. ’51L, of Williamsburg, Virginia, died on Oct. 5,
2016. He practiced law in Williamsburg and belonged to Pi Kappa Phi.
Phillips M. Dowding ’52, ’57L, of
Newport News, Virginia, died on Feb.
28. He had a long career as an attorney
in Newport News. He belonged to Pi
Robert Fulton Jr. ’52, of Edmond,
Oklahoma, died on Jan. 15. He served
in the Air Force. He had a career in
insurance sales and investments, as
well as in the oil and gas industry. He
belonged to Kappa Sigma.
Joseph Mendelsohn III ’52, of
Cincinnati, Ohio, died on March 10.
He was president of Kenner Products
toy company. He was brother to Dr.
Robert Mendelsohn ’50 and belonged
to Zeta Beta Tau.
Robert L. Parker ’52, of South
Miami, Florida, died on Jan. 10. In the
Bahamas, he had been the president
of Bahamas Ocean Transport Ltd.,
opened the Angler Club Beach
Hotel, and farmed limes. He served
in the Navy and belonged to Sigma
Benjamin M. Richardson ’52L,
of Roanoke, Virginia, died on
Dec. 20, 2016. He practiced law in
Roanoke for most of his life. He
belonged to Kappa Sigma.
Xen N. Sideris ’52, of Palo Alto,
California, died on Oct. 28, 2016.
He worked for Lockheed Missiles
& Space Co. and for Quantic
Industries. He belonged to Delta
Barkley J. Sturgill ’52L, of
Prestonsburg, Kentucky, died on
Jan. 9. He had a private law practice
in Prestonsburg. In 1960, he
served on the statewide leadership
committee that helped to elect
John F. Kennedy as president. He
was father to B.J. Sturgill Jr. ’87 and
uncle to Ballard F. Combs ’03L. He
belonged to Sigma Chi.
J. Penrod Toles ’52L, of Roswell,
New Mexico, died on Jan. 13. He was
the owner and general partner of the
Toles Co., an oil and gas exploration
and production company. He served
as a New Mexico state senator and as
the New Mexico Democratic chair.
He served in the Army Reserve. He
belonged to Phi Gamma Delta.
John D. Trimble Jr. ’52, of El
Dorado, Arkansas, died on March 30.
He was managing partner of Trimble
Properties. He was father to James
C. Randall Bradley ’53, of Dallas,
died on March 26. He worked for
Dallas Peterbilt. He belonged to Delta
James T. Coyle ’53, of Riner, Virginia, died on April 9, 2016. He worked
for the Salvation Army and other nonprofits before relocating to a farm,
where he resided for 39 years and ran
his own businesses in the New River
Valley. He was father to James Coyle Jr.
’81 and belonged to Sigma Chi.
Imagine snow falling on an old walled city. Perched on a cliff above the city and the St. Lawrence River is a magnificent Old World hotel. Inside, you’re seated in
an easy chair near a cozy fire, the teeming throngs of last-
minute shoppers back home in America a distant memory.
Below the frosted windows of your room, narrow streets
wind among quaint, warmly lit bistros, galleries and shops
topped by steep French roofs. Horse-drawn carriages jingle
by. Your lodging, decorated for Christmas, is the famous
Château Frontenac, and the town is Quebec, the first city in
North America to be placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage
list. At home in the Château, you have settled in for four
fun-filled days and relaxing nights. The peace of the season
settles upon you like a lap blanket.
A repeat of our popular holiday program in 2008,
Christmas in Quebec is one of the most frequently request-
ed tours among past editions of the W&L Traveller. Again
we have chosen Quebec City for its charming combination
of architecture and mood. Indeed, Quebec is a kaleido-
scope of history. You’ll savor the Dickensian atmosphere
of a British colonial garrison town while enjoying earlier
traditions reaching back to the original exploration and
settlement of Canada by the French in the 17th century. Its
two fine museums and our resident guide will deepen your
sense of Quebec’s distinct heritage. A traditional Christmas
Eve service at the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral and our
dinner and dance on Christmas Day at the Château will
restore the fine old way of celebrating this special season,
with its peace and good will.
With an attractive price and ample winter activities,
as well as many comforts, this unusual travel experience
offers a rare opportunity for family and friends to enjoy a
memorable Christmas in Canada. The size of W&L’s group
will be limited, so early reservation is strongly advised.
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