Friends of the college, Bea Doucet and Jim Davis of Doucet-Watts & Davis Interiors, were the creative inspiration and spent many months and a little elbow grease restoring the President’s Lodge to its former glory.
During the renovations the hall ceiling was lowered to accommodate modern electrical and plumbing needs. The dropped ceiling means that the large ornate mirror, which had been a fixture in the hall for many years, is now too tall to fit the space and will find a new home at King’s. To ensure that the mirror shines as brightly as it ever did, Jim has set out to lovingly restore this classic piece.
It’s well known that many people meet the love of their life at university, so it should come as no surprise that the College Chapel has hosted many a wedding between King’s alumni. Lucille (Logan) Curran (BA ’81) saw our first mirror ‘reflection’ and decided to send along a photo from the morning of her wedding day in 1981.
She writes this about the photo:
“My brother-in-law Tom Curran asked John Godfrey if we could use the Lodge for the rehearsal dinner and preparations on the day of the wedding. My mother and I slept in the lodge the night before the wedding and the girls came to change on the morning of the wedding ceremony. Unfortunately Betty Chandler (BA ’80) has her back to the camera in the photo with the bridesmaids. The other girl in blue is my cousin Cariosa Kilcommons who now works with Jean Vanier and the L’Arche movement in France. The girl in pink is my sister Mary who sang in the chapel choir for a while (she was studying at a business college in Halifax before going to St Mary’s). Our brother James Logan did FYP (79-80) and Mary was a girl about campus while we were both at King’s. Betty and I will be meeting up in Toronto this summer for our own private King’s reunion.”
Lucille and her husband Patrick Curran (BA ’80) currently live in Vienna.