This award is presented annually to a religious or layperson that supports the aims and goals of OAPCE and has substantially contributed to the Catholic School System in the community and to the Association in particular, through at least two years of service.

Who was Father J.D. Mazerolle?

  • Appointed by the Ontario Bishops to the Board in 1974, as Spiritual Director until 1988
  • Described as “a pleasure to know and a privilege to work with”
  • Retired from OAPCE in 1989
  • Award established in 1984 in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination

Previous Winners

  • 1984 Ted Masterson
  • 1988 Eileen Coombs
  • 1989 Vern Blanchard
  • 1990 John Sutcliffe
  • 1992 Michael Benzinger
  • 1995 Don Petozzi
  • 1996 Patrick Meany
  • 1999 Mary Lynch
  • 2001 The Catholic School Council of St. Patrick’s School Windsor
  • 2002 Art Steffier
  • 2004 Mardi de Kemp
  • 2007 Tammy Gillespie
  • 2009 Rita Rabcaniak
  • 2009 Shannon Hogan
  • 2010 Pennie Willhelm
  • 2011 Michele Sparling
  • 2012 Michelle Griepsma
  • 2013 Linda Alexander
  • 2014 Brian Finamore
  • 2015 Alice Anne LeMay

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