As requested, here is the information concerning the memorial service in
honour of Drake Petersen.


A memorial service in honour of Drake Petersen, University of King's College
Librarian and Archivist, will be held at the University of King's College
Chapel, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 

on November 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.  Additional seating will be available in
the Senior Common Room at the University of King's College. 

King's Chaplain, The Rev. Dr. Gary Thorne will officiate. A reception will
follow in the King's Library. 


Pamela Hazel

Assistant to the President

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax NS  B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271 x121

fax (902) 423-3357

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From: Tasya Tymczyszyn [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: October-19-12 1:14 PM
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Subject: Sad News


It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that Drake Petersen,
University of King's College Librarian and Archivist, died on 17 October
2012. He will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known
him.  He will be fondly remembered for his commitment to the development of
the King's Archives and the preservation of the museum pieces.

Information on a memorial service will be provided as soon as it is

Below is the announcement from the University of King's College:

Drake was with us at King's for 42 years, starting as the don of Middle Bay
in 1970. He arrived here from the United States as a young graduate student
in classics. During his time as don, he worked as a cataloguer for the
King's library and earned his MA in Greek literature. 

As university librarian and archivist, Drake worked tirelessly to preserve
and catalogue the treasures of the university's rare book and manuscript
collection and to create a professionally managed archives. The comfortable
chairs, carpets, and welcoming atmosphere we all enjoy in the library are
Drake's touches.

At the Annual Alumni Dinner in May 2012, Drake was inducted into the Order
of the Ancient Commoner for his selfless service to the university. In his
presentation to Drake, Dr Henry Roper said "In giving so much to the
institution that he took to his heart over forty years ago, Drake has
exemplified the spirit of King's, a spirit of service to which, according to
the college motto, Deo, Regi, Legi, Gregi, we are all called as King's men
and women."

Always a generous supporter of King's, Drake recently set up the Henry Drake
Petersen Endowment for the University of King's College Archives and donated
his personal papers and records to the King's archives. One of Drake's last
acts was to donate his collection of classics texts to the Department of
Classics library.


Tasya Tymczyszyn


Interim Librarian

The Library

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS

B3H 2A1


phone: (902) 422-1271 ext. 119

fax:      (902) 423-3357

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