2013 Nu Chapter Alumni Banquet

Greetings Brothers, as many of you remember, the annual Nu Chapter Alumni Banquet is held on the first Saturday in March, which will be March 2nd this year.  The location has been changed to Thomas College, to help boost our visibility to the campus.  There will be a cash bar, and the dinner is complimentary.  Here is the agenda:

  • 4:00 – Happy hour, along with a guest speaker
  • 5:00 – Tour of the campus
  • 5:30 – Dinner
  • 6:00 – Meeting

Afterwards, we will be having an off-campus function at O’Brien’s (the old Pete & Larry’s), and the Actives will be able to join us.  We also get a Kappa discount at the Waterville Grand Hotel at the same location, which is 375 Main Street in Waterville (phone: 207-873-0111).

Please RSVP at this page here:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e71ysnira6728fe6&oseq&c&ch

You can also “like” us on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/kdpnu
And join the Nu Chapter “group” here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/137939059564929/

Hope to see you there, MTSND!


Ed Webber

Ed’s obituary was just posted on the funeral home’s website (http://www.kincerfuneralhome.com/index.html)


Edward F. Webber

Scarborough-Edward Franklin Webber, 77, genealogist and historian, resident of Old Orchard Beach and Auburn, Maine, born June 26, 1935 in Worcester, Mass, son of Guy Stanwood Webber and Alberta Doris (Bolte) Webber, died on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine.

He graduated from North High School, Worcester, MA in 1954, from Worcester Jr. College in 1956 with an Associate of Arts degree, and from Gorham State Teachers College, Gorham, ME in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1961 with a Master of Arts degree. From 1959 to 1989 he taught Social Studies in grades 7 and 8 in South Paris, ME. Ed joined the Kappa Delta Phi fraternity in 1957. In 1959 he was elected to its Executive Board where he served as National Secretary to the present. In 1988 he helped found its National Alumni Association and was a member ever since. He also received a Crow Award from Iota Chapter at Gorham State.

In 1981 he joined the Masons Village Lodge Number 26 in Bowdoinham, and later became a member of the National Village Lodge. He achieved the position of 32nd Degree Mason. From 1984 to the present Ed was a member of Electa Chapter Number 2 Order of the Eastern Star (OES) in Bowdoinham where he served as Warder for one year, Worthy Patron for six years, and Chaplain for sixteen years. He also served as Grand Chaplain in the state position for one year, and was the Grand Representative of Ohio for a two year period. He often visited other chapters serving pro tem as any officer they needed at their meeting.

Ed’s parents are deceased and he had no siblings, spouse, or children. He will be dearly missed by his cousins, OES sisters and brothers, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, and Masonic brothers. He was revered by countless numbers of individuals and his spirit will live on through all his good deeds and through all the lives he touched. REST IN PEACE, ED. YOU ARE LOVED AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Southern Maine Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and the entire team at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their compassion and tender loving care. We appreciate all you did for Ed and our family. You are angels among us.

Per Ed’s request, donations to the ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Award for Religious Leaders) Scholarship Fund will be graciously accepted in lieu of flowers. Please contribute in memory of Ed and send to Corley Anne Byras, Secretary, 176 Litchfield St., Bowdoin, ME 04287.

Visiting hours are scheduled from 4 to 7PM on Sunday, November 11th at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held in the same location at 10:30 AM on Monday the 12th. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery in Bowdoinham, Maine.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Maine


Annual Nu Chapter Golf Tournament

It’s time once again for the annual Nu Chapter Golf Tournament! It is set for Saturday, June 16th at 10:00 a.m. at the Salmon Falls Country Club (see directions in sidebar). The cost is $31 per person, which includes a cart, and we have made reservations for 16 people. As has been stated in the past, don’t worry if you don’t know how to play golf, because by the 2nd hole, you’ll swear we don’t either! Come on down!

The “19th hole” will consist of a cookout at the home of Scott Cranston, about a 15 minute drive away in Standish.


2012 Nu Chapter Alumni Banquet

The Kappa Delta Phi, Nu Chapter Alumni Association traditionally holds it’s annual Alumni Banquet on the first Saturday in March.  This year is no exception, and the date will be March 3rd, with cocktail hour starting at 5:00 p.m. The location is once again at the Lobster Trap, located on 25 Bay Street in Winslow.  The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner.  Hope to see you all there!

There is also an online discussion thread located at http://forums.orderofthecrow.org/showthread.php/88175-2012-Nu-Chapter-Alumni-Banquet


RIP Ollie Olsson


Orville Hugh “Ollie” Olsson

TOGUS — Orville Hugh “Ollie” Olsson, 64, died Oct. 19, 2011, at VA Maine Healthcare System Togus hospice unit, after a very long, extended illness. He was born in Waterville on March 27, 1947, the son of the late Orville “Swede” and Mary “Mamie” (Canavan) Olsson.

Ollie worked for many years as an accountant and also owned Ollie’s Tavern in Augusta in the 1970s and Peter’s Little Big Store in the 1980’s. He was also a partner with his mother in Mamie Olsson’s Luncheonette and Olsson’s Catering Service. He retired at age 50 because of ill health from Agent Orange. At that time, his mother took ill, so he cared for her for the next six years. He was a devoted son to his mom and dad, and grandson to his “Gram,” Nina Canavan Patterson.

Ollie graduated from Waterville High School and had a bachelor of science degree in education from Thomas College. He served in the Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969, and was a combat sergeant in Dong Ha, Vietnam, 1968-1969, earning 11 ribbons and two meritorious masts. He was very proud of his service in the Marines and Vietnam.

Ollie served as the lone Republican councilman for the city of Waterville, 1985-1986 and was on the zoning board in the 1980s. Ollie was also a life member of the following organizations: Bourque-Lanigan Post 5, Waterville American Legion; VFW Post 1285 Waterville and 8835 Winslow; Disabled American Veterans; VFW Cooties; Third Marine Corp Division, 3rd Marine Corps (New England Chapter); Marine Corps League of Kennebec County; and the Waterville Elks 905. He also was a member of the American Legion for more than 40 years, and was a member of Kappa Delta Phi National Fraternity as well as the Parish of the Holy Spirit.

Ollie is survived by his beloved and devoted sister, whom he loved dearly, Joyce Olsson Pinkham, and her husband, Lloyd, of Brunswick and Venice, Fla.; his aunt and uncle, Robert “Spanky” and Marilyn Canavan; his three nieces, Ginger Goodwin of Sebago, Tammy O’Donnell and husband Doug of Cumberland, and Lori Bergeron and husband Mark of Saco; his great-nieces and nephews, Katie and husband Craig Twombly, Kerry and husband Greg Caron, Brenda O’Donnell, Olivia and Austin Goodwin, and Jacob, Holden and Nathaniel Bergeron.

Ollie also leaves behind good friends Ron Quirion, Dick Vashon, Gary Clukey, Joseph Bourgoin, Dan Berard and Brenda Bourassa, as well as many other close friends, and his love, his dog Angel.

He is happy now; he is with the Lord and the loves of his life, his mom and dad, his gram, and his pets, Moocher and Frisky.

His final wish was to be listed in the book at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., as a casualty of the Vietnam War because of illness caused by Agent Orange, which was not discovered until 1997.

Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. At 6 p.m., the American Legion will have a prayer service. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Notre Dame Church, Silver Street, Waterville. Burial with military honors will be at Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, 1 p.m., Oct. 26. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

Published in Morning Sentinel on October 22, 2011



First Annual Shanon Post Memorial Golf Tournament

The First Annual Shanon Post Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 11th at Salmon Falls Country Club!  Tee-time is 10:00 a.m., so plan to get there about 9:30 a.m.  Cost is $30 for 18 holes and a cart.  Donations are being accepted (to go to Shanon’s children) but are not required to play.

Directions can be found here:  http://www.salmonfalls-resort.com/directions.html

Do not worry if you don’t know how to play golf, because by the 2nd or 3rd hole, you’ll swear we don’t either!  Plus you get to ride around in a golf cart, and that’s something right there in itself.  As an added bonus, the “19th hole” will be at Scott Cranston’s house in Standish.

So come on out, and have some fun for a good cause!