Ian Roach shares two great photos of his 1959-60 Grade 7 class at Cartierville School
Ian Roach has shared with us the following information regarding these two great pictures from Cartierville School from the Grade 7 class of 1959-60.
I recently found two pictures of my 1959-60 grade 7 class at Cartierville School. One is a class picture, and the other is from the graduation party held on Friday, May 20, 1960. One person missing from both pictures is Ian Strachan. I have no idea where any of these people are now:
GRADE 7 CLASS PICTURE
Back Row: Stephen Phillips, George Glasser, Bob White, Graham Webb, Henry Godin, Rickey Kake, Wolfgang Jehle, Douglas Arsenault, Brinley Owen, Donald Speller, Tommy Baxter, Ian Roach, Stewart Smith.
Middle Row: Leslie Giles, Ruth MacLeod, Brenda Farnsworth, Lynn Kingdon, Arje Uotila, Judy Wood, Betty Shaw, Linda Kerr, Lena Lawrence, Linda Sanders, Rosalind Morris, Teacher Mrs. Mary Jackson.
Front Row: Arlene Milburn, Suzette Milburn, Simone Lowe, Karen Boyle, Sheila Brodie, Ingrid Karbin, Karin Karbin, Marilyn Chapman, Susan L’Africain, Louisa Mathias, Lesley Wade.
[Missing from photo: Ian Strachan]
After trying to identify the people in this group, I successfully hit about 20 of them. Then I found the list of names were provided and promptly kicked myself in the head. Anyway, here are a few extra comments:
Back Row – 3rd boy from left – Robert White – from England accent and all. Once watched him play soccer near Canadair….my very first introduction to the game…not a Canadian sport back then. Everyone he played with were British.
Back Row – 4th boy from left – Graham Webb – also from England with accent – Mother ran MCHS cafeteria. I operated the dishwasher in the cafeteria for 3 years…knew her well.
Back Row – 6th boy from left – Ricky Kake – grew up in Saraguay – now lives somewhere in the Eastern Township, a retired policeman from Montreal
Back Row – 8th boy from left – Tommy Baxter another Saraguay boy…Wood Avenue…house was a unique upside down house with kitchen and livingroom upstairs…bought by the Katien family, an American family brought here as father would be VP of Kraft Foods. He got me my first summer job in a factory that supplied printed packaging product to Kraft.
Back Row – 10th boy from left – I know the face well but no name. Ahhh – Donald Speller!
Baxters moved to Cartierville. lone house on street off Somerset south of the ice rink and changing cabin….boys could walk to school and father could catch the Cartierville train from there with ease.
Middle Row – 4th from the left Lynn Kingdon – Saraguay girl – DuRuisseau Avenue – cousin of Laurie Kingdon and her twin sisters
Middle Row – 6th from the left – Judy Wood – Lived on a side street just off of Toupin north of Gouin.
Middle Row – 8th from the left – Linda Kerr – Once phoned a large bakery in Midland, Ontario in the late 70s and immediately recognized the voice answering the phone as that of Linda’s.
Front Row – two sets of identical twins in this row
Front Row – 9th from the left – Susan L’African, Saraguay girl
Front Row – 10th from the left – Louisa Mathis – lived in the estates area of Saraguay not far from the Vincent sisters. Her father designed both of my parents two homes, the one in Saraguay and the second one built in 1974 on Dog Lake which connects to the Rideau lock system that runs from Ottawa to Kingston built in the 1800s. The second house still remains.
Front Row – 11th from the left – Lesley Wade
The teacher is Mrs. Jackson….also from Saraguay and now deceased ….fought for years after retirement along with her daughter to declare Le Bois de Saraguay an ecological goldmine worth turning Saraguay into a preserve for future generations. If you knew where to look in the forest you might still find the remains of a series of fire hydrants, installed at a time when the land was going to be turned into a housing development. It never happened.
Hope you found this interesting.
And here we were all day today trying our damndest to recall names from deep in the memory bank! That is, me and Karin and Rosie (Ingrid). Almost got them all, then your note comes via my brother, I was thinking it was the same photo – but just look at the similar layout of folks almost all in the same places. Maybe this one has also come via Ian Roach – and where is he now is what I want to know about all the ones noted.
Ahhh a real trip down memory lane.
Well done all of you with MCHS Reunion. Any Skype facilities on the day? (just joking!)
From: Ken MacLeod
Sent: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 5:48 AM
Subject: See This Maybe
Wonderful to read your message. It’s wonderful that people have the opportunity to share the journey down memory lane in so many different ways.
All joking aside, if you or any other alumna or alumnus would like to touch base with us via Skype, from Australia or anywhere else in the world, during the reunion starting at 6:00 pm Toronto time on Oct. 17, 2015, that can easily be arranged.
We will be publishing a list of attendees, in easy to read format (the current list, as of Sept. 16, 2015 at the MCHS 2015 ‘Who’s Attending’ page is not all that easy to read, to find the names of attendees), in the next while. If you wish to speak via Skype with any of the people on the list, it’s easy enough to arrange that. We will have a reliable Internet connection available at the Humber Room, for Skype sessions.
I’ve checked my Skype account; it’s all set to go. I will try to figure out how the video function works on Skype; I have not used that function for some time.
My Skype handle is jaanpill. If any person wishes to touch base with us during the reunion, we can readily arrange that. Similarly, if anyone wants to join is via Skype during our next organizing meeting in Kitchener, starting at 11:30 am on Oct. 7, 2015, they are most welcome to do that.
In order to coordinate the call, to ensure that we know that you will be connecting via Skype, at the reunion or at an organizing meeting, I would ask people to contact me beforehand, if possible, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text message at 416-722-6630.
I do not have email on my iPhone because I prefer not to be checking my email all day while away from home. I like to have plenty of time during the day when I’m operating more or less entirely in analog mode. However, I do spent time at my laptop during the course of the day and thus do get around to reading emails quite frequently.
Oh my , so many memories! So happy I came across this post. I moved away from Montreal in 1978 to Calgary and in 1980 I moved to Vancouver. I am married, have 2 children and am still working at an accounting firm downtown. I love to keep busy. My brother , Ron Kingdon is out here too and will retire at the end of this year.
It is raining very hard here in Vancouver and I couldn’t sleep so I decided to search the web. So glad I did. I am on Facebook under Lynn Barnes and would love to connect with some of these school mates. Hope you are well and enjoying life!
Hi Lynn, what a treat it is to read your message!
I met your sister Colleen (Kingdon) Weaver at the reunion. It was a delight to meet het and her husband, Steve Weaver.
I love the story of how the rain in Vancouver brought you to this blog post!