We have had an inquiry from Sue Baker regarding Gordon Eckersley. If you know anything about where Gordon Eckersley is these days, please contact me through this website.
Sue Baker: I won’t be able to contribute to any of your stories but I hope you are able to assist me (a little selfish).
In 1958, after the passing of my father, Dermot O’S Baker a trophy was presented in his honour to Hugh Struthers! !
Gordon was also a recipient of a trophy for his low gross [golf] score of 89. These photos are printed in the Slug/Mtl Star 1958. All recipients of mention are at that time, Montreal Star employees! [Not clear what the Slug in Slug/Mtl Star refers to.]
Does anyone recognize these names? I would love a photo or two or word of any mention of “dad”! I lost him at the tender age of almost 15.
Jaan Pill: Good to read your message. Is it okay if I post it to the Preserved Stories / MCHS 2015 website?
Perhaps the best way would be for me to say that if anybody has information they can contact the website and/or they can send a message that I can then pass along to you.
Also, do you have details to add that would provide information about anybody having a connection to MCHS or to the elementary schools that MCHS students would have attended when they were younger? Can you tell me more about Gordon Eckersley – e.g., if he went to MCHS do you know when he graduated? Do you know what the low gross score refers to?
Sue Baker: I was once again overwhelmed by the horrific events of the day! [The message was written on July 15, 2016.] I am away from the tv now and will be indebted if you can post my note.
It is really about a retired school educator who has returned to her homeland and her great city of origin. I am trying to find answers to questions that went unanswered for years! I left at 24years old and returned at 65 plus..I missed Montreal and so many friends etc. Most of all I missed my childhood!!
Every once in awhile I go through photos and articles that were printed in the Mtl Star or Gazette! I have had this photo of these gentlemen receiving a golf trophy with my dads’ name on it! His last position with the Star was Managing Editor of the newspaper(1958). This is where I saw a Gordon Ecklersley. I have NO connection at all to the High School. I am unsure what the initials stand for! I was educated at Villa Maria and McGill!
Thank you for your patience! Oh, low gross was the term I had used referencing the golf tournament!
Jaan Pill: Good to read your message. Great to have the additional details. The news that is being broadcast is not the best these days. I will post the information that you have shared. From time to time, people have re-connected with each other or have been able to track down information through the Preserved Stories website. So I will post it tomorrow. [Actually, it took a few days.]