Biographical sketch of the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm A. Campbell, after whom Malcolm Campbell High School is named

Garry Halpert, who taught English and History at Malcolm Campbell High School in the early 1960s, has passed away

We were saddened to learn, from Nicole Halpert, Garry Halpert’s daughter, that her father, who taught at Malcolm Campbell High School in the early 1960s, has passed away. The text of an April 11, 2018 obituary published in the Montreal Gazette reads: Thy life’s a miracle. ~ King Lear English and History teacher at Westhill […]

Stand tall. Walk tall. And for prolonged sitting, keep changing your position.

In the course of my life, I’ve learned the basics of good posture. I am, that is, a graduate of Posture 101. Many people have been my teachers, over the years. State of near-collapse Early in my life, before I found my way, I was severely stooped over, my youthfulness notwithstanding. My ribcage was collapsing in […]

Chapter 1: Cartierville School in Montreal

In a previous post, I’ve discussed Graeme Decarie’s recommendation that Malcolm Campbell High School grads start working on their Autobiography Stories. A short version of a part of my story appears in a post entitled: MCHS bio for Jaan Pill, class of ’63  Below is a draft of another part of the autobiography story that I’ve […]

Donald McMaster graduated from MCHS in 1967 and went on to study Electrical Engineering

I’ve recently (Mar. 27, 2016) mailed a DVD with the MCHS yearbooks from 1961-62 to 1973-74 to Donald McMaster (MCHS 1967). As I’ve mentioned, the yearbook DVDs were distributed at the MCHS 2015 Reunion in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2015. I’ve also been sending them out to grads who were not at the reunion but […]

MCHS Bio for Gerry Garnett (MCHS ’64)

Name: Gerry Garnett Are you planning to attend the MCHS 60s Reunion on October 17, 2015? Maybe Year you graduated from MCHS: 1964; Class: 11-C Homeroom teacher: Mr. Lewis What activities were you involved in at MCHS? NOT MUCH! In those days, and still somewhat today, I was very shy and self conscious. Adding that, I […]

Editorial by Jeanne Butcher in MCHS 1962-63 yearbook

We were very pleased to be in touch with Jeanne Butcher (MCHS ’63) by email in March 2015. She had learned about the MCHS 2015 Reunion while surfing the net. By way of a quick overview, Jeanne reports that she lives with her husband in Colorado after working as a lawyer, with her husband who […]

Passing of a classmate: John W. Scott (MCHS ’66)

Howard Hight of Boston writes: Dejan (Danny) Ristic another MCHS classmate and a former neighbour of mine, sent me a notification about the passing of another MCHS classmate. This is what Danny sent me. Dejan (Danny) Ristic writes: John Scott was an MCHS 66 grad…. He was a weather radar engineer and helped create Environment […]

MCHS Bio for Graeme Decarie, who taught for three years at Malcolm Campbell High School

Born into pretty severe poverty in Montreal’s Villeray district. (1933 was a bad year to be born.) Attended Crystal Springs School, a four-room school built to the same design as the original version of Cartierville School. Failed grade 10, was failing grade 11 when principal called me down to say, “Let’s face it, Decarie, you […]