Friday, December 31, 2004




Happy New Year all

Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Short but sweet oh so sweet! hehe...
Here's a hint...I ate Buffalo Bill's hot wings for dinner last night!

Monday, December 27, 2004

Norman Bethune

I heard somewhere that Norman Bethune, the famous surgeeon worked in a social medical clinic in Verdun in the 30s. Has anybody heard about this and know the year and local ?

Sunday, December 26, 2004



Friday, December 24, 2004

Who ?

An easy game for (+/_) 65 !

Holiday Greetings

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
To all our members here at Verdun Connections
Make this Season Safe By not Drinking and Driving
Remember there are a lot of very excited children running around out there on the streets. Happy Holidays from Danny, DoDo and Brady.

Canadian History Trivia

"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play
amongst lovely things."
- Plato

Thursday, December 23, 2004

merry christmas

I would like to wish all the members a very  merry christmas  and a healthy and prosperious new year. all the best patsy ginn ernst


I'm Shirley (Meyers) Moore.  I lived in Verdun from 1952 to 1965.  I attended Riverview School from '57 to '64.  It's been a while since I've heard from anyone who went to school with me.  I have kept in touch with one though throughout the years and we are still best of friends.  Does anyone remember Rosalind Brockie?  The only other names I can recall at this moment are Linda May, Susan Titus, Mitch Morrison and Bruce Field.  Anne Yoeman and Elaine Kerner were a couple of the teachers I had and of course, Mrs Sugarman.  She was my kindergarten teacher.  Funny how one remembers some and not others.
Anyhoo, I now live in a small town in Ontario.  My husband of 30 years passed away a few years ago.  I have two kids, who aren't really "kids" anymore.  They are both married and each have a little one...........making me a Grandmother!
I would love to hear from anyone who might remember me or any of the people I have mentioned.  It would be so nice to reconnect with some old friends.

First Ave.

My wife's family grew up on First Avenue, I hung around Verdun but lived in the point, moved to Verdun in 1957 on Lasalle Blvd, cor. Richard.
Just found this site through the Point site, good work.
Bill Brown
Burlington On.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Galt & Bannantyne

I lived on the corner of Galt & Bannantyne in the 1940's, in front of the Bannantyne School. I went to Notre Dame du Cenacle primary French school on Bannantyne between Church and Hickson. This school has since been demolished and replaced with an apartment or condo building. What happened to Phillip Smith, the Menzies, Pelletiers, Potts, Raddikens and many others who lived in the area.
It certainly would be interesting to hear from some of them.

Monday, December 20, 2004


There was another station on Verdun
Ave. and Osborne.Then they moved to the new Police & Firestation on Lasale Blvd.

Christmas Movie & Song

check this out.  Just a little Christmas movie & song.  Dannyb

New Year's Eve

Hi everyone, just want to let you all know, there is a New Year's Eve Dance
at the Verdun Legion "Branch #4"...$25.00..Hot Buffet (roast beef and/or ham)
$$$$CASH BAR$$$$.**door prizes** hats, noise makers, balloons to fall at midnight...for tickets please call (514)769-2489...Get your tickets fast..They are going like hot cakes..There is an excellent band "Midnight Blue" hurry and call, get your tickets now....Have a very happy holiday and be safe...DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!!...

Saturday, December 18, 2004

A 2005 bilingual calendar of Verdun history

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Canadian, eh?

Try the test ... see how much Canadiana you know!

"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question." -- Decouvertes

SnowDays Greetings

Hey, I made you a snowflake! Check it out at

Post a reply to let me know what you think!


Jimmy Tapp

For those who might have missed Jimmy Tapp's  passing. A Montreal Radio And TV personality. CFCF-TV Carte Blanche, CFQR, CFCF 600AM, Blue Sky Review etc etc etc





James Anthony Tapp



OBITUARY JAMES ANTHONY (JIMMY) TAPP Peacefully, on November 20, 2004 at Oakville-Trafalger Memorial Hospital, in his eighty-seventh year. Dearly loved husband of fifty-eight years to Mary Moroney Tapp. Dear father of Nancy Featherstone (Paul), Rourke Tapp (Anne Marie), Judith Tapp, Colleen Tapp (John Grant), Stephen Tapp (Heather Gordon). Cherished "Pa" of Ben Featherstone (Laura Cornish), Kate Featherstone, Patrick (Karine Jolicoeur), Lauren, Kathleen and Liam Tapp, Clare and Pearse Grant. Great-grandfather of Meagan and Jacob Tapp and Simon Featherstone. Dear brother of Marie, Audrey and Shirley, and the late George, Bettie and Eileen. Sincere thanks to Dr. Joel Spector and the wonderful nurses at the Oakville Hospital. Friends and family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds St., Oakville, (905) 844-3221 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2004. Mass to be held at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds St., Oakville, on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the O.T.M.H. Charitable Corporation, 327 Reynolds St., Oakville, ON, L6J 3L7, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Published in the Montreal Gazette on 11/22/2004.

Thursday, December 16, 2004


From a proud Canadian!



"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the
question."  -- Decouvertes



 An American decided to write a book about
famous churches around the world.
 For his first chapter he decided to write
about American churches.

So he bought
a plane ticket and took a trip to Dallas Texas, thinking that he would work his
way across the country from South to North.

On his first
day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone
mounted on the wall with a sign that read "$10,000.00 per call".

The American,
being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was
used for?

The priest
replied that it was a direct line to Heaven and that for $10,000.00 one could
talk directly to St. Peter.  The American thanked the priest and
went  along his way.

Next stop was
in Oklahoma City, there, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden
telephone with the same sign under it.  He wondered if this was the
same kind of telephone he saw in Dallas.

So he asked a
nearby nun what its purpose was?
  She told him that it was a direct line to
Heaven and that for $10,000.00 he could talk to St. Peter.

thank you," said the American.

He then
traveled to Topeka Kansas, Denver Colorado, and Billings, Montana.  
In every church  he saw the same golden telephone with the same
"$10,000.00 per call" sign under it.

Upon leaving
Montana, the American saw a sign
to CANADA and decided to see if Canadians had the same golden telephone.
 He arrived in
Calgary, Alberta again there was the same golden telephone, but this time the
sign under it read "25 cents per call".

The American
was surprised and intrigued so he asked the priest about the sign,
"Father, I've traveled all over America and I've seen this same golden telephone
in many churches.
  I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in every state
the price was $10,000.00 per call. 
Why is it so cheap here in Canada?

The priest
smiled and answered:  "You're in Canada now my son.  
So it's a local call."

smiling.........If you're proud to be Canadian.  Pass this on!


Wednesday, December 15, 2004



Passing friends

Just wanted to share a picture of Gerry Hughes. He left this world in October 2004.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

wellington street memories

Can remember when the 58 streetcar went towards Woodland..did the circle and had to get the bus to take you Crawford Park,,Lasalle..or as it was called..Ville Lasalle.There was a soda shop  on the corner of Wellington and Woodland that made the largest milkshakes. Same corner had my first view of a zoot suiter..
While attending VHS for a lunch would walk down to the store that made milkshakes and had a May West for lunch.Then quit schhol and started to work at Rutherwood lumber millwork.Paid me 75 cents an hour.Even worked half a day on Saturdays..

Verdun recent ref.

Some recent references on Verdun


1) Borough of Verdun web site

2) Map of Verdun (2004):

3) Société d’histoire et de généalogie de Verdun

It may be of some help,

J.M. Hachey

Verdun yesteryears

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Sunday, December 12, 2004


Just wanted to wish everybody
a Merry Christmas N a Happy New Year.
Just incase I forget,U know old timers

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Grand Trunk

Grand Trunk was a railroad company back then
but does anybody remember the Grand Trunk Canoe Club.
When I was a member it was located
on the river side of the Stadium.
Do U remember it Les?
Does anybody?

hi friends

hi friends  i lived in verdun  i was  one of the  bad boys   for the city police   i lived on wellton and  3 ave  and  second ave  and verdub  i hope all my old friends are  doing well
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funural for roger sabourin

alfred dallaire funurel home on saturday dec 11 2004 from 11 a.m. till 3 30 p.m. .service in chapel immediatly after.7200newman blvd accross from toys r us.

Friday, December 10, 2004

nice p ic.

hey les that's a nice pic. of the city hall.

Thursday, December 9, 2004

"Lost Trails"

Anyone recall the Gleason's, Robert (Bob) and Dennis, originally from Richmond Quebec their Dad was an Train Engineer with CNR. I hung out with Bob at VHS 1959 - 1962. Dennis was his younger brother.
Bob later joined the USAF - Bob later worked as a refueler at Dorval Airport and last I heard he was out in Calgary Alberta again working at the Airport there
Gary Mace
Victoria, BC

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

George nichol

Does anyone know the whereabouts of George Nichol,class of 1969,and how to contact him?


My kids found this site for me. I can't believe all the memories here that I'd forgotten. Anybody that wants to yak with an old Verdunite, please give me a shout. (If you remember me...:) Brady Blake

Sunday, December 5, 2004

Just a hello,

Was away for a bit ,just wanted to make sure was signed in.

Saturday, December 4, 2004


Would love to know how to get to chat with all the members from verdun highschool... ive clicked on the chat... but nothing comes up... says if you want to chat in verdun private room. click the chat button.. done that...?????
                                                    connie In confusion corner....

What park is this pic. from?

Hey Les
What park is that pic. from on the home page?
Trying to figure it out.
It's the pic. of the rinks.

Friday, December 3, 2004

Radio Stations

Does anybody have the sit for CKGM,that was a favorite of mine.
Or does anybody know the country radio station site.
That would be appreciated?
thank you.

Verdun High School Year Books

Thank you Linda and Maggie. Something to go on now.
Much aloha,

"Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you,
say what you've got to say, and say it hot."
--D.H. Lawrence.

 I thought this was funny

ArialBreaking News - Newfoundland

Hang on to any of the new Newfoundland quarters. If you have them,

may be worth much more than 25 cents. The Canadian Mint announced

that it is recalling all of the Newfoundland quarters that are part of

its program

featuring quarters  from each province. "We are recalling all the new

Newfoundland quarters that were recently issued," Canadian Mint Deputy

Minister Jack Shackleford said  Monday. "This action is being taken

after numerous reports that new quarters will not work in parking

meters, toll booths, vending machines,

pay phones, or other coin-operated devices."  The quarters were issued

in the order in which the various  provinces  joined Confederation and

have been a tremendous success among coin collectors worldwide. "The

problem lies in the unique design of the Newfoundland  quarter, which

was created by a team of Newfoundland natives," Shackleford said.

Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and the

nickel together keeps jamming the coin-operated devices.

Thursday, December 2, 2004

signing in for December

I am here and Les , your one fantastic guy to keep this site going  along with your sidekicks  hang tough Jimmy

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Canada busy sending back Bush-dodgers



"If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without
soul, life ceases to have meaning.... The creative process shrivels in the
absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life
worth living."

-- Marion Woodman


Canada busy sending back

Tuesday, November 16,

The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified
in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal

The re-election of President Bush is prompting the exodus among left-leaning

citizens who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray and agree with Bill

Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology

professors, animal rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at

"I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood

producer huddled in the barn," said Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield,

whose acreage borders North Dakota. The producer was cold, exhausted and

hungry. "He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken.

When I said I didn't have any, he left. Didn't even get a chance to show him my
screenplay, eh?"

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but

liberals scaled them. So he tried installing speakers that blare Rush

Limbaugh across the fields.

"Not real effective," he said. "The liberals still got through,
and Rush annoyed

the cows so much they wouldn't give milk."

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near

the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons, drive them across

the border and leave them to fend for themselves.

"A lot of these people are not prepared for rugged conditions," an

border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a drop of drinking

They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though."

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing

loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors have been

circulating about the Bush administration establishing re-education camps in

which liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR.

In the days since the election, liberals
have turned to sometimes ingenious

ways of crossing the border. Some have taken to posing as senior citizens on

bus trips to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-

dozen young vegans disguised in powdered wigs, Canadian immigration

authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior-citizen

passengers. "If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence

Show, we get suspicious about their age," an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an

organic-broccoli shortage and renting all the good Susan Sarandon movies.

"I feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't

support them," an Ottawa resident said. "How many art-history majors

one country need?"

In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada, Vice

President Dick Cheney met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged that

the administration would take steps to reassure liberals, a source close to

Cheney said. "We're going to have some Peter, Paul & Mary concerts.
And we

might put some endangered species on postage stamps.

The president is determined to reach out."

Santa's Bad Day



"If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without
soul, life ceases to have meaning.... The creative process shrivels in the
absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life
worth living."

-- Marion Woodman



A Christmas story...


When four of Santa's elves got sick, and
the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones, Santa
was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule.


Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her Mom
was coming to visit. This stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he
found that three of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence
and were out, heaven knows where. More stress.


Then when he began to load the sleigh
one of the boards cracked, and the toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the


So, frustrated, Santa went into the
house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard,
he discovered that the elves had hidden the liquor, and there was nothing to
drink. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider pot, and it broke
into hundreds of  little pieces all over the kitchen floor.


He went to get the broom and found that
mice had eaten the straw end of the broom.


Just then the doorbell rang, and
irritable Santa trudged to the door. He opened the door, and there was a little
angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said, very cheerfully,


"Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't it a
lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick


And so began the tradition of the little
angel on top of the Christmas tree.


Hope you smiled!!