Sunday, March 4, 2007

St. Willibroads - '59

I graduated from St. Willibroads in 1959 and moved from Verdun in 1970.  I still have a house (summer cottage) north of Lachute therefore I return north each summer.  I would love to find others from that era.   

24 comments:

gloworm138 MSN said...

Hi   I started highschool in 1959 VHS but hung out with lots of kids from St. Willibroads.  I lived in Verdun until 1978 but now live North of Lachute.  Where is your cottage.  Maybe we know some of the same people   Glo

les__f MSN said...

Hi  TRUE_North,.......I think there are a few members from that same era of STWillibrords,......late 50's,........and there are several who also went to that school but graduated from the new high school ,VCH ,that replaced StWillibrord's ............  I ask everyone this,..........but if you have any old photo's from those times (or any photo's actually) we love to see them,......and any old story's you may want to share to................  Good luck with finding some friends from your school days..............

les__f MSN said...

Well there yo go ,Thanks gloworm,.......for the response ,you beat me to it: hahahaha     I knew there were some members from LAchute (or who at least frequented the area).................................Have Fun  

im4golf MSN said...

Would you remember COLFORD'S LODGE??  Open from for Ever !!! Those were the days!!!!   Ron

bahama865 MSN said...

     hi true north, your real name please, we were last class of st willibrords, grad, 62 from vch. there are a lot of folks from that era still around, do you have group class photos please post. put some names out here , i,m sure we can help you locate these folks. i for one know about 10.   carolyn bennett

bahama865 MSN said...

  colford,s lodge, wow, barry graham was a musician there, elton irwin, bob sepchuk[quidi vidi] hung there. i was not there, but my late hubby   bob phelan golfed up that way, also an aquaintance of mine  joyce smith lived in lachute area. the tiplady,s, the copelands. just about a third of verdun. nice spot. so tell us who you remember from verdun, thanks for the memories. carolyn bennett.

im4golf MSN said...

I left Verdun at age 13 and moved to St Eustache sur le lac   Some of the names I remember are mostly from La Salle Rd School      Lorraine Chambers, Beryl May, Stuart Johnstone, Walter and Joan Saxton, Bob and Rita Gervais,all the people I named in the Model School gr 7 Picture    Any one out there everSki or SOCILIZE in St Saveur in the 50's and 60's I was one of the founding members of the7SINNERS SKI CLUB, dIDEN'T WE HAVE A GOOD TIME!!!!   RON

bahama865 MSN said...

elton irwin from morin heights area, true north , have you seen the silver fox? is he still up there? carolyn bennett

biking2006 MSN said...

Recall Isabel McIntyre or Gerry Trudell? Neither graduated but attended W.H.S. in the mid 50s.
Bill

true_north1 MSN said...

My name is Cecile Coupland - now Greene.  My sister taught at the new VCH in the 60's.  Her name is Joan Coupland - now Lawrence.  I did frequent Colford's Lodge but also the Alpino Lodge in Morin Heights.  I grew up on Godin across the vacant field from Ruth Armstrong.  I was so sorry to hear of her death. My best friend that I always got in trouble with was Diane St. Denis - she now lives in Pointe aux Chien.  The only person I know in Morin Heights is Richard Turcot who lived on 3rd avenue near Wellington Street.  Names that pop into my head - Pat Giroux who married Tom Thrasher, Geraldine  Fitzgerald, Lorraine Bouldry, Sandra McDonald, Sharron Stoddard.  I was in Verdun this summer on one of my trips to Montreal while I was staying up north.  Verdun looked good - went by my old house on Godin. The boardwalk looks great.  Maybe this information will jog some menories.   

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bahama865 MSN said...

cecile HI... carolyn bennett here, its absolutely fab to see you online,how could i not remember you ,as you used to tutor me at my home on bannantyne.i,m sure you recall carole landry, well she just passed away, see in memoriam site. jeannie mckay and i have just found each other, diane pigeon lives in dorval and joan woffenden in baie d,urfe just lost her hubby ,grant lawton,if you wish any e mails let me know. both you and your sister were the best of the best. we thank you for all your contributions and patience with us ALL.are the tipplady,s still around lakefield? my aunt and uncle [the coulsons] had a place next to them.ions ago. i am in florida now after 10 yrs in freeport bahamas.where are you located? hope you stay on, this is the best site there is for us verdunites now abroad. carolyn bennett.

happydi2 MSN said...

Hi Cecile......my sister-in-law is Janine Nowlan and she was a good friend of Lorraine Bouldry and Sandra MacDonald.

sabby MSN said...

True North,   Like Sandy mentioned, your sister Joan Coupland, taught me English/Writing in Grade 9 at VCH in the sixties.  Please let her know what a great influence she was on my life and made a difference.   I came from a difficult European background where I was pretty well told I was no good and had no talent for anything even though I was such a good kid and loved school.  I kept everything inside.  It was Miss Coupland who told me I could write and she had me read my essays out loud to the class.  I was so shy.  I hated going home but loved school and learning and she influenced my reading and I remember her giving  me a copy of Jane Eyre at the end of the school year.  I still have it!    She was the first one to raise my self esteem and it was an uphill climb until today, I am  a published writer living in Edmonton.  My work has appeared in newspapers, several literary publications, an anthology and broadcast on the CBC.  I am currently working on several long term projects which include a novel, a memoir and a collection of short fiction.   It is because of her that  I took a different route.  I could have easily chosen another path.  Teachers are so important in a child's life and sometimes, they just don't know what a difference they can make.   Please please thank her for me for helping this lost 14 year old girl and telling her she had talent for writing and not to give up.  She knew me as Dolly Filipavicius.  And as some members will confirm here, I am no longer shy!

true_north1 MSN said...

Hi Carolyn   I remember Diane Pigeon.  Your Aunt & Uncle...seems to me they had a son and daughter.   They rented a house on Lake Dawson, if I am right.    I live in Virginia Beach and have been here most of the time except for a short tour in CA.  My daughter and family live in Oxnard, CA but my son is still here.  He goes to Montreal ever chance he gets and has gone to Lakefield just about every summer for the last......30 years!!    I still tutor math and reading here.  I work in Kindergarten and love those little 5 year olds...at least most days. I sent my sister the info to check the Verdun Connection.  Although she lives in Brandon, Manitoba she comes to Montreal at least once a year.  The Verdun Connection is a great way to find people.   Have a great week.

true_north1 MSN said...

I sent your message to Joan.  Hopefully she will join the Verdun Connection and you will receive ananswer from her.  She has retired from teaching and she and her husband stay on the road visiting their children and grandchildren.

true_north1 MSN said...

I remember Janine and Lorraine well.  Say hello to them for me.

true_north1 MSN said...

I remember Frances and Joan stays in touch with Elaine.  Is that Frances Hooper.  Diane Giroux is the sister to Pat.  I think Diane lives in Fl. but Pat lives near Toronto.  I sent your message on to Joan.

sandy19465 MSN said...

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bahama865 MSN said...

cecile, hi, glad your still in the drivers seat, diane giroux ,have you any idea where in florida she lives. as you know i live in palm harbor next to clearwater. my hubby withDEA. carl pigeon and his wife  vacation here each year, diane lives in dorval alone and leads an active retirement. the coulsons have passed, but the daughter patricia lives in a group home on beatty, works each day at a center. she is a marvel. for sure i am in constant contact there. they had a home up street from thompsons store.long gone after jack coulson died at air canada. your parents were good friends.what is your  my e mail is cfaddis@tampabay.rr.com carolyn.

earlcooper1 MSN said...

Hey True North
My Mom & Dad have a cottage north of Lachute ( In Lakefield). My dad is Bill Malcolm. Ring a bell?

happydi2 MSN said...

Hi True North (cecile)...... Sorry to say but Lorraine passed away a couple of years ago. She had cancer. Janine and her family are well and live in Moncton, N.B. Dianne

harvestmoon54 MSN said...

Hi,   I am a graduate of 1960 and do recognize some of the names in your discussion.  From my end, I am still very much in touch with friends from Verdun and St. Willibrord's and meet quite regularly with Linda McKenna and Lorraine Picard.   Suzanne Smith 

bahama865 MSN said...

harvestmoon, hi, nice to see you online, now dig out some old photos and yes, please do poste. it would be great, i can,t get one grad from  VCH 1962 TO POSTE A PHOTO, OF A GROUP OR GRAD CLASS. SO YOU ALL, open yer albums and start our album, VCH 1962. I,M WAITING. OH YES, NO I HAVE NONE, CAROLYN BENNETT.