Sunday, October 7, 2007

Where is everyone from the 60's?

Hi out there,
  Anyone out there from the mid to late 60's? I've been looking but haven't seen anyone we know so I'm dropping a few names. Where is Ronney Sweeney, R oss Sullivan, Sue Walker, Angie B.(don't know how to spell her last name) Wendy Fields, Andy Mc Neil ?
   Anyone remember how good George Howard played snooker at the pool hall above maws and was it Phil or Paul Dussault that had the nice cue stroke? Where are all these people? Where's the gang from Maws? 
       
           Hope to hear back from someone,
             Have a Great Thanksgiving,
                      Wendy 

114 comments:

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi Wendy, Happy Thanksgiving to you. I know Ross Sullivan is still around. I speak to his brother Stewart from time to time.Don't recall the other people,except for Ronnie Sweeny.Saw him a couple of yrs. ago in Verdun.If you don't mind saying, what is your last name. Wendy Rinder

johnmelinvin2 MSN said...

I think this site is good..I was from the sixties..Lived in Crawfordpark..Every so oftem i look in this site to see what is new..and if i know anyone..As we get older we think of our past and how nice we had it..at the time we did not realize it.

John

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Wendy,     Good to hear from you, do you still live in Verdun?  nice to know whose two guys are still alive , I just wonder what everyone did with their lives and if they were still around the area. Your name doesn't ring a bell, the only friend I had from Crawford Park was Jackie Manley, do you know her? My name is Wendy Westover, born in '51, lived on Godin and went to VHS., I now live on Vancouver Island, but still get homesick at times especially when I see pictures. The old brownstones and boardwalk look pretty cool. I'll have to try and make it back in the near future. It is really good to hear from you ,write again,             Bye for now,            Wendy

jim ingraham MSN said...

Happy Thanksgiving Wendy, I'm a year ahead of you and attended VHS - lived most of my time in Crawford Park.  I'm now in NB but was in Montreal/Verdun a couple weeks ago for a little visit which I don't do often. Vancouver Island is a beautiful spot - I was there once and was supposed to go again this year but didn't get around to it - maybe next year.   Best wishes, Jim

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi Wendy, how's it going. I was born in 55 and lived on Melrose,also went toVHS,but as I was going in you were graduating.I spent grade 8 at the Woodland Annex. Jackie Manley's name sounds familiar.You are around the same age as my brother Pete.I now live in south florida. I have a friend from Lasalle who lives on Vancouver Is. also, in Nanoose Bay. Nina Marcotte.I'm hoping to visit  Mtl.sometime before the new yr. I really miss the seasons.Not winter that much.I was up in Vt. last March and had forgotten how cold it can get.Yikes.Take care. Wendy  

winnie3ave MSN said...

Hey. I am from the mid 60's, the mid 50's, mid 40's. also the beginning 40's. What's up with that???

bahama865 MSN said...

hey wendy , i worked with linda westover in drafting dept.  northern electric, wonder where she is? carolyn bennett.

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Carolyn,   Yes my sister is Lynda I remember when she worked at northern electric, she didn't like it nuch. She now lives in Toronto and is head of the womens services for Canada in the salvation army.Her huband is Neil Watt  he went to VHS and was from Verdun or Lasalle.They both started out as Ministers in The Salvation Army.They have two sons. What's really wierd is that my partners' sister married this guy and the first time I met him he asked me what my last name was and when I told him he asked if I was related to Lynda Westover. When I said she was my sister he was really floored and told me that he was her boss at Northern Electric so you probably know him too. His name is Ray Hounsel, it's a small world!!!   I spent last thanksgiving with Lynda , I wish I  could have done the same this year but I'll be phoning her tomorrow and I'll see if she recalls working with you.            Bye for now,          Wendy   

snooker159 MSN said...

H Wendy, I went to woodland annex as well . I wonder if I know your brother, what's his last name? I know what you mean about the cold ,we had a terrible year weather wise. Last winter we had record winds on the island,a cold spring, very little sun and below average temps. this summer and now it's fall but it already feels like winter. You're lucky you live in a warm climate,it's a long way from Melrose st. I'm thinking I might move to Mexico!!!! If I do I'll probably met someone from Verdun,they're everywhere!!!        Bye for now,       Wendy

the lad MSN said...

Hi You mentioned George Howard have not seen him in years..wonder how he is? Played baseball against him. He was a great pitcher..only time I got on base against him when was he hit me with the ball...always hoped he took something off it...hahaha   Lad    

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi there, the last name is Rinder.He was born in 1950. My friend Nina told me the weather sucked where you are. .Too bad. It's still very warm here,but we have also gotten quite a bit or rain.Thankfully no hurricanes this season so far. Wendy  

bon_bon1970 MSN said...

hi, i also saw ronnie about two years ago. he was one of the people who used to hang out at my place when i was a kid. along with peter and paul brown, gary malcolm, timmy cunnigham, peter breen, mickey desourdie, stan holdaway(he and my mom barbara wiechold were together for 9 years),her brothers, brian and henry, and sister diana, jean guy and francine, ray sulivan, his sister lana,thier mother maw(thats what we all called her. she used to call everyone the happy gang, because they all pretty much got along, before the drink affected them to much.hehehe) margarite knapp, dave pownder, larry cout(i'm sure i spelt that wrong), harry and bev charron. ect......   some of these people would hang out drinking and watching the hockey games,others just dropped by. i know what happened to some of them, others i haven't seen in years.        take care bonnie

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Bonnie,    Did you have a sister named cindy , did you live on 3rd near lasalle blvd? It seems like you know the younger brothers and sisters of people myself and my partner knew. We knew Patty Cunningham, he hung out with Charlie Fagan and Frankie Wendt, my partner, Greg Edwards, went to VCH with these guys. Good to hear that Ronnie was still around a couple of years ago . Do you still live in Verdun?             Bye, Wendy

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Carolyn,     I phoned  Lynda yesterday ,she remembers you well, tall, blonde and always well dressed. She was quite surprised and asked me to ask you how life has been, did you marry ,have kids, where you live?  These are questions she asked that I could not answer so if you would like I could give her that info, just let me know.           Bye for now,       Wendy

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Lad,    My partner, Greg Edwards, remembers  George as a good baseball players as well as a really good snooker player. He was a great guy and gentle person to me, I used to sit in the pool hall and watch him play .      Bye Wendy

bahama865 MSN said...

hi snooker, re lynda westover, hi lynda,   i am living in clearwater fl, no children, married to DEA  [dept of justice]retiree, but he still works homeland security ,tampa. congrads for the work you do, i can forward my e mail which is better, cfaddis@tampabay.rr.com hope you are well, thanks to your sister for this one. love to hear from you, carolyn bennett

conniekoz MSN said...

I hung around Maw's (Miss Verdun's) for quite a few years.  Probably 1963-1966.   Connie(Coleman)

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Connie,     My partner Greg Edwards thinks he remembers you. Does that name ring a bell? Did you hang out with Carol Kane(don`t know if that`s the correct spelling) Did you live on Burling or Champlain? If so he thinks he may have walked you home at least once.  Mas can bring back some memories!!!         Bye for now,          Wendy

kencm3 MSN said...

Craig Edwards I knew, same with R. Sweeney, G. Malcom, Stan, Timmy, seems kind of strange so far into the future.....Last I heard of Greg was in the late 70's and it was that you lived in McBride.

Ken McLaughlin

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Ken,     Are you  the Ken that hung around with Jimmy Cousins and Stirling? A big Dylan fan? Do you remember the pitt? Do you still live in Verdun? We lived up near Mcbride for quite a few years but now live on Vancouver Island        Bye for now,       Greg&Wendy

bon_bon1970 MSN said...

hi wendy. i remember that patty came over to our house a few times with his brother timmy(capper) as his friends used to call him. and no i don't have a sister named cindy. i'm actually only 37 years old. i grew up real fast when i was just a kid. these were all the people(adults) who used to hang out at our house when we were kids.  there was  drinking, drugs, fights and stuff going on around us, but beleive it or not, we had some good memories as well. and most of the people who came over, would have beat anyone who misstreated us kids or our mom. and yes they would drink and stuff, but they were just good people with bad problems.  i actually had some of these adults(at different times) appologize to me about the way we grew up and the stuff we saw or the things we went through. that really ment alot to me. i became friends with some of them myself as i got older and my mom passed away. we laugh at some of the memories we have about how stubit they were as young adults. and even though it isn't the ideal way to learn, i learned alot of how i didn't want my life to become, and we still learned respect, compassion, tolerience, ect...  thanks to my mom and some of the people who were around as we grew up.    anyways thats i for now. take care love bonnie

louise19551 MSN said...

Hi Ken,   Do you have a sister named Sue?   Louise

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi Ken, I was wondering if you had a sister named Sue, also? If so, did you live on Galt? Wendy

caterer101 MSN said...

Hi there...I'm new to this...just joined...my name is Barb Vaux, formerly Barb Begin.  I lived in Crawford Park on Lloyd George Crescent.  Went to VCH and my husband went to Verdun High.  How are all you Verduners?????

les__f MSN said...

Hello 'caterer101'   Barb,.welcome to Verdun Connections,.    You will probably find some old friends or friends of friends,etc etc,....and if you need help doing anything on here,.ie: photo albims ,.or adding pictures ,.just ask ,someone will help you ,.....if you have old stories to share,.....fire away,,,,,,We hope you've got some old photos too,...Verdunstuff is always great to see,......... Have a look through all the links available (on your left hand side of this page) ...and You can checkout,the many Photo Albums,.....etc etc ,   So again Welcome to the VerdunConnections,............                                        Have Fun & Remember Verdun

happydi2 MSN said...

Hi Barb!.......Dianne Nowlan here, married to Paul as you may recall!!..LOL....this a small world, you never know who you will meet here on VC!!

winnie3ave MSN said...

Hi Barb. Welcome to Verdun Connections. If you are looking for anyone in particular, just mention some names, and most likely you will find someone on here that knows them, or knows someone who knows them. This is a great site. Tell us a little about yourself, who you hung around with, and maybe some of the people you grew up with. Good luck.   Winston (835 3rd Avenue) Allison   Vancouver, Washington

kitsch2 MSN said...

Wow, I haven't heard those names since the 70's. I should upload some pictures. I have some of Stirling, Ron Sweeney, Greg (can't remember his last name but I remember his german shephard), and a few others. I hung out at the pool hall but I don't remember a restaurant named Maw's.
I should check in here more often.
Nostalgia. It triggers senior moments :s

caterer101 MSN said...

Hello Diane....how are you?  So nice to hear from you. Please give my best to Paul.....wow, the years just fly by, don't they?  We have two daughters, and two grandchildren...a little boy who is six and a granddaughter who is 20 months.  My husband Doug and I own a thriving Catering Business .... this is our retirement!!!  Absolutely loving it!!! I hear you guys are grandparents as well?  Great isn't it?  Well, let's keep in touch.....take care.

happydi2 MSN said...

Hi Barb! Paul sends his regards to you and Doug!... We have 3 grandchildren, Dylan age 10, Megan age 7 and Kenneth age 9 months!.....We keep in touch with Pat and Bob and Brian, last time we saw everybody was at Brian's wedding almost 4 years ago but saw Bob here last spring!.....You're right...where do the years go!!!   Where are you located? How long have you been in the catering business? We had no idea!....Paul has been retired 6 years now, there's no life like it!   Who do you see or keep in touch with from Verdun?...Yes, we must keep in touch!   Dianne

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caterer101 MSN said...

Got it!  Thanks Dianne....you can remove it now and I will send you some pictures.... Would love to get together when you come to Toronto.  I will send you our phone number at the shop and at home.  Great to hear from you. 

kencm3 MSN said...

That would be me. Still living in Verdun. I was in BC  from the mid to  late 70's came back here and been pretty much in Montreal since. Moved back into Verdun about 3.5 years ago. The more it changes the more it stays the same. Of course I hardly see anyone around from those days. Jimmy Wattie, Bob Morrison, Maurice Brosseau,  are about the only people that I know from those days I ever see pretty much. There are a couple others I run into once in a while but I either don't know their names or even if you would remember them. I am still trying to change the world even if there is plenty of evidence that says I can't, heh heh. Check out my blog, Walking Turcot Yards (http://neath.wordpress.com).   Good to hear from ya!   Ken

kencm3 MSN said...

Yes, I did have a sister named Sue. Sad to say she died in 2004. My family lived on Gordon.   Ken

happydi2 MSN said...

Hey Ken! I checked out your site!...... and what is happening there now?.....I live in Nova Scotia and haven't been back to  Montreal for a few years!....so it is abandoned.....are there any plans for development? .....what I found interesting is on your blog and this struck me  Falaise Saint Jacques.....because my father who was born in St Henri and lived for a short time on Bourassa Street, and I believe that was where turcot Yards was,  fought at the Falaise Gap in France during WW2.   Dianne

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi,      Greg's last name is Edwards and his dog was London. You should post those pictures, Greg and I would love to see them. Maws was the resturant down stairs from the pool hall. It burnt down in '68 I think. That was a sad day for those who hung out there.    Bye for now,    wendy

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Carolyn,   Sorry it`s taken so long to write back but the message board was saying that I wasn`t a member and wouldn`t send my message. It seems to be working fine now. Anyway, I couldn`t figure out how to forward your message so I just phoned my sister Lynda and she will e-mail you as soon as she gets back from a business trip she`s on. I just caught her as she was leaving so couldn`t give her much detail, just told her that I had your address.    Bye for now,     Wendy

scanner821 MSN said...

To Wendy   Hi, I am Angie Barraclough's sister.  Her email is litestorm@cogeco.ca if you would like to contact her.   BB

kencm3 MSN said...

I am just curious as to how this board actually works. I 've noticed that a few posts have been deleted and it now looks like I am just mentioning my sister's death somewhere out of left field. Makes me feel a bit strange. Is this all normal, the post deleting?

joey-verdun MSN said...

Ken....

You got a nice Blog on Turcott....

Re: Disappearing stuff....Purple Blotters maybe ?
since this is a Sixties thread ..... : -)

kencm3 MSN said...

Yea, must be a paranoia flashback!

joey-verdun MSN said...

Ken...

Paranoia is healthy......
IN one of your postings you mentioned Maurice Brosseau (sp)
is he still working at the children's hospital ?

Also ......would you mind explaining how easy it was starting your BLOG...and the Use of Templates etc . ?

I realize that this may be asking a lot however the BLOG interface may be of use to some members of VC to satisfy their creative urges ......

respectfully

joey

kencm3 MSN said...

Maurice is still there.

Blogging is pretty easy. Just register and you are ready to go. I highly recommend it. You can choose from Wordpress.com , LiveJournal, and Blogger for free services. I prefer Wordpress. One of the best things about blogs is that they do not have to be public, in fact they grew out of the idea of on line journaling, dear diary type stuff. (remember that Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org are different things, though related. You want wordpress.com).

The Wordpress blogs are all templated though there is usually a variety of choices such as the look of the blog. You can have a lot of fun just getting to know all the tools, some frustration too probably. And if you know what CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) means you will really like it. In any case anyone that can post here can easily run a blog.

Good luck!

joey-verdun MSN said...

Ken....

I thank you very much for your efforts to explain the BLOG process . I am sure that there may be opportunity for more people to express themselves now that they are more aware of the ease of the medium .

Glad to hear about Maurice ...

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi,

I will definitely go through my photos and post some pictures for everyone. The picture I have of Greg is with Ron Sweeney and myself if I remember correctly.

I'll try to get something up within the next few days.

Kitsch

les__f MSN said...

Hi kitchnsink,.Sounds great if you have some old photo's I know we'd appreciate them,                                                                Have fun & remember Verdun

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Kitch,   I would like to see that picture too, I am Greg who are you?         From Greg & Wendy

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi BB,   Thanks for Angies' email I will definitly drop her a line.    Thanks again,      Wendy

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi,

I'll have to dig out my scanner which is at the very back of an extremely stuffed closet. I've pulled out the pictures so I should have them scanned and uploaded by the end of the week.

I'm Arlene.

The pictures I have of you are from 1969. I think they were taken down around the boardwalk. 1969 seems like two lifetimes ago.

Kitsch

kencm3 MSN said...

Sterling and I were great buddies . I was living in Vancouver when I heard he passed away. That was the first and only time I have ever received a telegram. Was kind of weird. Pictures would be nice.

Ken

les__f MSN said...

KenCm3   ( Ken) ,.what year did you first take off,.I seem to remember you just up & disappeared ,so from Our age group I would say you were one of the first to head wwest youngman head west............    I had some friends leave Montreal 1969-70 ,,,,,,,,and basically did the Coast thing in those years ,and many just travelled back & forth sort of,.before opting to leave Montreal behind for good & stay out West.......    I hope I get back to Montreal for a visit sooner than later ,and have laugh or two ,with old DannyB & Yourself,....             amazing though after near 35 years plus that ,everyone is as close as a keyboard.....................Yikes , Imagine if any of us had even suggested that in the future (you know the fllying car era......hahaha)  we'd be able to point an arrow on a TV like screen and turn on stereo's that there's only a picture of,.or watch whatever,all the while being able to communicate with anyone ,anywhere in the world............it would've been 'Dougy' time,                                    when did you go back to Montreal?

kencm3 MSN said...

I was probably one of the last to hit the road heading for BC in '74. I first went out by car with Sterling, Kevin Murray, and Kenny Snowdon. We ended up working in a sawmill in MacKenzie and said screw this, heh, not what we came out for and then scattered. I ended up spending the summer working at a youth hostel in Salmon Arm. Went back in September. Headed out to BC the following summer and went to California with a woman I knew from there. That was an interesting trip as her old man was a big shot in a bank in San Francisco. Was kind of strange to be a typical kid from Verdun staying in this well to do suburb. Went back and forth to Montreal a few more times then just ended up living in BC. I worked on the railroad for a year and a half east of Revelstoke in a place called Albert Canyon. I loved it in some ways, hated the isolation and small town stuff in others.
So I picked fruit, planted trees, and did all the migratory jobs usually ending up going to Vancouver or hitchhiking down the coast to party my savings away. In 1980 I went back to Montreal and just fell in love with it all over gain. So that's about it for my "on the road" life.

Ken

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi Ken, sorry to hear of your sister's death. I didn't know your sister that well, but I do remember being at your house with Maureen Bullard playing a Weegi board(sp).Scared the crap out of us. Wendy

les__f MSN said...

Sounds like an interesting trip & start in life,..... the Westcoast is still mezmerizing to me,.at least the Mountains are,....I love that stuff,..... and I guess we all did a lot of the normal rights of passage stuff,...... still like BC,..but I still think of Montreal and think of myself as a Montrealer,..........I hear you on the strange feeling of a typical Verdun kid living all of a sudden in a nice area............   Real Yikes Stuff !!!   hahahaha I had to laugh at how easy life seemed here,  Glad to hear you feel right back at home ,.Montreal is easy to like & it's easy to quickly assimilate ,......You've gone full cycle, Nice that you Appreciate the journey......  I mentioned this when you first found this VerdunConnections site,(you were looking for Turcot Yard stuff),...but I always Remember us kids playing baseball in your backyard,.........and how many times that window in the door to the garage got broken............hahahahahah  Have to admit I broke it one time myself,.& your Aunt was pissed with me ,saying I was batting like I had a whole field in front of me..............(she was probably right)....hahahahah that was a real cool house with the stairwell & two floors ,.I seem to Remember a big tree fairly close to your front door ( afew steps closer to Wellington),,,,,,,    and Remember the Big Chestnut Tree down near the lane near Wellington & Gordon ................and the old Chinese Laundry used to be right behind that Restaurant that was initially right on the very corner of Gordon & Wellington NE corner,.and Cote's Grocery on the NW corner ,a church on the SW corner, & an 'Oil Cloth Store' on the SE corner......and of course the tar paper shack I lived in above Mt Royal Furniture Store,,,,,,,,,,,,,near Normans Patate Frite..................hahahahahaha  I also Remember you playing for teh Verdun police team (hockey) gotta break for supper here Mamsan is calling  .....talk at you guys later..........                                      HF&RV

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi,

I have uploaded a few images to the photo area. The album is called 69-70s.

I will continue to scan and upload images.

Enjoy,

Kitsch

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi,

I have finished uploading all of the pictures of people from the late 60's early 70's that I could find.

I think the pictures of Stirling are from when he was in Vancouver.

If anyone knows the last names of the people with ? next to their names I'd appreciate a reminder.

Enjoy,

Kitsch

earlcooper1 MSN said...

Hey Kitsch                   I actually played hockey with Ronny Sweeney in the late 70's (he was friends with my uncle Ralph Ford). Did you know any of my uncles (Jimmy, Dave or Ralph Ford)?   Earl.

cocopuff_2007 MSN said...

Arlene/Kitsch.   One of the fellows is  BOB POWELL,  Lorne's brother.

kencm3 MSN said...

Those pictures are amazing! I particularly get a kick out of the backgrounds, all the sheds in lanes, water tanks in kitchen, etc. The reddish dog with Sterling was named Louis. That really stirs a lot of good memories. Thanks!   Ken

the lad MSN said...

Hi   Great photos...have not seen Sterling in years what happened to him? That photo of the Pit..Mickey D was wearing the hat right? I remember Mickey C crossing fourth ave bridge one day and trying to walk on top of arch...now that was something to see.. Does anyone know if that laundromat on 2nd is still there. You can see it in the photo of 1st ave, Last time I saw Kevin C. he was working at a place on Bridge Street with Gordie F. and I used to get a ride with them in the a.m.Long time ago.   Lad

les__f MSN said...

Kitschnsink2, What a great bunch of pictures,..brought Verdun (from that era) right back to life,..wow.....    I think ken is right all those backgrounds ,clothes lines,sheds,.and kitchen pics ( I notice we can see everything in that picture  .....but the kitchen sink......hahahaha ) it's amazing looking at these from so long ago,when everyone was more or less just heading out on their journey,.......   MaggieMck if your in touch with Tina Cloutier, she might like to look at those pics I would think.    ..........Kitschnsink 2,    Nice Input,..Thanks for sharing those pictures,..                                                                                            HF&RV  

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi Les,

I'm glad you've enjoyed the pictures. Verdun was a great place to grow up. One day I hope I'll get back to Montreal.

I was sure I had so many more photos, I guess they got lost in one of the many moves. I might be able to find some better shots of "Verdun" if I rummage through some of my Mom's pictures.

Would it be possible to pass along a message to Tina Cloutier that I would be interested in chatting with her through email?

Thanks,

Kitsch

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi Earl,

The name Ralph Ford sounds familiar but I can't put a face to his name. Do you have any pictures or is there anything you could tell me to help jog my memory?

Kitsch

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Thanks, Cocopuff, I edited Bob's picture.

Now I remember.

Kitsch

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi Lad,

Sadly, like many others, Sterling died far too young.

I have uploaded another photo of the Pit with people's names on it.

Mickey :)

I have a picture of Gordie Ferguson here somewhere that I'll scan and upload. I thought I had some pictures of the Monument as well, I'll keep digging. It would be nice to know how Gordie and Kevin are doing.

I don't remember the laundromat and unfortunately, I haven't been back to Montreal since I left in 1979.

Kitsch

les__f MSN said...

Absolutely Kitch I think Maggie,.is in touch with her & when she checks the site ,I'm sure she'll get back to you  ( I do not have an email address for her,) Tina is a neat person,and was always nice to talk to her: By all means check your Mom's photo's too,.all pics are good stuff, as we can easily realte ,........   Verdun is nice ,but any thing from an old time frame ,is good too,.  I'm sure we all travelled to the Eastern Townships ,the Laurentians,.Plattsburgh beach,......etc etc ......and of course did the across Canada & USofA,.stuff,.......it's all about Remembering and memory prompts                          Thanks Again for taking us back...................   HF&RV

ccccccccccccc7148 MSN said...

hi my name is carol richer . those picture of the pitt are so good .i was part of that era i also was part of the committe at the pitt such good times ..love to see more pics. thank again

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi, I recognize some of the people there.That is Stewart Sullivan.Completely forgot about the Pit. What is your real name, if you don't mind me asking? Wendy 

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi Carol, are you friends with Lynn Yetman?

ccccccccccccc7148 MSN said...

hi windy i am a friend of lynns....i think i know who you are.you and lynn go back a long time i think.you also had a brother if im not misstaken....are you still arround montreal  

wendythepool MSN said...

Yes Carol, I know who you are also. Lynn and I met when we were 3yrs.old She was on this site for a while but doesn't have a computer anymore.Spoke to her on Thanksgiving. I have a brother Peter who passed away in 2005. I live in Fl. What's going on in your life? Wendy

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi Carol,

I don't remember you, sorry. Being on the committee, do you recognize anyone in that picture who I didn't name? The man at the forefront with his back to the camera was Japanese I think. I have a vague memory of him being there.

I know the guy sitting to the right of Johnny Meehan but can't remember his name. If anyone recognizes anyone I'd like to know who they were.

A lot of my pictures and most of my mementos were lost in moves, so I doubt that I will be able to find any more photos.

Kitsch

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi Wendy,

Could you point out which person is Stewart Sullivan.

My real name is Arlene.

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. I remember Peter. He hung around with Wayne Kettles.

Kitsch

snooker159 MSN said...

H i Arlene,    Those pics are so good. Greg said he remembers those  pictures being taken of him and Ronny clearly. He thinks the guy standing behind him with his arms sticking out is Spider ( serge martel ) Greg recognized you right away, it brings back memories!! The piture of Stuart is Stuart Sullivan Ross Sullivan's kid brother. The shots of Stirling in the country with Russell  Davies and the dogs were taken at mine (wendy) and Greg's house in the eastern townships near Knowlton. The black dog was our dog Jake(the snake).  The guy beside Johnny Meehan in the picture at the pit is Dave Gallagher.    Where's Johnny???  Thank You for sharing these memories with us, sadly it makes you want to go back. Where do you live now? We live on Vancouver Island. If any of our old friends are ever out this way or if you just want to say hi our phone number is: 250-724-6331.           Bye for now,        Wendy & Greg      

wendythepool MSN said...

So you're Arlene Peters from the pictures. I remember you.What girls did you hang around with? Yeah my brother did hang with Wayne Kettles. Stewart is the lanky looking guy with long hair by himself in the picture.I guess I should've written down the no. Take care Wendy

claroleca2 MSN said...

What and where was the pit?       Claroleca

the lad MSN said...

Hi Wendy and Greg   You said that was Dave Gallagher in the picture..will go back and take another look. Did not spot it first time...is this the same Dave who lived on3rd or 2nd..have not heard about him in years how is he? Does anyone know..Cannot remember his brothers name..   Lad

the lad MSN said...

Kitschsink2   Yeah would be good to see a picture of Fergy again.Hope you find it.If anyone knows how the guys are doing it would be nice to know...Have not seen Mickey in years picture will bring memories...   That laundromat was right on the corner of 2nd and Verdun kitty corner to 2nd ave.Rest.  Been there for as long as I can remember...   Lad  

the lad MSN said...

Wendybythepool   Name I have not heard in years. Wayne Kettles  did not know him to talk to. He and his sister sat right behind us at the Chicago concert. First time they played concert in Mtl.at the Forum. What was his sister's name and do you know how they are doing to-day.   Lad    

the lad MSN said...

Kitschsink2   Just saw the photos  nice ones...hard to see Gord. Nice though. The one of the Pit...Who is sitting in far corner looking at camera..   Lad

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi Lad, I'm not by the Pool today, maybe tommorrow.lol Wayne's sisters name is Nancy.She married Neil McFarlene I believe, and is a nurse living in London, Eng.I spoke to Wayne when my brother died.He was in Mtl. with his wife but I had just missed him, he was going to Quebec City to visit his inlaws.He lives in B.C Wendy

les__f MSN said...

Was it Kevin or Pat maybe ,...........they lived on 3rd I beleive ,,,,not sure but I think tey had a bottom flat,...???  or else soemone else we knew at the time lived in the same building but on the 2nd floor (vice -versa??) I am guessing now,.DannyB would know ,he's like Arnie (Total Recall).................HF&RV

ccccccccccccc7148 MSN said...

arlene i remember you  didnt you live on the corner of bannantyne and egan.those pictures are just great. some of those people are not with us any more.that man in the corner might be bill lee he was a social worker. mickey c and dave g are both decesed

les__f MSN said...

An appropriate old tune for those who went before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2d2llB4oIQ               Think of all your friends & family..............and all those years gone past.............                                                                  have fun & Remember Verdun

aprilgal MSN said...

hi the PIT  was right near the rink at willibroad park....                april.

aprilgal MSN said...

hi ive seen ronny sweeny walking along wellington a couple of times.  april.

kencm3 MSN said...

I had heard Dave Gallagher died from cancer about a year after Roger Sabourin which was strange because they were pretty much life long buddies.   Bill Lee sounds right to me. Does anyone remember the night of the war between Ville Emard and Verdun? Bill Lee was quite  involved in that for a social worker.   Ken

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Lad,   It is the same Gallagher. He lived on 2nd ave. between wellington and verdun. Sorry to hear from Ken that he deid. He was an old friend of mine , we knew each  other from about the age of ten. That's when he lived on wellington over the old horse meat shop.So long for now,                                          Greg

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi April,   Have you seen Ronny Sweeny recently? I would love to hear from him, he used to stay with us out near Knowlton. If you see him say hi from Greg and Wendy. Let me know if you might see him again soon so I can give you my phone number and he can contact us or get his number and we'll give him a call. It would be good to talk with him.                        Bye for now,       Greg & Wendy

joey-verdun MSN said...

I believe that is this the Mike LeBlanc that used to hang around the pool hall......I didn't know where to post the notice...

Michael Leblanc
LEBLANC, Michael. Passed away peacefully on September 29, 2007 at the age of fifty-seven years. He will be greatly missed by Carol-Ann, his sons Michael (Amy), Mark (Melissa), mother Marilyn and brothers, family and friends. He now joins his brother Richard. The family will receive condolences in the presence of his ashes: Hours of visitation are from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, with a service at 8 p.m.


Here is the URL for the Memorial page

http://www.legacy.com/can-montreal/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=95440332

the lad MSN said...

Hi KenCM3   Is that the same Bill Lee from Dawson's? The night of the war between Ville Emard and Verdun...remember it well..used to hang out there.Had to go thru to get to friends place...Les had posted a report from the Star here before maybe we can get him to do it again.   Lad

kencm3 MSN said...

Sad to hear about Mike LebLanc. Gotta be tough for Carol Ann. Didnt know about Richard until now.   Greg,   I don't see Ronny very often but I do see Bob Morrison almost every time I am on Wellington so I ll ask him if he knows where Ronny lives, etc.   Ken

snooker159 MSN said...

Hi Ken,   That would be great if you could ask around about Ronnie.It would be good to know how to get a hold of him. Do you know where Johnny Meehan is? He's another person I'd like to know about. Thanks for your prompt reply.         Bye,         Greg&Wendy

dannyb--1 MSN said...

Great photos, brings back a lot of memories. Those were some great times. Dannyb

dannyb--1 MSN said...

That post should have been addressed to Kitschnsink2. Dannyb

maggiemck MSN said...

kitschnsink_2 ,  Contact me at mumagain@hotmail.com  I have Tina's email address for you.

kitsch2 MSN said...

Hi Wendy & Greg,

I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the pictures. They bring back so many memories.

The arms sticking out from Greg's sides are mine, but the name Spyder sounds very familiar. I have a hard time putting some names and faces together.

Dave Gallagher, of course. It's amazing what you can remember when you're given the smallest nudge.

I live in Vancouver. I was just on the Island last month. I will probably make another trip there after the Christmas holidays and would love to get together.

This post has been great. I wish it could go on and on. I do remember those times as good times.

Kitsch

kitsch2 MSN said...

Hi Wendy,

Ya, that's me, or should I say, was. Strangely enough, when I don't look in a mirror I still am that girl.

Some of the girls I hung out with were Nancy Kettles, Kathy Mailly, Susan McBrine, Eleanor White, and Nancy Bradley.

How do you like living in Florida? That sure is a long way from Verdun.

Kitsch

kitsch2 MSN said...

Hi TheLad,

The person looking towards the camera next to Mickey is either the reporter from the Messenger, or another social worker. The picture was taken for the Messenger to accompany a piece they wrote about it. I had to go down to their offices to get a copy of that picture.

Do you have a name other than TheLad, or is that a secret?

Kitsch

kitsch2 MSN said...

Hi ccccccccccccc7148,

You remember me, but I have no way of remembering you by your screen name. Could you tell me who you are?

I did live on Bannantyne at the corner of Egan above the grocery store.

Thanks, now I remember, that is Bill Lee. He was a really nice guy.

Kitsch

kitsch2 MSN said...

Hi Dannyb--1,

I'm glad you enjoyed the pics. They sure were good times.

Kitsch

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi Arlene. I know what you mean. I feel the same way until I look in a mirror or see a recent picture of myself. I hung around with Lynn Yetman, Debbie Elkin, Malone twins, Debbie Ireland and sometimes Nancy Kettles and Kim Cheponis. I spent 3months in N.Vancouver back in the early 80's. Stayed with Linda Bullard and Doug Gilmore. It rained just about everyday and I got homesick, so I headed back to Verdun. Florida is great except for the Hurricanes. Today is very stormy due to tropical storm Noel off the coast. Take care. Wendy

oshayne MSN said...

would anyone know where bill lee is.   last i remember he was living in toronto..     shayne

bogwone MSN said...

I noticed that a couple of the photos recently posted by kitchen_sink list Greg Edwards as one of the subjects...well. that doesn't look at alll like Greg to me; looks remarkably like Buddy Sweeney, Ronnie's bro...in fact, I remember that shirt - Grag would NEVER wear a shirt like that, trust me on this one. Nice to see shots of Sterling, he was a real nice guy, and died far too young.   Dean

bogwone MSN said...

Wayne's sister 's naem is Nancy - she lives in Ottawa, Wayne's in Vancouver...Wayne's doing fine - I would assume that Nancy is doing fine as well.   Dean

the lad MSN said...

Hi Kitsch2   get the e mail I sent you? Just wondering if it worked.   Lad

oshayne MSN said...

interesting dean   cause i knew buddy and greg....hard to tell who it is...   but i'm thinkin it's greg...but then again where was london?

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi thelad,

I didn't get your email. I'm not sure where you sent it but you could try again at arlenemc@telus.net.

kitsch

kitschnsink_2 MSN said...

Hi bogwone,

I can say with 100% certainty that that is Greg.

kitsch

cathyart1 MSN said...

hey-I remember you-we had a friend in common from verdun Catholic-Alan Chorney! I knew a few of yr buds from VHS too! Cathy Wilkins here...I remember the Sweeneys and Greg-geez I used to have a huge crush on him! hee hee

Jillian said...

Are you the Wendy that Stephanie Farrington wrote about? I sure hope you are, if so look her up on Facebook. She has been looking for you too. She goes by Borns now.

Brad Gallagher said...

Hi. My name is Brad Gallagher and your uncles Ralph and Davey were my closest friends

Brad Gallagher said...

I am dave gallaghers brother brad. Our youngest brother was jimmy.