Peter Arzenshek

Current residence: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Occupation: Tim Hortons
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Trying time-after-time to beat Buechner at badminton after school before finally .... ; Actually enjoying French class w/Travers; transfixed w/ everyone watching Paul Henderson; realizing (in retrospect) how Cato`s passion for the Classics was important; sneaking across the street to the arena to play sponge/foot hockey while enjoying nectar pop ... where are you? .... Kevin O`Reilly, Tony Guglieman, Rick Bermingham, Chris Anderson, Chantal Camire, Veronica ???, William Sokil?

Message for future graduates:

There are multiple choices AFTER high school, pursue your passion w/o blinders.

Favourite teachers:

Dennis Cato, Udo Buechner, Shane Rathburn, Hemmings in a vengeful-kinda-way, Father Joe.

Comments:

EMAIL: fearless-DOT-freep410-AT-gmail-DOT-com

Email address: (hidden)
Last updated: 2011-12-21 12:34:51

Stephen Ballotta

Current residence: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Occupation: Laboratory Technician/ Photographer
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Miami Dade Comunity College
Southeastern Louisiana University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My fondest memories are working as a stagehand on Westside Story and hanging out with friends.

Message for future graduates:

Follow your dreams, life is too short for detours.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Morrison

Comments:

I'm happily married and have a daughter.

Email address: sballotta@hotmail.com

Dave Beauchamp

Current residence: Stouffville, Ontario
Occupation: Self-employed / President
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Great education, some wonderful friends & teachers, lots of misbehaving and still being here to talk about it! The car accident on grad night morning is the only bad memory.

Message for future graduates:

Don't blame anyone but yourself for shortfalls and always stay in control - not too high and not too low when it comes to your emotions - stay even!

Favourite teachers:

Steve Lummis, Mr. Travers

Comments:

Any plans for a 25-year reunion for the first full 4-year graduating class?

Email address: beaumac@hotmail.com

Kathryn (Boyko) Laramie

Current residence: Toronto, Ontario
Occupation: Personnel Administrator
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
Notre Dame Secretarial College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My fondest memories of PC have to be of the people, Vicki and I discussing hockey on the school bus, partying with Vicki and Darlene, Patti W. and dancing at all the dances, concerts, Variety shows, Mr. Rathburn's butter gun in physics, Mr. Rathburn's going away party, some of the academic stuff!

Message for future graduates:

All those cliches that your parents tell you about "enjoy it while you can - you're only young once" - Heaven help us, they're true! So revel in your youth and all that goes with it!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Rathburn, Mrs. Hudon, Miss Taylor

Comments:

Hope to hear from some of you out there! Where are you, Patti?

Email address: klaram0547@rogers.com

Jacques Chartrain

Current residence: Mississauga, Ontario
Occupation: International Telecoms Consultant
Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

For me it was the athletic activities, the chess club, the school paper and the friends I made....all these years ago.

Message for future graduates:

Learn all you can while you can, but most of all, enjoy yourself... you're only young once.

Favourite teachers:

Jack Hemens, Dennis Cato, Udo Buchner

Email address: j_chartrain@hotmail.com

Martin Chartrand

Current residence: Kanata, Ontario
Occupation: Industrial engineer
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Having classes cancelled to watch touring rock band "Free Fare" play in the auditorium.

Message for future graduates:

Has the cafeteria food improved in 25 years? (Beware of meat pies with kidney-shaped chunks of meat!)

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Wineberg (History)

Comments:

Don't let evil into your hearts. (or your jeans for that matter)

Email address: jmchart@aol.com

Kathleen (Cooke) Callaghan

Current residence: Brossard, Quebec
Occupation: SAP BI specialist, self employed
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
Barrington University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

By far - The Rogues Trial (play) has always been my fondest memory. It inspired me to direct a company wide show at the tender age of 21! Such fun.
I remember great friends, John, Vick, Gail, Sari,Linda and so many more. I wish I had stayed in touch with them! Of course, after the mass exodus from Québec in 1976 - I lost touch with them. Very few of us stayed.

Message for future graduates:

My own daughther Katie is graduating this year (2009) and I want her to do what I didn't do - of course. I ended up doing my bachelor and master's degrees at night and only finished in the 90's...whatever you do - stay in school! Also, never stop learning. I have been working for many years and am always reading, getting updated for work and making sure that I am the expert in my field.
Don't give up on your passions!

Favourite teachers:

Eric Bernier (for chemistry)
Miss Morrison (for biology)
Mr. Cummins (for Drama and English)

AOL Messenger ID: cookekath@aim.com
Email address: cookekath@aim.com
Last updated: 2010-01-07 20:36:16

Christine (Coriaty) O'Flaherty

Current residence: Frederick, Maryland
Occupation: Subcontractor Buyer
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My fondest memory would have to be just growing up during the times that we all did. I remember the pie fights in the cafeteria and the year of the "Streakers". Innocent pastimes compared to what you hear about now.

Message for future graduates:

Stay in school forever, especially at your parents' expense. Don't ever grow up.

Comments:

I'm all grown up now with 2 young children, a husband and a career. My husband tells me I could not be luckier! Do I sound like a Stepford wife?

Alan Cornell

Current residence: Boston
Occupation: Global Director of Marketing
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

McGill Unversity (B.Ed)
Eastern Michigan University (M.S.)

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Dennis Cato snapping fingers at you to get your attention, all the walls opened to see Paul Henderson score "the Goal" in 1972, football road trip to Belleville, ON, West Side Story with Pagani and me as "Jets",and my dance partner Sheila Martin, who now a Justice of the Queens bench; Limoges, Sheas, Giliy , Amellotte, the Melakos boys..too many to remember, Skip Rochette as a coach, having 3 school principals over our time there; Al Mercier's guitar, discovering Cat Stevens; Limoges and I trying to do play by play of basketball game over loudspeaker in fieldhouse

Message for future graduates:

Be respectful of everyone you meet, learn from everyone, and remember, gravity will hit you all in time....

Favourite teachers:

Dennis Cato, UDO, John Hemens and Gord Simpson; Miss Wolf, for all the adolescent reasons, Warren Carriere, for being a football AND Drama coach, Pete Bruneau; David McNaighton for being himself; Ben Wie Shop Class grade 8....still amazed no one was killed

Comments:

Married to Gerry Boon, ( John Rennie, '76) for 25 happy years ( Her 17, me 8). Two sons, Michael 21, and Sean 18. Aging yellow lab by the name of Cosmo. My Folks still hale and hearty in PFDS, Have lived in US since '93, but still am Candadian , with an American passport. Have worked with J&J companies since 1984 and have moved 9 times...hate painting the house....

Email address: acornell@its.jnj.com
Last updated: 2010-01-07 20:43:05

Cathy (Dobrik) Blommesteyn

Current residence: Brockville, Ontario
Occupation: Chief Financial Officer (Self Employed)
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Variety shows, dances and the winter carnivals.

Message for future graduates:

Just be yourself and enjoy high school. Your really true friends will always be there for you.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Lopes-Perera

Website URL: http://www.exclusivepkg.com
Comments:

I have been married to Rodney (Ron) Blommesteyn for 32 years (who also atteneded PCHS) and we have 5 childern (2 boys and 3 girls).
I would love to hear from former 1975 grads.

Email address: cablomm@hotmail.com
Last updated: 2011-12-21 12:38:05

Jode (Doherty) Morgan

Current residence: Stuart Island, British Columbia
Occupation: Eco-Tourism/Fishing Retreat Owner
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The variety shows, the dances, the fact that school was a safe place to go. The Pit, the plays, the railing gang, I'm sure I had a crush on almost all of the older guys at some time in my high school years...getting caught cheating in biology with J.L.

Favourite teachers:

Lopes Periera, Mr. Bernier

Website URL: http://www.morganslanding.bc.ca
Email address: morgans@morganslanding.bc.ca

Kathy (Elderman) Marsh

Current residence: Burlington, Ontario
Occupation: Communications
Favourite memories of PCHS:

The dances, hanging out at the arena

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy school as long as you can, they really are the best years.

Favourite teachers:

Lopez-Periera, Domani

Email address: fraserpup@hotmail.com
Last updated: 2006-02-06 20:00:28

Susan (Foley) Robert

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Librarian
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

I remember watching the Canada Soviet hockey game in class. I also remember getting to drop math half-way through grade 11 when the teacher finally acknowledged that math and I were never going to be friends.

Message for future graduates:

Don't grow up too fast, enjoy being kids, the responsibilities and the worries and the taxes happen way too soon.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Hudon, Mr. Cato, Miss Eakins and Mr. McDevitt

Comments:

Would love to hear from some of my old friends.

Email address: lilibetone@yahoo.ca
Last updated: 2011-12-21 12:42:58

Tali Fostaty

Current residence: Toronto, Ontario
Occupation: Wine consultant
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

I remember the railing gang. And having lots of crushes on a lot of girls. Yes GIRLS!

Message for future graduates:

Try not to measure yourselves against your fellow students. By this I mean, don't aim to be 'the most beautiful' or 'the smartest' in high school. This will come with time. You've got tons of time after high school to bloom to your fullest. Good luck and have fun.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Lopes-Perera (a very kind soul)

Comments:

I'm thankful that I'm not in high school now.

Email address: natalia@fostatygroup.ca
Last updated: 2007-09-10

Edward Garabed

Occupation: Regulatory Affair
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

University of Montreal

Email address: edgarabed@gmail.com
Last updated: 2011-12-21 12:41:29

Edward Garabed

Current residence: Montreal
Occupation: Regulatory Affairs Manager
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

University of Montreal

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Lopez Periera

Email address: edgar@netcan.com

Rick Grant

Email address: rick.grant@chrobinson.com

Julie (Jankowski) Barrett

Current residence: Newfoundland
Occupation: Team Lead, CAD Team, #1 Mom
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The times and talks with Fr. Joe. Trails End Camp. The winter carnivals. What a blast we had.

Message for future graduates:

Take your time to make decisions which will determine your future. Be your own person and make decisions for your own reasons, not someone else's.

Comments:

Now as I raise 2 teenagers, I see the trials and tribulations we went throw and put our parents throw. It is not easy (then or now).

Email address: julie.barrett@agra.com

Peter Kobayashi

Current residence: Toronto, Ontario
Occupation: Corporate Real Estate
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Acadia University
University of Western Ontario (MBA)

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Laying a beating on Holy Names High School on "Reach for the Top". Ending Lindsay Place's two year winning streak (wrestling).

Favourite teachers:

Udo Buechner

Email address: peter.kobayashi@sympatico.ca

John Kopacka

Current residence: Burlington, Ontario
Occupation: Transit operator
Favourite memories of PCHS:

When 50's day would come around. Acting in the play Rogues Trial.

Message for future graduates:

Stay in touch with friends from the past.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Morrison, Mr. McNaught, Mr. Long

Comments:

I'm 44 and still single. I don't know if that's a good thing but people say I'm lucky not to be married. Sometimes it feels good and other times it doesn't.

Patricia Lawrence

Current residence: Pierrefonds, Quebec
Occupation: Adminstration/Secretary/Mom
CEGEPs attended:

O'Sullivan Secretarial College
Dawson College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

I loved high school. I was a social butterfly - thought it was my job to make sure everyone was having a good time at school. The railing gang (most of the time I just watched them but occasionally joined in). The huge rocks beyond the swamps in the back of the school where we would eat lunch sometimes. Crossing over to the french side to catch my bus only to be stopped by french picket lines!! The student assemblies and hanging out in Fr. Joe's office. My children are attending PCHS now - go figure!!

Message for future graduates:

Being a social butterfly is great - but when you leave high school everyone knows of you but no one really knows you - keep in touch with your past for they sometimes are your future. Make sure classmates who sign your yearbook sign their last name - otherwise years from now you'll have no idea who it is! Remember that it can up to ten years to become an overnight success!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Domani, Mr. Lopez Periera

Comments:

Thanks so much for pulling this site together. It brought much laughter and tears reading all the bios. Thanks.

Email address: lawbrown@videotron.ca

Laurel Leduc

Current residence: Dorval, Quebec
Occupation: Administration
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Going to Trail's End Camp with the Father Joe and the gang, Variety Shows and The Fonzerelli's, and most especially the inside door of Dayle Duperron's locker. ;) Playing on the girl's hockey team for a year.

Message for future graduates:

Seize every opportunity you can and soak up the experience, because you never know when in life that knowledge will be needed.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Hudon, Miss Taylor, Mr. Cato

Email address: duchessofdorval@hotmail.com
Last updated: 2018-11-13 13:19:01

Denis LeVasseur

Current residence: Montreal
Occupation: Chartered accountant
Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Spending time with friends at lunch time in the cafeteria, being part of the basketball team, ski trips.

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy it while it lasts. You should realize that high school represents a very small part of your life (in terms of years) but it has such an impact on your future.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Hudon
Shane Rathburn
many many more

Email address: dlevasseur@powercor.com

Helder (Herb) Lopes

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Engineering manager
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Dances, the smoking room, Chez Lulu's, miscellanaous mayhem.

Message for future graduates:

You will do it your way, anyways, but common sense might get you through most of it unscathed.

Favourite teachers:

McNaught

Email address: dh.lopes@sympatico.ca

David Mainville

Current residence: Toronto, Ontario
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
Vanier College

Message for future graduates:

My advice to today's students. Don't let high school (as with life) pass you by. Participate, get involved, stretch yourself and make the most of the time you spend there. It will make it easier to remember when you get to be in your 40s. I wish I had!

Favourite teachers:

Dr. Macleod

ICQ number: 16461347
Comments:

Hi everyone,

PCHS? How many lifetimes ago was that? It sometimes seems that my memories of high school are more like the recollection of a story I read as a youth. About a character I could relate to, yet someone different from myself.

I'd like the opportunity to connect with some of the characters of my past. I currently live in Toronto where I am a partner in an IT consulting firm. It's an interesting profession as I get to interact with lots of different people and
companies. I have a ten year old son and am active with scouting...mainly as an excuse to get him hooked on camping!

Hope everyone is happy!

David

Email address: David.mainville@sympatico.ca

Alain Mercier

Current residence: Beaconsfield, Quebec
Occupation: President
Universities attended:

University of New Brunswick
Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Very many to chose from but greem beer at Glen Mountain, The Rogues Trial, playing guitar with a few people (esp. the Old Man) and of course a group of great friends.

Message for future graduates:

School is like going on a vacation - it is always too short at the end - so embrace the experience and enjoy it while it lasts.

Favourite teachers:

Lorraine Taylor
Madame Monbleau
Shane Rathburn

Email address: armercier@videotron.ca
Last updated: 2005-11-17 08:00:11

Helen (Merkis) Stewart

Current residence: Burlington, Ontario
Occupation: Administration
MSN Messenger ID: helshu@hotmail.com
Comments:

I'd love to hear from any of my fellow PCHS classmates!

Email address: helshu@hotmail.com
Last updated: 2005-09-29 11:50:14

Robert 'Bobby' Milne

Current residence: Toronto
Occupation: Pharmaceuticals
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

University of Guelph

Favourite teachers:

My French teacher - Miss ????

Yahoo! Messenger ID: milnerobert@yahoo.ca
Comments:

Welcome old classmates! Drop me a line.

Email address: milnerobert@yahoo.ca
Last updated: 2005-09-30 09:27:38

Bill Moriarty

Current residence: Owen Sound, Ontario
Occupation: Senior Design Engineer
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

St. Francis Xavier University
Technical University of Nova Scotia

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Graduating was one of them. I enjoyed use of the gym during lunch and the impromptu volleyball games we had. Winter Carnival 1972, 73, 74 & 75 was great. Shane Rathburn, Rocky Shea, Mike Landry and Skip Rochette, the "Greasers". "Shake Baby Shake !!!" Tossing people into the swamp. Running through the swamp during gym class.

Message for future graduates:

Find out what you want to do and DO IT !!! Don't let others sway your decisions. Do what YOU want to do. Watch the alcohol consumption in University. Bad habits are hard to break. Money isn't everything, experiences are though. If a teacher appears not to like you and/or gives you a rough time, don't take it personally. They may be trying to teach you something.

Favourite teachers:

Shane Rathburn
Udo Buechner
John Hemens

Email address: west.moriarty@bmts.com

Wayne Pagani

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Program Coordinator - Federal Halfway House
Universities attended:

University of New Brunswick

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Of all the great memories of P.C. without a doubt my fondest will always be West Side Story & all the wonderful folks who contributed to making it such a magical experience. The audition in particular stand out (Al and I singing - now that was a sight... er noise) After that what little my memory retains include: handball Tourni'swith Mr. Buchner, three great football seasons,hanging out with a great bunch of friends, the Grad committee and Grad Dance.

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy the time you have at P.C. now, make the most of it. Before you know it, all you'll have are the memories, so now's when you get to make them great memories...

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Carrie
Miss Taylor
Mr. Buechner

Email address: carol.wayne@sympatico.ca

Diane Poulin

Current residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation: Journalist and strategic communications
CEGEPs attended:

Vanier College

Universities attended:

Concordia University (BA)
University of Winnipeg (management diploma)

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The "Voice" newspaper, the woods all around, the guys playing guitar

Favourite teachers:

Cato, Hudon

Email address: dianepo@shaw.ca
Last updated: 2016-04-30

Nina Prudhomme

Current residence: Burlington, Ontario
Occupation: Creative Director
CEGEPs attended:

Sheridan College
Seneca College

Universities attended:

McMaster University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Going to the Fort, going for coffee, and chatting with friends.

Favourite teachers:

I had a few

Email address: fyrewolf19@cogeco.ca

Susan (Roy) Mosca

Current residence: Ontario
Occupation: Domestic Goddess
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Sharing French fries with Sheila McGrath and grossing out when she'd put 7up in her Laura Secord pudding!! Variety Shows, Carnival, school trip to Quebec City and then to Ottawa. Laughing with Patti. Admiring Denise's locker. . . Hanging out in the caf with Laurel (Laupie), Dayle and Gail. I think all my favorite memories happened at lunch!

Message for future graduates:

It gets better. You'll be amazed.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Panet
Mrs. Hudon
Mr. Travis

Comments:

I've been a goddess for 18 years, have 3 sons and this job never ends! But I'm enjoying it!

Email address: sueroymosca@hotmail.com

Christine (Schoning) Clark

Current residence: Calgary, Alberta
Occupation: Fine artist
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

St. Francis Xavier University

Email address: schoart@shaw.ca
Last updated: 2006-01-31 16:05:07

Darlene (Stamp) Pon

Current residence: Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation: Web and MarComm Manager
CEGEPs attended:

Marianopolis College

Universities attended:

University of Alberta

Favourite memories of PCHS:

This is a hard question after 25 years..off the top of my head:
* Vicki's parents *let* her skip school to go to a Stanley Cup parade... I wanted to be in her family!
* Singing on the bus with the Girls' hockey team.
* Laughing with Gyorgyi over really silly things.
* English class (didn't we have *really* short English teachers?)

Message for future graduates:

You know more than you think you know. Life is good. Enjoy it.

Favourite teachers:

Miss Ekins
(Grade 11 English Teacher - I can't remember his name!)

Comments:

Gyorgyi Kiefer, where are you?

Email address: darlene.pon@gefedmonton.ge.com

Rose Mary (Stubits) Craig

Current residence: Mississauga, Ontario
Occupation: Administrative Assistant, Catholic CurriculumCooperative
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Carleton University
University of Toronto

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Having April Wine do concerts at the school. Who knew they'd get big? And then little?

Message for future graduates:

Stay in school for as long as you can. Convince your parents you MUST take yet another post graduate course. Do it 'til you're at least 30.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Lopez Periera
Ms. Taylor
Ms. Hemmings

Email address: rmpc@idirect.ca

Constance 'Connie' (Wrigley) Wrigley-Thomas

Current residence: Burlington, Ontario
Occupation: Business Owner/Association Executive
CEGEPs attended:

Westview Centennial H.S., Toronto, New Glasgow H.S., Nova Scotia

Universities attended:

St. Francis Xavier University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Well, considering it's been over 30 years since I've been back to PC, I would say that it's a toss-up between learning how to crochet a really long green scarf in grade 8 home economics, sharing a ciggy-butt with five of my closest friends outside the main entrance on a cold winter's day or the mega-mile "Walking for Christians" walkathon.

Seriously though, I do have some fond (however vague) recollections of the 1973 Winter Carnival (and going to my first semi-formal dance), travelling down to the Eastern Townships for a weekend ski/tobogganing trip (I think the Viet Nam war ended that weekend), Roberta Flack singing "Killing Me Softly", spin the bottle, and my friends Bunny (Beatrice) O'Neill, Rosemary Menezes, and a bunch of other really swell people whose names I don't recall.

P.S. I still carry my Baldwin Cartier photo I.D. bus card around.

Message for future graduates:

1. Don't smoke.
2. Study every now and then.
3. Don't goof off in French class. It may come back to haunt you.
4. Write down your friends' names so that you don't forget them in 25 years.
5. Enjoy. Your high school years are just a blip on the ECG screen of your life

Favourite teachers:

Teachers? There were teachers there?

Website URL: http://www.essentient.ca
Comments:

In memory of my childhood friend Bunny O'Neill. I know where you are now.

Email address: constance@essentient.ca

Michael Yellenik

Current residence: Terrasse-Vaudreuil, Quebec
Occupation: IS/IT Manager
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Graduating!

Message for future graduates:

Graduate, so you can get out.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Taylor

Email address: yellenik@hotmail.com
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