Ken Angers

Current residence: Amherstview, Ontario
Occupation: Brink's Canada Ltd.
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My graduating year. It was a good time all around. Placing 3rd in the city of Montreal Track and Field "shot-put" finals.

Message for future graduates:

Decide want you want in life, Focus, then do it. DO NOT place anything above your family life.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Cato, Mr. Beuchner, Mr. Domani

Comments:

Enjoy your high school years, and try not to lose contact with your closest friends.

Email address: k.angers@sympatico.ca

Lyne Arseneau

Current residence: Toronto, Ontario
Occupation: C.A., Personal Financial Planner
CEGEPs attended:

Collège Bois-de-Boulogne

Universities attended:

University of Toronto

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Oh the angst of puberty - I wouldn't go back to that in a million years! I do have good memories though - lunch in the cafeteria, chats with Tracey and Miss Taylor after English class, the yearbook office, hanging around the lockers...I remember friendships mostly - but I know I also learned so much. Finding this web site has taken me down memory lane - I'm looking forward to the reunion!

Favourite teachers:

Miss Taylor, Mr. Barrett, Mr. Cato

Email address: lnarseneau@aol.com

Brian Barry

Current residence: Camrose, Alberta
Occupation: Enrollment Representative RESP's
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Friends, rock n roll, dating

Message for future graduates:

Get through school, funnest part of life and use sunscreen

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Cato

Email address: brianbarry1@yahoo.com

Tom Bindon

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Lobbyist, marketing
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My friends

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Weinberg, Mr. Buechner, Mr. Toohey

Email address: tbindon@istar.ca

Steve Boileau

Current residence: Kanata, Ontario
Occupation: Self-employed computer & web design
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

St Lawrence College
Ryerson University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

This one is easy.... Cynthia Rurak

Message for future graduates:

When I went to school at PC I wasted much of my time on things other than learning. Although I had fun, I wish I would have worked harder in classes and homework. Have fun BUT work hard in school.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Cocciardi (math), Mr. Eustace (English), Miss Paquette (French)

ICQ number: 2745866
Comments:

Thanks for this web site. I'm disappointed there was no reunion for the class of 76. If there was I did not hear of it.

Email address: snboileau@sympatico.ca

Paul Boivin

Email address: jpboivin@sympatico.ca

Doug Butcher

Current residence: Winnipeg
Occupation: VP and Director of Operations
Universities attended:

University of Winnipeg

Favourite memories of PCHS:

How nothing worked the first year it was opened

Email address: jd_butcher@hotmail.com

Linda Button

Current residence: Saskatchewan
Occupation: CEO of Caleighs Crystals
CEGEPs attended:

Lasalle College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Music class

Message for future graduates:

Work hard... set your goals high and believe in yourself. You can achieve it if you believe it!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Waters, Doc Samuels

Email address: caleighscrystals@myaccess.ca
Last updated: 2016-04-30

Ed Callery

Current residence: Kanata, Ontario
Occupation: Quality Assurance Engineer
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Algonquin College
Carleton University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The best memories where of the friends that I met throughout the years, fast cars and the great looking girls (women).

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy your life and the pleasures they bring each day, at the same time study/work hard for you and you alone will decide your future!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Denis Cato, Ms. Nancy Wolfe, Mr. Brian Barret

Comments:

Married for 21 years To a beautiful wife (Nancy) with two boys 18 and 15. Would love to hear from any PCHS 76'ers. Also has there ever been a reunion for our class and had anybody ever bothered to get our yearbook!

Email address: edward.callery@nokia.com

Jamie Condie

Current residence: Oakville
Occupation: V.P. Sales
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The Ski club trips and the friends that I made.

Message for future graduates:

Common sense is not "common". Don't look too long for the keys to happiness and success, you already have them.

Favourite teachers:

Mme. Paquette

Email address: jcondie@jamiesonvitamins.com

Richard Dabkowski

Current residence: Cambridge, Ontario
Occupation: Director of maintenance (AllCanada Express Ltd.)
CEGEPs attended:

Confederation College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Going north with Eustace to Lac Du Cerf.

Message for future graduates:

Don't let this time pass without really taking notes.

Email address: richard@southwestaviationgroup.com

Robert "Bob" Dashney

Current residence: Calgary, Alberta
Occupation: Self Employed
ICQ number: 11029013
Email address: dashniuk@shaw.wave.ca

Silvana (De Gregorio) LaBate

Current residence: Pompano Beach, Florida
Occupation: Bookkeeper/Legal Asst
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Carnival Week was always fun. The sock hops & great friends.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. McNaught & Mr. Carrier

Comments:

I haved lived in Florida for 22 years, no children
I am married to an immigration attorney and I also work in the law office part time.

Email address: silvanadlabate@gmail.com

Sue Doherty

Current residence: Brampton, Ontario
Occupation: Financial Services Officer
Favourite memories of PCHS:

It would have to be all the great times I had with my friends, some of whom I still keep in touch with.

Comments:

I can't wait for the reunion!

Email address: suedoherty@sympatico.ca

Michael "Mike" Dunne

Current residence: Ottawa
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Carleton University

Website URL: http://www.mrinterlok.com
Email address: dunne@cyberus.ca

Scott Duperron

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Chief Information Officer / Canadian Red Cross
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Message for future graduates:

All things will come to pass. Smiling yet? This might seem like an odd/negatively slanted message but I do mean it quite literally. Abstaining from using tired clichés that you always hear old people (like myself) say, I will try to convey a truism that perhaps you can think about: Everything Matters! If you take this as fact then the way you view your world will change. Take it all in, be curious, reflect. Try to live by the axiom that teenagers espouse...REALLY be non-judgmental. Do things like you mean it. Laugh your asses off. Oops, what happened. is it my birthday again?

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Cato, Mr. McDougall, Mr. Buechner

Email address: scott.duperron@redcross.ca

L. Marcel Dupras

Current residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation: Military Policeman
Message for future graduates:

Don't give up, there is light at the end of the tunnel

Favourite teachers:

Richard Campeau (Math)

Comments:

Used to go to PCHS when they had a franco side

Email address: dupras@platinum.ca

Norm Dutcher

Current residence: Scarborough
Occupation: Tech Rep - Olympus America
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Sports, music, and friends.

Email address: norm.dutcher@olympus.com

Jamie Emblem

Current residence: Maine
Occupation: Fire Fighter
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Southern Maine

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Hanging out with friends

Email address: Colt200@hotmail.com

Deborah (Debbie) Ferdinand

Current residence: Pincourt, Quebec
Occupation: Sales rep
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

There are so many all involving some sort of practical joke from the pond (where you knew if you went too close you would be help in) where the playing field is now to falling off Mount Royal on grad night- oh yeah.

Message for future graduates:

Fooling around is fun for now, but hard work and staying focused will take you all the way.

Favourite teachers:

Mr Cato, Mr. Lopes Periera

Comments:

I would love to hear from the class of 76. I am in touch with quite a few grads and would like to know about the others.

Email address: deborah.ferdinand@future.ca

Patricia Foley

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Unemployed single mom desperately seeking work :-)
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

I loved Father Joe's office. A great place to play hookey :-) I remember Rory's walkout in support of the Teachers, we felt so empowered. There were so many things, the slave auctions, the sock hops - remember those socks with toes? Winter Carnival was always a great time.

Message for future graduates:

This too shall pass.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Lopes-Perriera, Miss Wolfe, Mr. McDougall - The Laugh that Rang through the school

Comments:

I would love to hear from any of the graduates from this first full five year PC graduating class.

Email address: pfoley@cae.com

Cathy (Garbacz) Jowett

Current residence: Cambridge, Ontario
Occupation: Customer Service Representive
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Smoking in the chick's bathroom,(blush) and all the horsing around in class. (you guys were really funny) All the great necking parties we organized in everyone basement from school, it's a wonder we ever learned anything. The 1972 Canada/Russia hockey playoffs that they let us watch in the divider classroom where we usually had English. Mr. Pellegrino's business math class, and the way all the guys had the hots for sexy English teacher (Miss Wolf).

Message for future graduates:

We lived in an era that has not repeated itself, I'm sure. The best advice I might give is to stick school out, because I didn't, and although I eventually got my high school leaving, I do so regret not being there that last year and a half. Cherish your friendships, you will not match those in later life.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Eustice, Mr. Peligrino, Mrs. Schoefield

ICQ number: 61998185
Email address: jowettcathy@hotmail.com

John Gartner

Current residence: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Occupation: Geologist
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
McGill University

Email address: jgartner@newnorth.net

Dave Gignac

Current residence: Surrey, B.C.
Occupation: Retired
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Walking into typing class with Lysle Knox singing "Me and Mrs. Jones"

Message for future graduates:

You'll find that your education comes in handy in the strangest places so pay attention! and Don't skip classes it will go on your PERMANENT record.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Jones, Mr. Eustace, Mr. Kahn

Email address: daverhonda@shaw.ca

Gail Gilligan

Current residence: Pierrefonds
Occupation: Special Ed. Tech
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

I arrived in Feb. of Grade 9 and was quite lost. By graduation hung out with Debbie Ferdinand, Dick M. Brian Phillips, Judy Morrision. Concerts in the auditorium and caf.(Mahogany Rush). Trying out for West Side Story and bombing. Seeing Father Joe kiss ? on stage in the play "Young Yankee in King Arthur's Court." Going to John Avery's party and listening to Zeppelin all night long. Riding around with Dick in his parents Mercedes and getting free cigarettes. Coolbrook dances and slow dancing to Bread!

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy the freedom you have now and don't take yourself too seriously.

Favourite teachers:

Loved Mr. Diorio (I was in the "psychology group") he put together. Mr. Colbeck, and Lopes-Perriera, Biology

Comments:

I've been married for 28 years and have 2 sons, 18 and 15. Worked for 15 years for a portfolio management company, stayed home for 10 then started a different career integrating special needs students into regular classrooms. Working for the Lester B. Pearson School Board I get to attend conferences all the time at PCHS... always brings back memories.

Email address: ggilligan@info-base.ca

Rick Gingras

Current residence: Ajax, Ontario
Occupation: Production Manager Ad Agency
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
George Brown College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My fondest memory of PC was hanging around with a great bunch of friends in and out of classes. I had 5 fun years, parties, dances, dating and field trips - lots of fond memories!

Message for future graduates:

Have fun and laugh lots in what ever you choose to do with the rest of your life, Be Happy thats what really counts.

Favourite teachers:

Mr Eustace, Mr. Asconi, Miss Wolfe

Comments:

I heard of the PCHS site from JoDee (Joron) Ferdinand,(great idea) I think it would be great to hear from the fine folks I went to good old PCHS with.

Email address: Rgingras@Capin.com

Roxanne Catherine (Greene) Millington

Current residence: Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
Occupation: Secretary To Executive Director - Fisherman's Cove - Eastern Passage, NS
Favourite memories of PCHS:

I was on the Honour Roll in May/June 75 and was able to participate in the graduating ceremonies of the class of 75. I was a member of the class of 76, the only class to start when the school first opened in September 71 and graduate in June 76. I have so many memories of the school. I remember when it was basically illegal to cross the cafe line and go to the french side of the school. If you did, and survived, it was an accomplishment. Me and my friends would do it just for the hell of it and hope to live to talk about it! Is the school still 1/2 French and 1/2 English? I've heard that they built a new French school and now PCHS is all English now. Is this true? (Yep -Ed.)
I do remember getting a week or so off school because of the flooding of Pierrefonds Blvd. back in the early 70's. Did they ever fix that? I remember hearing about guys in boats actually catching fish in their boats. Not that I'd actually eat any of them. I'll also always remember the great smoked meat sandwiches in Montreal, especially since I now live in Nova Scotia, the fishing capital of eastern Canada. FISH, FISH, FISH, but I still love it too. But, you can't beat a Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich. For me, it was great to be off school for a few days. I'm now living in Nova Scotia. I'm married with two daughters aged 10 and 8. I'd love to get in contact with some of my fellow graduating students of 1976. I could even give them some information concerning Tannis Storsater, who graduated the same year, and whom I have kept in contact with. She is now in Germany, as of Apr 99. Please let me know if anyone ever gets a reunion together! I'd love to be there! As they say, "YOU DON'T GET OLDER, YOU JUST GET BETTER! (I'll always remember Mark Percival!)

Message for future graduates:

Keep Up the great work! If I did it, anyone can do it!

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Marie Wolffs, Mr. Petrocelli

Comments:

Please inform me of any reunions or any information about the school at all. I have very fond memories and would love to hear any stories.

Email address: roxstan@sprint.ca

Barbara Hillenaar

Current residence: Oakville, Ontario
Occupation: Mother of 3
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Good friends, many of whom are still good friends after 25 years!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Carrie, Mr. Weinberg

Comments:

Married for 10 years, two boys 8 and 3, one girl, 5.

Email address: bertrari@sympatico.ca

Lori (Hyland) MacDonald

Current residence: Nepean, Ontario
Occupation: Teacher
CEGEPs attended:

Vanier College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
University of Ottawa

Favourite memories of PCHS:

I will always remember my great friends, the caf, the sock hops, and running to class trying not to be late. Meeting at the lockers to get the latest scoop will stay with me forever as will, assemblies in the auditorium, and our grad. We had such a riot at the Kon Tiki. I will remember Elton John, the Beach Boys and of course The Best of Bread.

Message for future graduates:

Stay in school as long as you can. It opens so many doors for you. You make great friends, you acquire knowledge and you decide what you will do with your life. Work hard, laugh a lot and keep focussed on your goals. You will achieve what you set out to, count on your friends, they will inspire you. Your teachers are your allies, they will help you to achieve.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Lummis, Mr. Eustace, Miss Taylor

Comments:

I am currently married, with 3 sons, living in Ottawa. I worked for Bell Canada for 16 years, the last 10 as a Human Resource Professional, retiring in 1998. I stayed home to spend more time with my kids only to find myself back at University to become a teacher.

Email address: lorimacdonald@sympatico.ca

Jasmine (Joly) Dumont

Current residence: Roxboro, Quebec
Occupation: Nurse Consultant / Marketing associate
CEGEPs attended:

Vanier College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Lots of friends, being part of the gymnastic team, dances, first real boyfriend... what can I say, I only have good memories of that time.

Message for future graduates:

Hang in there, give it all you've got... you'll see it will be all worth it.

Comments:

Hope the reunion plans work out, it would be lots of fun to see who I can still recognize after 25 years...

Email address: jjoly@istar.ca

JoDee (Joron) Ferdinand

Current residence: Arnprior
Occupation: Teacher of the Deaf
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The issue of the North Shore News the had ousted the senior Trojans football team from the front page and instead focussed on the girls football teams win over Riverdale.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Hemens

Email address: ferdinandfamily@hotmail.com

Suzanne (Kopacka) Arseneau

Current residence: Oakville, Ontario
Occupation: Air export Co-ordinator / Mother of 4
Email address: suzanne.arseneau@ca.danzas.com

Jane Lewis

Current residence: Calgary, Alberta
Occupation: Executive Assistant
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
Modern Business College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

friends....school dances...firsts...getting in, getting out...hard to think back and pinpoint just one favorite...mostly memories of friends and hanging out in the cafeteria...wish i had kept in touch...looking forward to reunion.

Email address: jane_lewis@transalta.com

Linda Lewis

Current residence: Calgary, Alberta
Occupation: Vice-President (Commercial Energy Insurance)
Favourite memories of PCHS:

A wild rebellious time. Although I didn't graduate at PCHS - the few years that I spent there and most importantly, the friends and memories, figure prominently. Since then I've travelled extensively, grew up a lot (better late than never!), have a beautiful daughter and have met the man of my dreams - guess I'm happy! Looking forward to attending the Reunion!

Message for future graduates:

If you don't like something, change it - if you can't change it, change your attitude.

Email address: linda.jefferies@home.com

Wendy Linton

Current residence: Pierrefonds, Quebec
Occupation: Vessel Management Co-ord.
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Good laughs with Gr8 friends, Donna Bertrand, Sandra Miron, Linda Cook, Maroline McCabe, Lizette, Brady Buller, Laura Leduc, Carole Dumay. Still in touch with Caroline and Sandra Valere, who live in England now. I have visited them a few times in England. Went to Caroline's wedding years back. Remember many names on the school roster.

Message for future graduates:

Be true to yourself and your dreams. Don't be swayed by the tides of school daze. Live your life to the fullest.

Favourite teachers:

Chris Eustace (one cool dude), Dennis Cato (Economics and the World!)

Comments:

Looking forward to 25th year school reunion.

Email address: wendy.linton@canmar.com

Mary (London) Fraser

Current residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation: Investment Advisor
CEGEPs attended:

Université de Montréal (HEC)

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Ouf.... with all the fun I had - and the mischief I caused - it's a small wonder I ever made it out alive...!! The non-stop laughter, skipping a class and then spending the whole time hiding behind lockers so I wouldn't be discovered... forging notes (and getting caught 9 times out of 10)... Wow, 25 years later... and I am STILL in awe. (Oh, and worthy of mention - I no longer forge notes!)

Message for future graduates:

All I can say is... if MY kids think THEY are gonna get away with a FRACTION of the stuff I got away with... have I got news for THEM!!!

Favourite teachers:

Pelegrino (ahhh... blush), Stevens (blush), Eustace (yep - blush again)

Comments:

I've been in Vancouver since 1981, but my husband works for Air Canada so I visit Montreal often... I'm still in touch with Elaine Arsenault & Helen Donachey... I know Donna Demers lives in DDO, and I'm hoping to contact her soon... but - sniff - I lost Louise Allan. (Have you seen her?) I'm hoping to track her down prior to the reunion..... !!

Email address: CestMoiMarie@aol.com

Karl Manduik

Current residence: Lasalle, Quebec
Occupation: President (CEO) KNP Matrixx
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

I don't have just one fondest memory.....but, the best memories I carry with me today are just all the faces I remember and all the people I had met and made long friends with. I remember the Flood, the student walkout in support of the teachers (HeeHee), Shultz the guard, Winter Carnivals, all the Sock Hops... just too many memories. Just coming to this page brings all the memories back.

Message for future graduates:

These will be some of the best years of your life.... use them well..

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Landry, Mr. Asconi

Email address: kmanduik@hotmail.com

Peter Martell

Current residence: Ajax, Ontario
Occupation: Centrex Group, Bell Canada
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The ski trip to Davos where Mr. Oss led us down the streets of Davos looking for an open pizza parlor only to end up at a dead end brick wall. We were loud and proud Canadians singing "O Canada" at the top of our lungs to a sleepy mountain community. Forgive us please Davos.

Message for future graduates:

Never give up. Apply yourself. Now is the time to set your lives on the right course. Father Sullivan told us the journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. It is all so true. If you can dream it, you can do it. Last but certainly not least remember that life is the school where they give the test and then teach you the lesson.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Asconi, Mr. Cato, Mr. Vincent

Comments:

Smile, damn it, smile.... :)

Email address: peter_sylvia.martell@sympatico.ca

Rhona (McCallum) Lichtenwald

Current residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation: Lawyer and mother of 2 daughters
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
University of British Columbia

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Many fond memories - some stroke of scheduling luck granted me senior lunch while still a junior which enabled me to access the senior's smoking lounge - talk about cool (thankfully I quit in 1992 - west coasters can't believe we had a smoking lounge). Laughing and giggling with girlfriends in classes to the point of hysterics - gals such as Tina Beaulieu, Pam LeBlanc, Bobbie Burke, etc. Beating Riverdale at girls' football, dances, PCHS Ski Club, variety shows (did I really play "Stairway to Heaven" on the piano?), the list goes on... Coming up with creative ways of getting out of class without "really" skipping. Taking as many history and English classes as possible to avoid science courses at all costs (which my engineering type husband shakes his head at). It sure was fun (or at least my memory is telling me it was).

Message for future graduates:

While nothing we say will make an ounce of difference, if it did, I would say to make sure to continue your education. Give yourself time to have fun, but keep it in balance.

Favourite teachers:

All of the history teachers - Wendell McDougall, Dennis Cato, Kathy Panet, Miss Wolfe, Mr. Buchner

Website URL: http://www.collaborativedivorcebc.org
Comments:

I moved to Vancouver in 1984, went to law school and have been practicing family law for 11 years. I am married to Ron and have 2 wonderful daughters, Grace, almost 7 and Natalie, age 4. I have my own law practice and work 3 days per week. I'm trained in a new process called "Collaborative Separation & Divorce" and you can see about it on the website. My family is all on the "wet coast". My parents live in White Rock (35 miles south of Vancouver) and my siblings are all out here. Life is great. I'm thrilled about the reunion and am hoping to attend. I love re-connecting with so many
friends.

Email address: rhona.lichtenwald@shaw.ca

Rick McCendie

Current residence: Aylmer, Quebec
Occupation: Supervising Psychologist at Children's Mental Health Centre
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Carleton University
University of Ottawa

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Friends, parties, dances, badminton practice early each morning and Teresa.

Message for future graduates:

Watch out, the next 25 years go by like a flash!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Buechner
Mr. Hemens

Comments:

Thanks to all the organizers of the 25th reunion!

Email address: rickmcc@magma.ca

Cathy (McDonald) Hunt

Current residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation: Finacial office assistant
CEGEPs attended:

Dawson College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Our volleyball games, and the early morning games of basketball against the boys.

Message for future graduates:

Never stop learning.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Loomis

Comments:

I want to hear where my class mates are and what they are up to.

Email address: chunt@uwinnipeg.ca

Rory McRandall

Current residence: Bancroft, Ontario
Occupation: Property Manager
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Being elected Senior Vice-President of the student council for grade 11 (see My REAL Favourite Memory posting in Class of 76 bulletin board if you want more details). Also the way I was treated by my former classmates after being expelled for starting the the riot in our last year was pretty cool.

Message for future graduates:

It may sound trite, but: "Don't worry, be happy." I like Simon Romano's advice to try your best, also.

Favourite teachers:

Miss Eakins (don't remember her married name), Mr. Udo Buechner, Mr. Louis Stevens

Comments:

PCHS was NOT a good school when I went to it (poorly administered). However, in spite of the shortcomings it had good faculty members and good kids attending. I'm sure many graduates have gone on to great success, however they define it, in spite of everything.

Email address: rorymcrandall@yahoo.ca
Last updated: 2011-12-21 12:42:51

Rory McRandall

Current residence: Bancroft, Ontario
Occupation: Property Manager
Favourite memories of PCHS:

My most vivid memories from the PCHS years include writing critical articles of the administration for the school newspaper (The Voice), running for student council and winning, holding the walkout in my graduating year and getting expelled for it (dozens of walkouts in Montreal that year, myself and one other PCHS student were the only ones expelled to my knowledge). In retrospect it seems I spent most of the 5 years as the foil to Mr. Oss (who hated my entire family), skipping and wasting time. I had a bad attitude towards education at the time.

Message for future graduates:

"To thine own self be true." William Shakespeare.

Favourite teachers:

Ms. Eakins
Ms. Barrett
Mr. (Udo) Buchner
Mr. Weinberger
Mr. Stevens
Mr. Pellegrino

Email address: rorymcrandall@yahoo.ca
Last updated: 2011-12-21 12:33:14

Richard "Dick" Messier

Current residence: Wellington County, Ontario
Occupation: Counsellor
Universities attended:

St. Francis Xavier University
McMaster University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

I'm not sure I call them memories as much as vague recollections (hell most of the next days were bleary in grade 10-11). My warmest thoughts are of Cathy G. and Rona Mc. Reading ancient Greek poetry in Mr. Cato's class. The inspiration that was Mr. MacDougall -- you may not want to take credit for some of the wackier episodes but I still have the acknowledgment from the QATH conference, Thanks. Gees this is so cool-I hardly remember the head soaks in the washroom guys. I have the goofiest picture of a group of us in my parents backyard before the grad (I will bring copies with me).

Message for future graduates:

The tougher moments are the ones that will teach you. the good moments are the ones you should remember. Be true to yourself. Whenever you think that PCHS has never seen one like you before -- remember we were there too.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. MacDougall, Mr. McNaught, Mr. Cato

Comments:

My first thought when I found out about the reunion was a cynical "no way" -- after seeing the names I realized it could be a hoot. Go for It!!!

Email address: rmessier@golden.net

Sandra Miron

Current residence: St. Lazare, Quebec
Occupation: Teacher, mother of three
CEGEPs attended:

Vanier College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The swamp and freaking out the French teacher by bringing snakes into class. All of my friends on both the English and the French sides of the school, which means that I spent a lot of time crossing the invisible barrier. Rory getting the boot for inciting students to join the teacher's strike...

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Eustace

Comments:

Has anyone begun organizing the 25th year reunion? Is anyone interested in doing so?
I'm still in contact with Donna Bertrand

Email address: smiron2000@yahoo.com

Brad Munro

Current residence: Unionville, Ontario
Occupation: Director of Marketing
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
Queen's University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

That's a tough one. Soooo many laughs and people you meet. Life also seemed so serious when you were 16 and thought you had the world by the tail. The toughest memory was probably trying to play football weighing in at 75lbs soaking wet and trying to stay alive as Malekos & Dobric used me as blocking bag. Got smart quick and turned to a sport suited to more slimmer builds - Squash!

Message for future graduates:

Eat your wheaties! Have fun while you're there, you only get one go around. Follow your passions in life and don't be afraid to try new things. Live Life Large!

Favourite teachers:

P. Brunneau, U. Buechner, C. Eustace

Email address: bmunro@mobility.com

Jody Nassr

Current residence: Chelsea, Quebec
Occupation: Professor/Writer/Mother of three!
Universities attended:

Carleton University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Finally being in Grade 11--the big cheeses! Oh yeah, and becoming friends with Pam LeBlanc, the funniest person on the planet.

Message for future graduates:

It's all too easy to drift and let things happen as they may. That may be romantic, but the truth is, you turn 40 before you know it and suddenly you realize that you still don't know what you want to be when you grow up...Think about what you love to do and what you are good at doing. Ask yourself how you can turn it into a career. Find people who do it or who are in the field and get their advice/help. And start moving in that direction. Be true to yourself, and be prepared to work hard. Happiness will come to you, and you will shine. Oh, and don't forget to also do the things that make you laugh and feel good about yourself, whether or not they end up "career" moves. Let's be realistic-life is WAY more than jobs, jobs, jobs. Never stop learning, never stop listening, and have kids - they're the best thing that's ever happened to me.

Favourite teachers:

Lopes-Pereira, but I didn't know it,. then.

Comments:

What a great idea this web site is, especially in light of the fact that the class of '76 was too traumatized to have an actual reunion.... jess kiddin'! Hey friends and ex-classmates, send me an e-mail. I'd love to get in touch. I am still in touch with Wendy St.-Cyr, Sarah Pennington and Pam LeBlanc.

Email address: jlnassr@netcom.ca

Dave O'Farrell

Current residence: St-Hubert, Quebec
Occupation: Engineering Manager
CEGEPs attended:

Marianopolis College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Rathburn, Mr. Bernier

Email address: dofarrell@sympatico.ca

Michael O'Keefe

Current residence: Ottawa
Occupation: Senior Policy Advisor, Privy Council Office
CEGEPs attended:

Vanier College

Universities attended:

McGill, Joint Honours History Political Science

Concordia, Masters in Public Policy and Public Administration

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Getting out

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Cato

Email address: (hidden)
Last updated: 2010-01-07 20:39:58

Terry O'Shaughnessy

Current residence: Hong Kong
Occupation: Writer
CEGEPs attended:

Marianopolis College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My fondest memory of PCHS is of the friends I had there. Other fond memories include: lunch hour in the cafeteria, Mr. Cato saying that three weeks in England would be far more educational than three weeks in school, Mr. MacDougall's laugh, Miss Wolfe's fabulous clothes and the exotic information that she had been a ballet dancer, the hilarious fact that our field trips were always to the War Museum in Ottawa (remember the tilted World War Two room?) or Upper Canada Village, and April Wine in the school auditorium. My non-fondest memory is, of course, hanging from the bar in the gym during the Canada Fitness Test every year.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Cato, Mr. MacDougall, Miss Wolfe

Email address: terryos@netvigator.com

Eva (Olenocin) Proft

Email address: e.proft@comcast.net

Eva (Olenocin) Proft

Current residence: Denver, Colorado
Occupation: Quality Manager
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Hanging out with Deb Ferdinand, Dick Messier, Mary London, Fro (Brian Phillips)...and all others, too many to list.

Grad night, Kon Tiki Bar, Mount Royal (Deb Ferdinand falling...)

Sock hops & talent shows. I miss May Wests and Flakies (not sold in the U.S.).

Message for future graduates:

Laugh, stay true to yourself and do what makes you happy.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. McDougall, Ms. Taylor, Mr. Cato

Comments:

Moved to Denver Colorado in 1980. Happily married with 4 amazing kids.

Work for Sun Microsystems and have been in the high tech field since 1989. IF there will be a 30th reunion this year, I will attend - would LOVE to see everyone.

Last updated: 2006-03-16 00:37:30

John Outridge

Current residence: Toronto, Ontario
Occupation: Husband / Father of 3 boys / Sales Manager
Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

There are so many wonderful memories. Football, ski trips, dances, the PT. At the end of the day the best memories are of those people I met in high school, whom I haven't seen in 25+ years and who I still consider my friends.

Message for future graduates:

Learn to enjoy life, because it only gets harder and better.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. McDougall - a laugh I can still hear today., Mr. Buechner

Email address: mcguigan.outridge@sympatico.ca

Bob Parsons

Current residence: Virginia Beach
Occupation: Account Manager
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbot
Northern Alberta institute of Technology

Universities attended:

McGill University
Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

I was only there for a year. It was fun being the "new guy in town"

Email address: rpvbeach@gmail.com
Last updated: 2011-12-21 12:37:05

Darrell Penny

Current residence: Waterloo, Ontario
Occupation: Network Specialist
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The friends I made and the laughter I enjoyed.

Comments:

Have spoke to some about the reunion, looks like it might happen. Hello to all my old classmates/friends.

Email address: Darrell_Penny@Manulife.com

Mark Percival

Current residence: Brossard, Quebec
Occupation: Network Administrator
CEGEPs attended:

Dawson College
John Abbott College

Message for future graduates:

There *is* life after PCHS.

ICQ number: 1655886
Email address: mark.percival@videotron.ca

Pat (Perry) Banning

Current residence: San Diego, California
Occupation: Drama teacher
Universities attended:

Carleton University
University of California, San Diego

Favourite memories of PCHS:

There are so many, but I think most were small moments in time. I remember Rory's mini-revolt ... I felt so radical!

I remember snowball fights while waiting for the buses, my first dance, my first date, arriving at school too early and having to chat with Oscar "the security guard." I used love hanging out in Father Joe's office at lunch. Mainly I loved the variety of people. I was always quiet so I liked watching and listening to others.

Message for future graduates:

Don't sweat the small stuff ... plenty of big stuff is going to come along later. Find something you love to do and then find a way to make living doing it!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Curran, Miss Chevrier, Mr. McNaught

Comments:

I have Andrea Rapp's address in Germany. If you want me to have her contact you, let me know!

Email address: duchess@iol7.com

Steve Pfarrer

Current residence: Dorval, Quebec
Occupation: Technical Designer
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Playing in our High School band, Creeble which was fronted by Dave Desjardins. I couldn't play guitar if life depended on it but it was allot of fun.

Email address: sspfar@videotron.ca
Last updated: 2011-12-21 12:35:50

Ann Robertson

Current residence: Singapore
Occupation: Mother of three ages 14, 11 and 8, volunteer
Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Arriving at this brand new, windowless school as a scared 7th grader, trying to find classes in the technical section of the school. I was lucky to make some wonderful friends, several of whom I still keep in touch with.

Message for future graduates:

Pay attention in math class so your kids aren't smarter than you by 6th grade. Study languages, history and geography—you never know where life's journey will take you

Favourite teachers:

All of my social studies teachers

Email address: quinncanuk@pacific.net.sg

David Robertson

Current residence: Peterborough, Ontario
Occupation: Artist & Administrator
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Playing guitar in the smoking lounge (remember those) with Jerry Zboch and others. Laurie Lamers my first love. My fearsome foursome Bill Deba, Denis Colivas, Mike McHenry and Mike MacIntire. Skipping class.

Message for future graduates:

No they wont listen anyway.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Linden, Mr. Toohey, Mr. McNaught

Comments:

As a 75&76 grad, I hope to make the 25th reunion.

Email address: diviners@nexicom.net

Simon Romano

Current residence: Toronto, Ontario
Occupation: Lawyer
CEGEPs attended:

Marianopolis College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Not fondest, but the most vivid memory was of all the lockers falling down in succession after someone pushed over the first one, and of chairs being thrown over the library into the caf. Lots of great people, too.

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy yourselves, but try your best too.

Favourite teachers:

Ms. Paquette, Brother * (math) (forget his name too), The chubby social sciences history teacher whose name I forget

Comments:

Looking forward to the reunion.....

Email address: sromano@tor.stikeman.com

Frank Salverda

Current residence: Calgary, Alberta
Occupation: Director of Sales
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

University of Alberta

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Playing all sports and the teammates that developed into the friendships,
Also sneaking off to the PT with Steve and Rick in Grade 11.

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy this time in your life , it trully is a great time

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Buchner

Email address: (hidden)
Last updated: 2010-01-07 21:07:47

John Shaw

Current residence: Toronto, Ontario
Occupation: Professor
Favourite memories of PCHS:

There are too many such memories and from this distance no one stands out from the others. The hardest thing was leaving following grade 10. I returned for some of the grad related parties in 76!

Message for future graduates:

Learn what ever where ever. Be flexible. Invest wisely. Don't loose track of your friends!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Campbell, Mr. Weinberg

Email address: shawj@chem-eng.utoronto.ca

Margaret Smith

Current residence: Calgary, Alberta
Occupation: Compensation Consultant
CEGEPs attended:

Vanier College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Wow - too many memories to actually single one out as my fondest. Probably Chez Paul's and the smoking rooms (although I'm happy to say that I quit 12 years ago!)

Standing on the middle section of the stairway between the library and cafeteria thinking we were cool (only in grade 11!)

Among my fondest memories are all the great friendships I had, especially the ones that have remained since graduation.

Message for future graduates:

I have a message, but at 16 most teens won't care about it, because it's not until you are older that you realize the value of high school. My message is to have fun, but try to take the work seriously and get a good education. It really is important, and easier to do when you're there, rather than have to go back when you are older (like I did).

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Toohey, Mr. Asconi, Mr. Lumis

Comments:

I lived in Pierrefonds until 1998, and my daughter attended PC from grade 7 - 9. It was such a hoot to go back there for Parent Teachers, as a parent!! She even had some of the same teachers as I did!

Email address: Minalta@hotmail.com

Mike St-Laurent

Current residence: Baie d'Urfé, Quebec
Occupation: Manager, Market Strategy - Air Canada
CEGEPs attended:

Dawson College
John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Comments:

Happily married for eighteen years, with two kids; a 17 year old daughter and a 12 year old son.

Email address: mikeandsusie@videotron.ca

Helen (Stubits) Edwards

Current residence: Mississauga, Ontario
Occupation: Nursing Project Manager - Hospital for Sick Children
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

York University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Surviving? Just kidding. The parties, the freedom, the fun, the friends. The toll booth set up by some students during the flood, when Pierrefonds Blvd. traffic was re-routed through the school ground (between the school and the gym).

Message for future graduates:

I have a feeling that future grads would pay as much attention to a message from 40 year olds as we would have in 1976!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Eustace, Mr. Lopes-Pereira, Mrs. Hudon

Comments:

Moved to the Toronto area in '81. Now married with an 11 year old daughter and 7 year old son. Life is hectic but great.

Email address: shame@sympatico.ca

Cheryl (Tait) Berard

Current residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation: 911 Operator
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Good friends... parties, dances, football games, musicals, biking, and just hanging out.

Comments:

Married for 17 years, with a girl and boy, 11 and 9.

Email address: andre.berard@can.xerox.com

Christ'l Thys

Current residence: St. Laurent
Occupation: Sr. Media Buyer
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Grade 7: hanging out in library with Pearl, Chris and Mr. Delahantey; Grade 9: my first serious boyfriend, trying to stay out of trouble but stay cool; Grades 10 and 11: hanging out in the smoking room with the "Keep on Trucking" guy painted on the wall. Hanging out, outside in spring and enjoying the tunes from PCHS's radio station blaring out of the speakers, all the winter carnival activities, last day of school.

Message for future graduates:

Have fun, but work hard. No one will motivate you, you have to do it yourself. I wish I had worked harder.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Wolfs, Mr. Pellegrino, Mr. Stevens

Comments:

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the 25th anniversary reunion in May 2001.

Email address: christl.thys@and-adv.com

Kevin Timmons

Current residence: Oakville, Ontario
Occupation: Aircraft Mechanics (Air Canada)
Favourite memories of PCHS:

All the girls. Such beautiful girls

Message for future graduates:

Have fun.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Eustace

Comments:

Keep in touch.

Email address: kevintimmons1@home.com

Richard Valois

Current residence: Chevy Chase, Maryland
Occupation: First Secretary, Canadian Embassy, Washington D.C.
CEGEPs attended:

Vanier College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Great friends and graduation. Some of the surreal moments whenever Alex Domanyi tried to show a movie during geography class...

Email address: richard.valois@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

Carolyn Van Den Bogaard

Current residence: Stouffville, Ontario
Occupation: Teacher
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

York University

Favourite teachers:

Mr. McDougall (history)

Comments:

Happily married with three kids.

Email address: (hidden)
Last updated: 2011-12-21 12:42:40

Peter Wheeland

Current residence: St-Lazare, Quebec
Occupation: Journalist/translator
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
Dawson College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The Library. Ha. ha. Seriously, it was the sock hops in the Caf. Did we really dance in our socks? Good thing there was no such thing as pogo dancing or mosh pits back then.

Message for future graduates:

Don't smoke cigarettes. Tobacco companies are evil death peddlers, so why would you want to contribute to their massive profits?

Favourite teachers:

Almost every English teacher, almost no French teachers.

Email address: wheeland@journalist.com

Stefan Wisniowski

Current residence: Sydney, Australia
Occupation: Management Consultant
CEGEPs attended:

Marianopolis College

Universities attended:

McGill University
University of Western Ontario

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Hanging out in the Yearbook office with Simon, Steve, Anne, Vouli and Martin.

Favourite teachers:

Mr Cato, Mr Eustace

Website URL: http://www.px.com.au
Comments:

Thanks for the website! Is anyone left in Montreal? Let me know when the reunion is so I can book tickets.

Email address: swisniowski@px.com.au

Sandra K. Young

Current residence: Canadian Embassy - Manila, Philippines
Occupation: Attaché/Assistant to the Ambassador
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Special friendships (which I still enjoy) ... chocolate bar drives ... playing in the high school band ... group get-togethers in the cafeteria ... going to McDonald's after a graduation party.

Message for future graduates:

Keep your expectations reasonable; life is richer when even the smallest things are appreciated.

Favourite teachers:

Miss Taylor, Mr. Eustace

Last updated: 2005-10-04 04:18:21

Chris Zboch

Current residence: Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Occupation: Systems Analyst - BCE Emergis
Favourite memories of PCHS:

My fondest memory of PC was watching the policemen have their hats stolen out of their car when they were called to the school for some disturbance.

Favourite teachers:

Nancy Wolfe - made it easy for a 14 yr old to concentrate., Kathy Chevrier/Brian Barrett history teaching team

Comments:

I'm doing the usual - married, with two children and a mortgage (yup, the whole disaster!). Don't see (or can't recognize) many PCers from '76.

Email address: chris.zboch@emergis.com
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