Vance "Hardnose" Alexander

Current residence: Calgary, Alberta
Occupation: Recreation programmer
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Basketball trip to Nova Scotia, dances ending with Stairway to Heaven, and countless hours in the gym after school.

Message for future graduates:

Participate in everything you have time for, it makes looking back all the more exciting.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Miller (if you can believe that)

Comments:

I've been living in Calgary for about 7 years, and have been married to a wonderful lady for 4 years. I love things out here and would love to see what everyone else is up to. I still keep in close contact with Gary Lalonde in D.D.O, and with Paul Lauzier whio is here in Calgary.

Email address: vanceandangie@home.com

Robert Alfonso

Current residence: Kirkland, Quebec
Occupation: Sales manager
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Mr. Eustace's grade 11 English class

Message for future graduates:

Make the most of your time in high school. Don't slack off and value your friendships!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Eustace
Mr. McDougall
Mr. Murphy

Email address: robertalfonso@videotron.ca
Last updated: 2006-03-23 22:07:27

Bruno Andena

Current residence: Montreal, Quebec
Occupation: Cargo (FedEx)
CEGEPs attended:

Dawson College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

There are so many that I don't know where to start, so I'll keep it short. Please see my good friend Alex "THE RASH" Rombola's fondest memories. hahaha. Parties with Rene, Alex, David, and especially Christine.

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy your high school years, it's true when they say there some of your best years.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Eustace
Mrs. Jones

Email address: sof.bru@sympatico.ca

Jackie Barbieri

Current residence: Saint-Bruno, Quebec
Occupation: Business information analyst
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
University of Ottawa

Favourite memories of PCHS:

All the activities, the plays, football games, talent shows -- man, were we funny! Talk about some effort! Trips to Stratford, getting out of class on your gold pass... those were the days! I realize now how funny some of the teachers actually were (i.e. Mr. Cato!)

Message for future graduates:

These are great times! Make 'em worthwhile...

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Hemens
Mrs. Morrison

Email address: jackieandbob@videotron.ca

Paul Boucher

Current residence: Utah
Occupation: Regional director
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
Brigham Young University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My fondest memory of P.C. was lunch time with the guys. Hanging with my best buds, Harry, Marchy Scott and Alex at the table talk'n about the weekend to come!

Message for future graduates:

Make your journal entries count. Fill them with "I'm glad I did!" rather than "I wish I had!"

Favourite teachers:

Chris Eustace
Mr. Litchauer

Comments:

Just want to express the love I have for my beautiful wife and my two wonderful kids. I don't know where or who I would be with out them!

Email address: paul_boucher@ldsworld.com

Debbie (Bourque) Haddad

Current residence: Moncton, New Brunswick
Occupation: Administrative assistant
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Hanging out with Rosanne & Suzanne & Natalie.

Comments:

Unfortunately, I moved to NB at the end of grade 10, so I'm not an "official" graduate of PC, but I'd love to hear from my old buddies!

Email address: dukedist@nb.sympatico.ca

Alberto Carpintero

Current residence: St. Laurent
Occupation: Senior technician
CEGEPs attended:

Vanier College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Grade 8 play with Mr. Bean's class. It was the first time I got a lot of laughs for doing something on purpose! Learning how to be sarcastic & facetious from Mrs. Isler... Hanging out with the guys and playing on the soccer team with Mr. Huggins! (the good coach) Walking in late every day into Mr. Baldassare's class and hearing "See you at lunch Mr. Carpintero"... who knew detention could be a fond memory?

Message for future graduates:

1. Thirteen screw drivers in 1 hour is too much on grad night... I hardly remember anything... pace your boozing!
2. You can learn a lot from your teachers. Pay attention.
3. Have fun. You will be made fun of and you will make fun of people. Sharpen your tongue for the future.
4. Let go of the bad memories, anger & crap. Not worth dwelling on. Remember the good times & your friends!

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Isler
Mr. Bean
Mr. Baldassare

Comments:

Are we having a 15-year reunion? Doesn't have to be complicated. Getting together at a restaurant would be nice. What do you guys think?

Email address: acarpin@ca.ibm.com

Chantal (Casista) Visi

Current residence: Welland, Ontario
Occupation: Car salesperson
CEGEPs attended:

Algonquin College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

In graduation year I got quite ill... the first day I came back to school at on 85lbs after being off for over a month and Mr. Miller (the nice one LOL) saw me and came running and picked me up in his arms and swung me around and said how happy he was to have me back in school! Sappy I know... but I never forgot that.

Message for future graduates:

Be strong... it seems hard now but in the future you will laugh at how easy it really was. And please, don't give up on your dreams... follow them until you achieve them.

Favourite teachers:

Frank Miller

Comments:

I never really fit in that well but I remember everyone so vividly and with fondness for their friendship and even the "adversaries" for the strength the showed me I didn't know I had. I do hope there is a 15 yr reunion (other than the July 7/01 picnic I just missed!) I would kill to see you all again!

Email address: cvisi@alslatteryford.com

Glenda Cueto

Current residence: St. Laurent, Quebec
Occupation: Interior design consultant
CEGEPs attended:

Dawson College
John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My U.N. friends, cheerleading and working on the yearbook.

Message for future graduates:

Study hard and study many different things to keep your options open. Participate in extra curricular activities. Always be kind!

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Bean

Comments:

I think life at thirty looks pretty good! I live in St. Laurent with my husband Dan, our 4 month old son Aidan and our dog Fred. I'm able to work from home and I love that I still keep in touch with my close friends from P.C.!

Email address: motion@total.net

Lynn Currie

Current residence: St. Catharines, Ontario
Occupation: Lawyer and HR manager
Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Hanging out with friends, school dances, grad committee... I still keep in touch with some of my friends from P.C. and these friendships are among my closest, in spite of distance and the passage of time.

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy your high school years - it really is a special time in your life. Use your time at P.C. to experience new things and learn as much as you can both inside and outside the classroom. Give yourself every opportunity to succeed and don't worry about making mistakes along the way (better now than later).

You have no idea how much your high school experience will affect your future - so make the most of it and build memories and friendships you'll have for the rest of your life.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Meaney

Comments:

I finally stopped being a student and got a real job in 1996. I got married in September, 1999 and currently live in St. Catharines with my husband and his three children. We are expecting a baby in October 2000. Life is very hectic and shows no signs of slowing down but I love it!

This web site is a great idea. I would really like to hear from anyone would like to keep in touch.

Email address: lynn.currie@eurocopter.ca

Peter Govers

Current residence: Pierrefonds, Quebec
Favourite memories of PCHS:

Reading the P.C. Flamingo

Message for future graduates:

Keep working hard, and enjoy life.

Favourite teachers:

Hudon
Miller

Rob Hemmerich

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Director, project management, Alcatel
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

University of Waterloo

Favourite memories of PCHS:

"Barnum" and "Last Night".

Message for future graduates:

Use sunscreen. Think different. Give a damn. Have a good bed. Listen. Choose to make a difference. Don't make the 3rd out at 3rd base. Always look for a sign. Always try to break up a double play.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Roberts
Mrs. Meaney

Website URL: http://homepage.mac.com/robhemmerich/
Comments:

April, 2002: Same city, new house. Waiting for the grass to show up!

I've been married to Susanne for 7 years, have an 18 month old son (Alex), have worked in both Ottawa and Maidenhead, UK since graduating from UW in Elec Eng in 1992. I still play baseball competitively, shortstop, leadoff hitter - some things never change! Drop me a line, send me a sign. Always good to hear from "old folks"!

Email address: robhemmerich@mac.com

Gary Horsman

Current residence: Pierrefonds, Quebec
Occupation: Graphic designer, Alliance Atlantis
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
Dawson College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

In all honesty, the day after my final exam. And I never looked back. There were good memories and friendships that eventually faded. It was a necessary step in my life, but I'm glad it's over. It was a socially awkward period and at times an emotional trial trying to fit in. I wish I could look back on it all with fondness, but I can't. But I'm happy for all those who can reminisce about their experiences here with a sense of nostalgia. Kudos to the people who put up a great site.

Message for future graduates:

Count your blessings. Know that life is short. Don't miss an opportunity. Refuse to live with regrets. Live for today. Have an open mind. Respect everyone. Never stop learning.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Doxas
Mr. Pacelli
Mrs. Roberts

ICQ number: 112898357
Comments:

Feel free to drop me a line any time.

Email address: gehorsman@yahoo.com

Ed "Eddie-Joe" Janiszewski

Current residence: Kirkland, Quebec
Occupation: Investment Banker (CA)
Universities attended:

Concordia University
McGill University

Message for future graduates:

Live long and prosper... Keep in touch with the past... Have fun at all times... It really is who you know so fake that you like everyone. Get old first before making life-long decisions. Don't take my advice.

Comments:

If you know me, please give me a shout!

Email address: edj@duocom.ca

Carol Kurbel

Current residence: British Columbia
Occupation: Police officer
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
Dawson College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Just fond memories with friends... such as Skipping Isler's English class casually with Val RYAN!

Message for future graduates:

It's almost over

Favourite teachers:

None of Above

Comments:

I am looking to get in touch with Valerie RYAN.. cannot find her anywhere... can anyone help?

Email address: laiyka@tattoos.com

Mark Leblanc

Current residence: St. Lazare, Quebec
Occupation: Air Traffic Controller
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Bean
Mr. Miller
Mr. Malek

Comments:

I moved away from Quebec for approximately 10 years to start my career in Ottawa and Toronto. Lost contact with a lot of my old friends. Now that I am back here in the Montreal area with my wife and 2 boys, I hope to catch up more.

Email address: markleblanc@me.com
Last updated: 2016-04-30

Mark LeGassick

Current residence: Denver, Colorado
Occupation: IBM Business Intelligence Senior Consultant
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Fondest memory is the innocence of high school. Hanging out with friends in the cafeteria and playing on PC's sports teams.

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy yourself. It's not as hard as you think.

Email address: legassic@us.ibm.com

Daniel Leger

Current residence: Lennoxville, Quebec
Occupation: Social science teacher, parent
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
Dawson College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
McGill University
University of Ottawa

Favourite memories of PCHS:

It's difficult to select one specific memory. My time there was one big blur. It's amazing that I actually got through it.

Message for future graduates:

Once you discover what you want to do (or be), go for it with all your energy and don't let people discourage you. Surround yourself with people who believe in you.

Favourite teachers:

MacDougall

Comments:

Considering our class had one of the worst academic records in the school's history (according to the VP at the time), I was wondering how most of us turned out.

Email address: dleger@bishopscollegeschool.com

Johanne Levac

Current residence: Beaconsfield, Quebec
Occupation: Finance
Message for future graduates:

Real life begins to quickly, so enjoy every moment... Have fun without getting in trouble...

Email address: JLevac@LBPSB.qc.ca

David Mathieu

Current residence: Korea
Occupation: Computer Guru
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
Pima Community College

Universities attended:

University of Arizona
University of Maryland University College Asia

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The lunch table

Message for future graduates:

Do not dwell on this moment for it is gone. Memory is selective, you will forget a lot of the bad stuff and look back with fondness on these years. Return to these halls and windowless classrooms in 10, 20 years. Nostalgia and wistfulness will strike you. Friends, I remember most and often wish again for their counsel.

Favourite teachers:

Dr. Cato
Mr. McDougall

Comments:

Have copies of the Flamingo? Send them in.

Email address: david_r_mathieu@hotmail.com

Kathryn "Kas" McCallum

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Consultant - executive search
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Smoking! (ha ha) Daily interaction with some really great friends and teachers.

Message for future graduates:

To quote my very wise sister Tabitha (1984) "Nope - advice is not all it's cracked up to be"

Favourite teachers:

Barrett
Morrison

Comments:

My husband Steve Roy and I have been married for 7 years and have two incredible daughters, a 3 year old and a one month old. It is November 2000 as I write this and I am enjoying being on mat leave! I'd love to hear from former classmates and want to say thanks to Rachel Vick for telling me about this site! I hope we'll have a 15 year reunion, and kind of wonder if anyone is planning anything.

Email address: sksroy@home.com

Sean McDonaugh

Current residence: Detroit, Michigan
Occupation: Phys Ed Teacher
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

McGill University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Crying with Earl Clark in the city finals at Molson Stadium. Everyday at lunch with the boys playing ball. Watching bunny yell at Ronnie in English class. Always beating Vance in 1 on 1. Grad night at the four seasons. The Bean and Dunning show everyday in class. Rugby finals vs Lindsay place.

Message for future graduates:

Find something you like to do and do it. You'll never work a day in your life!

Favourite teachers:

McDougall
Bunny
Dunning

Email address: McDlt28@hotmail.com

Ron Motomura

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Area manager
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Hanging out with Shan, Bo and the gang in the cafeteria, B-Ball, School dances.

Message for future graduates:

Even though high school seems like a drag and it seems like your there forever, try and enjoy every minute and get involved with as many sports or school activities as you can. It sounds really cliché, but these really are the some of the best times of your lives. "You spin me round"

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Baldesare

Email address: caroron@magma.ca

Clifford Peebles

Current residence: Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
Occupation: Nurse Manager
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College
Centennial College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

When the lockers came down, actually I guess that's not the fondest memory. I'll have to think about that and get back to y'all.

Message for future graduates:

You'll never guess where you'll be 10 years from now!

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Roberts

Email address: Cliff_RN@yahoo.com

Alex Rombola

Current residence: Ile Bizard, Quebec
Occupation: Programmer/Analyst
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Parties, Parties, Parties. Girls, Girls, Girls. Sports, Sports, Sports.

Message for future graduates:

Just have fun. When it's not fun anymore, move on!

Email address: arombola@usa.net

Susannah Jane Sears

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Crossword puzzle author
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Ryerson University School of Broadcast Journalism

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Like Clifford says, definitely not when the lockers fell -- on me! I guess I'd have to say dances... the bus trips to Ottawa and Quebec City... hanging out in the caf with friends... learning about Jesus in Mr. Lecompte's "science" class... Lynn Currie's pool party, when Pat O'Neil was thrown out for crashing, and then returned to throw mayonnaise in the pool.

Message for future graduates:

You're thirty before you know it.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Meaney
Mr. Songui
Mr. Cato ("Turn around now!")

Website URL: http://www.geocities.com/susannahjs
Comments:

I just checked out this site, and can't believe how many of us live in Ottawa! I ended up here when my husband was hired as a local news anchor. It was a rough adjustment after ten years in Toronto, but I'm getting used to the city. Anyone who remembers me--drop me an e-mail!

Email address: susannahjs@aol.com

Debbie Soriano

Current residence: Montreal, Quebec
Occupation: Energy engineering consultant
CEGEPs attended:

Marianopolis College

Universities attended:

McGill University
University of Cincinnati

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Sec V trip to Stratford, passing notes under the wall in chem class, and hanging out with my best buddies.

Message for future graduates:

Work hard and play hard, the two go hand in hand.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Riedl
Mr. Zawada

ICQ number: 8905663
Email address: dsoriano@videotron.ca

Laura Sorochan

Current residence: St-Lazare, Quebec
Occupation: Finance administration, Landscape Design & Installation
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Hanging out with my friends in the "U.N.", school dances...

Message for future graduates:

Try to establish your interests BEFORE you go to university, even if it requires that you take a little time off. Once you have a mortgage and kids, it is very difficult to go back and study what you know 'now' that you should have studied 'then'...

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Bean
Mr. Songui

Comments:

I still stay in touch with many of my close friends from high school. These friendships have taken on a whole new meaning as we have entered periods of our lives that involve marriage and children!

Email address: sorochan.l@ems-t.ca

Lisa Swiednicki

Current residence: St. Lazare, Quebec
Occupation: Retired
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

When I first moved here from Florida, I walked into PCHS in the 3rd semester of 7th grade and I remember how accepting all my classmates were to me. I was the new kid on the block but felt right at home (apart from the teasing of my Floridian accent).

Message for future graduates:

Be wise and stay in school and live at home as long as you can because before you know it... Life gets rough.

Favourite teachers:

M. Limoges (French)
Mr. McDougall (History)

Comments:

I live in St.Lazare, PQ. with my fiancé, 4 cats and 1 horse. We will be getting married January 2002 in the Bahamas (after 10 years of living together). I had been working for the past 15 years as a Receptionist/Secretary and am now retired and really enjoy having time off to spend with my horse.

I still keep in touch with Melanie Tanguay and just recently Kas McCallum. I'll keep in touch if I ever get a computer at home (country living doesn't call for computers - only the sounds of nature).

Natalie Szabo

Current residence: Pointe Claire, Quebec
Occupation: Import/Traffic Administrator
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Unfortunately, due to my shyness, my only positive memory is when I performed in the Variety Show.

Message for future graduates:

Enjoy the time you spend learning, and make the most of your friendships. That way you'll have positive memories that will last a lifetime.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Baldasare
Mr. Bean

Email address: nszabo@total.net

Betty Szyngiel

Current residence: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Occupation: Veterinary student (4th year)
CEGEPs attended:

Marianopolis College

Universities attended:

Concordia University
McGill University
University of Prince Edward Island

Email address: BSZYNGIEL@UPEI.CA

Christy Truesdell

Current residence: Pierrefonds, Quebec
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom
Favourite memories of PCHS:

I guess I'd have to say the good times we had in the "secret" room we had the key to.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Dunning

Comments:

Love staying at home with my 3 kids, girl (5) boy (3) and girl (18 months). Married 7 years this June to Anthony.

Email address: chriskef@hotmail.com

Shannon Urie

Current residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Marketing manager
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Queen's University (B.Comm.H)

Favourite memories of PCHS:

Hanging out in the "caf", the many parties, dances, football games, rallies, etc., the friends of the "U.N.", working on the extra-curriculars.

Message for future graduates:

Get involved in as many extra-curriculars as possible, both in high school and post-secondary. It will enrich your experience tremendously, build your confidence and really help on your resume when it comes time for your career.

Favourite teachers:

Mr. Bean
Mr. Songui
Mr. McGee

Comments:

I currently live in Ottawa with my husband, Doug, and we have a two year old son, Christian, and another baby on the way (due January 2000). I can't believe 13 years has passed since grad, but life is very full and rich (i.e. busy, busy, busy), and I wouldn't change a thing.

I'm anxious to hear from other grads to see what they are up to. Please e-mail!

Email address: shannon.urie@bms.com

Ian Vincent

Current residence: Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec
Occupation: Future Electronics
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

The grade 8 ski trip with no snow to be found. Mr. Miller and Mr. Fitzpatrick dressed up as Miss Piggy and Kermit the frog for Halloween.

Message for future graduates:

Make a lot of friends and keep in touch with them through the years.

Favourite teachers:

Mrs. Meany
Mr. Bean

Comments:

Add some proper windows to that jail of a school.

Email address: ian.vincent@future.ca

Colleen Weddell

Current residence: Pierrefonds, Quebec
Occupation: Fundraiser
CEGEPs attended:

John Abbott College

Universities attended:

Concordia University

Favourite memories of PCHS:

My fav. memory of H.S. was the soccer team, 8th grade plays, Friday dances and graduating.

Message for future graduates:

Be who you want to be and enjoy every moment of the whole H.S. experience. Un/fortunately?, you only live it once and it will bring you memories that last a lifetime.

Favourite teachers:

Ms. Taylor
Mr. Songui

Comments:

After living downtown for 10 years I've move back to the West Island to live with my husband and future child, talk about culture shock. I've been working at Concordia for 10 years and love still being in the school system.

Email address: weddell@alcor.concordia.ca
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