Saturday May 2nd – Thomson Collegiate’s 50th anniversary celebration!

Welcome to all, as we continue the countdown to the 50th anniversary celebration and alumni reunion at David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, on Saturday May 2nd, 2009.

Be sure to read the comments submitted by visitors to this site (click on the comments link at bottom of each post on the home page). Many Thomson Alumni are contributing their memories and suggestions in anticipation of the reunion!

Read about the history of David and Mary Thomson and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, as written by distinguished Thomson CI alumnus, Tom Childs, Class of 1976.


Bringing your camera to the festivities May 2nd. Share your photos with others on this web site. E-mail them ( and our webmaster will post them as mementos of the event.


#1 Denise Turner nee Hodge on 01.13.09 at 10:05 am

Hi guys!! I hear that there is a pub nite the evening previous—any details you may share?
Also, how do we register for the Saturday evening at the Embers?

Watch this web site for details on all these questions! – Webmaster

#2 Lenore Cuddy-Chumbley on 01.14.09 at 12:34 pm

Hi everyone:
I am looking forward to coming home to Toronto for our final reunion. I live in Omaha Nebraska, so I cannot help with the actual planning. My years at Thomson were 68-72. Please feel free to contact me at my email address. See you soon.

#3 David Egan on 01.20.09 at 4:00 am

Looking forward to trying to remember the faces then and now. 69-74 were my impressionable years. Coming in from Vancouver area, hope it does not snow 🙂

#4 David Egan on 01.20.09 at 4:02 am

Just a reminder to those who actually have any pictures of our class or class year book to bring them along .. digitize them if you can!

#5 David Robson on 01.21.09 at 6:31 pm

It would great to attend this event. However, it is unlikely. I live in York, PA., where I serve as an Episcopal priest. I was ordained in 1981.

Twin brother Philip and I attend DMTCI, 1969-1974. I was one of “Ross Norton’s” friends. I would to hear plans.

#6 Stephen Barber on 02.05.09 at 11:52 am

What a great opportunity to meet with old friends. (64-69)
I’ll be flying in from Kelowna, BC and looking forward to participating.

How many people will Embers hold?

We can accommodate up to 700 in that event venue – William Stratas, webmaster

#7 Denise Turner nee Hodge on 02.06.09 at 2:29 pm

Nobody seems to answer the question….Where do we purchase tickets for the Embers. I’ve asked many different times. Does anyone know the answer?? Thanks!

– On this web site very shortly. Plus, a mail-in form will be posted for download here, ASAP.

#8 John Duncan on 02.07.09 at 9:28 pm

The Class of 73 and pre-Thomson McCowan Road Public School Alumni will no doubt show up in large number…see you then !


#9 Ang De Lorenzi on 02.08.09 at 9:35 am

Hi Class of 79. I hope to make this reunion. I look forward to seeing old friends and faces and catch up. See you all there.

#10 Andrea Cockburn on 02.13.09 at 10:08 pm

(74-78) … I remember you Ang …. you were are year behind me at Thomson and also you were a year behind me in the Correctional Worker program at Centennial if I’m not mistaken …. anyway, I’ll be at the reunion and I’ve been in touch with a few of my classmates that will also be attending … it should be a GREAT time!!

#11 Ang De Lorenzi on 02.18.09 at 5:38 pm

Hi Andrea, You’re absolutely right. I’m going to find a yearbook and see if I can put a name to the face. I’m going to try and speak to a few of the folks in my class. It will be great to re-connect with everyone. I ll look for you at the re-union.

#12 Kim Larlee on 02.19.09 at 6:21 pm

Hey, I was wondering if anyone from the class of ’87 was going to the reunion? I was thinking I’d come to this. No, I haven’t been in touch with anyone yet. I don’t even see any comments from the 80’s bunch. Please let me know something?!

#13 len luke on 02.21.09 at 3:57 pm

Can’t wait to reconnect with everyone (75-79). Its been way tooooo long. I also have the same qurstions
especially the friday meet and greet. If its at a hotel that would be best then us out of towners can walk back to our rooms.

#14 Brenda Leighton (Rayner) on 02.24.09 at 8:11 am

The Leighton Family attended Thomson from the early 60’s to the late 70’s …. all five of us …. and we will attend the Reunion to catch up with our old friends and classmates. Hoping everyone can make it, since we’d love to reminisce about those teenage years !

#15 Jack LoGiacco on 02.24.09 at 7:14 pm

Cant wait to see everyone from 69-74. I speak for all the LoGiacco’s who attended Thomson during those wonderful years. My sister Sara & Clara as well as my brother Leo. We are all looking forward to sharing memories with the many great people we meet along the way and to this day that we are still friends with.

#16 Another Thomson Alum on 03.02.09 at 12:11 pm

Will the school be completely open for photos and memories?

Yes, I believe all corridors will be open, but not all rooms. There are specific decade rooms where postings will be welcomed. – Site Webmaster

#17 WENDY MCLACHLAN & LESLEY BROWN on 03.03.09 at 5:34 pm

We are both really looking forward to seeing old friends and old flames. Last reunion we attended was 25 years ago (where did the years go) and had a wonderful time. Hope lots of 71 to 75 grads attend. See you there.

#18 roslyn collins on 03.03.09 at 8:03 pm

I plan to attend the reunion. I was there from 79-83. I hope to see some old friends!

#19 Ann Clarke on 03.03.09 at 8:06 pm

Wow! Big news that Thomson’s being demolished!
My Husband, Greg Clarke and I do plan to attend this final farewell to the great and not so great memories of D.M.T.C.I.

We look forward to connecting with old friends!
Ann (McTaggart) Clarke.

#20 barb (english) varahidis on 03.03.09 at 9:13 pm

wow! I now live in Lindsay and just read about Thomson being demolished-what a shock. Out of touch or what.
I now look forward to saying goodbye if that is what Thomson’s fate may be. It is Scarborough after all and it has changed so much, it definitely is not the place it used to be. I was there from 78-82. barb (english) varahidis

#21 Roy Watson on 03.06.09 at 4:28 pm

in 1979 i would have been ecstatic with the demolition … although my siblings Leslie and Mark still had a few years to go.
Some good memories … and happy to have evolved past those teenage years.

#22 Leslie Duffield on 03.07.09 at 8:13 pm

I am planning on coming down from Sault Ste Marie for the weekend and hope to see lots of familiar faces and share many happy memories.

btw….. I’m sure that Rush played at a school dance around 1969 or 1970…. if anyone can confirm this, I would greatly appreciate proof so that I can finally get my husband to believe me!

#23 Ed Petrovich on 03.07.09 at 11:26 pm

Even living in Nashville, TN I heard the sad news about Thomson. Both of my brothers (John and Curt) attended there too. I attended from 1966 to 1971 when they still had grade 13. I guess the older I get the harder it is to accept change. I will miss it when I come to visit.

#24 Cathy Gray on 03.08.09 at 10:19 am

Looking for Jackie Weaver, Laura Weaver, George Hughes, Kark Marcourt, Karen Knox, Kent Knox et al to see if any of that group is going to attend. Grads of ’74/75, I think…….. email me.

#25 Andy Hayne on 03.08.09 at 7:14 pm

Leslie my recollections are that Rush was booked to play in 1972-73 but bailed after UBC offered them much more money. April Wine is the most famous band to play at Thomson I believe.

#26 Nancy Janes on 03.10.09 at 9:13 am

Leslie….. just tell Kevin that Aerosmith replaced them – I’ll back you up. BTW cheque’s in the mail. See you then. Coffee at the Suburban first??

#27 Mr. Smith on 03.10.09 at 1:13 pm

Triumph played Thomson to promote whatever album “Rocky Mountain Way” was on, around 1978.

#28 Mike Brewes on 03.11.09 at 2:03 pm

Wendy and Lesley, where’s Doug?

#29 Mike Travis on 03.11.09 at 3:59 pm

Really can’t wait to re-connect with the guy who introduced me to my first wife and the rest of my classmates from 68-72.

#30 Bob Carson on 03.12.09 at 11:32 am

I recognize a few of the names already posted here from my teaching years at Redmen High ( 1968-1986 ) and look forward to seeing a lot of “old” faces ! I will also make sure to bring Myrv. along as well. Hope to see a lot of our old football players and TAC members at the pub-night.

#31 Jane Veal on 03.12.09 at 2:05 pm

(75-79) Looking forward to seeing my classmates and friends!

#32 Craig Dix on 03.12.09 at 4:26 pm

April Wine played in 1970(?) but I’m not sure about Rush.

#33 John Shewfelt on 03.12.09 at 8:54 pm

Where are Carol Bent, Bill Evans, and Carol? Weekly milkshake deliveries, the VW with 9, and the Friday night parties.
Get in touch!

#34 patricia vaughan (aka dawne calovic) on 03.13.09 at 6:46 pm

has anyone kept in touch with jim wright from the mid/late 1960s

#35 Sean Rollo on 03.14.09 at 10:29 pm

I think I just might have to pop in and represent the 1990s era 🙂

#36 Kelly Anne Thomson on 03.16.09 at 10:00 pm

I am coming from Washington DC and hope to see many friends (both students and teachers) from ’78-’81. I can’t believe Thomson is to be demolished. As Barb English noted – Scarborough has seen many changes in the last 30 years! Do you think we could get Triumph to play for old times sake? Looking forward to seeing everyone in May!

#37 Susan Gilson (Gottschalk) on 03.17.09 at 4:27 pm

I attended Thomson from 68-72.
I’m not sure if I can attend the reunion but I’m going to try. It would be great to meet up with ol’ friends. I have a lot of wonderful memories!

I just heard about the proposed demolition of Thomson – how sad!

#38 Bill Burke on 03.17.09 at 7:42 pm

If someone can get Goddo to play I’ll zip over to Towers and grab Magnums of Baby Duck to drink??

#39 Tom Maras on 03.17.09 at 11:17 pm

Towers? Magnums of Baby Duck?!?!? Oh my god…memories that I had soon forgotten…thanks for helping me remember!!! Anybody up for some beer/wine behind McDonalds before we hit the school? Bob? X? Anyone? 🙂

#40 Mary Ann Brown Kerschl on 03.18.09 at 12:40 am

Hey…. anyone from 64 to 69 attending? There was a Susan and Sally (sisters) and a bunch of others whose names escape me… I’ll have to track down a yearbook!
My brother is James Brown who was (is..!) a popular guy! We’re both going to try to attend.

#41 Mary Ann Brown Kerschl on 03.18.09 at 12:41 am

Oh yeah… I almost forgot… the Broom and Stone dances!… very popular!

#42 Gloria Tagliaferri Haddrath on 03.18.09 at 11:21 am

I am working on persuading a group of us (grad class of 79, 80) to come out! Some people need need some coaxing! I think it will be fun! Feels like AGES ago…Time flies…

#43 Lesley Brown on 03.18.09 at 2:13 pm

Mike, he is still in Calgary. Probably won’t be down. Be there on the 2nd and I will give you his contacts.

#44 Bob McBride on 03.18.09 at 2:39 pm

I haven’t posted on this site yet but I’m posting an RSVP as I’m coming to the May 2nd Reunion. The comment was on the Facebook page to RSVP so I am (although you already know I’m coming)
Bob McBride class of 80

#45 Kathy Tae (nee Stoddart) on 03.18.09 at 2:42 pm

Looking forward to May 2! Hoping to see Anne Gray, Diane Houghton, Anna Rodricks, Terri Bell … and many others …

#46 Bob Forrest on 03.19.09 at 12:56 pm

RSVP for me as well per the Facebook page ( although the same as Bob McBride, you already knew i was coming)

Bob Forrest

#47 Susan Frampton on 03.20.09 at 11:55 am

WOW….blast from the past for sure…loved the 25th reunion…looking forward to reconnecting with lots of lost friends (ok, maybe you’re not lost..better word may be former)….see ya there!!!!!! 65-69

#48 Darlene Brohman on 03.20.09 at 12:07 pm

My hubby and I both attended Thomson so we’re both coming along to hopefully reconnect with some school chums. Hubbys name is Mike Flynn we attended late 60s early 70s.
See you their

#49 Beth Dorosh (nee Stoddart) on 03.20.09 at 2:37 pm

I’m looking forward to walking the old halls, one last time. Hopefully I’ll see some old friends and catch up on times gone by. See you in the 80’s area!

#50 Wendy Cote on 03.20.09 at 3:03 pm

For sure, April Wine. Rush, don’t think so.

#51 Doug Brown on 03.20.09 at 7:44 pm

Lesley ..Where’s Mike Brewes ?

#52 Lee Howell Cassidy on 03.20.09 at 8:10 pm

Mary Ann Brown and I hung out and she didn’t even remember my name. Shame, shame.

Just kidding, probably not too many would remember me.

#53 Kathy Barnes on 03.21.09 at 3:51 pm

As someone who still lives in the Hood I can attest to the changes as they’ve all seemed to evolve around me over the years. It’s sad to hear the old girl getting torn down since it has so much history and I met so many people from there that I’m so glad to still be in touch with. I look forward to the reunion as I have to so many in the past, this one being extra special as I will see faces I haven’t since I left school sooooo many years ago now! :).

#54 Ruth Russell on 03.21.09 at 5:50 pm

Warm greetings from Budapest! For the last 14 years I have spent several months a year here. Yes, I am still doing Library work but I am also doing something else which is even more exciting! If you will drop into the Resource Centre on May 2, I will tell you about it!

Ruth Russell, Librarian, 1961 – 1993.

#55 David Robson on 03.23.09 at 6:09 am

Yesterday, I saw my twin, Philip for the first time in two years. He is on a week’s holiday in southern PA. It was a wonderful visit. Phil said he is going to try to make the Reunion.

It is increasingly unlikely that I will make the Reunion – but, I would welcome sharing news. I can be found at, or St.Andrew’s Episcopal Church, York PA.

#56 Kim McDonald-Taylor (McDonald) on 03.23.09 at 10:08 am

This looks like fun. I was there 70-75 so hope lots of you 75 grads attend. And yes, Rush definitely played at our school!! They were not so big when they did so it does make sense. April Wine as well. I am a consultant/trainer in the Pharmaceutical Research area. Been in this industry over 20 years. I attended Guelph U and obtained by BSc in 79 and my MSc at the Ontario Veterinary college in 88 after working on campus in research for awhile.

#57 Hillar Alkok on 03.23.09 at 3:30 pm

Look forward to seeing all my friends from the early 70’s. BTW…where is Mike Hill?

#58 Clara LoGiacco-Akey on 03.24.09 at 1:05 pm

Can’t wait to see old faces & friends. Angelo … remember Grade 12 Italian class & the dance you perfomed for us?

#59 Larry Hirst on 03.24.09 at 7:04 pm

message for Dave Egan…enjoy yourself buddy.

#60 Sheri Troyer on 03.25.09 at 7:30 am

Hope I can make it – I live in Lake Wylie, SC now – feel free to email me anyone that graduated with me!

#61 Lenore Cuddy-Chumbley on 03.27.09 at 5:23 pm

For those of you who did not get my email, it is

our web site is

see you soon

#62 Randy on 03.27.09 at 9:13 pm

Can’t wait to see old friends

#63 Ang De Lorenzi on 03.27.09 at 10:20 pm

Clara, I remember Italian classes and Ms. IANACCI as our teacher. Every Italian in Scarboro was in the class. The dance I don’t recall. I look forward to re-connecting with all of our friends from the 70’s. Was it really that long ago?

#64 Keitha Lamey on 03.28.09 at 2:26 pm

During a United Way Campaign we went class to class with a squirt gun (way before the invention of super soakers) we asked the class to give us money and we would squirt their teachers. We raised quite a lot of cash but had to give it back to the teachers to cover dry cleaning expense. Mr Rook was not impressed.

#65 Christine Golding nee Lamey on 03.29.09 at 10:49 am

Anyone remember the fashion shows and talent shows. My brother and sisters are hoping to attend and I am trying so hard to get the time to fly in from England for a long week. I’d love to meet up with some old friends from the disco committee. Sharon and Sandra Ferguson, Diane Liverpool Camile Munro and her cousin Jackie Johnson. I met Jackie coming out from the Bond Street tube station in London about 20 years ago. Fancy that! That’s the power of Thomson.

#66 Debbie Smith Aikman on 03.29.09 at 9:31 pm

65 – 69 HopingI will recognize old friends. Susan Frampton! (Rollo!) and, Hiya Hirst!

#67 Susan Frampton on 03.30.09 at 7:08 am

Hey Debbie!!!!
Turns out I won’t be able to attend. (bummer!!!) Please contact me …..would love to catch up!!!

#68 Dave Baxter on 03.30.09 at 12:32 pm

75 – 79. I’ll be there . !!

#69 Donna-Marie Jordan (Bird) on 03.30.09 at 3:08 pm

Looking forward to seeing old friends and familiar faces. (66-71) Mike I’m going to try to get my brother Gregg to come.

#70 Alfred/Bruce Huntley on 03.30.09 at 5:23 pm

We found out today at the Fish House on Woodbine Ave @ 407 where Vicki Cousins is a bartender about the reunion. We are happy to attend to see everyone. Her request was to see if anybody could locate Pat O’Neil to make sure he attends. 68-74

#71 John deVries on 03.31.09 at 11:30 am

Looking forward to seeing classmates I probably won’t recognize right away. Anyone from 67-71 know where Hans Dorosh is?

#72 Tom Angelidis on 03.31.09 at 1:08 pm

I still think about the the Championship football game at Exhibition Stadium every once in awhile. Thanks to Gil and his right? foot we won. The trip to Europe is still one of my lifes highlights. Hope to make it to the reunion. I still live near the Ben Jungle. I’ve spent the last 25 years in jail???? Waiting to retire!!
Feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to hear from anyone that remembers me:

#73 Jim walmer on 04.01.09 at 12:23 pm

Lee Howell… think I recall you form Thomson years 62-66? Now living in Calgary and doubtful I’ll make the reunion, but love to catch up on some folks. email at if this rings a bell.

#74 Dan McGarry on 04.01.09 at 1:27 pm

Brian Taylor asked that I clarify the Rush/April Wine controversy. Brian, Curt Hering, Steve Cummings, Rick Filier, Drew Taylor, Glenn Sametz, Mark Bell, Doug Morgan, Sean Murphy and hopefully Paul & Dave Whalen, Reg Bell and Ken Nash will be getting together for our annual play-off hockey pool. Tom Wheeler gets invited but has not recently attended.

The late, greatly lamented Billy Beardmore booked April Wine to play a concert in our Aud in 73. We lost our shirts on it. The ticket price ($4?) was too high.

Al Riddell and myself booked Rush to play a dance in 74 for a cost of $400. Unfortunately after speaking with us that night at either the Picadilly Tube or Larry’s Hideaway (the memory is a little fuzzy) they signed their first recording contract and later bailed when we would not double the fee. They still had their original drummer, who recently passed away. Whenever I have had the chance to play golf with Alex and his son, I remind him that he still owes us a gig.

Thomson managed to hire most of the top bands in the early/mid 70’s from what was the biggest live performance circuit in the world (St Kitts to Oshawa). Most we met and contracted while visiting the old Knob.

You can check out the Canoe website where Cam Atkinson has written bios on many of these Canadian bands.

#75 Marie Penney on 04.02.09 at 10:44 am

Will definitely be attending…. cant wait

#76 David Robson on 04.02.09 at 4:42 pm

As previously note, I cannot attend. But I would love to hear from people. I would like to hear from of my teachers! I really wanted to touch base with Mrs. McVeigh (English Dept) but I heard she died. We had many fine talks and I wanted her to know I am living my dream – but, I guess she knows. I am and living in York, Pennsylvania.

#77 Nancy Roxborough (MacKenzie) on 04.02.09 at 6:16 pm

Hi Everyone
Re. Class of 1968
Remember the Toronto Village and the print paper the Harbinger, Jim Rodger and Greg Archibald. Are you guys still out there. I have copies of Harbinger that I will bring to the reunion – this was a time in Toronto’s history and Thompson was part of that. Hope to see you at the reunion.
Nancy Roxborough (MacKenzie)

#78 Scott Doran on 04.02.09 at 10:01 pm

Looking forward to seeing the old girl one last time. Memories of everyone and all the good times, can hardly wait.
Wish Grant was here as well;

#79 Helena Wehrstein on 04.03.09 at 1:54 pm

Very much looking forward to meeting up with friends from the class of ’67 and staff from back then.
Does anyone out there have info re the whereabouts of Karen MacDonald, Carlo Lamberti or Carol Rinta from that class?

#80 RICK FITCHETT on 04.03.09 at 5:25 pm



#81 Brian Taylor on 04.04.09 at 9:48 am

Scott, perhaps there will be a few Hunters Glen alumni around as well. I have to pick up my daughter from U so the timing is tight but I hope to be wandering the halls by mid-afternoon.

#82 Carole Klimas nee Carson on 04.04.09 at 10:06 am

Wow!Just read the anouncement in the RTO magazine. I’d love to see Fran Harrison and Sue Meighan(married Phil) again. Hope to see others from’62 – ’66 years. Just retired from teaching. Jim Cook, are you coming?

#83 Janice Yeaman on 04.04.09 at 3:21 pm

class of ‘73. Love to hear from Cathie McKeown, Anna Pasga, Julia Roome, Craig Loree, Gord Marnie, Ian Cameron, Wendy Boyce, Ted Barrette. Any of you going to the reunion??

#84 GAIL THOMSON-BARTLEY on 04.04.09 at 9:03 pm


#85 Noel Simpson on 04.06.09 at 10:40 am

Graduated in 63. Will be attending the daytime session at the school. Wonder if many of my fellow graduates from 63 will be attending.

#86 William Smith on 04.06.09 at 7:42 pm

I look forward to seeing old friends from Thomson’s first class on May 2.

#87 Shayne Gallagher on 04.06.09 at 8:10 pm

Wouldn’t miss it for the world! BTW – do they have purple smarties in Kelowna?

#88 Rhonda Whitehead (Gibson) on 04.07.09 at 9:16 am

Wow, would love to come and see everyone, unfortunately, Mark and I are away on vacation.

#89 Joe Staszewski on 04.07.09 at 7:15 pm

I am survived all the football injuries, lost braincells and broken hearts. Stephen Barber I am not stalking you anymore. So its OK to Come. Hope everyone is well.
What’s the combo to my locker?

#90 Donna Stephanson nee Wakelin on 04.07.09 at 8:10 pm

It was just by chance that I found out about the Thomson reunion. I was at Thomson from 62-64 and then my family was transferred to Calgary. It would be a blast to see friends from the past again. I probably won’t be there as I am living in Courtenay, British Columbia. I would really love to hear from Lee Andrews and Susan Deering.

#91 Joe Staszewski on 04.07.09 at 9:18 pm

class 0f 69. Anyone seen Kelly he’s got my car keys, tell him to meet me in the foyer for the show.

#92 Louise Ewing nee Owttrim on 04.09.09 at 3:39 am

Looking forward to seeing familiar faces at the reunion. Sandra McIntyre and I are attending for sure and we are tryingn to drap along Valerie Marsh and Carrie Bustard. We are in touch with Gwen Norman and Frances Romita (who has a wedding). Particularly looking forward to seeing the LoGiacco kids. I remember lots of fun times and haven’t seen Sara since the kids were young. Trying to get my brothers (Ron Owttrim, his wife Leslie Moore, and my other brother Bruce Owttrim to attend) – not to mention my kids Jennifer Ewing and Katelyn Ewing that went there. Anyone heard about the whereabouts of Danny Youroukis – Carrie would love to know 🙂

My e-mail address for contact is:

#93 Jeanette York on 04.09.09 at 1:21 pm

Hi. I attended McCowan Rd. P.S. from grade 2 until grade 8 and graduated in June 1964. Went on to Thomson in Sept. 1964 until June 1968. I was in the 5 yr. B&C program but did not go on to grade 13 with my school mates. I would like to know if anyone from that era is coming and look forward to seeing them. It will also be great to walk the halls for the last time. I also remember the dances at the Broom & Stone and the skating parties at Little Switzerland. Back then we had school dances almost every Friday. Lots of Good Memories.

#94 Esther (Hobbs) Phillips on 04.10.09 at 10:48 am

I am trying to reach some of our old ISCF club friends. Miss Ruth Russell and I hope they will drop by the library (we’re hoping it may be open) to say hello.

I’d love to get in touch with

Elisabeth Campin
Dave Reid
Brenda Rodine
Mike nauth
Doug Hembruff
Allan Houghton
Jenny Huntley
Anne cunningham
Cahty Cunningham
Laura Huntley
Jim Bolt
Alice Posthumus
Christine De Vries
Jerry Porter
Cynthia Irwin
Carol Butler
Melvina Blake
Karen Hughes
Susan Quail
Didi Pasga
Debbie Strowger
Dan MacMillan
Tom Childs
Dan Pugh
Peter Wonder
Hope Whyte
Darlene DeGrear
Bob Ramsay
Wayne Ranney
Danny Shields
Linda Atkins

Please pass this note along to anyone you know on the list or otherwise who might be interested in an ISCF or Campus Life reunion on May 2nd at Thomson C.I.

Esther Hobbs Phillips

#95 Cathy Gardiner on 04.10.09 at 10:48 am

I went to Thomson from 74 to 78. Man that seems like a life time ago. I am going to the Pub Night. I
hope I can make it to the school. I have this thing called “work” that I might not be able to attend the
school. Hope to see old friends. Can’t wait!

#96 gord treleaven on 04.10.09 at 8:40 pm

I wiil be there. Looking forward to seeing the many friends that I made at Thomson from 1970-87. Andrea, I do believe that I embarassed you way back in 1970. Please forgive me as I was a rookie. Where is the class of 87?

#97 LYNNE MCLACHLAN on 04.11.09 at 7:31 pm


#98 Mary Barnes, Christine Balzia on 04.11.09 at 9:11 pm

Christine and Mary will be attending. Meeting on Gage to walk up together. Just like old times!

#99 Linda Mac Lennan on 04.12.09 at 1:54 am

I’m booking my flight from ORD to YYZ to attend so here’s hoping for a big showing from the Class of 74.
Lorie & Mara: counting on you two to be my dates (as always). Need Mike Hill, Baird Heidi, Laurie Simpson, Gerry Rate, Dave Inglis, Kevin Conroy, Bob Davio, Karen and Kathy, all St. Andrews P.S. alums, Mr. Gentile, Miss Ludvigsen, Mr. Walton, and the incomparable Mr. “Show hands, please” Persad.

#100 Maureen Adderley on 04.12.09 at 1:27 pm

My schedule is booked for other events on May 2, but I will try to attend the 50th! I have many fond memories of Thomson from ’67-’72. I would also like to see Mr. Aikman, Mr. Buivids, and Mr. Jaaku. I have never forgotten their lessons.

#101 Rita Vescio on 04.13.09 at 9:51 am

It’s sad to hear the school will no longer bring students great memories!
Looking forward to seeing some old friends!
Yes Ang…I do remember Ms. Iancci…

#102 Kelly Anne Thomson on 04.13.09 at 11:15 am

Mr T. My sister Melissa and I are looking forward to seeing you along with Mr. Rook, Mr. Duggan and Mr. Bulmer – among others. You played a big part in our development and we would like you to see how we turned out! (That sounds ominous – be assured I mean it in a good way!)

Also looking to catch up with the TTF!

#103 Graham Rignall on 04.13.09 at 2:52 pm


#104 Chris Bent on 04.13.09 at 3:58 pm

Where are all the students from 1980 to 1985? We can’t let all these boomers post all the comments. Looking forward to attending the reunion and seeing everyone. I still go by the old girl every day and it has changed but we will see it one last time.

#105 Ron Taylor on 04.13.09 at 5:50 pm

Noel et al,

Y’all just booked my flight from Atlanta. Will be there to represent the first Class ‘59 to ‘64.

#106 Mike Kightley on 04.13.09 at 9:56 pm

Looking for all the former players from the undefeated Junior Championship Football Team in 76. Dave McKenzie, Brian Wilson and the rest of the defence… Hope you can all make it on May 2nd. It doesn’t feel like that long ago that we beat our arch rival Woburn in the final at the CNE. Also looking forward to seeing Mr Carson, Mr Myrvold and Mr Hogg if they all attend.
Cheers to Thomson !!

#107 Athina Seguin (nee Popalis) on 04.14.09 at 7:41 am

Looking forward to seeing everyone!. Should be alot of fun to see who looks the same. LOL

#108 Tom Hrivnak on 04.14.09 at 8:16 am

Just heard about the reunion. If my name rings a bell to anyone ( 65-69, give or take), drop me a line and let me know when you will be at the school. I would love to see any of the cast members from Pajama Game and Don’t Drink The Water!

#109 Diane Houghton-Feeney on 04.14.09 at 3:36 pm

Can’t wait to see old friends and to have a blast at the pub night.

#110 Carlos Silva on 04.14.09 at 4:19 pm

I don’t see any of my school buddies comments on this website??????.

Are any of you out there………

Joe Florio, Tony Florio, Jill Harriot, Tammy Brown, Christine Trayl, Jocelyn Brown, Tina Kartnovski, Rita Vescio, Rose Silva (She was a Vescio… She is now a Silva), Bobby Doi, Laura Viena…..
Sorry for all those that I have forgotten their names…..

Cheers …… Carlos Silva

#111 Susan Frampton on 04.14.09 at 5:59 pm

Hey Tom…I remember you…sadly I won’t be able to attend the reunion..but you can catch up with me……..take care and give my best regards to former classmates that do attend….

#112 Lisa Vey on 04.14.09 at 6:45 pm

Class of 83 where are you? I haven’t seen anyone from 79-83. Nikki Efford and Beth Bygrove are you out there? I’m hoping to attend.

#113 joe florio on 04.14.09 at 9:08 pm

just found out about this website tonight, I will be there on may2 with my buddy carlos gonzales and we will see everybody at embers later that day. carlos silva, how are you and your family, angelo delorenzi, how the hell are you, anyway see everybody in may.

#114 Valerie Shank(Rombough) on 04.14.09 at 9:08 pm

1970-1974 I am looking forward to the reunion. I missed the 25th. I am hoping to see some friends from many years past especially Kathy Brown. I spent the best years at DMCI in the gym. See you all there on the 2nd.

#115 Nerill Thomas on 04.14.09 at 9:38 pm

I would love to attend. I went to Thomson 1980-1985. Is anyone else from those years attending?

#116 Linda Van de Broek (nee Ternowski) on 04.15.09 at 1:08 am

Hello Tomsonites… I was in the 4yr B&C .. should have graduated in 1968/69 (I think)..
I heard about the reunion from Dianne Craig and Pricilla Garvin… we will be attending.. funny how time has flown by.. yes, I was at the 25th, but the 50th is one I am really looking forward to.
I read that D&MT will be demolished.. I think that is very sad.. especially since it was part of the Tomson settlers heritage.
See you all at the 50th..Linda (Ternowski) Van de Broek

#117 Dave & Sandra Upton on 04.15.09 at 9:20 am

looking forward to it ! Hope to see some familiar faces ! Sandra & I will be there .

#118 Neils girdler on 04.15.09 at 10:25 am

looking forward to seeing my old beer buddies, the old guys from the football team, some of the old cheerleaders and of course the Hardy sisters??

#119 Michael Corscadden on 04.15.09 at 2:29 pm

To all the girls I loved before…Adele Haradine, Sandra Robinson, Patti Strowger, Jo-Anne Steed, Linda Gaudet, Jill Stainsby and of course Miss Murdoch. I wonder if Bill Claughton still has that GTO? 68-70

#120 gord treleaven on 04.15.09 at 8:09 pm

Kelly Anne- Glad to see that you and Melissa=Sue will be there.

#121 Susan Frampton on 04.16.09 at 7:20 am

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Ric/Richard McKenna or Eugene Waithe? 65-69?

#122 Karen Ardill on 04.16.09 at 10:31 am

I’d love to go to the afternoon reunion and see if anyone is there that I know. I’d love to hear from Vicky May, Barb Lazenby, Vicki Russell, Eileen and John Haslam, Shauna Case, Dave Gardiner, Walter Mueller, Bob Davio.

#123 Brian Thurston on 04.16.09 at 11:18 am

from the years 70-74, I remember the band tours (Kapuskasing, Poughkeepsie NY & Sewickley (?) Pennsylvania). Hoping to see some former band members on May 2.

#124 Drew Taylor on 04.16.09 at 1:10 pm

Looking forward to seeing so many old Friends!

#125 Tim Dollack on 04.16.09 at 6:36 pm

In response to Danny McGarrys’ diatribe; I distinctly told you in 1973 we should bite the bullet and pay more than $400 and book RUSH.
History has absolved me (Even if it took 36 years)!
See you May 2.

#126 Beth Dorosh (nee Stoddart) on 04.16.09 at 7:13 pm

Wow. It seems like most people are from the 60-70’s. Aren’t there more of us early 80’s types? How about Jackie Stanbury, Anne Gillanders, Brad and Cam McBain, Stephanie Zyvatkauskas, Keira McPhee, Betina Roekin, and the many others I remember?! Hope to see many familiar faces there.

#127 Leslie Duffield on 04.16.09 at 9:49 pm

Hey, Brian Thurston…. I am bringing some pictures of those infamous band trips! Looking forward to seeing former band members too. See you there

#128 Bob McBride on 04.17.09 at 2:10 pm

Beth, If you can get a hold of these people and invite them or know someone who knows them. It’s a word of mouth thing, a facebook thing, a yahoo group,
how’s that for a plug for Facebook groups

#129 NANCY YEAMAN on 04.18.09 at 6:05 pm

Class of 1976
I’m really looking forward to May 2nd – what a great time it’s going to be (how do you spell “laryngitis”??) It will be wonderful to see Carol Penhale, Debbie Childs (Reid), Deb Stoewen, Chris Killey, Sue Cooper and Gord Harling and MANY others. Will Barb Billinghurst, Charles Rodricks, Sue Hrivnak, Scott McKenzie, Janet Schuster, Janice and Julie (“Fiery Excretion”) Taylor … be there??? HOPE SO!! What about “old” neighbours; Lori Halliday and Pam and Sue Moore. The teachers I’m looking forward to seeing are Mr. Duff and Mr. Joblin (see Julie Taylor above!!!) Mr. Robinson (math), Ms. Moore (biology), Mr. Walton, Ms. Rideout and Ms. Iannacci. I’m coming from out west to walk the hallways one last time. It will be a sad occasion but also a total BLAST FROM THE PAST. Thank you to all the people involved in making this happen. See ya soon!

#130 Denise Turner nee Hodge on 04.18.09 at 6:11 pm

Hey, can’t wait. How many graduating class of 75′ kids will be there? Are ya coming out to play?

Looks like Jack Logiacco and Karen MacDonald, myself and Kim Macdonald will be there. Who else???

#131 Kathy Kightley& Don Karch on 04.18.09 at 11:01 pm

Looking forward to seeing everyone..We are coming with a bunch of our crowd..Haven’t seen many class of “82 people yet?? to see old friends that haven’t seen since end of Thomson..Lavorne Davis?, Sheila Shibata….Mr. Trelevan, so look forward to connecting with you again!, you remain the most caring, involved cool teacher I have ever had!! …and Neil, can’t believe I saw your name, love to catch up with you…
Don looks forward to connecting with the class of “81, .all the football crowd.etc…Look forward to seeing everyone on May 2..

#132 Kimberly Wright-Caraballo on 04.19.09 at 2:23 pm

Hi Nerill !
I will attend and try to pass the message around. I would also like to know if anyone from the 1980 – 1984 will be attending ?

#133 Bob Williams, 1969-78 on 04.19.09 at 2:32 pm

Mr. Walton and I will be offering lessons in stand-up comedy in the front foyer. Mr. Tucker will lead the applause. The trips to Quebec City were always fun. Merci Mlle Ludvigsen. See you on the 2nd.

#134 Bob Williams, 1969-78 on 04.19.09 at 2:34 pm

It is a shame that the building will disappear. The alumni will keep its memory alive.

#135 Deirdre Murphy on 04.19.09 at 3:24 pm

Planning to come in from Manitoba to attend. Is there anyone out there from the `81 Trillium crash, BB Birdie gang, or 70’s track team?

#136 Anna Gustanoff on 04.19.09 at 8:53 pm

Wow , can’t believe their closing down the greatest school of all times … Alot of memories and great people came from thompson. Looking forward to seeing some old friendly faces from the 80’s! The School will be sadly missed when driving down Lawrence Ave East.

#137 John Delorenzi on 04.19.09 at 10:00 pm

1969-1973 Iwas in the tech section ,Gord Burchard,Sandy Durda , Larry Ferg, Hope that someone else remembers me not as popular as my brother,any ways sorry that icant make it to the reuion on the 2nd and very sorry that the school is going away,but hope that are memories will stay John Delorenzi.

#138 George Pratt on 04.19.09 at 11:43 pm

Attended Thompson Collegiate the first year it opened. I was in grade 10 at the time. I have many great memories and hope to attend the re-union although I don’t think I will no anyone. The most famous person I remember is Carol Anne Balmer. She was so beautiful and Miss Toronto while we were in grade 12 together.

#139 Carrie Turney (nee Bustard) on 04.20.09 at 1:29 am

I attened Thomson from 1969 to 1972.

Susan Day and I will be attending the reunion. Hoping to meet up with David Eustace and Lorna Ferrari. Also hoping my sisters Valerie, Patsy, and Kathy will be attending.

Would love to find old friends Lea Snelling, Margaret Welsh, Eileen Alexiou, and Deborah Corrick.

#140 Bob Forrest on 04.20.09 at 12:30 pm

To John Delorenzi, sorry to hear you cant make it, I think Gerd Burchert and his brother are coming, havent seen or heard of Sandy Durda since we all left Thomson.

#141 Arnold on 04.20.09 at 2:00 pm

Hey, Deirdre

The Trillium Crash! I forgot all about that. I’ll be there with Dave Starrett on the Saturday afternoon.

#142 DOROTHY (JANES) HANCOCK on 04.20.09 at 3:36 pm

Looking forward to classmates from 1959-1962
Cathy McDonald especially. Are you out there?

#143 George Pratt on 04.20.09 at 11:36 pm

Does anyone have contact with Loren Knowles or Geraldine Slater. They would have attended David and Mary in the early sixties. Dorothy Danes seems to have attended the same time I did???? It has been 50 years and it is hard to remember so many of the old friends.

#144 Penney Slonecky on 04.21.09 at 2:04 pm

Debbie Sisnett and I are looking forward to May 2, hoping to see the old gang! My sisters, Darlene, Jody and Cara will also be there!!

#145 Leslie Duffield 70-74 on 04.21.09 at 3:27 pm

Boy, I sure hope that posters Bob Williams 69-78 and Gord Treleaven 70 – 87 were teachers….. if not, that’s a LOT of years of being left back!

#146 Nancy Janes on 04.21.09 at 10:07 pm

HaHa Bob Williams…… they make you call them Mr. Tucker and Mr. Walton? Still? Pretty sure I’ve never been to Quebec city…{cringe}

#147 Tom Childs on 04.21.09 at 10:38 pm

I am looking forward to seeing the graduating Class of 1976 on May 2nd.

My wife, Carolyn Kay, also graduated that year from Thomson and will be coming.

See you then!

#148 Rick Edwards on 04.22.09 at 11:23 am

Hey Deidre

I was there for Bye Bye Birdie (band) and going to dinner at Captain John’s while onboard the Trillium.

#149 Carol Grant nee Mobbs on 04.22.09 at 3:44 pm

I went to Grade 9 at Winston Churchill CI while DMTC was being built, then attended grades 10 and 11 at the newly opened collegiate. Guess I’m dating myself! Looking forward to seeing some ‘old’ classmates.

#150 Carol Grant nee Mobbs on 04.22.09 at 3:56 pm

I attended grade 10 the year the new school opened, then grade 11. Was that really 50 years ago! I’ll be at the reunion.

#151 Bob Williams, 1969-78 on 04.22.09 at 7:34 pm

Nancy Janes:
Don’t be silly. To Quebec you were at the back of the bus “entertaining” the would-be skiers. I confiscated your micky of rye; Walton said it was delicious! Merci.

#152 Jackie (Baumken) McKinnon on 04.22.09 at 9:09 pm

I attended Thomson from 1964-1968 – and am looking forward to attending on May 2nd with some of my former classmates and friends: Bonnie, Denise & Bob, Ellen, Nancy, Evelyn & Bruce, Gord, Bill. Hope to see Jeanette York also a former classmate. I have many fond memories of my years at Thomson C.I. — great school dances — performers like ‘Bobby Curtola’; the ‘Delphies'(sp?). Skating parties at ‘Little Switzerland’, the Thomson Curling Club at the Broom and Stone; as well as the great dances that were held at the Broom and Stone; the ‘Miles for Millions’ walk-a-thon. We had some great teachers as well. After High School, I worked as a Secretary with the Scarborough Board of Education from 1969 to 1972 at Sir Wilfrid Laurier C.I. — it was interesting because some of the staff I worked with at Laurier C.I. had been teachers at Thomson CI when I was a student there!! I returned to work with the Scarborough Board in 1986 – after being at home raising our 3 sons (all 3 of them attended Thomson for a part of their Secondary education). I am happily enjoying retirement life now with my husband, Harv, (we’ll be celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary this June!!) We have 5 grandchildren, that we enjoy spending time with (our 2 grandsons will hopefully be able to start golfing with us this summer) –our granddaughters are into horse-riding, and dancing. Life has been good to us!!

#153 Nancy Janes on 04.23.09 at 12:06 am

de rien

#154 Nancy Janes on 04.23.09 at 9:37 am

Bob Williams…..
used to be:
SKI – skinny, cute and invincible…..
now just
GOLF – grey, old, lined and fat

#155 Connie on 04.23.09 at 10:58 am

Angelo – You have too much time on your hands. Your old buddy, Frank, as will your other buddy, Joe Florio, will see you on May 2nd…Hope all is well with you and your family…

#156 Maureen Trott nee McEwan on 04.23.09 at 3:31 pm

Hi everyone from 1961-1966. Was at reunion in ’99. Probably won’t make it to this one. Still great friends with Barb Hirst and Val Randall. Love to hear from anyone, especially Leslie Whitby-Costescu, Carolyn Snider. Many thanks to all the fabulous teachers from those years, espec. Ken Weber, Miss McMinn, Mr. Anderson(Math), Mr. Brown (History), Mr. Fleck, Mr. Farrow, Mr. Wagner. Have a great time everyone……..

#157 Louise Bell on 04.23.09 at 6:38 pm

Wow, what a great opportunity to connect with everyone from the past..
I attended Thomson from 63-68. Looking forward to May 2nd.
I saw your message Darlene Brohman and Mike Flynn. I hope to see you there. I will bring my sister Nancy.

#158 Bob Williams, 1969-78 on 04.23.09 at 7:23 pm

Nancy J.
So . . . the vendetta continues.
I’ll get you, my fine pretty!
And you were wrong about the GOLF. Na Na.
The SKI attributes still apply.

#159 Terry Janes on 04.23.09 at 7:26 pm

Thinking about coming in from Kelowna. Wondering if the class of 1967 will be well represented?

#160 Louise Bell on 04.23.09 at 7:47 pm

Wow, what a great opportunity to connect with everyone from the past..
I attended Thomson from 63-68. Looking forward to May 2nd.
I saw your message Darlene Brohman and Mike Flynn. I hope to see you there. I hope my sister Nancy will be able to make it as well.

#161 Theresa Kivioja nee Steffen on 04.23.09 at 8:35 pm

Hi Everyone from 1977-89. I will most likely be remembered as Donna Putsey’s friend. Both of us are looking forward to attending the reunion and meeting up with everyone. See you all May 2nd

#162 Theresa Kivioja nee Steffen on 04.23.09 at 8:46 pm

1977-1980 It only seemed that long at the time Now it seems like it went by in the blink if an eye – LOL

#163 Lorna Shewfelt (now Mertz) on 04.23.09 at 8:50 pm

Can’t make it on the 2nd, but I have kept in touch with Ruth Russell and wonder where all my Thomson friends are now. E-mail me if you have a story to share.


#164 Lorna Shewfelt (now Mertz) on 04.23.09 at 8:50 pm

My year of grad was ’69!

#165 Donna Putsey-Di Cristofaro on 04.23.09 at 9:05 pm

Clara Akey-Logiacco and Jack Logiacco hope to see you both there, if not, I’ll talk to Jack. Angelo Delorenzo you used to flip the crap out of me in judo class—- I haven’t forgotten. Anyone hear from Sophie and Mary Samaras? I will be attending May 2 with Theresa Steffen and my hubby and his cousins. Looking forward to seeing everyone. I haven’t been to a reunion even so this will be the first and last.

#166 Heather Duffield on 04.23.09 at 10:22 pm

Hi everyone 78 – 83 – looking forward to seeing many old friends!
Hi Deidre – I was in the wind ensemble and choir. I was on the Trillium and went on the Barnstable trip. I was also in Bye Bye Birdie. I remember doing a show called Canada Is and another show all about Love, but I can’t remember what it was called.

#167 Elaine O'Keefe (Smith) on 04.23.09 at 11:21 pm

I was a little slow finding out about this website so I”m hoping to drop into the openhouse as I still live close to the old neighbourhood. Just wondering if any of the “dirty dozen, minus 2” will be attending so we can recall the Vendredi 13 and Oliver!
In particular, I’m looking for Yvonne Rolfvandenbaumen (can’t believe I remember how to spell it!)
Looking at the old yearbook has brought back some wonderful memories…

#168 Mike Pytak on 04.24.09 at 10:46 am

Well just heard about this although I never attended Thompson, I went to Bendale 78-82 I did have several friends there from my Glen Ravine and Charles Gordon days lost touch with everyone, I just may make an appearance at the Pub night next week 🙂

#169 Jeanette (York) Parker on 04.24.09 at 2:48 pm

Hi Jackie. So nice that you remembered me. It has been such a long time. I am hoping to be there on May 2nd and we can catch up.

And Hi to Lorna Shewfelt. I have your email address and will drop you a line. Been thinking of you lately.

Looking forward to seeing some school chums.

#170 Lenore Cuddy-Chumbley on 04.24.09 at 2:59 pm

Mr Williams
So glad that I will have a chance to see you again.
I wish that Grant and Judy McKinlay could be with us.
I am in contact with Bob and Faye through out the year.
See you then
Lenore Cuddy (Chumbley)

#171 Bob Williams, 1969-78 on 04.24.09 at 7:26 pm

Grant & Judy will be missed. I hope Bob & Faye are able to attend. We have so much catching up to do!

#172 RICK FITCHETT on 04.24.09 at 8:58 pm


#173 Leslie Duffield 70-74 on 04.24.09 at 10:39 pm

Hey, Fitch….. a bunch of us are going to the Suburban for dinner after school…. why don’t you join us? Cheryl, Nancy, Bruce, Anita, and others….. c’mon…. it’ll be fun!

#174 Janice Stewart nee Standfield on 04.25.09 at 10:40 am

Where are you Mary livingstone? Email me please….and Karen, Linda, Anne Bellefeuille, Heide, love to hear from you too!
Wish I could attend, but I can’t.

#175 Valerie Rennie 68 - 71 on 04.25.09 at 11:07 am

Will be there and have tickets for the Embers. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
The suburban..wonder if we’re still banded (for life)?
Goddo…he’s on facebook!
@ Lynne – Randy Black is on facebook
Hope there are nametags lol

#176 Chris (Stanton) & Graham Keats on 04.25.09 at 11:25 am

It’s great to see the class of ’67 will be well represented! Chris & I will be there from Salina, Kansas.
Looking forward to visiting with old friends from that era. Glad to see that Stan Farrow is still involved.

Anyone know if Steve Baker, Barb Greaves, Kathy Gooch & Chris Nicholl are still around?

#177 Bob Forrest on 04.25.09 at 11:52 am

To Valerie Rennie, the Suburban is still there but doesnt remotely look like it did in our day and has changed hands several times so im sure your ban has been lifted!
And yes, there will be nametags !

Bob Forrest 69-74
Alumni Committee

#178 RICK FITCHETT on 04.25.09 at 6:34 pm


#179 Jasper Felix on 04.26.09 at 12:35 am

Hello to all Class Of 1983. Many great memories. Barry Yetman remember the food and last day of school egg fights at the back upper parking lot? Hoping to see Gary Soper, Jeff Linton, James Carroll, kegger party gang cottagers, also the gals Cathy (cutey) Pye now working at IBM of all places! Debbie Fitz and Michelle Pennington, who can forget loud mouth City Tv personality Jennifer Peck giving ” mouth treats” to all the guys afer a round of spin the bottle at Dale Smith’s legendary house parties. Chris and dave Alexander the autistic twins. Looking foward to seeing so many more screw-ups! Lol!

#180 George Pratt on 04.26.09 at 1:57 am

Hoping to hear from some of the class of 59.

#181 Valerie Rennie 68 - 71 on 04.26.09 at 9:52 am

@ Bob Thanks for the info..we may go there as well then provided there’s no tailgate party lol
For anyone who wants to connect, I go by my maiden name on facebook and my email is cheers!

#182 Chris Kitchen (Clements) on 04.26.09 at 11:14 am

Glad to see Noel and Ron. Hope we’re not the only old folks from that first group of grade 9s in 1959. How the heck did we get this old anyway????

#183 Paul Kitchen on 04.26.09 at 11:15 am

Looking forward to seeing a few familiar faces from the class of 1966 on Saturday afternoon.

#184 Jeanette (York) Parker on 04.26.09 at 12:04 pm

Hi Christine Stanton. I was pleased to see that you and Graham are coming to the Reunion. I don’t know if you remember my family. My Mom and Dad (Mike and Jean York) were friends of your parents in Scarborough. The last time that I saw you was in 1980 at the Peterborough Civic Hospital. The girl in the bed beside me was a friend of you and Graham. That was when my daughter was born. My mother speaks of your Mom Dorothy from time to time and wishes that there was some way that they could get in touch with each other. I remember your brother Andrew and Roger was one of my sister’s first puppy love. I will provide my email address and you can let me know if it is possible to get these two ladies in contact again. My Dad passed away 12 years ago this month. Most of my family lives in Oshawa now. I hope that we can get a chance to say hello on the 2nd.

Thanks –

#185 DOROTHY AMINSON(PERRY) on 04.26.09 at 2:46 pm

I am planning on attending on May 2nd. I would really like to find Pat McKenna(whose brothers name is Rick).
I see on classmates the two Deering sisters, but not Susan. Does anyone have any information?? What happened to Dennis Lusty, Peter Dean and Jack Gill?

If you read this and you know me I would love to get in touch with former classmates. I would also love to know who is attending:

#186 Tara Bertram-Glennie on 04.26.09 at 3:11 pm

It’s amazing to see how one school has effected so many people. I graduated in 1992 and still talk to some friends from Thomson but there are so many more that I would love to hear from…..let’s get the word out and make this 50th more than just a 50th reunion, let’s make it the bash of the century! Look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!
P.S. Yes Mr. Hagg it’s Tara not Grace! 🙂

#187 DOROTHY AMINSON(PERRY) on 04.26.09 at 3:23 pm

Hi again:
Just wondering if those people who use to hang around Thomson Park with us are going to the reununion? You know who you are: to name a few, Sue McCandless, John Blair, Rod Colmer, etc.

#188 DOROTHY AMINSON(PERRY) on 04.26.09 at 6:24 pm

I would like to know if the people from Gully Drive are going: Jim Ferguson, Marilyn McBride, Linda James, Linda Martin(Jolly)Ray Leger, Don Leger, Pat Dufton, Joan Marvin(what happened to Joan Marvin)and everyone else?? By the way Louise Owttram I use to babysit you and your brother Bruce and by the way Mary Ann Brown I dont think I remember you because I think you are younger but everyone remembers your brother Jim. He would probably know my ex-husband more than me.

#189 Louise Yates Parker on 04.26.09 at 6:26 pm

I graduated in 1971, hope to see former classmates there!
Contact me at:

#190 Lesley Beresford on 04.26.09 at 7:23 pm

Hoping a lot of former bandmates show up – we may have been labelled “dweebs” but that’s because we kept it amongst ourselves. Anyone in touch with Linda Pohlman? I was for a while but… Mr Fitchett aka Smelt King looking forward to seeing you! Have thought a lot about Lori(Blackwell)Morgan and hope to see her and Mr & Mrs Bell there.

#191 Ed Scarlett on 04.26.09 at 9:17 pm

Anyone know the whereabouts of Ron Barnes or Steve Trunks:)

#192 Bill Wilson on 04.27.09 at 8:22 am

I am not able to make it to the reunion. It would be fun to get in contact with some former classmates (class of 1979) and maybe catch up. You can find me at…

#193 Geri (McLoughlin) & Lorne Graham on 04.27.09 at 11:32 am

I still see a bunch of people from Rintella Court and have maintained my closest friendships through the years – people I went to school with… Lorne and I are hoping to be there; would love to roam the halls where we met one last time… “Into the darkness of the forest”… does anyone have the lyrics to our school song?

#194 Jim walmer on 04.27.09 at 1:21 pm

Martha and I found a couple of flights and will be there Saturday afternoon and looking forward to seeing old friends from 61-66. Drop a line if you remember the Walmers from Thomson (Jim or Ron).

#195 Marty Platt on 04.27.09 at 1:22 pm

Will be heading up and hope to see some old friends, attended 62-63 grades 9/10; Kenn and Lynda, will see you both soon.

#196 Chris Kitchen (Clements) on 04.27.09 at 1:56 pm

For Geri — the school song, written by everyone’s favourite music teacher, Richard Jolliffe, back in our very first year in that half-finished building.

Into the darkness of the forest
to pioneer the land
David and Mary Thomson bravely came
where proudly now we stand
Never the fear of toil dismayed them
May we their sons the same
Ever be striving to bring honour to
The school that bears their name
Hail Thomson, we will fight
For scarlet, black and white
The maple leaf our emblem for
Thomson forevermore.

Hope you’ll be ready to burst into song on Saturday!

#197 Dave Carter on 04.27.09 at 3:14 pm

I’ll be there and will recreate the walk I took every day from ’73-’78 as my parents still live in the same house

#198 Leslie Duffield on 04.27.09 at 3:40 pm

Geri….. the lyrics to the school song (I hope I remembered them correctly)

Into the darkness of the forest
To pioneer the land
David and Mary Thomson bravely came
Where proudly now we stand
Never the fear of toil dismayed them
May we their sons the same
Ever be striving to bring honor to
The school that bears their name

Hail Thomson, we will fight
For scarlet, Black and white
The Maple leaf
Our emblem for
Thomson, forever more

#199 Tom Hrivnak on 04.27.09 at 4:14 pm

Jackie ( Baumken) McKinnon I am bringing a photo of you that might be one of your graduation photos, I’m not sure. I have one of you, Patti McCullagh, and one of the entire cast of ‘Don’t Drink The Water’. I will try and get them displayed in our decade room.

Graham Keats, Steve Baker has a company with his brother Rick in Ajax Ontario. It is called Plastiglass and the number is 905-428,2002. Your sister is front and center in the Cast photo mention above. I hope she can make it too.

My e-mail is I hope to be there late Saturday afternoon and at Embers.

#200 Bob Heath on 04.27.09 at 5:29 pm

Here it is Geri and Lorne!
Into the darkness of the forest…To pioneer the land…David and Mary Thomson bravely came…where proudly now we stand…Never the fear of toil dismayed them…may we their sons (sic) the same….ever be striving to bring honour to…the school that bears their name…..Hail Thomson, we will fight….For scarlett black and white…. The Maple leaf our emblem for….Thomson for everymore.

Written and composed by Dick Jolliffe, first Head of Music at Thomson in 1959

#201 Christine Evans (Lewis) on 04.27.09 at 5:52 pm

Wow. 50 years. I just heard about it on Breakfast Television this morning. I’ve been reading down the posts and came to Leslie Beresford’s post. Rick & Lori Morgan will be there and so will the Bells I’m told. We were inspired to call Rick & Lori who we haven’t spoken with in 10 years. Terry and I hope to see lots of familiar faces there. Between us ’68-’73. Ter says sounds like Mr. Williams hasn’t changed and wonders if he remembers the London/Paris trip.

#202 Marie Penney on 04.27.09 at 6:04 pm

I think I remember them 🙂

Into the darkness of the forest
to pioneer the land
david and mary thomson bravely came
to where proudly now we stand
never the fear of toil dismayed them
oh we their sons the same
ever striving to bring honour to
the school that bears their name
hail thomson we shall fight
for scarlet black and white
the maple leaf our emblem for


#203 patricia vaughan (aka dawne calovic) on 04.27.09 at 6:07 pm

into the darkness of the forest
to pioneer the land
david and mary thomson bravely came
where proudly now we stand
never the fear of toil dismayed them
may we, their sons, the same
ever give honour to the ????
the school that bears their name
hail thomson, we will fight
for scarlet, black, and white
the maple leaf, our emblem for
thomson forevermore

#204 Marci Keats Rudolph on 04.27.09 at 7:24 pm

It is unreal that the school is to be raised. So many years of excellence, fun and drama (in both senses!) will be erased. I’ll be at the reunion too. Anyone know the whereabouts of Jenny Harrison (Class of ’72)? I feel badly that Judy McKinley has passed, to me she had the most potential of the graduating class.

#205 Geri (McLoughlin) Graham on 04.27.09 at 10:47 pm

Thanks so much for putting the school song lyrics up… now I can’t stop singing it! I’m really looking forward to seeing ‘old’ friends of mine and Lorne’s there – if you wanna say hi, please email me at

Hey Sharon, I’ll meet you at Tower’s Cafeteria. We’ll hit the Broom later and check out The Red Barn or Friar Tuck’s for a midnite snack to cap it all off. I’ll wear my stove pipe pants from Elaine Plaza – they’re just getting hemmed at Bond’s. LMAO


(You are welcome! – William Stratas, webmaster)

#206 Louise Ewing nee Owttrim on 04.28.09 at 2:27 am

Dorothy Perry – wow, that’s sure a name from my past, I remember your family well. There are several folks from Gully Drive and surrounding streets going that I know of – Valerie Marsh, Sandra MacIntyre, Carrie Bustard, to name a few. My brother Bruce lives outside Orillia – don’t know if he is coming – and I don’t know if you remember I had a younger brother, Ron. I think he and his wife, Leslie Moore, are going to drop in. My e-mail is if you want to get in touch.

#207 Tom Wilson, class of '76 on 04.28.09 at 8:18 am

Looking forward to the afternoon at the school. Not sure if Embers has enough space to accomodate 50 years of alumni…but hope to drop in. Bought the ticket, anyways.

#208 Stan Farrow on 04.28.09 at 9:54 am

Wonderful to see all this enthusiasm for the School Song – even if some memories are a bit shaky. We’ll be singing it with the school’s senior band at the auditorium ceremony. (Want to sit in with the band? Check GET INVOLVED on the website.) Steven Duff, Thomson’s Music Head from 1967 to 1989, has agreed to conduct it, for old time’s sake. And the words will be in the printed program. You can read about its composition in the Spring 2006 Alumni Newsletter (page 4) on this website. That article is reprinted, along with the words and music, in the souvenir booklet which I hope you’ve ordered. A few extras may be available on the day.
You’ve got 4 days left to practise!
Stan (Mr.) Farrow

#209 Kim Montgomery Bett on 04.28.09 at 10:17 am

Graduated in ’76. See just a few names from my era on here…Bill Stratus, Drew Taylor. Prompted me to dig out the yearbook. Looking for Sylvia Strassmayer, Bev Pie, Billie Grant, Len Bulmer, Gord Aikins, Phil Marchello, Jim Olidis, Paul Mancini, Carrie McKitrick, old neighbours Cathy McQueen, Gord Griffin and Donna McCrossan to name but a few. Can’t make the 2nd. but would be great to find out what direction life took these folks. Married Woburn Wildcat Alan Bett and moved to Waterloo in ’79 so lost touch over the years. Email is

#210 Susan Frampton on 04.28.09 at 11:12 am

into the darkness of the forest
to pioneer the land
david and mary thomson bravely came
where proudly now we stand
never the fear of toil dismayed them
may we, their sons, the same
ever be striving to bring honour to
the school that bears their name
hail thomson, we will fight
for scarlet, black, and white
the maple leaf, our emblem for
thomson forevermore

I think the line in question is:

ever be striving to bring honour to
the school that bears their name

greetings from Paris!!

#211 Lillian (Alkok) Lennox 70-75 on 04.28.09 at 11:27 am

Hey Class of ’75! I’m looking thru that great yellow covered yearbook! Remember our loud leader Doug Ruggles and the super cool Dave Fujimoto? A special shout out to those we haven’t heard from in years: Heather Willows, Peter Smith, Peggy Rootham, Karen Boucher, Dave Gray, Cathy Hawkins, Julius Kallay, Bob Hafner, Debbie Patterson, Ross McGowan, Carol Tieman, Evelyn Suchay, Gary Carefoote, Patsy Yamashita, Mary Vescio. Rob and I look forward to seeing many of you this Sat. May 2!!

#212 Rhys (reese) Koski on 04.28.09 at 2:06 pm

Sounds great. Hope to make it.Where are Greg Plummer, and randy Pugh?
We were quite a threesome. I live in S. Western Ontario now. Alan Wintrip lives 100 kms. from me but cannot attend.
How about the band members from 70-74? Baird Heide, where are you?
And what the heck is Scott Gray doing?

#213 Sandra McIntyre on 04.28.09 at 3:45 pm

I’m very excited about the upcoming reunion! Louise Owttrim, Val Marsh and myself will be there! Hope to see many of our old classmates from Hunter’s Glen and Thomson. We attended late 60’s early 70’s.

#214 David Sheppard on 04.28.09 at 3:48 pm

Looking forward to thanking all the teachers and staff for putting up with me while imparting their vast knowledge so I might become… oh whatever!
See ya’all there!

#215 Linda Van de Broek (nee Ternowski) on 04.28.09 at 4:19 pm

Hi to Geri McLoughan..Do you remember me from Jacob Drive?? Whitby??
I am coming to the reunion on Saturday with Dianne (Craig) and Pricilla/Percy (Garvin).
Hope to run into you and others on Saturday and have tickets for the Embers Pub Night too!!
Linda (Boyd/Ternowski) Van de Broek
Class 68/69

#216 Thom Rhind on 04.28.09 at 5:04 pm


Hey!!! Where is everyone from the 1981-1986. Derek Hills, Jim Whalen, Kim Healey, Warren Wakkida, Jim “Devilfish” Devinish, Joanne Cairns, Michelle Wiseman, Wendy Wiseman, Kelly Milroy, Louie Shoukis, Romeo Tirona,Alfred Wennsing, Michelle Mason, Phil Luckhoo, Samantha Jung, Heather Beaumont, Doug Beaumont, Andrea Berringer, Jennifer “the prize queen” Peck, Sheldon Pickett, Richard London…. and so many more to mention. All the guys from Brock Towers and the Broom and Stone. (You know who you are.)
Long gone are the years of Thomson, but so many memories are still there. Some of them good and some bad. Long live the memory of Brian Prior. Still miss him. Hope to see some of you there.

Thomas Rhind

#217 RICK FITCHETT on 04.28.09 at 5:06 pm


#218 Brad Hatt on 04.28.09 at 9:10 pm

Class 70-75; looking forward to seeing old friends, sharing some great memories and a few laughs. Speaking of friends; I will be bringing as my dates, Lyn Murray,Mike Wong, Mike Bellefeuille,John White,Ross McGowanand Mike Easton. See you at the school & Embers.

#219 Lamarche, Moesdyk & Zickic on 04.28.09 at 10:02 pm

Yea we still hang together, but don’t live in the Hood. Hey 82-85 hope to see you during the big day and night function. Any news on how the ticket sales are going? Big shout out to Mary, Leslie & Beth hope to see u around. Anyone heard from Ross Taylor?

#220 Debbie Fitzgerald on 04.28.09 at 10:11 pm

Class of 83……….a lot of great memories. Kim Green, Lisa Lythgoe, Cathy Pye, Michele Pennington, Jill Karch and I are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces!

#221 Greg Plummer on 04.29.09 at 2:52 am

Hey there all you class of 74ers… Rhys Koski u old bird u… i’ve been trying to find u for years now… hope ur gonna make it on the 2nd… contact me anyway.. anyone else who remembers me, drop me a line…

#222 Geri (McLoughlin) & Lorne Graham on 04.29.09 at 9:55 am

wooooo – hey Linda Van de Broek — yes, of course I remember you from Jacob Drive Whitby… small world! I’ll see you, Diane, Priscilla and everyone on Saturday!!!

#223 Anna Sfetkopoulos (Graduated 1992) on 04.29.09 at 10:03 am

I will be attending the “open house only”
Looking forward to seeing you all 🙂

#224 Christopher Cameron on 04.29.09 at 10:36 am

I am looking forward to catching up with any staff or students from the sixties who may still have survived. We did some fine work in the band and on the stage back then, with Mr Duff and Mr Farrow. I’m not sure if many people realize that if it hadn’t been for our prodigious patronage at the McDonald’s across the street (where a coffee was about 12 cents I think), the entire chain might never have survived.

#225 Lisa Lythgoe Dykeman on 04.29.09 at 11:32 am

Looking forward to catching up with old friends and teachers! I have so mant great memories of TCI!! I keep telling my kids-get involved and enjoy high school, it’s the best time of your life!!! See everyone on the 2nd.

#226 Dave Boorne on 04.29.09 at 11:56 am

Hope to find some old friends at the reunion. Been trying to contact Bob Stevens for years. Ron McKay also. 1959 to 1963 were good years and I’m looking forward to revisiting them.
Thanks to the organizing committee!

#227 Addison and Lorraine on 04.29.09 at 11:59 am

Well i’m hoping that someone from my era would contact us…. We are Addison and Lorraine Khan (formerly Lorraine Noronha (a.k.a. Franklins sister)…. we met at D.M.T.C.I in 1979 at school and got married 10 years later… If any one from that time period is attending… email us at…..

Addy and Lorraine

#228 Hana (Kubickova or Kubicek) Bland on 04.29.09 at 3:33 pm

wow! I’m really looking forward to catching up with some of the class of ’83.
To Mr. Latin (AKA Mr. Farrow): I understand the nickname stuck after my slip of the tongue (in 1980?). I’m sorry to say that “cave canem” is about the extent of my memory of Latin. Does the sign on your gate read “cave marita, canem est placido”? – I’m sure my husband wishes for such a sign some times.

#229 Jim Cook on 04.29.09 at 3:53 pm

It’s sad to see the old girl about to bite the dust.

It will be great to see those from the mid-60s again. Jim Taylor and Heinz Dahn – will you be there? How about Mike Costescu (since we still have some unfinished business to take up with Mr. Moyer)?

Will anyone from the football team be there (sans tissue paper for purported shaving nicks)?

To Mr. Farrow – Little did I know that 4 years of Latin would actually be very useful (as indeed it has been and I don’t just mean for crosswords).

Carole – I saw your message and will be there if I can postpone a business trip to England for a week or two.

#230 Joan Tomkinson (Dimson) on 04.29.09 at 4:13 pm

Graduated in 1966 and looking forward to renewing old friends. Where are they all?
I have dug out the old yearbook and plan to bring it with me.
See you all Saturday

#231 David Robson on 04.29.09 at 5:59 pm

It is great to see names and recall faces of the past. As previously noted, I am quite sad that I cannot attend. However, I do e-mail .

Yesterday, was my 25th wedding anniversary – wow. And I living my dream as a parish priest in York, PA. I am in a great parish that has many children, youth and adult education (my background) programs.

I will be thinking of my time at DMTCI this Saturday.

#232 Stan Farrow on 04.29.09 at 6:49 pm

Hana, I don’t have a dog, placid or otherwise, and my wife is wonderful – perhaps even after I desert her all day Saturday! Hope to see you then. Cave rhetorem!
Mr. Latin

#233 Holly Kramer on 04.29.09 at 7:44 pm

I am considering coming by on Saturday…but I wonder why I don’t recognize more names (?) Where are…(in no particular order):
Bill Knight, Peter Leslie, Jim McCron, Jane Walker, Denise Beauchamp (and her big brother, David), Janine Davie (and her little sis, Jenna), Brenda Nashino, Susan Reid, Pam Shaw (and her younger sister Jackie), Clare Hannon (and her sis Louise!), Susan Byers, Wayne Cordes, Wade Noon, Virpi Kononen, Andy Ash, Ed Rosental, Gene Colosimo, Joan Temple, Karen Powell, Sandra (Sam) Jones, Greg Jones, Paul Jones, Daryl and Doug Jones, John Suslyk, Susan Leslie, Jayne Hancock, Diana & Linda Cornachia, Mike Bennett, Michael Barrette, Rob Braj, Bettina Braj!! Pat Lamey, Tom Wheeler, Gene Colosimo, Mike Bunting, Larry Lythgoe, Patti Abrams, Charles Reitsma, Hannika Reitsma, Jayne Delbeek (Charles Delbeek is in Hawaii), Brock Philmore (and his sister Brenda), Ralph Schroeder, Ralph Schaede, Robbie Beverley, Red (Art)Kelloway, Pat Springthorpe………..

#234 Laurel Wilton-Vardy on 04.29.09 at 8:06 pm

Hi, just looking through the list here. Don’t think
alot of the people here remember me. But I was
the reception that took Mrs. Hunt’s job, after her
passing. I know Bob and Mr. Myrvold remember me
so do other teachers in the 80’s. I should be there
in the afternoon. Bye for now.

Mrs. Wilton- or to some Mrs. Vardy, party harty vardy

#235 Laurel Wilton-Vardy on 04.29.09 at 8:07 pm

Hi there, looking forward to seeing some of the
teachers, don’t know if any students would remember
me or not. I definitely want to say hi to Miss Russell
in the Library, hope to see you then.

Laurel Wilton

#236 Terri Townley (Bell) on 04.29.09 at 8:26 pm

I hope to get a ticket for Saturday night to see everyone from 78. If I can’t get one or one of my of the old group can’t make it, drop me a line.

#237 Clara Logiacco-Akey on 04.29.09 at 9:04 pm

Hey Angelo, you must remember the dance … Ah, freak out (Le Freak). You got right up front & danced it all. But we had a guy for a teacher, can’t remember his name right now.

#238 Clara Logiacco-Akey on 04.29.09 at 9:07 pm

I’m bummed I won’t be there. Donna, we’ll make plans to see each other.

#239 Theresa Kivioja nee Steffen on 04.29.09 at 10:22 pm

Clara, Donna Putsey and I went through the year books this past weekend and it’s scary what that girl remembers. I have been in touch with Leo Racciopo and he can’t make it, and sorry that you can’t. I know Donna is looking forward to catching up with you. Mary & Sofi Samaras will be at the school in the afternoon along with Sophie Iaonnou I wonder if any of the McComb girls will come. Last I heard Marie was in Calgary. Looking forward to Saturday.

#240 Gord Cameron on 04.29.09 at 10:33 pm

Marj Vendrig and I will be there on Saturday afternoon. Like Lillian and Rob, we are somehow still married.

#241 Celia Klemenz on 04.29.09 at 10:50 pm

I’m attending the open house and looking forward to seeing some faces from 1972-75. Anyone know what happened to Ginny Milne? Are you out there? Are you planning to attend?

#242 Bob Forrest on 04.30.09 at 12:23 am

To Holly Kramer, as far as i know John Suslyk is coming,( i have him on Facebook) and i worked at GM with both Bill Knight and Jim McCron, Bill Knight is involved with the union there so i have no idea if hes coming, dont know if McCron will show. havent heard anything about him in years.

#243 Graham Keats on 04.30.09 at 1:10 am

Tom Hrivnak thanks for the info on Steve. Marcia will be there as well as Chris’s brother Roger who attended for a couple of years. Nice to see Mr. Farrow is still around!

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

#244 Kathy Tae (Stoddart) on 04.30.09 at 10:41 am

Terri Townley (Bell) & Diane Houghton-Feeney — looking very much forward to seeing you on Saturday!! Any word on whereabouts of Anne, Anna, Kaarina, others??

#245 Greg Plummer on 04.30.09 at 1:34 pm

I’m hoping Bill Haw, Ken Hori, Randy Pugh and a few other ‘Trekkers’ from grade nine in ’69 make it out on May 2nd…
Drop me a line if you read this anyway…

#246 Patsy Bustard on 04.30.09 at 2:27 pm

Would love to see my neighbourhood girls…Helen Alousis,Brenda Wright,Anita Evans.

#247 Mike Bellefeuille on 04.30.09 at 6:15 pm

Now that the restraining order from the 35th Anniversary has finally expired, and the Rennaisance Hotel has changed hands, I look forward to visiting the old haunts of my misguided youth.
How appropriate that the 70s ( best music ever) grads will be meeting in the Boys Gym. That’s the only class we never skipped.
Hope to hook up with old friends….. it won’t be dull.


(You get credit for the wittiest comment posted to date on this web site, Well done Mike – Bill Stratas, webmaster)

#248 Donna Stephanson nee Wakelin on 04.30.09 at 6:20 pm

Penny Slonecky: I used to babysit you and Darlene, Jody and Cara. I lived next door to you at 118. I won’t be at the reunion as I live in BC and work but would love to hear from one of you girls at Have a great reunion everyone. Are any of the Gibson’s out there, Donna, Ian, Ken or Warren?

#249 J. Petrovich on 04.30.09 at 6:32 pm

Im looking forward to coming to the reunion myself,its been along time. I hope to see once again the people that made such a lasting impression on me,class of 1975.
John Petrovich

#250 Holly Kramer on 04.30.09 at 7:17 pm

Thanks, Bob Forrest!
I’ve spoken to a couple of old friends from TCI and I guess I’ll make the effort to come back to the burbs from downtown TO…..
BUT, you can’t make me stay!!

#251 Louise Bell on 04.30.09 at 7:29 pm

Hello Mr. Farrow

Looking forward to seeing you again. It has been many years since I taught your daughter and son at John A Leslie….. Since you are leaving your wife for the day, please send her my regards. I hope to see you Sat.
I am also looking forward to singing the school song….

#252 Marsha (91-95) on 04.30.09 at 8:26 pm

D & M
Let’s Go!!
Those 4 years were the best years of my life. Sad to see it go but the memories live on.
Mr. Farrow you were my favourite teacher and honourable mention to Mr. Moore and Mdm. Kacira.

#253 Gloria Ryder Floyd on 04.30.09 at 8:40 pm

Oh my gosh Holly, can’t believe all the people you remember! Brings back memories. Won’t be attending, living in Birmingham, Alabama and usually only make it up there during the summer. Been here 29 years. To keep in touch visit Facebook. Sounds like a great weekend planned.

#254 Bill Haw on 05.01.09 at 12:59 am

Hey Greg P. Ken Hori and I will be there, probably around 2 pm. Looking forward to it!

#255 Mary Vescio on 05.01.09 at 9:47 am

Hey Lillian Alkok Lennox
I want to see you guys too! I can’t believe you remembered me. Still remember the grad party you & Rob had. Hope to see you there. I still think of Paulette
& Tom from time to time with find memories.

#256 Beth Carter on 05.01.09 at 11:11 am

Hey Mary Ann Brown, saw your brother at the last Reunion, glad you are coming to this one.
Lee Howell …..will look for you there.

#257 Beth Carter on 05.01.09 at 11:15 am

Hi Maryann Brown, looking forward to seeing you. Am living in Ajax and working for the DDSB.
Lee Howell, hope to see you for sure

#258 Linda Strickland (Leakey) on 05.01.09 at 11:56 am

Attended grade 10, the year the school opened (1957) then headed out west to finish high school. Sadly I can not attend the reunion. It would be great to hear from some old friends: Pat Johns, Gloria Adamson, Candy
Have fun!

#259 Bob McBride on 05.01.09 at 12:22 pm

Mary Vescio are you and Rose and Rita coming?

#260 Bob McBride on 05.01.09 at 12:24 pm

Webmaster William/Bill Stratas. Great website. Is it costly to maintain the site or can it stay up as Thomson Forever (forevermore)

(Hey Bob, cheap cheap cheap – based on open-source scripts- but the priceless value is in the skills applied! – Bill Stratas, Webmaster)

#261 Vicki Morrison on 05.01.09 at 4:33 pm

Vicki Morrison
Class of 71. Anyone going tomorrow who
remembers me, or my sister Lori (class of 74)?

#262 DOROTHY (JANES) HANCOCK on 05.01.09 at 4:39 pm

Mary Ann Brown I don’t think I know you but if James or Jim as I knew him, is your brother that attended from 59, I think I know him and look forward to seeing him. We went to Gr.10 prom together. He’ll knew me as Maxine.

#263 Mary Vescio on 05.01.09 at 4:43 pm

Hi Bob
We’re talking about it. Rita & I want to for sure.
Rose will let us know.
Hope to see you.

#264 Pat Chenell on 05.01.09 at 5:08 pm

Hi, I was there from 75-79 & hope to drop in tomorrow. Not recognizing (m)any names, but that’s OK. (I do recall a Bellefeuille, but I think Chris, not Mike?)

#265 Gord Cameron on 05.01.09 at 6:08 pm

It looks as if at least four of the five Cameron family alumni will be comming: Chris, Ginny, Dave and I. Ian is building a cottage up north and might not make it. Bill, is David coming?

(My brother is in trial prep and confirms he is unable to attend, with sincere apologies – Bill Stratas)

#266 Fran Lamb (Harrison) on 05.01.09 at 6:50 pm

Was undecided whether to attend tomorrow but after reading all the postings am planing on showing up to celebrate the class of ’66.

#267 Laurence Siegel on 05.01.09 at 7:40 pm

hope to see some kids and staff from the ’90’s.

#268 Brian Taylor on 05.01.09 at 8:10 pm

Brad, you should not have alerted 41 Division about your dates, might be a few outstanding tickets. See you in the gym,

#269 Debbie Fleming (Williams) on 05.01.09 at 8:31 pm

1971 – 1975 Looking forward to seeing everyone. Came from Texas for this great event! Wondering if anyone has kept in touch with Barbara Lucas or knows her whereabouts? Can’t wait to see y’all!

#270 Dave Charlton on 05.01.09 at 8:52 pm

Where are all the ’74-’79 people out there. Mike Garner and myself will be there on the 2nd. Tim Shoniker as well. See you all there.

#271 Terri Townley (Bell) on 05.01.09 at 9:08 pm

Hey Kathy (Stoddart). Diane and I will be there in the afternoon. I can’t attend in the evening, but Diane will be. Diane was trying to reach the others, but I am not sure if she got in touch with them. See you Saturday.

#272 Paul Macklem & Shannon Macklem nee Wasney on 05.01.09 at 9:27 pm

We are very surprised to hear that the grand old school is going to be torn down! This was very sad news to my husband Paul as he graduated in 1969. As for myself Shannon Macklem (Wasney) I left the school in 1972. As this is the night before this event Paul and I will try to make it down from our hometown of Barrie .Mr Duff you where my music teacher I hope to see you (Shannon) by the way does anyone know where Shiela Robins is? Shiela if you read this girl you better have your butt at Thomson on May 2 hope to see you and may of our other friends there!

#273 Nancy Raynor (nee Wilson) Class of '79 on 05.01.09 at 10:21 pm

What an exciting day ahead! I may be the only Wilson of 6 children who attended Thomson from the 60’s to the 70’s to attend, due to prior engagements. I fondly remember the school plays, band, the badminton team, and of course the school trip to Italy with Stan Farrow! I hope to see my former classmates and friends tomorrow. Thanks, Stan Farrow, Bob Doi and all of the committee/volunteer members for your countless hours of planning and organzing this special day for us!

#274 Niles Koski on 05.01.09 at 10:48 pm

Class of ’78. Looking forward to seeing Gord Fitzgerald, Neil Fernie, Alan Conquer, Terri Bell, Diane Houghton, Mike Kightley, Mark McMaster, Mark Gregotski, Art Clarke, Harry Pappa…ous, Mr Treleaven, Mr Duff.

All 3 of my siblings, Rhys, Rhian and Blair will be there.

Will The Mods and The Biffs be playing or making an appearance?

#275 Darryl Stewart on 05.02.09 at 3:56 am

Class of ’71. Never made it to ’71 at Thomson because of a detour to Kapuskasing after Grade 11, but I remember the Thomson school band travelling to Kapuskasing in Grade 13. AND I did make it the “after” celebration of the 1971 Convocation.

Is Allan Rombough still crawling out there on the front lawn of Guy Linton? I remember him crawling right beside me! Thanks Fuji for taking my keys (to Ken Hisey’s car! Sorry Heather)

Is Barry Brooker still on the planet?

#276 Mark Gregotski on 05.02.09 at 8:46 am

Sorry I won’t be there (class of ’79). I live in Philadelphia PA.
Just wanted to say hello to: Niles Koski, Gord Fitzgerald, Dave Stratas, Alan Conquer, and others. Many great teachers: Miss Lock, Miss Larkin, Coach Carson, Miss Weiser, Mr. Scovell, Mr. Moore, … and many more.

I remember Vito Colangelo kicking the last second field goal when Thomson beat Woburn at CNE stadium.
Hope everyone has a blast.

#277 Chris Yates on 05.02.09 at 9:25 am

Class of ’84. Looking forward to going by my old stomping grounds & hope to see a few familiar faces!

#278 Just a memory in time on 05.02.09 at 7:10 pm

Just got back from the 50th at D&M. Thanks to Thomson Alumni for making this happen. Also special thanks to Stan the man Farrow and the webmaster himself, William Stratas. Bill, I went to school with your brother Chris, class of ’83. Sweet memories of some still very pretty girls now moms, Debbie Fitzgerald,Lisa Lythgoe, Michelle Pennington,Cathy Pye, even after all these years you guys remain ever so beautiful. Tell your friend, Melody, her ardent admirer says hello. Ah, what memories of a well spent youth!

#279 Richard McKenna on 05.02.09 at 9:45 pm

Sweet event. Never thought it would be so easy to recognize people after 40 years. You guys are lovely. Denise Turnbull– sorry not to have made it back in time to say good-bye; feel free to contact me at

#280 Louise Yates Parker on 05.02.09 at 9:54 pm

I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to Mr. Farrow, Bob Doi, Bob McBride and the rest of the organizing committee for their efforts to put together the 50th anniversary reunion. Well done! I really hope that the David and Mary Thomson name lives on with the new school if/when this one is torn down.


#281 Tracey O'Neill on 05.02.09 at 11:38 pm

Class of 82…sorry I missed the reunion. Heard of some friends that attented during the day and it was a great hit.
Vicky Cousins…I’m sorry Pat didn’t hear about it earlier but I will be sure to tell him you were looking for him.

#282 John Hullachan on 05.03.09 at 1:43 am

Just finding out about the reunion now, sadly too late. Living in Dubai, U.A.E. but still think of the ‘Good old days’ at Thomson from time to time. A big “Hello” and “Thank you” to everyone I knew and who knew me back then.

#283 J. Petrovich on 05.03.09 at 6:39 am

Thanks to the Thomson Alumini for a job well done,It was a wonderfull time for me to see all my friends, some even from Hunter’s Glen that I went to school with. You see I lost my wife and best friend to Cancer last fall and I think I needed this.
John Petrovich Class of 1975

#284 David Fountain on 05.03.09 at 10:44 am

I want to say a big thank you to all the people who worked so hard to organize this wonderful venture. It was nice meeting fellow students from long ago, and amusing to watch all the squinting faces as name badges were scanned, and faces not quite what was expected. I wish I had had the prescience of mind to bring along writing material, to collect contact information.
And Rod Yip, it was great seeing you again, just would have been nice to HEAR.
Anyone wishing to contact me can reach me at

#285 Laurel Wilton-Vardy on 05.03.09 at 11:01 am

Hi all, to the staff that I got to see in staff room.
I couldn’t have timed it any better, so I could see

It was so great to see you and brought back memories
of all the good times we had at some of our gatherings.
There just wasn’t enough time to reminise.

Mr. Farrow you and your crew should be very proud
of the turnout. And like I said the women looked
“Fabulous”, take care and as I used to say “I’m outta

Laurel Wilton (aka Party Hardy Vardy)xo

#286 Tom Childs on 05.03.09 at 12:34 pm

I was unable to come yesterday but would love to hear from all my friends from Thomson CI.

My email is –

Tom Childs

#287 Debbie Fitzgerald on 05.03.09 at 5:59 pm

Thanks to the organizing committee. What a great time going down memory lane and seeing so many familiar faces. It’s hard to believe 1983 was so long ago!

#288 Jim Lawrie on 05.03.09 at 7:08 pm

The 50th Reunion was a total blast! A huge THANK YOU to the folks that put the whole thing together.

I have to admit that I was a little nervous before arrival … (much more weight and much less hair … would anyone recognize me??) but from the moment I walked in the door it was like being teleported back in time. There were so many people from the class of ’81 (and other good friends from the ’82 and ’83 classes) that I never left the cafeteria. In fact, I didn’t move more than 10 feet the entire time I was in there … and I never stopped talking!

The fact that several of us were still in the cafeteria AFTER all of the pictures and decorations were taken down and the lights were being turned off sums up what a great time it was and how much I didn’t want it to end.

I have so many wonderful memories of my time at Thomson C.I. and of the people back then that I REALLY hope that there is another future event that will afford us the same opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane.

THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE INVOLVED! … and I think I’m going to have to try out this Facebook thing. 😉

#289 Denise Turner nee Hodge on 05.03.09 at 8:11 pm

Cheers! to the committee. Thank you for a job very well done. I thought it amazing how each and every one of us shrunk from the inside out. It left our skin a little saggy cause it doesn’t fit so well anymore but hey! it’s only the outside coating right? We’re all the same inside and we all got caught up as if we never left. Sad to see the end of a building but the memories will live on!!!

#290 Dave Carter on 05.04.09 at 9:12 am

let’s do that again this weekend

#291 Wendy Cote on 05.04.09 at 10:27 am

Hi Jim,
Are you the Jim Lawrie that my sister, Sarah Cote, used to hang out with?
Wendy, her sister

#292 Sue Armstrong on 05.04.09 at 10:49 am

I was very disappointed with the reunion at the Embers. We paid $30 for our tickets to walk into a hall that hardly had any tables, no music, no dance floor. So, for $30 we got to walk into a hall and get, sandwiches, chicken wings and veggies. The bar was way over priced and for those of us who do not drink alcohol we had to pay $2 for pop. Where did the profit go? They should of had the reunion at the gymnasium in Thomson if this was all they were going to provide.

It was nice to see fellow classmates but to pay $30 for the evening was a waste of money. I was very disappointed as were several others that I spoke with during the night. We arrived at 9:30pm and left by 11:00pm as it was to hot in the hall and you could not even sit down.

#293 Jim Lawrie on 05.04.09 at 4:59 pm

Hi, Wendy!

I am indeed the Jim Lawrie that used to hang around with your sister, Sarah!

She was a beautiful person in so many ways and I was honoured to have known her. She left us way too soon.

I hope everyone is doing well.

#294 Just a memory in time on 05.04.09 at 7:36 pm

Jim Lawrie, hey I remember you. Has Sarah Cote passed away? I danced with her at our grade 8 graduation in the gym at Highbrook.

#295 Holly Kramer on 05.04.09 at 8:01 pm

To think that I almost didn’t bother coming! Many, many thanks to those who made this happen — when all I had to do was show up!! I know how much work and worry go into making such an event take place…to make it happen to such kudos requires so much more…. Thank you! Merci!
It was gratifying to see old classmates/friends… in many cases time just seemed to melt away — the true test of a successful reunion!
This website is a great resource and I trust Bill Stratas (you should too!), so we’ll have it available for some time to come.

#296 Wendy Cote on 05.05.09 at 7:49 am

Hi Jim…yes she did in 2000. She always liked you.

#297 Eve McCordic on 05.05.09 at 10:47 am

Thanks to all the reunion committee members. I had a wonderful time seeing my friends from Thomson, Highbrook and Edgewood days. It is sad that this was the last reunion to be held at the school.

Look me up on Facebook if we missed each other at the reunion or shoot me an email.

#298 Ted Barrette on 05.05.09 at 11:34 am

Sorry I couldn’t make it. It would have been great to see you all agian after all these years. I am a Grandfather now since Dec. and it is great. Sorry we didn’t meet Janice would have been nice to catch up.


#299 Just a memory in time on 05.05.09 at 6:48 pm

Dear Wendy Cote, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Sarah. I went to school with her from Highbrook, grades 7 and 8, we did not share so many classes at Thomson, but always said hello in the halls. She will be missed. A beautiful person.

#300 Brad Hatt on 05.05.09 at 7:55 pm

Thanks for everyone’s over and above efforts in putting together a memorable 50th Celebration. It was great to see old friends. Thank God for name tags!
How can I get a hold of a copy of the NewsLetter that they were selling? When I got there they were all sold out. Thanks Stan for all your contributions over the years!

#301 Mike Walker on 05.05.09 at 8:33 pm

I was a bit saddened by the turnout from the 60s but I cherish the memories from meeting each and every one of the 16 students and 4 staff members that I met from that era (circa 59). I am pleased that this opportunity presented itself. Thank you to the Organizing Committee, the Principal, the staff, the students and my fellow attendees for making the day so exceptional.

#302 Linda Offenburger on 05.06.09 at 5:46 pm

Even though I couldn’t make it to the reunion — I have been living in Germany for the last 37 years– I almost felt as if I had been there. I have read your comments, seen the pictures, recognized many faces and can appreciate how much work was involved to make the reunion such a great success. I would love to hear from other members of our class. Please get in touch! (
PS Noel, did you graduate early??? I thought you were in the same class as me. Class of 1964. We even went to Knob Hill Public School together.

#303 Cullen Smith on 05.06.09 at 8:13 pm

Great Great reunion. Saw a lot of old faces and shared good stories and times from 59 – 64. Mr, Farrow – you did a magnificent job. Saw Mr Anderson but was unable to talk to him. Could anyone provide a contact address or e mail for him? Many thanks. Enjoyed memories in auditorium and Bob Heath’s address. Terrific memories.
thanks all.

#304 Brian Taylor on 05.08.09 at 6:51 am

John P, if you could scan that Gr 8 photo you mentioned and send it along to it would be great. It survived about 5 moves but not all of them; it was great to catch up, cheers, Tayls

#305 David Robson on 05.08.09 at 7:49 am

I was unable to attend, but Gregg Levis sent me an alumni form. I was wondering if this might be posted on this site so others, like me, can sign up! I would like to stay in touch!

I enjoy reading stories of people from my past. It is amazing where we live. Any other DMTCI people in York, PA.?

#306 Warren Viegas on 05.08.09 at 8:16 pm

1st – Kudos to all the folks who made May 2 happen. It is reminiscient of the Thomson spirit I remember. 2nd – great to see all the old friends, it is strange of whom you expect and hope to see (Christine Daw, Chris Bellefuille,Phil Levi) – amongst others to see and then you see people you don’t necessarily expect which made for wonderful reunion. 3rd – A thought for those classmates that have passed on – I was stunned to hear about Howie Summerfield.
A nice Thomson story to share – Many of you I am sure have heard about the story 4 years ago of the co-joined twins from Zimbabwe that were separated at Sick Kids Hospital. What you may not know is the Thomson contribution. Since 2002, I hold a golf fundraiser to raise money for Dr. Paul Thistle who has spent 15 years in Zimbabwe at a Salvation Army mission hospital. In 2002 with the funds raised from this tournament, a used ultrasound machine was sent to the hospital. Without this machine, Dr. Thistle would not have known about the co-joined twins well into 6 months pregnancy and that separation story would never have happened. The golf tournament is on June 22 at Pheasant Run. Come and see a wonderful Thomson alumni who doing something as unselfish as anyone of us would like to. Rather than making big $ running an Obs/Gyn unit in any hospital in the Western world, he has chosen a life in a country to help so many people less fortunate who have hope because of him in a place so wrecked by a selfish despot. I have seen these glimmers of hope for myself. You can go to for more information and pictures of Dr. Thistle. Yes this is a plug of sorts but it has strong roots at Thomson.

Would also be nice to hear either way from other old friends.

Warren Viegas

#307 Tom Wheler on 05.09.09 at 7:29 am

Hello Gary Rankin. I wish that we had met during the reunion. So, you’re into Scottish Pipes now, and not Gerry Cheevers? 😉

#308 Bob Winnitoy on 05.09.09 at 1:07 pm

Noel and Linda, we did in fact attend 59-64. Used to call ourselves the first “pure Thomsonites”, a misnomer to be sure. Reading these comments reminded me of that day in Music class that Mr. Jolliffe sat down at the piano and sang the new school song he’d composed. He had such a great deep voice.
I wanted to attend the event but my daughter’s wedding was the same weekend in California. One last walk through the halls would’ve been great. Tons of memories. I plan to go and take some photos next trip to Toronto before Thomson is demolished.

#309 Karen Mancini on 05.09.09 at 4:11 pm

Found out about the reunion too late. Was wondering if anyone has kept in touch with Les Roberts from ’77-78?.

#310 Allan Shaw on 05.09.09 at 4:38 pm

Hello Gary Rankin,

bumpped into your brother while wandering the halls of DMT, unfortunately we didn’t manage to connect, did however pass along a business card to your brother with my contact info.


Gary may have been into Gerry Cheevers, but unlike Cheevers he was always week on the low, stick side.

#311 Debbie Reeves on 05.12.09 at 2:45 pm

Was away in Florida on reunion date. Sorry to have missed it.

Anyone know or been in contact with Mike Schiffler – who was at Thomson for 2 yrs., (1967-1968) then went on to Cedarbrae HS?
Please contact me at

#312 Marilyn (Juli) Halter on 05.28.09 at 1:34 am

Totally enjoyed the reunion !

It was truly awesome to see everyone again …

No one has changed a bit eh

#313 don novak on 05.31.09 at 6:11 pm

Sorry I missed the last reunion. Keep me informed of any new developments.

#314 Kim Yaksich on 06.14.09 at 1:27 am

I’m sorry to hear that your school will be demolished. David and Mary Thomson were my Great x 5 Grandparents. Hopefully we will get a chance to see the school.

#315 Jim McCron on 07.23.09 at 12:29 am

I can’t believe the names I am seeing
on this site! I am sorry I missed it.
I know I will not miss the next one.
I hope all is well with all!

#316 Debora Corrick on 07.25.09 at 6:36 pm

to bob forest, did you find Eileen or Leah or the others you were looking for. I just came across this site today. Sorry I missed the reunion.

#317 David H Chambers on 08.09.09 at 7:50 am

To all my fellow Redmen, It was very distrubing to hear that Thomson is going to be demolished. I spent a lot of GREAT years there with some very special people.Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Reunion but have heard the turn out was very good.Hopefully this site will stay up and running and people will have the opportunity to tell some of the funny stories that happend while we were attending the school.Like Pub nites….What a blast that was

#318 Bob Stevens on 08.14.09 at 11:23 pm

It may seem like a long way from my rural property in Australia to suburban Toronto but news of the 50th anniversary instantly transported me back to my days as part of the student intake for the new Thomson CI in 1959. It was heady times of a new environment, new teachers, new friends, and new opportunities. In retrospect, the three years I spent there were critical to my growth, although naturally I didn’t realise it at the time. I was just a lanky kid trying my best to survive adolescence and learn something along the way. And learn something I did, especially from the likes of Anderson, Bride, Scott, Simons, Foden, Hodson, Joliffe to whom I’ll always be grateful. I’m grateful too to the friendships I made which helped me to survive the dramatic ups and downs of late teenagehood. While I recognise a few of the names that have appeared in this long list of comments, I trust there are more of you out there sharing some of the same memories as me. Like many of you, I’m astonished that 50 years has passed so quickly. I’m also disappointed that a building I remember smelling of fresh paint and polish is now, for reasons I don’t understand, scheduled for demolition. Sorry I wasn’t there to celebrate an important date but regards to all those who have graced the halls of this grand building over half a century.

#319 David Stevens on 08.24.09 at 10:28 pm

Just came across this website and haven’t moved for hours reading all the past alumni newsletters!! So sorry about missing the reunion and of course surprised about the demolition plans.
Recognised a few names from the class of 82- saw a picture of Kathy (Kightley) Karch and she hasn’t changed a bit!
I live in Waterloo now but still keep in touch with Mark Gallinger and Andrew Irvine- anyone else from 77-82 around??

#320 Niles Koski on 09.29.09 at 11:45 pm

St Andrews Public School a feeder school to Thomson is having its 50th anniversary reunion, Saturday Oct. 4 12-3 pm.

#321 Carrie Turney (nee Bustard) on 11.10.09 at 8:02 am

I just saw a note from Debora Corrick – I’ve been looking for you on facebook – are you there? I am! I’d love to talk to you. I can’t find Lea S or Eileen A either.

#322 Steve Grice on 11.24.09 at 8:33 am

Wow! Sorry to have missed the reunion.

#323 Bob McBride on 12.02.09 at 4:30 pm

It’s still fun to go back and look at the past comments

#324 Steve Krstinovski on 12.02.09 at 5:21 pm

Janet Schuster and I dated during high school.
Her sister Susan also attended D & M T.
(I was @ Birchmount). We both graduated in ’77.
Could you please help me reach her.
Perhaps you can forward my email address or phone to her. Thanks. Steve K. 416.464.5464

#325 Mike Angelo on 12.26.09 at 1:03 pm

I couldn’t make the reunion, but was hoping someone could post a bunch of pictures so I could see some old friends.

#326 Cathy Viscount nee Humphries on 12.29.09 at 10:33 am

I just found out at Christmas that Thomson had had a 50th Reunion in May. I didn’t know so wasn’t there. I graduated from Thomson in 1972. My sister and brother told me about it at Christmas dinner. So, I decided to do a search and found this site. I’m on the fence about the demolition of Thomson. I am now a teacher so understand the hard decisions that must be made when enrollment falls.

My brother and sister mentioned having bumped into an old friend of mine at both the Thomson and Edgewood (feeder school) reunions. I’ve been trying to find him but no luck. Turns out he is also a teacher (with the TDSB). Anyway, if Joe Turner or anyone who knows Joe sees this please get in touch with me: personal email is, school email is

I wish that I had known the reunion was on and that I had known that DMTCI was about to be demolished. I would have been there.

#327 Jim Hobbs on 01.17.10 at 10:31 am

Once again the board of education has failed.
Demolishing a building in one thing.Selling land is another.Look at the education portion of your property taxes.A lot of properties aquired by the ontario teachers pension fund are run into the ground.
I have seen this. I suspect there is asbestos in the buildings of highbrook and thomson. But I am still alive today,that status may change anytime.
Whats next Edgewood? Lets build a state of the art facility on 2 acres instead of 38. Future generations can play on the cement at tim hortons or the condo parking lot.Imagine the footballgame!
I have to go ,late for Haags geography class.
Yes i will do some doughnuts in the parking lot at 3:15

#328 Marilyn (Juli) Halter on 02.13.10 at 3:34 pm

Yes, the reunion rocked!
~ Just wanted to let everyone know, if you get a craving to listen to the tunes of our era, a really great site to go to is:
You can choose which year you want to listen to, and stay tuned while you surf the net!
Let’s keep in touch – would luv to hear from you

#329 DAN SNEDDON on 04.02.10 at 8:19 pm


#330 DAN SNEDDON on 04.02.10 at 8:21 pm


#331 patricia vaughan on 05.16.10 at 5:07 pm

to dan sneddon: is that the susan browne who lived south of lawrence, off brimley road, and whose brother was jim wright

#332 John Harling on 07.26.10 at 7:02 am

Sorry I missed all the fun. Down in Houston and long past the class of 69. Whene did the Thomson Redmen pass into obscurity? will get to me!

#333 Rashid Patel Singh on 07.28.10 at 10:32 pm

Thomson was my introduction to Canada. I will miss it dearly.

#334 William (Bill) Lowe on 09.27.10 at 1:27 am

Has anyone any idea where Kent or Karen Knox have gotten to? I believe they left Canada for the U.S. and I have been trying to track them down for 30 years!

#335 Dan McGarry on 10.27.10 at 3:51 pm

Returned to this site a year later and read Lance Corporal Dollack’s comments.

If my memory is correct the last time I saw him he was drinking flaming Drambuies at the Moss Park Armoury.

#336 Keith Parrott on 03.06.11 at 8:21 pm

March 6, 2011 I just came across this site. I used to live in the wild rural part of Ireland where web access was intermittent at best and not allowed at work. I am sorry that I missed the last reunion. It is sadder as I didn’t even know that the place was demolished. I remembered a lot of the names that left comments which is a hard thing for me these days after two brain tumour removals. Now when the guys tell me I am an airhead they are right…
LynneMacLachlan, drop me a note sometime if you ever come across this note at Randy Black is in Edmonton and is on facebook.

Keith Parrott, Class of 1972

#337 Angus Steenson on 05.02.11 at 4:34 pm

Went to Thomson for Grade 9 & 10, the first year it was open. Sad to see it’s being demolished. It was a long time ago, but I remember Mr Joliffe, and Mr Simons was my gym teacher. I used to date a lovely girl from Thomson named Yvonne Wade. Don’t suppose anyone knows her.

#338 alexandra del rizzo on 07.19.11 at 3:25 am

Did your school have a football captain who went by the name “Sandy ?” This would have been 1960/1961. Thank you in advance for your consideration of my request.

#339 Susan Fletcher on 09.22.11 at 4:43 pm

Wow !! Just reading all the comments above has brought back fantastic memories. Friends, dances (April Wine concert, Sadie Hawkins dance), Miles for Millions, football games. Unfortunately I did not hear about the reunion until long after; it would have been wonderful to see old (haha) friends again. Speaking of old friends: Sandra Talbot, Karen Moffat (Edgewood PS), Mike Pisano, Pat McClellan (last name ??) Mike and Karl Marquart. Does anyone remember Bill Bralec; use to park his white corvette out front. Is is definite that Thomson is going to be demolished or just a rumor? Would love to go back and do a walk-thru if she is coming down. Also, is there anywhere to look at old pictures ??? Ok – write back, say hi. Susan

#340 KEITH BUTLER on 12.22.11 at 1:52 pm




#341 Maureen Knight on 01.02.13 at 2:44 pm

I was at the Pub night, and enjoyed seeing several people from the past…a lot of them from Hunter’s Glen P.S. I am just now getting around to reading all of the comments.

#342 Yvonne Kocsis (Salvas) on 02.27.13 at 7:28 pm

I just found this site too! I attended Thomson from 1968-1972. I have been living in Indiana for the last 27 years. Has anyone seen Joanne Wilkins or Chris May (Chaplin)? They were my best pals back then, but we lost track years ago. My email address is if either one of them sees this or anyone else who may remember me.

#343 Paula Oda on 09.27.13 at 2:08 pm

I am looking for Linda Pohlman – can anyone help?
Thanks Paula

#344 Jim Temple on 05.18.15 at 12:51 pm

Sorry never made it to the reunion, but never heard in time. Out on the prairies raising horses with my wife. Any old classmates from 70-75 out there?

#345 Leslie Switzer on 07.01.15 at 11:10 pm

I guess I’ve long missed out on this one. Didn’t know about it. I see some familiar names.

#346 kevin mcleod on 07.28.15 at 2:53 pm

looking for Kathy Bustard(maiden name)

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