Reunion recap: thanks to ALL for attending! Thomson lives forever!

Gift presentation to reunion committee chair, Stanley Farrow, at the stage celebration (click image for close-up)

Please leave your post-reunion remarks (click ‘comments’ below) and let’s keep the conversation going! All persons who leave comments will receive follow-up news by e-mail very shortly from the Alumni committee about future plans for this web site.


#1 Bob McBride on 05.18.09 at 7:46 pm

Bob F I believe that time frame would be correct in and about

#2 Graham Keats on 05.25.09 at 5:52 am

Chris & I had a great time at the reunion! Thanks to all the people on the committee and Stan Farrow for an excellent job.

It was fun to see a lot of people we haven’t seen for 30 years – Pete Giel, Helena Werstein, Louise Robinson, Wendy Sullivan, Louise Bell et al. We will try to keep in touch with everyone. Hate to see the old school torn down. The idea of having some of the bricks saved and embossed with the school emblem is excellent.

Looking forward to the 60th!

Anyone wanting to contact us can do so at:


#3 George Huff on 05.25.09 at 6:42 pm

I was on the Thomson science staff from 65-69; DMT was my very first school and I have fond memories of those years. It was good to see that staff at the reunions; some had aged a little and we could even recognize one another. I recall my first Grade 13 Chemistry class had 35 guys and Sally T; they were such gentleman and we had great fun.
Congratulations on your Anniversary.

#4 JohnWallace on 06.14.09 at 7:57 am

A special thanks to all who organized this event!!! It was great to see old friends and classmates after 30+ years, hopefully the tradition will continue.

#5 Steven Kruetzmann on 07.08.09 at 2:37 pm

I missed the reunion due to family matters. I wish I could have been there though!

#6 Janice Hamilton-Dicker (de Vries) on 07.20.09 at 5:15 pm

What a great time we had at the reunion. All of us de Vries kids, myself Janice, Lorraine, Johnny and Peter. As well as my husband Selwyn Hamilton-Dicker. We are all proud that we attended Thomson. It was nice to see old friends. The Committee did a marvelous job organizing the reunion. I only wish that we had more time to see everyone. We will miss the school, but our memories will stay with us forever. I graduated in 1979 and will look forward to St. Andrew’s school reunion in October. My e-mail address is

#7 Regina Reinke Sheere on 07.28.09 at 8:06 am

Due to family obligations I was not able to attend this event however seeing pictures and talking to fellow allumni’s I know that everyone had a great time. Anyone wishing to contact me can do so at or on facebook. Take care Reggie

#8 Helen Morissette (Salvarinis) on 08.24.09 at 11:05 am

I graduated in 1979. I’m sorry I missed this event. It would have been great to see everyone and catch up on the past 30 years! My e-mail address is

#9 Donna Putsey-Di Cristofaro on 09.07.09 at 10:19 pm

To any class of 79 graduates that knew Clara LoGiacco. Clara passed away Friday September 4th after 5 year battle with cancer. She will be missed. RIP Clara.

#10 Marilyn (Juli) Halter on 02.12.10 at 8:17 pm

I enjoyed myself from beginning to end … can’t believe how many memories were awakened, and how many people have hardly changed at all through the years ! Looking forward to the 60th {;o)

#11 Tom Wilson, class of '76 on 02.16.10 at 10:40 am

I, too, really enjoyed reconnnecting with old friends from Thomson. The after-gathering at the “Suburban” was also a blast. Most of the people I’d hoped to see were there…except for some teachers. I ran into the same teachers this time as the reunion in ’94. (Stan Farrow & Bob Williams). Nice to see everybody again.

#12 Pat Casazza on 01.28.11 at 3:12 pm

I am looking for my long ago friend, Nora Bates. She would have graduated in 1976. She had a younger sister, Diane Bates. We used to both live on Cartier Cresc. If you have any info or her co-ordinates, please write me or you can give her my phone number in Montreal: 514-685-1544 ext. 104
Thank you.
Pat Casazza

#13 Gayle Campbell (McFarlin) on 08.26.13 at 5:46 pm

So sorry to have learned of this event after the fact. It would have been a lot of fun strolling down the halls. Even more sad now to learn the school is being demolished. Let’s all hope for a big celebration when Thomson opens it’s new doors!
Be well everyone!

Leave a Comment