Class of 77

John-Lloyd Butler
John Lloyd Butler

“There is nothing wrong with being crazy.”

Destinaton: Accountant
Probable Destination: CEGEP dropout
Pet Peeve: Trumpets, Oboes, and Tubas
Activities: Billings Band, CB Club


Marijke Heather Newman (nee Butler) wrote to ask that both her brothers be honoured on the site. John-Lloyd Butler was born June 5, 1960 and passed away in December 2012. You will find information about her brother Peter Kaps under Classmates.

Robert Jaggers

Robert Jaggers“Why go to the zoo when you can go to the staff room?”

Destination: To get out of Billings
Probable Destination: To pass this year
Pet Peeve: Cafeteria food
Activities: Walking to school and running home!





Robert Morris Jaggers
9/2/1960 – 4/5/2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother Robert Morris Jaggers at the age of 57 on April 05, 2018.

Son of the late Wilfred and Margaret Jaggers. He will be missed by his brother Walter (Patricia), and sisters Vera (Herb) and Arlene (Sunny) along with nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be fondly remembered by his long-time friends Andree, Tommy and Mark. Thank you to Tom Dearhouse, Father Vincent Esprit and Ronnie Boyer your visits brought comfort to our brother.

Thank you to Charles Lemoyne hospital (Dr. Michaud), Anna Laberge hospital (Dr. Simard) and to the nurses and staff for their compassion and kindness.

The family requests no flowers, if you wish make a donation in memory of our brother we suggest the Kateri Food Bank, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice or do a kind deed for someone in need.

Visitation will take place Wednesday May 9, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm and funeral services will take place Thursday May 10 at 11:00am at Alexandre Nicole Complexe Funèraire Châteauguay 96 boul. St. Jean Baptiste, Châteauguay.

Published in Montreal Gazette on Apr. 14, 2018

Frank Lapointe

Frank Lapointe“Computers save man a lot of guesswork – so do bikinis.”

Destination: Phys. Ed.
Probable Destination: Free
Pet Peeve: Can’t get enough


Frank Lapointe

Frank Lapointe oldFrank Lapointe, (57) passed away on Feb 22, 2017. He was born on Dec 29,1959 to Helle Pold and Brian Lapointe in Montreal, Quebec.

Frank never met a stranger, his smile and generous heart reached all those that he came in contact with. When the road was rocky, his optimism and “Never give up” attitude helped him through his difficult journey to the end. Frank figured they must need a coach in heaven so that will be his next adventure.

Frank is survived by his loving wife Sue, daughter Karli, son Brad, mother Helle, and nieces Kristi and Leah. He is preceded in death by his sister Paula and recently his father Brian.

The family will receive friends for a visitation from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday Feb 26, 2017 at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Olathe <Kansas>. A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Feb 27, 2017 at Church of the Resurrection Wesley Chapel in Leawood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to The Sarcoma Foundation of America (

Susan Vagacs
Susan Vagacs

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

Destination: Special care counsellor
Probable Destination: Juvenile delinquent
Pet Peeve: Monday mornings
Activities: Weekends in T.M.R.



Susan Ruth Vagacs was born on July 4, 1959 and attended HSB from 1972 until 1977. She died on September 30, 1990 in Edmonton, Alberta. She is survived by her parents Attila & Magdalene Vagacs of Chateauguay and siblings Hilda Brown, Richard and Robert Vagacs. She fought a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Information provided by Hilda (Vagacs) Brown

Louise O’Halloran
Louise OHalloran

“I forgot.”

Destination: Marine Biologist
Probable Destination: Eaten by a shark
Pet Peeve: Writing letters




O’Halloran, Louise. On March 31, 1986 beloved daughter of Pat O’Halloran and Nicole Skeates. Dear sister of Karen and the late Richard. Resting at the Wilson Funeral Home in Chateauguay. Service in the Chapel, thence to Mount Royal Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to the hospital of your choice, would be appreciated.

Montreal Gazette, April 1, 1986

Brian Davies

Brian Davies“A slip of the tongue is no fault of the mind.”

Destination:  Electrician
Probable Destination:  Janitor at Hydro
Pet Peeve: Can I see your I.D. please?
Activities: Camping, canoeing, skiing



Davies, Brian Douglas
Accidentally on November 6, 1983, aged twenty-three years. Beloved son of Max Davies and Gail Spencer, dear brother of Stephen and Sherry, grandson of Christina Davies, Clifford and Bertha Spencer, nephew of Thora, Audrey and Edwin. Resting at the Wilson Funeral Home, Chateauguay. Interment Montreal Memorial Park.

Norm Burford

Norm Burford“Don’t bother me!”

Destination: Policeman
Probable Destination: Crook
Pet Peeve: Girls with a lot of make-up
Activities: Hockey, girls

BURFORD, Norman Douglas. Died suddenly at his home in Mission, B.C. on April 14, 2004 at forty-three years of age. Norman was predeceased by his mother, Barbara Oram. He is survived by his wife Sue, daughter Jana, as well as his father Douglas (Sue), step-father Ken Oram, brothers Stephen, Robert and sister Jennifer, as well as many relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Cote des Neiges Cemetery with details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army..

Published in The Gazette on May 1, 2004

Jenni Vetland

Jenni Vetland
“Time heals what reason cannot..”
Destination: Australia

VETLAND, Jennifer. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jennifer Vetland on January 2, 2009 in Sydney, Australia where she lived for the last twenty-five years. She is survived by Frank Campisi, her daughters Tamara and Carmen, her father John Vetland, stepmom Nicole Beique, sister Nelly (Claude Lochhead), brothers Kevin and Jeffrey and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother Tove Vetland. .

Published in The Gazette on Jan. 17, 2009

Stuart Sarazin

Stuart Sarazin
“If everyone keeps on running, we’re going to lose the race.”

Destination: Writer
Probable Destination: Writer
Pet Peeve: Ralph
Activities: Anything and Everything (cloud catching)

Sarazin, Stuart, 1960 – 1999. In Chateauguay on September 1, 1999 at the age of 38 years passed away Mr. Stuart Sarazin, husband of Cindy Floreskul. He also leaves to mourn his children Lena, Holly and Amanda, his mother Patricia Sarazin, (his father, the late John Roger Sarazin), his brother Roger (Vivian), his sister Theresa (Aestin), his mother-in-law and father-in-law Celine and Michael Floreskul, his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. Resting at Complexe Alfred Dallaire and J.F. Wilson, Chateauguay. Flowers and donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

The Gazette, September 3, 1999

Linda Arkwright

Linda Arkwright
“Every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”

Destination: Psychologist
Probable Destination: Living in leisure
Pet Peeve: Turtlenecks and shadows

ARKWRIGHT, Linda. 1960 – 2008. Died tragically in Chateauguay, on January 13, 2008, at the age of forty-seven years. She leaves to mourn her daughter Alana (Karim), her sister Debbie (Chris), her companion Ron, her niece Krista and many, many other relatives and friends. She is resting at: on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18. The funeral will follow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, in Chateauguay on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations to l’Organisation Refuge Shangri-La for animals will be appreciated. She’ll be deeply missed.

Published in The Gazette on January 16, 2008

Arkwright, 47, killed trying to save cat from fire

Linda Arkwright, 47, lost her life last Sunday night in a fire at her residence at 11 Stanton West in Chateauguay.
Shortly after 8 p.m., firemen received a call regarding a fire in the chimney there. “The call came from a girlfriend of the victim who had been alerted by the woman,” Chateauguay fire department chief of operations Patrick Desmarais told the media.
A few moments later, another call went out to 911, this time from Arkwright who was trying to extinguish the flames in order to rescue her cat.
“She said that the floor had caught fire,” Desmarais said.
When firefighters arrived, Arkwright’s companion Ron Morrissey was standing in the doorway. “The firemen quickly noticed that the blaze was raging out of control in the basement,” said Chateauguay fire chief Michel Lussier. “The flames were pouring out of broken windows. The homeowner was in the doorway with burned hands and face, and informed firemen that his spouse was still inside, in the basement.”
Firefighters then immediately combed the building and found Arkwright in the bedroom on the ground floor. She was suffering from cardiac arrest. Attempts to revive her were in vain. She was pronounced dead at Anna Laberge Hospital.
Arkwright devoted a lot of her time to worthy causes in Chateauguay and Kahnawake. She was perhaps best known for being director of the Awasis Day Care Centre for Aboriginal children in Verdun. Her husband Serge Watso, who was Awasis project manager, passed away in 2002.
Drama could have been averted
According to chief of operations Desmarais, this drama could have easily been avoided. “When we speak to children in schools, we tell them that the first thing to do in case of fire is to go outside as quickly as possible and find refuge at a neighbour’s house,” he emphasized.
Under no circumstances should anyone go back inside the burning house.
Fire investigators were at the scene Monday morning in order to precisely determine the causes and circumstances of the fire.
Early indications were that the flames broke out near a slow-combustion wood stove located in the basement. As of Monday, nothing prompted firemen to believe that it was a case of arson.
The fire, which required the intervention of 25 firemen, was brought under control at about 9:30 p.m. Over 50% of the house was damaged by the raging inferno.(Tr: D.R.)

Published in Le Soleil du Chateauguay, June 20, 2008