“The mind is like an umbrella. It functions best when open.”
Probable Destination: NBA Official
Weakness: A nice smile, a sweet frame
Pet Peeve: People stepping on my shoes
Favourite Expression: Whatever you say!
Claim to Fame: Basketball, eyelashes
Favourite Song: Flava in ya ear
Greatest Fear: Being blind
Activities: Basketball, track, badminton, touch football
Memories: Scoring winning basket in ’94 to win Billings Tournament. Special thanks to my family and to the crew. Nuff respect GG, MB, AP, KB, AZ, AP, CI. LM, RW, LM
DUNNING, Clint. Suddenly at home on Monday, October 11, 1999 at the age of twenty-one years. Dearly beloved son of Cornell and Janet Dunning of Chateauguay. Dear grandson of Eunice Grant of St. Thomas and Gwendolyn. He leaves to mourn his brother Kyri, his aunt Lori, also Annette, Genevieve, and Agneta of Antigua, his uncles Terrence, Rudolph, Albert and Justin of New York, and Maurice of Antigua. Dear cousin of Thembi Watts, as well as many cousins, relatives and dear friends. Funeral service will take place at Evangel Pentecostal Church, 1235 Lambert Closse at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 15. Visitation at Collins Clarke Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke Street West, on Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Church. Interment at Montreal Memorial Park.
Hardwood heroics honour fallen Billings’ alumnus
by Mark Lidbetter, The Suburban
The annual Howard S. Billings High School basketball tournament paid honour to the memory of a former Billings’ alumnus, who passed away suddenly at the age of 21 in 1999.
Clint Dunning died from an aneurysm while attending Ottawa University where he was a member of the Gee-Gees basketball team, last year it was decided to rename the popular Billings’ tournament the Clint Dunning Memorial Basketball Tournament.
Teachers and coaches at Billings Leo Scantlebury and Max Audet co-chaired the tournament, which will be used as a fundraiser to benefit the Billings basketball program.
“We wanted to recognize Clint for the way he portrayed what Billings is all about,” co-chair Leo Scantlebury said. “He was an excellent student and athlete and there are a lot of great memories of his time here.”
Both gentlemen are looking forward to the completion of the Clint Dunning team room, which will display his jersey for future Billings’ players to learn of Dunning’s legacy.
“The team room is huge to have for the student,” co-chair Audet said. “It will show the students there is a connection through others who come back and give back to the school, as well as a chance for them to excel in athletics and their schooling.”
“It doesn’t matter how you do as long as you try your best.” – My Dad
Probable Destination: In a body cast
Weakness: My dog Hogan, my cat Snoopers, Cheez-Whiz
Pet Peeve: Drivers who take up two parking spaces, people who mumble
Favourite Expression: I don’t know
Claim to Fame: Breaking my bones, laughing constantly
Favourite Saying: You’re the lucky one
Greatest Fear: Spiders, growing old
Activities: Skating, CBA
Memories: Ski week ’94, lunch table talk (AR, BC, AE, JB). Thanks Mom & Dad & Sean
WILKINSON, Colleen Patricia Nov. 4, 1976 – April 11, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Colleen on April 11, 2010. Beloved and cherished daughter. She leaves behind her parents Patricia Millar and John Wilkinson, her brother Sean and fiancée Terry McGovern. She will be missed by her family and devoted friend Jennifer Marleau and many other friends and relatives. Colleen was an avid volunteer with the Chateauguay Little League Baseball and the Kahnawake Figure Skating Club. “You left us way too soon.” Burial took place at Christ-Roi Cemetery in Chateauguay.
Published in The Gazette on Apr. 16, 2010