Debbie left HSB when she moved with her family to Kingston in 1971. She had just completed Grade 9.
DEBORAH ANN SMITH
With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Debbie Smith. Debbie died on Monday, February 3, 2020 surrounded by family at the age of 64 years. Debbie was predeceased by her parents Vera and Frank, and her brother Charlie. She leaves behind her husband Gerry; their three children Megan (Marco), Patrick (Jordyn), and Erin; her “boys” Cristian, Gabriel, and Dominic; her sister Colleen (Mike); her beloved nieces and nephews; and countless friends and adopted family members.
To help celebrate the life and spirit of this incredible woman, the family will be receiving condolences at St. Thomas More Parish located on 980 Moffat Avenue in Verdun beginning at 10 am on February 22. The service will be held at 11 followed by a reception at 12. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you make a donation to the Montreal Chest Institute Foundation in Debbie’s honour.
“Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.” – Paulo Coelho
Published with permission from her sister Colleen.
Bill last appeared in the CHS 1964 yearbook while in Grade 9.
William David (Bill) L’Ecuyer
Born: June 8, 1948
Died: December 20, 2019
Passed away in Huntingdon, formerly from Chateauguay, on Friday December 20, 2019 William David (Bill) L’Ecuyer aged 71 years beloved husband of Diane Lalonde. Son of the late Rod L’Ecuyer (1989) and Enid Clemens L’Ecuyer (2011), uncle of Amanda Musselman (2000) and brother of John L’Ecuyer (2019), Madeline Haydon and Ann L’Ecuyer Musselman, Port Dover, Ontario. He leaves to mourn his wife Diane and his children Kim (Hugh McCallum), Jody (Nancy Cameron) and Marie (Kevin Quinn), his grandchildren Gian, Kiana, Rylee, Taylor, Charlie et Lola, and in-laws, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Visitations will be held Saturday, March 21, 2020 from noon to 2 pm at Rodrigue Montpetit & Fils Funeral Home 170, Châteauguay Street, Huntingdon followed by a celebration of life at 2 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntingdon County Hospital Foundation, 198 Châteauguay Street Huntingdon, Quebec, J0S 1H0 would be appreciated by the family. Funeral Entrusted to Rodrigue Montpetit et Fils Inc. 170 Châteauguay St., Huntingdon, Quebec J0S 1H0, 450-264-5331. Online condolences and tributes may be made at www.rodriguemontpetitfils.com
Posted by Ann L’Ecuyer Musselman for “My Beloved Brother … always and forever in my heart.”
Peter last appeared in the HSB 1971 yearbook while in Grade 10.
Kaps, Peter Huntly. Accidently on June 1, 1984 in Abercorn, P.Q. in his twenty-third year. Darling son of Valerie Cynthia Butler (nee Booth), son of Roy Kaps, loving brother of Susan, Jennifer, Heather, John-Lloyd and Lynn, dear grandson of Valeria Booth. Sadly missed by uncles Sydney, John and Michael and their families. Resting at Wilson De-sourdy Funeral Home, Sutton, P.Q.
The Gazette, June 4, 1984
Susan was last found in the 1969 HSB Yearbook
while she was in Grade 10
Susan Glenn, 1953 – 2018
On Monday October 15th, 2018 we sadly said goodbye to the beautiful spirit Susan Glenn, her grace and exuberance for life will not easily be forgotten. She leaves behind her husband Michael O’Hanley, her children Chelsea McIsaac (Mark Powell), Torey Glenn and grandson Morgan James Powell as well as siblings David, Barbara and Carmen along with countless other cherished family members, friends and clients. Susan will be remembered for her generosity of heart, love of the arts, great parties, dance moves and her belief in people. A celebration of her life was held on October 21, 2018.
Published in the Montreal Gazette, October 19, 2018
Patricia would have graduated in 1964 – the first year CHS
had a yearbook.
YOUNG, Patricia Gail. At the Montreal General Hospital, on August 2nd, 1963, Patricia Gail Young, aged 15, dearly beloved daughter of Hazel and George Young of Chateauguay, granddaughter of Mrs. Thomas Young, and Mrs. John Wyeth. Resting at J. R. Reld Funeral Parlor, Chateauguay. Service to be held Tuesday, August 6th, at St. George’s Anglican Church, Chateauguay.
The Montreal Gazette, August 7, 1963
Michael was last in the 1993 yearbook. He was in Grade 7.
Teen dies in ski accident
A Chateauguay teen died yesterday when he slammed into a tree at the Blue Mountain ski resort in Collingwood, Ontario. Michael Strohmeyer, 15, was sliding down a closed ski run on an inner tube when he lost control and slid into small trees.” He died instantly when he hit his head on one of the trees.
The Montreal Gazette, March 11, 1995
Ross last appears in the 1978 yearbook in Grade 10
McKEATING, Ross. In Chateauguay, on June 9, 2018, at the age of 56, Ross McKeating passed away. He is survived by his beloved wife Marie Lucie, his loving children Bonnie, Steven, Scott and Alexandre. He will be greatly missed by his parents Dennis and Norma, his sister Gail (Daniel), his dear friend Alexandre Bissonette, his in-laws, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held at St-Andrew’s United Church (46 Dupont W. St, Chateauguay) on Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow.
Kaj left HSB in early 1971
LARSEN, Kaj Michael. At the Montreal General Hospital, on Saturday, October 29, 1977. aged 23 years. Beloved husband of Marilyn Joyce. Dear father of Michael. Dear son ot Bernice and Kaj Larsen. Brother of Karen and Andrew. Funeral service held at St. George’s Church on November 1. Interment Chateauguay Protestant Cemetery.
The Montreal Gazette, October 31, 1977
Karen was a 15 year old student at HSB when she died
WAITE, KAREN. Accidentally on Saturday, November 13, 1976, aged 15 years. Beloved daughter of Jim and Sheila Waite. Dear sister of Paul. Funeral service at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Chateauguay on November 16. Interment at Montreal Memorial Park Crematorium.
The Montreal Gazette
November 15, 1976
Gordon was in Grade 10 in 1975
Gardner, Gordon Stuart. Accidentally on Friday, May 23, 1975, aged 16 years, dear son of George and Lillian Gardner, dear brother of Joy and stepbrother of Leonard. Funeral from Maplewood Presbyterian Church on May 29. Interment Mount Royal Cemetery.
The Montreal Gazette, May 27, 1975
Kevin last appears in the 1971 yearbook in Grade 10
February 16, 1955 – April 24, 2018
On April 24, 2018, after a brief illness, angels came and took Kevin. Predeceased by his parents Rita (Earle) and Terry. He leaves to mourn his cherished wife Gayle (Norman) and extended family. Visitation at Yves Legare, 123 Maple, Chateauguay on May 26, 12-2. Celebration of life service immediately following in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Montreal General Hospital and Hopital Anna Laberge would be appreciated.
Published in Montreal Gazette on May 5, 2018
Jennifer last appears in the 1990 yearbook in Grade 10
Jennifer Corbett passed away on June 25, 2017 in Howick. She leaves to mourn her four children: Anthony and Johnathan Yarysh and Christopher and Emily Poisson.
Information provided by Jennifer’s mother Barbara Corbett.
Colleen last appears in the 1981 yearbook in Grade 10
1964 – 2013
Colleen McGuire passed away in Richmond, Quebec on November 18, 2013 at the age of 49. Colleen, you have returned home into the arms of the Creator. May He cradle you in His mighty arms until all the pain is gone and you are able to behold paradise, your natural home, in all its glory. We accept what we could not change, change what we can and have the courage to know the difference. We trust in the Creator’s wisdom and divine plan. We love you and miss you. Always in our hearts. Your loving family. The family will receive condolences at the funeral complex, in the presence of the ashes, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
Published in The Gazette, November 25, 2013
Sandi was last found in Grade 9 in the 1970 yearbook.
McCARTHY, Sandra (nee JENNINGS) Sandra died with her family by her side on December 23, 2017. Sandra was a loving mother to Jillian (Chris) and a doting grandmother to Callum and Oliver. Sandra has gone home to God now, and is with all those she has missed for so long. She will forever be in the hearts of many family members and friends all over the world. On January 5, 2018, a visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a celebration of her life to follow in the chapel in The Simple Alternative (275 Lesmill Rd., Toronto). In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to Shelter Movers, a charity close to her heart, who brought her purpose and happiness.
Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 30, 2017
Curtis left HSB in Grade 9 during the 1973-74 school year.
Curtis Horn 1959 – 2014
From Kahnawake on June 16, 2014, Curtis Horn loving partner of Christine McConini. He is survived by his daughters Jermaine and Angie, his grandson Kaeden, his brothers and sisters: Georgina Diddy Stalk; Darlene Stalk (Bryan Jacobs); Jodi Horn (Tony Walker); Ronald “Sny” Horn (Mary Beth Mayo), Nelva Horn (Glen Diabo), Janice Horn (Josh) and Kevin Horn, many nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Visitation at Poissant and Deer, Kahnawake, beginning June 18. Burial Kateri Cemetery, Kahnawake.
Carol was in Grade 10 in 1976 when she was killed in a traffic accident along Highway 138.
Ray is last found in the HSB yearbook in 1976.
CROSS, Raymond J. Jr 1959 -2017
At his home, in Kahnawake, on September 3, 2017, at the age of fifty-eight years. Predeceased by his parents Raymond ‘Boy’ and Mary, also by his brother Bryan. Survived by his daughter Alexandra, his sisters Shirley, Carlene (Louie), Connie and Patsy (Joe), his brothers Louis (Sugar), Perry (Carinna), Larry (Lise) and Paul (Kelly), many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. As per wishes, he will be cremated without viewing. Donations could be made to Kateri Food Basket. Funeral Direction by Poissant and Deer. www.poissantetfils.ca
Published in Montreal Gazette on Sept. 6, 2017
Peggy Mackenzie was a Mature Student last found in the 1966 yearbook
Peggy Mackenzie (Margaret) Sept. 28, 1933 – July 19, 2017
Peggy Mackenzie (nee Ramsay) was born in Verdun Quebec, September 28th 1933, daughter of Victoria and George Ramsay. Peggy died unexpectedly July 19th 2017, in Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria, BC. Peggy will be sorely missed by her husband of 64 years; Ken Mackenzie, sons; Doug, Keith (wife June, and daughters; Chanelle and Victoria), Donald (husband Luis Araujo), and her loving brother Ken Ramsay.
Prior to moving to Salt Spring Island in 2010, to share her warmth, charm, sense of fun and all round passion for life, as well as her talents as a prolific knitter, quilter, Lady Minto Thrift Store Volunteer, Peggy had lead an incredibly full and rewarding life.
In the years 1957 through 1986, Peggy raised her family, and was, for a number of those years, an Adult Education Coordinator, in Chateauguay Quebec.
Early retirement and a dream to be closer to her beloved granddaughters, Chanelle and Victoria lead Peggy and Ken to Kelowna BC. It was in Kelowna where she became an active Golfer. Her retirement years also allowed her annual trips to visit London England, as well as trips to France and Italy and often to Scotland a place very dear to her heart. The last seven years of Peggy’s life have been on Salt Spring Island, her dream destination, where she has been surrounded with friends and family. Peggy would often say; “We live in the most beautiful place, it’s like a dream and we are with the most lovely people.”
A memorial service was held for Peggy on July 30 in the United Church, Salt Spring Island, BC, followed by tea and sandwiches in the Church Hall. Friends of Peggy and of her family are all welcome to come celebrate her.
Last found in the 1968 HSB yearbook
NICHIPOROWICH, Sandra (Yarnell)
In Chateauguay, on August 22nd, Mrs. Sandra Yarnell passed away, peacefully with her loved ones by her side. She is survived by her husband Wilfred Nichiporowich, her children Michael (Cindy St-Jean), Cheryl (Tim Dumont) and Daryl (Amanda Yach), her grandchildren Taylor, Riley, Hannah, Cassidy, Logan, Cailley and Adrian, her sister Dorothy, brother Terry and twin-sister Shirley, as well as many family and friends.
Nécrologie Canada, posted on August 24, 2016
Last found in the Grade 9 in the 1995 HSB yearbook
February 22, 1978 to August 4, 2012
Beloved daughter and “Baby Girl” of Wesley Deere and Dawn Lilly Deere, treasured step-daughter of Glenna Deere, cherished sister and best friend to Bradley Deere, step-sister of Erica Rudick (Frederic Boucher) and David Rudick, granddaughter of the late John and Estelle (nee Krauss) Deere and Richard and Barbara (nee Wray) Lilly. She will be greatly mourned by her Great Aunt Olga Lefebvre (Marion), Great Uncle Howard Deere (Manon)., Uncle Ronald “Frosty” Deere (Carol), Aunt Deborah Deere, cousins Jay (Gina), Chris, Amber (Floyd), Kristan, Michael, Mark, Tommy and Jeffrey, as well as by her other loved extended family members. Her many friends will miss her enormously, especially Trisha, Debra, Natalie, and Faith. As per her wishes, Crystal will be created and visitation will take place at the Alfred Dallaire funeral parlor in Chateauguay on Saturday August 11, funeral will follow. Please join us in honoring this extraordinary young woman. In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Le Soleil, August 8, 2012
Absent for school photo in grade 9 in 1970
David Frank Adkins
February 20, 2012
Passed away in Maple Ridge, B.C. on February 15, 2012 at age 57. He was predeceased by his parents Mildred and Ronald Adkins; Survived by his loving family. Sister Rona Adkins, Brother Edward(Carol) Adkins; his former wife Lynda Adkins; Aunt Hannah Comer in England, nephews Chris(Michelle) Pearce, Phil(Alice) Pearce, and Simon(Sherry) Adkins; Niece Carrie Adkins; great nieces and nephews, Adam, Andrew, Dylan, Caitlin, David, Christopher, Katie, and Micheala; cousins John(Sue) Comer and Aaron. David was a custodian for School District 42, Carman for CP Rail, a Big Brother to Stefan. David was loved by all his family and friends and was very active in football and hockey. He was always loyal to his Dallas Cowboys and Montreal Canadiens . Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 Saturday February 25th at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel 11765-224th St. Maple Ridge.
September 4, 1992 – July 30, 2008
TYLOR GLASGOW (TEHONWAHTASTHA) 1992-2008
Suddenly and tragically taken away from his loving family, on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the young age of fifteen. Predeceased by his grandmother Margaret Mayo and father James Glasgow, he leaves behind his mother Jewel; brothers, Mike, Jakob, Lanny, Liam; and sisters, Mara, Rabecca and Autumn. His loss will also be felt dearly by his loving uncles, aunts, cousins and many, many, many friends. In Ty-man’s short life he brightened all the lives he touched around him. Resting at Kahnawake Longhouse, Kahnawake, His final walk will bring him to rest at the Kateri Catholic cemetery beside his grandmother on Monday, August 4, 2008.
Published in The Gazette on Aug. 3, 2008
Eli had just completed Grade 8 when he was killed in a 4-wheeler accident.
HEMLOCK, Tekahterake Eli, 2000 – 2015
From Kahnawake, passed away on June 25, 2015, Tekahterake Eli, at the age of 14 years old, beloved son of Bernadine Diabo and Angus Hemlock. He also leaves in mourning his sister and his brother, his nieces and nephew. Resting at Poissant & Deer, Kahnawake
Published in The Gazette on June 27, 2015
Peacekeepers investigating accident
A tragic accident is being investigated by the Kahnawake Peacekeepers involving three local youth. The accident, which occured on Thursday, June 25th at 6:29 pm has claimed the life of one Kahnawake youth.
According to Kahnawake Peacekeepers, the accident took place in the area under the Mercier Bridge. All three were riding in an all-terrain vehicle (side-by-side). They were transported to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where one of the teenagers succumbed to his injuries. The other two victims suffered minor injuries.
Source: Kahnawake Peacekeepers, posted June 15, 2015
Gary is last found in the yearbooks in Grade 7 in 1967
Gary Butt enlisted in the US military at Plattsburg, New York in 1968. Since Butt had superior skills in marksmanship, the US Army gave him the position of rifleman with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Butt volunteered for duty in Vietnam and served from July 1970, to April 1971. He was killed on April 3rd. At the time of his death, Butt held the position of sergeant with the 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Tom last appears in Grade 9 in the 1991 HSB yearbook
In Vancouver, on March 7, 2015, at the age of 38 years old, Mr. Thomas Castelli passed away, husband of Adrienne Neill. He is survived by his darling daughters Maggie and Mackenzie as well as their mother Michelle Williams, his mother Colleen Meehan, his father Nicola Castelli, his brother Christopher (Katherine), his aunts and uncles and many other relatives and friends.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 26 and Friday March 27. The funeral will take place on March 27 in St-Gabriel’s Church, Pointe Claire, followed by the burial at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal Neurologic Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Angus last attended HSB in Grade 9 in 1993
1975 – 2015
Tragically passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in his 39th year. Cherished husband and soulmate of Erin Woodrow. Beloved son of Monique Garry and the late Angus McIntosh Sr. Devoted stepson to the late Roy Bell; stepbrother to Gary Bell. Adored son-in-law of Gary and Wendy Woodrow; loving brother- in-law to Megan (Mark Ramjohn) and Brenden Woodrow. Angus also leaves behind numerous McIntosh, Garry and Woodrow family members as well as a multitude of friends within the Chateauguay community who will remember him with love and fondness forever. Funeral from Alexandre NicoleComplexe Funéraire Châteauguay on Saturday April 18. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Published in The Montreal Gazette, April 16, 2015
Judy is last found in Grade 9 in the 1970 HSB yearbook
Balfour, Judy Ann
Passed away on August 30th 2009, after a long, couragous battle with cancer. Cherished daughter of Evelyn Balfour and the late Russell Balfour. Beloved sister of Linda (Gerry), Loving Aunt of Mary and Emily, and best friend to Brenda Cunningham. The family will receive friends at the Taylor Funeral Home, 524 Davis Dr. Newmarket, on Wed from 1-2pm. After which a private service will be held for immediate family.
Newmarket/Aurora Era Banner, Metroland Central Division
Roy left HSB in Grade 10 in 1976
Roy passed away peacefully in Montreal, with Diane, his ex-wife and friend, by his side. Roy is survived by his mother, Margaret, sister Eileen (husband Allan Stanley), daughters Tara and Karina, and son, Connor. Roy is now with his father, Joseph, who passed away 37 years ago at 55 on July 23rd. We like to believe Roy is smiling and happy once again. Thank you to all who have shown their love and caring for Roy and his family.
Submitted by Roy’s sister Eileen
Peter was in Grade 10 in 1970.
ASCROFT, Peter – Suddenly at Toronto on Friday, August 25, 2000. Sadly missed by Gail, parents George and Catherine, sisters Shirley and Carol, and so many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home – A. W. Miles Chapel, in Toronto. Service in the Chapel on Thursday
If desired, donations to the Milagro Foundation, P.O. Box 9125, San Rafael, CA 94912 would be appreciated.
The last year we find Michael in the HSB yearbook
is 1993 when he was in Grade 10.
The following message was provided by Michael’s mother, Gail on behalf of his father, sisters, niece and nephew.
In loving memory of a dear son, brother and uncle, who was taken away from us on March 17, 1996.
Tears still silently flow
For what it meant to lose
No one will ever know
Maurice was in Grade 8 when he drowned in May 1987.
1988 HSB Yearbook, In Memoriam
Stephen was in Grade 9 in 1968
Following a courageous battle against cancer, Stephen passed away on July 26, 2013 at age 61. He was surrounded by love and family right until the end and we are grateful for the legacy that was his life. He leaves behind his loving wife, Diane Charlebois, his dear daughters, Kristin Fradette (Mario Gosselin), Chandra Fradette, (Raymond Roy), and their mother, Candace Fradette, Michele Charlebois-Fradette (Sebastien Bilodeau) and his step-son Jean Marc Charlebois. He will be remembered by his sisters, Deborah Doherty (Kirk), Janet Fradette (Marc), Ann-Marie Fradette (John), Liz Fradette (Steve) and his beloved grandchildren, Sam, Nathan, Thomas, Benjamin, Melissande, Alexanne and Logan. He will also be missed by his nieces and nephews, Shannon, Jennifer, Dayna, Christopher, Caroline, Jeffrey and Charlotte, as well as many friends and colleague. He was predeceased by his mother, Gwendolyn Robson, his father, Roland Fradette and his brother, James Fredette (Claire). Donations may be made in Stephen’s memory to La Maison Victor-Gadbois (www.maisonvictor-gadboi.com) whose caring staff provided support and comfort during his final days. Arrangements have been entrusted to Services funéraires La Maison Darche, Chambly, QC.
Ken was in Grade 9 in 1964
TAYLOR, Kenneth Albert
1947 – 2014
Passed away at the Anna Laberge Hospital on February 16, 2014 at the age of 66.Ken worked for Nortel for 36 years retired in 2002. Beloved husband of Linda Dickson, father to Cindy and Tobi (Dave). Proud grandfather of Kyle and Ashley Campbell. Predeceased by his parents Bert and Alice Taylor. Ken had three brothers David (Janet), Tom (Sandra), Doug (Karen), sister Barbara and families. In- laws Barbara (Bob), Bruce, Lorne (Monique), Jeff and families. Visitation Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 with service to follow in the chapel at Yves Légaré, Alfred Dallaire. Ken put up a good fight for almost 5 years, loved life, sunshine & Mexico.
Montreal Gazette, February 19, 2014
Joel was in Grade 10 in 1982
SCOTT, Joel. Suddenly in Kingston, Ontario on April 17, 2008, two days before his forty-second birthday. We lost our beloved Joey, he is survived by his Mom Gail, Dad Gerry (Ann). His loving sister Jeannie (Steve), brother Gerry (Julie), his Aunt Chery (Joanne), Uncle Wayne (Pat), cousins Jacquie and Leighton and his precious “Grinny” Helen. Joey, your long struggle is over and we know you are at peace. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. A memoriam will be held at a later date at the request of the family.
Published in The Gazette on May 10, 2008
Born January 9, 1947
Died October 18, 1993
Brian was in Grade 9 in 1964
McDowell, Brian Robert. Passed away in his sleep at age forty-six, October 18, 1993 at his home in Vancouver. Survived by his sons Darren, Ryan and daughter Christine, his mother Dorothy McDowell. Pre-deceased by his father John McDowell. Will be sadly missed by brothers Keith, Alan and sister Marilyn, brother-in-law Ralph, sisters-in-law Kathy and Johanne, many nieces and nephews, great-niece and great-nephews, aunts and uncles in Quebec and a special friend Glen Bacon. In lieu of flowers, donations to B.C. Schizophrenia Society, Richmond, BC would be greatly appreciated. Funeral service at Glen Haven Funeral Home, Vancouver on October 22.
The Montreal Gazette, October 21, 1993
March 5, 1947 in Huntingdon, Quebec
Sandie was in Grade 10 in 1964
Nikiski resident, Sandra L. Begor, died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Central Peninsula Hospital. She was 66. No services will be held per Sandie’s request.
Sandie was born March 5, 1947 in Huntingdon, Quebec Canada. She attended Chateauguay High School. In 1979 Sandie moved to Alaska where she lived in Nikiski until her passing. She was a fulltime wife to her husband of 46 years, and a devoted mother to her children Roger and Chrystal. She managed the Casino from June 1979 until August 1980. She also worked for Great Northern Video. Sandie was of the Catholic religion; however she did not attend church, but has a strong faith. She loved reading, playing cards, board games, internet surfing, bingo, bowling, fishing and her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. “Sandie was a remarkable lady who had a huge heart and loved us all beyond measure. She made a difference in many lives. There was never a person she turned away. Mom always took friends we brought home; showed them love, tried to lead them on the right path, and always made sure they knew she would do whatever she could to help them and was always going above and beyond. She had many health problems, but always remembered people that held a special place in her HUGE heart. Chrystal will miss her many daily phone calls, her quick wit, and her unconditional love. Mom had an uncanny ability to know my heart hurt before I even had a chance to tell her, I have devoted the last 7 years caring for her, I will miss her horribly, I love you Mom. Bryce & McKenna will remember their “Gook” most as always being there for anything they needed; be it a hug, a kind word, or a laugh; she always made time for them regardless of what was going on. Dude, will miss “fly-day” phone calls, Mish will miss their visits and her amazing stories. Kirk, “She was my mentor, she always saw the good in me when no one else did, she guided me on the right path, my life was forever changed the day she took me in. She was as much a mom to me as my own mom, I love you and I miss you so very much Mom Begor,” the family wrote. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Joan (Palmer) Watson; aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous in laws, nieces and nephews. She is survived by her husband, Terry; son, Roger and his wife, Michele; daughter, Chrystal and her husband, Scott (Dude); grandchildren, Bryce (Boog) and McKenna (Bean) all of Nikiski; brother and sister in-law, Steven and Connie Watson of Montreal, Canada; sister and nephew, Dawn and Evan Cahill of PEI, Canada; special people Michelle (Mish), Christopher and Kayla Heinrich of Kenai; Kirk McGahan of Washington and Jim & Rita Goff of Nikiski.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion, August 23, 2013
October 16, 1950, Montreal
Peter was in Grade 8 in 1966.
Peter moved to British Columbia with his family and the end of Grade 8. He is a graduate of JRS elementary school in Chateauguay. Peter joined the army and served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Germany and Egypt, among other places. After the army he moved out west and worked for Air Canada for 25 years. Peter was in the army reserve of the PPCLI until his death and he was also an avid paratrooper. Peter and wife Sally moved to Stoney Plain, Alberta in 1995 and remained there until his death from a stomach disorder in December 1999 at the age of 49. He leaves a brother, Jimmy Holmes, in South Africa.
Information provided by Peter’s cousin Don Holmes.
David was in Grade 10 in 1967
September 23, 1948 – November 10, 2011
Peacefully passed away after a lengthy and courageous battle on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Sault Area Hospital at 63 years old. Beloved husband of Grace for 35 years. Predeceased by his parents Allan and Norma. Dear stepson of Al Darbyson. Much loved brother of Susan Zizian (Jim) and Michael (Glynis). Son-in-law of Mary Douglas (late Don). Brother-in-law of Lois Shaw (Mark), Ruth Douglas, John Douglas (Jane) and the late Jean Clement (Robert). Loving Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Sault Ste. Marie,
January 6, 1965 – June 2, 1983
Steven was finishing up Grade 10 when he was killed in a freak road accident near his home, according to his father Marcel.
Smiles can hide the tears in our eyes
Time can erase the pain
But feeling the loss of a special friend
We hope to never go through it again.
He will never be forgotten
For the love and friendship never dies
But the hardest part of all
Is not understanding why.
We somehow feel so empty inside
But the love and friendship we’re keeping
Because Steve’s not gone – he never was
We now realize he’s only sleeping.
Howard S. Billings 1984 Yearbook
Graham was in Grade 10 in 1967
Graham was killed in a car accident.
This headstone was found in
Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal.
Lynne moved away at the end of Grade 9 in 1964. She died of a heart attack according to her brother-in-law
Last entry in the CHS yearbook was in 1964. Claudia was in Grade 9.
Christine left Chateauguay in 1965 – the year before her graduation.
HUNT, Christine Helen – Peacefully at home after a two year battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer surrounded by her family on Wednesday December 12, 2007. Christine Helen Hunt age 58 years of Corunna.
Beloved wife of 37 years to Ian Hunt. Loving mother of Jeff Hunt of London, Steve Hunt and Craig Hunt both of Corunna. Dear daughter-in-law of Clarice Hunt of Sarnia; sister of, Robert Cairns (Anita) of Sarnia; sister-in-law of, Glennis Murphy and Pete Hunt both of Sarnia. Also survived by her Aunt and Uncle Pearl and Roy Gallacher of England; nieces, Lisa Cairns and Kristy Cairns; nephews, Joey Syer, Bill and Sean Murphy and by cousins Norman Rae of Brighton, Kenneth Paton and Irene and Johanne Landman all of Victoria, B.C. Predeceased by her parents Charles George Cairns (2002) and Christina Boyd Cairns (2003). Christine will be lovingly remembered by many close friends. She was a founding member of the Corunna Optimist Club and was an avid volunteer with the Kidney Foundation.
Sarnia Observer – Friday, December 14, 2007
Robert “Bob” K. Brown
May 13, 1946 – December 28, 1965
1966 CHS Yearbook
Brown, Robert Kenneth. Accidentally at Caughnawaga on Tuesday, December 28, 1965, aged 19 years, beloved son of Mr. & Mrs. James Brown of Chateauguay, Quebec. Funeral from the William Wray Chapel, University Street, Montreal. Interment in Montreal Memorial Park.
Published in The Montreal Gazette, December 30, 1965
The Late Robert Brown
A funeral service was held in Montreal on December 31st, for Robert (Bob) Brown (19), only child of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown of 299 Duquette, Chateauguay. Robert Brown was killed in a three-car collision at Caughnawaga traffic circle last Tuesday. A member of Maplewood Presbyterian Church, young Robert, whose untimely death is deplored by his many friends and associates in Montreal and Chateauguay, worked as a Scuba diver for the Provincial Department of Transport. Last summer he participated in a search for articles of historic interest in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Seven Islands. A spokesman for the Westmount Branch of the Y.M.C.A. where Robert served as a volunteer qualified Skin Diving Instructor, stated that a memorial plaque would be placed in the Branch as a tribute to his memory. A student at Chateauguay High School at the time of his death, Robert had studied at Sir George Williams University. It had been planned that he would move to Vancouver with his parents in the Spring of this year. Mr. Dave W. Rennie, Y.M.C.A. Aquatic Examiner, spoke for us all when he said “Bob” was always ready and willing to help anyone at any time, and his sudden passing is not only a personal loss but a great loss to his many friends. The sympathy of the Chateauguay community is extended to the Brown family in their tragic loss.
Victim of Tragic Death
Mr. Robert (Bob) Brown of Chateauguay, whose tragic death in a traffic accident at the Caughnawaga Traffic Circle was reported in last week’s Gleaner.
Kevin Eric Crawford
February 17, 1949 – August 31, 1966
1966 CHS Yearbook
Woodlands was stunned last week by the tragic death of Kevin Crawford, late Wednesday night August 31st when he, while driving his motorcycle, collided with a cement truck on Highway No. 3 in Chateauguay.
Kevin, who excelled scholastically and athletically was assistant sailing instructor at the Woodlands Yacht Club and was one of the top young sailors in Woodlands. In his memory the junior members of the Club donated a handsome trophy to the Club to be known as the Kevin Crawford Memorial Trophy.
Kevin, the 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Crawford of Woodlands, was buried last Friday at the Chateauguay Cemetery on rue Principale after a church service at the Bellevue Catholic Church.
The St. Lawrence Sun – Le Soleil, September 7, 1966
George Thomas Baird
July 8, 1949 – October 29, 2008
After a brave fight with cancer, George passed away at his home at Prelude Lake surrounded by family and friends. George was born and grew up in Montreal. Later in life he moved out west and eventually to Yellowknife in the 1980s. He had a great love for the outdoors and spent his spare time hunting, fishing, skiddoing and boating. George was a hard working man. He was involved in the construction industry and did many projects in the West, the North and in South America. His last years of work were spent as a project manager for Deton’cho Corporation in Yellowknife. He will be sadly missed by his wife Marie Coe; children: Annie (Jerome) LeBlanc, George (Tina), Alex (Tanya), Julie (Shane) Swennumson and stepson Evan (Catherine) Coe; brothers John (Diane) and Jim (Nadene); sisters: Bonnie (Gary) Laybourne and Debbie (Stewart) Marlin. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents George and Alice Baird.
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Marlene left Chateauguay High after Grade 10 in 1964.
Marlene Giroux Rattray of Chateauguay on November 29, 2005, at the age of fifty-nine years, wife of Alfred Rattray.
Montreal Gazette, December 1, 2005
On October 1, 1988, Brian Vaincourt of Devon, Alberta passed away accidentally at the age of 37 years. He is survived by his loving wife Mary and his children Jeff and Kelly at home. Brian is also survived by his parents, Alma and Bert Vaincourt of Edmonton; his sister Brenda and her husband Wally Wegner of Devon; nephews Michael and Jason; nieces Cindy and Janet; numerous aunts, uncles and friends.
Brian attended Billings prior to moving to Alberta with his family around 1970.