Hugo Bertozzi
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Hello to all.  I am in Grande Prairie, Alberta still.  Looking forward to the next reunion.  Best wishes,  Hugo. PS:  I never thought Plantar Fasciitis could be so disabling!  Anyone else dealing with injuries?  Lol!
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  Gerry Simnoe
Monday, January 30, 2017
Just checking in again.  I stay in touch with a few of you via my Facebook.  Got an email from Leslie to chip in to support this site.  Looks like another re-union is in the works for next year.  Stay healthy and happy.  Best wishes to all. Remember our dearly departed brothers and sisters too, all of them much too young.  Ciao for now. Gerry Simone :D
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  Catherine Bottoni
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Class of '94
Just had a nostalgic memory of high school and looking online for any info or photos to now show my kids who will soon attend high shcool.  Unfortunately i can not find any pics online of the old site on Dundas/Bloor.  Those were the good old days.  You are forever in my heart Michael Power / St. Joe's

 
 
 
  Tim O'Leary
Saturday, January 2, 2016
We, students and staff,were privileged to be there during a "Golden Age".

Congratulations on a wonderful website.

Tim
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  Hugo Bertozzi
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Hello Classmates, friends.  It's been over a year since I posted a note on the website, as Leslie reminded me.  I am on the largest island of Hawaii at Echo Hawaii, a Mayo Clinic conference, at a beautiful setting, and have time to reflect again.  Like many of us, our kids are growing or are already adults, going through life stages that we remember so well from high school and beyond.  Our high school years were like in Happy Days, each with our little social circles.  (I wear the collar of my leather jacket up and pretend to be the Fonz sometimes with my kids, but they don't seem to appreciate it!)  When we left those final Grade 13 grad events, we couldn't have appreciated the finality of those innocent high school days, and the transition into university, college, and adulthood, as we do now. 

As I reminisce, I look at my small social circle of Emil Schemitsch, the chess club guys (John Lucki, Ed Wren, Mike the junior chess champion of Canada, Frank), Peter Rajec, Grant Hansen, Mark, and so many others who spent minutes, hours, days together in classes, at lunch, wrestling or cross country running, houseleague football, gym class, social events, the awkward dances in the gym.  Or the many girls who I admired from afar, who were friendly to that shy teenage boy. Thank you for those years.

I have one son at U. of T. now, and the second will probably be there next year.  Two daughters, ages 10 and 14 here with me, on the cusp of womanhood, and I am happy for the opportunity to show them that i love them, that i am their father who admires and cares for them deeply, to help them on a steady path through adolescence.  The wider church family is also important for them, in the Christian sense and also socially, where they can meet respectful peers that will help them become well rounded adults.

And my wife of course, who God has given me to round me out!  Sometimes it isn't easy, but as men we need to be faithful to our spouses and work out our marriage relationship, again with the wider support of our church body.  We attend a Life Group at church, which is a couples group that meets monthly, about 6 or 7 couples meeting once a month on sunday night at our homes.  Our kids went to school together often, and we go through a lesson each month on parenting or marriage or sex or anything interesting from the Christian perspective.  It's a way to keep accountable, to sharpen each other, and has been a support to us.

As a doctor, the responsibilty also brings an appreciation for the frailty of life, as I mentioned in past posts here, and the reality of life and death.  They prepare us for life in high school and adolescence, but we don't have much preparation for crossing the Jordan one day, which we all will have to face soon.  We can draw comfort that Christ will receive us on the other side of that deep river, and welcome us to Himself, to a place where he will wipe away every tear.

Meanwhile, let us enjoy life with the families we have been blessed with, and do the work He has assigned to us, faithfully and wholeheartedly, knowing He will reward us for it soon.

I live in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and we have cross country skiing here just 2 km from our house, 6 months of the year, at the beautiful Wapiti Nordic Ski Club, in the river valley.  I would be glad to host classmates for a visit, and post our experiences to the website later.  (I'm not much of a Facebook guy, but plan to use it more in the future somehow in a private way.  Planning on getting the new Blackberry phone and keeping in touch socially more through Blackberry Hub.  Have avoided the iPhone, which wife and kids have!)

Greetings to all!

Hugo Bertozzi
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Alberta
General Internal Medicine
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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  Leslie Corrigan (Hudson)
Friday, December 28, 2012
All the best to all fellow 1978 grads. May 2013 be filled with lots of love, laughter and many blessings!

Leslie:)
 
 
  Patti Conderan
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Hello everyone

I have just received info that Deidre Healy's Mom passed away yesterday. Sadly her father passed away in April, which I just found out. Deirdre went to St Benedict's elementary school and St- Joe's/Michael Power H. S.

I have included the funeral info

Hope all is well with you and your families.

Patti (Conderan) Easson

http://www.newediukfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1266192/Healy-Moira-Josephine/obituary.php

 
 
  Carmen Cachia
Monday, June 25, 2012
It is with deepest regrets that I inform my MPSJ Family that our former principal, Sister Imelda Cahill has passed away. Would everyone be so kind as to remember her in their prayers. May she rest in peace.
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  Theresa Fraser ( Coyne)Class of 83
Saturday, May 5, 2012
 Love the photos of the old buildings.Would love to hear of any upcoming reunions. Lost my dear sister Lorrie (class of 82) a year ago this weekend in an accident so our SJMP memories are very close to my heart.Blessings to all.
Theresa Fraser (Coyne) Class of  1980 
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  Camen Cachia
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Just wanted to wish all my MPSJ Family a most joyous Christmas & the very best for the coming New Year 2012.
May you enjoy Christmas gathered with your loved ones & fondly reminisce of past times shared.May we move forward with love & hope in our hearts for better days & a better world. God Bless Us All.
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  Leslie Corrigan (Hudson)
Sunday, December 11, 2011


Ho Ho Ho to all!

I would like to wish all fellow graduates a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! May 2012 be a good year for all of you.
 
Enjoy it wherever you are!!

Leslie:)
 
 
  Hugo Bertozzi
Monday, November 7, 2011


Best Wishes to all the 1978 Grad Girls!

 

I will be visiting Toronto next weekend to meet with number 1 son and 2 nephews.  My son attends U. of T. for Engineering, nephew Zack goes to Sheridan College for plumbing, and nephew Josh is in Grade 12 at Holy Trinity High School Mississauga.  Those old high school days seem so removed from now, a generation ago really, nearly 35 years, but we can still make an important difference in our world, starting with our families and friends.  If I can help out any of the Grad Girls who are single moms by encouraging one of their kids, let me know we’ll see what we can work out.

 

Enjoy those old songs from 70s on the reunion website, especially the 60s – was just listening to some Burt Bacharach songs by Dionne Warwick – I Say A Little Prayer For You, and What The World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love………

 

Just a short 4 day visit.  Looking for some good hiking trails not far from Etobicoke, in fact, near the old MPSJ site.  Any suggestions?

 

Hugo

 
 
  hugo bertozzi
Saturday, October 1, 2011
So tell me something about Remo's Place in Rexdale?  Maybe my dad used to go and sell there, as he would visit a lot of the small restaurants and bars for Bertozzi Importing.  (By the way, for good Italian food, gift baskets at Christmas, check our website www.bertozziepicure.com, designed by my sister Marina, another MPSJ grad.)
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  Mark Tierney
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wow, names from the past.  Remos place in rexdale, sounds like a plan.  I would be great if you can email me, so I can meet you guys there.  Hope to see you soon.

Mark Tierney

greensbee@hotmail.com
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  Gerry Simone
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Just dropping in to check in.

Anyways, great site and good to see familiar faces and to read the updates, etc. 

God bless all & see you around.  :)

p.s.  A few alumni seem to frequent Remo's Place in Rexdale (Paul Smith, Paul MacDonnell, David Spagnola).

 
 
  Hugo Bertozzi
Sunday, September 11, 2011

I returned from Toronto this week after accompanying my son to the U. of T. residence on Chestnut Street.  We toured the downtown campus, bought him a shirt, books, and bedsheets.  Although he's not an emotionally expressive son, like many of his contemporaries, our time together brought both of us some joy, and I know he appreciated it, as he gave me a goodbye hug at the Queen's Park subway.  This was time well spent for me.

I look back at my high school and university years, and those of my classmates.  My own father was immersed in keeping his own business going, and academia was beyond him.  He encouraged me, but little time was shared.  (Credit to him for always being home for supper.) I also never knew my grandfathers, one having died in Dachau, and the other I saw briefly in Italy for a month when I was 3 years old.  It's only now that I realize the lack of manly confidence and direction that resulted from this lack of closer mentoring.  I hope I can spend some time with my children now and impart this fatherly attention and guidance to help their focus and confidence in their manhood and womanhood, and help them to see their life's purpose clearly.

Our post-WWII generation probably suffered widely from this lack of mentoring, of sons especially, as many mothers stayed home to work.  Grandfathers may not have survived the war, or stayed in Europe, and our fathers were too busy carving out a niche as immigrants in English Canada.  So some of us grew up without that fatherly confidence handed down.  I knew only a few of the students at MPSJ, of course, but I would guess that there were many like this, many who were desperately trying to find their way, hurting and unsure inside, some evidently lessening their pain with alcohol, and a few with other drugs (some of whom have sadly departed).

These reflections I am grateful to be able to share on this website, and thank Leslie again for it.  Maybe they will benefit some classmates and their relationships with their own children.  With Best Wishes to All again,

Hugo Bertozzi
Grande Prairie, AB

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  Mark Tierney
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Thanks Leslie for the great memories of your music list from the '70's
I'm also assisting my younger daughter who is entering the Ryerson Nursing program in September.  I also have an older daughter who is entering 5th year of the U of T concurent teacher / teachers college degree.  I feel for them both and know that there is lots of stress in higher education.  I sure would not want to go through it again myself.  I completed my education in my early 40's, which was very difficult, since I continued working part-time.  I had forgotten how to study and was nervous about failing and wasting money and time, not to mention being one of the oldest.  I think being nervous made me study harder and I ended up getting honors.  I'm still taking courses and started a tutor service a number of years ago.  Just remember, we are never to old to learn. 

Good luck to all of us, who have children going off to university this year.  Cheers!

Mark
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  Hugo Bertozzi
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Thanks Leslie for that nostalgic music!
The memory of those high school years came back as my son graduated from Grade 12 last month.  Looking forward to settle him into the U. of T. residence in September, and it will bring back memories.  The pains, awkwardness, missed opportunities, and joys of high school and university.  But we look forward, and strive onward for the great things that lie ahead!  To my Classmates: may the years ahead be better and greater and more joyous than those that have passed.  Hope to visit Toronto in early August too.
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  Mark Tierney
Friday, April 15, 2011
Happy Easter everyone,

Its nice to hear that some of us have become famous over the years.  Just remember that we are all heroes in our own right.  Enjoy the holiday.

Mark
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  Debbie Bloomer (Hemstead)
Friday, April 15, 2011
Hello!!  I hope this message finds everybody well. 
  Bye for now, Debbie
  Class of '77
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  Hugo
Monday, April 11, 2011

Heard from our fellow student and Archbishop Peter Rajec in Kuwait City, who is in an important position in the Arab world in a monumental time of history such as this!  May the Lord give him wisdom in his work there!  Reminds me of the stories of Esther, and of Raoul Wallenberg's role in WW2.  

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  matthew melillo
Friday, March 4, 2011
Hi guys,
I graduated in 77 but remember quite a few of you!!!
If anyone comes to southern Italy give me a call, I'm living in an ancient city which is 400 yrs. older than Rome called     Lucera  I'd be more than happy to show you around.

Matthew Melillo
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  Hugo Bertozzi
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thanks Mark for the kind words.  If anyone needs a stress test before signing up, I'd be glad to help out here in Grande Prairie.  Today we had minus 38 degrees on the drive to work and dropping the kids off, but it should warm up and you can go for a ski at the nordic centre near our house after your exercise test!  Hey, it's a start. 

These silly reminiscences of high school come from deep impressions of our youth, and we are all so busy with our families and lives, of course.  But somehow God brought us all together for 5 seminal years, for a purpose in His great Plan, and it doesn't have to end in 1978.  This website let's us continue those relationships to some extent.

I challenge Lou Battista to the 200 metres, and I'll give him 25 metres head start.  (Having twisted my possibly arthritic knee 2 weeks ago on the ski course, and freezing my feet last weekend using my son's tight knee braces!)

Love to All,

Hugo

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  Mark Tierney
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Hey Guys,

I think its a great Hugo.  I think Kevin should run the hurdles in his BJ Birdie costume that he wore as the Blue Jays mascot.  Do think it might also be a good idea to have the Paramedics on stand by (just kidding).  Have a good day everyone. 

Mark Tierney
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  hugo bertozzi
Friday, February 11, 2011
Hello Friends,

A prayer now to our dear parents, who put us through MPSJ so that we would have the advantage of a catholic education, and looking back, they were right.  We were in the golden period of the school, with wonderful, dedicated teachers who took a genuine interest in us, guided us.  We had the spirit, the sports teams, the cheerleaders, the chess and debating clubs!  May God keep our parents now and bless them, and give them satisfaction, love, and richness of years, surrounded by their children and grandchildren. 

I'm thinking of returning to Toronto for a sabbatical in a couple of years, after being away for 20 years already.  The world and Toronto, "she changes lots", but some things don't change. 

Do some of those memories of the 1970's still live?  Maybe we should have a reunion track and field meet at Power one day soon!  Then all of us middle aged guys and gals can having a training goal, and bring back some of that youth.  Any takers?  I challenge Kevin Shanahan, who I shared a locker with in Grade 11 in the "skunk portable", to the 100 metre hurdles!

With Fond Memories,

Hugo
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  Mark Tierney
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Hi everyone,

This is an incredible website, full of so many precious memories.  I spent about an hour going through all the links and finally found myself in 2 pics. 

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their holidays, I know I'am.  So what is everyone up to these days?  Email me at  greensbee@hotmail.com and let me know.  I've been in the teaching business at Duff Peel for the past 10 years.  Before that I was a rate auditor for 20 years in the transportation business.  I have 2 beautifull daughters, Brittany 21 and Chelsea 18. 

I sure hope to see you all at the next renuion.  Let me know when the next one is.

Take care everyone,

Happy holidays,

Mark Tierney

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  Hugo Bertozzi
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Hello Again,

I had a dream of high school last night, so I wanted to write again.  Those days seem so remote and nostalgic now, but the truth is that these days are our Happy Days also, and the days ahead.  I wish you all a Happy Christmas with family and friends.  I will be far from Toronto out in Alberta, but even now am dreaming of how to return to Toronto after 20 years away.

Our parents are aging and we'll have fewer years left with them, who nurtured us through the school years.  Some of them have passed on, others decline in health, while others remain strong and vigorous.  My favorite uncle from Chicago, who almost died of appendicitis in a communist jail in WWII, just had a TIA, and I'd like to visit him to hear about all of those years again, one more time.

This lazy Sunday afternoon we're going to watch Band of Brothers here to reflect back on those years, which profoundly affected my family.  We can remember our troops in Afghanistan at this time also.

With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year,

Hugo Bertozzi
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  Derek Campbell
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Happen to stumble on to your Web site. Just wanted to say a big hello to all former Transfiguration and St. Joes/Power students.
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  Mark Shoreman
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wow - finding this is a time warp - wonderfull journey through photos and memories.

You all look great,


Cheers,

Mark.
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  Gregory Brioux
Monday, May 10, 2010
Best Wishes!

Great pics, great happy faces!
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  Hugo Bertozzi
Monday, April 26, 2010
Hello gang!  I hope you are all well and settling in to spring in Toronto and wherever Providence has scattered us like seed from those formative years at MPSJ.  Those years were certainly memorable!  Makes me almost want to buy a new Camaro, or Mustang, or Challenger, but those buildings are now gone, and we are all 32 years older.  We can't recapture our youth, but we're not really that old yet, and there are still a lot of healthy roots in that MPSJ community, and lots of fruit from the grads of our year and the years around ours, what some term the Golden Years of our school.  What our teachers and parents, family and friends invested into our lives has produced a tremendous harvest, as we see classmates working in charities to help the needy all over the world and at home, others working in various businesses, professions, governments, education, both here and abroad.  Many stories we haven't heard, but would be inspired and lifted up to hear.  The teachers, the spirit, the students - they all had a "just right" quality.  Looking back now, even sharing those lockers wasn't so bad - I got to know Kevin Shanahan better!

Here in Grande Prairie, Alberta spring has finally arrived also and we put our cross country skis away.  There goes my 15 year old down the driveway on his unicycle.  I will be coming to Toronto on thursday with my daughter who will celebrate her 12th birthday in T.O.  I'll be in Toronto from April 29 until May 8, and can be contacted on my cell 780-933-1763, or email.  I might rent a fun car and we could come by and say hello, maybe meet together around the old neighbourhood.  We're planning to go to Science Centre, and drive around southern Ontario a bit too, go to some outdoor cafes, so if you have some time and want to go together with your kids, give me a call.  I'll be staying at mom's house in Etobicoke.

More news to follow before our summer vacation in Ontario. 

Please share your news also on this website, and even share some of your stories.  It's kind of like speaking in front of the class, I guess  We can make it a way of keeping a bit in touch. 

Best Wishes to All,

Hugo
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  Sharon Bell
Thursday, December 31, 2009
To all of alumni who attended the 50th Birthday Bash in June, if you have pictures, could you please post them?  What a great time was had by all!  Wishing you all a very Merry Xmas and a Healthy and Wealthy New Year.  (Slainte!)  (Cheers is Irish) 
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  (Fr.) John Vetere
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Happy New Year to the half-century club members, 
   I hope your Christmas was Mary and holy and I wish 2010 will be fulfilling--it's all that you make it--(doesn't that sound like a guidance counsellor?)
 Congrats to Msgr. Petar (Peter '78) Rajic. Leslie has placed my noteto her and you under "grad news"---just one clarification--Peter will be the Apostolic Nuncio (Pope's Rep.) to Kuwait,Bahrein,Qatar and Delegate to the Arabian Peninsula. The UAE and Yemen do not yet have diplomatic relations with Vatican City. Peter will be ordained an Archbishop in Mostar on January 23/10. God's blessings and graces be with you in this new pastoral ministry,Peter.
                                               JV
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  Ross Dichiara
Saturday, December 26, 2009
To all the gang from both St. Joes & Michael Power Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!! From Ross DiChiara.
 
 
  Patti Conderan Easson
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and a New Year filled with good health and much happiness!
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  hugo bertozzib
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Hi,

I have been looking over the website again, and the 50th birthday bash, after a hard day's work.  The Class of 78 looks great! 
The pictures of Father Redmond bring back a lot of memories.  He was a great man.  Discipline he gave out in good measure, so that he was able to coach well, and to form a great track and field team, with guys like Glenn Bogue, Ted Kennedy, Tom Worndl, and others.  Later he became principal in our final year, a very good choice.  Sadly, he passed on to greater things in 1981 while waiting for a coronary bypass apparently, if Mr. Muccilli and the other teachers I met at Sherway Gardens on a friday in Sept. 08 were correct. 
It was great to see everybody in September 08, and I do hope to attend another reunion soon.  Maybe we should have one of those car rallies next summer in Toronto, and turn it into a fundraiser for a worthy cause!

Hugo
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  hugo bertozzi
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Hello!

Sorry I missed the 50th birthday party.  It would have been nice to share some of the pains of getting older with you all!  Teen trouble, wife weight, arthritis and stiffness......but there are also some satisfactions that go along with a few more grey hairs.

Hey, I want to remind you that the Arctic Winter Games go on in Grande Prairie in March, for teens ages 12-17!  After the Vancouver Olympics, this is next dude!  If anyone might be interested in visiting, I extend this invitation, even if just to get away for a while to a place out of the way and reeelax.

So what do you guys think of this new Camaro?  Reminds of the old days with those guys parked in front of St. Joe's trying to impress the girls, and it's a pretty nice car too.

It just snowed here today unfortunately, and I just flew back from Toronto's weather last night from the Critical Care Forum!  Make sure you all get the H1N1 vaccine because it has the potential to be very serious for our age group too.  I'm getting my whole family vaccinated. 

With Love and Blessings,

Hugo Bertozzi
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  Audrey Semchyshen (Bacchus)
Friday, June 26, 2009
Looks like I missed out on a fun night!  Hopefully I'll be able to attend next time around.  Hey..I want to send a shout out to Sharon Bell!!  Great seeing the photos of you from the 50th party - you haven't changed much from high school! Still looking good.  (and of course, everyone else too!)
Your friend,
Audrey
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  Debbie Antonacci
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yet another successful evening!!   It was great to catch up with everyone.  Leslie, your  continued hard work  to keep our year  together is appreciated.  Thank you again. 

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  Gerry Simone
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The pics are great. Thanks Leslie and Patti.  WTF?  I didn't see John McCloskey there.  Guess I got sidetracked. I think the guys should have their own 'boys-night-out'.
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  Patti Conderan
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thanks Leslie for putting together another successful event for the MPSJ grads!  Too bad that more couldn't join us.....they missed a nice evening.
Until we meet again......stay healthy and keep smiling.
Patti Conderan
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  Carmen Cachia
Monday, June 8, 2009
Just wanted to say that the evening was just superb.....
Leslie outdid herself & Jeff has the patience of a saint!
Thoroughly enjoyed the evening, the venue, the food but most of all the company. For those of you who couldn't make it you missed out, BIG TIME!!!
I look forward to our next get -together, & I understand that the guys( Randy Wilson, Pat Egan & John McCloskey) are taking on the challenge. Let's see what they come up with....
Until then, you all take care.
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  Gerry Simone
Monday, June 8, 2009
The birthday party was great, although a little more intimate than the last one so I heard.  I had not seen some people in 30 years and they didn't change much.  Too bad for those that couldn't make it. Maybe next time.
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  Bill Gilkinson
Monday, June 8, 2009
Oh the party was great.  I had such a good time.  Thanks to Leslie for organizing. I know it can be a pain and very stressfull. I organize my family golf tournament and one could go crazy trying to get an advanced commitment out of people.  Then there's all the sujestions for improvements and changes from fence sitters, OH MAN!!

       Hope to see you all again soon
                       
                      GILK   
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  Petar (Peter) Rajic
Friday, June 5, 2009
Hi all!

Thanks Leslie for organizing another big event for us. Unfortunately, I cannot attend the 50th birthday bash, but I do want to wish everyone who will be participating in the event a very happy and fun evening.
They say 1959 was a good year: Kennedy was on his way to the Presidency; Pope John XXIII announced the convening of the Second Vatican Council; Ben Hur was the top film of the year; the Montreal Canadians won the Stanley Cup and the great majority of our MPSJ 78 grads made a screaming entry into the world!
Happy 50th to each and all!
Peter
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  Camillo Natale
Monday, June 1, 2009
Leslie great job getting all these old farts out twice in one year!!
I am living in Oakville for the last 30 years. My kids are all grown up and now I am a grandfather best thing in the world. I haven't changed much except I am no longer married to a cheerleader. Still pursuing my acting career and my golf . I still love driving fancy cars very fast watching beautiful women one of which is my new wife. Can't wait to see everyone.
Cheers THE BIG DOG, Camillo
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  Dean Barreca
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sorry I cannot make your 50th Birthday bash.  I will be in California out on a cruise with my three teens.  My 50th birthday will be late 2010.  Can we do this again?

Wish you all a great time! 

Dean
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  Patti Conderan
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Thanks again Leslie for organizing the event for everyone.  Your efforts are truly appreciated. 
Looking forward to a fun evening. 
Are any of the St. Benedict's gang going?
Can we have name tags again to help out people like me who can't remember names??  Ha ha!
See you there.
Patti
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  Audrey Bacchus (Semchyshen)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Hello all 1978 GRADS!! 
I just stumbled on the site and saw so many familiar faces.  What a happy day!  lol..
Hey...anyone want to join the karate club?
just kidding...
Audrey
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  Maureen Tolan Shanahan
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Ha, being December-born has finally paid off.  I will be 49 at our birthday bash unlike you ancient 50-year-olds.  That's payback for those days in grade 13 when I was too young to get into the "I".  See you at the party!
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  Pat Monachino
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Hi All  I am turning 50 this week .I would love to attend the birthday bash. See you there.
Great Web site . Im confused though,I thought we hated high school.
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  Gerry Simone
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Hello gang,

I will make it to the 50th Birthday Bash this June 6th (if you care, he he).

Hope everybody is doing well.

Ciao
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  hugo bertozzi
Monday, March 16, 2009
Hello My Fellow Classmates!

Last night I had a dream about another class reunion, which prompted me to check the website and send this note.  IN the dream, a younger generation, possibly our kids, were soaking us with water pitchers for fun.  I wonder what this could mean?  Being rejuvenated with and by our kids maybe?  Any ideas?

We are planning to visit Toronto in late July and early August, after a family reunion in Chicago. We'd be glad to meet some other families when we come out east from Alberta.  That might be a better time for the 50th reunion perhaps - it would be good to take a poll to see when people are in Toronto during the summer.

 What's everybody doing for the kids' spring break?  We're planning ours still.  Cross country ski season is winding down now for our family - we have learned to enjoy it around here, being only a 10 minute drive from the Nordic Centre.  If anyone is interested, the Arctic Winter Games are being held in Grande Prairie in a year, and there are events like snowshoeing and snowshoe biathlon that teenagers can compete in without a lot of training, and enjoy the experience of meeting teens from Russia, Scandinavia, Alaska, NWT and Nunavut, Quebec.  See if your kid can participate- ours will be there, and I'm trying to persuade my "lazy one" to go with a reward.

Blessings on Everyone and Happy Easter,

Hugo

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  Kevin Phillips
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I would like to wish a special thank-you to all the MPSJ grads that contributed to the Benefit . We raised $4,319 and there's still a few contributions trickling in.
 I can't thank you enough ! Kevin .
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  Leslie Corrigan (Hudson)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wishing one and all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Be good, be happy, have fun!
Leslie:)
 
 
  Patti Conderan(Easson)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Hello fellow Grads!
Hope this note finds everyone well.  Our reunion was a wonderful evening and still holds good memories.  I only regret not speaking to more people...the evening seemed to fly.
Wanted to extend my warmest wishes to everyone for a safe and happy Christmas and for a New Year filled with good health and happiness!
Hoping that we stay in touch over the next years.
Patti
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  hugo bertozzib
Sunday, December 14, 2008

Greetings to everyone again and best wishes for a great holiday.  I'm pleased to have received some emails from classmates since the reunion.  My family is staying in Alberta this Christmas, so I won't be able to make the Royal York this year Scott, but thanks for the notice.  Like the old sentimental classic "It's A Wonderful Life", I would like to send this telegram at Christmas to all my classmates during this advent season as we remember Christ's birth. 

Hugo Bertozzi

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  John Vetere (Fr.)
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Happy Advent everyone. The reunion was certainly a great night for remembering. Thanks to Leslie and her team. Hope you all have time for recalling,reflecting ,reminiscing and some quiet moments during this liturgical season for meditating and praying. Remember He (JC) said "Do this in memory of me"
Have a prayerful Advent and Holy, happy Christmas. Mary ChristMass to all. JV
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  Scott McNally
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Some folks you just can't get enough of: take Drury, Gubert, Cachia, Baldanza, Simone, Genova, Canaletti, Ierullo, with occasional appearances by Spags, O'Shell, Mike Smith, Davenport ... the list goes on. It's happened every Christmas at the Crooked Cue at Royal York and Bloor for way longer than I can recall; no exception this year. December 23rd, any time after 7 pm. Chat it up and please come. I don't know what we'd do if St. Joe's grads actually came. We'd probably stand straighter. I think Adamick's coming this year. Maybe he'll get McGrath out, too. So Mackenzie should come. Leslie's making me pay by the letter so I won't list the entire yearbook. Merry Christmas to all who read this. Regards, Scott
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  hugo bertozzi
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Hello Friends,

I just looked over all the reunion photos again and everyone's Grad Photos.  It sure brings back a certain longing, of times past, opportunities come and gone, some taken, some not, some that we didn't even realize were there.  Here I go being sentimental again.  I know that I wasn't the most sociable and outgoing, and somewhat selfish too, self-conscious, so I didn't get to know a lot of people well.  In a word, inept and immature, pretty rough around the edges.  However, I do want to say that you all were a great group to spend those 5 years with, and I made some great friends and many great acquaintances.  I wish you all a blessed and memorable time this Christmas with family and friends, wherever in the world you are!  With fond memories, and also looking ahead to what the Lord has in store for us all, which must be much greater and higher and perfect than anything we have experienced yet in this life, a spectacular culmination of all of those hopes and dreams and aspirations of our youth, but with all the disappointments fulfilled, all our mistakes redeemed!  God Bless and with a Hug,    Hugo (at the start of the lonely Highway to Alaska, in Grande Prairie, Alberta) - hey look me up dude (I'm going to try having more fun skiing on snow and water with my 4 kids, and call people "dude" ya' know, ride the EAC) when you pass thru - just page me at the hospital, or call 780-933-1763 (cell)
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  Christine Thompson
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! After seeing the photos I realized I missed speaking to fair number of people at the reunion and some I didn't recognize till later and for that I am sorry...age, memory loss and not enough time to catch everyone. :)
I wish you all the best of health and much happiness in your lives! 
I think we may need chairs for the next reunion (not used to standing that long). Take care and all the best to those at the reunion and to those who missed it!
Cheers
Christine Thompson  
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  hugo bertozzib
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I was just looking through the photos from the reunion, smiling and laughing.  It was great to see everyone again, I must say again.  In the photos I recognized people that I had wanted to see but missed that night.  

The trip to Italy after the reunion was very fun, seeing cousins I hadn't seen in 25 years.  I'm now back in Grande Prairie, Alberta where we're having a nice fall (meaning it hasn't snowed yet), dealing with my teenagers, back at work and on call.

I sure do feel like "semi-retiring"!!!  What do people think would be a good age for retirement?  What would you do when you retire?  Found any nice places to retire to?

Hugo
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  Peter Rajic
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The photos from the reunion are great and everyone looks so good, despite the thirty year difference. I had the pleasure of seeing Frank Kosec, his wife and other family members in Rome just recently and Frank told me all about the event. It was good to hear about so many of you it made me feel like I was part of the reunion. Hopefully more of you will pass through Rome and the Vatican during some future trips. When in town look me up. Thanks Leslie for all your efforts!
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  debbie antonacci
Thursday, September 18, 2008
  Leslie - Thank you for organizing such a great evening.  Your hard work and determination certainly paid off!  

I look forward to the next reunion -- over to you Carmen  - fair is fair -- take the baton -- Leslie needs a well deserved rest......

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  Rita Gallagher (Napier)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thanks Leslie for a fantastic evening.  Life happens and we loose touch with with alot of old friends.  This event was a great forum to reunite and renew these friendships.  It was especially great to see Patti, Dave, Keira, Debbie, and Doreen, whom I haven't seen for years.
Thanks Again Leslie for all the memories and the new ones to come.
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  barbara ann chidiac
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I have a story to tell!  On Friday Sept 5 I went for a horse ride in the evening and was tossed off of my mare and landed flat on my back whereupon I could not get up and was in terrible pain!  I went to hospital by ambulance and found out that the fall had irritated an old back injury that I received 17 years ago, which I did not know that I had.  The previous two compression fractures of my vertebrae (T12 and L!) were stable so I did not need a brace or surgery, but they kept me on strict bed rest for 3 days.  I tried to get word through to you via classmate Eunice, the pharmacist at the Midland Hospital where I was convalescing, however she had already left for Toronto.  Eunice stopped in to see me on the Monday and told me how wonderful the party was!!!  I would send a photo of me from that same night, but my IV line did not match my dress so I decided against it.  We are so sorry and sad to have missed that special evening with everyone!  The photos are wonderful. 
 
Love,
Barbara Ann
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  Tim Kastelic
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Leslie,

What a fantastic night!  It's almost been 2 weeks since the reunion and I'm still thinking about it!

Leslie -- you and your family did a great job!  Thanks for getting us all back together.

Tim Kastelic
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  Pat Jarosz nee Coulas
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
although I am a 1977 grad, Susan Slattery sent me the site and it is amazing. What a wonderful job you did Leslie and I would recognize you immediately from that smile. I wish someone had done this for my year. Maybe I cna hire you to help me with my 35th anniversary! I can not even imagine all the work you did. Your girls are beautiful, I can not believe you still have your uniforms! I tossed mine years ago. Say hi to Jeff and congratulations on a wonderful long marriage!!! John and I celebrate 25 years tomorrow!!! It is shocking to see how many passed so young. lots of love Pat
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  Patrick Cooper
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Leslie -

All the previous comments are "spot on"... it was a great evening! So, sincere thanks to you and yours for making it that way.

It was a genuine pleasure meeting up with so many after so long... I just regret that the evening went by so quickly and I didn't get to meet up with more. Maybe next time.

Best regards to you all.

Pat.


P.S. Carol... I didn't go to the pub... I relived the past just that little bit longer and went to Apache with a few others (burger on a kaiser, pickle on the side, rings, and a malted shake. Heaven!)
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  Gerry Simone
Monday, September 15, 2008

I was at a family wedding and missed what looked like a great re-union.  So many new faces this time around (and the ladies look hot).  Thanks to Leslie, at least we have this website (& Apache Burger) to stay in touch with each other.

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  Jerry Cachia
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Leslie, I also want to thank you and your family for a wonderful evening. Everything was so well thought out and came off flawlessly!

Thanks again.
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  wendy gallant
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Once again Leslie, thank you for all your work.  Though I wasn't fortunate enough to have made it to the reunion, seeing the pictures brings warm memories of old friends whom I haven't seen or heard from in decades.  It's so great to see some of the old gang from St. Marcellus - Greg, Mary, Valerie, David and Lou.  Talk about going back in time....
Everyone looks great, no where near a bunch of folks pushing 50!  Congratulations to all.  It sounds and looks like you all had a wonderful time.  Speaks volumes about the character of the class of '78!
Best Wishes
Wendy
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  Carol Dewar (Kohek)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thank you to my former Transfiguration classmate Leslie Ann and team for such a magical evening!  It was so wonderful to see classmates and dear friends from near and far away (esp. Pat Cooper - my elementary school buddie - I looked to say good-bye - but you must have headed to a pub?)  make the journey to be together for that one night that will leave us I'm sure, talking about it for some time. 

It was great reminiscing and sharing some fond memories, photos and laughs of so long ago including wonderful March break trips to Italy and Cartagena S.A.   The evening went by much too quickly!  

This web-site has been such a great venue for everyone to reconnect and learn about our successes and life's challenges!  It's also been kind of sad as we have lost some dear friends over the years and reminds us how truly short life is so,  live each day to the fullest and be thankful for what we have,  continue to laugh and stay positive!

Look forward to seeing the photo's (including the Transfiguration elementary school gang) posted as we will re-live that special evening, all over again! 

Thanks again Leslie and to all of you who came out that evening, to those there in spirit sharing your bio. which was great to read.   Let's hope we can do this again! 








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  Debbie Luzar (Thomson)
Friday, September 12, 2008
Leslie and Jeff, we can't say THANK YOU! enough.  The girls were stunning in their MPSJ kilts!!!  Great to see everyone - and what a turnout.  We did have an exceptional group in our year - Father Vetere was right - everyone is so happy!  The power of positive thinking!  Great to see pictures of everyone's children - many in University already!  I'm even going to get together with some grads that couldn't make the reunion (Rosella, Anne, Sue Goldup!!)  Life has been good in our little corner of the world.  It's amazing the people I meet out there that are connected to our old school - met another grad today from 1982.  Let's keep connected through e-mail.  Will this web-site be an on-going thing?
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  Greg Muhic
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thank you Leslie for all your efforts. It was a fantastic night. So great to see all my old friends. I pretty much lost contact with everyone from school, but thanks to this night the door is open again and it will not close. Thanks again Leslie.
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  Elinor Laffey (Orsini)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thanks again Leslie and Jeff.  What a fabulous night!  I felt like I was in high school again.
It was so wonderful seeing everyone.
We really did have a great school and a great
group of people.

If you are ever in downtown Toronto and in the area of Church and Front St., (Hothouse Cafe) come in to say hi.

Leslie...I think you should be working for the
presidentail election.  They need your talent.

Keep well and enjoy life!
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  Mike Luetke
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Mary, your hope has been fulfilled.  Can anyone beat 4 days?  After not seeing most of you for the last 30 years (3 that I recall meeting since getting married in '93:  Scott McNally, Fr. Neil Roy, & Sharon Bell), I recognized someone from the reunion at Curriculum Night @ St. Vincent's in Oakville.  It turns out that Kathy (Morrison) Gutgesell's daughter Annelie is in the same grade as and last year was in the same class as my oldest daughter Josie (I have 4 kids).  Who knew?  And I have another gem for those who didn't bring their spouses.  Tsk! Tsk!  My wife Cathy recognized Kathy (Rosenitsch) Patava as my son Parry's skating instructor.  Again, without the reunion I wouldn't have known.  And since I'm on a roll,  Martin Caracciolo, I have a tall white pine in my backyard.  I plan on mounting a spotlight on top and shining it into your backyard to keep you up at night as a "housewarming" gift for when you move in.  I've got to sign off for now; Kid's birthday party and soccer championship coming up this weekend.
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  Mary (DiFonzo) Adair
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A night to remember was so much fun! I didn't have enough time to see and talk to everyone!  What a fantastic job you did Leslie and Jeff.  Thank you both so much for putting in the time and effort it must have taken.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  It was wonderful to see you all.  There was such a feeling of warmth and friendship that night.  I hope that we can keep in touch with one another and that we do run into one another now and then! 
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  Mirella (Boscariol) Di Franco
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Hi everyone,

Thank you, Leslie and company, for putting together an amazing night. Time really did stand still for a few hours Saturday night.  It was wonderful seeing so many familiar faces.  Everyone seems to be happy and fulfilled.  I hope it won't be 30 years before we see each other again. (can you imagine that nightmare?)
Take care, 
Mirella
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  Kevin Dwyer
Monday, September 8, 2008
Leslie and Jeff;
thank you for all the work you must of done, to get this together.
I will always remember this time, as we were all  able to talk to people that we  have missed,  as life can get busy, as we all know.
I couldn't believe all the people that were there, it was a large room, just full of great people, the old times, and laughter..
I laughed most of the night, just about things that went on in our high school days, and even in grade school.
I finally found out the real story of the barn thing, from Steve, and man I had a great laugh, about that one...
Well, too all, thank you for coming and enjoying this event, that was available to us, because of Leslie.
So, let's all keep the ball rolling, so to speak, and email each other to keep in comtact.
There was a lot of  people to talk, to  but I think that we all got around, to say hello,  so to all,
good luck in the future.
One last think. Debbie G you are still a hot babe.....

Live, love and laugh
Kevin

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  Laurie McIntyre
Monday, September 8, 2008
what an absolutely fabulous evening
so much fun reconnecting with all those wonderful memories!!!!
thanks so much Leslie ...

on another note - my camera somehow got misplaced .. if anyone found it .. it was a Sony Digital Cybershot DSC-W80 .. if anyone found it .. please email me at lauriemcintyre@hotmail.com ...

looking forward to the next get together!

cheers
Laurie
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  hugo bertozzi
Monday, September 8, 2008
Hello Everyone,

It was truly memorable to see you all on saturday night, all the old friends, acquaintances, and even we who just shared some classes and the atmosphere of the school during those 5 golden years of our youth.  Thank you Leslie and Jeff for that great effort, and for this website, which allowed us to break the ice a bit after all of those years, and to prepare for the reunion.

For me, the reunion was bittersweet in some ways, as I reminisce here in the middle of the night in a hotel in Milano.  After not hearing or contacting any of you for 30 years, except a handful, and most of those in the early 80s, it was great to see you, shake your hand, see your smile, hear about your life.  We had a chance to meet again, like we did at school once, but then we go our own ways again to face the challenges of life, and that's the sad part for me.  We're like ships who pass each other in the night in way, but I don't want to sound too morose.  It definitely was great seeing and chatting with many, even those I didn't have a chance to talk to.

We should do this again sometime soon.  One day we hope to have that great runion in the sky with the Lord, though that still seems far off for many of us.  From my perspective as a doctor who sees death frequently, I know that it's not far off, a heartbeat away really.  

But until then, as our teachers instructed us, may the Good Lord bless you and keep you, may he make these years of the second half of your life even more fruitful, satisfying, happy, joyful, and a blessing to others around you as you seek His will for your lives!

If any of you are passing through Grande Prairie, Alberta, as you may be while on the highway to Alaska (and physics was phun too), please look me up by calling the hospital there or visiting.  

Would there be a way of keeping a website going somehow? 

I'd like to donate to the Kevin Phillips hair fund for cancer research too Mark.

A big hug to all, a big Michael Power St. Joe's cheer!  Thank you to all who came out for the reunion,

Hugo Bertozzi
780-532-1966
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  Sandra Clydesdale (Boscariol)
Monday, September 8, 2008
Greetings,
Just wanted to say thanks to Leslie and company  for  a wonderful gathering.  It was very special seeing so many graduates.  I hope to see some of you around town.  Etobicoke isn't that big is it? 
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  Patti Conderan (Easson)
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thanks to Leslie and her family for all their hard work and time spent to make Saturday's reunion such a success!
It was wonderful to see so many people from such a long time ago. Hope everyone stays in touch with each other so our next reunion will be just as good!
Patti
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  kathy and greg furgala
Monday, September 8, 2008
OMG!!  What fun.  It was such a great evening.  Leslie, you might be getting tired of hearing this but, we are forever indebted to you for your selfless efforts in putting this together.  Thank you. 

To everyone,...it was great to see you again.   Unfortunately,  we did not talk to everyone we wanted to - too many, too little time.  So, we obviously need another one!

Our very best wishes to you all.
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  Keira
Monday, September 8, 2008
WOW!!!!  Brilliant evening.
It was great seeing everyone again.  Good to reconnect with old friends I haven't seen in a long time and good to connect with good friends I don't see enough!!!  
Leslie, you did a marvelous job bringing us all together again.  Thank you!!!
Everyone looks great as we all continue to age very well, lol.  
Who will carry the torch to arrange our next gathering????
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  Patrick Kehoe
Monday, September 8, 2008
Leslie; Congrats on a job very well done!! It never could have happened without your tireless efforts. We are all in your debt.
What a pleasure to 'reconnect" with so many after such a long time. I wish everyone my very best on a very happy and prosperous future with the hope that that connections re-established won't be connections lost yet again.
Cheers to all.
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  Chris Bannon
Monday, September 8, 2008
I have posted some pics 
http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5339524359
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  Chris Bannon
Monday, September 8, 2008
Lets keep in touch. 
I  said it and heard it many times Saturday night. I hope we all foroow through. 
I don't do sappy very well, but I am honored to be part of our class. What a great group of people. Then and now.
Thanks to Leslie for having the forthought  for putting this event together. Thanks to all for coming, Thanks to Kirk Bradley for ordering pizza.
I am in Washington DC, come down and visit!
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  Gary Caradonna
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thank you Leslie, with out you our night to remember would not have happened. It was amazing to see everyone from high school. I plan to stay in touch with many friends that I lost contact with in the past.  Saturday night was a night that I will remember for a long time. I wish every one of my friends all the best in there lives and again thank you  Leslie 

          Gary Caradonna
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  Ross Dichiara
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I forgot one thing Karen Macintosh where ever you are please email me!!! I didn't get to say goodbye last night!
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  Ross DiChiara
Sunday, September 7, 2008
How do you thank a lady on a great reunion party absolutely awesome! I got to see all my school friends after 30yrs incrediable. Kirk Bradley I'm so happy we crossed paths up north! because without you I would have not known about this wonderful party! I love you Kirk and I love you Leslie. P.S. Mark Drury I'll see your $20.00 and double it!!!
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  Mike Kirby
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I want to thank Leslie's husband Jeff as well.  I know he has been a big help and source of support for Leslie while was putting this together.

Thanks Jeff!!!
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  Mark Drury
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Enjoyed the evening and did not get a chance to thank Leslie.  Way to put yourself out there.  Saw many people I have long wanted to reconnect with.  (Kinger, Randy, Kathy McG etc. etc.)

Let's get something going for when Kevin Phillips donates his hair to cancer research.  I am in for $20.  We have lost too many classmates already.
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  Dean Barreca
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Congratulations Leslie for one AWESOME reunion.  You really out did yourself and I know what a great risk you took taking on this endeavor.  I was so pleased to see how everyone got on board and supported you on this.

Great to see many of you and hope we can stay in touch.  Coryna,  I arrived late to the party, and I saw you from accross the room but by the time I went to find you, I think you were gone.  Bummer!

Dunny,  Mary Beth, Drew and Lou..........you still all the still bring so much light and joy everywhere you go.   Great seeing you guys as well the many I got to say hello to.   

I must hunt down and find the desigher for St. Joes uniforms.   She must be working now somewhere in Milan as a prestigous designer.  Hmmmm...

Looking forward to seeing you all at our 50th high school reunion.   No problem.

Dean Barreca  
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  Frank Baldanza
Saturday, September 6, 2008

I'm really looking forward to re-connecting with everyone to-night.

I've been married for the last 17 years to my lovely wife, Anne, and we have two wonderful children - a 14 year old boy and an 11 year old girl. 

I'm lucky enough to have been able to keep in touch with a number of MPSJ grads over the years. 

Leslie, thanks for all of your time and effort in organizing this event.

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  Carmen Cachia
Saturday, September 6, 2008

Well our BIG DAY has finally arrived CLASS OF 1978,
and we're going back....way back(30 years or so).
So you all get ready to have one BIG .......
hell of a blast from the past....so get ready to....
                   PARTY!!!!!!!!!
I hope to see that MPSJ spirit LIVE.....WELL....
                  & KICKING!!!!!!
We were the CLASS with the mostest...
lets see if we still GOT IT?????
I'm sure we could show our kids a thing or two!!! So lets PARTY, lets ROCK or is that DISCO????
See you all tonight, thanks to the MPSJ spirit of Leslie & her gang. God Bless.

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  hugo bertozzi
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Also looking forward to seeing you all tonight!  I met with Joe Muccilli, Wally Bonchar at Sherway Gardens yesterday.  Lots of fun and memories.  Wally asked me if that pig dissection was the highlight of the Grade 11 biology course, and I had to say yes!  Some students couldn't stomach this though.  Now I attend autopsies and can say I had my start in Mr. Bonchar's class!

I hope to see lots of old friends and acquaintances tonight, so please come on out! 
God Bless,

Hugo
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  Bob Mulligan
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Looking forward to seeing everybody tonight.
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  (Mrs) Jacqueline Peers
Friday, September 5, 2008

Wish your class a joyful reunion, with many contact years to come. It was wonderful to recognize so many of you at  Power50 events last fall, also a weekend to remember.
You & I started at MPSJ together and I am still wandering the halls, travelling the world. Will be taking a group to Germany & France March '09.
It has been a pleasure to have taught so many grads and their children.
Health and happiness to all - God Bless!

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  Michelle Holtze (Johnston)
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Its amazing to read all the names in the Guest Book and realize how quickly the past 30 years have flown by.  It will be great to reconnect with many from those special 5 years.  Looking forward to Saturday ! 
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  Kathy Patava (nee Rosenitsch)
Thursday, September 4, 2008
"Wow",it seems like not to long ago,we were the ones going off to High School, graduating and moving on. Now our kids are doing the same. I'm married(20 yrs.) to a great guy Ron who lived in the the same area but we didn't meet until I was finished school and working. We have two children Rob, 18 off to Trent University this week,and Kristi, 15 Grade 10 at St. Martin in Mississauga. We're very excited about the "SOCIAL EVENT OF THE SEASON" ,we wouldn't miss it for the world. Looking forward to catching up with everyone. Thank You to Leslie and her helpers for making this happen. Kathy Patava nickname was Roz 2 from the old Borough of Etobicoke Aquatic Days.
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  Joe Doran
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
It's great to see so many turning out for the party!

See you Saturday.
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  Lou-Anne Zies (Borron)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thanks Mary Beth for letting me know about the reunion . I managed to get  a few last minute tickets  .  Scott and I have been away most of the summer and this  fall has been pretty hectic with  five kids going to five different schools.

Looking forward to seeing everyone , especially  Our Lady Of Sorrows Grads

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  Sean Croke
Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Leslie, what a great job in putting this together.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.  How can 30 years go by so quickly.  I have been happily married to Glenda for 15 years and have two great children.........Riley who is 14 and Alison who just turned 13.  We have lived in London, ON for the past 12 years and get back to Toronto/Mississauga to visit family and friends.  See you Saturday.

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  Ed D'Andrea
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
What a great site and moreso what a great event!! MPSJ spirit lives forever!!
Your names sure brought back a lot of great  memories.
After 15 yrs at MPSJ, 3 yrs in Germany, 19 yrs at Fr. John Redmond, I retired in 2004 and then did 3 more half yrs back at MPSJ!!
Still live in Etob. and have become my wife's wife!!
Thank you all!!
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  Dan Gleeson
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Its a blast from the past.  My old grade 2 buddy Marc Hamel calls me up and says heh, lets go to a Power reunion.  Wow, 30 years ago.  I just went to my 25th reunion for university just last summer, just celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary and now this.
Looking forward to seeing some old faces.
Thanks to all the organizers.
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  Jerry Cachia
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Like Kirk, I occasionally drive past the old MPSJ site. I can still see it as if it was yesterday. I can also remember some of the other "landmarks" no longer with us: Freddy’s, Maria’s and of course the I.

Thinking back, it certainly was a special place. I’m looking forward to connecting with the grads I see on a regular basis and the rest of you I have not seen in so many years.

Finally, my sincere thanks to Leslie. I can only image how much time you have put into this.

See you all in a few days!

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  Debbie Bromley (Ellis)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Leslie you did it.  Thank you so much for bringiing us all together again.
Steve & I just celebrated our 29th anniversary.
My 28 year old daughter Rebecca is an teacher in Brampton (Drama & English), My son Robert  (25) got his teaching degree as well, but opted out of the profession and is an Assistant Buyer with the Bay and my baby Katie (19) just left home to attend Sheridan for  Musical Theater.

There is grease paint in my blood.

Looking foward to seeing you all Saturday. 

Debbie

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  Ann MacIntosh (nee Ormesher)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Hi All and a big thank you to Leslie!!!  Chris Bannon tracked me down via my brother Peter. Thanks Chris!! I have been married now for 18 years. We have two boys Dustin (16) and Blake (13) and live in Calgary. I completely missed the other reunions, as I did not know about them.  
I will be flying in for the reunion.  I can't believe we have empty nestors AND grandparents. Way to go team! Can't wait to reconnect with the group. Love the pictures on the Remember site.  
Bye for now. Ann  xoxox
 
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  Janet Hutter (Sokolowski)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.  Wow--30 years!!!!  I'm sure we all look the same!!!  Thanks Leslie
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  Marc Hamel
Monday, September 1, 2008
Hello all.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.  Many thanks to Scott McNally who tracked me down (no doubt from a wanted poster in the post office).  And thanks to Leslie for all her hard work and commitment.
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  ed borkowski
Monday, September 1, 2008
Hi everyone, Wish I could be there but I am flying to the US with my 2 sons for the weekend to catch an NFL home opener.
Great job organizing everything Leslie. Hope everyone has fun. Looking forward to the pictures....
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  Maureen Shanahan (Tolan)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Hi all, we're looking forward to the reunion.  I'm married to fellow grad Kevin Shanahan (another wedding officiated by Fr. Vetere).  We are 'almost' empty nesters; two of our three children have flown the coop.  After 30 years I could probably still belt out a Power cheer...but you can forget about the jumps.  And yet...lets hear three cheers for Leslie!!! (leaps into air...oww, crick in back...help me out here Maggie!).
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  Scott McNally
Friday, August 29, 2008
I've been lurking for months on this site, enjoying the lead up to the event, reading postings and watching involvement grow. Long past time to sign in. I've been married to Vickie Rzadki (MPSJ 1981) for over 21 years; this makes me Joanne Rzadki's ('78) brother-in-law and cousin-in-law to a dozen or more MPSJ grads. Fr. John Vetere officiated at our wedding. Three kids (Stephen - 20, Emily - 18, James - 15.) U of T Commerce led to Chartered Accountancy, which led to databases, which has led to 14 years of independent SAP consulting. I'm fortunate to have a long list of great personal friends who are MPSJ grads: one best man (with a nod to Drury), a godfather (hey, Denis Gubert); four of my closest musical friends on the planet are Power grads from near years (Stanowski, Corcoran, Telewiak (also a godfather), Antonacci.) Vacation buddies over the years: Cachia, Baldanza, Cooper, all 78. Then there's all the 78 guys who get together at the Crooked Cue every year on Dec 23rd; come on out this year. A bunch of us have been doing this since about 1983. All in all, my Power connections have been terribly important to me. My memories of all years are vivid. I'm grateful for them. I'm even more grateful for being able to renew many friendships through re-unions over the years and one or two phone conversations with grads leading up to this event. Thanks, Leslie, for taking the bull by the horns. See y'all there.
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  Irene Semko (Harris)
Friday, August 29, 2008
So I'm here in Toronto now... I can't believe you wouldn't change the date! Do you believe it? Anyway, way to go Leslie.
Heading home tomorrow (Florida) going to miss you all especially you Kevin, you Angel!!
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  Lily Gaber (Venier)
Friday, August 29, 2008
Looking forward to seeing everyone. Way to go Leslie!
 
 
  Marg Rider (O'Gorman
Friday, August 29, 2008
Hi Everyone and a special thanks to Leslie. I have been married to Glenn for 25 years and have a beautiful 12 year old daughter, Jennifer. After 16 years at Ontario Hydro, as a computer analyst, I took a package and decided to start a home day care business. I now watch 4 toddlers, 2 cats, 1 hamster and 1 puppy (the animals are ours). I guess I finally have that large family I always wanted. I can hardly wait to see friends from the past and return to those carefree days...even for a few hours. See you on the 6th.
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  hugo bertozzi
Friday, August 29, 2008
Those 5 years were indeed special, the atmosphere of the school was great, upbeat, positive.  A large part of that was due to the teachers like Fr. Vetere, Wally Bonchar, Muccilli, Father Kelly.  I want to thank them all again and hope to see them at the reunion.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon, flying in to Toronto on the thursday from Alberta.  Someone call Emil Schemitsh and invite him out, and Martin Carraciolo, Peter Wuebbolt, Mark Hamel, and ......
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  Greg Muhic
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I didn't quite make it to graduation. I guess that's what happens when you're 17 and offered a good job. I actually worked for that company fo 21 years, so maybe it was a good move. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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  Therese Foran
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I will be missing a great time to be sure but a quick trip to the reunion is a bit of a journey.  I make my home in Honolulu Hawaii these days (last 14 years-3 girls).  My eldest daughter's HS colours were maroon and gold and a day didn't go by in those 4 years that I wasn't reminded of many of you and the great times spent at MPSJ.  Enjoy reconnecting with your friends.  Drop me an e-mail if any of you come to the islands....a few mini reunions have already taken place here over a few Mai Tai's.  Aloha
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  alena
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
As we get closer to the reunion I find I'm logging in more often just to see who has signed in, what you have all been up to and who will be attending. It's been really great to read about everyones lives to date. And as always Kevin, you are an entertainer. Some things never change. I think that's the best part. Looking forward to the 6th.
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  Peter Magee
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend on the 6th. Hope everyone has a great time re-connecting and rekindling friendships. Kudos to Leslie for the awesome job of coordinating the event.
I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful lady, Michele, and have three terrific kids (12,15,16). Living and working in Guelph for the past 12 years (management at the WSIB) - you can't beat a 5-minute commute to the office! Cheers.
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  (Mr.) Wally Bonchar
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Looking back on a 31 year teaching career (after 4 years of retirement), I realize that the late 70's at Power/St.Joe's were indeed golden years. My fellow retirees, Joe Muccilli, Bob Amaolo, Joseph Pastor, Ed D'Andrea, Chet Dziuba and Anna DeVito (who all became staff at Father John Redmond in 1985) agree that the years your graduating class spent at MPSJ were among the most special to us in our years as instructors there. By the way, Muccilli, Pastor, Amaolo and I would love to have any of you join us for coffee at Timothy's Sherway Gardens any Friday afternoon around 3 pm. We will try to make an appearance at the reunion to say hi. If not, all the best to you and God bless!
 
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  Kathy Novak Furgala
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Greg and I are looking forward to the 6th !  We've kept in touch with some of our old alumni, but very sporadically, so we're really excited about seeing everyone again.  Thanks for making it possible Leslie. 
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  Sue Goldup
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I would love to attend but I will be away.  Are you sure it has been 30 years?  I thought I was only turning 40 this year!  I will say a great big hello to everyone and I know you will enjoy yourselves.  Take care and health and happiness to all of you!
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  Peter Carey
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Looking forward to seeing everyone at this Galla event.


Thanks Leslie for all your hard work

P.  Carey
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  John Vetere (Fr.)
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Hi Everyone,
   Even though I've seen many of you over the years around the Etobicoke area, it will be fun to gather on Sept. 6th just to see if you atheletes have put on any pounds over these past thirty years. I hope you've become  great parents like your parents. Everyone seems to agree that those were great years--lots of activities and learning. Thanks Leslie for organizing the event. I remember how much work it was to coordinate your Graduation. See you soon. (Fr.) John Vetere---"Johnny V"965F
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  Judy Greason (Oryshak)
Thursday, August 21, 2008

Greetings to all my fellow graduates. I truly wanted to attend, but this little job as Mother of the Bride got in the way after three date changes. My buds Deirdre, Debbie and Eunice will have to fill you in on the details as they are having their cake and eating it too - my daughter's wedding followed by the reunion. I am currently nursing in the aboriginal reserves, followed by travel wherever I please, which at this point is Guatemala for a medical mission in October preceded by  a hike to the Mayan ruins, I hope, at El Mirador. Enjoy and God bless all.

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  Maggie Jessup
Monday, August 18, 2008

Hugo, 
I owe you a drink! Looking forward to a great debate at the reunion!

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  Valerie (Nesbitt) Moore
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thanks Leslie for a terrific job planning the reunion and creating the website!  I got married for the second time 4 years ago to Dave (my first marriage didn't quite work out).  I have two wonderful daughters, Amy (21) and Kelly (19) and a stepson Nick (28).  We all live in Calgary and I'm currently teaching Grade One and loving it!  Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the reunion but hope everyone has a great time! 
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  Ross DiChiara
Monday, August 18, 2008
Hello everyone!  In school I was known and called Rosie! I didn't graduate from Power I graduated from another school but I would like to thank Kirk Bradley for letting me know about the reunion. It was so nice to see some of the gang's faces on the website! I was really saddened to see some our lost friends. One of them was my good friend Jason Andrews. It brought tears to my eyes. As well as some of the others. Leslie it was very nice of you to had this feature to the website. They all will be missed. In the mean time if Karen Nesbitt Alan Cameron Ernie Longo and some of the rest of the gang get can you please email I would love to hear from you. One last person has any one heard from big Joe Coulter. I would really like to know how he is doing. Once again thankyou Leslie for a wonderful website your awesome!
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  hugo bertozzi
Sunday, August 17, 2008

Maggie,

Good to hear from you.  My comments were lighthearted and only meant to provoke some banter online.  I was good friends with this group actually, participated in both clubs, and would consider myself one of them.  It's interesting that the same groups form in our kids' schools too - the jocks, the chess club/debating types, the car guys, etc.  I agree we shouldn't stereotype people, as some of these were in high school, because as you say, a lot of these quiet guys developed into good family men even though they weren't popular jocks. 

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  Maggie Jessup
Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hugo, I do remember 'those guys" from the chess and debating club. Polite, well educated young men who have turned out to be handsome family men with great careers. Perhaps you should have borrowed Dunny's blow drier to warm your stone cold heart!!!

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  Patti (Conderan) Easson
Saturday, August 16, 2008

Heartfelt thanks to Leslie for all the hours spent to make this an event for everyone to enjoy.  I appreciate being contacted for the reunion because I have apparently missed the others for MPSJ. I'm sure this will be an enjoyable evening.  Can't believe that it's been 30 yrs!  I should start apologizing now for all the names and faces that I will probably not recognize!  See you there!
p.s. I hope the St. Benedict's crowd will be there too!

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  Patty DeMonte
Friday, August 15, 2008
Just found out about the reunion. Kudos to Leslie for orchestrating this event  - you should have seen her geography notes!  Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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  hugo bertozzi
Friday, August 15, 2008
Hello all, it's been great visiting this excellent website that Leslie arranged and hearing from friends of 30 years ago.  It's been more than "saying goodbye for the summer" this last time, but it doesn't seem so long ago.  Imagine what we'll be like in 30 more years!  I am so looking forward to this evening and hope to see a lot of the guys and gals I hung around with and also those I didn't get to talk to much.  It should be a fun night and I'm coming with my wife of 17 years.  
Anyone heard from John Invansics, Peter Wuebbolt, Marc Hamel?  I hope (Prof) Emil Schemitsch comes out and the whole chess club/debating team!!  Remember those guys?  Five years in the same blue blazer, how we managed that I'll never know....
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  Michael Machacek
Monday, August 11, 2008

Leslie, blessings to you for your efforts in organizing this event.  
Being one of those alumni who has lost touch with almost all of you (even though I am in Markham), I am very much looking forward to the reunion.  I am especially thankful to Dennis Gubert in tracking me down and letting me know about the reunion.  See all of you on the 6th!

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  Karen Nesbitt(Rosenitsch)
Saturday, August 9, 2008
How time Flies! 30 years and we all look like we just graduated Highschool, well maybe some haven't aged. I have been married to Ted,a  "75 "MPSJ grad and we have two wonderful boys Brad(17) and Brett (15) both in school at Loyola in Miss.  I work for the City of Toronto Parks and Rec (27 years) and still love it, makes me feel young working with all the Teens.I also teach skating and have coached Hockey . Keeping active skiing, golfing and Fitness, looking forward to seeing everyone again! Thanks Leslie and team for all the work on this.
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  Bill Wright
Saturday, August 9, 2008

Nice job Leslie (former Transfiguration classmate). All is well. Living in Oakville with wife, Diane. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the reunion but I am sure it will be a ‘night to remember’. Hope everyone has a great time.

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  Steve Brioux
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Greetings to one and all from the Valley of the Sun! 
Many thanks to you Leslie for being the person that is making a special night for all of us to enjoy.  You have certainly done a great job! Your drinks should be free.  
I will be making the trip from Phoenix for this evening of reminiscing. It will certainly be interesting to discover what everyone has been doing for 30 years and what they look like today. I’m glad I didn’t use the same hair dryer as Dunnigan.
I have enjoyed reading about so many familiar names from the past and hope more of the Grads of ’78 will share their information. I am really looking forward to seeing and talking to as many of you as possible on September 6th.
Steve
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  Mary (Di Fonzo) Adair
Friday, August 8, 2008

Wow!  Leslie...great  job!  I can't believe how much you have accomplished.  I am enjoying reading all the comments and I too can't wait to see everyone again.  High School was so much fun that I never left!  I've been teaching at Power since 1984/85.  It was fantastic to see so many of you at the Power 50 event and I look forward to another fun evening on the 6th of September.

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  Kirk Bradley
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I thought it was wonderful that you have a page dedicated to our classmates that are no longer with us.
I recently drove past the original location of MPSJ (nothing but condos), and the memories came flooding back.
Thanks for all the work putting this together Les, the night will be a memorable one.
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  Christine Thompson
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Thanks Leslie for all your hard work!! Hope that there is great turn out, sounds like it will be. Looking forward to re-connecting with  old friends and just having fun catching up with everyone. I'm sure there will be loads of stories and tons of laughter. Here's to good times!
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  Debbie (Liiv) Moroney
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Leslie, You have done an amazing job.  I can't believe it has been 30 yrs since we walked the halls of MPSJ.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sept 6th
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  Diane Ross( Biscotti)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Just counting the days to what will certainly be a Great Night. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Great work Leslie!!
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  sandra
Friday, August 1, 2008
Hi Everyone,
Leslie, nice job and thanks.  I am back in Toronto after having lived in Edmonton for 15 years.  I'm married, have 2 great kids, Amanda (23) and Bonnie (20).  I enjoy early retirement after a stint as a social worker and various other jobs.  Looking forward to seeing you all at the reunion.
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  Keira Evans
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Hi Everybody,
Hard to believe that 30 years have gone by in a flash.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again. I've already purchased my tickets.
I've been living in London, On for the past 20 years, married with four kids Cam (21), Andrew (19), Anne-Marie (17), and Kieron (14).  Still working as a nurse and enjoying it.
Leslie, you've done a fabulous job on the website!!! 
See you in September.

Keira (Timson) Evans
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  Kevin dwyer
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Leslie
You have done a great job at this undertaking, my hat is off to you, thanx.
I can not believe it has been 30 years, but it has....
I can say that I think about the good times at Power, and all the great people that were at school during those years.
when my son (Shawn) started into high school, I remember telling him, this is one of the best times in your life, so have a good time.
It will be great to see everyone from the past high school days, looking forward to this event.
See you all later
Kevin
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  Mary Prawecki
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Hello All! 
My, how time flies when you're having fun! Has it really been 30 years. I managed to locate and dust off the 1978 Clarion year book - what a heck of a great high school we attended back in the day! 
Leslie... you've done a super job arranging all of this. Judging by the responses, it sounds like Sep 6 will certainly be a night to remember - have a blast!
Mary
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  Mirella (Boscariol) Di Franco
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Hi everyone.  It's hard to believe 30 years have gone by (although I'm reminded daily in the mirror). I just celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary to Mike Di Franco (76 alumni) and we have 2 kids, Mark (22 ) and Katie (17). I've been a teacher with the TCDSB since 1982.  We live in Mississauga.
I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone soon (hope we'll recognize each other).
Bye for now,
Mirella
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  John McKenzie
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Hello friends from long ago (as opposed to OLD friends)!
How many times in the last 30 years have you thought of doing something and never quite got around to it? Perhaps one of those things was to connect with a long-lost friend from MPSJ. Thanks to Leslie, we can now do just that with very little effort. Each one of us is indebted to Leslie for her tireless determination and effort in making 'A Night To Remember' happen.
Here's your chance to do one of those things that you've always intended to do - reconnect with friends that were such a big part of your life at one time.
One final question "What are you waiting for?" Order your ticket now - I just did and it feels GREAT!
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  Drew Pinto
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Great job Leslie. 
Lynn Sullivan and I have been married for 22 years, living in Oakville with 3 great kids. Drew 20, Laura 17 & Jeffrey 16. Still commuting to Niagara 29 years later for work.
I passed on the link to Tom Yeager, says he's coming.
Anyone heard from Chris "QP" Bannon?
See ya soon
Drew
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  Wendy Gallant
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It's wonderful to see so many familiar names listed here.  Fabulous job Leslie.  Congratulations and thank you.  Rob and I live on PEI, in the country on a hill over looking the Northumberland Strait.  It's a far cry from the busy life in Toronto, but I love it.  We have a family of six Japanese Chins (small dogs) and three house cats.  
 
Wish I could attend on the 6th but it's the first week back at school (work).  I will be thinking of you all and look forward to seeing lots of pictures posted!

Best wishes,
Wendy
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  Barbara Menary
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I'm sorry I missed the 50th reunion last year but I really looking forward to seeing everyone on Sept. 6th.  It really will be a night to remember and reminisce.  Leslie, thank you for organizing the event.
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  Martin Caracciolo
Monday, July 28, 2008
Looking forward to seeing everyone. Here's hoping that most will come along.
 
 
  Russell Chyz
Monday, July 28, 2008
I hope all of the pretty girls that went to St. Joe's (and that's ALL OF YOU!) will be wearing your kilts! As far as the guys go, Dejulio said he would pay $100 to each one of you that still fits int their Power blue blazer! And not to fret, it is believed that Mr. Pal Bokor (aka Palko) will be attending as well so sharpen up your fists! Looking forward to seeing you all. Thank You Leslie! Russ
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  Ed Wren
Friday, July 25, 2008
Hard to believe it has been 30 years, wow, I I'm looking forward to seeing how time has treated everyone. I'm alive and well and still living in Etobicoke.  Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.

Great job on the website, and on rounding up all the lost sheep, Leslie, and thanks to Scott McNally for tracking me down, I missed the school 50th and don't want to miss this.
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  Nick DeJulio
Friday, July 25, 2008
Hi everyone and thanks Leslie!!!  Gia (our dear female Valedictorian) and I are in our 24th year of marriage and live but km's from old MPSJ.  Angela (20, UofT) and Victor (18, heading to Queen's) are making us empty nesters this year so September 6 is a perfect way to kick that milestone off!!! 
Leslie, thanks for the great effort and we will buy tickets TODAY to relieve any high BP issues.  Looking forward to it!!
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  Pete McGrann
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wow! Seeing all these familiar names from days gone by is really bringing back some GREAT memories!!   We have just moved back to Etobicoke again after becoming empty nesters and deciding the country life was the life for us. Can you say "mid-life crisis"? How about "Green Acres"?
We have 2 boys Brendon 26 and Jordan 24 and last year Brendon and his wife made us grandparents.
 Shelley and I are really looking forward to this get together. Thanks for all your tireless efforts Leslie!!!!!!  
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  Joe Adamick
Thursday, July 24, 2008
THANK YOU!!!!   LESLIE.
Looking forward to it!!!
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  Alena Krula
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I can't wait...heard lots of great stories from the last reunion Do we all know that we will be turning 50 soon OMG this is too crazy!!!!
Lee will be there not this old lady. Thanks for setting this in motion Leslie.
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  Frank Dunnigan
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Great site Leslie.  Hey everyone, buy your tickets right NOW so Leslie doesn't get nervous about how many are going to show. 
Mary Beth Mathe and I have been married for 27 years and have three kids. Connor 23, Katie 21, and Sean 19.  Since 1989 we've been partners in our own business manufacturing and importing electrical connectors. 
We live in downtown Oakville and we're looking forward to seeing everyone. Should be a blast.
Hey Paula Greer. You get up here! Mary Beth needs to see you. You can go to a football game anytime.
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  Sharon Lesley Bell
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wow!  It's been 30 years?  Where has time gone?!!! I was married at 29 and had 4 children.  Kathleen, 20, James, 19, BJ 1991-1991 (he died at 2 months) and Brendan, 15.  I was widowed when I was 4 months pregnant with Brendan in August of 1992.  It's been me and my 3 kids for 20 years!  I haven't been out since!  This would be a welcomed break from motherhood!  Hope to see you there!
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  Paula Greer Felber
Monday, July 21, 2008

Leslie, you've put forth a tremendous amount of time and effort and it is greatly appreciated.  The website is amazing and I love checking it regularly.  

I have had to make one of the hardest decisions in a long time and that was to attend the reunion or attend and host our 200 people tailgate at the University of Florida.  Regretfully, I will not be able to attend the reunion, but will be thinking about you all and will definitely be with you in spirit.....  Enjoy.......
Paula

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  Elinor Laffey (Orsini)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Thank you Leslie for all your hard work.
Great job...and much appreciated!

I look forward to seeing everyone again!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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  Anne Millar Nee HUDSON
Sunday, July 20, 2008
HI Folks--
I am currently living on Auckland's North Shore in  New Zealand.  And-- (inspired by Patrick Hunt!?!)-- I am a teacher of English, Humanities and Drama.  FYI: The reunion falls during NZ school term time....  and that's my excuse for not travelling to join you all in September!   That and the crippling  cost of the airfares for my 3 kids (ages: 21, 16 and 13) to accompany me!   I won't be there in person-- but I  will be there in spirit!  (As  Leslie is my sister-in-law, I expect  that I will get  filled in on plenty of  details, anyway!) Enjoy! Enjoy!  Cheers All!  Anne (PS: I don't wear braces any more!) 
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  Carol Dewar (Kohek)
Friday, July 18, 2008

Wow - Leslie - great job on the web-site!   So hard to believe it's 30 years!  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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  Maggie Grace (Riley)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Memory Lane isn't a street I drive down very often.....should be an interesting night!
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  Stephen Kotyck
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
While I left to finish high school on the island of Carriacou in the Caribean, the four years I spent at MPSJ were extremely memorable. I look forward to sharing this evening with all of you and getting reacquainted after 30 years. The barn party was not my fault, although it was fun watching a number of you being questioned by the authorities! Shame on you for thinking you could get away with debauchery in the Albion Hills.
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  Debbie Antonacci
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Seems like forever and yesterday at the same time.  Looking forward to seeing all of you!  
 
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  Margaret Bieniek(Folka)
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Hello to all
Where have the years gone, even the school is no longer there. A toast to the memories...
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  Debbie Luzar
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Leslie, this was a huge undertaking, and you've done an amazing job.  I can only imagine the hours spent!  Looking forward to seeing everyone - hopefully we still recognize each other!  It's great to see all these familiar names in the guest book.  Good idea to book a few after-hours party rooms at the hotel.  See you all soon.
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  Gerry Simone
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Leslie, you've done and are doing an excellent job.  I have a family wedding that day but I hope to join the party late.  Which room?  P.S. That picture of a Power student lowered into the garbage can is me.
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  Paul Smith
Monday, June 23, 2008
Hello everyone,

Way to go Leslie !
I'm wondering.....and since I've always been the type of person to not know when to go home.....where will we go at 1:00am when the hotel tries to kick us out?
Should we arrange a party room (or two)at the hotel for those who want to carry on the festivities?
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  Janice Ward
Monday, June 23, 2008

Leslie Anne Corrigan you did it!  Thanks for you efforts in making this night happen ... as my kids would say, "you walk the talk"!

Looking forward to seeing everyone ... Kevin, E mail the number of your plastic surgeon!

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  Gord Ross
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I am counting the days... I saw a lot of people at the reunion last year and it seemed like no time had passed at all.
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  Maggie Jessup
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The prospect of reconnecting with friends from such a carefree time & place is fantastic . 

Thank you Leslie for taking the time to make it happen!

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  Cathy Walker (Megaffin)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wow Leslie, I can't believe it was last September when you first said you'd like to plan something for our 30th year and now look at all that you've done!  Great job - thanks for all of your hard work and I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone!
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  Noreen Howes (Shanahan)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
My name is now Shanahan not because I got married but because I decided to take my grandmother's name 25 years ago. 

I'm a lesbian feminist, living in the east end of Toronto with my 6' 4" 16 year old son and my partner. I'm an underpaid writer. Check out my obituary essays in the Globe and Mail. 

Any other queers or feminists or some such going to the reunion? 

Thanks, Leslie, for the great work.

Noreen Shanahan
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  Mike Kirby
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Leslie, thanks for all the work you are putting into this.  Joan and I are looking forward to seeing everyone again.

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  Gary Caradonna
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
It has been a long time. I am looking forward to meeting  old friends
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  Bill Gilkinson
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
G'day all. Long time no see for many of us. Cudos to Leslie for the monumental effort.  I'll see you all there. We might not recognise each other; but then 30 years can also do a lot to change the face of a stone in a stream.
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  Peter Sedgwick
Monday, June 16, 2008
Having been involved in many school anniversaries and special events over the past 28 years (due to working for the TCDSB) I can really appreciate the amount of work done so far for this event.
Way to go Leslie!
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  Carmen Cachia
Monday, June 16, 2008
Dear Leslie,
Thanks for all your wonderful  hard work in getting us all together for a"Night To Remember", most definitely so!!!!! I look forward to seeing everyone.
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  kevin phillips
Monday, June 16, 2008
Great work Leslie ! I'm looking forward to it. Kev.
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  Majda Senicar
Monday, June 16, 2008
Nice work. I'll pass along the link.
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