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In Memorium

This area is to record the passing of former staff and students so that they may not be forgotten.


CERRE, Charles Anthony, retired athlete, teacher and coach. Peacefully, at Toronto, in his 94th year, on October 5, 2002.
 A recipient of the Order of St. Michael in 1999, Charlie was a lifetime contributor to St. Michael's College School and the Jr. ''A'' Majors as a student, player (1926-28), coach (1951-55) and teacher (1933-36) and (1951-58). Prior to 1951 he worked for INCO, taught and coached at Sudbury High School and played and coached senior baseball. He retired from Alderwood Collegiate Institute in Toronto in 1975. Charlie will be remembered for his energy, enthusiasm, piety, athleticism and love of children and of the French language.

CHAN, Eileen Emerald -  Eileen died in her sleep on October 27, 2002. Eileen was born on April 19, 1922 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and married Allen on August 29, 1943. She was a natural and gifted teacher of mathematics. She taught at Bishop's High School in Georgetown, Guyana for 15 years before moving to Canada. From 1965 until her retirement, she taught at Alderwood Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke. Even in retirement she didn't stop teaching. Her failing vision did not prevent her from teaching her grandchildren the songs and card games of her youth or from giving bridge lessons to her fellow residents at Central Park Lodge, 303 Queens Dr.

IRWIN, Frances Virginia
Peacefully at Burloak Long Term Care Centre on Monday, April 26, 2004. Frances IRWIN of Burlington and formerly of Toronto, age 82 years. Loved sister of Joyce HOPMANS of Phoenix, Arizona. She will also be missed by her niece Carolyn HOPMANS of Burlington, nephews Charles Clifford HOPMANS of Toronto and John HOPMANS of New York. Frances was a graduate of McMaster University, Hamilton in 1944, and was a retired teacher at Millbrook High School, Millbrook, Chatham Collegiate, Chatham and Alderwood Collegiate, Toronto. Private Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be sincerely appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333).

McCOLLOM, Harold Arthur Harrison, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., U.E.
Peacefully, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, after a short illness, on Sunday, September 26, 2004, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Phyllis. Much loved father of Ian of Toronto and Nancy MacKENZIE and her husband Laird of Burlington. Loving grandfather of Heather MacKENZIE. Also missed by many nieces and nephews, cousins, neighbours and Friends. Harold taught at Frontier College, Palmerston District High School, Waterford District High School, Burlington Central High School (V.P.), Aldershot High School (V.P. and P.) and Alderwood Collegiate Institute (Etobicoke). He was a member of the Ontario Geneological Society, the Orchid Society at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Mapleview Mall Walkers, Wilson Masonic Lodge in Waterford and United Empire Loyalists, Hamilton Branch. Cremation. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333), on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where Service of Remembrance will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 1 p.m. If desired, expressions of sympathy to The Orchid Society, R.B.G., would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


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