Monday, 29 September 2014


Those St Patrick's girls are at it again!  Coming home, getting together with old friends and generally having a great time.  And how absolutely wonderful it all is!
Pat  HURLEY McDonald has sent me  photographs of a recent happy reunion.  Pat tells me that Cathy HEARN Green was home from Ottawa and a group of her school friends got together on 15th September for  lunch at Papa's Pier 17.  Pat said that a great time was had by all & I have no trouble believing that.  I bet excited chatter and laughter topped the menu that day!
It seems someone has brought old snaps.
We'll get around to looking at the menu eventually!

So much to say and so little time to say it!

Eating finished (maybe) but still lots of
chatting and laughing left!

You all look great!  When is the next get together?

The ladies in the group photo are:
Left to right: Pat Hurley McDonald, Lila Mercer Young, Cathy Tobin Healy, Judy Comerford Newton, Cynthia Murphy Downey, Nancy Stanley Cook, Maureen Walsh Carter, Betty Hamlyn, Mary Hamlyn Holloway and Cathy Hearn Greene.
Thanks for sharing this, Pat.  Judging by all the smiling faces, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the next reunion isn't already in the planning stages.   

Thursday, 18 September 2014


HELEN GOULDING has sent us two lovely photographs from 1967 and 1968.  Helen, who finished at St Patrick's in 1976, said that the children in these photographs were just six or seven years old. 
This first photo is of Helen's Grade 1 Class, 1967.   At one time, boys attended St Patrick's before moving on to Holy Cross.  I am very pleased with this picture because it  is the very first one that I have received which has boys on it.  Can anyone give us a name or two?  Also, who is the Sister?  Love the modified habit!  Believe it or not, some people thought it pretty daring.  I suppose it was quite a big change from the previous one that covered everything but face and hands.  Anyway, I love this picture and I really hope that some of you will be able to identify the Nun and the children.

Grade 1 Girls and BOYS, 1967

Here we have another picture of the Rhythm Band at the 1968 Graduation.  Aren't they just the cutest musicians you have ever seen?  I am hoping for some names here too, please.
You all look very smart in your red capes and hats!

I am always very grateful to receive photographs and/or stories from St Patrick's pupils, girls or boys.  I hope some boys will now be encouraged to allow us to have a peek at their old school pictures.  We really would LOVE to hear from the men out there who are former St Patrick's pupils!
Helen, if you come across anything else you would like to share here, we would be delighted to post it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


For these two beautiful pictures I am indebted to Pam Rumboldt.  When I say "indebted" I really mean "indebted"!  Pam had to make several attempts at sending them because, for some unexplained reason, I could not open the pictures.  However,  Pam was very patient and her persistence paid off.  We were rewarded with these two wonderful pictures of St Patrick's Graduation Class of 1968.  Aren't they just the cutest little graduates you have ever seen?  (LEFT CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM.)
In the Graduation Class Photo, Pam is in the second row, 7th from the left.  You will also find Pam in the Rhythm Band photo, back row 5th right.  If anyone can name others in these pictures, we would be happy to hear from you.

Pam, any other pictures, stories or memories of your time at St Patrick's would also be very welcome.  Thank you for all your efforts. We are so glad that you didn't give up!