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Classe d'entrée 1952 / 1952 Entry Class
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À cette page sont publiées des communications des anciens aux sujets qui seraient peut-être d'intérêt aux membres de la classe. Elles sont publiées dans la langue d'origine.
Notre adresse courriel: wblynn@wblynn.ca
On this page are published communications from ex-cadets on subjects of possible interest to the class. They are published in the language of origin.
Our e-mail address: wblynn@wblynn.ca

Emails from Gerry Wharton 2017/04/28
Email from Terry Jones 2016/12/19
Email from Terry Jones 2016/11/11
Emails from Terry Jones 2016/08/09
Article by Terry Jones 2016/07/20
Pierre Sénécal 2016/04/25 souvenirs de Marcel Bélanger
Terry Jones 2016/04/23 re décès de Marcel Bélanger
Jacques Petit 2016/04/23 re décès de Marcel Bélanger
Jacques Gauthier bulletin de santé 2016/04/05
Tobie Cossette re Tonia, 2015/11/22
Andrée Magny (Lalancette) re Clairon aux morts 2016/01/19
Peter Harrison re Carolyne Harrison Art Show, 2016/01/13
Le benjamin de la classe, 2015/07/31
Jean Lavoie 80e, photos, 2015/07/31

Emails from Gerry Wharton 2017/04/28
This email was sent by the ANAVETS Secretary/ Treasurer to the Dominion Executive. It gives her thoughts and comments on the Veterans issues included or otherwise in the latest budget.Be advised these are her thoughts but I believe them to be a correct and understandable recap of those issues.

Please note that this is a first review comment by ANAVETS put together immediately in receipt of the government's first announcement of the budget. It is possible that subsequent announcements will add further clarity to the situation.
(ANAVETS = Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans in Canada - Ed.)
Link to the referenced email.
Gerry

Email from Terry Jones 2016/12/19
Lengthy, but some good laughs (I've at last reached the point where I can handle at least a little seniors' humour). Enjoy.

Season's greetings, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Terry

Why I Like Retirement !

Question: How many days in a week?
Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday

Question: When is a retiree's bedtime?
Answer: Two hours after he falls asleep on the couch.

Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb?
Answer: Only one, but it might take all day.

Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.

Question: Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors?
Answer: The term comes with a 10% discount.

Question: Among retirees, what is considered formal attire?
Answer: Tied shoes.

Question: Why do retirees count pennies?
Answer: They are the only ones who have the time.

Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
Answer: NUTS!

Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?
Ans wer: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.

Question: What do retirees call a long lunch?
Answer: Normal.

Question: What is the best way to describe retirement?
Answer: The never ending Coffee Break.

Question: What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.

Question: Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?
Answer: He is too polite to tell the whole truth.

And, my very favorite....
QUESTION: What do you do all week?
Answer: Monday through Friday, NOTHING. Saturday & Sunday, I rest.

SERENITY
Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked,
'How old was your husband?' '98,' she replied...., 'Two years older than me'.
'So you're 96,' the undertaker commented..
She responded, 'Hardly worth going home, is it?

Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman:
'And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?' the reporter asked...
She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.'

The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs and have fun finding them.

I've sure gotten old!
I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends.

But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising.
I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

My memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

Know how to prevent sagging?
Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.

These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.'

THE SENILITY PRAYER :
Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Just about sums it up...
Two seniors in discussion:
Which would you rather have, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's?
Parinson's. Better to spill half an ounce of Scotch than to forget where you put the bottle.

Always Remember This:
You don't stop laughing because you grow old,
You grow old because you stop laughing!

Now, I think you're supposed to share this with 5 or 6, maybe 10 others. Oh heck, give it to a bunch of your friends if you can remember who they are!


Email from Terry Jones 2016/11/11
Yahoo!!! Enjoy!!! Caution - Not for the faint of heart!
Terry
safeshare.tv/x/cIyVNoY3_L4#v

Emails from Terry Jones 2016/08/09

From: Terry Jones
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:46 PM
Subject: Eric 'Winkle' Brown - RNAS Yeovilton Tribute

The following, from the UK’s Daily Mail, is a report from a tribute air-show heldJuly 21, 2016, following his death in February.

It was a truly great pleasure to have known and worked with Eric Brown around the time a group of us were working diligently to change the HAA to the HAI. A fount of knowledge, firm in his views, he was always willing to guide or help, and a pure pleasure socialize with. A deep sense of loss for many of us was undoubtedly shared by the knowledgeable of the world aviation community.

Terry

Link to article re Eric Winkle Brown

On Aug 9, 2016, at 6:11 AM, Bill Lynn wrote:
Hi Terry,
Thank you for the article about Eric Brown. I’m thinking about how to post it on the class website.
For those of us who abandoned flying decades ago, what do you mean by HAA and HAI?
Thanks,
Bill

From: Terry Jones
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:46 PM
Subject: Eric 'Winkle' Brown - RNAS Yeovilton Tribute
Hi, Bill,
Sorry for not more fully explaining those. We in the helicopter industry tend to assume everyone knows of our existence, despite our relatively small population in the aviation community at large.

The HAA, or Helicopter Association of America, established in 1948, changed its name to the Helicopter Association International , or HAI, following a couple of years of strong lobbying among the membership by the HAA's International Committee, which I Co-Chaired at the time (ultimately propelling me to the Board of Directors).

It was no small achievement, given the resistance of a large bloc of long-time American members. However, we were ultimately successful in gaining sufficient support for the group to acknowledge the 'morphing' of its membership into a truly international organization with regular and associate members virtually all over the world.

I hope that sufficiently answers your question, Bill, although it's undoubtedly not as comprehensive a report as you used to expect from your staff. ?? If you're interested, there's a lengthy history of the association on its web site, www.rotor.org.

On a last note, you may not be aware that we have a lively group here in Canada, the Helicopter Association of Canada, or HAC, in which I've been fairly active since its founding in 1994. Their web site is www.h-a-c.ca .

Best regards,
Terry
Sent from my iPad


Article by Terry Jones 2016/07/20
Cet article est tiré de la revue Airforce (vol. 40 No.1, pp14/15).
This article is copied from Airforce Magazine (Vol. 40 No.1, pp14/15).

I arrived at the Canadian Joint Air Training Centre (CJATC), Rivers in January 1960. I was a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC), having just completed the first Army flight training course with the RCAF at Centralia, Ontario. My flight instructor for the course was F/O Dave Garland, who rose to the rank of Colonel, I believe, and commanded Namao in Edmonton. The commander of my course was the redoubtable F/L "Moose" Graystone, with whom I had the pleasure of serving again later at CJATC.

I graduated and was awarded my wings at the conclusion of Light Aircraft School Course No. 28 in May 1960, where my outstanding instructor was Lt. Vern Taskey of the RCASC. I remained at Rivers, in the Air Training Wing, compiling flying hours on the L-19 and L-182, until I achieved the 300 hurs required for helicopter conversion training.

At the Canadian Forces Basic Helicopter Training Unit (BHTU) I was fortunate enough to have RCASC Capt. Jim Grant as my instructor, and F/L John Barton as my commander.The course was everything I had hoped it would be, until Jim and I, on my pre-solo check ride, were treated to the results of a disastrous flight control design flaw inherent in the Sikorsky H-5. We ended up rolling the aircraft over to its left and thrashing dear old 29605 to bits. Neither Jim nor I were injured, but my flight helmet very likely saved my life as it was damaged when my head struck the radio control box mounted at the top of the windshield. A subsequent Board of Inquiry into the accident exonorated us both from culpability, when it established unequivocally that, with front seat pilots of a certain stature and leg length, if a strong enough application of left cyclic occurred, a specific combination of cyclic and collective control could establish a mechanical lock that prevented the collective from being raised further. Accordingly, when I applied left cyclic on takeoff to offset the aerodynamic effect of the helicopter type to roll to the left at that stage of flight, the lock occurred. As a relative novice on helicopters, I did not realize that the left cyclic application had to be reduced. Try as he might, Jim could not overcome the mechanical lock, so we rolled over.

Owing to my newly acquired accident experience, I became overcautious, even timid, as the course proceeded. After a week of this, John Barton interviewed me to tell me that I would probably have to be CT'd (Cease Training) unless I shaped up quickly. To help with my problem, John took me out on a trip in the helicopter that I'll never forget. He demonstrated what, to me, were absolutely amazing abilities of the H-5, including a wide variety of low level auto-rotation exercises. The trip apparently achieved its goal, as Jim had no issue with my flying afterwards.

I returned to Rivers in 1965 to be trained as a flying instructor, following which I became an instructor at BHTU. The school was soon disbanded and reborn in No. 4 Flight Training School where, having earned the coveted A1 instructor's rating and being promoted to Captain, I eventually became Chief Instructor and Deputy Commander of the unit.

I left the service from Rivers in 1969 in order to pursue a career in civil helicopter flying. However, the most favourite of my 47 years flying helicopters were those spent at Rivers, where the scope of flying, the personal growth and the camaraderie were the most satisfying of my career.

Email from Terry 2016/07/21
Hi, Bill
I don't know if you want to add a note or not but, in fact, 98 RCASC officers qualified for the Canadian Army Flying Badge (a number of which were ex-RCAF and RCN officers).
There were also 154 Artillery, 45 Armoured Corps, 24 Infantry, 13 Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, 10 Signal Corps, 6 Corps of Engineers, 1 Intelligence officer and, of course, a few General Officers so qualified, bringing the total of Army aviators to 150-odd.
A worthy effort, no?
Cheers,
Terry

Pierre Sénécal 2016/04/25 souvenirs de Marcel Bélanger
Salut Bill: en effet triste nouvelle. Nos condoléances vont à la famille et aux amis du Cmdr Bélanger. Je me souviens. Je me souviendrai toujours de ses paroles lorsque, avec Gustave Bruneau, nous étions arrivés au CMR trop tôt, donc à ma mère qui nous avait conduits: Non madame, le cadet est entré, le cadet ne sort plus.

Terry Jones 2016/04/23 re décès de Marcel Bélanger
C'est triste, Bill, vraiment triste. Je l'aimee et respecte beaucoup comme Commandant de l'Escadrille Cartier quand j'etais cadet les annees 52-54. Un bon homme, de maniere severe, mais toujours juste.
Meilleurs sentiments,
Terry

Jacques Petit 2016/04/23 re décès de Marcel Bélanger
Salut Bill
J'ai appris la triste nouvelle ce matin dans le journal La Presse. Est-ce possible que tu informes le groupe de notre classe de ´52. Je n'ai pas toutes les adresses de notre groupe.
Merci.
Jacques

Avis de décès

Cet avis de décès a été partagé à partir de La Presse+, Édition du 23 avril 2016

Bélanger, Marcel H.

Montréal
1924 - 2016
À Montréal, le 21 avril 2016 à l'âge de 91 ans, est décédé le Capitaine de Frégate Marcel H. Bélanger, retraité de la marine Royale du Canada, époux de Thérèse Gourdeau.

Il rejoint son fils Pierre.

Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants Michel (Marie), Denis (Tokiko), Paule (Eric), Nicole (Steven), André et Sylvie (Hélène), ses petits-enfants Balthazar, Noémie (Paul), Sébastien (Jackie), Antoine et Miyaléa, ses frères André (Jeanne) et Jacques (feu Mary), son beau-frère Claude S. Gourdeau (feu Lucille Hamel), ses belles-soeurs Louise McNamara (feu Bill Mc Namara), Monique Samson (feu Eric Gourdeau), Louise Méthot (Henri Gourdeau) ainsi que de très nombreux neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines et amis.

La famille recevra les condoléances au complexe funéraire Urgel Bourgie, le vendredi 29 avril 2016.

Les funérailles seront célébrées en l'église St-Joseph de Mont-Royal, le samedi 30 avril. La famille recevra les condoléances dès 10 h.

La famille tient à remercier très chaleureusement le personnel de l'hôpital Ste-Anne pour Anciens Combattants, tout particulièrement le personnel du quatorzième étage et Martine Gagnon infirmière pour leur soutien et leurs bons soins.

Vos marques de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la fondation de l'hôpital Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.
Faire un Don Fondation de l'Hôpital Sainte-Anne.

Jacques Gauthier bulletin de santé 2016/04/05
2016-04-05, 19h55
De Jacques Gauthier

Bonjour à tous

Je vais vous raconter une histoire.

Dimanche le 3 avril, c’était le party de cabane à sucre du Club Radioamateur de CRALI. J’ai fait quelques téléphones «téteux», personne pour me conduire; puis je reçois un appel de Claude Benny VA2CLY qui m’offre généreusement de me conduire à la cabane Mycalin, j’accepte avec joie.

Rendu au dimanche 3 avril, j’avais commencé un « frisson solonnel » qu’a cela ne tienne, la saison des sucres, ce n’est qu’une fois par année, je me joints au groupe; mais le frisson progressait, j’avais de plus en plus froid. Comme dans tout party de cabane, j’ai tenté de prendre une bière, un coup de p’ri blanc… ça n’avait pas bon goût. On s’est mis à table vers 18 :00 après la soupe aux pois je suis tombé endormi. Chez moi je me serais couché pour me réveiller en forme au bout de 5 heures; mes compagnons ne connaissent pas ma médication, ont pris panique et ont appelé l’ambulance. Au choix, je me sus fait conduire au CHRDL de Joliette. C’est là je ça devient intéressant. D’abord le voyage en ambulance, même à vitesse normale, sur les routes du Québec ce n’est pas jojo. Arrivé à l’hôpital, ont m’a pris en charge immédiatement; lit à l’urgence, prise de sang, température (rectale) rayon X des poumons. A la suite des testes ont me dit gentiment qu’ils vont me garder une nuit en observation. Après l’installation d’un cathétaière (dites-moi comment l’écrire) un soluté; puis une nuit en salle d’urgence; des bruits étranges, les haut-parleurs sans respect, de même se faire réveiller presque à chaque heure, pression, temp. Après cette pénible nuit ont me barouette dans les corridors pour une écho graphie. L’infirmière et le médecin m’ont fouillé l’abdomen scrupuleusement pour me dire que je n’avais rien. Le jeune médecin de l’urgence m’a dit d’un ton interrogateur « saviez-vous je vous aviez en anévrisme à l’ahorte ».

Mes périodes de somnolence, les médecins cherchaient le pourquoi de toutes ces mal fonctions.

Conclusion, évitez le transport par ambulance et je remercie le ciel qui m’a ouvert une nouvelle avenue, la chirurgie vasculaire.

Merci de m’avoir lu, c’est réconfortant.
Bernard comment as-tu appris ma mésaventure?

JacquesGauthier CD, jalulu@videotron.ca
Lt de vsseau rté...
TD 1951 CMR 3750 Radio VE2 BIX

De Jacques Gauthier
2016-04-05, 21h36

Dans mon bulletin de santé,
J’ai omis de vous dire je Claude VA2CLY m’avait accompagné toute la soirée, il m’a quitté passé 22 :00
Je tiens à le remercier.
Merci Claude

JacquesGauthier CD jalulu@videotron.ca

Andrée Magny (Lalancette) re Clairon aux morts 2016/01/19
Bonjour Bill,
Tu la connais sûrement l'histoire car au Collège....c'était sûrement dans les cours.
Bon hiver xxx
Andréexx Magny
Envoyé de mon iPad
Début du message transféré :

Objet: Histoire de la sonnerie aux morts
Une histoire très touchante, ne reste qu'à souhaiter qu'elle soit réellement vraie.
Suzanne xxx
L'histoire de l'appel aux morts

Peter Harrison re Carolyne Harrison Art Show, 2016/01/13
On nous invite an une exposition d'art de Carolyne Honey Harrison, épouse de Peter Harrison: vernissage le jeudi 14 janvier 2016 de 17h à 20h et exposition jusqu'au 19 janvier au Centre d'art E.K. Voland, 4710 rue St. Ambroise # 10, Montréal.
Voir détails à la page Carolyne Harrison invitation

We are invited to an exhibition of art by Carolyne Honey Harrison, wife of Peter Harrison: vernissage Thursday 14 January 2016 from 17h to 20h and exhibition until 19 January, at Centre d'art E.K. Voland, 4710 rue St. Ambroise # 10, Montréal.
Details at Carolyne Harrison invitation

Andrée Magnée Lalancette, 2016/01/13
Bonjour Bill,
Merci de l'invitation, je suis en Floride présentement...à l'abri de la neige. Je vous souhaite une bonne année et une bonne santé.
L'autre jour je suis allée à un restaurant et le propriétaire, un monsieur Grenier de Drummondville autrefois, m'a dit qu'il avait connu Roger jusque vers l'âge de 14-15 ans mais que ses parents, lui inclus, sont déménagés aux Etats-Unis et il n'a jamais revu Roger par la suite. Ils étaient copains à l'école de Drummondville. Je lui ai dit que Roger aurait certainement été content de le revoir. Comme quoi le monde est petit...un petit clin d'œil de Roger peut-être...
Au plaisir,
Andrée xx
Envoyé de mon iPad

Tobie Cossette re Tonia, 2015/11/22
22 janvier 2016
From: Tobie Cossette
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 3:04 PM
To: wblynn@bell.net
Subject: Re: Tonia

Salut Bill,
Petit train mèle loins. I hope so, Tonia se rétablie de son aventure de coeur physique et je crois que c'est pris le bon côté.
Comme tu peux voir, pas grand chose a partager, mais merci pour vos bonnes pensées.
On peu se souhaiter bonne chance pour les années à venir car on a pas toujours 28 ans. (I am on the reverse side off my life - big joke.) Next is 38.
Take care.
Tobie
18 nov 2015
Tobie Cossette m’informe que Tonia sera opérée ce vendredi, 20 novembre, au lieu du 30 novembre tapé par erreur au message récent.
Tobie Cossette informs me that Tonia will have her operation this Friday, November 20, rather than November 30 as typed by error in his recent email.
Bill Lynn

From: Tobie Cossette
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:01 PM
To: wblynn@bell.net
Subject: Re: Tonia

Tu as raison Bill. J'ai tapé sur le 3 au lieu du 2.
Je part pour Repentigny demain matin et Tonia, c'est pour le 20 nov.( vendredi)

From Bill Lynn 17 Nov 2015
To Tobie Cossette

Bonjour Tobie,
Je crois que le 30 novembre sera lundi. SVP vérifier.
Merci,

Salut,
Un petit mot pour te dire que Tonia sera opérée vendredi le 30 nov. à l'Institue de Cardiologie de Montréal en avant-midi.
Nous partirons mercredi matin pour Repentigny, chez Marie-Josée et de la nous serons convoqué jeudi en PM, pour se présenter à l’hôpital et préparer Tonia pour son changement de valve aortique.
Je vous donnerai des nouvelles après l'opération.

Bonjour,
Je suis de tout cœur avec vous.
Jacques Gauthier CD; 2015-11-17

Le benjamin de la classe, 2015/07/31
L'invitation de Jacques Boucher à la célébration du 80e anniversaire de naissance de Jean Lavoie, retransmise à la classe, a compris le commentaire que Jean fut le plus jeune de la classe, ce qui a généré quelques réponses. De ces réponses la conclusion est que le plus jeune francophone était Roger Lalancette et le plus jeune de la classe est Colin Curleigh. Les courriels au sujet suivent. The invitation from Jacques Boucher to the 80th birthday party for Jean Lavoie, forwarded to the class, included the comment that Jean was the youngest member of the class, which generated several replies. From the replies it was concluded that Roger Lalancette was the youngest francophone and Colin Curleigh is the youngest of the class. The emails follow.

From: Bill Lynn
To: CMR 1952
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:56 AM
Subject: Célébration du 80e de Jean Lavoie 31 juillet

Bonjour les anciens de CMR 1952,

Jacques Boucher m’informe que Cécile Lavoie, épouse de Jean Lavoie, organise une célébration du 80e anniversaire de naissance de Jean ce vendredi 31 juillet 2015. La célébration se tiendra au restaurant Resto-Pub Chez Vincent, 327 Saint-Laurent ouest, Longueuil, QC à partir de 17h30. Tous les membres de la classe qui sont en mesure d’y aller y seront les bienvenues. Pour nous-autres, on pourrait envoyer un message de félicitations(ou de condoléances selon votre point de vue) au restaurant à 450-674 3029 ou par courriel à chezvincent@hotmail.com. Jacques me rappelle que Jean Lavoie est le membre le plus jeune de notre classe, i.e. Jean Lavoie Lejeune?

G’day CMR 1952 Ex-cadets,

Jacques Boucher informs me that Cécile Lavoie, wife of Jean Lavoie is organizing a party to celebrate Jean’s 80th birthday this Friday, 31 July 2015. The party will be held at Resto-Pub Chez Vincent, 327 Saint-Laurent ouest, Longueuil, QC starting at 17h30. All members of the class who can make it will be welcome. The rest of us can send a message of congratulation (or condolence, depending on your point of view) to the restaurant at 450-674-3029 or by email at chezvincent@hotmail.com. Jacques reminds me that Jean Lavoie is the youngest member of our class, so Jean Lavoie Lejeune?

Bill Lynn

From: Kempton Hayes
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:04 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re: Célébration du 80e de Jean Lavoie 31 juillet

Hi Bill,

Just to let you know that for the last 60 plus years I have had the understanding that Colin Curleigh was the youngest member in the class. Guess it doesn’t matter much at this point!

Cheers,

Kempton

From: Curleigh
To: CMR 1952
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: Célébration du 80e de Jean Lavoie 31 juillet

In the Fall of 1952 at the official opening of the College I presented a plaque to the Gov Gen, Vincent Massey, on behalf of the cadets. I was apparently chosen because it was determined that I was the youngest cadet. I've never verified that. My birthday is 3 May 1936.

Remember when we were "felled in" on the Parade Square after lunch one day because Staff Farley was given the task of finding the youngest cadet? He started, "all those 22 and older, fall out". Then he went down the ages one by one, all those 21, 20, 19, etc. fall out. After 17, as I recall, there were only three of us left standing. Then he started down the months until I found myself the only one on that large Parade Square. No just checking the admin computer in those days!

I didn't graduate with the Class of '52, (I flunked a year) so Jean could have been the youngest cadet to graduate in 1955.

Please pass on my best wishes to Jean. (I'll be 80 next May - if I make it!)

Cheers, Colin


From: Andrée Magné
To: Curleigh
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: Célébration du 80e de Jean Lavoie 31 juillet

Bonjour,
My name is Andrée Magny and I am Roger Lalancette's wife. He was born on March 17, 1936 so I think he was the youngest cadet of the 1952 promotion. I am sure you recall him very well. He died on May 12, 1989 and I still miss him and his good humor a lot. You were lucky to have the priviledge of presenting the plaque to the Gov. Gen. Massey. Roger once told me that he received a plaque at the CMR for the French Cadet who had made good progress in English, not like me with my English.
I hope you are in good health and wish you a nice summer.
Regards
Andrée Magny

From: Curleigh
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:42 PM
To: CMR 1952
Subject: Re: Célébration du 80e de Jean Lavoie 31 juillet

Hello Andree -

I remember Roger very fondly. Please know that my French is not as good as your English.
You might be interested in an incident concerning Roger and me. It was a combat d'arms event with many guests present. We had an excellent fencer, Commander Thaillaie (sp?), and he was giving a demonstration of fencing with Roger as his opponent. I was the Referee with two judges on either side. The winner was to be the first to obtain five points. The Commander played with Roger allowing him to gain four points. Then, the Commander was going to show his stuff and win the match. There was a clash and I stopped the fight. I asked each of the two judges if they saw the point Roger had made. They both said, "NO", and then I declared that I saw it, and as Referee my say was final. I congratulated Roger as the winner. The Commander was not very happy with the result. Roger and I just winked at each other.

Salut, Colin (de bin)

From: Jacques Petit
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:52 PM
To: CMR 1952
Subject: Re: Célébration du 80e de Jean Lavoie 31 juillet

HI Colin
Indeed, I remember very well, even at my age, (I ‘ll be 82 in a couple of weeks) that you were the youngest cadet of the college.And what you recalled is exact.
As for me. I was the second (or third ? ) eldest cadet after Jean-Paul Lavallée. As I often say, in French: “À mon âge , j’ai plus de souvenirs que d’avenir, freely translated : “ At my age , my recollections outnumber the years I can possibly live" .......so I hope for the best as, so far, I have no “old age” problems.

Cheers to all of you.
Jacques


From: Serge G. Morin
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:38 AM
To: CMR 1952
Subject: Re: Célébration du 80e de Jean Lavoie 31 juillet

Bonjour à tous,

C’est avec beaucoup de plaisir que je lis les réminiscences des premières années au CMR.

D’abord, pour couronner le plus jeune d’entre nous pour la classe de 1952, les échanges donnent les date de naissance de Roger Lalancette 17 mars 1936 et pour C. Curleigh, 3 mai 1936. Roger était le plus jeune chez les francophones et Curleigh semble sans équivoque notre benjamin.

Pour les discussions concernant le tournoi d’escrime, précisons que c’est en 1954 que le lieutenant-commandeur Thillaye devient commandant de l’escadrille Maisonneuve and coach de l’équipe d’escrime. Pour ajouter à la confusion une nouvelle recrue de 1954 se nommait Paul Lalancette et était un escrimeur de talent (il a accompagné ma future épouse au bal de Noël). C’est probablement Paul Lalancette et non Roger qui a participé à l’anecdote mentionné par Colin.

Bien cordialement,

Serge G. Morin

From: Jacques Petit
To: CMR 1952
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: Célébration du 80e de Jean Lavoie 31 juillet

Bonjour à tous
After I read Serge’s comments I think HE is right


From: Curleigh
To: CMR 1952
Sent: 2015-07-30 6:07 PM
Yes, I agree. It was Paul. Fault of old age! Cheers,
Colin

Jean Lavoie 80e, 2015/07/31
Courriel de Jacques "Ernie" Boucher, 2015/08/01

Mesdames,Messieurs – Ladies & gentlemen

Many thanks to all that showed up for Jean’s party. A good time was enjoyed by all.
Merci a tous qui sont venus pour celebrer Jean. Laissez les bons temps rouler.
(Cécile Lavoie avait organisé une célébration du 80e anniversaire de naissance de Jean Lavoie, 31 juillet 2015)
(Cécile Lavoie had organized an 80th birthday celebration for Jean Lavoie, 31 July 2015.
)

Presents:
    Ruth & Yvon Begin
    Françoise & Pierre Bourbeau
    Ghislaine & Jacques Petit
    Gilles Leprohon
    Jacques Ernest “Ernie” Boucher
Merci encore une fois Many thanks once more

Jacques”Ernie” PS: Je n’ai pas le courriel de Gilles Leprohon (ed: Moi non plus)

Les photos de Jacques

Françoise Bourbeau
& Ruth Frigon Bégin
Yvon Bégin
Yvon Bégin


Pierre Bourbeau,
Ghislaine & Jacques Petit
Gilles Leprohon
Gilles Leprohon

Pierre Bourbeau, Jacques Petit, Ghislaine Petit
Pierre Bourbean, Jacques Petit,
Françoise Bourbeau

Cécile Lavoie
et convives

Ruth Frigon Bégin,
Gilles Leprohon

Les convives

Lavoie, Leprohon
Jean Lavoie, Gilles Leprohon