Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 50th CGH Alumni Dinner! 062519

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 50th CGH Alumni Dinner! 062519

Editor’s Note. Congrats to a very special lady who just wrote her 150th column on CFN. She doesn’t get enough thanks and credit from City Hall and community leaders for this amazing and selfless historical body of work she’s created here on CFN! Thank you Dawn and here’s to the next 150 columns!

The Alumni of the
Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing held their Annual Dinner
at the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, June 21. It was a big
celebration this year commemorating the 1969 last class of the
school.

Attending the dinner
from the Class of 1969 were:

Sharon Burley (Hunt), Darleen Baker ( Timmins), Deborah Burne, Linda Cloutier (Ouimet), Sandra Dix, Gloria Eeg( Lee), Judy Fetterly ( Empey), Bev Grant ( Cameron) Linda Howes (Montgomery), Annie Jones (Pysk), Sheila Keuhl (Faught), Isabelle Lehmann (Raycroft), Jamie Maynard, Catharine Marston (Baker), Saralyn Mabo, Elizabeth McConnell (Moffat) , Margaret Ann MacIntosh (MacMaster), Sharon MacFarlane (Fraser), Shirley O’Bryne (Groves), Susan Pollock (Hales), Sharon Porter (Nesbitt-Filion), Helen Purdy (Barton), Joanne Roberts ( Stewart), Janice Schultz (Bawden), Eleanor Sides (Higginson), Joan Smith (MacMillan), Bonnie Samson (Primeau), Elizabeth Stewart, Susan Varey (Mills), Carol Willis (McKay), Rosamond McCuaig-Loucks, representing deceased classmate Neil McCuaig. Two other classmates are deceased: Susan Richardson and Anna Mary MacPherson. Four other classmates were unable to attend.

Our gracious hostess
for the evening was the Alumni President Cathy Poirier who always
makes everyone feel welcome.

The guest speaker
was Joanne Roberts (Stewart), gold medal winner who spoke on behalf
of the Last Class of 1969.

Don Smith, of the
Cornwall Community Museum and part of the ‘Down Memory Lane Project ‘
at the Care Center ( former CGH), showed a Last Class Reunion 50
video which will be completed after the weekend events of the
reunion are added to it.

A raffle was held of
wonderful items donated by Andre Pommier: a CGH Last Lamp Charm with
personal engraving and gift certificates for a shopping spree at
Pommier Jewellers of $100, $200 and $300. All ticket sales are to be
donated to Hospice. A big thank you to Andre for his support.

There was also a
raffle of beautiful afghans which had been donated.

The Legion kitchen
staff once again served a delicious chicken dinner which was enjoyed
by everyone.

Celebrations of the
Last Class of 1969-Reunion 50 weekend included a tour of the
completed ‘Down Memory lane Project’ at the Care Center and placement
of a Last Class Legacy. There was also a luncheon boat cruise.

Here is a photo of
the last class from their yearbook, “The Last Lamp’ . The
picture was taken in June of 1969 in front of the Nurses’ Residence
next to the hospital.

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It is a very
interesting yearbook because it has so many articles in it about the
hospital and nursing school. I wrote an article about the yearbook in
my column of March 18th., 2018.

Congratulations to
the Class of 1969 on their 50th. celebration.

A big thank you to
Sharon Porter of the Class of 1969 for all her help.

Here is a cute joke
from a friend:

The nurse told the
parents of a new born child, “You have a cute baby.”

The smiling husband
said, “I bet you say that to all the new parents.”

“No”, she
replied, “just to those whose babies really are good looking.”

The husband again
asked, “So, what do you say to the others?”

The nurse replied,
“The baby looks just like you.”

Have a good week, Dawn




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