Schools

The Central School

The Central School

above, a postcard depicting the Central School

The Central School once stood on the site of Victory Memorial School.  The Central school is a spacious two storey white brick structure comprising twelve rooms besides the basement.  It is conveniently located on Thames Street, and has a large well kept play ground surrounding it. On the lawn in front two large grim-looking cannon, relics of the Russian War, occupy a conspicuous position, and in the foreground is erected a lofty flag pole.The Centralschool is a spacious two storeywhite brick structure comprising twelve rooms besides the basement.It is conveniently located on Thames Street, and has a large well kept playground surrounding it. On the lawn in front two large grim-looking cannon,relics of the Russian War, occupy a conspicuous position, and inthe foreground is erected a lofty flagpole.

a historical postcard depicting the Central School

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The Ward School / Princess Elizabeth School

The Ward School, situated on George Street, opened officially on November 26, 1909. In 1938, Royal consent was obtained, and in a ceremony, the Ward School was officially named Princess Elizabeth Public School.

above, Ward School, Kindergarten class, 1923

Back Row: D. LeFaive, V. Daniels, M. Cotton, B. MacKay, H. Neill, D. Houghton, H. Daniels, B. Fordham, K. McKelvey, A. Coxon, D. Fordham, J. McKee, L. Bitchener, V. Moore

Second Row: H. LeFaive, J. Hutchinson, K. Messenger, D. Dodd, I. Wurker, B. Murray, D. Rine, H. Wallace, E. Watson, M. Hutson, A. Kittley, M. Cotton, J. Clayton, P. Latford, V. Messenger, M. Clayton

Front Row: R. Green, J. Cornfoot, T. Turton, L. Cussons, L. Moon, R. Cussons, R. Ellis, J. Smith, J. Craig, J. Edwards, T. Shelton, P. Pearson, T. Dodd, C. Court

above, Ward School, Primer Year – 1924

Back Row: B. Fordham, T. Turton, H. Daniel, V. Daniel, D. Fordham, M. Clayton, H. Neill, B. MacKay, Miss Buttery [teacher]

Third Row: J. McKee, M. Cotton, M. Hutson, D. Dodd, E. Watson, A. Kitley, H. Wallace, H. LeFaive, A. Coxon, J. Hutchinson

Second Row: V. Moore, D. Rine, L. Bitchener, I. Wurker, B. Murray, O. Smith, J. Clayton, P. Latford, V. Messenger, D. Houghton

First Row: R. Green, A. Pearson, R. Ellis, L. Moon, R. Cussons, T. Dodd, J. Smith, J. Craig, J. Cornfoot, T. Shelton

photo, courtesy of Mr. Lorne Moon

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Victory Memorial School

Victory Memorial School was officially opened in September 1921.  It was built as memorial to those who fought in World War I and replaced the former Central School which stood on the same grounds.

above — The students of Victory Memorial School circa 1930

above, the staff and students of Victory Memorial School, 1933.  This image was made available by Ruth [Spaven] Belisle.  Mary Spaven is noted in the photograph.

 above,  Victory Memorial School, 1928, Miss Gertrude Walker’s Room 5a.

Mary Frances Counter [1917-2012] is 3rd from the right in the back row. She was the eldest of 4 daughters of Dr. ‘Jeff’ Charles Jethro Worden Counter and Katherine Blanche Richardson and resided at 60 King Street West at the west corner of Duke St. in Ingersoll.

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Ingersoll Collegiate Institute

Erected in 1874, on January 1, 1886, the high school reached the status of a Collegiate Institute by meeting the requirements of the Department of Education.  These were, to employ four teachers who were specialists, the erection of a gymnasium and provision for laboratory equipment for the teaching of science.  The first school principal was William Briden, B.A.  In 1895, a large addition was added to the front of the building.  This addition contained a large science room on the ground floor, above which was an assembly room.

excerpt above written by Mr. John K. Finlay [former IDCI principal]

above, the Ingersoll Collegiate Institute Literary Society, 1949

left to right:

Front Row: Dick Flenniken, Dorene Simpson, Jim Waring, Tom Douglas, Margery Clark, Tom Staples, Don Carrothers, Lorna Young, Joe Kurtzman

Second Row: Miss Baker, Sheila Morrison, Frances Horley, Olwen Allanson, Pat Tapsell, Margaret Quinn, Lilian Brewer, Jeraldeen Borthwick, Miss Carney, Mr. Herbert

Back Row: Mr. Clement, Murray Goldstein, Harold Crellin, Don Beno, Jim Miller, Jim Muterer, Mac Hyde, Edward Butt, John Petrie, Mr. Brogden

above, the Ingersoll Collegiate 1931 Hockey team.

Back Row: T. Wilson, T. Harris, M. Clark, W. Cook, C. L. Boles

Front Row: J. Payne, C. Craig, A. Thornton, K. Henderson, B. Cole

above, the Ingersoll Collegiate 1939 Football team.

Back Row: M. Walker, J. Smith, W. Anglin, J. Eidt, M. Mackay

Third Row: C. Eidt, R. Hall, B. Borland, H. Furlong, N. Kurtzman

Second Row: L. Staples, W. Stone, H. Adair, D. Bower

First Row: C. Wilson [coach], L. Cade, C. Fuller, D. Stone, J. C. [principal]

Seated: D. Shelton, J. Grieve

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above, Students and faculty of IDCI, 1949-1950

  1. Harold Waterhouse
  2. Stuart Pole
  3. Earl Baskette
  4. Jack Gibson
  5. Alan Chamberlain
  6. Bill McKay
  7. Bob Yates
  8. Bill Jarret
  9. Jim Williams
  10. Tom Staples
  11. Terry Heeney
  12. Mac Hyde
  13. John McDermott
  14. Jim Waring
  15. John Walsh
  16. Marge Clark
  17. Lorna Baigent
  18. Frances Horley
  19. Phyliss Harvey
  20. Doris Longfield
  21. Irene Ruddick
  22. Joan Loosemore
  23. Joyce Muterer
  24. Arlene Harvey
  25. Dorene Simpson
  26. Joy Burnett
  27. Shirley Telfer
  28. Evelyn Parsons
  29. Joyce Turner
  30. Barbara Elliot
  31. Jean Hammond
  32. Sheila Morrison
  33. Theresa Kerwin
  34. Marg Hanley
  35. Joan McKay
  36. Dorothy Alderson
  37. Ruth Clark
  38. Jean Gibson
  39. Diana Sinclair
  40. Shirley Pittock
  41. Marion Hutchison
  42. Doris Woods
  43. Jean Munroe
  44. Jean Hollingshead
  45. Marjorie Martin
  46. Tom Douglas
  47. John Hooper
  48. Greg Harris
  49. Bill Montgomery
  50. Bruce Fraser
  51. Jim Chisholm
  52. Jim Grimes
  53. Babe Morello
  54. ?
  55. Harold Crellin
  56. Jim Shearon
  57. Fred Galpin
  58. Joe Kurtzman
  59. Leonard Fiddy
  60. Ronald Hoare
  61. John Sandick
  62. Carl Langford
  63. Earl Clark
  64. Bill Zurbrigg
  65. ?
  66. Bill Phillips
  67. Bob Rawlinson
  68. Jim Pittock
  69. John Johnston
  70. Dorothy Callender
  71. Dawn Martin
  72. Pearl Wilson
  73. Gloria Bigham
  74. Lillian Brewer
  75. Margaret Blair
  76. Doreen Embury
  77. Mildred Mansfield
  78. Christine McKay
  79. Sally Fleet
  80. Agnes Smith
  81. Hazel Wilson
  82. Barbara Patience
  83. Peggy Quinn
  84. Martha Wright
  85. Maxine Picard
  86. Isabel Hutson
  87. Mary McMillan
  88. Irene Houghton
  89. Barbara Baskette
  90. Patsy Larder
  91. Shirley Brown
  92. Margaret Chapman
  93. Doris Freeborn
  94. Pauline ?
  95. Grace Groom
  96. Betty Rawlinson
  97. Norah Clark
  98. Shirley Munroe
  99. Madeleine Currie
  100. Marjorie Baigent
  101. Alice Upfold
  102. Yvonne Holmes
  103. Jean Gr?
  104. Madeleine Stathem
  105. Marie McDermott
  106. Donna Simpson
  107. Geraldine Borthwick
  108. Margaret Zurbrigg
  109. Jacqueline Sinclair
  110. Jimmy Millar
  111. Maury McKay
  112. Harold Catling
  113. Lorne Groves
  114. Fred Waring
  115. Bill Newell
  116. Don McNiven
  117. Dale Wurker
  118. Roy Sharpe
  119. Donald Sherman
  120. ?
  121. Tom Moore
  122. Bob Hutt
  123. Sonny Williamson
  124. Don Beno
  125. Norm Mitchell
  126. Orley Hamilton
  127. Bud Garten
  128. Bob Larper
  129. Jim Longfield
  130. Betty Ronson
  131. Marjory Dougall
  132. Edith Daniel
  133. Charlotte Carr
  134. Marna Ofield
  135. Evelyn Hill
  136. Edith Ruckle
  137. Betty Jones
  138. Jean Johnston
  139. Grace Turnbull
  140. Helen Heeney
  141. Doreen Nievies?
  142. Jean Somers
  143. Janet Moon
  144. Dorothy Knott
  145. Shirley Mitchell
  146. Marilyn Moffat
  147. Mildred Fleming
  148. Dorothy Cussons
  149. Noreen Matheson
  150. Helen Bisbee
  151. Mary Stevenson
  152. Marjorie Muterer
  153. Edith Long
  154. Dorothy Dykeman
  155. Joyce Johnston
  156. Mary Hill
  157. Jean Millson
  158. Bernice Nunn
  159. Lorraine Bowman
  160. Margaret Baigent
  161. Yvonne Shannon
  162. Donna-Jean Spencer
  163. Mary Ruddick
  164. Margaret Butterworth
  165. Margaret Collins
  166. Mary Nadalin
  167. Ann Marie McLellan
  168. Shirley Connor
  169. Mike Kirwin
  170. Wray Robinson
  171. Jim Somers
  172. Roger Smith
  173. Bill Kerr
  174. Tom Freure
  175. Ken Moore
  176. Jim Harris
  177. Bill Turner
  178. Ken Beno
  179. Scott Martin
  180. Jim Kirwin
  181. Doug Flenniken
  182. Ronald Shier
  183. Beverly Stuart
  184. Jack Harris
  185. Jack McNiven
  186. Keith McPherson
  187. John Herbert
  188. Barry Walker
  189. Mr. Cooper
  190. Murray Goldstein
  191. Barbara Hollingshead
  192. Grace Larder
  193. Marilyn Mitchell
  194. Margaret Shelton
  195. Joyce Tunney
  196. Edith Pole
  197. Evelyn McDonald
  198. ?
  199. Ann Henderson
  200. Dorothy Deluth
  201. Mary Hunt
  202. Betty Whitwell
  203. Kay Winterhalt
  204. Shirley Sherman
  205. Velma Birtch
  206. Shirley Mott
  207. Shirley Benjamin
  208. Jeanne Dodd
  209. Norma Barnes
  210. Frances Hart
  211. Vera Johnson
  212. Patsy Mahoney
  213. Joyce Meckback
  214. Joyce Foster
  215. Pat Johnson
  216. Mr. J. R. Cryderman
  217. Mr. J. G. Clement
  218. Miss Ethel Barber
  219. Miss Jean Sutherland
  220. Miss Lillian Baker
  221. Miss Jean Shantz
  222. Miss Estelle Carney
  223. Mr. J. C. Herbert
  224. Mr. Whiteman
  225. Mrs. Fulford
  226. Mrs. Jean Simpson
  227. Miss Janetta MacDonald
  228. Mr. D. B. Holmes
  229. Mr. W. Currie Wilson
  230. Beth McKay
  231. Agnes LaFlamme
  232. Dorene Lemp
  233. Sally McKinley
  234. Penny McCurdy
  235. ?
  236. Patsy Napthane
  237. Barbara Brewer
  238. Alice Crokin
  239. Barbara Bradfield
  240. Shirley Catling
  241. Mary Collins
  242. Doris Clendenning
  243. Pam Catling
  244. Jean Hanley
  245. Joan Dodd?
  246. Sandra Adams
  247. Grace Ellis
  248. Leota Brady
  249. Betty Barker
  250. Helen Allison
  251. Grace Henderson
  252. Harold Longfield
  253. Ken Whatley
  254. Irwin Haycock
  255. Max Beemer
  256. Ted Pittock
  257. Ken Piper
  258. John Thompson
  259. Lloyd Ball
  260. Keith Archer
  261. Bill Pittock
  262. Bill Stirling
  263. Dave Stewart
  264. Archie Steele
  265. Sammy Somers
  266. Rae Waring
  267. Moran Fraser
  268. Bob Simpson
  269. Ted Ackert
  270. Bob Smith
  271. Lynn Johnson
  272. Bud Warden
  273. ?
  274. Bob Wisson
  275. Lonny Elliott
  276. ?
  277. Bill Smith
  278. Ralph Welt
  279. Glenn Baxter
  280. ?
  281. Ted Spratt
  282. Keith Roberts
  283. Don Martin
  284. Ray Martinell
  285. Lloyd Pellow
  286. Norm Mott
  287. Ken McCorquodale
  288. ?
  289. Ron Harrison
  290. Gerald Heeney
  291. Roy Johnston
  292. Ralph Beemer
  293. Watson Ball
  294. ?
  295. Doug Hutchinson
  296. Ralph Sharpe
  297. Peter Gazzolla
  298. Ed Finucan
  299. John Zurbrigg
  300. Kenny ?
  301. Lloyd Adair
  302. John Keenan
  303. Ed Baigent
  304. ?

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above, Students and faculty of IDCI, 1950-1951

  1. Bill Smith
  2. Doug Hutchinson
  3. Ron Harrison
  4. Kenny Johnson
  5. Sammy Somers
  6. ?
  7. Harold ?
  8. Leigh Nadolin
  9. Bud Bowman
  10. ?
  11. Sid Anthony
  12. Jerry Clark
  13. ?
  14. ?
  15. Dave Stewart
  16. ?
  17. Dave Dunn
  18. ?
  19. ?
  20. ?
  21. ?
  22. Tom McKee
  23. ?
  24. ?
  25. ?
  26. Norm Young
  27. Jacob Faber
  28. ?
  29. Bill Wark
  30. ?
  31. Don Baxter
  32. ?
  33. ?
  34. ?
  35. ?
  36. ?
  37. George Clark
  38. ?
  39. ?
  40. ?
  41. Alan Pittock
  42. Bill Johnston?
  43. ?
  44. ?
  45. ?
  46. ?
  47. ?
  48. Ron Billings
  49. ?
  50. Bob Pittock
  51. Tom Telfer
  52. Homer Hammond
  53. Doug McKenzie
  54. John Zurbrigg
  55. Gord Todd
  56. Keith Roberts
  57. Gerald Heeney
  58. Bill Zurbrigg
  59. Ray Martinell
  60. Moran Fraser
  61. ?
  62. Bill Pittock
  63. Lynn Johnston
  64. ?
  65. ?
  66. ?
  67. ?
  68. Patsy Mahoney
  69. ?
  70. ?
  71. ?
  72. J. R. Cryderman
  73. Dave Holmes [Phys Ed]
  74. Jean Shantz [French]
  75. ?
  76. Jean Sutherland
  77. Currie Wilson
  78. Jeanetta MacDonald
  79. J. C. Herbert
  80. Estelle Carnie
  81. Jean Simpson
  82. ?
  83. Pete Clement
  84. Gus Brogdon
  85. Miss Vanest ? [English]
  86. ?
  87. ?
  88. ?
  89. Pat Hanley
  90. ?
  91. ?
  92. Doreen Uren
  93. Margaret Start
  94. Barb Thornton
  95. J. VanNess
  96. Joan Markham
  97. Jean Watmough
  98. Jean Statham?
  99. ?
  100. ?
  101. ?
  102. ?
  103. ?
  104. Jackie Carr
  105. Mary Jane Churchouse
  106. Pat Osbourne
  107. ?
  108. Virginia Spencer
  109. ?
  110. ?
  111. ?
  112. ?
  113. Ed Mott
  114. ?
  115. ?
  116. Bob Wissan
  117. ?
  118. Ted Spratt
  119. Bob Simpson
  120. Rae Waring
  121. Peter Gazzola
  122. Archie Steele
  123. ?
  124. Alan Hall
  125. Harold Catling?
  126. ?
  127. Nora Clarke?
  128. ?
  129. Harold Waterhouse
  130. ?
  131. ?
  132. ?
  133. ?
  134. Leota Brady?
  135. ?
  136. Norma Barnes
  137. ?
  138. ?
  139. Edith Pole
  140. ?
  141. ?
  142. Mary Collins
  143. Vera Johnston
  144. Fran Hart
  145. ?
  146. ?
  147. Joyce Meckbach
  148. Betty Whitwell
  149. ?
  150. Pat ?
  151. Joyce Tunney
  152. Doreen Lemp
  153. ?
  154. ?
  155. ?
  156. ?
  157. ?
  158. Pamela Catling
  159. ?
  160. ?
  161. ?
  162. ?
  163. ?
  164. ?
  165. ?
  166. Barbara Bradfield
  167. ?
  168. ?
  169. ?
  170. ?
  171. Doris  Clendinning
  172. June  Shapley
  173. ?
  174. ?
  175. ?
  176. Kathleen Rodwell?
  177. Shirley Mott
  178. ?
  179. Marg [Peg] Caffyn
  180. ?
  181. Florabelle Bartram
  182. ?
  183. ?
  184. Ed Baigent
  185. [Custodian]
  186. Bud Warden
  187. Bob Smith
  188. Graham Hall
  189. Bill Kerr
  190. ?
  191. Tom Miller
  192. ?
  193. ?
  194. ?
  195. ?
  196. ?
  197. ?
  198. Shirley Munroe
  199. Madeline Currie
  200. Marjorie Baigent
  201. Alice Upfold
  202. ?
  203. ?
  204. ?
  205. ?
  206. ?
  207. ?
  208. ?
  209. ?
  210. Barbara Baskette
  211. ?
  212. ?
  213. ?
  214. ?
  215. ?
  216. ?
  217. ?
  218. ?
  219. Dorothy Knott
  220. ?
  221. ?
  222. ?
  223. Yvonne Shannon
  224. ?
  225. Mary Ruddick
  226. Marjorie Muterer
  227. Donna Jean Spencer
  228. Joyce Johnson
  229. ?
  230. Sheila Morrison
  231. Arlene Harvey
  232. ?
  233. Joyce Turner
  234. ?
  235. ?
  236. ?
  237. ?
  238. ?
  239. ?
  240. Donna Simpson
  241. ?
  242. ?
  243. ?
  244. ?
  245. ?
  246. ?
  247. ?
  248. Tom Wurker
  249. Ray Sharpe
  250. ?
  251. ?
  252. Tom Moore
  253. ?
  254. ?
  255. ?
  256. ?
  257. Helen Heeney
  258. ?
  259. ?
  260. ?
  261. ?
  262. ?
  263. ?
  264. ?
  265. ?
  266. ?
  267. ?
  268. ?
  269. Ron Shier
  270. ?
  271. John Herbert
  272. Pat Waring
  273. ?
  274. Don Sherman
  275. Bev Stewart
  276. ?
  277. Glenn Baxter
  278. ?
  279. Eldon Alderson
  280. Jim Longfield
  281. Jim Harris
  282. ?
  283. Scott Martin
  284. ?
  285. ?
  286. ?
  287. Tom Douglas
  288. Greg Harris
  289. Joe Kurtzman
  290. John Thompson
  291. ?
  292. ?
  293. Shirley Telfer
  294. Jim Chisholm
  295. Keith Wilson
  296. Bill Phillips
  297. Bruce Fraser
  298. Harold Crellin
  299. ?
  300. Jim Grimes
  301. ?
  302. Jim Pittock
  303. Jean Hollingshead
  304. ?
  305. ?
  306. Tom Freure
  307. Jim Somers
  308. Jim Harris?
  309. Don Martin
  310. Ralph Beemer
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6 thoughts on “Schools

  1. Dear folks I can identify some of the people in the photo of IDCI students of 1949-50 that are missing unsure or incorrect.
    #52 Jim Grimes -correct;#53 Babe Morello correct;#129 is Jimmy Longfield;# 182 is spelled Shier;## 208 is Jeanne Dodd older sister of Joan;#176 Jim Harris is correct;# 239 Barbara Bradfield(married Bob Simpson # 268);#261 Bill Pittock;#262 Bill Stirling#263 Dave Stewart;#264 Archie Steele;#2 65 Sammy Somers,#266 Rae Waring;#276 Moran Fraser;#278 Ralph Welt;#279 Glenn Baxter;#281 Ted Spratt;#282 Keith Rberts ;# 283 Don Martin ;#284 Ray Martinell;#285 lloyd pellow;#286 Norm Mott;#287 Ken Mccorquodale;#289 Ron Harrison# 296 Ralph Sharpe;#297 Peter Gazzola;#298 Ed Finucan;299 John Zurbrigg;#301 kenny ?;#301 Lloyd Adair; #302 John Keenan;#303 Ed Baigent Regards Rae Waring

    1. In the 1949-1950 Joyce Toomy is Joyce Tunney #195 also, in the 1950-51 #155 is Joyce Tunney, my sister.
      Regards
      Colleen True (Tunney)

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