Leo Girard

Profile Updated: October 30, 2017
Class Year: 1956
Residing In: Meaford, ON Canada
Spouse/Partner: Judith Barr
Occupation: Retired HS teacher
Children: Christina 1965-09-23
Paul 1967-03-26
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Taught High School Phys-Ed French Spanish mostly in Chatham ON for 33.5 years. Retired to Meaford in 1995. Great tranquil beautiful area on Georgian Bay.
Best memories besides reuniting with Judith-sabbatical year travelling in Latin America from Mexico to Argentina and back, 16 countries in all. Got my Spanish up to speed (1973-74). Took an exchange year in France (78-79). Lived in Haute Savoie, French Alps travelled much of Europe including behind the Iron Curtain to Rumania. Great year!

School Story:

Funny but the first thing that comes to mind was a couple of "friends??" trying to see if Bernie Buller fit in a locker. (He almost did).
Just hanging 'round with Alan Greenwood & Ted Weir always was fun and most memorable.
Basketball games at all hours in the Girard yard on Prado.

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We are very sorry to hear of John's passing. We had a chance to talk at one of Jack's last reunions. We hadn't seen each other for a half century but had no trouble remembering old times. RIP Best wishes to Donna at this stressful time.

The old RHS crew is getting smaller.

Judith Barr and Leo Girard

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We lived on Prado and when we were young (in the 50s) we would often hear John(ny) practising the pipes from his home on Thompson Blvd.. Bob Walton was also proud of his nephew John.

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Meaford ON and Ajijic MX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I second Ken Caunce's comments of RHS friend "McTague" with whom I shared many a lunch hour walk homeward bound along Ontario Street. I remember because we were both interested in language and languages that as we strolled Mick initiated fairly long conversations in French or Latin. Although it had to be pretty rudimentary linguistically Mick tught me that we could actually communicate without using English. I'm sure that his interest and instruction led me to a career in teaching where languages played a significant rôle. Although I hadn't seen Mick in going on a half century I have frequently remembered his influence and gently cutting sense of humour.

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Pete was a great teacher and a great coach. He exerted a significant influence on my life's direction.

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Leo & Glen Girard members of the 1959-60 Windsor Lancer Basketball Team
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Judith Barr and Leo Girard ready for the 1954 Maytime Rhapsody
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