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Notice to Members E-mail
Sunday, 09 November 2014
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Notice to Members


Events of the last month have continued to give us cause to be thankful for
each other; to ponder the mysteries of life and be mindful of the mercies of Our
Father in Heaven. Four of our Brothers have passed on to be with our Father in
heaven. They are:

Rhon Bennett
Ron was a recent arrival in Canada who died at the age of 40 years old. He
had been a supporter of most of our events. A memorial service was held for
him in Hamilton; with the remains being sent home to Jamaica for burial.

Francis Xavier Kennedy
Francis (Paco) attended St. George's College in 1951-1954 and like many
Georgians before him he epitomized the heart and soul of one who had
benefited from a Jesuit education. Our prayers go out to his wife Marjory,
children Catherine and Charles and other relatives including his beloved brother
Fred - a past principal of St. George's College, and immediate past president of
St. George's College Old Boys' Association | Ontario Chapter.

Richard Vendryes
Richard was a tireless supporter of our chapter. A True Blue Georgian if ever
there was one. He would go to great lengths to support us and at times taking
long bus routes to make our AGM and other functions. Lets keep him and his
family in our prayers

Deryck Mackay
Deryck graduated from STGC in 1960. He was the younger brother of John
Mackay - past STGC Biology teacher and Campion College principal, and was
a Class-1 track sprinter. May he Rest In Peace.

Let us continue to pray for them and their families. May God have mercy on
their Souls and My His Angels welcome them into heaven.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Gary Thompson
St. George's College Old Boys' Association | Ontario Chapter
Write up on Dennis in the Gleaner E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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FOR ROPER CUP: Bunny Goodison (left), sales representative of Andrew H.B. Aguilar Ltd, presenting a football to Audley Hewitt, vice-president of the Kingston College Old Boys' Association. At second left is Dennis Barnett, St George's Old Boys captain, and at right is Andrew Aguilar, owner of the firm. - 1966 Gleaner file photo

Tony Becca, Contributor

A little bird whispered in my ear recently that St George's College will be honouring four of its old boys for outstanding service to the school sometime next month, and that one of those to be so elevated was Dennis Barnett, the football star of 55 years ago.

Suddenly, my eyes lit up. Dennis, or 'DB' as his friends used to call him, as I used to refer to him, was St George's College, he was 'STGC', and he was the symbol of the 'Light Blues' in those days, far away and long ago.

Dennis was more than a footballer. He was a cricketer, a tennis player and a table tennis player, but it was as a footballer that he made the greatest impression.

He was a master dribbler, he dazzled the fans and the opposition with deft footwork, and his shots were not of the thunderbolt variety, but were sweetly and accurately hit as they flashed, not so much to the 'pigeon hole', but on the 'rat hole', as goalkeepers dived desperately and most times in vain.

Schoolboy wonder

Dennis was a schoolboy wonder, playing Manning Cup football in 1958 at the age of 14 in company with players such as Walter 'Blubba' Campbell and Bobby Marsh, and going through until 1962.

In those five years, he played with some of St George's best.

In 1958, he played with Michael King, one of the very best schoolboy goalkeepers ever; 'Dynamite' Lyn, a small, swift centre-forward; Trevor Appleton; and Peter Chevannes. And in 1960-61, his teammates included Dennis Chung, Dennis Charley, Dennis Zaidie, Warwick Lyn, Richard Domville, Michael Charley, and Lascelve 'Muggy' Graham.

Along with Marsden Chen, Anthony Hill and Denzil Lue of St George's College, Alva Anderson of Jamaica College, Granville Dowie and Neville Oxford of Kingston College, Mickey West of Wolmer's, Billy Griffith and George Davidson of Cornwall College, Alan 'Skill' Cole of Vere Technical, and Lennie 'Teacher' Hyde of Clarendon College, I rate Barnett among the best schoolboy footballers that I have seen.

Dennis Barnett is listed among the best, mainly because of his performance in 1959 in the company of King, Lyn, Appleton, Freddie Campbell, Douglas Hill, Trevor Summers, Donald Barnett, Chevannes, Delroy Lopez, and Jackie Bell.

In 1959, Dennis Barnett, playing at inside-left, led St George's College to the Manning Cup title with a memorable first-minute goal and unforgettable performance in a thrilling victory over Kingston College. He also led them to a share of the Olivier Shield when he netted twice when the two-way play-off ended in a tie, he went on tour to Haiti with the All Schools team, and he was invited to the national trials in a year of outstanding performances.

In 1960, the football season was abandoned, with St George's College on the verge of winning the title; and in 1961, St George's College won the Walker Cup.

As a Wolmer's old boy, I love my school, and I admire everybody who ever represented my school in sports like football, cricket, track and field, hockey, tennis, and table tennis.

Between 1958 and 1962, just before and just after leaving school, however, Dennis Barnett was not only the pride and joy of St George's College, he was, certainly to me, a Wolmer's boy, one of Jamaica's best.

He was definitely one of the best schoolboy footballers of my time, in fact, of any time.

In those days, however, and as it in these days, schoolboys were limited to Manning Cup, daCosta Cup, and Olivier Shield football. Only on a few occasions, and only the special few got opportunities to move on.

It is because of that blinkered thinking that, every time I think, not so much of Oxford, Hyde, and company, who enjoyed a little national recognition at that age, but of Barnett, West and a few others who did not, the more I believe it was a pity.


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Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Jamaican-born Canadian businessman and philanthropist Raymond Chang passes away E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014
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Fellow Georgians our Brother, Friend, Well-known Jamaican-born Canadian businessman and philanthropist Raymond Chang has died.

Ray was considered a champion of education and adult learning as exemplified by His tremendous support for our Alma Mater St Georges College. He stood as one of Canada's most highly respected and successful business leaders.

He was chairman of CI Financial, one of Canada's largest investment fund and publicly traded companies. Ray served as also a member of the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation and served on the Ryerson University Board of Governors. In 2005, he was the recipient of an honorary degree from Canada's Ryerson University for his business leadership and philanthropy. He was made a recipient of the Order of Canada this year, and received the Order of Jamaica in 2011.

Ray passed away Sunday, July 27 after battling Leukemia and receiving a bone marrow transplant from his brother months ago. He was 65.

At this time Our Prayers go out to His Family. May our Lord in Heaven have mercy on His Soul and Grant Him Eternal Rest.

Condolences may be left using the comment section below.

AGM New Venue for 2014 E-mail
Monday, 24 March 2014

Dear fellow Georgians,

Please be reminded of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held Sunday, March 30, 2014 starting at 1:30 PM at

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish
191 Wade Gate Ave.
Thornhill, ON L4J 5Y4


Note new venue for 2014

Come out and elect your new Board of Directors of the STGC Ontario Chapter, led by incoming President, Gary Thompson.

Very best regards,

Fred Kennedy

Ad majorem dei gloriam

Please check our Events Calendar for our four main events for 2014.

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