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Reunion Group Portraits

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Frank Richter

RICHTER, Frank – Suddenly at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday September 28th, 2012. Frank Richter of Thamesford in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Kate and dear Father of Shaun and Diana all of Thamesford. Dear brother of Gloria, Margaret, Rita, Debbie, Paul and Pam. Dear son of Norma and the late Paul Richter. Also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Obituary and notes to family.


All of Frank’s friends were delighted to visit with him at the 60th Reunion.  AND he took home the $300 50:50 pot!

Frank Richter and Joan Tanner at the 60th

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60th Reunion: List of Volunteers

Many names are missing from this list, but here are the names of many who worked to make the 60th anniversary such a great party: Continue reading

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The Band Spirit was a hit

May 19, 2012 at the Glencoe Curling Arena: great band.  Music for everyone!

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Reunion Sponsors

Many thanks to all the sponsors who supported the 60th Reunion in May 2012:

Appin Barbeque Service & Catering

Dave Gerber, Icemaker, donating ice for the bar.

Janet Muscutt, Producer, SMAK Dinner/Theatre.  Advertising.

Lori’s Weddings and Event Décor

Jim Macfie. Graphic Design,  60th Reunion Event logo.

Mary Vanderlinde.  Printall Services,  souvenirs and graphic design.

It’s About Time,  Tracy Harvie, desk-top publishing.

Samantha VanGeel.  Graphic artist, Golf Poster, T-shirt design.

Alicia Nelms, City Centre Archives   Decorating.

Amanda Keating.  Graphic design, GDHS Alumni crest design.

Louis Hofer, Graphic Design

Wardsville Golf Course

CHYX Media Management.  Advertising.  Place mats at the Villa Dining Lounge

Van Heck Funeral Home

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Reunion service

The gym at Glencoe District High School hosted the reunion church service with over 200 people in attendence.  The worship band from Bethel Baptist Church in Strathroy, home church to the Re:generation Centre, was pleased to be asked to help the people of Glencoe praise and thank God for the high school and the town.

Alumni Rev. Deb Dolbear-Vanbilsen gave a moving sermon “If you can’t do everything, just do something”. Representing the future of the high school was the Baker’s Dozen from Mosa Central Public School. Joining in the celebration was the flag group from the Re:generation Centre.

The Glencoe Ministerial combined services from local churches and everyone joined in to celebrate their faith and the 60th birthday of the school. Coffee and muffins were served after the service with some great conversation, thank yous and long good-byes.  Offerings were collected for the Benevolent Fund which helps families in need in Glencoe.

Janice Bueckert, Organizer

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60th Reunion Golf Tournament Sponsors

Sunday May 20th, 2012, Wardsville Golf Course (,  18 Hole 4 person Best Ball Shotgun Scramble.

Don Cunningham: I would like to thank Susan Florian for volunteering to help me with the golf tournament on Sunday, plus Gord Leach and Robin Douglas for each finding several sponsors to donate prizes.  The sponsors who donated prizes were:

Tim Hortons

Good Life Fitness

Bob Martin’s Golf and Fashions, London

New 2 You Auto, St. Thomas

The Wine Station, St. Thomas

Geerlinks Home Hardware, St. Thomas

Alicia Nelms and City Centre Archives, Cash Donation

Jamie Pole, Big Flag Car Wash, Newbury and Glencoe Car Wash, Glencoe

Gary McRae, Western Fair District 

Karl Nevin

Mike Moore, GDHS

Rick Cowell, GDHS Alumni & Friends

Karen Hodgson, GDHS Alumni & Friends

Don Cunningham, Tournament convenor


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Welcome home message from Principal

The staff and students of Glencoe District High School welcome you to the 60th Reunion festivities!  As Principal of GDHS I have been very impressed by the efforts the entire Reunion Committee has put forth to ensure a wonderful weekend for everyone.

I also want to assure you that GDHS continues to offer the top-notch education that our students deserve while also providing our young people with all of the extra-curricular activities and opportunities that everyone enjoys and remembers during weekends such as these.

Whether you are returning to GDHS for the first time in weeks, months or years – be sure to take in all that the weekend offers, take a good look around the school and enjoy what truly is a very special place!

I will see you on the long weekend!   Sincerely,  M. Moore, Principal

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Message from Monte McNaughton

Welcome everyone to the 60th anniversary of Glencoe District High School.  I’m looking forward to seeing fellow graduates at this exciting weekend to celebrate a real milestone. GDHS is a cornerstone of our community and continues to provide an excellent foundation for kids to achieve their dreams.

Generations of students, myself included, owe wonderful memories and great achievements to their time spent at this school.

I can’t wait to reconnect with all the wonderful people I remember and to meet some of the many interesting and incredible faculty and alumni who have walked the halls of GDHS.

Monte’s facebook

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“Who’s coming?”

‘Who’s coming?’ you ask.  Well here are just the ones who have pre-registered.  There will be many walk-ins Friday night.  Karen Hodgson encourages everyone to just phone 519 289-0605 to register now.


Mike Abbott
Wayne Abbott
Mary Anne Alexander
Bill Allan
Jan Allan
Susan Allan
Elaine Allen
George Allen
Lynne Annett
Phil Annett
Karen Aranha
Merv Aranha
Amber Blackmore
Erin Blackmore
Kathy Blackmore
Vance Blackmore
Eileen Boam
Jane Bowley
Diane Brewer
Eileen Briggs
Bill Burris
Lois Burris
Deborah Campbell
Harold Carruthers
Lynda Lee Carruthers
Bill Cloke Continue reading

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