Doub: John Nelson Jr., a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully at the L.H.S.C. Victoria Campus, London on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the age of 59. Born in St.Thomas, beloved son of Dorothy (Wilkins) Doub and the late Nelson Doub of Wardsville. John was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Chatham, and was a Real Estate Broker in Chatham. He was an avid outdoorsman, and a member of the Elgin County Beagle Club. Loving father of Chris Doub of Wardsville, Jennifer Loveday of Chatham, Jackalynn Machado (Albertino) of Chatham, Jessica Doub (Aaron Kalp) of Melbourne. A very proud grandpa of Owen Doub, Brooklyn and Mitchell Loveday, Hewson and Claire Machado. Dear brother of Bradley Doub (Kathy) of Wardsville, Paul Doub (Janice) of Wardsville. Also survived by the mother of his children Brenda Doub of Newbury, son-in-law Scott Loveday of Chatham, and several nieces and nephews. – See more at:
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Glencoe: In the old days, students attending Glencoe High School from a distance away to the east faced a transportation problem. The other two High Schools were located in St. Thomas and Dutton, so some found the Wabash train to Glencoe convenient. Others took room and board during the week.
The Wabash Railroad operated a daily local train from St. Thomas to Chatham known as THE LOCAL or THE HOG SPECIAL. It consisted of the engine and coal car, whatever freight cars were necessary for the day’s deliveries and pickups and a passenger-baggage car combination. Students boarded this car at various places across Southwold Township in Elgin County and Ekfrid Township in Middlesex County: Frome, Baird’s Siding, Lawrence Station, Thames River Siding, Middlemiss, Riverside, Ekfrid Siding and various road crossings in between. Continue reading
Alex McLean didn’t mind getting a late night call October 25th with an order to go to the Glencoe Legion to pick up a cheque for $1485. The community purchased enough tickets to offer two sizeable scholarships and a 50:50 cash prize.
GDHS Commencement was a charming affair with Emily Patterson winning the $700 50th Anniversary Award. She is studying architecture at Ryerson University. Brittany Smith, who won the $500 Alumni & Friends Scholarship, is preparing for post-secondary studies.
The annual Pub Night October 25th at the Legion was a great evening with barbequed steaks, visiting, delicious late night beef sandwiches from Victor’s, and tunes by Wayne Fletcher. Wayne provided the perfect ambience and then sang to the crowd at evening’s end. Now is the time for alumni from away to decide to gather in 2009. The Association organizes the event at the Legion; teams, classes, and cliques just have to organize themselves to show up and enjoy themselves.
“We need an event to pull the winning 50:50 tickets,” says Alumni Association president, Richard Cowell. “Gathering at the Legion is a great chance for alumni and friends of the Glencoe District High School to come together. This is one of the ways alumni can support their high school. The fight to keep this school open is far from over.”
The GDHS Alumni & Friends Association will host a ham and turkey bingo at Appin Community Centre on December 9th at 8 p.m. Last year, $1000 was raised for:
• The GDHS Cheerleading Team
• Annual overnight trip to Stratford
• The 2008 GDHS Prom, and
• Supplies for 2008 Soccer Teams and Physical Education.
The annual bonspiel is Feb 14, 2009. A heartfelt thanks goes out to Howard vanderHooft, who is the man behind the Funspiel and the Turkey Bingo. Call Howard now to reserve a spot in the GDHS bonspiel at 519 289-5335.
Randel Smith graduated from Fanshawe College on June 12, 2008 from the pharmacy technician program. Daughter of Randy and Cathy Smith of Newbury, she has accepted a position at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Randel is a graduate of Mosa Central School and Glencoe District High School.
Source: Transcript & Free Press, July 24, 2008 p. 3.
Miranda Janssens successfully completed the practical nursing diploma program at Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough A convocation ceremony was held on June 10, 2008. Daughter of Raymond and Diane Janssens, she is a graduate of Glencoe District High School.
Source: Transcript & Free Press, August 14, 2008
Sealed tenders for the erection of a High School building at Glencoe will be received by the undersigned up to 6 o’clock p.m. on Friday, the 13th of July (1888) instant. Plans and specifications can be seen at the office of George M. Harrison, Secretary of High School Board, Glencoe.