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Last Name First Name Class Of Memories Image
Anderson Jackie 1979 January 15 2000. She was well known and well liked – an athlete cheerleader honour student attended WCI from 1974 to 1979. - LK  
Bambrick Lynn   Lynn Bambrick, daughter of Joan and John Bambrick, Mother to Matthew Jay Mulleray, Sister to Yvonne, Michael and Joseph, died at the age of 36 in Scarborough Ontario in 1989. 
A very caring and sensitive soul.  She was known for her beauty inside and out, a smile and laugh that was contagious.  
Great group of friends: Brooke Richardson, Doug Hutchinson and of course her first husband Marty Mulleray. 
She lived the majority of her adult years in Beautiful British Columbia.
Black Brenda      
Bodegraven Andrew 1982
Bowie Doug 1985    
Brandstetter Monica 1978    
Bridgebassie Rainier 2001    
Brown Duncan Brodie   Duncan was the president of the SAC in the late 70s 1
Brunton Steven 1974 Steven Brunton - "Oscar" is missed by family and friends  
Bunting Mark 1966    
Burns Rob 1984    
Cain Phil      
Campbell Kevin  

Maybe best remembered at Woburn for his fundraising attempts at a stationery bike riding World Record with best friend Steve Wilson that raised a lot of money and publicity for Woburn CI.

Passed away in January 2009 after a battle with cancer. Kevin owned a successful accounting practice in Durham Region and loved his home in the country north of Oshawa. He left behind two step daughters Tammy and Jennifer from his first marriage. Also his wife Barb from his second marriage

Cartwright Bob 1966    
Caunce Lori      
Cochran Kerry   She passed away October 14 1994. She left behind her loving husband Rob Anderson and two beautiful children Courtney and Jeffrey. She is sorely missed. - Karen Montague (McPhail)

I sat beside Kerry for a few classes over the years and I always remember her as one of the most outgoing attractive and most of all kind-hearted people at Woburn. I was truly sorry to hear (only a few years ago) of her tragic passing which is a great loss to all who knew her.
I did have contact with her Mother (Beverly Jones) for a couple of years but have since lost touch with her and the clothing store at Yonge / Eglinton that was run in her memory (Exemplar) appears to be closed now. If anyone knows how to reach Ms. Jones (or Kerry's brother Trevor) PLEASE e-mail me at I need to speak (with either of them) on a specific matter and would appreciate any assistance. Thank you - Todd Young
Cochrane David   The family is saddened to announce the passing of David on December 5 2007  
Coomerasamy Philip        
Cox Ted 1973    
Cranny Joe 1982    
Crilly Christine 1993 Tribute
Daly Bruce 1974     
DeLong Elizabeth 1983    
Dermott Floyd       
Devoy Wendy 1984  
Dubourdieu Colin 1966    
Elliott Colin 1963-1966 Colin Elliott was a teachers favourite at Woburn CI. He was involved in everything that he could. He enjoyed playing football for the Wildcats. The best time of his life was spent at Woburn. Colin continued on to Laurentian in Sudbury were he graduated with a B.A. He used his degree to get a job in Life Insurance as many did in those days. Colin was suddenly taken from us by a heart attack that he suffered during a workout. Colin was a great guy a perfect son and a fantastic big brother he is missed each and every day.”
- Bruce Elliott
Fedy Stephen William  

(Employee of Tip Top Tailors for over 20 years.) Suddenly at his residence on July 14th 2005 Stephen Fedy at the age of 45. Loving son of Lloyd and Audrey Fedy. Dear brother of Warren and his wife Maretta. Predeceased by his sister Jane. Uncle to Ryan and Jason. Sadly missed by many friends and co-workers. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

"Steve was our best man at our wedding and a wonderful friend of John and Jodi Ramsden we have so many terrific memories of Steve he was a real tedy bear and sure liked to tease our boys with "see this finger see this thumb see this fist you better run" well all the kids would run away in fear that this great big softy of a guy would get them. It was always fun to watch and a great laugh.
We will miss steve dearly. ox

Fedy Jane 1982    
Fleming Ian 1989     
Forde Wes 1966      
Gillies Gerry      
Gillis John      
Grant Bill     1
Harshaw Peter   There was a scholarship named in his honor  
Heal Paul   There is an award named after them the "Paul Heal/Pat McLaughlin-Heal Memorial Award" for athletics.  
Heighington Ryan   I am sad to let you all know that Ryan Heighington past away on a car accident Saturday (April 12 2008)

Update: Ryan's heart was donated to a child in Alberta. This child was on the highest priority list for a heart transplant.

as per Chris Heighington

This is the outcome Ryan would have want for his heart. What a lucky child to have an amaizing heart
An awesome friend who always made you laugh and you would always have fun with him or he would just show up anywhere without you expecting it.
Humphreys Enid 1978   1
Kaan Al 1978    
Kann Mark 1978    
Karas Brian 1966    
Kearns Glen 1973    
Keenan Elton 1966    
Kirk Chris   Chris was taken away from us March 1 1992 at the young age of 15. He was tragically hit by a car. 13 years have passed and he still is and always will be in my thoughts. He was survived by his parents and older brother Paul who was also a student at Woburn. Chris was a great athlete student son brother and friend. We all love and miss you Chris. You will never be forgotten. - A.  
Leavy Drew 1986 We all have heroes in life, those who perform magnificent feats, those who challenge the worst and the roughest that life has to offer and those who smile in the face of adversity and, by doing so, allow the rest of us to smile as well. Drew Leavy was such a man and he died far, far too young.

Click Here For Photos From: Drewapalooza August 7 2011
Lees Debbie 1980    
Liersch Hardy 1980  
Lockhart Bruce 1973 Bruce Lockhard was a very funny friendly guy who was extremely full of life. During his short time with us at Woburn he made many friends. His life was cut short in a motorcycle accident on a beautiful spring day. We were all just trying to fill in some time during a teacher walk out and Bruce was passenger on a motorcycle that did not make a turn. His funeral was full to overflowing and our promise to remember him continues to this day.”
One of the two Bruce’s
Lukas Larry 1966    
May Troy   The 39-year-old was the president of the Oshawa Legion Minor Baseball Association and also of the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association. He was a former coach of the Oshawa Junior Legionaires before starting up the Oshawa Dodgers of the InterCounty Baseball League. By day he managed Durham Sports Wholesale in Oshawa. "He taught everybody to play the game hard keep it as simple as possible and have fun with it. He thought baseball should be just like life enjoy it."  
McCulla Jim 1978    
McIntyre Duane   The creative writing award which is given out at commencement is named after him.  
McLaughlin-Heal Pat   There is an award named after them the "Paul Heal/Pat McLaughlin-Heal Memorial Award" for athletics.  
McMenemy Dave      
Meraska Don   Don Passed away May 9th 2006  
Meyer Monica      
Mikarek Steve (Sasha) 1982    
Moore Rick 1966    
Moores Jamie   He was born Dec 16/ 59 and was taken Sep 16/78 by a drunk driver. RIP - L.M.  
Munroe Spencer        
Murphy Kim      
Murray Mark (Bugsy)   June 9 1961 To March 15 1997 . Mark was known to most of his friends as Bugsy. Mark succumbed to lung cancer in 1997. He is loved and remembered by many friends and family. We honour him each year with The Mark Murray Annual Golf Tournament.
We Miss You Bugsy!!!!! - Terry Penman
Nasu Dave 1980 Dave was injured in a pool accident passed away Sept 17/88 due to complications of his injuries.- L.M.  
O'Hara Mike 1976 69-74 She was a great artist and had 2 large murals posted on the cafe walls in the middle '70's. There were pictures of the posters in one of the yearbooks. She played "PowderPuff" football for the girl Wildcats and was a member of the art club.  
Oke Janet      
Pankhurst Todd 1983    
Pappis George      
Perulli Mauro   I met my future husband there while in grade 11 Mauro Perulli. We went together for six years and after his graduation from Ryerson as an Electronics Technologist we were married in 1978. Mauro died of Hodgkin's Disease in 1983. He had a very successful career in sales for a prestigious electronics company and won several awards for accomplishments. He was loved by friends and co-workers and he will always be in my heart.
Cathie Carberry
Phillipou Joanne 1987  
Poole Ian 1982 Ian Poole was taken from us on the 16th of October 2006.
He is survived by his Wife and former Alumni Joy Steede son Calum and daughter Sarah his brothers all former alumni Rick Graham and David Nephew's Mitch and current WCI student Colin as well as his niece Brooke.
Ian was always a positive influence in all his contacts in life but life came back to challenge him in a way that no man can withstand. He fought many battles and won but he lost the war.
May God always smile on him and all of us left behind.
Press Michelle 1980    
Reynolds Darren      
Robinson Shelley 1982
1Andrew & Shelley in the 1981 production of "Wait Until Dark"
Rottmann Tim 1971    
Samson Harriet      
Schang Gordon 1982  
Schoebl Mark   May 16 1962 - March 5 2008. Mark will be sadly missed by his 2 children Luke & Sydney and all his family and friends.  
Simpson Mike 1982    
Swenor Lawrence 1990  
Taylor Joanne   She was taken suddenly due to a tragic car accident in January of 1990. RIP
Thornber Gail 1977    
Timbrell Bob 1966     
Tkalek Stan      
Turlapati Sanjay   Read more....  
Vance Ken  

Yesterday I lost a good friend. Ken raised at Brimorton and Markham Rd had been a friend since Woburn. Ken was always a fighter. He had Cystic Fibrosis and passed away due to complications from it just before 5 yesterday. He had been in intensive care at St. Mikes since the end of May. We had visited him last month at his house in Scarborough. He had been ill off and on for about 6 months with a severe chest infection.
Ken has done many things in his life:
He survived with an illness that usually takes you by the age of 21. He was in the Cdn Military (the only person ever with cystic fibrosis to get in). He was married to the former Kathy Broomhead (Woburn) and had a beautiful daughter named Megan. He has worked many years at City TV and been featured on television as a spokesperson for cystic fibrosis. Most importantly myself and many others could call him a good friend. Goodbye Ken. Thanks for the memories.
Brad Abernethy class of 80

I sat in several classes with Ken over my years at Woburn and I always remember him as a very intelligent and friendly person. I lost touch with him after leaving Woburn and I was very sorry to hear of his recent passing due to the illness he had battled his entire life. l will always remember him as one of the decent people at Woburn.

Rest easy may have had CF but from the quality accomplishments you made it is obvious that CF NEVER had you.
Todd Young

Walford Colin 1980 Colin passed away April 1998  
Ware Zachary 2007    
Wheeldon David 1979    
White Iain 1982    
Whorpole Edie   As the result of a motor vehicle accident on October 3 2007 at the age of 45 years. Edie Whorpole of Pefferlaw beloved daughter of Doreen Davey-Whorpole. Predeceased by her father Fred Whorpole Sr. Loving sister of Garry (Lynne) Donny (Patti) Fred (Joanne) and Peggy (Bob). Will be remembered by many friends in the Georgina area.  
Wickert Edith 1977    
Williamson Cindy 1975

Cindy was such an awesome gal...such a nice person, great athlete and such a beautiful gal....I was devastated when I heard about the accident - Doug Robinson

Every time there is a teenage tragedy, Cindy comes to mind. She was a lovely, kind young woman, snatched from the best part of life far too soon. We all died a little that summer. - Sandra J. Pennington

Cindy skiied with me an entire day, on one of those school trips. I felt so special that day! - Rick Ibsen

Yanch Francis 1965    

Arrol, Ian English  
BURNS, Nevart
(nee Toumayan)
Calhoun, Rob Moderns  
Crutchley, Mary E. (Beth) Mathematics Beth taught high school for the Scarborough Board of Education and retired from Woburn C.I. in 1985. Her interests were gymnastics and intramural sports. She enjoyed working with stained glass, cottage life and nature with her husband Jack who predeceased her in 1990.  
Eubank, Howard Principal

Woburn's first Principal


Evanoff, Evan (john) Mathematics January 1, 2009
A man such as Evan rarely passes our way. In his inimitable style, Evan completed his most difficult and final marathon. God bless his soul . Evan retired as head of mathematics at Woburn Collegiate in 1987, he taught mathematics, early in his career, at both Earl Haig Collegiate and Oshawa Central Collegiate.
Everingham, Vern Librarian  
Fowler, Bill Music Music Teacher Extraordinaire - Composer of the "Wild Cat Song" Woburn's Theme. - One of the best. Very understanding & patient. I can still hear him say “It sounds like moldy porridge splatting against the wall”
I will miss him greatly – K.Bazak
Gard, Don Business Education   1
Glickman Saul      
Gray, Sandy VP in the mid 80s  
Haacke, Lorne Mathematics Dr. Lorne Haacke passed away during the summer of 2002. He taught math at Woburn in the 1970s and was also involved with the Christian Fellowship group. I'll always remember the sparkle in his eyes.
Adele Massena
Hannah, Jim Principal

My most vivid memory was the spontaneous standing ovation he received -- for over 5 minutes -- from all the students. As Mr J. D. Hannah stood up to make a speech at a year-end assembly, after we had just heard the announcement of his departure, I recall the students that stood and cheered the loudest and longest included those that were most often disciplined by J. D. throughout the year -- a testament to the level of respect we all shared.
- Carl Thompson

Hubbard, Keith History  "Keith Hubbard was a giant. Much of my love of history was instilled by his teaching. I live in London and regularly visit the continent - no matter where I go, everytime I see a cathedral, I think of Keith building the structure of vaulted roof, buttresses and flying buttresses with us students! I also remember feeling the shame of letting him down when he caught me skipping his class. It was a foolish thing to do, because he had a lot to teach me."
- D.Leavy.
Jensen, Ted      
Jury, Paul Geography

Paul Jury taught Geography at Woburn from the mid-1970s until the 1980s and then again from the late ninties until his retirement in 2002, He passed away July 2005.

I was truly saddened to read that Mr. Paul Jury had passed away...he was a terrific teacher who taught Geography like he was showcasing the entire world. He was always pleasant and outgoing, and he treated all of his students like their success mattered to him personally. He also had a great sense of humour, even when he showed for class one day with a black eye (after a car accident) and we gave him the nickname "Crash" for awhile, which he happily accepted. There was never any need for discipline in his classes, the way he taught just made for a great learning experience every time. Rest easy were a fine educator and you made a difference. - Todd Young

Kostric, Walter Boys Phys Ed I was saddened to hear of Walter kostric's passing He was an outstanding phys Ed teacher coaching pole vault and many specialized track and field events he was a true gentleman and was part of Don Robb's phys Ed department. I truly admired him from 1969 to 71 when I finshed my high school years. - R.Prince

I echo the sentiments of Rick Prince. "Wally" was a dedicated teacher, coach, and friend. While he coached Olympic calibre athletes, he always had time for those of us who wanted to participate in whatever athletic pursuit - track & field, volleyball, etc. Under his direction, Woburn became a perennial Ontario Track & Field powerhouse in the 1970's! ... Scott McDonald (1969 - 1974)

Walter Kostric was a true inspiration to all who had the privilege of benefiting from his knowledge and passion for track and field. I went to University in the U.S. to play football and track. My track days ended quickly as I realized there was something missing. I realized that "Walter" was a big part of my inspiration and that he was no longer around. I know I speak for all who he coached, that he truly motivated us all. Thanks Walter.
Mike McTague
Martin, Barb Mathematics    1
McConkey, Kathy Guidance Secretary Ms. McConkey always had a twinkle in her eye, a wonderful sense of humour, and a mischievous nature. She loved to tease. Many staff and students would come to Ms. McConkey's desk every morning to start their day. She was "Mom" to many of us.
Naimian, Solo Mathematics   
Preston-Welburn, Vivienne Family Studies She was both a Woburn grad (1965) as well as a well repected staff member in the Family Studies department for many years.  
Price, Mary Woburn's First Head Secretary Mary Price came to Woburn as a secretary prior to its opening, helping to ready the school for its opening.  Several years later, Mary became the Head Secretary and remained in that position until she retired.  She was with Woburn for over 30 years.  On October 11, 2001, Mary died at the Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough General Campus.  She predeceased Harold, her husband of 53 years.  Mary is dearly remembered by her three children, 9 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  Many Woburn faculty and students attended Mary’s funeral proceedings and made a very difficult time much easier with their stories of her generous contributions to their lives as a valued, long-time member of the Woburn family.

Susan Scott (nee Price)

Poczak, Steve Business Education  
Scott, Orv VP in the mid 70s  
Shearer, Jim English  Jim Shearer was well respected by everyone I knew and I am sad to hear of his passing. - D. Leavy
Stevens, Don Drafting Don Stevens had the nick name "Flash". He would display a model of his Black Mustang in the showcase by the drafting room. This shadow box included a Mr.Bill figure and cumulated in the crash of his model car. He was a great teacher with an even greater sense of humor. he will be missed. - B. Carrington 1
van Nieuwenhove, Ed   Suddenly but peacefully in his home on Saturday, November 10, 2007 in his 65th year. Ed beloved husband of Sharlene. Loving father of Lisha and her husband Brian and Scott and his wife Joanne. Best Poppa in the world to Ivy, Maja, Paige, Allyson, and Sara. Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Pauline and his brother Roger.  
Wason, Karen English KAREN WASON (nee EUBANK) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Karen Wason on June 24, 2006. Taken from us far too soon, Karen was the loving wife of Stuart and devoted daughter of the late Laura and Howard Eubank. Karen will be sadly missed by the hundreds of former students and staff of Northern Secondary School, Earl Haig Secondary School, Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute and Woburn Collegiate Institute at which she taught English and the love of learning during her teaching career.
Wilcox, John Dramatic Arts

For two full generations John Wilcox was the voice of Woburn Collegiate. Through teaching Literature and Drama he gave students a love of the joy and mystery of the theatre. He gave them the skills to act, write, stage and design & manage sets for a cross section of the greatest plays that we have in our heritage.

But above all, John Wilcox was a teacher in the most profound and noble definitions of the word. He gave young men and women their own voices and the courage and wisdom to use them. He let them discover the scope of their skills and the freedom to apply them, in their own ways, for the rest of their lives. A true teacher understands that it is never the information or the skills that you give a student which defines success in our profession - it is the sense of dignity that you allow a child to discover and the sense of self esteem, even pride that they carry through their lives that defines you as having achieved the ultimate as a teacher. John was indeed such a man. - T Flahiff

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