High School Redux
Thompson Citizen, February 26, 2014 — Being a Catholic high school graduate wasn't high on the list of things top of mind when I moved to Manitoba in 2007. That's mainly because my high school days were some 30 years behind me — or at least so I thought at the time.
Turns out, however, Sister Andrea Dumont, the longest-serving religious in Thompson, is originally from St. Catharines, Ontario and a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, who — wait for it – just happen to be the same sisters who taught some of my classes from September 1971 to June 1976 when Sister Conrad Lauber was principal and Sister Dorothy Schweitzer taught me several English classes — and Grade 10 general math at Oshawa Catholic High School (now Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School.) Sister Dorothy also taught high school in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton, as well as Oshawa.
By John Barker