Saturday, 27 December 2014

Circular No 686

Newsletter for alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
Caracas, 27 of December 2014 No. 686
Dear Friends,
Please see:
Nigel Boos
Nov 27
I hadn’t heard about Mike Darwent until I got your note.
Thanks for letting me know.
On Nov 27, 2014, at 3:36 PM,
Glen Mckoy <> wrote:
Hello Sir Bandit,
You are also loco amigo ha! ha!  
Anyhow, this should make Sir Ladislao happy, he asked for information and he got it almost the next day. 
I must say this Club is working like a clock again, nice to see so many replies.
I am glad Sir Laz got us working again, we lazy old timers ha! ha!
Bandit, I am also avoiding any world news this month, ha! ha!
Just got back from Isla Mujeres.
2 years to retire, life begins at 60 hombre,
adios Glen.
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:13 -0500
Hi glen,
Vitalis Gomes, was a border in my days
The poor fellow studied and studied like crazy but could not retain what he studied - hence he failed to pass Senior Cambridge exams twice –
Passed on the third try went on to study in England became a doctor there practiced in England and is now retired in St. Catherine in Canada.
By the way, Michael Darwent died about 6 months ago.
The old boys are dying off- I go be the only left to bury their ass.
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:53:09 +0000
Hola, My Dear Sir Ladislao,
You are looking for 5 brothers -   
1)      Allan Romeo – 1968 - He is on our Mt. Face-Book site. Will get Sir Kazim to get his email & phone number for you.
2)      Ian Alfonzo - 1972- He is in Ottawa - I don't have his phone number, but will check with my brothers Sir Hudson & Glen Evelyn, they may know more.
3)      Conrad Boney 1975 -  I will check with Sir Shaun & Sir David.
4)      & 5, Vitalis Gomes & Thomas Jardin 1948.  
Now Sir Laz, are these guys alive?
I will bcc. some older brothers on these guys.
Cheers, Let’s wait and see what pops up. 
Hope all is well. Take Care. 
Best Regards Glen...
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:35:26 +0000
Dear Glen,
I am sending five emails to you so that you may use your detective powers to good use.
The emails of these oldboys have been lost to the circular list, as the email address does not work.
I sent you all the info that I have, missing fingerprints, sending it to you latter.
Since I have not filed the attachment please give me an early answer after you make the five phone calls.
I know that I can count on you
Glen Mckoy
Nov 26
Hi Guys: 
You can try these ph & emails... not too sure if Ian Alfonzo still has this ph & email... 
1) Allan Romeo: c. 404-272-9543 ->
2) Ian Alfonzo:    c. 613-832-0097 ->  
Good luck.
Hudson McKoy
Anthony Cintra
Nov 25
Hola Amigo/Cher Mon Ami, Ladislao and Hail Sir Glen,
I heard that Vitalis, Vitty Gomes is a medical doctor. 
I think he lives in Canada.
Good to hear that you are back on the" E waves" Sir  Glen, Chief Knight.
Kind regards,
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:42:37 +0000
Thank you for this natural way of healing, I will note,
Cheers, glen.
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:32:50 -0500
Two tablespoons of Coconut Oil per Day,… & Turmeric Tea,… (1/2 teaspoon),… for Dementia.
On Nov 27, 2014, at 3:14 PM,
Glen Mckoy <> wrote:
My Dear Sir Trevor,
Thank you very much for this information.
This should help Sir Laz. in his investigation, on these two brothers. 
I believe this is the brother Arthur Knaggs spoke about to me, a few years ago, but he was ill then.
I believe he also was the 1st. boy scout on the mount?
Best regards, have a good day my friend,
Cheers, Glen.
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:06:25 -0500
Thomas Jardim lives in Halifax 
Vitalis Gomes in Ontario.
Thomas Jardim is in a home and does not even know his wife
Vitalis I cannot find his email when I find will send to you
Trevor E - 1945 to 1949
As you might have noticed, sometimes I am pretty well outdated as to publishing resumes and articles by other old boys.
This is because of the large amount of response that I have to check, correspond with the person that wrote an article
Mainwhile, I lose track of the would-be circular and after all this I find it again and it gets published.
One of these is the resume of Christopher Date.
RE: CHRISTOPHER DATE        D.O.B. 18/10/1943
I was at Mount from January 1954 to Form V in December 1959.
I went on to Douai School, Near Reading, England to do my 'A' levels.
After that I was "articled" with a firm of Chartered Accountants in London.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant I worked in London until I returned to Trinidad with Price Waterhouse in December 1971.
In 1976 I left PW to form the firm of Date, Montgomery & Co with David Montgomery.
In 1982 we dissolved that practice and I continued as C W DATE & CO until I left Trinidad in March 1984 to settle in England.
During 1984 and 1985 I worked with Jon Golding in Whitehall, London to build his company Sterling Westminster Limited.
From 1985 to 1988 I was Finance Director to a group of companies involved in Tower Cranes and Fork Lift trucks.
In 1988 I returned to the profession as a Partner in a north London practice, KEELINGS.
From 1994 to the present I have been a sole practitioner in Chorleywood, England
I will forward this e-mail to Robert & Alan and ask them to update you on their movements in the past forty years.
Robert is now a Captain with BWIA, based in Trinidad.
Alan is a Lecturer in Seoul, South Korea.
Keep up the good work,
From: John Gioannetti
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 15:21:51
That won’t stop u guzzling the vodka, will it?
Are we talking about Br. Vincent who was there in 60's and 70's?
If him, when I came back to Trinidad about 3 years ago, I went to look for him.
I heard from Cutty that he had left the priesthood.
Cutty said that he was married with a family and lived in Miami, doing work with drug abuse kids.
I was extremely fond of him.
His family was from Guayaguare / past Mayaro on East Coast.
Many times when riding up there I would bounce him up when he was on Holidays
Does anyone have a contact e-mail for him..................?
If it’s him, I can only remember that he was an exceptionally nice man.
He always had time to talk to you and not down to you.
He was always willing to be a friend when I felt that I had no friends at Mount.
He never judged you, he would give you his opinion straight if u asked for it, but he would not push his views down your throat.
I can recall him ever losing his cool once, Rosendal, a Surinamese boy tried to stab him with a fork in the refectory.
He was no wimp and could have chewed Rosendal up without even breaking a sweat, but he held back.
Other than a fantastic person and a friend, I can’t remember any specifics.
Are we talking about the same guy?
Bro. Vincent was a man, he never bullshitted you.
He would discipline you if you deserved it, but fair, and he did not hold grudges.
I have only the highest admiration for him.
Bandit p11 The Early Times
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57IF0029GRP, Alex de Verteuil, Luciano de Verteuil, Terry Vieira and Urbano de Fedak
13RL0001RLA, Ronald Lambkin obituary