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in memoriam - lenore iva franklin

December 9, 2017

Lenore Iva (nee Westlake) Franklin passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Richmond hospital on Sunday October 29, 2017.

For the complete obituary, CLICK HERE

Thanks to Ron Gillies for sharing this information.

 

Central Ontario Chapter Christmas Luncheon Pictures

December 9, 2017

Our annual Christmas Luncheon was held at Remezzo Italian Bistro in Scarboprough on Wednesday December 6.

 
For all the pictures and a complete description go to the Photo Gallery. Thanks to Mary Zito and Eileen Nixon for the pictures and description. 

Letter to the Editor  "The Secret Pin"

December 7, 2017

Randy Toope wrote to us recently and we are pleased to share his letter with you.​

For the story  CLICK HERE


Response to Letter to the Editor  "Pensioner remembers a special customer"

December 1, 2017

Ken Summers sent us an interesting story of a customer he had in his time in Banff and, in response, Dean Leuzinger sent us a link to a 2013 story in the University of Lethbridge News, of BMO donating 67 original pastel portraits by Nicholas de Grandmaison to their art gallery.​

For the story  CLICK HERE


Letter to the Editor  "Pensioner remembers a special customer"

November 30, 2017

Ken Summers has sent us an interesting story of a customer he had in his time in Banff.​

For the story go to the Archives or CLICK HERE


BOMPA Northern Alberta Pensioner Luncheon

November 28th, 2017

 

These pictures are of the pensioner luncheon.  

To see all the photographs from this event see the Photo Gallery or Click Here

 

 


Southern Alberta October Newsletter Available

November 27, 2017

The latest BOMPA Southern Alberta Newsletter is now available.

Go to the Association Newsletters webpage to read the latest issue. 

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The Big Caper

​November 25, 2017

Duncan MacDougall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, who is one of our most prolific contributors has sent us a short story about one of his harrowing experiences when he worked in the branch years ago. We are pretty sure that many of you will be able to relate to his story and don't forget if you have one of your own, please send it to us at cyberpensioner@gmail.com.

 

For the story CLICK HERE


In Memoriam – Marilyn Watson

​November 25, 2017

Peacefully with her family at her side at Kingston Health Science on Wednesday afternoon, November 22, 2017 in her 74th year.

For the complete obituary, CLICK HERE

Thanks to Joe Sharp for sharing this information.


Bankers Lunch Nov 21 at Elmhurst Inn

November 22nd, 2017

This is the monthly lunch of the Bankers lunch group.  We dined today at the Elmhurst Inn located in Ingersoll.  Today's group consisted of 30 which is a record turnout as we normally have 20-25 attend.  

Chuck Joynt

To see the complete description and a larger photograph see the Photo Gallery or CLICK HERE


BMO Toronto Raptors Ticket Offers

November 19, 2017

We are pleased to announce the following Toronto Raptors ticket offers: 
        Wed Nov 29 7:30pm - Charlotte Hornets
        Fri Dec 1 7:00pm - Indiana Pacers
        Tue Dec 5 7:30pm - Phoenix Suns
        Fri Dec 15 7:30pm - Brooklyn Nets
        Sun Dec 17 3:30pm - Sacramento Kings
        Sat Dec 23 5:00pm - Philadelphia 76ers
        Fri Dec 29 7:30pm - Atlanta Hawks

                                                                CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.   


In Memoriam – Sandra (Cross) Tough

​November 19, 2017

Sandra Tough (Cross) August 23, 1944 - November 14, 2017

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a loving mother, grandmother and friend on Tuesday November 14th, 2017.


For the complete obituary, CLICK HERE

Thanks to Ron Gillies and Earl Hansford for sharing this information.


From the Editor - Celebrating BMO's Bicentennial

November 19, 2017

On October 29, the Bank held an event in Montreal where, for the first time ever, Matt Barrett, Tony Comper, Bill Downe and Darryl White – the four living CEOs – and David Galloway and Robert Prichard, (who, along with Matt and Tony, are the four living Chairmen of the Board), were all together in the same place, at the same time. 

They were in Montreal for a Board dinner in Bill Downe's honour, and to unveil a new tablet in the lobby of Montreal Main with the names of the 66 men and women who led the bank in its second hundred years. I personally found it fascinating to recall how many names on the tablet were of people I knew, worked for, or had been in contact with over the years.

(Photos on the top and the right by Christian Fleury)

A video, showing the making of this impressive tablet is also available below.

Our thanks go to BMO Corporate Communications for making this material available to us. As is always the case, publication or reproduction of this material may only proceed with the permission of the Bank of Montreal.

Dave Harmer


In Memoriam – Blyth Frederick Morlock

​November 16, 2017

Blyth Frederick Morlock, of Peterborough, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in his 85th year.

For the complete obituary, CLICK HERE

Thanks to Brenda and family and Jim O'Neill for sharing this information.


Letter to the Editor re "Launching Courtesy Cards and Mixed Communications"

November 16, 2017

Dunc worked in Gladstone when I was a teenager!   I love, and can relate to, his stories!

Keith (Banks) opened The Pas branch in mid 1960’s. It was during our years there that they announced Master Card! I still have my original Staff MC account number. Life with BMO ( known then as “MY BANK”) was a great life, a wonderful experience!

Thanks Lois for sharing.  ​

For the original story of "Launching Courtesy Cards and Mixed Communications" by Duncan MacDougall,   CLICK HERE


Why I Went to Work for BMO

​November 14, 2017

The summer of '59:   By Randy Toope

With nothing but time on my hands and on my bank pension I can’t afford the price of health insurance to travel anywhere so I spend a lot of the time that is on my hands writing, perhaps the story of my life. A portion of my story tells about how I came to start working for BMO. Can any kids finishing high school today get a really good job, anywhere, as easily as I did? 

To read Randy's story  CLICK HERE


In Memoriam – Beverly (Bev) Robinson

​November 13, 2017

Bev Robinson passed away peacefully November 6th at age 66.  She had worked much of her career in BC Support Services.  A memorial service will be held at St. Mathews Grace Anglican Church, 2087 McMillan Road, Abbotsford on Saturday, November 25th at 11am.  Reception to follow at Phoenix.

For the full obituary CLICK HERE.

Thanks to Ron Gillies for sharing this information.


In Memoriam – Sandra (Cross) Tough

​November 13, 2017

We have been advised of the passing of Melba Cabacungan at age 63.  Melba worked for a number of years at Vancouver Main Office and later in Private Banking.  A funeral has already been held and further details are not available.

Thanks to Ron Gillies for sharing this information.


BMO RAPTORS GONDOLA Discount Ticket Offers

November 10, 2017

We are pleased to announce a special discount offer for the Toronto Raptors games:

        November 19, 2017 game against Washington Wizards
        December 17, 2017 game against Sacramento Kings 

Go to Ticket Offers  for ticket information.  


Celebrating 200 Years

November 4, 2017

BMO has a website with some of the stories from the past 200 years. From the website:

In 1817, the Montreal Bank became Canada’s first bank, and went on to play a critical role in the building of a nation, its financial systems, and the prosperity of its people.

We invite you to explore some of the stories from the past 200 years that trace the growth of BMO Financial Group and our continuously evolving relationship with customers.

For the website CLICK HERE


In Memoriam – Claude Bergevin

​November 2, 2017

November 14, 1939 - August 23, 2017

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Claude Bergevin, at his residence in St-Anicet, on Wednesday August 23, 2017, at the age of 79 years, after a short battle against an aggressive cancer.

For the complete obituary, CLICK HERE

Thanks to Danielle Lamarche for sharing this information.

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BMO Publications

  BMO Obituaries - Oct., 2017

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  BMO Retirements - Oct., 2017

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Association Newsletters

 

New Members

December 12, 2017
John McRae of Woodbridge, ON

December 9, 2017
Lily Giaccari of Montreal, QC
Diane Murphy of Perth, ON

Hugh White of Bradford, ON

December 7, 2017
Joan Glynn of Campbellville, ON
Joanne Galusza of Toronto, ON

December 1, 2017
Anita Cowan of Prince George, BC
Hanneke Button of Okanagan Falls, BC
Claire Rosin of Enderby, BC

November 27, 2017
Patrick Fong of Markham, ON

November 23, 2017
Jennifer Marshall of London, ON

November 22, 2017
Jana Dalton of Lethbridge, AB
Pingnan Yuan of Toronto, ON

November 21, 2017
Maria Luisa Hatamosa of Winnipeg, MB

November 20, 2017
Terry Derynck of Saint-Lazare, QC

November 18, 2017
Andrea Zdriluk of Beamsville, ON
Lillian Richardson of Wasaga Beach, ON
Larry Cox of Waterloo, ON
Frances Rallis-Ignagni of Mississauga, ON
Deborah Hooton of Saint John, NB

November 17, 2017
Madeline Milley of Guelph, ON

November 16, 2017
Doris Ford of Paradise, NL
Azizar Mohamed of Pickering, ON

November 15, 2017
Angie Granziera of Victoria, BC
Dennis Kelterborn of Erin, ON

November 14, 2017
Parkash Kumar of Vancouver, BC
Linda Crook of Toronto, ON
Karin Gorgerat of Frankford, ON

November 13, 2017
Wendy Price of Belcarra, BC

November 12, 2017
Anna Brown of St. John's, NL
Randolph Blair of Toronto, ON

November 11, 2017
Bruce Wentzell of Bridgewater, NS

November 10, 2017
Clarence Bruce of Scarborough, ON
Bernard Bisson of Prévost, QC
Michael Glim of Palos Heights, IL, USA
Elsie Sweet of Richmond, BC
Stephen Cameron of Toronto, ON

November 7, 2017
Laurie Grant of North Vancouver, BC
Julie Muirhead Edghill of Scarborough, ON

November 6, 2017
Carol Van Acker of Victoria, BC

November 3, 2017
Brian McKenzie of Winnipeg, MB
Rakesh Vig of Richmond, BC

November 2, 2017
Ralph Becker of Vancouver, BC
Siu Yee Lucius Chan of Vancouver, BC

November 1, 2017
Gloria Whitehead of London, ON
John Sverre of Gibsons, BC

October 30, 2017
John Gray of Victoria, BC
Judy I White of Ladysmith, BC
Catherine Tong of Markham, ON

October 28, 2017
Wendy Dryden of Victoria, BC
Ellen Liu of Toronto, ON
Michael (Mike) Stebbing of Penticton, BC

October 27, 2017
Brian Davis of Victoria, BC
Ian McCracken of Victoria, BC
Jane Varnus of Brantford, ON

October 26, 2017
Debbie Cawte of Castlegar, BC
Pam Bourne of Richmond, BC
Jennifer Gleadle of Surrey, BC
Franca Paglia of Whitby, ON
Lois Waters of Pickering, ON
Harpreet Ubhi of Edmonton, AB

October 24, 2017
Cathy Enns of Winnipeg, MB
Nancy Jardine of Fredericton, NB

October 22, 2017
Alice Gillen of Salisbury West, NB
Fay Mullins of Moncton, NB
Daphne Parsons of St. John's, NL

October 21, 2017
Linda Mason of Newcastle, ON
Giovanna Filippone of St. Leonard, QC
Alta McCafferty of Charters Settlement, NB

Anne Smith of Anagance, NB
Eunice Pereverzoff of Vernon, BC
Debra Hurley-James of Ajax, ON

October 20, 2017
Edward (Ed) Creaser of Saint John, NB
Sheila Penney of Fredericton, NB

Donna Scribner of Saint John, NB
Florence Wilson of Moncton, NB
Jackie Doyle of Portland, ON

Keith Macleod of Riverview, NB
Judi Byrne of Quispamsis, NB

October 19, 2017
Ruth Brown of Lower Coverdale, NB
Ron Rylott of Oakville, ON
​Rose Pitt of Long Reach, NB

October 18, 2017
Mary White of Corner Brook, NL

October 17, 2017
Susan Messina of Woodbridge, ON

October 15, 2017
Janice Bindon of Calgary, AB

October 13, 2017
Gloria Clarke of Pasadena, NL
Edna Morrison of Ottawa, ON

October 12, 2017
Sandra Morris of Burlington, ON
Christopher Zuercher of Bradford, ON

October 11, 2017
Randy French of Newmarket, ON
Iqbal Rohillah of Milton, ON

October 9, 2017
Jean Sayle of Toronto, ON

October 5, 2017
Anne Marie Coleman of Corner Brock, NL
​Deborah Brock of Richmond Hill, ON

October 4, 2017
Annal Smith of Markham, ON
Alvin Choi of Toronto, On
​Bill Ogle of Whitby, ON
​Chris Cattle of Glen Morris, ON
​Ed Hegge of Red Deer, AB
​Bob MacNeil of Niagara on the Lake, ON
​Viola Pollari of Pickering, ON
​Wilfred Brock of Winnipeg, MN

October 3, 2017
Curtis Scragg of Waterloo, ON
Bev Dreissen of Belleville, ON
Rene van Gendt of Toronto, ON
Jan Drinkill of Elmvale, ON

October 2, 2017
Steven Priebe of Mississauga, ON

October 1, 2017
Steve Parrott of Thornhill, ON
​Amy Fung of Richmond Hill, ON
​Sandra Barber of Brantford, ON
Patrick Chan of Toronto, ON
​Bette Dash of Toronto, ON

September 30, 2017
Magdalena Lopez of Toronto, ON

September 29, 2017
Valerie Robinson of Burlington, ON
​Jill St. Amant of Penetanguishene, ON
​Nancy Liang of Richmond Hill, ON
​Kenneth Yau of Toronto, ON
​Claudette Germain of North York, ON

September 28, 2017
Patricia Quinn of Waterford, ON
​Karen Lang of Scarborough, ON

September 27, 2017
Brenda Fougere of Tusket, NS

September 26, 2017
Gene McCormick of Oshawa, ON

September 25, 2017
Valerie Whaeton of Surrey, BC

September 22, 2017
Maureen Hiltz of Halifax, NS
Janice Pelley of Dartmouth, NS
Donna Wiebe of Lac du Bonnet, MB

September 21, 2017
Karen Kozyra of Beausejour, MB
Rosemary Towers of Winnipeg, MB
Rick Campbell of Whitby, ON
​Elizabeth Pazerniuk of Winnipeg, MB
Donna Martin of Williamswood, NS

September 20, 2017
Frank Granger of New Hamburg, ON
Kathleen Brown of Winnipeg, MB​
Lillian Hoard of Thunder Bay, ON

September 19, 2017
Frank Chaffey of Dartmouth, NS

September 16, 2017
Donald Kinsman of Stratford, ON

September 16, 2017
Jan Forrester of Scarboroughl, ON

September 15, 2017
Annette Gil-Pereira of Richmond Hill, ON
Ann Wallace of Newmarketr, ON
David C. Pearcey of Brackley Beach, PE

September 14, 2017
Lynda Douglas of Brighton, ON
Coreen Brubaker of Kitchener, ON
Joanne Carter of Woodstock, ON

Janie Mukhida of Scarborough, ON
Christine Silvester of Annan, ON