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South Western Ontario BMO Pensioners April 15th 2019 Luncheon

April 16, 2019

There are pictures from the final lunch of the season for Southwestern Ontario.  It was held at the Arden Park Hotel (Best Western ) in Stratford April 15th and we had one of the best turnouts of the year.  The fellowship was great and the food was plentiful and excellent.

We will begin again in the fall so take care and have a great summer everybody.

Thanks again to Ken Summers and his photo wizardry.  He always manages to get great photos for us.

To see all the pictures, please go to the Photo Gallery.

Information provided by Chuck Joynt and Ken Summers

In Memoriam – Burton McConnell

April 16, 2019

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Burt McConnell. Burt was our Regional Representative for the Eastern Townships in Quebec and contributed to the success of the CyberPensioners. He was a supportive colleague of many in the Bank across the country and for some of us a very special friend. He will be sorely missed.

Click the button to read more.  In Memoriam – Burton McConnell

BMO Cyber Pensioners Team




April 10, 2019

We are pleased to announce the BMO offers for the 2019 Toronto Blue Jays home games. 

There are a limited Number of tickets available through this offer, so it is on a first come basis. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO SELL OUT QUICKLY

Sunday May 12th, 1:07 pm vs. Chicago White Sox 

Saturday May 25th, 3:07 pm vs. San Diego Padres 

Friday July 5th, 7:07 pm vs. Baltimore Orioles 

Friday  Aug  9th,7:07 pm vs. New York Yankees

Sunday Sept  15th  1:07 pm vs. New York Yankees 

Order Deadline for the tickets is Wednesday May 1st 


Visit the TICKET OFFERS page to purchase tickets.


BOMPA Okanagan, Thompson & Kootenay Chapter - Next meeting - May 2nd

April 7, 2019

Spring is here and it is time to catch up!

The Spring Meeting and Luncheon of the BOMPA Okanagan, Thompson & Kootenay Chapter will take place on Thursday May 2, 2019 at the Kelowna Springs Golf Club:

480 Penno Road, Kelowna, BC


Turn right on Old Vernon Road at Reids Corner (If approaching from the north turn left). Turn left on Acland Road then right on Penno Road and follow to the end.


  10:30 am – Coffee and Tea – pay dues and mix and mingle
  11 am – Business Meeting
  11:30 am – Guest Speaker – Crime Prevention 

Dues are due for 2019 at $10.00 per pensioner or $15.00 for a couple.

Lunch costs – Attendees are requested to contribute $15.00 each to defray the cost of lunch.

Bring your loonies and toonies for the 50/50 draw.

RSVP by April 18, 2019 to Helen Christophersen (

Thanks to Marianne Eveshuk for the information.


BMO Okanagan Christmas Luncheon 2018

April 4, 2018

The Annual BMO Bank of Montreal Pensioned Employee Luncheon was held on Friday November 20th, 2018 at the Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna, BC. The event was well attended, with around 100 pensioners catching up with friends and colleagues, sharing a few laughs and enjoying a delicious lunch.

MC was Steven Jensen – Regional VP Business Banking BC Interior, Vancouver Island

Dave Murison – retiree gave the Toast to the Pensioners and Absent Friends

Grace – Betty Gaudet – retiree

BOMPA address – Marianne Evashuk, President Okanagan

Photos by Denis Knox, Marianne Evashuk, Linda Engels.

Please go to the PHOTO GALLERY to see all the pictures.

Thanks to Marianne Evashuk for sharing.


BC Lower Mainland Spring Luncheon

April 3, 2019

You are invited - RSVP




PHONE ELSIE AT 604-278-9278 ( or EARL AT 604-574-1621 (

Address: Samz Pub, 2342 Elgin Ave, Port Coquitlam (Lots of parking across the street)

Thanks Ron Gillies for the information.


Associate Registrar Vacancy

March 27, 2019


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South West Ontario BMO Pensioners Luncheon March 12, 2019

March 13, 2019

On Tuesday March 12th/19 ,20 members of the group met at the Best Western Hotel in Brantford Ontario for it's 4th winter monthly lunch date. It was a nice sunny day to travel with a hint of spring in the air.

The location is closer to the Hamilton/Burlington area and we got a great representation from that area.

The restaurant offers an excellent buffet and all in attendance had an enjoyable lunch and a good time reminiscing with each other.

A special thank you to Ken Summers for his photography wizardry and for compiling the photos and names.

Jim Martin stepped in as emcee for Chuck Joynt, the SW Ontario Cyberpensioner's representative who luckily is spending some vacation time in southeast Florida.

Please go to the Photo Gallery to view the photos.

Thanks to Ken Summers for sharing.



March 12, 2019

The Toronto Mixed Slo Pitch season will begin in late May, 2019.

Slo Pitch is similar to baseball, except that your own team mate pitches the ball to you. Teams should have approximately 15 players to allow for absences.

Pensioners are welcome to participate.

For more information and Registration information, see the Events Section.

Thanks to Shelley Dolan and Dave Pennington for the information.


BMOFGPECOC Central Ontario Chapter - April 2019 Quarterly Meeting - Update

March 11, 2019


Our next COC Quarterly Meeting will still be held on Thursday April 18th, at the IFL, however their has been a change of guest speaker. Unfortunately, our original speaker, Mr. Jode Roberts is unable to attend 
Our new guest speaker will be Mr. Robert Manning. In the summer of 2017, Tottenham resident Robert Manning endured a five month trek up the continental divide of the Americas (Mexico to Alberta), and has two pairs of torn hiking shoes to prove it. Robert will describe how he accomplished this daunting 5500 kilometre trek.....he stated "The hardest part of the hike was to just keep going".
A significant achievement by a special person.

CLICK HERE  for more information.

Thanks Gabby Winterstein, (Chair BMOFGPE Central Ontario Chapter) for sharing.


TFC Tickets Discounted Offer

March 11, 2019

Get up to 25%* off the following Toronto FC matches:



For additional information, see Ticket Offers.

 *Discount percentage calculated off on single ticket price + any eligible service fees.


2019 BC Lower Mainland Pensioner’s Golf Tournament

March 5, 2019

altLocation:  Country Meadows Golf Course, 8400 No. 6 Road, Richmond, BC
Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Time: Golf – Tee times starting at 1pm, Dinner – After golf
Cost (approx.):  Dinner and Golf - $65/person, Dinner or Golf only - $35/person

January is over and we are all, no doubt, starting to look forward to those long sunny days and it is a good time to get a head start and register early for our annual Golf “Tournament” for pensioners and friends.  The Texas Scramble format will be used again this year and you may enter as one, two, three players or as a foursome.

To read more about this event and register, CLICK HERE

Thanks Ron Gillies for sharing.


BC Lower Mainland February 2019 Newsletter

March 5, 2019

altThe latest BC Lower Mainland Newsletter is now available.

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

Thanks to Ron Gillies for sharing.



BMO Family Day at Canada Wonderland - April 27, 2019

February 27, 2019

altBank of Montreal Family Day at Canada Wonderland is on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Purchase the tickets and enjoy your day.   

CLICK HERE to go to the "Ticket Offers" to purchase the tickets.


Thanks Shelley Dolan for sharing.




Letter from the Editor

February 6, 2019

altLetters to the Editor, articles, photos, stories and reports from our members have been an integral feature of our website over the years often stimulating feedback and follow-up responses.

Quite naturally not everyone is comfortable with writing something for publication. But we do want to encourage our members to write to us so we thought it might be helpful to briefly look at the type of submissions that seem to strike a cord with our membership.

The most popular theme would be memories of life in the bank. Stories about guns in branches easily tops the list. Articles, stories or old photographs reminding us of past major events or launches of departments, programs and products, reorganizations, memorabilia or social events likewise have created interest. These have often been told with humour, sometimes of the "believe it or not" variety and clearly lasting memories.

Photographs and reports of recent formal and informal lunches, both large and small have been increasing lately and seem to be especially popular.

Should you require assistance or advice either contemplating or structuring a submission, Joan Mesic, our Senior Correspondent is more than willing to help. We have a number of suggestions for topics including: life as a consultant after retirement, moving with the bank, vault stories, branch renovations, the old cafeterias, dealing with difficult customers or a personal story. If you have ideas for articles or stories that you think would capture the attention of our members, please contact us at

By the way banking trivia questions for our membership would also be welcome, but only if you know the answer!

So let me kick it off with two quick questions that just might be familiar to those who worked in the bank during the 1970's.

1) Can anyone tell us the name of the security guard who, regardless of whether or not he knew them, very conscientiously checked the identity of anyone trying to gain entry to the old OSVP offices at 50 King Street West in Toronto, sometimes several times a day?

2) Which executive had a suit of armour in his office?

Dave Harmer


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April 20, 2019
Norman Kairns of Chateauguay, QC

April 15, 2019
Gail Oman of Burlington, ON

April 11, 2019
Martin Doyle of Gravenhurst, ON

April 9, 2019
Deborah Morris of Midland, ON
Elizabeth Kiss of Toronto, ON

April 5, 2019
Ken Bellamy of Listowel, ON

April 2, 2019
Penny Hazi of Burlington, ON

April 1, 2019
Sherry Wilson of Toronto, ON
Pamela Kendall of Kingston, ON

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March 28, 2019
Stephen Chan of Markham, ON

March 27, 2019
Michael Hickey of Oshawa, ON

March 27, 2019
Margaret Annette Wuis of Peterborough, ON

March 19, 2019
Jesse Mastromatteo of Thornhill, ON
Pat Jang of Vancouver, BC

March 9, 2019
Lyle Murray of Keswick, ON

March 5, 2019
Eileen Currie of Delta, BC

February 28, 2019
Art Eckford of Cornwall, ON

February 25, 2019
Gloria Stevens-Goring of Calgary, AB

February 23, 2019
Brenda L. Holness of Vancouver, BC

February 21, 2019
Graham Mayhew of Surrey, BC

February 19, 2019
Ken Wiess of Souris, MB

February 16, 2019
Marcia Eady of Thornhill, ON

February 14, 2019
Heather Steele of New Glasgow, NS

February 8, 2019
Dolores Dowler (Stevens) of Victoria, BC

February 6, 2019
Jo-Anne Green of Thornhill, ON

February 4, 2019
Balginder Dhaliwal of Brampton, ON

February 3, 2019
Rose Vitale of Woodbridge, ON

February 1, 2019
Don Fredenburg of East Amherst, NS

January 30, 2019
Susan Fawcett of Brantford, ON

January 29, 2019
Margaret Sturgess (formerly Forster) of Mississauga, ON
George Sturgess of Mississauga, ON

January 28, 2019
Jane Heacock of Whitby, ON

January 25, 2019
Mary Rivett of Goderich, ON

January 22, 2019
John Jaques of Bobcaygeon, ON

January 21, 2019
Linda Labrie of Newmarket, ON

January 19, 2019
Cornelia Daniels of Collingwood, ON

January 16, 2019
Gail Lee of Portkand, ON

January 15, 2019
Susan Oakes of Ste-rose Laval, QB

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