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Date Updated: May 14, 2018



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UPDATES to BMOFGPECOC (Central Ontario Chapter) Quarterly Meeting

May 12, 2018

Please note the following changes for the upcoming COC quarterly meeting in July. 

Date: from July 12th to July 5th (due to IFL's conflict for the 12th)
Assistant Director Quarterly Meetings - John Milne
Director Special Events - Vacant

Thanks Mary for sharing.

BMOFG - Pensioned Employees - Central Ontario Chapter - Spring Quarterly Meeting - April 19th 2018

May 11, 2018

Submitted by: Mary Zito, Chair, BMOFGPECOC

The guest speaker for the Spring Quarterly meeting of the Pensioned Employees Central Ontario Chapter, held on April 19th at the IFL, was Jim Burns of the Viking Wulfthorpe group. This group recently completed re-enactment scenarios at the Royal Ontario Museum Viking Age exhibit.

The group provided a historical perspective by wearing traditional Viking garments and carrying Viking weapons.  To read more on the presentation, please CLICK HERE 

This was a very exciting, captivating, and informative presentation. More information for the group of Viking re-enactors can be obtained at www., or on the Wufthotpe Group FaceBook page. 

The meeting was attended by 32 members. The 50/50 draw winner was Mary Zito, and door prizes of $10 Shoppers Drug Mart were won by JoAnne Peach and Lila Lyons.

Please mark your calendar for the Summer Quarterly meeting which will be held at the IFL on Thursday July 5th.

Thanks Mary for sharing.

Sun Life Health Claim Form Mailing Address Changes 

May 10, 2018

We have been advised that the Canada Post mailing address for submitting Health Claims to Sun Life has changed. A replacement form has now been uploaded to the BMO HR website.The new mailing addresses are located at the bottom of the form on page 2.  You can download the updated form by going to the login page at the MyHR webite at  myHR BMO Portal.  Please Click Here

BMO Nova Centre Branch - Grand Opening

May 10, 2018

To help mark this occasion, you are invited to grand Opening Celebration by participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony, speeches, refreshments, prizes and a tour of a new smart branch.

May 31, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm.
1695 Grafton St. , Halifax, NS

RSVP via emal or call (902) 421-3847 to confirm attendance

Thanks for sharing Blair Hatherley 

Spring Meeting of the BOMPA Okanagan, Thompson & Kootenay Chapter

May 9, 2018

The Spring Meeting of the BOMPA Okanagan, Thompson & Kootenay Chapter is scheduled for Thursday, May 24th, 2018.  It will be held at the Kelowna Springs Golf Club. Tea, coffee and socializing at 10:00AM, followed by the business meeting at 10:30AM.  

The cost for lunch is $15 per attendee. Dues of $10.00 per Pensioner,  or $15.00 for a couple are now due.

Please RSVP by May 18th, to Joan Mathers,

Thanks for sharing Linda Engels


Northern Alberta April 2018 Newsletter

May 7, 2018

The latest BOMPA Northern Alberta Newsletter is now available.

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

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Freeman Clowery - A Tribute to the Late, Former Corporate Archivist, Bank of Montreal

May 2, 2018

by Joan Mesic, Senior Correspondent

On April 11, 2018 Mr. Freeman Clowery, former Corporate Archivist, Bank of Montreal, passed away at the age of 95 in Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), Quebec. Mr. Clowery's obituary was posted on our website in the "In Memoriam" section, April, 2018. Mr. Clowery was a unique individual with a penchant for collecting all kinds of things. His generous donation of his personal collection of the medals of the Governers General of Canada personifies his interest in preserving history through artifacts.  He was well-known and liked in the Sherbrooke area. To read more about Mr. Clowery and his interesting life,  go to the Archives or Click Here

If you have any stories that you would like to share, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at We look forward to hearing from you.


Southern Alberta April 2018 Newsletter

April 22, 2018

The latest BOMPA Southern Alberta Newsletter is now available.

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

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Cyber Pensioners Lorraine Burbage & Heinz Hiob South America 68 Day Cruise

April 20, 2018

Our team member Heinz and his wife Lorraine went on a cruise to South America and the Antarctic in January. It was their best trip ever. The highlights included Machu Picchu, the Galapagos, the Antarctic and the Amazon.

For the description and pictures go to the Photo Gallery or CLICK HERE   

South West Ontario BMO Pensioners Lunch

April 20, 2018

The luncheon was held on Wednesday April 18.

For the complete description and a larger picture of the luncheon, CLICK HERE   

Thanks to Chuck Joynt for sharing. Photography by Ken Summers.

Saskatoon Activities on April 17th Snowstorm Day

April 19, 2018

The only thing to do during a Saskatchewan snowstorm on April 17th was to have a game of mini golf. 

Joan, Colleen and Nancy planned this event for BMO retirees.  25 attended 16 played mini golf with a few holes in one and 9 others joined us for lunch.

Another fun time for the retirees. Thanks to our organizers.

Thanks to Gaylene Burfitt for sharing.

The Stanley Cup Ring and Chris Hayes

April 18, 2018

by Joan Mesic, Senior Correspondent

Harry Quart one of our BMO Cyber Pensioners brought to our attention the newspaper article about Chris Hayes, BMO pensioner, and how "46 years later, Stanley Cup ring arrives in the mail at the Chapeau home of Chris Hayes".  This is a heart-warming, good news story which we know you will enjoy.  I also had a conversation with Chris to chat about some of his BMO career.

To read go to the Archives or Click Here

If you have any stories and would like to share them, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at We look forward to hearing from you.

IMPORTANT UPDATE -BMO Family Day Event Cancellation Notice

April 18, 2018

The following communication from BMO RSA was issued today @ 3:12pm 

Due to the recent ice storm and weather conditions that impacted some facilities and park preparations, Canada’s Wonderland has cancelled this Saturday’s BMO Family Day. We regret that this has happened, and want to make sure that you can make the most of the BMO Family Day admission ticket you purchased. 

To read the full communication, go to the Ticket Offers page. CLICK HERE

IMPORTANT UPDATE - BMO's Family Day at Canada's Wonderland 

April 17, 2018

For the first time in 38 years of BMO’s Family Day at Canada’s Wonderland they need to cancel our event due to the devastation the park has been hit with during the recent ice storm. International Showplace has caved in and the park is just not in any position to host BMO or BNS this weekend.

That said, anyone who have purchased tickets will receive an email that their ticket will be valid any day they choose and if they purchased the BBQ they will be provided with a link to be able to use towards another restaurant in the park.

BMO Retirements and Obituaries

April 12, 2018

The latest retirement and obituaries are now available. See the BMO Publications item on the right. 

To bee or not to bee.  An experiment ...... but is there a sting in this tale?

April 12. 2018

By Dave Harmer, Editor

The last couple of years the decline of the bee population started us thinking about how we could encourage more of these pollinators, and especially Mason bees, into our kitchen garden. Our local mill has all sorts of hives and equipment, but the thought of stumbling around in a bee hazmat suit brandishing a smoker - besides worrying the neighbours - was just not "on"!

This year Mason bees have become the "in thing".  People have been observed leaving garden centres clutching Mason bee houses full of removable nesting tubes. But hold on. It may not be as simple as just putting the houses up. To find out more CLICK HERE.

"If you have any comments regarding this article or perhaps one of your own, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at We look forward to hearing from you."

Calgary South BMO Pensioners Lunch

April 9, 2018

Calgary South pensioners had a luncheon at Deerfoot Inn and Casino on Thursday April 5th.

For more pictures of the luncheon, CLICK HERE   

Thanks to Fred Lamoureux for sharing.


April 6, 2018

We have an updated list for the BMO offers of the 2018 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.

To visit the Ticket Offers web page to purchase the tickets  CLICK HERE

BMO and Curling

April 4, 2018

by Joan Mesic, Senior Correspondent

The genesis of sports can be traced to prehistoric cave paintings depicting pictures of sprinting, wrestling, swimming, archery and more.  Although, curling is not in the top list of the oldest sports in the world, its origins date back approximately 400 years. In the 1800’s the ice game played with stones was developed in Scotland and became a national sport.

Curling is a popular sport of many people including those in the Bank of Montreal going back to 1817 and beyond. Some of BMO shareholders, including Thomas Turner, the first Vice-President of Bank of Montreal, were affiliated with the Royal Montreal Curling Club, the oldest curling club in North America, located in Montreal, founded in 1807.  The club was founded ten years before Bank of Montreal began operations. 

To read more about the history of this sport, please CLICK HERE

If you have any stories about curling and would like to share them, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at We look forward to hearing from you.

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BC Lower Mainland Quarterly Pensioners Lunch - March 21

April 4, 2018

On March 21st thirty six BC Lower Mainland pensioners met at the Arbutus Club for a wonderful lunch and friendly conversation.

Earl and Elsie also shared the results of a recent survey that was sent to the membership relating to the location of our quarterly lunches. Plans are underway to arrange for an additional lunch in the Burnaby/Surrey area. Watch for details coming soon.

The lunch was followed by a presentation from Nurse Next Door, a company offering home care services to assist seniors in staying in their homes. 

For more pictures of the luncheon, CLICK HERE   Thanks to Ron Gillies for sharing.

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 New Members

May 22, 2018
Mervin Hardy of Mundare, AL

May 18, 2018
Susan Samaan of Notre Dame de I'Ile Perrot, QC
Janice Portmann of Weyburn, SK
Nancy Fortune of Dartmouth, NS
Satpal Purhar of Coquitlam, BC

May 13, 2018
Michelle Cowle of Whitby, ON

May 11, 2018
Lori Wilson of Markham, ON

May 7, 2018
Lucie Laniel Guillemette of Toronto, ON

May 3, 2018
Darlyne Cain of Sherwood Park, AB
Olla Wheeler of Kingston, ON
Sylvia Solvberg of Abbotsford, BC

May 1, 2018
Jean-Pierre Viau of St-Jérôme, QC

April 27, 2018
Donna Van Toen of Hamilton, ON

April 25, 2018
Nelly Dunn of Edmonton, AB

April 23, 2018
Wanda Thibodeau of Pender Island, BC
Chris Hayes of Pembroke, ON

April 19, 2018
Gordon Fowler of Port Severn, ON
Barbara Fulford of Cornwall, ON

April 18, 2018
Joan Higgins of Corner Brook, NL

April 17, 2018
Wes Taylor of Red Deer, AB
Denise Maycock of Spruce Grove, AB

April 13, 2018
Elaine Stayura of Edmonton, AB
Gerry Rooney of Toronto, ON

April 10, 2018
Roberta Ouimet of Elgin, QC
Emily Yurchak of Richmond, BC

April 6, 2018
Peter O'Neill of Brooklin, ON

April 4, 2018
Debbie Rae of London, ON

March 29, 2018
Joanne McCulloch of Mississauga, ON

March 28, 2018
Susan O'Neill of Markham, ON

March 27, 2018
Kathy Legere of Dartmouth, NS
Eileen Platt Watson of Chateauguay, QC

March 24, 2018
Patrick Brandle of Sherwood Park, AB

March 18, 2018
Tony Comper of Toronto, ON

March 15, 2018
Doug Law of Ottawa, ON

March 14, 2018
Karen Lancaster of Chateauguay, QC

March 13, 2018
Bryan Adams of Calgary, AB

March 10, 2018
William (Bill) Mabon of Neepawa, MB

March 3, 2018
Hazel Lee of McKinney, TX
Catherine Deblois of Economy, NS

March 1,, 2018
Carolyn Rae Doiron of Charlottetown, PEI

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