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Central Newfoundland Pensioners’ Luncheon - September 13th, 2018

September 22, 2018

The Central NL Pensioners’ Luncheon was hosted by Dean Holloway the Regions’ Vice President NL and held at the Corduroy Brook Nature Centre, Grand Falls, Windsor. Jeannette Kennedy, Br. Mgr, Grand Falls-Windsor provided pictures from the event and these have been posted on the Photo Gallery page.

Thanks Evelyn Parsons for sharing.



Western Newfoundland Pensioners’ Luncheon - September 12th, 2018

September 22, 2018

The Western NL Pensioners’ Luncheon was hosted by Dean Holloway the Regions’ Vice President NL and held at the Greenwood Inn & Suites, Corner Brook. Carla Neilson, FSM Corner Brook provided pictures from the event and these have been posted on the Photo Gallery page.

Thanks Evelyn Parsons for sharing.


Mainland Nova Scotia Pensioner’s Luncheon - September 18th, 2018

September 19, 2018

This years luncheon was held at the new Halifax Convention Centre and was attended by nearly 100 pensioners.

For more pictures and a complete description, go to the Photo Gallery

Thanks Blair Hatherley for sharing.


BMO Pensioned Employees Luncheon in London - September 11, 2018

September 14, 2018

The luncheon was well attended and people had a good time.  More photos (and we have a lot for you !!) available in our Google Photo album.

Enjoy ! Click Here

Thanks Chuck Joynt and Jas Martin for sharing



Major Membership Milestone Reached

September 13, 2018

We have just added Larry Moore of Sarnia, Ontario to our membership, bringing us to milestone number 3,000.

Congratulations Larry.



Letter to the Editor - regarding our story, “Bank of Montreal’s CP Hotel Branches - Flashback”

September 10, 2018

Doug Murray wrote to us recently and we are pleased to share his letter with you regarding our story, “Bank of Montreal’s CP Hotel Branches - Flashback”.

“As a former Manager at the Chateau Frontenac Branch, Quebec City in the mid-sixties, I noted your article with great interest. It was doubly interesting when I saw my name on one of the attached advertising brochures! It was a very interesting assignment and I had the opportunity to meet renowned business people and dignitaries on a regular basis. It was indeed an important link to the bank’s overall marketing customer relations endeavours. The hotel branches were indicative of the special and close relationship with Canadian Pacific and the bank.”   Doug Murray


Vancouver Ticket Offers

September 8, 2018

BMO employees and pensioners have access to special ticket pricing for the following venues:

     ► The Polygon Gallery
     ►The Vancouver Art Gallery
     ► The Arts Club Theatre Company
     ► The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

For details, refer to the Ticket Offers page in the Member Area of this website. 


Letter to the Editor 

September 7, 2018

John Brownwell, Parksville, British Columbia took us up on our request for more anecdotes regarding Brian Tokaruk's long career in BMO and recent retirement. We are pleased to share John’s letter and comments with you regarding our story,  “Half a Century and Some - A Tribute to Brian Tokaruk’s BMO Retirement”.


“I read with interest the comments made by some of the people Brian worked with over the years. I hope you can find a way to add my comments to those already published.

I noticed Brian had joined BMO Cyber Pensioners website just a few days ago and I wondered where he had been all these years. I have been retired for some 22 years so find myself a little out of the loop. I was surprised to hear Brian had been working all these years, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized this was still the Brian I first met so many years ago.”        CLICK to read more.


Invitation: BMOFG Pensioned Employees - Central Ontario Chapter - Fall Quarterly Meeting & AGM - Thursday October 11th, 2018

September 3, 2018

The next COC Quarterly Meeting and combined Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday October 11th at 1:00 PM at the IFL.

We will be joined by our guest speaker Mr. Dave Patterson, "The 1492Guy". Dave is ‘the1492Guy’, professional speaker and international author. Dave reaches audiences across North America with his mix of passion, fun, practical communication, positivity, and understanding. Many wide-eyed attendees to Dave’s presentations have gotten lost in the long intriguing collection of Western Hemisphere accomplishments, innovations and inventions – all of them having occurred prior to 1492 European contact.  This presentation is a "Don't Miss!".

We hope to see you on October 11th. The meeting agenda is attached. Click Here

Sent by Mary Zito, Chair, BMOFG Pensioned Employees Central Ontario Chapter


Half a Century and Some - A Tribute to Brian Tokaruk’s BMO Retirement

August 31, 2018

Brian Tokaruk, who worked in SAMU, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan retired from BMO on July 31, 2018 after half a century and some of dedicated service.  His friends and colleagues wanted to celebrate the occasion by paying him a tribute which is also a bit of a roast; all in good taste.  We hope it will give you a chuckle.

 Click to read the article.

"If you have any comments regarding this story or perhaps one of your own, or would like to send us your comments about Brian Tokaruk’s retirement, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at We look forward to hearing from you." 

Letter to the Editor - Bank of Montreal's CP Hotel Branches

August 27, 2018

Betty Geisinger, wrote us recently and we are pleased to share her letter with you regarding our article, “Bank of Montreal’s CP Hotel Branches - Flashback”.

I found this Facebook post quite interesting as my husband (John Geisinger) worked at Hotel Vancouver branch 1968/69 (I'm pretty sure those were the years.) He found he ran into such interesting people, many well known.  He certainly took those memories with him.”

Betty Geisinger (retired in 2005)

 Click to read the article.

“Material and images are the property of BMO Financial Group's Corporate Archives. No part of the material or photographs may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the Corporate Archives."

If you have memories of the BMO’s history and would like to share them, please drop us a line at BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at We look forward to hearing from you.


BOMPA BC Lower Mainland Newsletter - July 2018

August 23, 2018

The latest BOMPA BC Lower Mainland Newsletter is now available. 

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

Association Newsletters

Thanks to Ron Gillies for the information.


Help Wanted - Central Ontario Chapter Pensioned Employees

August 23, 2018

The following executive positions will be vacant as of the October 2018 Annual General Meeting (Oct 11TH, 2018).

  • Chairman - duties include maintaining the integrity of the organization, organizing and running the executive planning meetings, the quarterly meetings, and the annual general meeting
  • Secretary & Assistant Secretary – duties include maintaining and distributing minutes of all meetings, responsibility for door prizes, and for sending communications to members
  • Director & Assistant Director Social Events – duties include organizing one yearly social event in addition to organizing a December holiday luncheon (Dec 2018 luncheon planning already underway)

If you would like to volunteer for one of these positions, please reply to No experience is required.   


RSA Toronto Touch Football Signup

August 16, 2018


The Toronto Touch Football League season begins on Sunday September 9th.

 Games will be played on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., unless otherwise scheduled by the teams. 

See Ticket Offers for details on how to join.   



Nova Scotia Pensioner’s Luncheons

August 15, 2018

Please mark your calendar:

The Halifax luncheon will be held on Tuesday September 18 at the Halifax Convention Centre.

The Cape Breton luncheon will be held on Thursday September 25 at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.

Thanks Blair Hatherley for sharing.



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 New Members

September 24, 2018
Wendy Taylor of Quispamsis, NB
Deborah Hiltz of Auburndale, NS
Ken Smith of Dartmouth, NS

September 22, 2018
John Graham of Mississaugauga, ON
Mary Stire of Unionville, ON
Rick Donald of Winnipeg, MB

September 20, 2018
Sharon Walder of Toronto, ON

September 19, 2018
Judith Smith of Dartmouth, NS
David Kirkwood of Morrisburg, ON
James Harriman of Rothesay, NB

September 18, 2018
Pasqualina (Lina) Filancia of Burnley, BC
Anne M. Brown of Newmarket, ON

September 15, 2018
Brian Smith of Orleans, ON

September 13, 2018
Shirley Burtenshaw of Amherstview, ON
Larry Moore of Sarnia, ON

September 12, 2018
Deb Gemmell of Victoria, BC
Michael Perreault of Rockland, ON
Rosina Turco of Mississauga, ON

September 8, 2018
Lilianne Marie Cormier of Dieppe, NB
Terry Conlan of Delta, BC

September 5, 2018
Robin Harper of Aurora, ON
Suzanne Weatherell of Missasauga, ON

September 3, 2018
Elsie Wilson of Cambridge, ON

August 28, 2018
Yousif Jaurji of Oakville, ON
Cathy Walker of London, ON

August 23, 2018
Robin Jackman of Oakville, ON

August 17, 2018
Pravin Soni of Toronto, ON

August 16, 2018
Debbie Leonard of Brossard, QC

August 15, 2018
Brian Tokaruk of Saskatoon, SK

August 13, 2018
John Morelli of Sooke, BC

August 9, 2018
Philip Wilson of Burlington, ON

August 6, 2018
Katherine Hayter of Maple ridge, BC
Hazel MacLean of Selwyn, ON
Vincent Peplinskie of Barry's Bay, ON

August 2, 2018
John Krstevski of Toronto, ON
David Rochon of Burnstown, ON

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