Jun 5, 2017

J.O..F Haynes Debating Competition 2017

(  Congratulations are extended to the following Grade ten students who have
participated in the JOF Haynes Memorial Inter School’s Debating Competition, 2017.
(a)  Tyriq Scott                1st and Best Speaker
(b)  Phylicia James          2nd Speaker
(c)  Marlisa Osborne       3rd Speaker

Our debating team was victorious in the first four rounds of the competition.
Saints drew the buy (had a free pass) for Round 5. The team would be up for the final round sometime in June, 2017.
Note: Date, Moot and School not available as yet.

To the staff of the English Department, the College Administration extends ‘Thank You’ on our students continuous outstanding performance at the debates and every success in the final round.

Of Interest

Jun 1, 2017

David Menezes R. I. P.

It is with great sadness that I received the news of the death of Alumnus (50-57) DAVID MENEZES in England.  David was not just a classmate but also was a personal and close friend whom I knew even while he was still attending Sacred Heart (Main St.) Primary School even though I was attending St. Mary’s (Brickdam) Primary School at the same time.  David and I moved through Saints together in the same Form, and we were privileged to be in the first 6th Form class to receive 6th Form science at Saints, starting in September 1955.
Below is a photo of the first 6th Form Science class, with the names and the last known locations of those in the photo.

Front Row (L to R):
John Sparrock (U.S.A.), Fr. Herbert Feeney (dec., Guyana), John Choy (Guyana)
Back Row (L to R):
Cosmos Searwar (dec., Guyana), David Menezes (dec., England), Michael Camacho (Trinidad),
Steven De Castro (Brazil), Bunty Phillips (Canada)
David suffered from the dreadful Alzheimer’s disease over the last year or so, and died on Wednesday 24th May.  He was one of five brothers who all attended Saints – Gilbert, David (dec.), Douglas (dec.), Christopher, and Terence – and all of whom (except for David) live (lived) in the Greater Toronto Area.  He also leaves behind his wife, Davina, and two daughters.
On behalf of the Alumni of St. Stanislaus College, I wish to offer his family our deepest and sincerest sympathies on their loss.  I would also ask that you keep David and all those whom he has left behind in your prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Requiescat in pace.
Bunty Phillips

May 22, 2017

Camille Claire De Castro R.I.P.

It is with much regret and great sadness that the St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto announces the passing of Camille De Castro, beloved wife of Alumnus Rupert De Castro, Founding Member and Past President of the Toronto Alumni Association.

Below is the obituary and funeral arrangements.


De Castro, Camille Claire
Passed away peacefully on May 18, 2017, at the age of 70 at Shepherd Lodge. Camille will be missed by her husband of 50 years, Rupert De Castro, and her siblings Paula, Joan Marie, Rosemarie, John, Patrick, Donna, Marietta, Manuella, Christopher, and Christine.

Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday May 23, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ogden Funeral Home,  4164 Sheppard Ave (East of Kennedy), Agincourt.

Reception after the service, followed by entombment at Forest Lawn Mausoleum.

Donations made to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.

On behalf of all the Alumni of St. Stanislaus College, we offer our deepest and sincerest sympathies to Rupert and to his and Camille’s families.  We ask all to keep them in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant to her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine on her.

Requiescat in pace.

May 15, 2017

Raymond Anthony Martins R.I P.


On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in his 78th year, our beloved father and grand-dad passed away at Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, ON after many years battling with cancer.

Raymond was the loving father of Dwayne (Mary-Jane) and Nicholas (Karen).  Much loved grand-dad to Megan (Adam), Daniel, Matthew, Kylie and Noah.  Raymond is survived by his mother Dorothea Ona Mendonca and predeceased by his step-father Joseph Mendonca and by his father and step-mother, Gerald and Leila Martins. Loving brother of the late Patricia McConnell (the late Richard), Gerry (Junior) Martins (Yvonne), Mary Roberts (Stewart) and Fiona Willison (David).  Also, survived by his former wife Jacqui Martins.

Raymond was born in October 1939 and raised in Georgetown, British Guyana.  He spent many years working for Barclays Bank throughout the Caribbean, which took him to Belize where his son Dwayne was born and Monserrat where his son Nicholas was born.  After a stay in Barbados, the young family immigrated to Canada in May 1972 settling in Brampton, ON. Raymond joined Scotiabank where he had numerous managerial roles over the course of his career. In later years, Raymond relocated to Burlington to be closer to his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them on a regular basis.

Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 12 p.m., followed by a celebration of Raymond's life in the Chapel at 1 p.m. and reception.  If desired, donations in Raymond's memory can be made to Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, ON or to any branch of the Canadian Cancer Society.