Dec 8, 2017

Hilary De Cambra R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the sudden death of Saints alumnus (1948-1953) Hilary DeCambra on Saturday 2 December, 2017, at his home in Brampton, Ontario.  Hilary was a past member of the Toronto Association Executive Committee during which time he acted as the Editor of the Association’s newsletter.

He leaves behind his older sister Clare and his younger brother Dennis (aka Bushy) who is also a Saints Alumnus (1951-1957) living in the Don Mills area of Toronto, Ontario.

The funeral arrangements for Hilary DeCambra are as follows:

The viewing will be on Wed. 13 December from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main St. S., Brampton, ON L6W 2C5, phone 905-451-2124.

There will be a funeral Mass on Thur. 14 December at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 940 N. Park Dr., Brampton, ON L6S 3L5, phone 905-793-8030, followed by a private burial (immediate family only) at the Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga.

From Arthur Veerasammy

I came to know Hilary DeCambra when I joined the Toronto chapter of the St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association. In spite of his sometimes radical thinking and general approach to life, we hit it off so to speak. Our mutual love of photography and learning about the ins and outs of computer software, we became fast friends. His love of the homeland and his writings on the same topic included other friends such as Godfrey Chin and Ken Corsbie.

Hilary shared many of his writings including poetry and photographs (including postcards) of life in Guyana and later Canada. I must admit that I have no knowledge if any of his writings or poetry were ever published but I do know that he contributed in a meaningful way to Godfrey Chin's Nostalgias.

I am pleased to share here today two pieces of his - a poem 'Shifting Sans and Seawall' and a historical piece 'The Grand Old Lady of Classic Brass'. Enjoy!

Sep 4, 2017

Congratulations to Saints Head Prefect Cleon Bovell

Cleon Bovell
1799 Central Amelia’s Ward,
Mackenzie, Linden, Guyana.

3rd September, 2017

Seeking Support to Pursue a Career in Medicine
My name is Cleon Bovell. I am the first of three children and was born on the 11th November, 1998 in Linden, Guyana. I did my Primary education in Linden at the Watooka Day Primary School. After writing the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) in 2010, I was awarded a place at St. Stanislaus College (SSC). My studies at SSC were completed in July 2017 after seven memorable years with the distinction of being the first CAPE student from SSC to have obtained 10 Grade I’s in the Science subjects. The table below shows all of my CSEC and CAPE grades.


I am extremely proud of my achievements and am hoping that I would be considered for the award of a scholarship which would allow me to realise my dreams of pursuing medical studies to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
I have so far enrolled to do first year Biology at the University of Guyana and am hoping to obtain a transfer to their medical program at the earliest opportunity.
In addition to achieving good grades, I enjoyed being involved in other extra-curricular activities which included cricket and athletics, as well as participation in club related activities such as those concerned particularly with science and the environment. This has made me to be a well rounded individual and led to my appointment as Head Prefect of the College prior to my graduation.
My main ambition is to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon and to be one of the best in this field. It is my intention and firm commitment to return to Guyana upon graduation and later specialisation to assist in enhancing our medical capabilities locally.
It is my dream that after building my reputation to being among the best cardiothoracic surgeons in this part of the world, most of the Caribbean citizens would then prefer to travel to Guyana for treatment rather than travelling to the developed world where they would incur far greater cost.
My vision of giving back to my country is to establish a speciality research and teaching hospital through which I can offer my services internationally. As Guyana’s energy resources allows it to take greater advantage of the Digital Revolution, I am convinced that I can both serve my country at the local level while fully participating internationally in the latest research developments.
Attached please find copies of my official academic achievements up to date.


Cleon Bovell