Saturday, 20 February 2010

Circular No 433

Newsletter for past alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. 
Caracas, 20 February 2010 No.433
Dear Friends,
Good news on the Dalmatic Fund, the amount collected was sufficient to pay the merchandise.
Dalmatic Fund - Payment in Full
...19 feb 10
From: Nigel P. Boos
Hey, that'll be nice to hear from you. I'm sure that Ladislao will be very happy to get some help with the Circulars.
On 2010-02-19, at 7:12 PM, wrote: 
That's OK Nigel glad to help, I am still experiencing new things and I will write about it for your circulars just give me a little time.
-----Original Message--------------------------------------------.
From: Nigel P. Boos <>
Sent: Fri, Feb 19, 2010 11:04 am 
Thank you for your generous donation of US $200 towards our Dalmatic Fund.
This has put us over the top and I can now pay our bill in full.
I appreciate your help, because without it and the help of so many other Old Boys we could not have raised the money we needed.
May God bless you and yours during this Lenten season.
From: Nigel P. Boos <>
Sent: Fri, Jan 29, 2010 11:20 pm 
Thank you for your very kind offer of help.
This is just wonderful.
Please send your cheque directly to me at the address below.
We have established an account at Royal Bank of Canada, with Hudson McKoy and myself as signatories, and payment of the outstanding balance will be made from this account.
Therefore, if you send your cheque to Lionel, he will still have to send it to me here in Canada.
Once again, thank you.
Nigel P. Boos 
On 2010-01-29, at 7:32 PM, wrote: 
I will help with $200 where do I send the check? is Lionel [Bro. Vincent] still in Florida? I could send the check to him directly.
Tony Vieira 
A Knight of Knowledge.
Glen Mckoy
Monday, April 14, 2008 6:06:40 PM 
Hello/Hola to all
My dear brother Trevor,  (cc.CheChe)
Thank you, so much, for such details, from the Abbey school past, we, the ones, who came, many years after, are always intrigued by your stories. 
I still go back, to past articles you have written, in the Circular. 
You are definitely, one of our best historians, and a true Knight, a source of knowledge.
We must all thank you, for your time,  in preparing, such a precious contribution, for all of us here, to share.  
I am including you, on my personal list, of Old Mount Boys, I pay a lot of respect to, and would like to send you an email or two, once in awhile, if you don't mind.  
Also, I do hope our brother (CheChe) Rafael Echeverria, makes contact with you, as he is working on the Chronicles of the Abbey School Old Boys Private Club.
Take care, Best Regards 
Glen McKoy. 
(Parrot-Troop, proud member since 1968-2008)
From: "Nigel P. Boos" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 4:35 PM 
I've found a picture of you, and I've patched in whatever you've sent me.
You did a nice job.
Thank you. if you wish to change the text, just go back into the file and do your thing. Then save it and email it all back to me when you're ready to do so.
RE: Book MSB
Glen Mckoy
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:11:02 PM 
That sounds like a great idea, with every donation you get a book. 
We have to be able to make contact with the Abbot.
I think Peter is in the process of doing so. 
After the results of this, hopefully we can make a good order of books, I want a book also. 
We are still at ground zero organizational level, but its coming together. 
Best regards my brothers, God Bless.  
Glen McKoy. 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:32:53 PM 
I have just received the Book which I ordered from Father Cuthbert by Email.
The cost of the book is $80.oo TTdollars and postage was $15.00  TT sent by regular mail that took 3 weeks to get here.
The book is very informative and brought back lots of memories.
I think it would be a good idea for most of us to send what we can afford over and above the cost of the book the remaining for the use of the Monastery this is only a small way of helping them without any embarrassment.
Trevor Evelyn
1945 to 1949 
Nigel P. Boos
Monday, May 18, 2009 10:37:34 PM 
Thanks for the info.
I've checked the database that I send out from time to time, and I see there that all of the names you mentioned are indeed listed already.
Deo gratias. 
Arthur Du Boulay has died. 
Leslie D'Ornellas lives in Whitby (Ph: 905-665-5638) but he has no computer. His son, Jason, lives in the same development as myself. 
Claude Watts lives in Orange Beach, Alabama (Ph: 251-979-1946) but he has no computer. He plays lawn tennis with my cousin, Gerard Gioanetti, from time to time. 
Ronnie Lambkin lives in Halifax (Ph: 902-462-2309
There is a Crompton Du Boulay (MSB 51), who lives in St. Lucia, but I have no idea whether he is related to Arthur. 
I have no further info on Hugh Pollonais or Marcel Gomes.
Glen Mckoy
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:38:46 PM 
My Dear Trevor, 
I am touched to hear of what is going on.
We must we let the people who do their job, do their job, but we must live. as we feel, only God knows my brother, what is going on,
I have prayed whatever it is, may God bless all involved with you, in this CT scan, and may all your treatments bring fruitful results, 
I love you my brother, keep on extending your love, to those around you, please don't worry and keep on living, we will have better days. 
May God show you his blessing, starting today.
As you read this email, other brothers are praying for you, right now my friend.
Best regards Glen McKoy.   (please send me your phone number) 
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 16:07:21 -0400 
Thank you for the email re Cancer and asparagus.
It is a pity I did not know about this some time ago would have tried it
This Radium is I hope doing what it is supposed to do, am having a CT scan tomorrow which will give some idea as to what is going on.
Have 26 more treatments to go.
Take care.
Trevor E. 
Invitations to Kitty Marcus and Iris Wilson
...jan 17 2010
From: Nigel P. Boos  
Thanks, Attila.
I guess, then, that I have been incorrectly informed.
But no problem - that's why we communicate, isn't it?
If the whole world would learn to communicate, I maintain, we could solve every problem that exists. 
Anyway, to business - Maria, please note the comments from another Past Student of the Abbey School, and adjust your letter of invitation and any adjunct notes accordingly.
With very best wishes to you both.
Nigel P. Boos 
On 2010-01-16, at 11:06 PM, Attila GYURIS wrote: 
Just a couple of small corrections: (not that it matters much)
Matron Wilson was not the caregiver at the infirmary; she was the seamstress in the dormitories.
Kitty Marcus was not the "science" teacher, Fr. Benedict (Voosh) was that.
Mrs. Marcus was the Forms 3. 4 and 5 CHEMISTRY teacher.
Attila Gyuris
MSB 1964-1969 
From: Nigel P. Boos <>
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010, 2:33 AM 
Dear Maria,
I understand from Deacon Lionel Roberts that you'd like to have the full names of Kitty Marcus and Matron Wilson, both of whom served us well during our time as students at the Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Kitty as a Science Teacher and Matron Wilson as the care-giver at our Infirmary.
I now wish to provide you with the information you requested. here are the names and addresses: 
1. Katherina Kitty Marcus, St. Peter's Home, Mt. St. Benedict, St. Augustine, Tunapuna, Trinidad  
2. Ms. Iris Wilson, Upper St. John's Rd., St. Augustine, Tunapuna, Trinidad 
We, the Old Boys of the Abbey School, would appreciate if a formal invitation could be sent from the Archbishop's Office to these two old ladies, to attend at the February 6th 2010 ordination ceremony of 24 Permanent Deacons in Trinidad, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. We are presenting a gift of a dalmatic to each of the new Deacons, in honour of Kitty Marcus and of the Past Students of the Abbey School, and small memorial tags have been sewn into the inside of each dalmatic, bearing this information.
Kitty Marcus is now 91 years of age and is, I understand, too feeble to attend the ceremony. In fact, she is suffering from a medical condition which would prevent her presence at the Cathedral, and furthermore, I have been told that she would be a serious distraction to the congregation. Therefore, although the invitation should be sent, I seriously doubt that she will / should attend.
Mrs. Wilson, on the other hand, will be able to attend, but she will need help in getting to the Cathedral. I understand that her son, Salah Wilson, a resident of Montreal, Canada, and an Old Boy of the Abbey School will be present in Trinidad, and he has indicated that he intends to attend the ceremony himself. It is reasonable to expect that he should be able to accompany his mother to the Cathedral, so, if Kitty Marcus does not attend, perhaps Mr. Wilson might be able to sit alongside his mother in the space that would have been occupied by Kitty Marcus. In such a case, it would be helpful if two seats can be reserved for Mr. & Mrs. Wilson. I have no idea whether Salah's wife is accompanying him on his current visit to Trinidad, but if she is, I am certain that she would also wish to attend the ceremony at the Cathedral.
Thank you very much for your kind help in this matter.
With very best wishes.
Nigel P. Boos 
P.S. For your information, Ms. Charlotte Julien is the Director of St. Peter's Home, where Kitty Marcus lives. Charlotte may be contacted at (office) 868-662-6218 or (home) 868-645-3595 or (cell) 868-332-6630, should you wish to discuss Kitty's condition at all.
----- Original Message -------------------------------------------------------------------.--
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 3:37 PM 
Yes, Maria.
I am he, don't shoot me for that, please.
Nigel P. Boos 
On 2010-01-08, at 2:43 PM, Archbishop of POS Secretary wrote: 
Dear Mr. Boos,
Thanks for the info.
Will certainly advise when I receive notice of the arrival of the package/s.
By the way, are you the Nigel Boos who conducted the Assumption Choir years ago??
Maria Afong 
----- Original Message -----------------------------------------------------------------
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 12:37 PM 
Dear Ms. Afong,
Please be advised that the dalmatics ordered by Lionel Roberts to be gifted to the 24 new deacons were shipped out of Chicago from the House of Hansen (Gerard Arens 773-736-5858 or 1-800 533-1457) on December 30, 2009 by US Airmail / Priority, with an ETA of 6-10 days.
The Tracking number for this shipment is CP097460197US.
Kindly let me know if / when the shipment has been safely received.
The attached photograph is modelled by a gentleman from the House of Hansen.
Best wishes.
Nigel P. Boos 
Pictures of the newly ordained deacons?
...19 feb 10
From: Nigel P. Boos  
Dear Ms. Afong,
I'm very happy to know that the Ordination ceremony for the 20 new deacons went off well.
Praise be to Jesus Christ!
Would you, by any chance, be able to send me one or two photographs of the new deacons, please?
I want to send out a full report to the Past Students of the Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, who contributed to purchasing the dalmatics, and I would like to include a photograph, for their information.
With very best wishes.
Nigel P. Boos 
Soon we shall include the photo in the Circular, ed.
Ladislao Kertesz, 
So now you have all the exchanges and photos.
48TE0004CLASS1949, Please check out the faces and send in the names.
09GI005JSCOUTBADGE, Courtesy of George Iwaszkiewicz.
48TE0001TEVWST, Trevor Evelyn himself on a white stone.
47TE0001EDIMSB. Construction of the shower stalls.

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