The Great Ghost Virtual Student Council

 As a way of recognizing alumni contributors to this project, we have named them to our honourary virtual  Student Council. The people below have contributed time and material, and they have our thanks and now, this one-of-a-kind honour.


and Now...
Bill Falconer

(Grade 12)

Bill is a retired accountant who spent most of his career with the Gillette Company. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Berklee College of Music, plays piano in the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, collects CDs and writes reviews. He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife Nina (WHHS '47). They have two children, Steve and Heather, and four grandchildren.  
Pat (Marsh) Grafton

WHHS '46

Pat passed away peacefully after a long illness on August 30, 2017. Wife of Geoffrey Grafton and a lifelong sports fan, she founded the Wentworth CC Junior Curling program and was President of the Wentworth CC Day Ladies. As a young widow, she forged a new career at McGill University's Faculty of Education 
Pat with granddaughters.
Don Macquisten

WHHS '45

After high school, Don went to work for Crane Limited in Montreal and had a 46 year career with that company.  He was transferred from Montreal to Edmonton in 1950. After appointments in Vancouver and Calgary,he returned to Edmonton in 1964.,where he  retired in 1991. Don was an enthusiastic golfer until a heart attack in 2002 slowed him down.He has 3 children and 8 grandkids, who all live in B.C.He says " the years at WHHS were some of the best of my life ---wonderful memories and wonderful friends " An early supporter of this project, he supplied the yearbooks for 1941 through 1945. Don passed away on February 5 2013 at the age of 85.

Bonnie and Don Macquisten
Keith Clark

MHS '59

After graduating from Sir George Williams University, Keith moved to Ontario and worked 36 years as an educator, mostly in the Burlington ON area. Keith retired from the Halton District School Board in 2000 having been the Mathematics, Science and Technology Program Leader for the last few years of his career. He remains active in education in a consultative role. He has three children and four grandchildren. Keith currently lives with his wife Judith in Hamilton ON. He enjoys working on his model railroad, cooking, and learning to sail.
Peter Bolton

MHS '61
After dabbling in several unfulfilling jobs, Peter considered the collection of teachers in his family and decided to try his hand at the profession.  A year at Ottawa Teachers' College (1965-'66) led  to a position in the junior grades at Sir John Johnson PS in Cornwall, where he worked with amazing kids.  In 1968 Barbara Kyle (WHHS 1966) was daft enough to marry him and give up the city life, settling in his ancestral home of Port  Hope, where they raised two daughters, Cinnamon and Jessica.  He retired  from teaching special education in 1998 and he and Barbara have devoted the intervening years to family, friends, travel, genealogy and volunteer work - most notably at the Capitol, Canada's only operational atmospheric theatre.  Life has been grand!
Bruce McLachlan

WHHS '52
After West Hill, Bruce went on to McGill and graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree.  After working with Ontario Hydro for 18 months, he decided to satisfy his wanderlust and worked in New Zealand  for 6 months, then continued around the world with a backpack and sleeping bag, and rejoined Ontario Hydro in 1961. He worked in a variety of technical and supervisory positions in Windsor, London, and Orangeville, and retired from Hydro in 1993. Married, with three daughters and five grandchildren, he now lives in Kingston Ont.  For fun, he plays tenor banjo in two Dixieland bands. He enjoyed his years at West Hill tremendously, and is very pleased to have been able to contribute to this much-appreciated website
Bruce McLachlan, Andy Allerton,, Bill Buckberrough,
Bob Trotter and Grant Peterson. All members of the 1952 City Champion WHHS senior football team
Larry Maler

MHS '73

I was born in Montreal in 1956.  The elementary schools I attended were Alfred Joyce School, Guy Drummond School, and Sir Arthur Currie School.  I attended Monklands High School from 1969 to 1973, and was on the Monklands 1973 “Reach For the Top” team. After graduating from Monklands, I went on to CEGEP Vanier (Snowdon Campus) and Concordia University, where I earned a B.Sc. and M.SC. in Mathematics.  I was an instructor teaching mathematics as at Concordia University and University of Ottawa, before embarking on a career in software. Since 1990, I have been working as a software engineer in the area of virtual environment software for flight simulation and training.  In 1997, I married Ingrid Bucherer and we moved to Tampa, Florida.  In 2006 we became U.S. citizens. I am currently working for CAE USA in Tampa.