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Grades 5,6 and 7, Kelvington School, 1936- This picture was kindly sent to
Bess Blankley by Cliff McCallum of Flin Flon, Manitoba. Isn't it humourous that "William
Lyon McKeznie King Evans" in the fourth row was so endowed with names and how we all
affectionately called him "Blackie"? Hope someone can fill in the missing names, also that
others with school pictures will keep submitting them. A great deal of pleasure and contact
have been made since the first pictures were printed. The above picture is Grades 5, 6 and
7, 1936. Could any of us forget Mr James who guided so many students with his firm R.R.
& R. and his singing skills? Students are: first row (left to right), Henry Raguska, Ted
Scofeld, Elston Blosser, Clifford McCullum, Henry Gowda, Bob Scofield, Robert Gunness,
Lavern Shirley?; second row: Walter Kalisnikoff, (?), Elsie Bates, Julie Titof, Evelyn
Finch ?, Valerie Moore, (?), Lillian Peterson, (?), Irene Finch, Billy Chemko; third row
Henry Guilbault, George Creswell, Eugene Taylor, (?), Sylvia Boris, (?), Beulah Vasper,
Jessie Madarash, Thelma MacGregor, ? Olifky, Mr. James; fourth row: William Lyon
McKenzie King Evans, Ward Laduke, Andrew Templeton ?, Johnnie Chemko, Lyle
Heffren, Bob Templeton ?, Reg Hart, Earl Metcalf, Herb Robinson, Leon Titof, Renee
Gilbault.

Clipping probably from the Kelvington Radio Paper. "Walter Kolesnikoff" is a cousin and "Olifkey" which would be Mary Olifkey whom would be a great Aunt of mine. Submitted by Micheleine


Dear Webmaster:

One of my siblings recently sent me the URL of your page from Kelvington SK, including the picture of the middle school classes of 1936. My mother is Katharine Titof Metlay. She will be turning 92 in 2 weeks and was in the high school in Kelvington in 1936. Her two younger siblings, Leon Titof and Julie Titof are shown in the picture. I showed the picture to my mother and she had a grand time reminiscing. She recognized many names, but had more anecdotes about the families than about the individuals in that picture. She did note that about half the boys in the rear row of the photo were killed in WW II, including her brother, who was a flyer and was shot down over Hanover in 1943.

Mom remembers Fred Olifkey as the school Janitor. The teacher in the picture, Mr. James, was her favorite English teacher. She credits him with inspiring her love of poetry. He was a Welshman and also directed the choir.

My grandfather, David Titof, owned a general store which I think was called Kelvington Supply. Mom says that during the depression the teachers were not payed very regularly and her father would let them have what they needed on credit. He had to close the store in 1939 and move his family to Flin Flon, Manitoba, to work with his brother in law.

If I get any other anecdotes from mom, I'll pass them along.

Leon Metlay
Rochester, NY


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To: kamsackgenweb@yahoo.ca
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005
From: Micheleine
Subject: 1936 Kelvington School



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Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012
Leon Metlay
Subject: E-mail Sask Gen Web Webmaster

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