It all started on an occasion when school friends Annie Boyle, Donna Green and Carol Murray gathered together for one of their milestone birthday celebrations, where someone suggested that they invite a few more Clyde River School friends to a future get together.
In 2009, their larger reunion began at Top of the Park and then continued in 2010 at the Dundee and in 2011, 2013 and 2015 at the Charlottetown Hotel.
The group of friends, covering a range of ages, attended Clyde River School anywhere between 1945 and the early 1960s.
Some of their teachers included Rita (Cruwys) MacLean (1944-49), Shirley (MacDonald) Wood (1949-50), Joyce (Nicholson) MacPhee (1950-53), John Trowsdale (1953-54), Kay (MacFadyen) Morrison (1954-55), Ines (Gass) MacDonald (1954-55), Audrey (Frizzell) MacPhee (1955-56), Violet (Gillespie) Frizzell (1955-56), Elsie Hickox (1957-58), Theresa Donahue (1957-58), Winnie MacMillan (1959-60), Ida Deagle (1961-62), Anna MacLennan (1963-64) and Flossie Hyde (1964-66).
“We look forward to our times together. We don’t seem to talk about school days as much as what is going on in each other’s lives and families now,” says Carol Murray. “But I think maybe we will do that for our next get together.”
Editor’s note: I just came across this photo of a Clyde River School class when Joyce (Nicholson) MacPhee was a teacher. I notice a few familiar faces.