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This Site Was Last Updated on Sunday, 21 May 2006

Site Owner - Stephen Smith


Remember Mark Dagenais?


                                                                                                                                     Mark 1971

Mark now


When did you attend at Priory?

   1969 - 71


Who were your most unforgettable teachers?

This would have to be Mrs. Hernould. She Instilled a love of English Literature in her pupils. She was tough, made us do a lot of work, but was very fair as well. She had the additional duty of teaching her son who was in one of my classes, and managed to treat him like the rest of us.

Mrs Hernould


Who were your best friends at Priory?

Peter Sleggs, Fraser Davies, Dan Scharf, Scott Tapson Mark Tanner, Michael Elliot are the people I most associated with.


                                                                                                                               Michael Elliott   Scott Tapson


Who are you in touch with now?

No one at the present time.


 Who would you like to trace if we could?

Peter Sleggs and Dan Scharf



What's the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?

I was a bit too young at the age of 12 to do anything wild. But now that I am rapidly approaching 50, I think I will start!


Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?

Paul Demetrius was the class clown. He had an remarkable gift of theatrics and story telling that was fantastic.

Paul Demetrius


Where do you live and what do you do now?

I live in Chelsea, Quebec, Canada about a 30 minute drive north of the capital city of Ottawa in a country home with access to rivers, lakes, skiing, and canoeing. I work as a sales estimator at Ram Over Head Door Systems in Ottawa selling overhead garage doors.



Tell us about any significant others

My wife Is Anne, My daughter Lia is 9. We adopted Lia from China and I am very proud of them both.

Having the opportunity to attend Priory and other schools abroad, while at a young age, with people from around the world has had a tremendous impact on all of us.  It makes you a Citizen of the World.  This is exemplified in this website and by the intertest it has generated world wide.

Anne and Mark with Lia


What do you think of the Priory site?

Does the Priory School still exist? Current photos of the campus to bring back memories would be great. Well, all I can say is thanks to your leadership which you showed us as a young man, and which you still obviously have working in HR and as a father and husband, it is simply wonderful and gracious and generous that you have taken on this work.  Thank You.



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