John Goossens

Profile Updated: January 1, 2010
Where do you live now? St. Thomas, ON Canada
Are you married, single,? Lynda
Do you have children? If so how many. Tell us about them. Leslie(Goossens) Bottrell, 1975 (Doctor in Sydney, Australia, married to Ian Bottrell. They have two More…children Luke and Sean.
J.D. Goossens 1976'Ass't manager Teatro Restaurant .., Calgary AB..married to Jo-Ann Roberston
Jennifer (Goossens) Lovelady 1979 Director of Graphic Design, Thirty-One Gifts, Columbus, Ohio married to Brandon Lovelady have two children Parks and William
Ryan Goossens 1986, graduated from business school and working and living in London, Ontario...single, but looking .......
What do you do for a living? Or are you lucky enough to be retired? Retired school principal, Financial Planning
Yes! Attending Reunion
Do you have any memories of your high school years? Tell us!

One of my fondest memories was playing drums in a rock band that included other NDHS alumni like David Mills whom I haven't seen in many years. We did not make it to the big time, but we had a lot of fun together and that is what it is all about!!

The Saturday night trips to the Belgium Hall in Delhi were some of the best times in the summer months. The bands there were some of the best of their day and the house band ...The Dynamos were a great group and the regular Saturday night house band for the entire summer months!! I still see Roy Esbaugh who was a member of that band on a weekly basis as he lives in St. Thomas as well.
The regular teen dances that were held at the Legion Hall in Norwich were also a great time, most of the time the girls were lined up on one side of the hall and the boys on the other side....everyone was scouting for their next dance!!

Are you looking forward to the reunion?

Great to see that NDHS is planning a reunion in 2010!! The last reunion was a great opportunity to see people that I had not seen in many years. the other day, I ran into Tim Body in St. Thomas after nearly 40 years!!!
It will be good to see some of the former Norwichians....e.g. Doug Boswell, Tim Body, Brian Penny, Gordy Harrison, Mary Kay Bowman, just to name a few....
Hope the turnout is great!!!
Thanks to Diane Tokarz (Michiels) for all her hard work and efforts towards this reunion!! A great way to stay in touch with former classmates,etc...!!

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Jan 21, 2015 at 6:09 AM

Even though I do not use this website as much anymore, it should be kept from being cancelled as it serves a useful purpose for many of the former NDHS students........

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Posted on: Oct 07, 2014 at 10:20 AM

my wife "nicky" and i during a weekend near bobcaygeon(2009)
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Aug 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Hi Doug: We are in Toronto today with our family and wanted to wish you a happy birthday!!! If you are in the St. Thomas area, please stop by...Tim Body is also living in St. Thomas as well......

Send me your address sometime and we will try to spend a day together with the family!!!

John and Lynda Goossens
121 Forest Avenue
St. Thomas, Ontario

John Goossens posted a message.
Mar 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Diane You are doing a great job on this….all the research, planning,etc….too bad that NDHS is closed, but onward and upward….

I like the quote from John Lennon… true!!!!