Art Norm Leggett: Another great teacher who was an influence. Mrs Gentles is now a world-renowned artist and I think is still active in the Jewish Community. A few years back, I touched base with Mrs. Gentles on the computer and did get to tell her how much she influenced me. She appreciated knowing that.
History Oliver Bertin: Was a very, very good teacher. We didn’t make a fuss about him at the time, but I looked back at the extra courses he gave us in Russian and French history etc and realized that he went far beyond what he needed to do. Leslie Kisner: I also recall the rigor
Vice-Principal Taught chemistry to Inese Akmens and Harold Wright, VP in the 60’s, then became the Principal at Harbord. He had three children who went to Jarvis – Larry, Neil and Elaine. Died some time ago. Oliver Bertin: Ralph Haist ran me in for gambling in the cafeteria. Me: “But sir. I was playing chess
Physical Education, History. Also competed in the Olympics or was a back up. Harold Wright: Was head of boy’s phys ed when I was a student. The cadet corps was called Ed Hill’s army up until he retired. He was a thorn in Mr. Jewel’s side and he did not hide his enmity for the
Science Teacher (1950’s) Father-in-law of Bruce Falls, Zoology Professor at U of T.
Principal Harold Wright: He was definitely in place all the years that I was a student at JCI and was principal in 1965-66 when I came to ask him for advice about how to get into teaching and was hired on the spot in January, 1966. And he was still there when I left for
Latin and Physical Education Oliver Bertin: Real sweetie. No idea what happened to her.
Physics Harold Wright: Left Jarvis to teach in Waterloo closer to his home in New Hamburg. Lives in Waterloo with his wife. Has been suffering from MS for many years. Oliver Bertin: Mr. Mathies used to live in a bungalow on Avenue Road at the end of Oxton Ave. just south of Chaplin Cres. I
Math Ward Strickland: Sadie McRoberts saved my ass! She was the one that taught me to both love and respect math. Oliver Bertin: She was a real character, and a great teacher. Oliver Bertin: You didn’t mess with Sadie. I remember one time she was chasing some bad little boy down the corridor. He ran
History, Guidance Councillor Wrote a history of Jarvis CI called Minerva’s Diary, on sale from Amazon. $43 “Minerva’s Diary: A History of Jarvis Collegiate Institute. (From It’s Beginnings as the District Grammar School of the Town of York in 1807 to the Modern Jarvis Collegiate in the City of Toronto.)” Hardcover – Jan. 1 1979