Does anyone in or from Pembroke remember Chris Sonier (Gordon Christopher Sonier) serving as an altar boy at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church Masses and/or Holy Name school Masses in the mid 80s, specifically 1984-1985? Or, are there any of you who were in Grade 5 at Holy Name Roman Catholic school in those years? If yes, would you please send me an email?
Chris now goes by his first name Gordon, but in those days he was known as Chris. As those who follow the site know, Gordon has come forward as the man who alleges that he was sexually abused by Father Howard Chabot. The charges against Father Chabot were withdrawn on Tuesday past (12 November). According to Gordon one of the big problems for the Crown is that no one remembers him serving as an altar boy. Gordon has no doubt that he was an altar boy. There are without doubt people out there who remember Chris Sonier serving, either at the school or at the Church, or both. Please, if you remember, send me an email, or post a comment.
I have started a page for Father Evtimy Wolinski. Hopefully I will be able to start through the Canadian Catholic Church Directories which I have on hand tomorrow and add what dates I can. Also posted in conjunction with the page are the following articles:
14 November 2013: Woodstock monk is being sued for spousal/child support
02 August 2012: Stairway to Heaven (background on the lighthouse)
Father Wolinski, a monk and member of an order known as the Studite Fathers, is being sued by the mother of his 22 month-old son. The woman is seeking financial support and sole custody of their child.
Enough for now,