CORNWALL, Ont. – Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. It’s the creed of the U.S. Postal Service but it could also be used to describe Cornwall’s school crossing guards. One of them is Rose Durley. She’s been helping school children cross at Third and Sydney Streets for 38 years. She is among 10 crossing guards recognized by the city yesterday with certificates during a training session at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Councillor Denis Carr made the presentation. “You have a very important job looking after our children on their way to and from school,” Councillor Carr said. “The City is very proud of the work you do.”
Other crossing guards who were recognized for their years of service include Yvonne Menard (25 years), Susan Stoner (16 years), Ronald Gagnier (15 years), Tom Goncalves (14 years), Wendy Britton (14 years), John Britton (13 years), Irene Dow (13 years), Jennette Depatie (13 years) and Stephen Key (11 years).
The city has 25 crossing guards – 21 full-time and four spares.