(C’s to D’s)                                     Point Grey Graduates of 1968 – That was Then… This is Now!              (Reunion info as at 02 June ’08)

June Caldwell

 

 

Living in Vancouver.

 

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June is a member of our school's "secretary's pool" and her future plans understandably involve a job in this field. Her interests include skiing, sewing and reading. June has an interesting ambition in that she hopes to go to the World's Fair in Japan in 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allyson Carey (Jordan-Knox)

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

This good-humored gal is well known for her talent in the music field — singing and "piddling on the piano". She is one of our spirited cheerleaders who plans to enter the Faculty of Music at U.B.C. next year and will probably teach the subject in future years. She would like to travel to East Asia and who knows, might end up teaching the sitar?? Good Luck Ali!!!

Indeed an enchanted life for a sweet ex flower-child--classical piano and a secluded retreat on Saltspring… Tempered, only slightly I'm sure, by the vagaries of raising two sons (one's even a teenager) and living in the Richmond suburb of Delta. (At least it's close to the ferry.) Allison and her husband Dave hope to survive another session of 'those teenage years' and, if so survived, plan to move to Saltspring for keeps.

 

 

 

 

 

Fred Carson

 

 

 

 

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A quiet guy, Fred's main interest is cars. When he is not working around cars he can be found with his girlfriend visiting the Dairy Queen. Although Fred does not know which institute of education he will enter, he would like to become an Automatic Transmission Specialist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Chambers (Brown)

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Nancy is a busy girl. At school she is a Prefect, class president and a house cheerleader. Without her, where would the drama class be? Outside school she skis at Whistler, teaches swimming and participates in track activities at V.O.C. She plans to-go to Montreal and then to University for a year.

Julia was an operating nurse for 7 years, mainly at VGH. With her husband Lorne, she travelled for 2 years in South America and Europe. Lorne is now a Plastic Surgeon in sunny Richmond, and as Practice Manager, Julia keeps his office operations under control. In addition, she tries to keep her 3 children, aged 7, 5 and 1 under control.

 

 

 

 

 

Frances Christie (Kieran)

 

 

  

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2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

This enthusiastic grad participated in many activities this year including Prefects, Annual, track and drama. Fran is interested in skiing, V.O.C, music and teaching swimming. She hopes to go to Montreal for a year and then get a degree in psychology, philosophy and drama. Europe is on the horizon.

I have spent 30 of these past 40 years working hard to teach a wide range of miscreant adolescents.  And you thought we were bad at good ol’ Point Grey…  I have recently been acknowledged by the Oregon Dept. of Education for having designed the most innovative alternative-learning center in our state at Sheldon High in Eugene.

Another ‘personal accolade’ is the fact that after 35 years, Robert, the man I married so long ago, and I are still hanging out together.  We try to enjoy life as much as possible -- whether it’s working, skiing, remodeling old houses or raising children, it’s all worth trying!!

Children – indeed one of the best things that life has ever given me – we have two:  Kyle is now 20 and is currently attending U.B.C.  Our daughter, Shannon Rose is 17 and she’ll be heading off to the University of Toronto this coming fall.  One may yet end up ‘a brain surgeon’ while the other is still searching for his place in the world! (And given his skill in the kitchen I’m hoping that might be in a five-star restaurant!!)

When our time is less committed, I enjoy gardening, walking on the beach and reading. We have covered the western United States pretty thoroughly and have holidayed in

 

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Europe and Hawaii.  The rest is still out there for us after retirement -- which I hope comes very soon.  Wise or not, you did ask, Nick… “If you think you are to small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito”.

 

 

 

 

Liz Cleverley

 

 

 

 

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1988…

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A fanatic on dogs, Liz can always be found at the local dog shows. Out of school Liz spends her time playing her guitar and looking at art. While in school she is a member of the Usherettes and Prefect clubs. Future plans include U.B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Collier (Girling)

 

 

  

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2008…  Unable to attend Reunion

Sue is an active member of Job's Daughters, Hi-C and Y.P. and on the weekends she heads for either Grouse or Seymour to ski. In school Sue was on the Grad Decorations Committee. After graduation she would like to spend some time in California and then enter Business College.

40 years! Such a long time! And indeed, I sometimes feel that I have lived a charmed life.  I was thrilled to have been featured in an article about local volunteers, in last months Richmond Review.

My husband (of 35 years!) retired last year so I consider myself semi-retired.  But I have worked for myself for over 25 years -- my husband and I started a home-based business that centred on computer consulting plus desktop publishing and image setting.  To parallel and enhance some of my volunteering, I have published ( for the last 22 years) a business directory for the historic village of Steveston -- “The Steveston Villager Business Directory”.  I own a Community Website (www.steveston.ca) that features the village plus the cannery and museum societies.

Having always owned my own ‘home business’ allowed me to raise two wonderful daughters without ‘daycare’ -- they simply “went to work” with Mom.   Speaking of which -- our youngest daughter is now 20, and is working for FedEx; our oldest daughter is now 30 and is attending Law School, in Cardiff, Wales.

The business has allowed us considerable freedom to

 

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travel and to spend as much time as we want up at Gun Lake (near Gold Bridge) where we’ve had a cottage on the lake for 30 years. 

Not really a wise saying, but:  “If you believe in something and it warms your heart, do it!”

 

 

 

 

John Coombs

 

 

  

1968…

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2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

This fellow is well-known for his participation in that famous "Dainty Dozen" and for his excellent dancing in the Paris House Talent Show. He enjoys skiing and plays a great game of golf too. John is planning to go to U.B.C. after he graduates.

Since leaving PG, I have become a capitalist.  After collecting undergraduate (UBC) and graduate (UWO) degrees in business, I joined TD Bank in 1976, and I've been with them ever since.  I did get to see the world on TD's ticket, with stops in Houston, Denver, London, and Melbourne along the way before being inevitably sucked back into the Toronto head office in 1992.    I'm now in charge of TD Securities' global credit portfolio.

Norinne and I were married in 1976, and she indeed has helped me to remain reasonably sane in the face of gyrating markets and corporate bureaucracy.  We have two children, Richard (29) and Emily (27).  Richard is married to Beth; they live in Toronto, and he too works for TD Commercial! They have an 8-month-old daughter, Rachael.

Our daughter Emily lives in Surrey with her husband Rick -- she is currently on maternity leave with their 3 month-old son, Liam.  (I wonder if capitalists begat capitalists?  Both our daughter-in-law and son-in-law are also working in the ‘wonderful world of finance’…)

Our goal is to move back to BC

 

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and get back into skiing, golfing and kayaking and all the other outdoor stuff you can do all-year-round out there.  We are in the process of buying a condo in Victoria, so this will happen - the only question is when…

 

 

 

 

Sheila Corcoran (Ritchie)

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

Being Head-Girl Prefect kept Sheila on the go but in her spare time she was a member of the victorious Senior Grasshockey team, played basketball and competed in track events. After graduating Sheila plans to attend U.B.C. to take nursing and become another "lady with a lamp".

Sheila carried on up the grasshockey field at UBC, where she obtained a B.P.E. and M.Ed. She taught grade 11 English for 7 years in Richmond, and as if that wasn't challenging enough, she abandoned it in favour of freelance writing for provincial and national magazines. After 4 years of that, she now works as Director of Communications for Environment Canada, lives in Kitsilano with her 8 year old daughter, still plays sports and sings with a jazz group.

 

 

 

 

Richard Cordingley

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

Rick has been kept extremely busy this year as vice-president of the school. He is also well known for his talents in printing and electronics and as the manager of St. Joseph's Union. Rick plans to attend B.C.I.T. for two years after which he will travel to Australia and South Africa.

Rick lives in Vernon with his wife Ann and their 6 year old daughter, Sarah, where he teaches school and is "computer coordinator" for his school's more than 100 computers. This is a far cry from his previous incarnation as high school liquor store visit coordinator, and owner of a well-used 1957 Chevy. It's not clear whether Rick still has the car, but as far as we know, no-one has recently asked him to pick-up a 6-pack.

 

 

 

 

Dave Cornock

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

 

After Point I went to VCC for two years, and also got a SME Sales & Mktg Diploma from UBC in the early early ‘80’s. Then from 1972 to 2001 I worked for Air Canada in Vancouver, St. John’s NF, Vancouver, Victoria (’93-’01).  I’m now working for NFMG Productions in Victoria.  TV production company – outdoor/sport fishing programming as well as promo and corporate videos.  I still play guitar -- I’ve been with Cruel Shoes Rock ‘n Blues Band since ’93. Ckeckout http://www.youtube.com/user/cruelshoesrocknblues - I’m not the singer – far right. I have two children – Stacey, 31, a blood analyst and Stephen, 21, a metal fabricator. I remarried in 2000 to Wendy, and in my spare time play golf, squash and the guitar.

 

 

 

 

Diana Cowan (Jespersen)

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion

Vice-president of London House, Diana was kept on the go this year especially by the talent show and the noon hour games. Her outside interests include water-skiing and swimming. Next February Diana will enter nursing at the Vancouver General. She hopes sometime in the future to travel around the world.

40 years! Can’t be possible; where have those years gone?  Have we become our parents?

So much of our high school days are lost in the fog of time, but the faces of friends look the same.  The reunion will be a wonderful time to catch up with you all.

A quick recap of my years since Point…..1969 saw me off to VGH Nursing School with Gail & Daphne.  Three years later, we were unleashed on the unsuspecting patients in need.  Several years of nursing followed, along with getting married & having two fabulous daughters.  A few years in Vernon, & then back to the Vancouver area.  Nursing with shift work was great while the girls were small, but once they were in school, a day job was the goal.  I was lucky enough to get a position at the UBC Sports Medicine Centre and have been there for over 20 years.  I run the Exercise Physiology Research Lab there and love my job.  Our research covers the Olympic athlete, the woman with breast cancer, and all the weekend warriors in between!  The past several years have focused on research into exercising women during chemotherapy for breast cancer – hugely rewarding & an immense privilege to work with these courageous women. 

My girls grew up to actually like their Mom once again; one is a French Immersion teacher, the other a Computer Programmer/Web Designer.  Both have married, stayed close by, and given me a grandson each: the most precious gifts in the world.  They keep me busy along with my kayaking, running, & gym workouts.  A small little health problem a few years ago resulted in

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some removal of a few body parts, the failure of a few more, but the transplanting of a kidney [a gift from my sister], so life will carry on for several more reunions to come!  I’ve given up on my goal of being the first woman on the Moon & will settle for seeing more of our own planet in the years to come.

A toast to us all & hope to see many of you soon!

 

 

 

 

Sandy Cunningham

 

 

  

1968…

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2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Sandy is another faithful member of our spirited cheer- leading squad. She is kept busy during school hours with grasshockey, editing social columns for the Pointer, and doing a great job as the vice-president of Rome. Sandy enjoys skiing and Young Life when she finds the time. She will be going to U.B.C. next year.

I find it hard to believe it has been 40 years since we all hung together at Point Grey.  I still think I’m a teenager!!  In the last 40 years, my greatest achievement has been raising two wonderful women who are not in jail and haven’t murdered anyone…yet!  Being a parent has turned out to be the most significant contribution I have been able to make.  I am still practising at being a prosecutor – must be the old cheerleader in me as I continue to love prancing around the courtroom.  I teach advocacy skills to other lawyers which may morph into a more permanent job should I  ever take down my shingle.  I have been married, divorced, in a long term relationship and am now on my own, and happy. I travel any chance I get and hope to continue for as long as my lucky good health holds out.  We were fortunate to grow up in the best of times and our ties to each other date back to those golden years.

Here’s to all of us!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Curtis

 

 

  

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A member of the Senior Choir, Bruce was also kept busy with his duties on the Grad Committee. He enjoys sports such as swimming in his spare time. Next fall Bruce will enter U.B.C. on an arts program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Davidson (Jamieson)

 

 

  

1968…

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2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

Gail's hobbies include sewing and playing bridge. She also has a talent in hairdressing and holds a job in a Beauty Salon on the weekends. After leaving Point, Gail is thinking of going into banking or out to U.B.C.

My husband Dave Jamieson and I have lived on Pender Island for the past 32 years -- what a wonderful change from Vancouver!  I have spent the last ten years working for the Building Inspection Office here on Pender and, as you might guess, this has indeed become increasingly busy.  Dave is now selling Real Estate after building houses for a number of years.

We have three sons:  Mike the Electrician, Matt the Carpenter and Andy the Engineer. We currently have two grand puppies – grandchildren are still pending. One of our sons, his girlfriend and a grand puppy are in our house, while they build their own house up the road.

We are looking forward to Freedom (?!?) -- not quite sure at what age, but we will get there.  And with a bit more of our ‘own time’, we hope to travel more and then to slow down even more and enjoy life here on Pender...

Sorry to say that I will not be able to attend the reunion, but I will definitely get an update from fellow Penderite, Glenn Henderson who is attending!  Thanks to all the reunion organizers and the web page developers for all their work -- it has been fun to ‘catch up’ after 40 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Marion Davidson

 

 

 

 

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New this year, Marion didn't get into many school activities. Her time is kept occupied by playing tennis; swimming and snow skiing. After grad Marion wants to leave Vancouver, but has no plans where she will go. Destination Unknown!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Davis (Crockett)

 

 

  

1968…

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2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Pam Was a member of the Grad Committee this year. She enjoys outdoor sports and can be seen around the tennis courts all spring and summer. Although she left the school part way through the year, perhaps we will see her. next year at U.B.C.

Hard to believe it’s been 40 years since we left Point Grey.  I guess it’s true what they say about how time flies when you’re having fun!!  I’m still living in the same area, having raised two sons, Justin and Colby, who went to Point as well.  I’m also still married to Terry (33 years).

Through the years, I have accumulated two daughters-in-law and four grand-dogs.  Apparently the babies will come “in a couple of years”.  I am still playing tennis and golf whenever I can and hope to for many more years.  In my spare time, I work with my husband and son in our family business.  Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

 

 

 

 

Ron Davis

 

 

 

 

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Christine De La Plante (Mackenzie)

 

 

  

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2008… Unable to attend Reunion.

When not mingling with "the boys" this lively blonde could be found either skiing or sailing. At school she was a hard working member of the Grad Committee and the Prefects. U.B.C. is included in Chris's plan for the future.

I married fellow Point Grey classmate Brian MacKenzie (class of ’68) and we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2008.

We moved from Vancouver to Kelowna and then in 1987 moved to San Clemente, California where I helped Brian complete a Master’s degree in law.  I have been working with Brian in his law practice for the last 20 years and raising our boys.  We have two sons, Sean 26 and Brett 21.  Sean graduated from college with his BSc in biochemistry and is starting law school in hopes of becoming a patent attorney.  Brett is in his 4th year of college, majoring in psychology.

Brian and I travel mostly in California & Mexico where the golfing is spectacular!

Our “greatest achievments”?  We are celebrating a 30 year happy marriage; we’ve raised two fine sons; built a successful law practice plus designed and built our own custom ocean-view home here in California.

 

 

 

 

 

Lynda De Proy (Wright)

 

 

 

 

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This grad's interests lie in private pilot flying. Aside from this she enjoys parties and generally having a good time. After leaving Point Lynda plans to work during the summer months at a mining office and then return in September to V.V.I. where she will take a course in medical assistance.

Linda lives in White Rock with husband Jean-Pierre and their daughters Tracy (16) and Talia (4), but she hasn't quite retired yet. She is currently a landscape gardener and horticulturalist, and has embarked on a period of "blood, sweat and tears" in order to prepare for a middle-age of contentment!

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Dodds

 

 

 

 

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Although not an active participant in school activities, Rick's other interests are many and varied. He enjoys working on and driving cars and is also skilled in diving. Next year he will attend one of our local universities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Dougans

 

 

  

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It is to this hard working lad that we owe the success of this Annual. He has made a great editor. During his free time Rob works at Woodwards and is interested in photography. After graduation he plans to get his B.Sc. and a degree in architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daphne Drainie (Spencer)

 

 

  

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2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

This bubbling personality has always been known for her active participation in school activities. This year is no exception for she is the efficient secretary of House Council and one of the enthusiastic Senior Cheerleaders. Out of school she enjoys skiing, tennis and playing her guitar. Her future holds R.N. training at V.G.H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dona Dry (MacLennan)

 

 

 

 

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Out of school, Dona is an active member of Job's Daughters and is climbing the ranks towards Honor Queen. Aside from this, she also enjoys sports such as swimming and skating. After graduation Dona plans to go on a vacation during the summer months after which she will return to Vancouver to work.

We don't know if Dona ever made Honour Queen, but we do know that she and husband Rick spent 3 years in a logging camp, which Dona describes as an "interesting experience." Dona is currently a secretary receptionist, and mother to 3 daughters, aged 15, 13 and 6. Dona lists her plans for the future as surviving their teenage years.

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Duclos

 

 

 

 

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Randy's main goal is to make his first million by the time he is 30! Outside of school his time is occupied with Junior Achievement, music and sports, especially swimming, skating and yachting. After graduating Randy plans to take a course in Business Management after which he hopes to get into the oil business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denise Dunn

 

 

  

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This year Denise has been an active member of the Prefects, a volleyball referee, a basketball timer and a member of the grad decorations committee. Aside from singing and playing the guitar, her outside interests include Hi-C and art classes. After she graduates, Denise plans to attend U.B.C. where she will further a career, in journalism.

Well, from completing an Honours Psych degree while narrating whale shows and giving tours (at UBC and Stanley Park respectively) to completing an LLB in Halifax and now doing ‘high-end’ income tax work in Calgary, the last forty years have been ‘somewhat’ interesting…

Since you asked -- I did get married; to Shane McMullen in 1995.  And, ‘as part of the package’ I also got two step-children!  Our youngest is still in school (at age 27!!) and the oldest is an architect here in Calgary.

Professionally speaking, I must acknowledge that making partner in a big law firm has been a ‘greatest achievement’.  But of course, marrying the love of my life has been the best achievement! 

I enjoy our two horses and like to play golf and putter around the house and garden. Shane was an international tax partner in a CA firm so we have been able to travel to some pretty amazing places for annual partner meetings plus we have travelled quite a bit on our own too.

 

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“Wise saying”?? -- Keep your head down, swing easy and enjoy the walk.

 

 

 

 

Patrice Dunn

 

 

  

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2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Une eleve francaise tres excellente, n'est-ce pas? Patrice had an interesting outside interest; quite out of the ordinary, and that is fencing. Her splendid ability in French explains her plan to go on to study languages at S.F.U. next year.

Patrice is rather sketchy about the last 20 years. She lists her current "significant other" as Geoffrey Ainsworth. Rumor has it that they are cohabitating, but whether he ever sees her is doubtful, because Patrice has recently switched medical specialties from Ophthalmology (in the last stages of a residency!) to Psychiatry. She has also been a picture framer and a language therapist, and she- is bold enough to have "many" plans for the future!

I also attended university for a long, long time after high school!  (I bet I’ve got you beat for years-on-campus, Jim Mahood!).  I finally settled into child psychiatry after a stint in ophthalmology; indeed I continue to find my job extremely rewarding and interesting. I have found myself in an ideal geographical location:  my two offices here in Vancouver are each just a 15 minute bike ride from home, and there is a Café Artigiano right between them!

I have a wonderful husband Geoff Ainsworth and an awesome son Nicholas who just finished 1st year at McGill.  We have three incredible grandsons complete with their amazing parents -- 2 step-children plus spouses. To top it off, everyone in my family (except me) is very musical; I am, however an expert audience.  What an experience to hear my son’s school jazz band play ‘Louie Louie’ !

I am looking forward to seeing everyone, and want to thank the organizers for getting it together. 

 

 

 

 

Rod Dunnett

 

 

 

 

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Rod has been a member of the Tennis Club and the Golf Club this year. Aside from trying to pass math, much of Rod's extra time is spent scuba diving and with that certain girl. After graduation his plans include attending B.C.I.T. to learn data processing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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