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

Frank Eadie

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Hoping to attend Reunion.

Frank was one of the stars of Point's well-known Senior Rugby team. Aside from having a good time he can also be found skiing the slopes in winter and doing track and field in the spring. After grad Frank plans to spend a year in Europe before continuing his education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Edwards (Bucholz)

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

This athletic grad was a member of our Senior Grasshockey team, was in the Usherettes and Prefects clubs, and was on the night basketball committee. Diane was also Girl's Sports Editor of the Annual. Her outside interests include hockey and the Y.W.C.A. The future holds university and a position on the Canadian Hockey Team.

Diane lists her present occupation as "children's chauffeur" (presumably to her 2 children aged 8 and 5). She obtained a B.Ed from UBC and taught high school from 1973-79, following which she travelled to Maine and Minnesota for 2 years, and to Fiji for 2 years (where, we happen to know, she ran into Naval Officer Richard Harrison). She now lives in Surrey with kids and husband Ken.

 

 

 

 

 

John Elliott

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

 

This great guy has been a participant in most school activities especially the Ski Club and the Grad Committee. Outside of school John spends his time working at Woodwards, hunting, fishing and skiing in the winter. After graduation John plans to travel Europe with several friends and "see the world".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Ellis

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

Bob, a well-liked guy around the school, is an active member of the R.C.N.R. Aside from this his interests are held by golf, pool, Curling and mechanics. A trip around the world is included in his future plans.

I retired 2 1/2 years ago (after 33 years); recently separated (after 17 years) and now get to play at that promised ‘good life’ we all heard so much about…  I lucked-out in purchasing property on the shores of Kalamalka Lake, 24 years ago, and have set up a ‘resort’ called "Club Bob" North.  I am now also able to enjoy my Ocean front property in Mexico where I go for the winters – nice to be a snow-bird now that the dollar is strong.  Plus, I am currently booked for October to hike the ‘Inca Trail’ in Peru and then parts of the Amazon River.  After that, some adventures around Chile and Argentina; back to Mexico and then back to Canada for April ‘09.

In working as a manager with BC Hydro's Engineering Division, I lived in several communities throughout BC, managing the building of Dams and Powerplants, until I was moved back to Vancouver, residing in False Creek until 2005 when I left the lovely city on a permanent basis for the interior.

Hobbies: Dirt bikes, Road bike, Travel, Ski boat, ocean fishing off Mexico and taking care of Club Bob North and South; and of course can't forget the Rum.  My greatest achievement is surviving all these years without breaking any major body parts after many

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years of motor sport racing/crashing and partying under the spell of Demon Rum. Ask Al Vroom, our own "Captain Bligh" about Demon Rum

Don't wait too long to retire -- retirement only means you change where, why and when you put your energy to work. 

 

 

 

 

Mark Elworthy

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Mark, a well liked guy around the school, can often be found flying down the slopes of either Grouse or Whistler. He also enjoys the occasional game of golf. Next year Mark will attend U.B.C. although he has not stated what field he plans to enter.

Speaking of Point Grey…  Barbara and I have been in the same house here in Kerrisdale since 1981 -- not too far from where each of us grew up and we get to drive by the ol’ prison daily!  Our boys actually grew up and have been off to university (as far as England) and we became joyous ‘empty nesters’ -- for awhile.  But of course they came back and are still here at 28 & 26!   We think they are ‘getting their careers in order’; we may once again be empty nesters!  We do enjoy their company, but we don’t really want to wake up when they are 40 and find them still in this house…

I am still in the real estate business, dabbling in Industrial Lands Investment…  Even with the same company (since 1977); but at least the company has a new name -- DTZ Barnicke.  Dabbled in some industry-level politics as a director of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and president of the Investment Commercial and Industrial Division.

These days, Barbara and I are able to spend a lot of our casual time skiing at Whistler, or boating at our cottage at Hopkins Landing; accumulating lots of

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frequent flyer points too.  Life is good and my golf game may actually be improving -- I’m certainly enjoying working on it!

 

 

 

 

Grace Endo

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

This quiet grad was a member of Point's Biology and Library clubs and also found time to work, on the Annual. Outside of school Grace enjoys cooking, skating, reading and looking after children. After graduation she hopes to attend U.B.C. on an arts program.

After graduating from UBC I was initially employed as a Childcare Worker for the Department of Northern and Indian Affairs.  But more recently (for the past 28 years!), I have been employed as a Rehab Consultant for the BC Paraplegic Association here in Vancouver.  And currently, I consider myself semi-retired -- only working a 3 day week.

I have been able to travel a fair amount:  Across Canada, whirlwind tour of Europe, cruise to Mexico and Alaska plus the tourists’ view of Hawaii.

My current hobbies include knitting and crocheting and making jewelry (beading) plus reading and writing mysteries!

 

 

 

 

David Esau

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Around the school, Dave can often be seen in the Green Room practicing up for Point's Pep Band. Also playing for a rhythm and blues band “The Revelations" takes up most of Dave's spare time. His post-graduation plans include engineering at U.B.C. and then possibly travel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Ford

 

 

Living in Burnaby.

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Ken's interests are mostly found outside our hallowed halls of learning. He enjoys soccer and basketball and also likes to play pool and the occasional game of golf. Next year will find Ken at U.B.C. where he will study engineering. Good Luck, Ken!!

Ken didn't have much to tell us, no doubt because his sole activity this Spring has been getting married to Karon Pinkney on June 1. All Ken could say before he dashed off to the church, is that he is an electrician, and that he and Karon will be residing in Burnaby. No matter; we'll make up the rest. Oh, sorry, no more room.

 

 

 

 

 

Joanne Fox

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008… Unable to attend Reunion.

This dark-haired grad spends much of her time studying. languages and learning to draw. Her future aim is to become multi-lingual, but first Joanne will spend a year at V.C.C, She would like eventually to work her way around the world.

I settled in Charlbury in the Cotswolds in the UK in 1996 and have used it as a base to explore this part of the world.  You can also find me on www.Linkedin.com .  Perhaps we need a Point Grey Group set up there?

 

 

 

 

Colleen Francis (Gebbie)

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

During the year this red-headed gal worked on the P.B.X. switchboard every second cycle. Tennis, swimming and skiing are her favorite sports in which she participates in her spare time. Colleen's immediate plans are to earn some money and travel across the United States.

Not much to tell after 40 years.  I was divorced in 1995 and I continued to stay at home to raise my sons Steven, who turned 24 this month, and David who is 21.  They have both graduated with business courses from BCIT and now have full time jobs here in the lower mainland.  My hobbies are gardening and crocheting.  With this recent weather, I have been crocheting more than gardening!  I’m looking forward to my first trip to Hawaii this October with a couple of friends – hopefully It'll be ‘summer weather’ when we get there!

 

 

 

 

Marj Fraser (Allen)

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Always amid the action, this cheerful and warm-hearted grad was the secretary of our Grad Committee and also one of Point's great Senior Cheerleaders. Skiing and travelling are her favorite outside activities. Before becoming an elementary school teacher, Marj hopes to visit Europe—especially Greece and Rome.

It seems like yesterday -- not 40 years ago -- that we were all arranging car-pools to UBC and hugging goodbyes to friends who were going away while signing our annuals on the lawn of the school. 

Now 40 years later, I am an “empty nester” (who would have ever thought!) after raising two children, Carly and Shane, with my husband Grant Allen.   I have been a realtor since 1990 after careers in dental assisting and managing a title-search company.  I consider myself very lucky… We have had good health and an abundance of adventure, travel and fun.   I guess the next milestones will be retirement and grandkids…. But who knows when!

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Gainer

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

A member of the Secretaries' Pool, Judy's main outside activity is doing part-time typing. Les garcons also hold her interest! After working for a year Judy plans to go to an art school for four years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Gayman

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

One could often find Grant in the library or occasionally in class! He was vice-president of Madrid House, and was also the great scrum-half of the Senior Rugby team. Out of school he spends his winters flying down the slopes.  Enrollment at UBC on a science program is planned for next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Geppert (Golden)

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

Another helper on the grad decorations committee, Pat has done a great deal to aid the finishing of Alice and Co. Pat works at Woodwards and sews in her spare time. She will go to City College and then to U.B.C. where she will enter the Faculty of Education.

Pat still works at Woodward's, but we imagine that this has been interrupted since 1968, because somehow she has found time to marry Greig and have 3 children, Christopher (10), Meaghan (8) and William (2 l/2).  The whole bunch of them live in Richmond.

 

 

 

 

 

Sian Gillies (Sime)

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

Sian is kept busy in her spare time by her modelling lessons, and she hopes in the future to become a professional model.  She has also taken up the art of self-defense in the form of judo.  In the fall we will see her among the multitudes at UBC.

 

 

I have been married for 35 years and we retired two years ago.  Our dream was to build a log home on our property in the Cariboo and we have accomplished that.  We have five acres on a lake and we are loving our lifestyle here.  Hiking, yoga, gardening, cooking, sewing and reading are some of the things that keep me busy.

Our son is 28 years old and works as a lab technician.  Our daughter is 25 years old and works as a sign language interpreter.  Neither has produced a grandchild for us yet!!   We see more of our children now than when we lived in Surrey.  I think it has something to do with all the "toys" we have accumulated (boats, ATVs, snowmobiles etc).

We are ready now to start travelling the world.   Barrie and I travel throughout BC every year searching out places we haven't seen but now it is time to see more.  We are booking a trip to New Zealand next year and will be planning a Scotland trip soon after.   So many places to see--our list of travel plans keeps growing and growing.

 

 

 

 

Tanis Goldie (Layzell)

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…   Unable to attend Reunion.

This lively ex-Mageeite was a welcome addition to our school this year. Athletically inclined, Tanis was captain of the Senior Grasshockey team and also played on the V.W.F.H.A. team. After spending a summer of sailing and water-skiing at Bowen, she will attend V.C.C. in the fall. She hopes in the future to see Australia.

Hello Point Greyers – and no inference to our hair!  I’m still playing field hockey after over 35 years; currently with the Meralomas.   I volunteer with the Vancouver Women's League and the Vancouver Field Sport Federation (an advisory group to the Vancouver Parks Board). 

I do fun part time jobs like ‘tour guide’, some administration work at UBC and I like to work all elections.  I’m active as a Field Hockey Umpire for ladies’ leagues and spring junior leagues plus Provincial and other ‘A-level’ tournaments.  I even get to umpire for the Point Grey High School field hockey leagues!

Our daughter, Andrea, is a teacher in West Vancouver and son, Jay, is a carpenter in Vancouver.

I continue to enjoy downhill skiing, walking and hiking, roller blading, swimming, cycling and being a snowbird.  I’m enjoying house-sitting and pet-sitting and get to reside part time on Bowen Island.  If you’d like a ‘guided tour’ of Bowen Island or want to go kayaking, give me a call on  

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my cell 778-552-5557.  (And I’ll be thinking of you all, on the weekend of the June reunion, from one of the campfires along our kayaking trip!)

 

 

 

 

Joyce Gram

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…   Unable to attend Reunion.

This year Joyce was an active member of the Future Teacher's Club. Her major interests lie in the field of music. Joyce's post graduation plan is to get her B.A. degree at U.B.C. and then teach in either France or Africa. Extensive travel is also planned for the future.

I never returned to legal academia, as promised, at least not in any serious way. This is not because I wasn’t interested—my legal career was the best thing I ever did. It was because, as age crept up on me, I started having too much fun doing other things and the world did not need another lawyer. My three beautiful and brilliant children are all grown up and the light of my life. While I was raising them, I wrote stuff, just for fun, and now I have a tiny, insignificant but rewarding business as a freelance writer, editor, and writing teacher. I also teach ESL and adult literacy as a volunteer, through the Douglas College I-CARE program and at the Carnegie Centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. My kids are teaching me how to save the environment, and I’m doing my bit. I have lived a charmed life with my wonderful husband, Michael Kendler, who now takes me on trips all over the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Gray

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

This year Ron devoted his weekend time to learning now to ski, and has made wonderful progress. He is also interested in boating and attends Hi-C. Ron plans to enter U.B.C. where he will further his education for the next few years. After that—enjoy life!

My post 1968 life – UBC, forestry, followed by 9 months of hippie travel ending up in India for a few months.  Didn't join or start any cults while away.  Then 30 years working for the provincial forest service bouncing around the province with various postings.  The longest and last stint was in Kamloops.  My employment ended when I was tempted by an offer of an early buy-out as the government downsized in spring 2004.  And then I was retired!  Wow that was strange getting used to a new chapter in life, but wonderfully so.  Now there is time for family, time to read and time to go fishing. 

I married later in life... a lady from Point Grey and then Magee High Schools.  And then, as sometimes mysteriously happens, kids happily arrived on the scene.  Twins in fact.  A boy and a girl.  This month they celebrate their 11th birthday.  I recall a gratuitous compliment from an adult stranger at one elementary school event saying how nice it was to see grandparents involved at the school.  I didn't clarify my role there, but felt bruised.

Where to from here?  I'd like to eventually convince my family that Vancouver is a fine place to live -- Kamloops is the current residence. I have a 95 year old father and a brother here also.   I'm in Vancouver quite a bit

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with my eMail business which is my retirement venture.  I didn't know I had an entrepreneurial side to me and I find this fun.  I'm getting a little too intimate with the Coquihalla Highway; going back and forth.

I do very occasionally run into former classmates or past teachers and I've enjoyed sharing life stories.  I look forward to trying to match a roomful of faces and names and sharing old memories -- thanks to the gang who organized the reunion.

 

 

 

 

Eric Greenius

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Although Eric is not seen in many school activities, he is always busy outside of school. His varied interests include playing handball, skating and going camping. After grad Eric plans to go to V.C.C. for a year or so and then transfer to U.B.C for further studies.

Eric lives on a modest estate on East Vancouver Island with his significant other and two daughters. He has travelled a lot and has had a vasectomy. He owns a computer.

 

 

 

 

 

Gordon Greenwood

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

This jovial grad is a member of a well-known pop band. Aside from this he frequently finds the time to attend Hi-C meetings. After leaving Point, Gordon will join the crowds at U.B.C. next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharen Grey (Robertson)

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Sharon came to Point from Magee this year. During the winter months she finds pleasure in the freedom of the slopes—particularly on Grouse Mt.  Post-graduate plans are to become a working girl for two years after which she will train to become an airline stewardess.

Sharen first worked with native children at Fraser Lake BC, then married husband Bill whom she put through University in Toronto. Since then Sharen has graduated in a Canadian securities course, and is presently working in the securities investment field. She and Bill have 2 children, aged 12 and 3, and they all live somewhere in Ontario.

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Griffin

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

On the weekends, along with hundreds of local citizens, Brian can be found headed for the snowy slopes to ski. He is also active in his church group and likes to go fishing. After graduating, Brian plans to go to U.B.C.

As an Oil Industries Consultant, Brian has had considerable travel opportunities in the Far East. Brian is currently living in Calgary with wife Diane whom he married during a five year stint in Montreal with ESSO. Graduation from UBC was followed by some obligatory work 'in the fields' around Fort Saskatchewan before being called down east to head-office. The Griffins have one son, Olivier (7). Brian's plans for the future include more 'searching opportunities' (must have oil in his blood), as well as enjoying his family as they grow.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Grimble (Fletcher)

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…   Unable to attend Reunion.

This active grad has been a member of Point's choirs for several years. She was also on the grad committee. Next year Mary plans to enroll at U.B.C. on a science program. Her interests are synchronized swimming, skiing and boys.

I am delighted to hear from you all again.  I haven’t strayed too far from the old stomping-grounds – 35 years later, I’m still out at UBC; now working in Materials Engineering, running an electron microscope system.  And still having lots of fun! 

I went to UBC right out of high school -- everyone seemed such a nerd like me -- but they were the best years of my life! I completed a BSc in Microbiology and then worked at the Provincial Health Labs for a year.  This led to working for Civil Engineering at UBC, in the Environment Engineering lab and subsequently with Metallurgical Engineering in the Electron Microscope Lab.  Wow!  I get to use, maintain and repair big, expensive electron microscopes; teach dozens of people how to use them, and I get to travel to far-away places for scientific conferences.  This even led me to my new husband (one year) because he sold electron microscopes!

And, keeping it in the family, my daughter, from a previous marriage, graduated from Materials Engineering six years ago and works for Acuren Consulting in Richmond.  She got married three years ago and I am waiting breathlessly for them to decide whether to have any children.

My husband (recently retired) and I love to sail; the reason that I can’t come to the reunion is that the Beneteau (that’s our make of sailboat) Rendezvous is that weekend at Thetis Island.  I am planning to retire

 

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myself in three years, because my husband is having way too much fun without me.

Best wishes to everyone from those good old days!  (Note to Nick…  I remember going to ‘theater productions’ in your basement put on by you and your brothers!  Barb Moran was there too; we were all about 8.  I knew you were going to go far!!)

 

 

 

 

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