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

Heather Haggman

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

At our home night basketball games, Heather could be found with a group of girls preparing for the teachers between games. On the weekends she enjoys skiing. After graduation, Heather plans to go to U.B.C. to get a degree in Microbiology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janice Haigh

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Janice, another member of the Senior Choir has a ready smile and an easy going manner. Included in her interests are Job's Daughters, Demolay and horseback riding. Her plans for the future are to work for a number of years then "it’s off to Europe to find a rich old man!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edna Hampton (Joyce)

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

This year, Edna did some drawings for the Pointer.  Art fills much of Edna's time but she also enjoys poetry and Yoga. After grad Edna is going back to Scotland for a visit, then she will work for a year and after that enter Art School.

Edna received a B.A. in English and Classical Studies at UBC, then lived in Europe for several years. Somewhere she met and eventually married her husband Russell; they live near 35th and Blenheim with their 2-year-old son Andrew. Edna currently works as a reading/ writing skills therapist, and has absolutely no idea what her future may hold.

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Hanson

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

This dark-haired gal plans on a trip to California after grad. After joining the working forces for a year, she hopes to move to Toronto to live. Barb's interests were stated as swimming, reading and parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Harris

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Steve participated in track this year and was also kept busy with his job at Safeway. Steve's outside interests are hunting, camping, hiking and cars. After graduating Steve plans to attend B.C.I.T. for a course in managing sales business.

40 Years Yipe !!!  But lots of viable accomplishments:  Married my high school sweetheart and took my father’s (and Will Roger’s) advice; “Buy land, son – they don’t make it any more…”  Barbara and I still live ‘up-island’, near Parksville in a rambling old Victorian-era house with a somewhat newer twelve car garage.

 I spent many obligatory years in Retail mid-management and then into another rat-race of Driving Professionally.  Also dabbled in some strip-mall development of the land we speculated on… What we’ll do to pay for our ‘hobbies’, eh?    But indeed the house has been restored and rebuilt in true ‘vintage form’.

Another high-school reflection is how my trusty old green Morris Minor car has led me to a 40 year passion of ‘ground-up’ restoration of rare “Coach Built” British cars…  But we only have seven left, so if you’re in the market, do drop in – the tea is always ready!   (We’re off to England mid-May to mid-June to pick up a few ‘spare parts’ and who knows what other costly surprises!)

And speaking of huge projects, we survived parenthood – two sons…  One is currently a professional Chef and a ‘Rugby

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Giant’. He is well married with two sons of his own.  Our youngest is now ‘living in sin’ but is gainfully employed as a district Retail food-rep.   He too is a sports nut -- Hockey and Baseball. (But no pro-league contract to support his parents yet.)

Another ex-Point Greyer lives in this area -- I have known Dick Zuyderduyn since Mr. Pullie’s grade 5 class at Kerrisdale Elem…  I envision that some day he and I will be the two ‘Scholars of Life’, strolling the courtyard and reflecting the life that was ours, as in the closing minutes of “Chariot’s of Fire”…

And since you asked, a ‘wise saying’ that I’ve come to live by almost daily…  “If someone built it, it can be fixed”.

 

 

 

 

Richard Harrison

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Richard's talent for singing and playing the piano is well known around the school. He was Printing Editor of the Annual this year, and was also a member of the Printing Club. Richard is a world champion sailor and belongs to the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets. His future ambition lies in law or political science.

Did I travel a lot you ask?  Well, ‘Join the Navy and See the World’ was indeed a very true axiom for me!

Though I have had the good fortune of always returning to Victoria, I have previously been posted in Halifax for 5 years, Toronto (twice) for 4 year, Ottawa (thankfully only 1 year), Moscow for 2 years and Honolulu for 3 years.  My Naval career (regular forces beginning in 1974) has taken me to Europe, the US (both coasts), the Caribbean, the South Pacific (several times), and Asia.  I served as a Naval Attaché during the Cold War in the USSR with ‘diplomatic side-trips’ to the Baltics, Finland and Poland – lots of stories there!

I have had command of two of our warships over the years; both in the Pacific Command (the best job in the Navy!)  This has involved working with that other superpower, the US, soon after 9/11 at their Pacific Fleet HQ in Pearl Harbor.  I tried to retire 2 years ago but I am back working full-time, possibly through until 2010.

1974 also included other ‘great beginnings’ as I also met Maureen; the most charming Nurse in Victoria -- we even got married that summer.  We are approaching our 34th wedding anniversary -- still very much together and enjoying what life has offered us.  This indeed has included two wonderful ‘children’:  our daughter is now 30 and our son is 28!  Though

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we moved several times as a family (and at least twice I moved alone to give them schooling stability), they are both ‘home-based’ here in Victoria too. 

Maureen and I are patiently waiting for two marriages and grandchildren (hopefully in that order), but in the meantime we travel at least twice a year to Honolulu where we now have a small studio in Waikiki (close to Duke’s, my favourite haunt) and we go to Zihuatanejo, Mexico for a week each year. Golfing, cycling, skiing, and handyman for 3 houses keeps me busy outside of work. 

And for some reason, I never quite got back to finishing off that degree at UBC!  Let me blame it on my first Victoria-Maui yacht race way back in 1968…  And probably the subsequent salt-water that got into my veins!

 

 

 

 

Morris Hartley

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

A sports fan, Morris helped Rome gather points by participating in house activities. Aside from this he took an active interest in water-skiing, hunting and power-boating. Morris plans to attend U.B.C. and would like to see the South Pacific Islands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Harvey

 

 

 

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

In school "Flash" was a Prefect, a member of the Pep Band, on the Centennial Committee and was well known for the "Kel-Harvey productions." Outside of school Chris skis, is a member of Young Life and likes parties, glob hunting, singing with the Speckled Hacks and playing the tambourine. After grad, U.B.C. for education and then travel.

After graduation I completed the Babysitter’ level 2 babysitting course, and trained as a Kirby Vacuum sales rep. (Editor’s note: which obviously qualified him as the Assistant Superintendent of the Victoria School Board where he’s working, seemingly undercover). I’ve been filling my time playing pretty regular gigs with the Speckled Hacks, training in order to regain my starting role with the Dainty Dozen, still searching for my missing pica stick, continuing to gain inspiration by rereading (yet again) Miss DeRzonca’s memoirs, waiting for an answer to my petition seeking a recount for the London House Presidential election and continuing to muse over Howard McAllister’s words of wisdom to me on stage at the graduation ceremony – “You’re the people’s choice”. Which people?

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What choice did they have?

My greatest achievement is convincing Alix to stay with me, with whom I have a quiver full of offspring. My word to the wise? If you have been blessed with great classmates and friends within a wonderful childhood school and community, then just say thanks every day.

 

 

 

 

Sally Haywood-Farmer

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Playing on the Intermediate Grasshockey team kept Sally busy in the fall. She was also a Prefect. Outside interests of Sally's include water-skiing and riding. She plans to go to U.B.C. on the Arts program to study psychology and then would like to travel.

Sally married Robert Blennerhassett, but couldn't bring herself to add another hyphen. She did, however, add a son, now age 5, to the family unit. The family unit lives in Litte Fort, BC (get out your Atlas). Sally got a B.Ed at UBC in 1972, and has worked as a Teacher-Librarian, personnel officer, art gallery tour guide, and children's festival co-ordinator in the North Thompson Valley. She cycles, skis,

 

 

 

 

 

Maureen Heine (Holmes)

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

A new girl at Point this year, Maureen did not get into many activities. Outside of school she is kept busy playing the piano and her guitar, taking photos, painting posters and participating in sports such as skiing and skating. Maureen plans to attend U.B.C. after grad.

Maureen managed to endure UBC for 3 years and then tried communal living for 4 years before she discovered that she was "too middle-class" for that sort of thing. Maureen subsequently chose an entirely middle-class pursuit -- namely computers. She now works on Salmon data bases for the Department of Fisheries, and lives in Nanaimo with husband Bob and their daughter Jillian, age 8.

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Hemmans

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Barb, our vivacious Head Cheerleader has always been in the thick of school activities. After a modelling course in the summer, she will enter U.B.C. for one year. She then hopes to go east for her final schooling and experience in the fashion world. Aside from her job at Woodwards, Barb's interests include skiing, sewing and designing clothes.

Barb got a B.F.A. at U.B.C., worked for BC Tel, then spent 15 years at Canadian Airlines, during which time she travelled all over the world (favourite area: Asia). Barb is a physical fitness instructor, and has returned to school to train further in the health and fitness occupational field. She is married to Jon Turrey, and they have a boy, aged 6 and a girl, age 2 1/2. All of them live in Vancouver, but Barb plans even more travelling in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Hemmingsen

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

One of the few souls left that like to pet stray animals, Sean's outside interests are skiing and physics. In school he is a hard working student on the science program. After grad Sean is going to head out to U.B.C.

Since Grad ‘68, I ‘sampled’ a wide variety of UBC programs and travelled for a couple of years before discovering biology & research.  I had a nice ‘side trip’ to Queen's University, in Kingston, for a doctorate in cellular & molecular biology plus some canoeing and climbing.  My subsequent search for a place with a ‘nice’ post-doctoral position was like being the kid in the candy shop able to pick only one treat. I chose Warwick University – three years in the UK; great choice!

Back to Canada, where I married a wonderful woman and spent time at Queen's, Oxford & Cold Spring Harbor and eventually taking what was supposed to be a temporary position in Saskatoon -- which has now been home for over 20 years. Eventually divorced. Got an SPCA dog, a decision with a greater effect on my future than I'd imagined; leading to a second marriage and a major involvement with dogs. We live in the country, raising two young children and breeding working Labrador Retrievers & Brittany Spaniels. We train dogs & teach obedience with an emphasis

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on fixing problems, particularly aggression. This is fun and challenging as most of the problems are on the human side. Research & teaching remain a passion.

Somewhere along the line, my favourite uncle observed that my interests in ‘too many different things’ doomed me to failure. That can be my contribution as sage life-advice!

Looking forward to the reunion!

 

 

 

 

Glenn Henderson

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

Although Glenn does not spend much time in school activities, he does have many outside interests. A couple of these are motorcycling and skiing. After graduation he would like to work for awhile and then go to a university.

I retired in June 2007 from teaching for 27 years at BCIT in the Mech. Eng. Dept., which was a good thing since we had moved to Pender Island two months before I retired and I had to get up really early to beat the traffic… Since then I have been bribing Gail Davidson (Jamieson) (PG68!) with lattes at the Island Administration Office, trying to get inspections done on the shop I am building… I married Susan in 1984 and we have two grown boys -- Sonny is 32 and is an electrician and a weekend kayaking guide at the Ladner Paddling Club. Peter is 23 and works as a CN welder and a weekend hooligan in Prince George. Both great kids. Susan and I are still involved with motorcycles and boats. Looking forward to the reunion!

 

 

 

 

Marc Herstein

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Most of Marc's time is filled with rehearsing and playing with "Major Gribbett's Frog Band". Any other spare time is spent with girls. Marc did some extra hard work this year so he can enter Simon Fraser University in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arden Hesch

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

This welcome newcomer to Point lists her favorite activities as swimming, skating and skiing. She is on the Secretarial course here, and plans "to enter the Big World of Business" after graduating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Val Hickey

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Boy's Sports Editor of the Annual, this hard-working grad was also a member of the Senior Basketball Team. Outside of school Val plays golf and really likes to live it up! He would like to enter first year arts at U.B.C. after graduation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Hicking (Robinson)

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

This red-headed gal was the Assistant Editor and Business Editor of the Annual, coach of the Senior Volleyball team and played basketball. Leslie has a beautiful voice and enjoys singing and playing her guitar. A short trip to Britain and then enrollment in U.B.C. for a teaching degree are in Leslie's future.

Becoming a grandmother has been  one of the most wonderful experiences of my life!

I have indeed travelled abroad, worked as a teacher, worked in real estate and in turn have been married for 33 years and have two lovely daughters… But I can't think of anything more delightful than watching my grandson as he learns daily about his new world!!

I still enjoy singing; have been in many different choirs over these many years.  I curl, ski, play bridge, do crosswords, walk the dog, and read whenever I get the chance.

If I have learned one thing in my 58 years on earth, it is to appreciate good friends.  I particularly treasure the friends that I made in high school and who are still part of my life after all this time.

 

 

 

 

Frank Hill

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

This year Frank's interests have been centered on and around the drama production of "Romanoff and Juliet", the ski races, and Grad Decorations. Frank was seen in Vancouver Life displaying the flying saucers he has created. In spite of all this organization, Frank's future plans are indefinite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Hinkson

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

A grand soprano soloist in the Senior Choir, Sue was on the Grad Committee and also was a Prefect A member of a Bellringers club, she also does some folk-singing and swims at the Y.M.C.A. Sue will go to U.B.C. in the fall.

We don't know whether singing is part of Sue's current job description as "Household Executive", but no doubt she's singing the praises of motherhood, with two daughters aged 9 and 7. They and Sue's husband Geoff live in Kamloops, following periods in Smithers, where she taught school for 2 years, Terrace and Prince George. She is considering teaching again.

 

 

 

 

 

Gordon Hockin

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

Gordon is not seen around school too much, but after school and on the weekends he likes having a good time. Gordie plans to travel and work for a year and then enter U.B.C. in the fall of 1969.

Gordon left PG and headed for the "wilderness," where, apparently, he fished for salmon, learned about house construction and fell in love. How he met his wife Ellen in the wilderness is a mystery, but there is little mystery about the result: two daughters, aged 2 and 4, on whom Gordon dotes when he isn't building houses. The Hockin clan lives in Vancouver.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Huber

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

A newcomer to Point this year, Mary was president of class 7, vice-president of the Grade Council and a Prefect In March we saw her as Snow White in the Rome House Talent Show. Outside of school Mary enjoys skiing and camping, After grad, a trip to Europe and then university or nursing are planned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Hunt

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Steve's interests outside of school center around girls, having fun, doing nothing, and working; in that order?? He has not stated what he will do after graduation except to take a trip to England where he will remain for a year.

Steve's response was sketchy to say the least: His past 20 years have been "work, work, work," and his future is "play, work, play." However, we do know that he is a sales representative; is married to wife Susan, with whom he has had a son, age 5 and a daughter, age 3. All of them live near 2nd and Blenheim where, no doubt, they work and play together.

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Hunter

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Betty, who has done a lot of secretarial work around the school, plans after graduating to get a job as a secretary. After saving enough money, she will take a trip to Hawaii with a group of girls. Parties and sports such as skating and swimming hold Betty's interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Hunter

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

During the winter months, one can usually find John on the slopes trying out the ol’ snow boards! He also enjoys other sports, especially golf. This year we saw him as one of the gang in Madrid's production of "West Side Story". After he leaves Point, John intends to get his B.Sc. degree at U.B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie-Jeanne Ireland

 

 

 

 

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1988…

2008…

This active grad has many varied outside interests which include Job's Daughters, hair modelling, a church club, and that certain boy. Leslie-Jeanne, who works on the PBX switchboard, plans to take a year off and then, with a bit of luck, head for U.B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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