In Memoriam                     Point Grey Graduates of 1968 -- As at June 25th, 2018

                                       Dalton Cameron

Dalton died before our 1988 Reunion.

1968…

Money, travel and photography in that order, hold Dalton's interest out of school. Next year we will find him out at U.B.C. taking either science or engineering. Post-graduate courses will be taken possibly in the U.S. or at an Eastern Canadian University.

2018... Shared Memories from our High School Days

From Nick Orchard:
   Dalton was my Physics lab-partner in Grade 12 and, together with the Nord, was responsible for my B+ in the subject -- in contrast with the C- that I got with Grack as my Chemistry partner!   I certainly remember that Dalton was such a nice guy in class plus he was always willing to spend time on the phone when I was trying to make sense of our most recent Physics lab report.   He died way too soon.

 

 

Dave Eburne

Dave died in January, 2015.

         

1968…

"Dashing Dave" was an active member of the Senior Rugby, Basketball and Swim teams. He was also a Prefect. After school and on the weekends Dave swims and skies. His future plans are to attend V.C.C. for one or two years and then strike out to get his pilot's license.

1988…

Dave is a teacher in Kamloops, where he lives with his wife Holly and children Kyle (6) and Gary (4). He describes the past 20 years by saying "I've been around." He says that his plans for the future are to make it to the reunion, where he will offer himself as a piece of memorabilia. At that time we can ask him what he means by "I've been around".

2015…

   "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters to what lies within us.": Ralph Waldo Emerson

   Saturday, January 31st on a beautiful sunny day David Charles Eburne, age 65, surrounded by his loving family, passed away peacefully in his home.

   Survived by his wife, Holly, children, Kyle (Tessa), Amy; mother, Beverly Eburne, siblings, Bruce (Manon) Eburne, Shirley (Bob) North, Susan (John) Assalone, and Leslie (Brad) Techy; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Roy Eburne.

   Eight years ago Dave was diagnosed with ALS and Frontal Temporal Dementia. In his life, and in his passing, he taught us the deeper meaning of acceptance, and finding the greatness in each day.

   We are grateful for the unconditional support from Dr. Jill Calder and Dr. Doug Hamilton; our lifelong friends Doug and Ann Marie Jury, and sister-in-law, Heather Bayne.

   In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the ALS Society.

 

 

Sue Filtness

Sue died in April, 1984.

1968…

This lively London House cheerleader is kept busy outside of school by working on the Bay Teen Fashion Council. She also enjoys modelling for the Bay and attending creative dancing classes. After her graduation she is planning on entering the Faculty of Education at S.F.U.

   

Anne Fraser (Mead)

Anne died in 2012 

1968…

Anne participated this year in inter-house volleyball and was a member of the Senior Choir. On weekends when not working at Woodwards, this grad can be found with that certain guy.  Sewing and reading take up the remainder of her spare time. Anne plans to enter V.C.C. in the fall and will, in the future, become a kindergarten teacher.

1988…

Like so many other grads, Anne once could be found with "that certain guy". We don't know whether she married him, but she married some certain guy named Larry. That was 15 years ago, and since then she has had 4 children, aged 13, 11, 8 and 4 1/2, all of them live in Penticton, where Anne is currently planning to get back into the workforce.

2012…

MEAD (Fraser), ANNE ELIZABETH Born in Montreal, Quebec April 20, 1950 and passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 28, 2012 in Penticton, BC at the age of 62 years. Anne will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, Larry Mead, four children; Katie Mead, Jen (Jerry Puffer) Mead, Josh (Heather Dietz) Mead, Ben Mead, grandson, Oscar Mead, brothers: Doug (Bev) Fraser, Bruce (Nancy Smith) Fraser and sister, Susan (Brian) Cornborough. Sadly predeceased by June and Frank Fraser. Anne cherished spending time in the sun and annual Mexican getaways with her husband, Larry and all the special times spent together with Susan and Brian. She enjoyed her favorite hobbies of carding and coffee breaks with her many close friends. She loved working with the staff of School District 67 and will be remembered by the students she inspired. Anne will be loved and missed every day by Larry and her family and friends, but never forgotten.

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Patti Gaynor

Patti died before our 2008 Reunion. 

1968…

Pretty and petite, Patti's time was occupied by cheerleading and being secretary of the Prefects. Patti is well known for her dancing ability and has been the Winner of many Scottish dancing competitions. Next year she plans to attend U.B.C. She hopes someday to go to Montreal and into the fashion industry.

 

 Heidi Gitschmann

Heidi died before our 1988 Reunion.

1968…

Heidi, a member of the Cafeteria Club has done a great deal of secretarial work around the school. She also finds the time to attend Young Peoples'. After working during the summer months, Heidi plans to return to Germany for eight months.

 

Kim Kisska

Kim died before our 2018 Reunion.

1968…

This bubbling personality has many talents which help her to make friends. Her primary interest is people. Kim will attend either U.B.C. or S.F.U. next year and will in the future become a senior P.E. teacher. Also included in her activities are skiing, reading, swimming and snooker.

 

 

Hazel McIntyre (Miller)

Hazel died in September, 2015.

         

1968…

On the weekends Hazel usually heads for the mountains to ski. Her other interests include horseback riding and sewing. Hazel would like to take a course in fashion designing in eastern Canada. She plans to go to Europe and hopefully to Expo 70.

1988…

   Hazel now lives with her husband Steve in the lovely little town of Salmo, with their gorgeous family of four: Garnet (11), Shelby (9), Lindy (7) and Darci (5). They have spent a considerable number of years in the southern interior (after Hazel tried a couple of summers and winters in Montreal) with Steve working as a mining engineer and Hazel a bank teller. In Salmo, Hazel has taught fitness classes and has become involved with the 'Maxwell Dancers' of Castelgar. And when she finds things getting dull, Hazel enjoys sewing and related crafts...

2015…

   How do we sum up our dear, spunky, passionate Hazel? ...She Was Absolutely Incredible!

   Our beloved mother, daughter, Grammy, aunt, sister, and friend Hazel, left us suddenly but peacefully in her sleep, of a heart attack while visiting her family and newest granddaughter in Northern Alberta. Hazel, will be remembered for her constant smile and laughter, her energetic enthusiasm for life and family, her wicked dance moves, and the passion for her family.

   Daughter of William (passed at age 43 of heart attack) and Edna McIntyre of Vancouver, BC, Hazel McIntyre was born March.14, 1950 with a smile on her face that rarely went away.

   An amazing, sparkly spirit, Hazel has given so much of her love, her wisdom, and her compassion for people freely, beautiful things to carry with us for the rest of our lives.

   Hazel’s done everything from working in the student union building at UBC with her girlfriends (where she met and married a cute engineer named Steve), to being a spandex clad mid 80’s aerobics & fitness instructor, to dancing with the much more refined Maxwell School of Dance in Castlegar, BC. She started her own children’s clothing line, then went on to do production work for a local designer.

   Despite being diagnosed with an aggressive form of arthritis, Hazel continued to show her zest and enthusiasm for life by training and completing her first marathon in Bermuda. She then moved on to a number of charity road bike races, and finally triathlons, training with her beloved Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club in Nelson, BC.

   Hazel and her husband of 30 years, Steve Miller, devoted themselves to raising their 4 children, Garnet Miller (Heather), Shelby Gielen (Scott), Lindy Miller (Seykoya 8yrs), and Darci Wiwchar (Kim, Hudson 2yrs, Bronwyn 2 weeks). She is also survived by her younger sister Sue Smith (Bruce), and her beloved niece Sara McIntyre (Jose), and nephew Matthew Smith.

   Hazel had so much love in her to give that even after devoting herself to her children and 3 beloved grandchildren she extended herself to the Salmo Community. After raising her family, Hazel graduated from the Social Service Worker program at Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC in 1992 and began her work in Salmo, which spanned over 23 years with the RCMP Victim Services, as well as the Salmo Community Services. Hazel’s passion for her beloved playgroups and her work with young families in Salmo is a true testament to her compassionate and selfless nature.

   It is because of this passion that in lieu of flowers, our family is encouraging donations to be made to the Salmo Community Services, with ‘Hazel’ in the memo, to continue her work.

 

 

Jill Mitchell

Jill died in October, 2006.

1968…

After graduating, this grad plans a long summer holiday down south. At the beginning of next year she will enroll at V.C.C. In her free time Jill enjoys camping and hiking in the backwoods of Vancouver Island. Also included in her interests are the regular trips to North Van.

 

2008…

(Ed. Note:  Phil Stuart was able to tell us about Jill as he knew her from summers at their families’ cottages on Lang Bay, near Powell River.)

   Jill was indeed able to indulge her passion for travelling; after doing that for several years she settled down in Lang Bay on some beachfront property she inherited from her mother.  She worked for Canada Post as a mail carrier for some years and then retired from that to do more travelling.  Along the way she had a son (Alexander) who would have been about 17 when she died.

 

 

Murray Moubert

Murray died before our 2008 Reunion. 

1968…

Murray does not participate in many school activities but out of school he is interested in watching and playing baseball and also in cars. After he graduates, Murray is planning on going to S.F.U. to further his education.

 

 

Pat Parker

Pat died in May, 2011.

         

1968…

Pat's main interest lies in construction and outside of school he spends much of his spare time building models. After leaving Point he will attend B.C.I.T. where he will learn building technology. Pat is sure to be successful as he shows talent in this field.

2011…

   PARKER, Patrick Joseph March 28, 1950 - May 23, 2011

   Pat finally lost his five year battle with mesothelioma, his devoted wife Jeanie at his side in St. Mary's Hospital, Sechelt.  Pat was born in Vancouver and spent his childhood there and in logging camps with his family.  He graduated from Point Grey High School in 1968 and BCIT in Building Technologies in 1970. He and Jeanie (nee Norton) married in 1984 and enjoyed a life on the Sunshine Coast filled with laughter, good friends, good food, and good wine. Pat was very respected and revered in his profession as "the heating guy".  He was a member of the Roberts Creek Volunteer Fire Department more than ten years and served on the executive of the Roberts Creek Legion. He loved travel, his home, his garden, his workshop, music, and his wife, not necessarily in that order. Predeceased by his father J.T. (Roli) Parker, Pat leaves to mourn his mother Macrina, his siblings Barbara (David) Howell, Vincent, Teresa (Dennis) Tetreau, Michael (Chris Broatch), Brian, and Gary (Michelle Smits); his wife Jeanie, her brother David (Marilyn) Norton, thirteen nieces and nephews, and increasing numbers of grand-nieces and nephews.

  Pat wished to express his deepest thanks to the nurses, doctors, friends and family members who cared for and supported him and Jeanie in the last few years. A memorial service celebrating Pat's life (was) held Monday, May 30,  at Devlin Funeral Home in Gibsons. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, Canuck Place or a charity of your choice.

 

 

Kerry Phillips (Benwell)

Kerry died in December, 2001.

1968…

Sewing and knitting are two of this grad's outside interests as witnessed by the number of attractive outfits she has worn to school. Her athletic activities include skating. Kerry's plan after graduation is to attend a vocational school to learn the hairdressing trade.

2008…

(Ed. Note:  Wayne Benwell, Kerry’s husband since 1970, chose to have us post this ‘update’ of their life together.)

   In early 2001 Kerry was diagnosed with acute leukemia and following ten months of a brave battle and painful suffering she died on Christmas Day, 2001.

   Kerry's main legacies are our two sons and one daughter that continue to love and miss her with all their hearts.  She also left behind two granddaughters who absolutely adored her.

   Since her passing, our offspring have provided one more granddaughter and three grandsons.  And, although she never met them on earth, Kerry no doubt looks down upon them with great affection and pride. Kerry was very active in her church and was devoted to God, and served Him with faith and dedication for many years.

   Despite Kerry's very high academic achievements throughout her school years, she decided that upon graduating from Point Grey she would attend Vancouver Vocational Institute to learn hairdressing, rather than to pursue a University education.  This ‘misuse of intellect’ distressed a number of her teachers at Point, who thought this was a complete waste of her scholastic ability.  Kerry however was determined that she'd had enough formal schooling.

   Kerry worked as a hairdresser as she followed me around the country as I transferred from Vancouver to Montreal and subsequently to Toronto with the Royal Bank. Then, once children began arriving on the scene, she became a full time stay-at-home mom and wife for the remainder of her life. Kerry loved to read and her hobbies included knitting, crafts and gardening -- all of which satisfied her creative interests.

   Kerry will always be remembered fondly by all of her family, friends and everyone who knew her during her far too short life.

 

 

Chris Prior

Chris died before our 2008 Reunion. 

1968…

Not too active in school clubs or sports, Chris's time is taken up in running a light show. With the proceeds from this he plans to travel after grad but he does not know where as yet.

 

 

Doug Pryke

 Doug died in November, 2016

         

1968…

"Yea Doug! Yea Pryke! Yea Yea Doug Pryke!!" Doug the playmaker on our Senior Basketball team has a certain pet peeve—as any of the cheerleaders will tell you! Aside from holding a job at Safeway, Doug states one of his favorite pastimes as watching TV, especially horror movies! Next year he plans to attend U.B.C.

2008…

   How could it be another 20 years...  In 1989, Valerie and I ‘moved to the country’, about an hour outside of Toronto, to a property where we grow trees and wildflowers!  We will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary next year and are currently planning another visit to France to celebrate.

   In 1987, I started my own consulting practice working on environmental issues on behalf of the international pulp and paper industry.  With this business, I have been fortunate to travel extensively throughout Canada, the US, Sweden, Finland, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia, making fantastic friends along the way. 

   My passion remains all things sporting -- with a particular emphasis on golf and whitewater/wilderness canoeing.  Last fall I completed one of my life-goals to golf the great courses of Scotland.

   With my canoeing buddies we have experienced Canada's north, visiting such spectacular places as the Nahanni, Coppermine, Mountain, Thelon, Dumoine and Missinabi rivers and the north shore of Lake Superior.

   While we are not snowbirds, we take "canoe trips in the car" each winter to the desert southwest, stopping in to see Mom and Dad (true snowbirds) in Phoenix. 

   Best wishes to all Point Grey grads. Have a wonderful time at the Reunion

2016…

   After several months bravely fighting cancer, Doug passed away suddenly with loved ones by his side on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the age of 66. Survived by his loving partner, Cheryl Preston; dear wife, Valerie Pryke; his devoted brother, Gary Pryke; and niece and nephew, Carly and Benjamin.

   Doug graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1973 and went on to have a 40 year career as a professional chemical engineer in association with ERCO Worldwide, promoting and defending the pulp and paper industry with respect to pulp bleaching and environmental issues. Doug was known and respected around the world for his bleaching and environmental expertise. Doug was also the founding executive director of Alliance for Environmental Technology, an association of Canadian and U.S. chemical manufacturers and forest products companies. Doug was honoured to be named a TAPPI Fellow and has authored over 40 publications in the fields of chemical engineering, bleach plant closure, chlorine dioxide bleaching and environmental issues.

   Doug was a passionate golfer and member of Devil's Pulpit Golf Association in Caledon. In addition, Doug was an ardent white water canoeist organizing and participating in many Canadian river challenges. Although Doug spent his last 40 years in southern Ontario, he was born in Vancouver and leaves many friends in the West.

   Doug will be fondly remembered by so many for his unshakable integrity, his never-ending curiousity, sense of fairness, and his infectious laugh that could be heard across any room. Laughter was important to Doug and was delighted if he could make someone smile.

   A heartfelt thanks to all the many doctor's and staff who provided Doug with such wonderful care.

   As per Doug's wishes, there (was) a celebration of Doug's life at his beloved Devil's Pulpit Golf Association, 3035 Escarpment Sideroad, Caledon Village, ON, on Thursday, December 15, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation or to the DPGA Members' Charitable Foundation.

 

 

Dwain Reidel

Dwain died in 2002.

1968…

This year Dwain was a member of Junior Achievement and was also kept busy with driving, skiing and “les jeunes filles”.  During school he was a participant in Inter-House volleyball.  Next year, Dwain plans to attend university on a commerce program

 

2008…

   Dwain died in 2002 in Burlington, Ont.  He is survived by his wife Silvia and sons, Sean and Michael.

 

 

Nan Robertson

Nan died in December, 1995.

1968…

This happy gal was a hard working member of the grad decorations committee. After school and on weekends Nan's time is occupied by her job at Woodwards. She also enjoys skiing and sewing. U.B.C. and the Faculty of Education will be steps towards her goal of becoming a primary school teacher.

 

Ken Shortreed

Ken died in January, 2016.

1968…

Ken's future aim is to become a zoologist. After graduation he will attend U.B.C. on a science program. His interests lie in such sports as fishing, water-skiing and games of handball at the "Y". Saturday nights are awfully interesting too!!?

2016…

Kenneth S. Shortreed, born February 6th, 1951, passed away very suddenly at his home in Chilliwack on January 26th.  He is lovingly remembered and will be profoundly missed by his wife Edith, his daughter Kelly Knill (Patrick), his son, Bill Shortreed, and his grandchildren, Jaxson and Madison Knill and Kaya Shortreed, his dog, Sadie; also, by his mother, Jean Shortreed and his sister, Susan Evans, nieces and nephews, Sarah, David Christopher and Katherine Evans.  He was predeceased by his father,  William Shortreed.

 

 

Anne Smith (Page)

Anne died in September, 2015.

1968…

This vivacious grad was Sports Rep. for Paris this year and a member of Point's Senior Grasshockey team. Outside of school, Anne is kept busy with modern dancing lessons and skis whenever she can. After graduation she will attend U.B.C. on a science program.

1988…

   Anne got her degree in pharmacy at UBC, after which she worked in hospitals. Enough was enough: Anne left for Asia, and then lived in New Zealand where she met her husband Michael. After working and travelling until 1979, they married and have since had 2 boys, aged 6 and 3. Then, enough was not enough, and Anne returned to school for an MSC in Healthcare Planning and Administration. She is currently a full-time Mom here in Vancouver.

2015... Shared Memories from September, 2015

From Chris Harvey:
   Anne was diagnosed with stomach cancer several months ago and the treatment didn't take. She went back for further treatment about two or three weeks before she died, and spent her last days at home  All her kids were with her. Coincidentally, just a few days before she died, Pat's husband and daughter stayed with us and they described their good-byes with her. They said that she was seemingly at peace, and was simply grateful for a very rich life which as the obit says goes all the way back to the years when we first knew her and where I was joined in Miss Bromley's Grade 1 class by Nick in our shared and somewhat significant crushes on both Pat and Anne.

From Nick Orchard:
   Yes, Anne was my first crush in grade 2 (I’d forgotten I’d shared it with you). She was such a warm-spirited and positive soul and I’m profoundly sad I shall never see her again. Live every day to the fullest my dear friends, and I’ll see you on the 25th.

From Jock Reid:
   Yes, I too saw Anne's obituary this morning - so sad. I know her husband Michael through VGH. I'm sure he's devastated. You all have said it, but Anne was a special person - so wonderful and happy.  My memory takes me back to one of the talent shows - very 60's - I think Doug Walker had a hand in writing it.  At one part Anne with a bunch of others name hopping onto the stage chiming the words "happy, happy, happy, happy, happy etc." and I remember thinking how perfect it was that Anne was a part of it - she personified "happy".

 

 

Pat Smith

Pat died in March, 2008.

                                    

1968…

Choreography seems to be one of this girl's many talents, as witnessed by the wonderful dances in the Centennial Fair and the talent shows in the past years. Pat has also been a great cheerleader for the last three years. She enjoys skiing on the weekends and plans to attend U.B.C.

2008…

   Pat passed away on Sunday, March 23rd 2008   Such a bright spirit, she is lovingly remembered by her beloved family – her husband Gerardo Avila, her children Antonio and Maria, her mother Margaret and her sister Anne.

   After high school, Pat traveled widely and spent much of her time between Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and Mexico.  She had such a wonderful passion for teaching nursing and worked at UBC, West Coast College and Vancouver Community College.

   Pat truly was a marvelous person – always listening, helping others and was hugely respected by her students and colleagues whom she loved deeply.  She showed tremendous strength, especially in the last year of her life -- our peaceful warrior.  Her positive energy will live on with all those whose lives she has touched. 

 

Pat,

You are Love.

We thank you for your Love

Your love reached us all.

You are the spirit of love

That will live forever in our hearts.

 

 

 

Deena Sproule

Deena died in December, 1977.

1968…

Deena is a hard-working model for the Adrienne Cameron Agency. She left Point Grey half way through the year in pursuit of her modelling career. We wish her success!