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

Kelly McBride (Lemphers)

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

An active member of the Biology Club, Kelly is very interested in sports. In addition to being a member of the track team, she finds time after school and on weekends to ski and go horseback riding. She also belongs to C.G.I.T. After grad Kelly wishes to become a dental assistant, and then travel.

Kelly studied nursing at VCC Langara and became an RN; but not before she met the classmate she would soon marry. The husband and wife nursing team worked for several years in public health at various locations from the Queen Charlotte Islands to Halifax, and ultimately settled in Sherwood Park, Alberta, where Kelly spends most of her time with her 3 children aged 8, 6 and 2, and in Church and community life.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary McBride (Barton)

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

One of London's talented cheerleaders, Mary was also a member of the Future Teacher's Club. She enjoys sewing and was secretary of the Hi-C group at Knox Church. Next year Mary will either enter the Faculty of Education at U.B.C. or go to an eastern university.

Mary spent a short time at Vancouver City College, then moved to Victoria where she worked at U.Vic. Somewhere along the way she met and married her husband Dan, and they moved to San Diego. There, Mary began a career in real estate which was briefly interrupted when their daughter Chandra (11) was born. They now live in Spokane, Washington where they "work, fish and play." Mary is determined to attend the reunion, as she was forced to miss graduation due to mononucleosis.

 

 

 

 

 

Doug McDiarmid

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Hunting, skin-diving and hockey are Doug's favorite activities out of school. He was a member of the Centennial Committee this year and was seen operating a booth too!! He is planning to go to U.B.C. after graduation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave McDonald

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Dave's favorite hobby is motorcycling. He enjoys riding around and drag racing at Mission. His after grad ambition is to take a tour of Europe on a motorcycle. He then plans to continue his education in a yet undecided field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh McDonald

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Hugh, another import from Magee this year states his interests as being modern art, sports cars and music. Next year he plans to earn some money and then travel—hopefully to Mexico or South America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy McGuinness

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

This busy gal was on the volleyball team and was also one of the P.B.X. operators. Her outside interests and activities include sewing, reading, ice skating and holding a part time job in a bakery. Next year she hopes to find a good job and possibly later further her education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan McKay

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

 

Susan, a member of the Nurses Aides Club could often be found helping in the library at noon hour and after school. In her spare time she enjoys writing to Pen Pals, collecting records and stamps, riding and swimming. She plans to become a Librarian or go into Animal Husbandry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy McKinnon

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

This friendly grad is a member of the Senior Choir and also the Grad Decorations Sub-Committee. On the weekends Kathy likes working at the Sank of Commerce and in any spare time she has, she sews her own clothes. After graduation Kathy plans to go to U.B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marion McLean

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

Marion is well-known for her lovely voice. She enjoys skiing and playing her guitar in her spare time. She was a member of the grad committee this year. Her plans for after graduation are uncertain, but she will probably do something in the music field.

 

Hello everybody!  Have a great time at the reunion!  As for my life, I live over in Sidney and am enjoying the single life!  Tons of time for my garden, my dog, my boat, my little fitness job and my tiny ferry job.

 

 

 

 

 

Grant MacDonald

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

Grant, who has always been involved in school activities has done a great job as Chairman of the Grad Committee this year. Out of school he skis, plays baseball and tennis and works on cars. He is going to Europe for a year after grad and will later attend U.B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat (Trish) MacLennan

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

Pat, a busy model for the Adrienne Cameron Agency was kept on the go this year by her many appointments. Music and modern dancing also hold her interest. After her graduation Pat plans to go to a modelling school in San Francisco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian MacKenzie

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008… Unable to attend Reunion.

Brian can often be found working at Super Valu. His outside interests are stated as girls, beaches, Stanley Park and clouds! Also teeth, green lawns and 37th avenue! Brian plans to go to V.C.C. and then to U.B.C. where he will graduate on a B.Sc. At the end of first year he hopes to go away for a year of work and play.

After receiving my law degree (UBC ‘75) I was very lucky to be able to practice in Vancouver and Kelowna and even luckier in 1978 to marry Christine De La Plante (PG ’68).  We eventually moved to Southern California where I completed an LLM in taxation law.  Christine has worked directly with me in my law practice for the past twenty years -- though I did allow her some time-off for maternity leave…

We have two terrific 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.

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

Our “greatest achievements”?  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.

 

 

 

 

Ian MacKenzie

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Ian, a hard working science student finds time to ski on the weekends especially on Whistler Mountain. After graduation he is going to U.B.C. and will enter into the Faculty of Science. Ian would like to specialize in some field of physics and do research work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John MacKenzie

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott MacKenzie

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

This boy enjoys and is active in a variety of out-of-door sports. At school he plays rugby and outside of school he skiis and swims. After graduation Scott would like to enter U.B.C. in the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Mabee

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Doug was on Grade Council this year as president of class 6. He holds a weekend job at Woodwards and the rest of his spare time is spent hunting and fishing. After going to U.B.C. he hopes to have a career in B.C.'s great outdoors in the field of forestry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Mahood

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

Jim, alias Guru Jimi Mahoodishi Yogi Hendrix, was an outstanding member of the unique Monotones. He also played on house basketball and volleyball teams. On weekends we find him joining the gang on Grouse, After grad Jim plans to join the Faculty of Science at U.B.C. and specialize in Physics. Another Mr. Nordman??

It has been a long time since Point Grey and I was happy to hear about the 40-year reunion; sorry I’m not able to be there. 

After high school I went to university for a long, long time -- well past the legal limit I'm sure!  I visited a variety of faculties, mostly at the University of Alberta but with a couple of extra years in Toronto and England.  Since all that, I have been working in Edmonton as a spinal deformity surgeon, a branch of orthopedics.

My wife Jo Anne and I were married in 1978 and we have three ‘children’ -- all boys.  Shaun is now 26 and our twins, Eric and David are now both 23.  They seem to be happy young men.  No grandchildren yet, though we have been granted one grandpuppy who is a lot of fun.  Our various pastimes have centred around skiing and music.  We were heavily involved with freestyle skiing while the boys were growing up.  We all play musical instruments and have spent a lot of time trying to make music together…  Plus, I am proud to say that after many years of being in the church choir, I can actually sing my part (most days)!

I hope the reunion is successful and fun and I appreciate being remembered!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loren Malthouse

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

A member of the Senior Choir, Loren is one of the group who meet with Mr. Ethridge after school on Wednesdays for French. Her outside interests are Job's Daughters, swimming and teaching piano. Loren plans to go to U.B.C. and then Europe after she graduates.

Loren is one of several grads who acted on their stated intention to travel to Europe following graduation. While there she learned to say "where is the bathroom?" in several languages. Since then, she has been working as an R.N. in several locations including the far North where she flew many emergency flights. She currently lives in Richmond.

 

 

 

 

 

Brent Mardon

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Brent is one of the necessary members of the Printing Club which puts out bur Annual. His many outside interests include girls, water-skiing, boating, hiking and generally having a good time. Brent plans eventually to attend U.B.C. and enter the Faculty of Science.

Brent lives in West Point Grey, and says he is a "manager." We wonder whether this means that he manages his business or his two dogs. We do know that he loves every minute of living in Vancouver; he and his spouse/significant other may produce children soon, which may affect Brent's ability to manage(!)

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Martin

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

High-scorer and star of our Senior Basketball team, this athlete played on the Senior Rugby team and was on the Grad Committee. Eric spends his spare time boating, water-skiing and sleeping. After grad he will head out to U.B.C. Being an ambitious person, Eric will rise to great heights in the future.

Eric is an executive in the area of real estate development. He "UBC'd, married, worked, SFU'd, worked"; had lots of fun, then kids, then a period of slightly less fun, and POOF! Its' the 20 year reunion. Eric lives here in Vancouver with his wife Jennifer, their children Cynthia (7) and John (3).

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Mason

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

One of this grad's main interests is getting money and having a good time spending it. Paul plays a good game of pool in his spare time. Although his future plans are not certain, Paul would like to join the Air Force or do computational work.

Paul combined his desire for money with his computational skill and joined Scotia Bank on July 2, 1968.  He is still with them, now as a manager in Kamloops, where he lives with wife(?) Judy. In the past 20 years he has lived what he describes as a normal banker’s life(?!).

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Matheson

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008… Unable to attend Reunion.

As a member of the grad sub-committee, Sandy helped to paint the scenery for our grad dance. Her numerous outside interests include skiing, swimming, Young People's and Hi-C. Sandy plans to go to U.B.C. for a teaching degree and then go to Europe.

After completing my BEd at U.B.C., I backpacked around Europe and North Africa for eight months.  I then settled into thirty consecutive years of teaching students in grades four to seven in the Vancouver School District.  Throughout that time, I continued my travels during school vacations.  I embarked upon a major trip to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia plus I have visited Washington, California, and Nevada quite a few times.  I have enjoyed Hawaii on numerous occasions, and I have toured Great Britain extensively -- especially Scotland, where I was born.

I am now in my third year of retirement, and enjoying every moment of it.  I'm busy working on the many hobbies and crafts that I enjoy, but which I didn't have time for while teaching.  I am single, and have no children -- 30 kids in the classroom was always enough! 

"Wise" sayings:  Life can be short... make the world a better place by being kind and respectful to one another.  Exterior facades are not nearly as important as internal qualities.

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Melton

 

 

Living in Vancouver.

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

This petite London House cheerleader was a member of the Intermediate Grasshockey team and the basketball refreshments committee. Outside of school Claire's hobbies are artistry and sewing. Claire's future plans are not definite as yet, but she might possibly work for awhile and then go to U.B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Merilees

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Bob was another active member of the Senior Basketball team this year and could be found on Friday nights passing that ball or taking aim for a basket. After leaving Point, he plans to work for a year and then it’s off to Europe.

Point Grey??  But that was 40 years ago!!

I guess I do remember some things -- like climbing the fence and crossing the railway tracks to get to school. How about the 15 Flavors Ice cream place, the Ding Ho, Mary’s across from the school, Dean’s pool hall, the Avenue Grill, Hills of Kerrisdale, dodging the prefects in one way halls, and room 202 -- detention hall!  ( I spent a lot of my childhood there!)  Slave Day, Box lunch day, murderball, plus many more. Hope these jog everybody else’s memory too!

As for me, I was with the Royal Bank for 17 years; Weston luggage Ltd for 15 years. I’m now semi-retired, living in Gibsons and looking after two Kiwanis Apartment complexes. I had to get married -- because my wife was just too cute (Nancy Nowell, a PG Grad of ’69).  We have 2 sons, 34 and 31. They have both hopefully grown up and are indeed somewhere between axe murderers and brain surgeons.

I continued to play basketball until 2007 when I finally realized the other guys were getting younger and I couldn’t see the clock on the other side of the gym without my glasses. Everybody has glasses now don’t they?  Oh well, I guess we will see in June -- I missed the last reunion, due to family commitments, and look forward to attending this one.

 

 

 

 

 

David Miller

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Very interested in today's education, Dave can carry a conversation with anyone on this subject. He was a member of the SA de AS and also helped with drama productions. His favorite sports are rugby, skiing and track. After grad he plans to travel around Europe.

My English degree from SFU was perfect preparation for working ‘up the coast’ as a combo ranch-hand plus first-aid attendant in some isolated logging camps and fish plants.  And it was especially useful for my stints as a plastic pipe sales-rep, a child care worker, a psychiatric aide, a newspaper reporter and a ‘few other pursuits’ somewhere in BC and Alberta.  But by my mid-thirties I was missing a sense of security (no money!); I knew I had to get a trade – something I could work at forever if I had to.  So, back to school for an MA in Counselling Psychology from UBC plus training in Gestalt therapy.  This gave me the means to begin my current career (20 years and counting) in counselling and as a teacher of counselling.  After a few years at Vancouver Community College (where I met Donna, my current wife -- or as she has quickly restated, my last wife), I decided I needed more ‘excitement’ and so I began working with Addiction Services in Vancouver where I continue to counsel youth and adult clients plus provide shop steward services as needed.

Donna and I have 2 children: Tara is 17 and has been acting in numerous stage productions for the past several years, and Daniel is 14 and a marvel in the kitchen.  I’ve continued a little writing plus much reading of poetry ‘as if my life depended on it’.  Sometimes I think it is that important!

2008…  Continued

A current interest is getting my recently acquired 60 year old wood and canvas Peterborough freight-canoe repainted and varnished and back on the water.  Both kids have been informed they will love paddling me around!

 

 

 

 

Barb Moran (Declue)

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

This busy grad acted as vice-president of Paris House this year and was also a member of Point's Senior Choir. Aside from working on the weekends and teaching Sunday School, Barb's interests are held by swimming, sewing and Young Peoples. Barb's future goal is as yet undecided, although she will attend U.B.C. in the fall.

After graduation I spent a year at UBC and then went to work for the Royal Bank.  I left the bank in May 1971 and travelled Europe stopping to work in Athens and London and returned home in December 1972.    I was re-hired by the Royal Bank and spent another year there before I realized that I wanted to work in the travel industry so I got a job with CP Air.  Met hubby there and married in 1977.  Tired of shift work, I left CP in '81 and until I retired in 2001, worked as support staff in a variety of interesting companies. 

Now that I'm retired I wonder how I had time for a job -- I've always got some sort of project on the go and my ongoing battle-of-the-bulge means spending time at the gym. 

And who can resist a good book and good friends.  We have no children but do have a 31-year-old horse that we affectionately refer to as "the money pit".  We've visited various parts of the world over the years but now we prefer loading up the car and exploring Beautiful British Columbia.  Life is pretty darn good.  I'm the luckiest girl in the world!

2008…  Continued

I look forward to the reunion and wish each and every one of you good health and happiness.   

My words of wisdom:  ‘Dates on calendars are closer than they appear!’

 

 

 

 

Linda Muloin

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

One of Point's industrious P.B.X. operators,. Linda enjoys sewing and reading in her spare time. She also works part time in an office. After graduation she plans to take a break by going on a trip somewhere and then settling down to permanent office work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dianne Mylrea

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Unable to attend Reunion.

Dianne has many outside interests but she prefers to keep them to herself!? Next year she would like to enter V.C.C. to start her training for a career in social work. Liking children, Dianne wishes to work in an orphanage after she gets her degree.

After living in Europe, Dianne studied social work an then counselled juveniles and those with special needs Although this is her present occupation, she has done much else in the past 20 years, including travelling in Asia an the South Pacific with husband Guy, and giving birth to he son Kalan (5) and daughter Sacha (2). Dianne is also a active feminist and lives in North Vancouver.

 

 

 

 

 

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