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

Barb Rea (Mason)

 

 

  

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2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

Barb, usually found amidst the action was Secretary of Student Council this year and also Activities Editor of the Annual. Outside of school Barb enjoys skiing. After graduation from Point Barb plans to join the crowds at U.B.C. and eventually become an elementary school teacher.

Barb lives in Aldergrove with husband Peter and their two children, Stephen (11) and. Alison (8). We know that Barb has done other things, but the way she describes it, she hasn't been out of school (of one kind or another) since 1968. It seems Barb studied education and has been a teacher for quite a few years. She says, with a straight face, that she has enjoyed every minute of it!

 

 

 

 

 

Jock Reid

 

 

  

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2008… Will be attending Reunion.

Jock was the efficient President of Student Council this year and has done a great job contributing much to the school. Also a sports enthusiast, he skis, plays rugby and is a participant in track and field. Jock frequently finds time from his busy schedule to attend Young Life meetings. Future plans include U.B.C. on a science program.

After high school, I tried to remain institutionalized for as long as possible by staying in school forever. They finally wanted all the student loans back and I was forced to enter adult life as a schoolteacher in Calgary.  After a serious clerical error led to my being admitted to medical school in 1977, I continued with my tactic of remaining cloistered by training in general and vascular surgery in Vancouver and finally finishing my childhood in Dallas at the world-famous Parkland Hospital (remember JFK and the book depository?) with training in trauma surgery.  All this took until 1986, so in reality, I was able to double my time in school.  Along the way I gained two daughters and lost one marriage.  My daughters, now in their late 20s, live in Calgary, the eldest works for an oil company in marketing and the youngest is an ICU nurse at Foothills hospital.

Since then, life has been here in Vancouver, working at St. Paul’s hospital, with the occasional side order of work at VGH.  I have remarried and have two more daughters, now ages 12 and 14.  To my great misfortune, they have discovered horses and the great professor can be found at the barn on many given weekends, shoveling horse dung into a wheelbarrow.  While this ignoble end may be a metaphor for life, ashes to ashes – dust to dung, my life has turned out pretty well.  There have been many bumps along

 

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the way, so far, but I thankfully remain well and for the most part, alert – although my daughters may give you some disagreement on this last part.

 

 

 

 

Mike Renwick

 

 

  

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Mike, an active ski enthusiast usually spends his winters on the slopes. During school this year he was a member of the Ski Club and Tennis Club and was also on Grad Committee. After grad Mike plans to attend U.B.C. for a year and then go to an eastern college for a major in zoology. In his extra time he will be a ski bum.

After having a good time at Point, I trudged through the rain at UBC to complete a BSc in Marine Biology; worked a bit, but missed the rain so went back to complete an MBA in Marketing (1976).

After slogging it through a few years in coastal ‘fish camps’, I felt a need to find dryer golf-courses so I was fortunate to work in Hawaii and the Philippines. (The latter with United Nations/FAO as a consultant).  Similarly, I was lucky to be able to work with a team from the Vancouver Aquarium in a ‘fisheries expedition’ to Eastern Africa and the Comoro Islands.

Finally reality struck and I was able to settled down to 12 years of corporate jobs with the largest Canadian seafood processing company (National Marketing Mgr--Clover Leaf) and then to work setting up the marketing and sales department for a Norwegian-owned BC-based salmon-farming company.  This led to Marketing & Sales for a family operated seafood company in Vancouver which was the evolution in 1992 of Renwick & Associates, which continues to date.

I am currently Managing Director, Great Pacific BioProducts Ltd, Delta, which produces fish biproducts for use in the agriculture and human natural health products sectors and am the co-founder and Executive Director of a BC based fishermen and processor

Mike R -- Same terrific smile...

 

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Association, currently seeking global sustainability certification for the BC dogfish fishery.

My wife Sherry and I have lived in Boundary Bay, near Tsawwassen, for the past 12 years; we have a wonderful daughter, Taylor who’s now all grown up!

When I’m not golfing, I volunteer as Director of the Tsawwassen Business Association, the BC BioProducts Association, and the Earthwise Society.  Speaking of golf, (which I still love); I’ve golfed on every continent except one…

 

 

 

 

Tom Roberts

 

 

 

 

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Tom's interests include cars and the citizen band radio. Aside from this Tom holds a job and also finds the time for the occasional hunting and fishing trip. After graduation, he plans to study aircraft maintenance at B.C.I.T.

Tom has, it seems, spent the entire past 20 years designing, building and operating submersibles. ("We wonder whether he first got the idea by watching submarine races at Spanish Banks in the 60's.) Somehow, though, he has found time to marry his wife Judy and have a daughter, Tracy, age 16. They live, above water, here in Vancouver.

 

 

 

 

 

Wendie Rodd

 

 

 

 

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Wendie, an excellent figure skater, also wrote many articles for the Pointer. At home she finds enjoyment in creative writing. Since Wendie's talent lies in writing, she will continue in this field as a career. After a year at U.B.C. she will enroll at U.S.C. where she will study journalism. She hopes eventually to become a foreign correspondent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura (Lindley) Roff

 

 

  

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2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

Laura, a member of our Senior Choir, was also on the grad decorations sub-committee. Her outside interests include "playing her guitar, listening to music, dreaming and making money!" After graduating, Laura plans to attend university to get her degree in teaching. In the future she would like to go on exchange to England. She says she'll get there somehow, sometime.

Since our last update in 1988, I have left the practice of law -- I claim that I became perfect (others have a different opinion), therefore I did not need to practice anymore!  (Seems I’m just as opinionated now as I was in 1968.)  I have been using my ‘legal background’ to work for WorkSafe BC (WCB) as a Case Manager: first in Prince George and now in Kamloops (since 1991).

Here in Kamloops, I am able to enjoy my 4 nieces and nephews, plus 6, going on 7, great-nieces and nephews!  My hobbies include birding, geology, travel, reading mystery novels, photography and (my obsession since age 13) genealogy.

During 2006-07, I took a year off work and travelled around the world -- US, UK, Europe, South Africa and Australia.  I really enjoyed visiting friends and tracking down long-lost relatives plus visiting out-of-the-way places.  I came back here to work again, but with a whole different outlook, thank goodness!  My plan is to work until 65 but include frequent travel – indeed, that’s one 1968 goal I have achieved.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to join you all at the 40th Reunion -- I'll just have to survive to 2018 and come to the 50th!  On the weekend of the Reunion, I will be hiking ‘The Bearpaw’ in Sequoia National Park in California.

Some words I’ve tried to live by: "Find your dream - make it come true".

 

 

 

 

Andrea Ross

 

 

 

 

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This quiet grad, new to Point this year from the Interior spends much of her extra time with her horse. She is artistic and enjoys sports such as skiing and horseback riding. After graduation Andrea will either get a job or go to an art school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Rowan

 

 

 

 

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Linda has a wide range of activities and is interested in sports especially in hockey. Discotheques and the Retinal Circus also hold her interest. After graduating she intends to further her education at V.C.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary-Lou Rowell (Curtis)

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

This vivacious grad could often be found operating the P.B.X. switchboard this year. Reading, drawing and especially writing occupy Puddie's spare time as seen by her submissions to Gingberbread House. After grad she plans to work for awhile and then attend university to go in for either teaching or journalism.

"Puddie" put her husband Alan through university, and in 1975 they moved to Prince George where he took a teaching position. After having 2 daughters, now aged 12 and 9, Puddie returned to work. She is currently the Credit Manager for Esso Petroleum. Her creative nature expresses itself in unusual ways: collection letters and internal reports! It seems that her plans for the future involve surviving both her daughters' teenage years and Bill Van der Zalm.

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Royston

 

 

 

 

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One of our sports-minded grads, Rick is a member of the golf club and the badminton club, as well as being a high scorer on our Senior Basketball team. His outside interests parallel his school activities, especially in golf. Rick will be going to U.B.C. next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Rushton

 

 

 

 

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Doug's interests lean towards more peaceful activities such as fishing and reading. Next year Doug plans to go out to U.B.C. to take the Arts I course after which he will enter a career in either writing or law.

A brief update: I'm still involved in journalism, although now I teach it and train journalists plus do other media-related stuff overseas, mostly in the Middle East.  If you want to know more, check out the NGO Media&Democracy Group.

We live in North Vancouver (have never lived in Surrey; not sure why the last update thought so), having spent three years in Toronto before coming to our senses and selling everything to travel for nine months; mostly in Africa.

More importantly and still a source of surprise and wonder to me, I'm still married to the same woman!  Our two ‘kids’ are aged 25 (she will become a teacher next year) and 19 (he's a lead singer in a rock band and will move out and become rich and famous and finance my retirement soon, en’shallah).

My plan now is to live as long as possible, work as little as possible, and become a burden for the next generation.

 

 

 

 

Dan Sage

 

 

  

1968…

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2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Point's own "mad violinist", Danny has been an avid participant in house activities, track, prefects, Grad Committee and Boy's Foods. Out of school, Dan lists cars and music as his interests. He will attend U.B.C. for a B.A., then a Ph.D. in history. After that he plans to retire???

Greetings Point Greyers.  I guess I can say I've lived a pretty quiet life, never having left Vancouver.  After getting a Geography degree from UBC, I started working for the Federal Government as a surveyor with Transport Canada, and then got into civil engineering work and architecture at the Vancouver Airport.

After 7 years there, I joined Public Works Canada and have been with them ever since. I was involved in Library Square in 1995 and APEC in 1997.

I met my wife Sandra way back in a Roman History (class) at UBC when I leaned over to light her cigarettte -- we could smoke in class in 1973!  We have 3 boys born 1984, ’87 and ‘91 -- our youngest is still in Grade 10.  (So guess who’s working for a little while longer…)

As I joke at work:  I’ve been married to the same woman for 32 years; have lived in the same house for 30 years; have worked for the same firm (Fed. Government) for 35 years; have gone to the same doctor for 42 years and have gone to the same bank (BMO - 41st & West Boulevard ) for 52 years!  The ‘punchline’ is that I am either in a groove or in a rut!  Time will tell…

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Bonnie Sanford (Holland)

 

 

  

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This lively Prefect enjoys a variety of sports, especially skiing, horseback riding, yoga and tennis. Bonnie is an excellent seamstress and her future career understandably lies in this field. She will attend V.C.C. for first year and then transfer to the U.B.C. department of Home Economics. First however, a trip to Europe for the summer.

Bonnie followed up on her talent as a seamstress by training and working in the field of fashion and costume design, but not before travelling in Canada and Europe. She met her husband Moss on a beach in Nelson, BC, and with him she developed a successful stained glass business and a son, Gavin (4). They all live blissfully in the Kootenays, where Bonnie continues working with fabric, and gardening.

 

 

 

 

 

Simone Savard

 

 

  

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A newcomer to Point this year, Simone is a member of the Tennis Team. She also enjoys skiing, badminton and dancing. Her future plans are to attend university and then travel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Schretlen

 

 

  

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Full of life and energy, this grad supported Rome House in volleyball and the pancake eating contest. Anne is a nature lover whose activities include skiing, camping and mountain climbing. After attending U.B.C. she hopes to travel through South America and Africa.

Anne became politically "radicalized" while getting a degree at SFU and in the 70's she accumulated a husband, house, dog and picket fence. She seems to have shed some of these, because she describes the 80's as a period of transition in which she is building a career as a cablecasting direct-marketing consultant, and a relationship with one Gerry Scully.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Scoten

 

 

  

1968…

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2008… Will be attending Reunion.

Scobie's interests are centered outdoors, with fishing and hunting among his favorite sports. He also likes the odd game of handball and rugby. His summer weekends will be spent water-skiing at Boundary Bay, Kelowna and Penticton. In the fall he will take an arts course at U.B.C. and then travel to Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Scott

 

 

 

 

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This friendly grad could often be found in the library and her interests are skiing and skating. After graduation Cheryl plans to become a working girl for a year and then possibly train to become a nurse.

Cheryl lives in Burnaby, and lists a significant other with the romantic name of Philippe. She is presently a R.N. at Grace Hospital, and describes her activities over the past 20 years as "nursing, travelling, nursing, travelling, nursing..."(!). In the future she will definitely settle down.

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Shaw (Richardson)

 

 

  

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1988…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Chris, well known for her artistry, is always on the go. As well as being grade secretary, she is a member of the Centennial Committee, Prefects and the Ski Team. Her time outside of school is occupied by Young Life, skiing and painting. Chris intends to go to U.B.C. and take first year arts. .

Christy (as she is now known) can only be revered as the ultimate of retired hippies... A couple of years at UBC, hitch hiked through Europe, N. Africa, Middle East, clandestine rendezvous in Delhi (Ken? Is that really you?), nearly imprisoned in Nepal, returning to Britain to study with a famous potter; 'hitches-up' with another ex hippy from T-0 and is now living on a very productive 40 acres near Williams Lake!!! (Thank goodness her husband Dave and her 3 sons know the real story...  And I don't want to spoil the story by mentioning she has been a teacher (surprise, surprise) in Richmond and Williams Lake but is currently loving being mom-at-home-with-the kids .)

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Sinclair (Wagner)

 

 

 

 

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Janet is a member of Job's Daughters. She enjoys swimming and she holds a part time job at Woodwards. The future for this gal includes a job in the business world or perhaps on to a Business School.

Following graduation, Janet worked in the training office at Woodwards. Then followed a period, of undetermined length, in which she "married, quit work and later divorced.” She is now a happy single person, working as a receptionist/secretary at a small manufacturing company in Richmond.

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Smith

 

 

  

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2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Full of life and energy Ali can always be found amidst the action. She was kept busy this year with cheerleading and her position as House Chairman on Student Council. Out of school she enjoys sewing and making the occasional jaunt up the mountain. Alison plans to attend U.B.C. where she will get a degree in teaching.

Since leaving Point Grey, I moved to Virginia and married and American.  We were married for about 7 years, moving out to Seattle in the process.  That relationship ended and I married another American.  This one has seemed to stick.  Frank Evanson and I have two children:  Ed 24, and Emily 20.  Plus, Frank brought me four step-children!  So you can figure out what filled up a good portion of the intervening 15-20 years.  Thank goodness we all love a big family.  And indeed they help to keep us ‘close to home’!  No specific surgeons or murderers amongst the bunch, but we do have an engineer, professional baker, accounting student, counselor, environmental scientist and an intercultural studies student.

I retired, from teaching, two years ago.  I taught Math for 34 years…  Mr. Greaves, did you hear that???  But, I was not able to stay away so I have gone back the past two years and have taught part time.  What the heck -- I had to get the equivalent of a Master’s degree to teach school in the States, so I might as well make the best of it!  I think this June, however, retirement will also stick.  We hope to spend a good portion of our retirement up on the Sunshine Coast at our family place.

I fill my free time with gardening, doing a triathlon-or-two per season and cycling with Frank.  He is an avid

 

 

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cyclist and we road- and mountain-bike whenever we can; we had a wonderful cycling adventure down through Tahoe this past year.

Debbie Smith (Dyck)

 

 

  

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2008… Unable to attend Reunion.

Deb was a member of our great grad decorating committee who did a fine job of illustrating the Alice theme. She enjoys skiing on the weekends and belongs to the Knox Hi-C. After graduation, Deb plans to go into nursing and then later become a stewardess.

Debbie is an R.N., having trained in hospital management at UBC (among other places). She is currently "Head Nurse 0.R./P.A.R.," which we hope isn't contagious. She is married to husband Gary, and they live in Delta with their children Corrie (9) and Kelsey (6). She plans to travel in the future, and describes the past 11 years (at least) as "absolute paradise."

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Smith

 

 

  

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This avid ski enthusiast can be found on the slopes throughout the winter. Also a member of Hi-C, Janet worked on the grad decorations committee this year. Her future plans include a trip to California in the summer after which she will attend U.B.C. or vocational school to study dental assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Smithson

 

 

 

 

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Ken's interests lie in the fields of music and mechanics. After graduating he plans to attend V.C.C. for one or two years after which he will transfer to U.B.C. He plays the guitar for "The Revelations" and is also interested in motorcycles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Staniforth

 

 

 

 

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This noted tenor of Point's Senior Choir is also the lead singer of a pop band "The Quotations". Post-Graduation plans are two years at V.C.C. after which his destination is unknown. We wish him luck in whatever field he chooses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Stott

 

 

 

 

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This grad was a newcomer to Point this year. John was the Red Cross Rep. for his class and was an active member of the Red Cross Club. Outside of school his main interests lie in art and music. John's post-graduation plan is to attend U.B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marlene Streif

 

 

 

 

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New to Point this year from King George, Marlene's favorite sports are skiing and sailing. She hopes to go to university after leaving Point and like many other grads, to travel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Stuart

 

 

  

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Often seen bombing around in a sports car, Phil's interest understandingly lies in sports car racing. When wind and weather co-operate, he also enjoys sailing. Phil will attend U.B.C. next year, however, he has no specified field of education as yet.

After graduating I worked for the Alberta Government for a couple of years and then decided I didn’t like Edmonton (way too cold) so moved back to Vancouver.  I eventually realized I was doing mostly accountant-type jobs, so I thought I should get paid like one, and qualified as a Certified General Accountant in 1982.  I joined the BC Liquor Distribution Branch in 1982, as an internal auditor, and have been there ever since, most recently as the Internal Audit Manager.

In early 1983 I met my wife Jean on a blind date and that September we were married!  We are coming up to our 25th anniversary, so I guess just flowers and dinner won’t cut it this year.  Along the way we had three children – Graham (now 23) just completed his criminology degree and wants to get into police work – he is currently a reserve officer with the Delta Police; Heather (now 19) just finished a year at BCIT in their automotive program and is working for a car dealer in Richmond waiting for an apprentice auto mechanic position to come available; and finally, Whitney (now 16) is finishing grade 10 – which puts retirement a fair ways off for me.  We live in Beach Grove, in sunny Tsawwassen, as we have since 1984.

Other than some camping, summer vacations are mostly spent at our beach-front home in Lang Bay (near Powell River).  Most of my spare time is spent either renovating, upgrading, or reversing the depreciation that three kids put on a house.

My ‘wise saying’ (which keeps me out of all sorts of trouble) is “…ask your Mother”.

 

 

 

 

 

David Sudbury

 

 

 

 

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Dave is treasurer of Junior Achievement. He likes sports and particularly enjoys skating. .After graduation Dave plans to go to B.C.I.T. for a degree in Forestry and also in I.B.M. and computers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Sutherland

 

 

 

 

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Rick, another member of Point's car clique could usually be found in the automotive shops. He enjoys working on and dragging cars and is an active member of the Cherubs Car Club. His post-graduate plan is to take a course in welding and heavy duty mechanics at B.C.I.T.

Rick moved to Pemberton in 1970, where he worked as a logger and mechanic. In 1978 he married his wife Ethlyn, and in 1979 he started a general contracting business. He says that in 1981 they moved to Birken and "retired", but this doesn't seem possible, because in that year their son Clayton was born, and two years later came daughter Genevieve. In any case, Rick is enjoying life with his family.

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Switzer

 

 

  

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Jim is kept occupied in his spare time by his work as vice- president of the V.N.H.S. His future plans include further education with enrollment at either V.C.C. or U.B.C. He has hot stated what he wishes to become.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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