(T’s to Z’s)                                      Point Grey Graduates of 1968 – That was Then… This is Now!              (Reunion info as at 02 June ’08)

Brian Taylor

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

Active and popular, Brian is well known around the school for his great personality. Aside from being a member of the fantastic "Dainty Dozen" he worked on the Centennial Committee. Brian enjoys sports and was one of the stars of both our Senior Rugby and Basketball teams. Next year he will continue his education at U.B.C.

It seems that Brian's stint with the Dainty Dozen and the senior rugby team slowed him down, because it took him 8 years to get out of UBC. He then travelled to Africa, worked for the provincial government for 5 years, got married (to Karole Sutherland, PG '71), and then went back to UBC for a law degree. He now works for a large Vancouver law firm. He and Karole have a 2 year old daughter and another child on the way.

I continue to live in Vancouver -- Dunbar area!  For the past 25 years I have been a lawyer with Bull Housser & Tupper.

I have 2 daughters currently enrolled at Queen's University and I have been single for about 17 years…

 

 

 

 

 

Gregg Thompson

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

As well as being president of Madrid House, Grack found time to play on the Intermediate Rugby team. Being the drummer for St. Joseph's Union takes up most of his spare time. After graduation Gregg plans to travel for a year and then attend U.B.C.

I have been living and working in Zihuatanejo, Mexico for the past 13 years, where my wife Angela and I operate "Angela's Hotel and Hostel." As for the preceding 27 years they’re even greyer and fuzzier than my beard…  Suffice is to say that I’ve been convinced of the value of travel and of living abroad ever since our ‘Grey’ daze… 

And it was all my Chem 12 lab-partner’s (Nick O’s) fault – on the very first day of Mr Unwin’s ‘enthralling’ chemistry class we plotted our escape!  We were going to "hop a freighter" for New Zealand right after grad!  Well, in the end, I did, but our dear friend Nick stayed home (mostly), where he has been plotting (and ‘producing’!) high-school reunions ever since. 

And speaking of reunions, even if I was able to attend our 2008 Reunion, I probably wouldn’t tell you about my stint with the ‘secret police’ in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe  Best wishes to all!

 

 

 

 

Gloria Tomyn

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Not often involved in school activities, Gloria participates in many of her church's activities and also enjoys going to night clubs with her friends. Her future plans have been stated "beyond my intelligence at this time, but it will prove to be profitable whatever it may be!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Tuck

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Head Boy Prefect, Doug was one of the talented musicians in our great Pep Band. Outside interests and activities include skiing, Young Life and playing for St. Joseph's Union. Doug is going to U.B.C. on an Arts-Science program, then on to University of Toronto or McGill for post-graduate studies.

Doug started UBC, travelled to Australia with Flash for a year, and returned for a B.A., and an LLB at Osgoode Hall. He practised law in Vancouver for .3 years, then threw it all over for stardom by going to acting school in New York, working in California, and returning (once again) to Vancouver to scratch out a living from stage, TV and film.

I left good ol’ Point with some decided objectives – a good ol’ BA and the ever perfunctory LLB.  I completed them dutifully at UBC in ’73 and Osgoode Hall in ’76.

After plowing the LLB fields for about 3 years, I escaped to train as an actor in New York.  I made a living as an actor in the States for a number of years and then came back to work at CBC Radio. After 6 years as a producer on the Gabereau show, I was laid off and, after a few months working for Vicki at CTV, I was hired as the publicist at Vancouver Opera. That was 1997 and I have been there ever since. For the past 3 years I have been Director of Marketing & Community Programs for the VOA.

I married Nona Avren in 1990 and we have a son, Sam -- he’s 10.  Do the math and you’ll realize that just when he gets his driver’s license I’ll be at the point of being forced to relinquish mine.  Good timing!  (And I’m practicing now by riding my bicycle a lot.) Though I did some of the usual youth-oriented travel with some wonderful friends, I’m pleased to say that Family takes up all my spare time.  (We do enjoy Mexico on occasion and even Montana!)

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Turin

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Working on weekends at Oakridge takes up most of this grad's spare time. Sports, especially golf also hold his interest and of course "les jeunes filles". Phil's immediate plan after he graduates is to "buy a little jeep". His future goal is tentatively undecided.

Phil is a CGA, and is currently secretary-treasurer of Okanagan North Growers' Cooperative. He first went to UBC for his B.Comm, married Caralee in 1972, worked and lived in Calgary while taking accounting courses, and moved to the Okanagan in 1981. Phil and Caralee live near Westbank with their daughter Cindy, age 5.

 

 

 

 

 

Joost Van der Graaf

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Will be attending Reunion.

Joost is interested in sports car racing and rallying and would someday like to take a part in these events. His post graduate plan is to attend V.C.C. for a couple of years after which he will transfer to U.B.C. to take law.

Joost took the photo technical program at VCC-Langara, following which he travelled, and worked as a photographer for 7 years. In 1978 he married his wife Tokiko, (whom we guess he met during a trip to Japan in 1975); they moved to Richmond in 1980, where they now reside,. Joost is currently employed as a colour printer.

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Vroom

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Alan, a member of the Burrard Yacht Club is interested in boating and water-skiing. During the winter this grad can always be found on skiis and has stated his future plan to be a ski bum. First, however, he hopes to take in a little of Europe and Mexico.

Point Grey!  1968!!  Wow!!!  For a Bio, let’s start with those 60's…  Hmm…  Well, they are a little ‘foggy’… 

Let’s move along to the 70's:  Took a really early retirement and moved to Australia.  Got married; built a boat and sailed back to Canada.

…The 80's:  Had babies (three lovely daughters), sold a boat, built another boat, started an electrical contracting company, (Corona Systems Ltd.) -- busy times! 

…The 90's:  Raising children, working, working and more working!  A bit of time for some local sailing plus shut-down the business for a 2 month trip to France.

…Early 2000’s:  Working still but single again!  Rav Line construction forced me into another early retirement, so sailed off to Central America, the Galapagos Islands, Tonga, New Zealand and then back up to Hawaii by way of the Austral Islands to complete the ‘circumnavigation of the Pacific’ started way back in 1978!

Currently looking forward to more ‘rays’ in Mexico,

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during the Winter months, and lots more BC coastal-sailing in the Summers.

Cheers and Good Fortune to ALL  POINT  GRADS of 1968…

 

 

 

 

Hong Wai

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Hong was kept on the go this year as Rome House President and by his Student Council activities. His interests include music, food, sports and sleeping?? He is planning to go to U.B.C. but has not as yet decided on the courses he will take. Chemistry???

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Walker

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Bob a member of our mighty Intermediate Rugby Team also helped with grad decorations this year. During his spare time we find Bob enjoying skiing, golfing and camping. In the future he plans to attend U.B.C. to study architecture and then see the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Walker

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Doug, our bearded boy, has been the capable news editor of the Pointer this year. Well known for his skill in playing the bagpipes, he has previously been a member of a pipe band. He has stated his future plans are to university to become rich, intelligent, famous and outrageously happy!

After high school, I got into Transcendental Meditation and spent many years teaching TM and travelling around the world with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, which is why I missed all the previous reunions. I was always too far away -- in India, Brazil, Europe, or SE Asia. In my 40s I finally did the two things that all Canadians promise themselves they will never do -- married an American, and settled down in the States. Have a nice little country estate, crawling with rabbits, deer and the occasional fox and barred owl. And no -- we didn’t vote for “W”.  In fact I didn’t vote at all, being a victim of taxation without representation, since I am thankfully still a Canadian citizen.

My most recent calling is oil painting -- putting some of my inner experiences on canvas.  Maha Devi dancing in my heart, and life in the cosmic physiology. My life has been extremely fulfilling -- which it usually is when you follow your heart.

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Walker

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

This year Judy was a member of the Biology Lab Club. Skiing, C.G.I.T., horseback riding, and dog shows occupy her time out of school. Her post graduation plan is to attend S.F.U. to get her B.Sc. She has an interesting life's ambition — to go through Hell's Gate on a rubber raft!!!

Judy received a B.Sc in Agriculture from UBC, following which she did research in Vancouver, moved to Nanaimo, taught a 1st year Biology Lab at Malaspina College, and then removed to Comox where she ran her own landscaping business. In January she returned to UBC to start the Landscape Architecture program. She is accompanied in her endeavours by Ray Lipovsky.

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Wallace (Mcrae)

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

This bright red-head was kept busy this year by being a Grad Editor of the Annual, playing basketball and cheer- leading for Rome House. She is also a member of Hi-C and finds time to ski and play her guitar. After saying good-bye to Point, Anne plans to attend U.B.C. on an arts program.

Ann met and married husband Bob while getting a B.A. in History at UBC, where she returned some time later to obtain her teacher's certificate. She and Bob moved to Calgary in 1976, where Ann taught school until son Scott was born 8 years ago. Scott was followed 2 years later by Kate. They all still live in Calgary.

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Whipps (Brears)

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Joan can usually be seen bombing around in her black sports car, often in the company of others. Right now Joan has numerous interests and her plan for after graduation is to join CUSO or possibly Europe for two years on her own.

 

Enjoying years and years of teaching on Hornby!  Ed.

 

 

 

 

Claudia Wilimovsky

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Unable to attend Reunion.

This grad was kept extremely busy during the year and has done a remarkable job as Editor of the Pointer. Popular organ also holds much of her interest. After leaving Point Claudia plans to live in ecstasy while furthering her education in worldly and spiritual affairs.

Hello all you grads of ’68.

Since we ‘last talked’, much has happened.  I have gotten a lot older plus a lot fatter and, on the bright side, I’m still married to Jo. And somehow, our two children got much older – Emma 22, graduates from Waterloo this year with a degree in political science/economics and Jackson 25, works in the forest industry when he is not fishing, hunting or surfing in warmer climes.

My last position with the provincial government was an assistant deputy minister in the Premier’s ‘communications shop’.  However, that wasn’t so ‘healthy’ and by early 2003 I left to work on my own as a consultant.  This works much better -- lots of variety, plus some time to travel.  I found that Italy is good as is Costa Rica.  Similarly, the Sonoma Valley, New Orleans (before the flood) and our own Cariboo-Chilcotin, among others, are as incredible as the brochures say!

Three years ago December I spent a week in Israel and Palestine as an international election-observer for the National Democratic Institute (NDI).  This was when Palestine had its first municipal elections in 37 years – something like that.  I think I might call it a life altering visit.

Just after leaving full time employment I took a week in the Napa Valley to attend a week of cooking school at the Culinary Institute of America.  I think I might call

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that a life (and ‘figure’) altering experience as well!  One of the best things I have ever done.

Other than my consulting work I read, I garden, I drink wine and watch the birds.  And time flies.  I have loved looking at the pictures in this album.  You all look like such nice people!

 

 

 

 

Daryl Wilkie

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

Some of this grad's out of school time is occupied by playing pool and swimming. His hobby is stated as glass-blowing. After the summer holidays he plans to go to work for the Stock Exchange.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darlene Williams (Simenetto)

 

 

 

 

1968…

2008…

2008… Will be attending Reunion..

Darlene could often be found this year working on the grad decorations. Outside of school she is an active member of both Hi-C and Young Peoples. On weekends she holds a job as a waitress at Dean's restaurant and occasionally finds the time to go skiing. Darlene plans to become an operator for the B.C. Telephone Co.

My husband Terry and I have been happily married for 36 years now!  We are both still enjoying our work but can see ‘a light at the end of the tunnel’ -- within a couple of years, we too will be retiring. And indeed with retirement we plan to do more travelling and to take more time to enjoy our family!

Speaking of which -- our two sons and daughter are also all grown up! Our sons have careers and our daughter has gone back to University to get her degree. Our middle son is married and has a gorgeous one-year old little angel who we adore

I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the reunion.

 

 

 

 

Shirley Wilson

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

New at Point this year, this quiet but likeable girl was a member of the Senior Choir. Aside from holding a job on the weekends, she enjoys sewing and is a member of Young Peoples. After graduation Shirley plans to attend university although her future goal is tentatively undecided.

Shirley received a Bachelor of Music in 1972, and spent the next year studying music and German in Vienna, Austria. After a period of work, Shirley studied musicology at Western Ontario, and received an M.A. in Art History in 1983. She married husband Paul Whaley in 1978. They now live in Vancouver with daughter Celia, age 3. Shirley's plans for the future include more children and more degrees(!).

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Woloski

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Gary is a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery Militia. His other interests include sports, especially handball which he plays regularly at the Y.M.C.A. His post-graduation plans include some time at U.B.C. after which he will join the Air Force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Woodcock

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

An active member of the Hi-C group, Dave likes to go skiing once in a while. After graduation Dave plans to head out to U.B.C. or Vancouver Tech. He is undecided as to his future career, but we are sure he will be a success.

Dave graduated form UBC in 1974 (in what discipline we don't know), and since then has been in the car business. He now has a Ford/Mercury Franchise in Brooks, Alberta, where he lives with his wife Holly and their son Stephen (6) and daughter Emily (4). The trail to Brooks took Dave through Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge.

 

 

 

 

 

Ainslie Young

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008…

Ainslie enjoys swimming and reading. She helped Rome out this year especially by participating in the Spelling Bee. She plans on joining the ranks of the working force and we know that she will be successful in any area she chooses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Zilliax (Paton)

 

 

 

 

1968…

1988…

2008…

Very competent around the school, Sue did a lot of work on grad decorations, was Art Editor of the Annual and acted as secretary of Point's night-school. Being an efficient and excellent seamstress, she sews costumes for the Playhouse Theatre in her spare time. Sue's future plans are to attend a University of Washington and to teach either math or sewing possibly in northern British Columbia.

After extensive study, training and work experience in various aspects of environmental concerns, Sue is currently planning subdivisions in Calgary. In completing her degrees, Sue was able to include some world travel with attending university, in Colorado and Switzerland. Sue has subsequently worked in Vancouver and Edmonton while her husband finished Grad school. The Patons have one daughter, Sarah (6), and a boy, Graeme (5), who help keep life busy with Brownies, Beavers, Ballet and Boxing... (Sorry, just couldn't resist that last one.)

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Zorn

 

 

  

1968…

1988…

2008… Unable to attend Reunion.

Tony was a new addition to Point last year. His main interests are held by music and he enjoys all kinds. He likes to play the guitar and was previously the lead guitar for a well .known band. Next year he will attend U.B.C. where he will study engineering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dick Zuyderduyn

 

 

  

1968…

2008…

2008…  Will be attending Reunion.

When not in school this grad can be found working hard at his job at Safeway. Aside from this his interests are held by photography, car races and track. After leaving Point he plans to continue his education at V.C.C.

The most wonderful thing that I have done since my Grey days (Point that is) is marry the love of my life, Mimi, just over two years ago!  Indeed many would say it’s the smartest thing I’ve ever done!  We are living on Vancouver Island where I am looking forward to retiring from Safeway after a similar forty years!  I have been very lucky to be able to ‘practice for retirement’ by devoting most of my spare time to my other love – woodworking and cabinetmaking. I have produced some very high-end work in kitchen cabinets, unique tables and chairs, custom boatwork and lots of renovations plus antique restoration.  We will be building our own little(?) nest on a secluded acre of woodland-paradise in the mid-Island.

I have three wonderful sons from a previous marriage: one is currently a PhD candidate in Biochemistry, the middle one is a high-school English/History teacher and the third, a television production manager!

Not only am I a ‘proud dad’ but also a wildly proud granddad of two granddaughters with another grandchild due in July!

If I may include a life-learned ‘profound statement’, it comes in the form of a question....  "What greater

 

Married again--for the 'First Time'...

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wisdom can you find than kindness?"  This parallels my appreciation for the ongoing friendship with classmate Steve Harris and his wife Barbara who also live in this part of Vancouver Island.