I was a close friend of Pauls for many years. Besides sharing the same schools (Sutherland and Carson) we spent several years playing music together in bands. Paul was a fabulous drummer and had a great ear for music. After Pauls band days finished, he and two other close friends built a project studio which did pretty good business. Pauls keen ear eventually got him a job as mix engineer at Bruan Adams recording studio in gastown.
We had many laughs over the years and im glad to have known him!
From katherine bastow on April 27th, 2014
My dad, Paul, was a hard working individual. When we were born (I am one of the triplets) he put his musiccareer on hold to take care of us. He had a passion for music that transcended to me when I was a teenager. I perform and study music to this day because of him.
I wish he was still here, because we would have so much to talk about, but I also know that even though he isn't here, I know he would be very proud of me.
Cheers to you, Dad. I'll never stop rockin'
From Kevin Hoy on May 1st, 2010
It was a month ago that I saw Paul's name mentioned in his Mom's obituary but not until the reunion was it confirmed. I met Paul in grade 8 at Sutherland Jr Sec playing in the band. Miss Segar headed up the department, Paul played percusion, mainly the drums and more than once they had words. Paul had a very strong personality, I only ran into him twice after grade 12, the last time was on the news when his triplets were born.....
As a'74 grad I did not know Jeff but encountered him many times through the years. I got to know him first when we worked on the port's dock cranes in 2000. He seemed ill at ease working at the 200 foot height of this machinery but clearly enjoyed the social aspect of working with many others. He enjoyed socializing far above working to the point that we nicknamed him "four day Jeff". He liked his extra long weekends and the type of employment we had accomodated this with no problems. Within eighteen months he withdrew however and I only very occasionally encountered him. I suspected he was not well and knew he was dealing with sick and elderly parents. He had a son as well from a relationship but know little else. In this short time I knew him i considered him a friend.
I was so sorry to read about Cathy's passing in the North Shore News. I was looking forward to her again after so many years. I have such fond memories of her smiling face and laughing eyes. Cathy and I met at Hamilton in Grade 8 and we immediately liked each other. What was not to like? Such a disposition made it easy to be her friend. Sweet dreams, dear girl I'll be thinking of you especiallly tonight.
Doug was a leader amongst his friends and was well respected. Most of those friends he met at school via Sutherland and Carson Graham. Doug lived on the edge, which probably contributed to a spinal cord injury in his early 20's from a hang gliding accident. He ended up getting married and having some wonderful children. Doug's friends stayed in touch and had a surpise birthday party for him at his home on the Sunshine Coast. He was so surprised and honoured. The memorial was held in a barn in Cloverdale which was normally used for weddings and again he was honoured by family and friends alike.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Dave on July 18 at age 57. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Josie and his brothers Ken and Jim. He will be deeply missed by his wife Ann, sons Connor and Lee, brother Bob and his many family members and friends. A Celebration of Dave's Life will be held at Mt. Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave, N.V. at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 30. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
We had a great time together in Band at Carson.
We were also the best of friends away from school too though!
A champion at ping-pong and aficionado at making ice-tea for our long ping-pong tournaments!
Jeff was a wonderful travel companion when we drove there and back to California and Mexico in 1974.
He was from a fantastic family and I miss him ... we all miss you Jeff!
It is with great sadness that we announce Ken’s unexpected passing. Born in Vancouver, Ken grew up and lived in North and West Vancouver during his early life, then resided for the last 25+ years in Pitt Meadows, B.C. He will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Predeceased by Roy Douglas McLennan 1962 (birth father). Survived by his wife Penny, his parents John and Shirley Pearson, brothers Mike (Maria), Mark (Val), sisters Heather (David), Marie (Jim), Anne (Gary), uncles, nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, cousins, his best friend forever, Catherine, friends and many others from the large extended family at BCAA.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Barb Stewart (Baechler) Born in Goderich Ontario and grew up in North Vancouver. Survived by loving husband Greg Devitt and their two children, Bryant and Jessica.
Barbs career in the airlines spanned over 40 years. Her strong work ethic was recognized by peers at Wardair, Canadian Airlines Hudson General and Air Transat.
Barb was retired and spent her last few years building her dream homes in Tiny Ontario and Tambor Costa Rica where she fell in love with the people and the country.
She will be remembered for her smile her genuine friendship and helpful attitude to others.
I had the good fortune of having John as my friend. We started to hang out in those ackward early teens when your peers were your surrogate family. Adults in general had no conept of the complexity of our hormone fueled brains and bodies'. We were busting out, but stuck in that void beofre adulthood.
John was a rare find. Living on the edge. Inviting moi to tag along on his adventures letting me get close to that edge but protecting me from harms way, watching my back. Thanks Stub! John was a jokester who made me a little nervous, hell he made a lot of people nervous because of his reputation as a bit of a scoundrel. Oh, the stories I could tell.....
Most of all I miss John's laughter, his outlook of the world was refreshingly funny. Ever since, I have never met a person who made me laugh so much and often. Oh, and John is the only person I know to have a 29 hand in crib, right Randy.
A few years after john passed, I built a mountain bike trail sequence called circuit 8 in the Demonstration Forest. A sign hangs at the trail head which reads 'The John Thompson Loop' in memory of my good friend.
OurDear friend Debbie Vincze passed away at her home in peachland surrounded by 20 or so loving relatives. Joe advises she passed away on Jan 6 2021 at 3:20 pm.
She battled cancer for approx 3 years before that terrible disease took her away. What a fight though. Deb, we will all be joining you soon. RIP, lots of love Bruce and Dorie.
From Bruce Lehmann on February 1st, 2021
We are sure going to miss you sweetheart. RIP, see you soon.
A very sad day has arrived for the Family and Friends of Helen Whitlock.
March 28, 1957-May 20, 2012
To all who had the opportunity of knowing Helen throughout her school years in the North Vancouver School System, we sadly inform you that Helen past away in the early afternoon of May 20th after 6 years of fighting Brain Cancer.Helen attended Westview, Hamilton and Carson Graham. She will be very much missed by anyone who knew her.
If you would like to share stories or say a few words, there is a Memorial Page for Helen on Facebook; we would love to hear about them.
i happened upon this website and was saddened to see Helen's tribute. I also attended the same 3 schools and spent many hours along with barb, Sheila, Karen, Kevin, Marcus, Allen and Helens sisters Eileen and Kathleen playing softball and kick the can after dinner during our years at westview elementary. She was a great athlete and singer. I'll never forget her performance in grade school singing around the world in 80 days.