Anna (Attenhofer) Fontaine
Glen Forsberg
Gene Foss
Sylvia (Gathercole) Johnson
Garry and Judy (Sommers) Grams
Ed Hegge
Al Johnson
Evelyn (Karlo) (1963) and Eric Heilman (1961)

Effie (van Someren) Scott
Judy (Sommers) Grams
Lorna Weiss

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Anna (Attenhofer) Fontaine

Married 1963. Moved to Hughenden and lived on an acreage, built up greenhouse and garden centre business.  In business 40 years.
6 children, 13 grand children, 3 great grand children.
Bought flower shop in Wainwright in 1985 with daughter, worked there part time.
Sold after 25 years, (2009).


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Glen Forsberg   

I grew up on a farm with my parents & 4 siblings on a farm north of Gwynne.  Following high school, I graduated from Temple Bible College to prepare for Christian ministry.  I married Lois in 1966, and entered ministry in the same year.  I have spent fifty years in pastoral ministry plus a few years as the Padre of the local Legion in Fort McMurray. We have two children and 4 grandchildren.  I now serve as the National Pastor for the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies.

Personal interests include most outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, boating, gardening, golfing, skiing (water & snow), snowmobiling, flying, reading, and hanging with family & friends.  Life is a gift – live it!

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Gene Foss

After high school, l went to SAlT in Calgary for two years taking Aircraft Maintenance Technology. Did some pipeline flying and worked at the airport in Calgary during my time between classes. June 1966, moved to Vancouver to work for Canadian Pacific Airlines. Worked as a mechanic for 6 years, then bid into a quality control shop doing non-destructive testing on aircraft parts and engines to make sure they were airworthy. This included magnetic particle, dye penetrant, ultrasonics, radiography, and eddy current. At the end of my career, I worked for MTU (the parent company of Mercedes), who were setting up a shop to overhaul aircraft engines. I retired in 1999.

Lorna (Weiss) and I married in 1967. We lived in several places in the Vancouver area, with 28 years in Tsawwassen. We moved to Vancouver lsland in 2000 to a small acreage near Duncan. The Cowichan Valley is a great place to be, with lots of music and arts, and many small farms for fresh produce. And it's not called the Warm Land for nothing. We both boat and golf. Have had our boat for 38 years, after building it in our front yard in Tsawwassen. And enjoyed many activities at the yacht club. We have two children - a "boy" and a "girl", and five grandchildren, all of which moved to Duncan after us. So we really enjoy our family.

 Lorna (Weiss) Foss

Lorna: I was in Edmonton for three years after high school, becoming a nurse at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. I worked at the Wetaskiwin Hospital for only three months in l966, until Gene presented me with a ring, so off to Vancouver in 1967. l worked until our first child was born, and eventually took a refresher course 15 years later and enjoyed my time working on call in long term care. l retired in 2009. Life has been good.

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Sylvia (Gathercole) Johnson

Following high school I attended NAIT/Edmonton General Hospital and graduated 1966 as a registered Medical Technologist. Returned to Wetaskiwin, married Al Johnson (Class of 63) and worked at the Wetaskiwin Hospital until 1977. We moved to Scarborough Ontario where my career path took a turn into a retail role within a laboratory supply company. This eventually led to a management position in purchasing. Returned to Alberta in 1987 and managed a laboratory supply company office in Calgary till retirement in 2000. Since then we have travelled abroad and in Canada and now reside in Red Deer. I am a volunteer with our local hospital and assist our son in his Special Olympic endeavors.

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Garry and Judy (Sommers) Grams

We loved growing up in Wetaskiwin, falling in love with each other, getting married (49 years ago) and moving to Vancouver.  University studies in Alberta, B.C. and Toronto prepared us for our careers:  Garry as a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, and Judy as an educator and administrator with the Surry school district.  Two children, Nathaniel and Hillary joined us in the 1980's.  Then in 2010 we were joined by our son-in-law, Kevin McBride.  Both Nathaniel and Hillary enjoy music and learning as much as we do.  Our church and community involvement are interspersed with traveling for pleasure or volunteering in exotic places like Vietnam, Hawaii, Japan and Poland.  Then home to Richmond, BC, where we enjoy our quasi-retirement; both psycho-therapists in private practice with the rest of the time kayaking or relaxing on the deck at our cabin on Harrison Lake.  lt all began in Wetaskiwin!

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Ed Hegge

After leaving high school, I started in Banking with CIBC. The Banks were notorious for transferring people around and over the years we moved 19different times and across the 4 western provinces and the NWT. I ended my CIBC career in Banff, and went to work for IAC (which became Continental Bank) -and this took me to Portage La Prairie from Calgary, then Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, Weyburn, Quesnel and Red Deer. Along the way we raised a family and now have 10 wonderful grandchildren. Our children are split between Edmonton and Calgary and our youngest son lives in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia where he and his wife both teach in an International School.

I completed my CFP and CPCA and for the last 20 years, I have been employed by BMO Private Banking where we provided Investment Management, tax planning, estate planning for high net worth clients. This work allowed me to meet some great people and travel Alberta. It was very rewarding and challenging, so much so, that I only retired in December of 2015. We have resided in Red Deer since 1977 with the exception of 1992 to 1994 when we lived in Edmonton. An opportunity arose to move back to Red Deer which we did in late 1994.

My wife Barb and I love travelling and have done several cruises, travelled to Europe and have a Mediterranean trip/cruise planned for this summer. I enjoy curling, golf, camping which all keeps us busy. I am on the board of the Red Deer curling Club, President of our Community Association and belong
to the Rotary Club and K-40 Club.

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Evelyn (
Karlo) (1963) and Eric Heilman (1961)

We were married on May 28, 1965 and lived in Wetaskiwin.  We built a new house on the farm at Falun, AB and moved in January 1970.  We still live there operating a small feedlot with our son Trent.

Our daughter Raeleen was born in 1969 and our son Trent in 1972.  Both kids were very involved in sports.  Trent in hockey and fastball and Raeleen in all school sports and fastball.   Eric and I were both curling and bonspieling.  This was our life and entertainment for many years.  It was pretty hectic  trying to get everyone where they were suppose to be and still keep everything running on the farm.

With friends in the chuckwagon circuit, we enjoy going to the races and Ponoka Stamped has been a must holiday every year.  We also go camping with friends and family as often as we can in the summer.  In the winter we have enjoyed nice warm weather vacations with Hawaii still the favorite.

One of Eric’s favorite things to do is take his horse to the mountains and ride the back country.  He has had some interesting adventures and has seen some amazing country.  Another highlight is to be able to go riding with our four granddaughters.

We are very fortunate to have our family close and it is very special to see our granddaughters grow up.  Right now we are full time grandpa and grandma and that keeps us very busy.

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Effie (van Someren) Scott

I graduated in 1963 and then moved to Edmonton.    I found employment with the Province of Alberta (Department of Highways) and was married (twice).  I have two children and have been gifted with two wonderful grandsons. In 1986 with the goal of a dependable career change, I moved to Red Deer to attend the College and graduated in 1988.  I then moved to Calgary and still live here.

I retired three years ago and love it.   It’s a nice relaxing lifestyle.  I do some volunteer work and take some classes to keep occupied.

I’ve done a little traveling - Hawaii was a favorite – and try to visit Vancouver at least once a year.   I have immediate family in and around Wetaskiwin and visit every few months.    Mostly I love being home and visiting my grandsons in Edmonton when they are on their school breaks.

Life is – and has been – good.    A good friend – now deceased – always told me:  make lots of rocking chair memories………. and we did.
 

 

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