Iris (Affolder) Doel
Morley Blanch
Daryl Dageforde
Glori-Jeanne (Edwards) Stephenson

Dawna Gilchrist
Doug Hare
Judi (Litzenberger) Harper
Warren Moseson
Theresa (Mullen) Swallow

Corinne (Brown) Parfett
Harold Parfett
San (Yee) Elgert

Add Your  Bio
Update Contact Info

2017 Reunion Candids
2017 Class Photos
2022 Reunion

Wood Stock, Lava Lamps
Newspapers @ 10 cents
Bilingualism
 


Explore Other Years

1958
1959
1960
1961

1962
1963
1964
1965

1966
1967
1968

1970
1971
1972

 
Iris (Affolder) Doel

I have been married for aprox 45 years to Robert Michael Doel so am now Iris Doel.  We had two children 1 girl 1 boy and currently have 1 grandson and 1 granddaughter. My husband was in the Canadian Air Force and as such we lived in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Wilmot Nova Scotia and back to Alberta.   Now retired at Buck Lake, Alberta.

I became a Legal Secretary after High School and worked my way up to ParaLegal/Legal Assistant.  I retired in 2015. 

If anyone remembers me (not sure as I only attended WCHS for 1 year).  Thank You and I give my best wishes for a successful event. (Not attending)

Top


 
Morley Blanch

After grad 1969, I followed the advice of my guidance counsellor and went off to the University of Alberta to study engineering.  The pursuit of an iron ring was half hearted and eventually the faculty and I agreed to part ways.  I ended up with a degree in Mathematics but luckily my pursuit of a certain young Arts student was more successful.  Val and I have celebrated 45 years of marriage.

Having Math and English degrees qualified us to gain uninspiring jobs so after a couple years we decided to give farming a go for a year or two. We stayed for 32 years during which time we specialized in seed production and added two sons, two more university degrees, and more land.  Val qualified as a CA but didn't work fulltime in accounting until 2001 when our youngest son followed his older brother to university.  She realized that there wouldn't be much intellectual stimulation with just me at home.  We took possession of a second home in Edmonton in 2003.  We continued to farm until 2006 when I decided to take an early retirement.  My plan was to be a 'kept man'!  I had no idea how much work 'being kept' involved so I found a great volunteer job as a member of the U of A Senate which culminated in acting as vice-chair.  At the same time I accepted an appointment to do arbitration and mediation as a member of the Alberta Surface Rights and Land Compensation Boards.

Val retired in July 2013.  We enjoy our home in the Edmonton river valley.  Travels seem to center on visits to Calgary and Houston to visit our sons and their families.  They are both in the energy sector - I'd explain what they do if I understood it.  Being retired means getting up in the morning with nothing to do and going to bed with it half done!  Val spends many hours in her sewing room taking scraps of material and creating beautiful quilts which are donated to a women's shelter.  I spend many hours in my garage taking perfectly good spruce logs from the 1905 log house at the farm and fir lumber from the 1916 barn and turning it into sawdust.

Life is good! 

Top


 
Corinne (Brown) Parfett and Harold Parfett

Harold & Corinne both graduated in the class of 1969. We started dating in March of 1967 in Grade 10 and married in 1972.  We run our business "Ace Manufacturing" along with our two sons Chris & Steve along Highway 13 where we have also resided for 44 years. We have travelled to Hawaii numerous times and other warm destinations during our cold Alberta winters. We decided to make Vegas a more permanent destination as Harold participates in and sponsors drag racing and enjoys the track there as well as the Edmonton track.  Corinne golfs with long time friends at home and new friends in Vegas.  Look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. 

Top

 
 

 Glori-Jeanne (Edwards) Stephenson

I almost did not attend the last reunion because a few people called me 'Gloria’, a name I hate.  No one called me that in school, so I guess they just don’t remember that my name was Glori.  I reverted to Glori-Jeanne (slight variation on my birth name) when I married once, because it sounded better with my last name.  And for the last 42 years, that has been my name.

Now that I have that out of the way, I’ve been blessed with a wonderful life, three amazing children, and excellent health.  Since high school, I have lived in Calgary, Dryden, Winnipeg, The Hague, London, and Cardiff, but mostly in Calgary where I keep busy with my revenue (revenue???!!!) properties, friends, Church and volunteering.  Retired now from the Faculty of Medicine [now the Cumming School of Medicine] at the University of Calgary, I am still very involved in real estate, which is my passion.  As I write this, my first grandchild is 6 weeks old and perfect.  I am so grateful that all of my children are currently living in Calgary. 

Although not much of a traveler, for various reasons I have, over the years, had the opportunity to visit many, many countries in the world, and have also enjoyed a number of extended motorcycle trips.  I am also not much of an athlete.  Actually, there is a fairly long list of things I am not good at, including cooking, but I digress…

I am so fortunate to now spend my winters in the Palm Springs area, specifically Indian Wells, where I have a whole other set of friends, another Church family, and more volunteer opportunities.  I look forward to getting reconnecting with my Wetaskiwin school friends in 2020. 



Daryl Dageforde

After graduation I moved to Fort St. John, B.C. for 2 / years working in the oil and gas industry working my way up to an inspector.  I moved back to Wetaskiwin, married my wife Pat in October/73. We have 2 sons- Jason has a daughter Nevaeh and Steven (Ashley) have Brody and Brooke, We live on an acreage outside Wetaskiwin.


Top



Dawna Gilchrist

Born and raised in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Graduated from Wetaskiwin Composite High School in 1969 and entered the University of Alberta the fall of that year. Obtained a BSc in 1972; upgraded to a BSc with Specialization in Genetics in 1979. Graduated from UofA Medical School in 1983 followed by a rotating internship in Edmonton, internal medicine residency in Toronto and a fellowship in Medical Genetics at UBC.  On staff at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FoMD) from 1990 to 2015, retiring as Professor Emerita at the end of 2015.  Practised as an academic general internist for 17 years with a subspecialty in adult Medical Genetics.  In the last eight years of practise, dedicated full time to adult Medical Genetics with special interest in Cancer Genetics and inherited disorders of connective tissue.  Especially devoted to clinical medical education.  In 2002 obtained a Diploma in the History of Medicine and created the History of Medicine Interest Group at the UofA Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FoMD).  Currently serving on several committees at the FoMD, and at the provincial and national level, in areas of History of Medicine.  Other retirement activities include travel, concerts and meeting up with friends.

Top



Doug Hare

 Upon graduation in the "Summer of '69" I started full time employment at the Wetaskiwin Times after working part time for several years. During my time there I learned all facets of the extremely interesting newspaper industry. 

In 1979 Roger Vold gave me the opportunity to become the Managing Editor of the News-Advertiser. After about a year at that position I realized that my true calling was on the sales side of the newspaper. We had a lot of fun at that paper and we were very involved with the community.

Bowes Publishers bought the Times in 1985 and a year later they purchased the News-Advertiser and combined the two papers into the Times Advertiser. I immediately became the Sales Manager and in January 1987 the Publisher. During my time there, the paper and the great team of people we had, won numerous awards for creativity in advertising and news coverage. 

After nine years in that position I accepted the role of Associate Publisher and Advertising Manager at the flagship Bowes newspaper in Grande Prairie, the Daily Herald-Tribune.  In July 1996, after 33 years in Wetaskiwin, I pulled up stakes and moved with my wife Judy, daughter Kendra and two cats to the "Great White North". I spent a further 14 years in the newspaper industry. Bowes Publishers was a fantastic company to work for.

In 2010 after becoming disillusioned with various ownership changes I quit the business which I truly loved. I "retired" for two months and went stir crazy. I came upon a job that seemed perfect for me, selling promotional items. Throughout my newspaper career I was known as the "Idea Guy" and during that time I created numerous special sections and designed a number of promotional items. In December 2010, I started at Sportswear Plus where I am still employed. 

I married my high school sweetheart Judy Jackson in 1975 and our daughter Kendra was born in 1978. We affectionately call her "The Child". She also lives in Grande Prairie and was married to Roger Quesnel in 2013.

Sadly I never achieved my goal of becoming a watermelon seed spitting champion nor an automotive designer. I have maintained my love of vehicles, having owned close to 50 in my 50 years of driving.

Top


 
Wilfried Heinz

From the 1968-69 Yearbook, “With guitar in hand Wilf is strumming for Nashville and the life of a wealthy bachelor à la Hank Snow”.

After leaving WCHS I gained a trade certificate from NAIT while working for Mack Truck Sales in Edmonton.  I went to Alberta Research Council in 1974 and found my niche in purchasing and logistics.  In 1980, I travelled to Japan, through south east Asia and on to Australia for a working holiday.  On Fossil Downs cattle station in the remote north west I built fences and rode shotgun on a helicopter to cull wild donkeys.  Moving on to the Northern Territory, I met my (future) wife, a British backpacker who had got off a prawn trawler.  We continued travelling together across the country and decided to call Australia home.  We settled in Melbourne where I was employed by Kenworth Paccar as a Production Materials Buyer.  In 1989 we moved to Perth, Western Australia, a stunningly beautiful city on the Indian Ocean.  I progressed my career in supply chain management working in the heavy engineering, oil and gas and mining industries.  As a Production Planner for Citic Pacific Mining I helped build the largest magnetite iron ore mine in the southern hemisphere.

 Now semi-retired, I operate a home handyman business, volunteer at an aged age facility and at our local church.  My wife and I have been married for 34 years and our Aussie daughter is 25.  I still play guitar and whilst I did not make it to Nashville, I ended up travelling a lot further to the Land Down Under.  Memorable trips include India, riding camels and camping in the Thar desert and six weeks touring Europe in a lot more comfort.  At the time of the reunion we will be in Fiji.  I wish everyone well at the sixty-year celebration and I look forward to seeing the photographs. 

Top



Judi (Litzenberger) Harper

I’ve lived most of my life in Wetaskiwin and area, except for a year in Vancouver in the 70’s and one in Camrose because of my work there with Alberta Health Services.  I love this part of the world, and get teased about never leaving ‘home’, but this is where family and friends are – so this is home to me.! I’ve enjoyed travelling to many different places around the globe, but always am glad to get back home. Last June we moved to the Town of Millet and love living in this little community! 

I’ve worked at a variety of jobs since High School , including optometric assistant, banking, insurance broker, and the last 14 of my working years as an addiction counsellor.  Each position offered challenges and rewards and I was fortunate to  meet many wonderful colleagues and friends along the way.  I’ve had many ups and downs in life, mostly good – and all those experiences, good or not so good have made me who I am today.

My greatest joy now in retirement is sharing grandparenting with my love, best friend and husband, Stuart Harper. Together we have 5 grandkids – four boys and a girl.  We love to spend time with them watching them grow into awesome young people.  Life is good because God is good!

I’m so looking forward to next summer meeting up with former classmates and friends from WCHS days and sharing about the last ‘forty some’ years.

Top



Warren Moseson

"After college, I spent 2 winters on ski holidays with Don Siler & Bob Kolmatycki and soon realized I couldn't make a living doing that so farmed for the next 42 years until Janet & I retired to Camrose in 2012.  Maybe I should say semi-retired as I head to the farm to help our son out most days.

My free time is spent trying to keep up with Jim Angus & Garry Olson either on horseback or by foot.  The rest of my free time I dedicate to aggravating our 5 grandchildren as they have reached the age when they can start handing it back.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the reunion."

Top



Theresa (Mullen) Swallow

After graduating I headed to Edmonton with friends Sharon, Bev and Brenda. After a move to Calgary with Shell Oil I got tired of city life and moved to Jasper, where I met and married my partner in crime/husband Doug.  Together we have climbed & hiked mountains, paddled rivers, skied in remote areas and snowmobiled in Nunavut and NWT.  Along for the adventure came a collection of kids now grown and some with kids of their own.  I retired from the medical supply business that I started with Doug and partner 26 years ago.  Now I am spending my time biking and enjoying my grandsons and planning sailing adventures and cross country road trips. 

I would like to thank Mr Krupka, Mr. Palk, Ms. Sutherland and Mr. Brecka for their part in preparing me for the working world. 

Top

 


 
San (Yee) Elgert

San wrote:

After High School, I moved to Edmonton and worked as a legal secretary. Then moved to Grande Prairie and was a travel agent til I married Ross Elgert.  He received a transfer to Calgary where I resumed work in the travel industry and later worked at the airport for Sunquest and Wingtips as an agent for all inclusive holiday vacations.

I was blessed to have travelled to 25 countries and we now have a son, Ryan who works for Shaw Communications in Calgary. We live in Chestermere, retired and enjoy golfing with friends, and travelling. 

My life in a nutshell, and we have so much to be thankful for! I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the WCHS reunion. Thank you to the organizing committees. I am sure it is a lot of work!  

Sadly, San passed away in 2019.
 

Next 1970

Top

 
 

Wetaskiwin Composite High School 2017 & 2020 Reunion © 2018 All Rights Reserved