'Class of 76' - 1998 Update Album

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Sat, 19 Dec 1998 12:22:59 -0700 - Marvin Haagsma

Subject: Update from Marvin
From: Marvin Haagsma mhaagsma@telusplanet.net
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

I have just completed two thirds of Computer Systems Technology program at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton. Am (almost) ready to tackle the business world with a new arsenal of skills, including C++ programming, SQL Server, MS ACCESS in a Client/Server environment, Netware and some Systems Analysis CASE tools. Huh? What? This artsman has wandered into a definitely non-artsy field, but I'm having a ball. I might look for a job afterwards, but could also become an independent consultant and develop business solutions from my home. Apparently, the demand is quite high for that sort of stuff. No more 6 month deployments (or bush flying either) so, either way, the lifestyle should be quite acceptable.

email remains unchanged mhaagsma@telusplanet.net

Marvin P. Haagsma
Edmonton, Alberta

Fri, 13 Nov 1998 17:07:37 PST - Michael Gropp

Subject: Class of '76 Notes
From: Michael Gropp mjgropp@hotmail.com
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

I was surfin' the web page and I was dumbstruck by those photos. Pedro still doesn't look a day older than that day we got on the 707 at Regina Airport in '72 (except for the 'stache).

My news is, like some of the other notes I was reading, I am about to be posted down south! Yes, I am weaning myself of the dole and am moving on from D Hgr to H Hgr. I will be a civilian as of 13 Dec (not quite true, it's the start of a long terminal leave that takes me to 27 plus a day late next Aug). I have recently been offered and accepted a position as Nova Scotia's newest air ambulance pilot. Bit of a temporary paycut, but money's not everything, quality of life is! An aircraft that is only a dozen years old is real nice (with all kinds of pretty lights, mirrors, bells , switches and whistles for Michael to play with). Really interesting work. Finally, pretty good time off. I'm planning a two week holiday in Feb to indulge in what you know to be my new religion, downhill skiing.

Slainte, Michael

Mon, 09 Nov 1998 14:34:04 -0600 - Doug Konkin

Subject: update
From: Doug Konkin doug_konkin@pmc-sierra.com
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

A bit overdue on the update front. Note the new e-mail address, doug_konkin@pmc-sierra.com I'm now running an integrated circuit design shop for PMC-Sierra, which is in the networking IC business. Head office is in Vancouver, but we're still here in Saskatoon: wouldn't want to turn into a wimp on the west coast.

The family home has moved, too:
311 Garrison Cres
Saskatoon, SK
S7H 2Z7
(306) 343-0705

Thanks for keeping up the Class home page: it's a real service to the far-flung.


Sun, 8 Nov 1998 22:52:00 - Dennis Kolba

Subject: Update
From: Dennis Kolba dkolba@chat.carleton.ca
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

Editor's Note - A nasty note was sent to Dennis telling him not to grab all the addresses and spam the boys! Of course, he replied that "spam is unsolicited mail that other people send" and did not apply to him getting out the details of his life!

A "Reply to all" in hopes that I might hear from some of the buds who might not get around to checking out the web page (but you should -- good job there by Rocky). Since opting for Freedom 41 (aka FRP 96), I've seen a little of the world by bicycle, skis, hiking boots, and sailboat, thinking that these were the sort of meditative activities which might be conducive to a sudden inspiration as to what I'd like to be when I grow up. Well, they might be, but it hasn't happened yet. (The inspiration, I mean. But with respect to Beastie's final sentence in my '76 Yearbook write-up: not a problem.) So last year and this I've been (mostly) keeping out of trouble by taking a full course-load of undergrad courses at Carleton University, half business (accounting and finance) and half philosophy (ethics and history of philosophy). And continuing nomadic adventures between semesters. It was great to do some partying and some skiing and some Stampeding with Don Shaw, Jeff Poste, and Gary Nevison out in Calgary and the Rockies last winter and again last summer. All right, I won't keep you from your work any longer. (I've probably got a term paper or something due tomorrow, too.) Drop me a line.

Editor's Note - Note the time of the Email - Dennis probably has a paper due the next day, and has not started yet!


Sat, 7 Nov 1998 07:50:56 - Jim Pickell

Subject: Update
From: Jim Pickell jfp@IslandNet.com
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

Good to see all the work you done and the funny photos....I ain't goin' to no more reunions...just a bunch of old farts!

I'm still in Nanaimo pretending to run an engineering company....Duncan Industrial Engineering Inc. We've got an office in Prince George and just opened one up in Edmonton too, so Alberta isn't safe now either....

I've been spending my spare time trying to keep Pete Hartley's old '58 Triumph on the road...I bought it from him a couple of years ago... Vern Archibald owned the thing when we were still in college, so the car's got some sentimental value. I've only had to rebuild the engine twice! Click on the car to get a large image.

Keep in touch!

Jim Pickell

Thu, 15 Oct 1998 13:50:27 - Chuck Oliviero

Subject: Update
From: Chuck Oliviero qubean@kingston.net
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

Just had lunch with Kerry Watkin and Dave Pentney and they told me about your page. Great work! It is great to see so many of the boys in touch with each other on the web. The three of us are working on getting a class fund started and Dave, Kerry or I will put out the info as a package soon. In the meantime, all are welcome to contact me for news. Now that I am a civvy I too am on the web: qubean@kingston.net
I really got a kick out of reading the fainting memo!


Wed, 14 Oct 1998 22:52:07 - Wally Istchenko

Subject: New Address
From: Wally Istchenko wistchenko@sprint.ca
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

I've joined the 20th century and have an e-mail address at home: wistchenko@sprint.ca


Fri, 04 Sep 1998 19:35:10 - Bill Schultz

From: Bill Schultz willytwo@widowmaker.com
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

I am currently the Canadian Liaison Officer at Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters, Fort Monroe Va. My home E-mail is: willytwo@widowmaker.com and my work E-mail is: schultzw@monroe.army.mil

Pat Sweetnam and Dean Brassington are also in the Hampton Roads area and we had a mini reunion over lunch last month. Pat is posted to Atlantic Command Headquarters and Dean is a civilian working at Norfolk Navy Base. Great homepage!!! Keep up the good work.

Bill Schultz

Mon, 17 Aug 1998 17:50:45 - Mike More

Subject: Boys of 76
From: Maj Mike More mailto:%20ac815@freenet.carleton.ca
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

Ken Barnard just let me know that you had this page up and running, so I thought I'd better leave you my e-mail at home:mailto:%20ac815@freenet.carleton.ca and at work: ad791@issc.debbs.ndhq.dnd.ca as well. Good stuff.

Mike More

Sat, 25 Jul 1998 15:03:50 - Ken Barnard

From: Ken Barnard kbarnard@odyssey.on.ca
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

It great to see that someone has the time and talent to put this together. I am presently working at General Motors in London buying and integrating large cal weapons to go on the LAVs. Great job, I get to travel to a number of places such as Europe and Australia at GM expense. My Email address is kbarnard@odyssey.on.ca

Ken Barnard

Mon, 20 Jul 1998 13:43:12 - Lawrence O'Keefe

Subject: Waves in Papua
From: Lawrence O'Keefe lawrence.okeefe@ac.com
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

Since I have been in the US (DC actually) for quite some time, I thought I would check back into the Class of 76 site. Since DJ and his family were on the homepage, my thoughts turned to the recent disaster. Any word from DJ, and do we have any way of finding out ... or helping out? lawrence.okeefe@ac.com


Thu, 11 Jun 1998 13:56:43 - Murray McKenzie

Subject: Class of '76 Addresses
From: Murray McKenzie mckenzie@escape.ca
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

Hello to all!

I can be reached on the web at mckenzie@escape.ca or at mmckenzi@bristol.ca

Murray McKenzie

Mon, 08 Jun 1998 13:33:18 - Don Corbett

From: Maj DW Corbett mailto:ab241@issc.debbs.ndhq.dnd.ca
To: John McManus jmcmanus@jmcmanus.com

I bumped into Rick Hardy out at NDMC the other day (old guys physio day) and he told me about your site. I've just finished crawling around it and it is great. It is amazing how a few words from someone can trigger a flood of memories - thanks for taking the initiative to put the site together.

For my sins, I am currently working in COS J3 at NDHQ. My main task is to try and write the doctrine that explains how we do business - then I try to get people to read it - then maybe use it. Well one out of three ain't bad!

If you would like to add me to your list, my current e-mail address is: mailto:ab241@issc.debbs.ndhq.dnd.ca

Keep in touch

Don Corbett

15 May 98 - John McManus

Notes from the scribe:

A mini unplanned reunion of the "boys" was held today at the Winnipeg O Mess over lunch hour. I was dining and discussing Information Management with Bruce Baldwin baldwin_family@hotmail.com when John (I'm here to bring you a new Supply System) Olsen walked in. He left his card, but "is not into the Internet" yet. Here is his info:

Project Director CFSS Upgrade
Place Vincent Massey Building
352 St. Joseph Blvd
Hull PQ
(819) 994-9577

Also, Michael 'the Great' Gropp has asked permission to be listed in our Homepage. Now, I would not normally give in to a request like this, but seeing that he flys Sea Kings, and is remorseful for having chosen CMR over RMC after Roads (my words!), I told him I could list him. So you can reach him at mjgropp@hotmail.com

Thu, 07 May 1998 21:37:11 - Barry Doucette

Hello everyone, the Doucette gang has changed internet providers and is now at warp speed on "the wave". Please update your email address for us.


Wed, 06 May 1998 12:38:42 - Rick Hardy

I'm presently the 'SAR Guy' working for the CAS (Chief Air Staff) in NDHQ but, after 20 years and 7 postings as a SAR puke, will move this summer to the Constitution Building to be the 'CADET Guy'. Just imagine, 55,000 bright young Canadians in the throes of adolesence, and another 6 or 7 thousand CIC officers under the care of a guy who flies (flew!) yellow airplanes. Go figure. Anyway, I've now a new favourite 'Favourites' Web Site.




13 April 98 - Bruce Lazenby

Glad to see someone has the technical ability to figure out all these complexities so the "arts-men" like me can simply organize the parties. Speaking of which...

We are planning on having a:

"Class of 76 Family BBQ Day"

at our place in Ottawa (Aylmer) on 14 Jun 98 - noon to ???. We expect 50 or so buds and families for some horse shoes, bocce ball, maybe a swim, etc. perhaps even a beer. Anyone interested in more info can call Mike Maissoneuve, Bob Morrin or me.



Bruce Lazenby
Vice President, Business Development
FreeBalance Inc.
Voice 613-236-5150
Fax 613-236-7785

13 April 98 - Uwe Spatling

Good show, updating e-mail and all.

My e-mail hasn't changed as you've probably gathered by now.
Dave (D.B.) Murray is using his son's e-mail (Matthew) at Queen's, namely: 6mdm1@qlink.queensu.ca
Also Andre Langlois's e-mail is: AHLanglois@aol.com

Cheers, Uwe

10 April 98 - Chuck Shawcross

Suppose I am one of those who have to get off their cans and update the list. Anyway I am now back in Canada to start my own software and other high tech company.

My new address is:
6 Sawgrass Circle
Ashton, Ontario
K0A 1B0
email is:mailto:shawcross@synapse.net

Company I am president and chief bottle washer for is:

I just moved back from Holland last week!

10 April 98 - Bob Weisman

Anyways I am leaving the military soon, so please use my "civvy" email address: robert.weisman@sympatico.ca for class news.

All the best


8 April 98 - Marvin Haagsma

I'm taking Computer Systems Technology at NAIT. It is an accelerated program for people with work-related experience, and I will graduate at the end of April 1999. Enjoying it very much. The only drawback is that I'm having to learn to program on (shudder) Windoze machines. So I'm looking to buy a Windows machine right now, as the first semester is drawing to a close and I'm about to launch into the wonderful world of C++, Visual Basic, Java, etc, all on an Intel platform.

Address is 18707 - 70 Avenue NW (Not far from the Mall)
Edmonton, Alta.
T5T 5C9
Phone: 489-8587

8 April 98 - Don Shaw

My new email address is: dshaw@datap.ca Some other addresses I know:

Gary Nevison: gnevison@shaw.wave.ca
Jeff Poste: jposte@telusplanet.net

Thanks for organizing all this. It will come in handy.

Don Shaw

8 April 98 - Pierre Gauvin

Since I got this, there is obviously no change to my e-Mail address. I would support an update file, if it is popular enough.

Pierre Gauvin
Deputy Scientific Advisor Land 6
Research and Development Branch
Department of National Defence
190 O'Connor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2
fax: 613-996-5177

6 April 98 - Bob Morrin

My new e-mail address is: BobMorrin@aol.com

The list of names is quite useful. We are planning to have a Class of 76 get together at Bruce Lazenby's place on June 14 and will be using the list to try to track some of the guys down.


Bob (Bugsy) Morrin

29 March 98 - Kerry Watkin

My email is: kwatkin@kingston.net

I'm in Kingston and am working for Investors Group, Rick Dodson is in Edmonton doing the same.

I'm also on the National Executive of the Club, so if there are any axes to grind I'll be glad to bring them up!


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