'Class of 76' - 1999 Update Album
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Monday, November 01, 1999 10:33 AM -Barry
Subject: Barry Doucette Update
From: Barry Doucette email@example.com
To: John McManus firstname.lastname@example.org
I was just
reading the notes from other Buds and decided to write a short note to update
everyone on what I'm up to. Being a diehard Bluenoser I spent 23 yrs after grad
in the Navy-all on the West Coast. The hazards of being a Roadent, and marrying
a Victoria girl. I retired in 95 (thanks to FRP!) and am now working for the BC
Government here in Victoria. Same old thing as the military-push paper from the
in to the out basket. At least I don't have to worry about being posted every 2
-3 years. I am in the phone book and would like to hear from any classmates
visiting Victoria. As Phil Wall said, there are a number of the class of 76 here
and we enjoy getting the boys together whenever one of our classmates is
visiting. So if you are coming, give us advance notice and we'll plan a
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 12:53:44 -0400 - Pat
From: Pat Sweetnam email@example.com
is a great site. I just read through the guest book and was really impressed.
It's a great way to keep us all in touch. I especially enjoyed seeing niknok
back in saskabush and Marv Haagsma back in God's country. Steve Thompson trying
to sort teachers out, that should be fun. Like one of the locals here said, "the
instructions called for WINDOWS 95, 98, NT or better, so I loaded
Actually after being married to a frustrated teacher for twenty
years, mine decided to go back and do a PhD (UofT) specializing in adult
education, especially training related to Alzheimer's Disease. She's tired of
people who talk back!
After battalion command, I was lucky to come back
to the US for three more years (two down) and just completed an MBA at the
College of William and Mary. With 27 and a day just passed, guess what I am
doing? But taking my time especially now that we have to dry out from Hurricane
For anyone who is interested my whereabouts are 101 East Wedgwood
Drive, Yorktown, Virginia, 23693. The military stuff is below. For the
Saskatchewan residents, I just thought I would mention that they only golf
eleven months of the year here because it gets too hot in
LCol JP (Pat) Sweetnam, J716A
United States Atlantic Command
Joint Training, Analysis and
757-686-7982 (DSN 668)
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 21:57:54 -0400 - Steve Thompson
Subject: Reconnecting with old friends
From: Steve Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
To: John McManus email@example.com
a great site! Second, what have I been doing that its taken me this long to get
to it? Thanks to Rocky for sending me a note re an article I wrote on Macs and
PC's and reminding me that my email address on the site is 4 versions and 4
My next question is how come so many of our grads are closet
or public techies? It must be something in the water in Kingston.
moved to Toronto for a short stay with Gandalf in 1986 I find myself still here!
Fortunately we get a fair amount of 76er travel through so I get to keep up on
some of the news. Not near the content I got tonight, though, going through the
As a bit of a personal update, I think I am finally getting
over my reputation as a "CT Pilot". Funny, it doesn't seem to matter whether it
was your idea or theirs ... it still kind of lingers. My biggest regret today,
is not missing the flying but seeing all you guys retiring while I still have to
put in another 15 years!
I've currently got the challenge of my lifetime
as General Manager Information Technology Services for the amalgamated Toronto
District School Board. With the Province combining the 6 former Toronto Boards
into the 5th largest in North America and then quickly trying to claw back a few
hundred million for other interests, it is quite an experience. Its hard to
imagine how we will ever get 19,000 teachers in almost 600 schools all on a
common technology base, especially when our equipment varies from 1 to 12 years
old. Anybody interested in picking up a couple of thousand Apple IIe's or maybe
five thousand 286's? Of the 55,000 PC's we run more than 20,000 are too old to
connect to any kind of network. Of course, if your interested, you'll have to
wait until I can pry them away from teachers who have 10 years of curriculum
running on them. Windows NT is great but how do I get this MS DOS math game to
run on it again?
If any of you closet techno gurus have ideas for
revitalizing education in Canada through technology - drop me a line - I am at:
Office - firstname.lastname@example.org, (416
395-8197) and Home - email@example.com (905
Humour aside, it is humbling to see the kind of contribution
our classmates are making around the world. I personally really appreciate the
effort that you, John, and the others are taking to make us aware of what our
friends are doing. Thanks and keep up the great work!
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 14:06:58 -0400 - Bill Kolupanowicz
Subject: Just logging In !!!
From: Bill Kolupanowicz firstname.lastname@example.org
To: John McManus email@example.com
killing time after lunch and found the web page! I wondered if the class had
one. I'm back in St.Catharines working with Investment Planning Counsel, found
Trenton a little too slow!!..
Family is still there due to school but
anticipate moving within the next two years. The commuting isn't very great
especially thru TO.
E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheers to everyone
Tue, 6 Apr 1999 19:29:11 -0700 (PDT) - Kevin Macdonald
Subject: Re: Annual Easter Message to the Boys
John McManus email@example.com
the update. Since I don't correspond much, especially with any whose addresses
you don't already have, I can't contribute much to the address book. While my
bc.sympatico.ca address is still active, this webtv address is my 'TG Tactical'
address these days, so I'd like it if you'd update your list to include it,
either as primary with the sympatico as secondary, or simply as my net address.
What I'm doin' these days: After a two year stint as MARPAC HQ's
Information Technology Coordinator, Information Systems Support Manager, and
Senior Information Systems Security Officer, I have recently accepted the
position of Information Systems Support Manager (retaining Sr ISSO for the HQ)
for the Operations Support Centre (Pacific)--Athena. I now live 'behind the
A suggestion for consideration by the class: Since you've
allowed Gropp to plead his way onto our class page (flagrant light-blue NAGs
nepotism!), which I applaud by the way, I think we're getting old enough that we
should be more egalitarian in our general approach to the "Class Page." I'd like
to see membership extended to all who entered in '72 ('71 for our CMR buds) or
were associated in any other way with Class of '76. Maybe you could add columns
indicating Year-of-Entry, College of Entry, and Grad Class Year if applicable,
to maintain some distinguishment. I'd also like to see some recognition that
Terry, Dale, and Don (any others?) were members of our class--I suggest that
they be included in the address book with an annotation "Deceased" in the
address entry block--a sort of online version of the Frigateers' Tontine. Maybe
their spouses might want to have entries? I know that Sue (Oxley) Dawe would
like to remain in close contact with the class. I know that it's asking a lot of
you, especially in the administration, but I think it'd be worthwhile to setup.
Maybe you could delegate some of the load to those of us who don't contribute so
much? I've also heard that some of the classes maintain a newsgroup and a
listserv to further enhance their connectivity. Easy to suggest, but someone's
got to do the work, I realize. If you, and the class, think these suggestions
have merit, let me know how I can assist you.
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 09:06:51 -0500 - Wayne Sinker
Subject: Boys of 76
From: Wayne Sinker firstname.lastname@example.org
site a while back, but was extremely tardy in responding. Great work, John! Nice
to see so many have the electronic capability to get here. To think you
engineering types were at one time so excited about portable calculators!
I'm still supply teaching around the Trenton, Ont area and whenever
possible working Class A at the Rescue Co-ordination Centre and Canadian Mission
Control Centre (SARSAT). Sinking boats, crashing airplanes, and anxious
relatives of the missing are a pleasant break from being in a classroom.
Kind of hard to believe the 25th reunion is on the "distant" horizon.
The mid-life crisis stories might be interesting....
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 20:45:51 -0800 - Philip Wall
Subject: Just checking in!
From: Philip Wall email@example.com
see that Rocky's taking the time to keep us all up to date on our whereabouts.
Never could quite figure out where I was half the time. Still can't for that
matter! Currently "logging it out" in the wilds of B.C., and enjoying the west
coast lifestyle. Boss is Dave Marshall and somehow he manages to keep me on the
straight and narrow. Actually quite a gaggle of us out here. The '96 reunion
photos really turned out great! Reminds me just how young I really am.
Other email addresses I'm aware of are:
Clutch Cargo at DECARGO@aol.com
Mike Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep in touch,
and thanks again to the Rock.
Phil alias "bulk"
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 19:51:36 -0700 - Glenn Bucholtz
Subject: Hello Class of 76
From: Glenn Bucholtz email@example.com
discovered this web site a few days ago. We have been living quite comfortably
in Sherwood Park, Alta just outside of Edmonton. True to my Chem Eng'er roots, I
have been with Shell for the past 18 years and currently am Plant Manager of the
Shell Scotford Chemical Plant near Fort Sasktchewan. Lots of time devoted to
hockey, skiing and a little golf in the summer.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
still drop by and see Steve Peach in Cochrane, Alta and summer visits with Don
McEachern and Mike Erdmann in Kelowna, BC
Sat, 16 Jan 1999 14:19:15 -0700 - Tom
Subject: RMC Class of 76 - Email address
From: Tom Howe email@example.com
It was a
great pleasure to find that the Class of 76 is alive and well on the WWW.
can add the following info for me:
Cheers and I hope to see you
at the 25th.
Wed, 06 Jan 1999 10:57:27 -0500 - Dave
Subject: News from D.B.
From: Dave Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
just had my first look at the Class of '76 homepage and I'm very impressed. I
guess I sort of knew it existed but didn't get around to checking it out until
now. Keep up the super work.
You may recall at our 20th reunion I was
telling anyone who wanted to listen about my plans to leave the military and
delve into the world of retail by starting a used/new CD store here in Kingston.
You may wonder why I would want to do this to myself, but I put it down to my
love of music and the inspirational words of wisdom, "And Now For Something
Completely Different", I once heard on the Monty Python show. Well, it's hard to
believe, but I'm almost there. I used the money I received on my FRP buyout (at
least what was left after the huge tax bite taken by our good old Canadian
government) to purchase a franchise from a company in the US and I am now
actively looking for a business location. I've had some difficulty with the
franchisor concerning my business name (which I won't get into here), however
it's almost cleared up now. I hope to open my doors sometime in the spring/early
summer. Wish me luck. Since leaving the military, I've been "apprenticing" at a
CD store here in Kingston called CD Plus, Bath Road at Gardiner's Road. Anyone
wanting a good deal on some CDs should drop by. Working there has been
educational as well as a lot of fun, but I'm itching to get my own business
So long for now. I'll let you know when the grand opening is
scheduled to take place.
P.S. I received a Christmas
card from Greg Anderson and he gave me his e-mail address. I noticed it wasn't
included in the Class of '76 listing so here it is: email@example.com
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