After graduation, I attended UVic and UBC, graduating with an MD in 1974. After internship, I did family practice in Ladysmith and Vancouver before returning to UBC in 1980 for residency training in General and Anatomic Pathology. Since then, I have worked in Vancouver and Victoria, eventually joining the Pathology group at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops in 1991. I am still here, working full time doing surgical pathology and lab hematology. I enjoy my work too much to retire just yet.
I have been widowed once and divorced once, and lost my first child, a boy, to stillbirth. I have two wonderful daughters, Cailin and Kiera. I am content to be single these days.
My activities and interests have changed a bit since the Oak Bay days. I picked up guitar in 1966 and was in a garage band with fellow 66 Grads Jim Evans and Tony Gage for a few years. I still play bad piano and worse guitar and have recently picked up the ukulele.
I fell in love with the outdoors as a way of dealing with the stress of med school. I started hiking then and am still at it, recently doing backpacking trips to the Grand Canyon and Chilkoot Pass. I hope to do the West Coast Trail in the next year or two.
I started running in 1984, and went a bit crazy, doing about 20 marathons, including Boston in 1993, several ultras, including the Comrades in South Africa in1996 (a 90K run) and a few triathlons, including Ironman Canada. I still enjoy running, but I’m older and slower, so I do 10Ks and half-marathons, primarily trail runs.
I have also gotten into winter activities including snowboarding and snowshoeing. The picture is from a 5K snowshoe race near Kamloops this January.
Otherwise, I enjoy reading, hanging out and travelling with my daughters, DIY projects in my house in Kamloops, and visiting friends and family in Victoria, where I have recently bought an apartment. I am planning to spend more time in Victoria over the next few years and eventually retire there, but I have no definite timetable for this.
I really enjoyed the gathering at Uplands and am sorry I was unable to attend the previous evening’s party. I would really like to see a 55th reunion, though. I hope it happens!