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Where Are They 60 Years Later?

 

 

 

Miss Morine’s Room (Gr. 4/5) - Oakdene School, Bear River, NS – 1952

 

 

   Thumbnail Snapshots of the Past 60 Years: 

 

Front Row:                                       

Edmund Read                    Agriculturist, worked Kentville Research Station c 1970s-1990s,

                                          married, retired and growing show roses and living Berwick, NS

 

Eddie Peck                         Entrepreneur, in floatplane ‘engineering’ business, married Jean Darres,

                                           living Pecks Hill in Bear River

 

Gerald Parker                    Biologist for CWS, studied caribou in NWT and lynx in CBI, married,

                                          widowed, remarried, living Sackville, NB

 

Allan Parker                       Canadian Forces-Pine Tree radar base focus, married, retired, widowed,

                                           remarried, living Saskatoon, SK

 

William Wamboldt             Moved to S ON, worked auto body, owned appraisal business, married,

                                           retired to Port Hope, ON

 

James Parker                    Moved to Ontario c1956 with family; married, returned to NS; family living

                                          greater Halifax area in 2015; according to his Facebook page Jim "Studied

                                          Hammer Tech at the School of Hard Knocks, Masters Degree in Common

                                          Sense".

 

Ray Riley                             Geologist/civil servant/consultant, married, semi-retired, living Thunder

                                            Bay, ON

 

Lionel McCormick               Worked Canada Post, major leadership in NS Lions Club,

                                            married, retired Lake Echo, NS

 

2nd Row

Dora Harris                        Married Allen Height, homemaker, worked ‘The Pines’/fish plant,

                                           widowed, living Digby, NS

 

         Barbara Morine                  Married, living on Cape Breton Island at Coxheath, NS

 

Patricia Dukeshire               Real estate management, married, divorced, remarried first husband and

                                             living Beaver Bank, NS

 

Marjorie MacDormand         To North Hampton, NH, with family c1956, single, tragically deceased

                                             Derry, NH, 1999

 

Noreen Elliott                       Married Richard Green, divorced, remarried an Elliott, widowed, deceased

                                             December 2016, Middleton, NS

 

        Shannon Fletcher                Married Clyde Trimper, widowed, remarried, living Liverpool, NS

 

Nancy Parker                       Nurse, married, lived Denmark, family returned to Canada, living Calgary,

                                            AB

 

Dianne Graham                   Management training consultant, author, married Bob Sanford, divorced,

                                            remarried, living Bridgewater, NS and with her husband has devoted

                                            retirement years to adoption/protection of domestic animals

  

Carolyn Harris                    Financial analyst, married, divorced, lived Halifax, latterly living Digby but

                                           moving to Cornwallis spring 2013

 

Judy Marshall                      Moved with Pat Dukeshire/Carolyn Harris to Halifax 1960, spent a career

                                            with Sears Canada, married, retired, living Halifax

 

3rd Row

George Harris                      Moved to Kentville area, married, last living Grandview Manor

                                            retirement home, Berwick, NS, deceased mid-August 2013

 

Wendell Benson                 (Brother to Bentley Rice), moved to Sault Ste Marie, ON where he worked

                                           for Canada Post, deceased Ottawa 1969

 

Edward Hubley                    Moved to S Ontario, worked Wishing Well bottling company, auto parts,

                                            married, retired in London, ON

 

Rodney Peck                        Worked Canadian Coast Guard, married, retired, lived Bear River on

                                            Pecks Hill, deceased Digby April 2017

 

Miss Morine (Eleanor J)      Teacher, local girl, single, taught full career at Oakdene, deceased at

                                            85 years, Digby, 2006

 

David Hill                            Businessman, black organizer/advocate, widowed, career focused on NS

                                            with a short period in marketing in Toronto, living Dartmouth 2011

 

Gary Gesner                        Canadian Forces-MP, one tour Syria, married Dorothy Graham, divorced,

                                            remarried, retired, living Waterdown, ON

 

Lawrence Frost                   Moved to S Ontario, worked construction, married, retired, living Oakville,

                                            ON

 

Back Row

Bruce MacDormand            To NH with family c1956, worked carpentry and long-haul trucking,

                                           married, retired in North Hampton, NH

 

Donald Darres                    Sales; initially worked Halifax area, lived Annapolis c 2005, more recently

                                           Dartmouth, married, retired

 

Lloyd Paul                           Engineer/entrepreneur, lived Digby for high school, migrated to NB, owns

                                            construction firm, married, living Saint John, NB

 

George Dunn                      To MA in 1957, drafted 1960, US Army aviation engineering, two tours

                                           each Germany & Viet Nam during 21 years, post-service consulting,

                                           married, retired, living Temple, TX

 

Bentley Rice                      Worked at Farmers Dairy at Digby, married Patricia Cook, deceased Digby

                                          1995

 

Eddie McDonald                Cook at CFB Cornwallis, married, retired, deceased Upper Clements 1997

 

 

 

Oakdene School Partly Framed by THE Oak

(Photo by former late-1940's student, photographer Jeff Wilson of Middleton)

 

Dianne (Graham) Nice/Ray Riley

June 2013