Here is a summary of the seniors profiles I did this year:
Glen (Moose) and Patricia Scott - Glen was born in Kamloops in 1946, moved to Prince George in 1969 and eventually went to work at radio station CJCI 620 AM reporting on sports events. He met radio station traffic/receptionist Patricia Dutka.
Patricia was born in Horsefly where she worked for her uncle Bill Kordyban and later moved to Prince George. They got married on Grey Cup weekend in 1976, an annual date that he was sure to remember. Glen has been the commissioner of the Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association for the past 30 years, served on city council for two terms, and was inducted into the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Adeline Judith (Byman) Feyer - our local CFIS 93.1 community radio personality and long-time volunteer was born in 1941. She married Stuart Feyer in 1960; he passed away in 2006 at the age of 68 and after nearly 46 years of a good marriage. Judy started her volunteer radio career at the age of 70 and was presented with the CFIS-FM Prince George Community Radio Society Volunteer of the Year Award in 2017. Judy concluded by saying, “Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless but because they are priceless.”
Edith (Petersen) Kosheiff was born in 1932. She met and then married Mitch Kosheiff in 1954. Their dream was to become farmers and work the land. By 1956, they moved to Prince George in search of jobs. Mitch was hired by Northern Magneto and Edith found work at the Bank of Montreal; they only intended to stay for one year. For the next 25 years, they operated Center City Petroleum’s bulk plant. Mitch passed away in 1992 as a result of a brain tumor
Elsie (Vogt) Stobbe was born in 1927. During the Great Depression, the family moved to Chilliwack in search of a better life. Elsie worked as a nurse’s aide in the tuberculosis sanatorium in Sardis where she met maintenance worker Helmut Stobbe; they married in 1949. Elsie completed her nurses training at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. They moved to Prince George in 1961 and Helmut worked as a welder until they purchased the Travelodge Motel on Dominion Street. In 1977, they sold the motel and retired.
In March, Mr. PG turned 60. Clasina Van Adrichem and her Monday afternoon Catholic Women’s League knitting group consisting of Erica Fortch, Edna Cutway, Clasina, Georgia Roque, Barbara Wallace, Helen Dery, Sally McLean, Sue Wardlaw, Nichole Lavoie and Joy Cotter were preparing a nice surprise for Mr. PG’s 60th birthday party. They suggested that Mr. PG will soon be a Prince George senior and that he deserved a page in my Seniors’ Scene column to officially welcome him into the ranks as a senior in our community.
Alex Murray was born in 1932. By the age of 10 it was discovered that he had a beautiful soprano voice; voice training lessons started and as he matured his voice changed from a soprano to a baritone.
The Murray family settled in Victoria in 1950 and Alex found work with the CNR. In 1954, he transferred to Calgary where he met and married Betty-Marie (Bunny) Heath, an accomplished ballet instructor. Sadly, the love of his live passed away in 2011 after a long battle with cancer. In 1959, Alex went to work for Columbia Cellulose in Vancouver as their transportation manager until Northwood Pulp offered him a job which eventually moved him to Prince George in 1979. He retired from Northwood Pulp in 1992.