Year in review (Part 3)

Bob and Maureen Dick: Bob was born in Vernon in 1940. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1966. He was called to the bar in 1967 and became a partner in the Prince George law firm of Wilson King until he retired from practice in 2014. Maureen (Dilworth) was born in 1940 in the old Prince George hospital. She trained at Vancouver General Hospital and earned her registered nurse certificate in 1961. She became a charter member of the White Spruce City Chorus of Sweet Adeline’s in 1981 and sang with them for 30 years. Bob and Maureen were married in Prince George in 1963.  

Alexis and Sandy (Moseley) Maikapar: Alexis, of Russian descent, was born in Munich, Germany in 1946. Sandy (nee Morrison) Moseley was born in Kimberley in 1941. Alexis worked at Eurocan Pulp and Paper, moved to Terrace, earned his electrical apprenticeship and retired at the age of 62. Sandy attended college in Victoria and received her teachers’ certificate in 1962. She has lived in Prince George since 1966 where she retired after a teaching career of 27 years. Alexis and Sandy met at a senior centre and got married in 2016.

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Harold and Linda Hartshorne: Harold was born in Sidney in 1947 and Linda (Wood) was born in Kelvington, Sask., in 1951. They married in 1971. Harold worked for the Department of Highways for 22 years, then the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre for eight years and then started A-Tec Dental Service for the next 22 years. After high school, Linda worked in the office for the Beautiful B.C. Magazine.  Later, Linda worked for BCTel and retired after 26 years of service. Harold was named a Prince George Citizen Of The Year in 2018. 

Harry and Barb Gairns: Harry Gairns, a UBC Forestry and Forest Engineering graduate and former president and manager of Industrial Forestry Service Limited was born in Atlin in 1932. He married Margaret Joughin who passed away in 2011 after 56 years of a good marriage. Barb (nee Longmore) Wilchek was born in Vancouver in 1938.  She married Fred Wilchek who passed away in 2011 after 52 years of a good marriage. Harry and Barb knew of one another from their church when another member suggested to Barb that a fellow named Harry Gairns would be able to help her with repair problems concerning her lawn mower. They were married later at St. Giles Church in 2015.

Romeo and Lillian Parent: Romeo was born in 1925; he met school teacher Lillian Bernard who was born in 1929. They recently celebrated their 70thwedding anniversary. Romeo invested in four D9 Caterpillars and formed the Skyway Construction Company. He cleared land all over the north including the area at Williston Lake for the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. Lillianworked as a substitute teacher specializing in French and all facets of mathematics. Romeo and Lillian go back 70 years in the history of Prince George. 

Neil and Darlene (Fadden-Bogi) King were both born in southern Alberta. Neil was either playing baseball or hockey or he was at the curling rink throwing rocks and sweeping the ice every chance he got. He was at the curling rink the day he met Darlene. In 1960, they got married and moved to Dawson Creek.In 1965, Neil went to work for BC Tel, transferred to Prince George and retired as the area customer service manager in 1996.  He became the general manager of the Prince George Golf and Curling Club and later the office manager at the Wilson King Law Office. Darlene volunteered with the public libraries shut-in program for 30 years.  

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