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#381 Hotel Mike

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:13 AM

A good man, John Shields. He was never one of those labour leaders who see every situation through blinders. Always open to a good discussion.


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Don't be so sure.:cool:

#382 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:05 PM

John Fisher, legendary local bluesman:

John is widely regarded as the father of the local blues scene and as a music hero by many. John's musical journey began in the early 60's. As a teen, John started several bands and many early bandmates became lifelong friends. Over the course of nearly 60 years, John provided mentoring and musical education to all who passed through his bands or participated in blues jams he and Sharon coordinated for more than 13 years. For the last 20 years John and Sharon played in Elmore's Bar and Grill blues band. John was well known by his stage name "Johnny Shuffles".

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Robin Hopper C.M., local ceramic artist, author and instructor. Co-founded the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts.

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Hopper: "London is all built on clay, a huge strata of clay. And when the bombs came down, the clay came up. At the age of three, I had my first taste of clay and have been there ever since. When you are in a zone like that, you don’t know what’s coming down or where it’s going to land. All around me, houses were being blown up and people were being blown up. Mostly I didn’t have any friends — they’d all gone off. I wasn’t in school yet, anyway.

“That’s when I found clay. You couldn’t buy anything; nothing available. Food was almost minimal. The only toys that I can remember [were] hot shrapnel and blue clay.
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#383 Jill

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:34 PM

I suspect I'm not the only VVer who encountered Reg Reid during his long career in education. He's passed away at age 92.

 

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:42 PM

He was VP at my high school. Don't recall having any interaction with him though.

#385 Jill

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:17 PM

Before or after he was stabbed in the parking lot?



#386 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:19 PM

Before or after he was stabbed in the parking lot?

 

I do not recall that.  1984/85.



#387 Cassidy

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:46 PM

He was a great guy, my VP at Vic High in the early 70's.

Vic High was chock full of absolutely great teachers in those years, and Reg most definitely was part of that contingent.

 

He knew me in the hall by name for reasons that escape me, and always had a warm greeting.

 

He was no pushover though, far from it.


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#388 Jill

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

I do not recall that.  1984/85.

 

The stabbing happened in 1977.


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#389 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

Retired Victoria fire chief Doug Angrove has died from cancer.  He retired in 2011 at 54.



#390 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:45 PM

Matthew Pakos died suddenly aged 36. He was the son of local soccer legend George Pakos and the step-brother of convicted killer Kelly Ellard.

 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:18 PM

Matthew Pakos died suddenly aged 36. He was the son of local soccer legend George Pakos and the step-brother of convicted killer Kelly Ellard.

 

http://www.legacy.co...x?pid=185377534

 

Oh boy.

 

We choose to remember the wonderful times that we had with him and ask everyone to do the same. He loved hard, he loved fast and he loved forever. We take solace in knowing that he can finally rest and be peaceful. We love you son and always will.

 

- See more at: http://www.legacy.co...h.v5XRkcxp.dpuf

 

I'm all for remembering that.  But maybe we can also learn something from his death, rather than ignoring the cause?  I bet almost everyone wants something good to come from their death.  Heck, even I do.



#392 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:37 PM

Friends and family want the life defined. We onlookers want the death defined.



#393 Bingo

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:45 PM

Matthew Pakos died suddenly aged 36. He was the son of local soccer legend George Pakos and the step-brother of convicted killer Kelly Ellard.

 

Son of a soccer legend, but what did HE do that was notable?


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#394 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:02 PM

Son of a soccer legend, but what did HE do that was notable?


He was a talented soccer player like his dad. Could have played pro according to people that played with him.

But a long criminal history. Drugs, assaults, weapons, probation violations, the works. He just got out Matsqui a few weeks ago.

#395 North Shore

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

Man, a troubled family... that's funny, 'cos I met Jack Ellard, Kelly's grandfather, a couple of times out at the flying club, and he seemed like a heckofa nice guy...


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

#396 Bingo

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:54 PM

He was a talented soccer player like his dad. Could have played pro according to people that played with him.
But a long criminal history. Drugs, assaults, weapons, probation violations, the works.

He just got out Matsqui a few weeks ago.

 

Yikes!  This thread could fill up quite regularly if that's all it takes to be notable.


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