Linda Breault Never gave away my birthname

Profile Updated: January 13, 2016
Class Year 1964
Residing In Creston, BC Canada
Spouse/Partner in a LAT relationship
Occupation Retired
Children Joelle Breault-Hood, Australia, 1973
Kelci Breault-Hood, BC, 1974

Grandchildren: Kaeden, More…Theron, Ava and Georgia

I moved from Vancouver to Creston under protest in 1962 to begin grade 10. Those 3 years hold my fondest memories of adolescence. Later in 2010 I returned yet again to be with Dad who was nearing the end of his life. 2014 found moving to Victoria.
Living in Lotusland in Victoria, BC, I cycle throughout the year and am a Grandmother for Africa cyclist. I’ve married and divorced twice and been in a variety of love relationships over the years. Front wave “Boomer” woman that I am, I’ve been privileged to have spent my early years questioning authority, joining consciousness raising groups, embracing feminism and dropping out of the “mainstream”.

I am a Skype grandmother and manage long trips to visit the munchkins when I can, and still travel and do volunteer work. March 2014 found me returning from Australia where I was a fulltime grandma for 3 months.
I’m creating a life for myself after retiring from work overseas and a lifetime of working with disadvantaged people. I like to live by a quote by Anais Nin: "Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage."
It’s a good life.
In September 2015 I will be cycling 300 kilometres from Campbell River to Victoria to fund raise for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Known as the Grandmothers for Africa, we are senior women supporting grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS>

School Story

My life has had many twists and turns including crossing geographic and linguistic borders to work and volunteer. My professional background is in Adult Education, Social Work and Community Economic Development. Besides teaching adults at University College of the Cariboo and NVIT, I had a private practice and private educational centre in Kamloops.
Tanzania holds a special place in my heart where I spent two years as a CUSO cooperant and continue to return every few years to volunteer with CHES, an NGO for education of girls that we established in 1992. Work with CESO has taken me to Panama, Armenia, Serbia and Kyrgyzstan. When I "unretired" I returned to my first career in secondary teaching/advising in China and Egypt.

I returned to Creston to be with Dad as he began the last steps of his earthly journey, I published my book "Living Apart together-A New Possibility for Loving Couples".

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Jan 18, 2015 at 10:26 AM
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Posted on: Jul 22, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Hi Bryan!
It will be wonderful to see so many of us grads of '64. As a newcomer to Creston in 1962, I won't know as many as you longtimers.
I see Mr. Naccarato frequently when I visit friends at Crestview where my folks, now gone, reside. I've asked him to come to some of the celebrations and could pick him up. HIs response was not overwhelmingly positive....However, I'm not sure what would be the best venue and time. Mr. Naccarato is severely vision impaired. I think he can be convinced to come.
I'm moving to Victoria on August 1 but Joan Roper and I are driving up for the reunion.
If anyone has suggestions I could see him this week before I leave.
So looking forward to our reunion...

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