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03/25/20 10:19 PM #481    

Allan Zackodnik (1966)

Dave Shunter - Former Creston Highschool physical fitness teacher and basketball coach, Dave is in many of the sports photographs on our website with his teams. Dave moved on to become a vice principal in Naskusp and principal. He loved music and enjoyed playing the piano. Dave passed away March 24, 2020 at the age of 90. He was my uncle.

Allan Zackodnik

03/26/20 04:18 PM #482    


Phillip Armstrong (1964)

My deepest sympathies to you, Allan, on the passing of your Uncle Dave Shunter – also to Dave’s sisters, Sandra & Lynne. Even though Dave achieved a good age, it’s never easy to lose those you love.

I really liked Dave as my phys ed teacher when I was in junior & senior high. He seemed to take an interest in individual students, including myself. I can still remember him encouraging me in certain ways. So, I guess my sense would be that he was likely greatly loved by all his family, and it would be hard to see him go.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


03/26/20 09:30 PM #483    

Ed Baynton (1967)

Thanks to all for the Birthday made my day. Stay safe everyone.



03/27/20 11:49 AM #484    


Pat Whitford (Paterson) (1965)

I would like to add my condolences to the Shunter family.  The Shunter's were our close neighbors.   I remember mom and dad Shunter, Dave (although not at home at the time), Lynne, the little sister and Sandra, who was a year older and who I looked up to as being much more worldly than myself.  They were good people.  I remember Dave Shunter as a respected and well-like teacher at PCSS.  Time is moving on too quickly and I'm sorry PCSS has lost another of it's teaching staff.       Pat Whitford

04/03/20 10:03 AM #485    


Pat Whitford (Paterson) (1965)

I am sad to pass on this news.  We have lost two classmates in the past week.  Gordon Rodney and Joan (Phillips) Morris both passed away on March 29, 2020.  Condolences go out to the families of Gordon and Joan.

11/24/20 02:52 PM #486    


Val Floer (Fellman) (1967)

November 24, 2020

Sadly, we announce the passing of our fellow 1967 classmate, Bill Standidge.  William Hay Standidge (Bill to us) was born April 19, 1947 in Trail, BC.  Bill passed away in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on November  19, 2020, leaving behind his wife Shirley, daughter Jodi, son Brad and 2 grandsons.  Our deepest sympathy is extended to  his family.


01/27/21 08:55 AM #487    


Val Floer (Fellman) (1967)

January 27, 2021

With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of our friend and fellow Classmate of '67,

GLORIA JUNE FRANZ.  Gloria passed away in her home in Salmo, B.C. on January 3rd, 2021 at the aage of 71.  Gloria leaves behind, her beloved partner Ernie Hayward; her children Doreen and Darryl, her step-children, Kavan and Chandra; her siblings, Nora, Al, Ed and Bettyl eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.  A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

Sincerest sympathy, on behalf of Gloria's  P.C.S.S. Classmates and friends is extended to Ernie and family.  May Gloria rest in peace after her battle with cancer, and may her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.

08/12/21 04:01 PM #488    


Val Floer (Fellman) (1967)

August 12, 2021

It is with deepest sympathy, we fondly remember a very special teacher during our time at P.C.S.S.

Gerald William Moulds   (1936 - 2021)   Obituary below:

There will be a celebration of his life, Monday, August 16, 2021, 1:30 - 4 pm at Coast Tsawwassen Inn, 1665 - 5th Street, Delta, B.C.

Thank you to fellow classmate, Don Tkach, for emailing Mr. Moulds obituary.

08/13/21 01:15 PM #489    

Allan Zackodnik (1966)

I have Mr Molds to thank for the fact that I studied engineering and received an engineering degree in 1972. At the time he was a student councillor  at PCSS  and he had asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I had repiled that I wanted to study meteorology and become some one who could predict the weather. I was tired of watching farmers that I was working for get their alfalfa rained on when they were trying to get it dried. Mold said, "huumm", "that will require a lot of knowledge of math and physics". In 1967, you didn't have the current method of chosing courses yourself when entering university. Each area of study had a predescribed corriculum. I assumed I was being signed up for science but to my surprise in September of 1967 I found myself in 1st year engineering when I arrived at UBC. I think Mr Molds thought that I would enter Engineering Physics but the reality of it was, that field was too heavy duty for me. So I verred off course but stayed in Engineering. My final grades were not suffiecient to allow me to enter a masters programme in Meteorology at the University of Toronto. I've often wondered if I had in the first instance entered the Science Department  at UBC whether I could have kept my grades up high enough to have been able to enter the only University in Canada at the time that specialized in meteorology. In any case Mr Molds set me on a successful lifes work dealing with Water.  While retiring in 2008, I only recently gave up my licence at age 73. Its interesting to note that the ability to predict the weather has more to do with satilite imagry/photography and communication  than anything else.



08/14/21 11:15 AM #490    


Val Floer (Fellman) (1967)

Thank you, Allan, for sharing your experience with Mr. Moulds and that he was an influence in your successful career.  Was hoping to see responses such as this one you shared....if any other fellow classmates have been similarily inspired/motivated by Mr. Moulds, please feel free to share your own stoiry.


08/14/21 03:33 PM #491    


Pat Whitford (Paterson) (1965)

Val, I would like to add my condolences to the family (including Roger Chadwick, brother-in-law) of Mr. Moulds who passed away recently.  I am so grateful that he and his wife Shirley attended our school reunion and that he was able to connect with many of his PCSS students.

08/30/21 04:40 PM #492    


Pat Whitford (Paterson) (1965)

With much sadness and regret, I share the passing of our friend and classmate Loretta (Salvador)Lamontagne on August 25, 2021.

09/01/21 12:53 PM #493    


Phillip Armstrong (1964)

That is so sad for me. I have always found Loretta to be such a warm, welcoming sort of person, and always so actively involved and outgoing. And, what a warm reception she gave to me and Stella when we came to the reunions.

My very heartfelt condolences to all her family and friends. I know she will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to you at this time in all your heartache at losing her.

05/27/22 12:58 PM #494    


Val Floer (Fellman) (1967)

It is with profound sadness and heartache that we announce the passing of our  good friend and fellow classmate, Robert (Bob) Hills, husband of our fellow classmate, Clare (Koch) Hills.  Bob passed away peacefully on December 21, 2021, with his beloved wife and children at his side. 

Out of respect for Clare and her family, we gave them time and space to grieve their loss and accept the huge void in their lives.  Clare, their children and grandchildren, their siblings and their many friends will miss Bob dearly.  Rest in peace dear Bob.  

Sincerest condolences to Clare and the rest of the Hills' family members.   

06/09/22 10:33 PM #495    


Val Floer (Fellman) (1967)

Sincerest sympathy extended to the family of our fellow 1967 Classmate, Mac Scott....

James "Mac" Scott

Born June 16, 1949

Passed Away May 31, 2022

Resident of Wynndel, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family can make a memorial contribution to:

Royal Canadian Lgion, 137 - 11th Avenue North, Creston, BC. V0B 1G0

09/18/23 08:48 AM #496    

Mario Macri (1967)

A huge thank to everyone involved in plannng and hosting the homecoming this weekend. Having the opportunity to connect and chat with childhood friends I haven't seen in over 58 years was a once in a lifetime experience. Spending time in this beautiful valley reminded me how fortunate we were to grow up in such a truly idyllic community. It was a joy to remember experiences and friends too long forgotten. It is very heartwarming to see that Creston is once again becoming the vibrant ant flourishing community I was so fortunate to call my home. 

09/19/23 05:34 AM #497    

Casey Messinger (Messinger) (1969)

Many thanks to all those who helped organize the 2023 reunion of the '60's grads. Many old friends there to share memories with. Much appreciated. 

Casey Messinger

09/19/23 10:28 AM #498    


Betty Phillips (Marzke) (1967)

It was lovely seeeing so many.  Thanks Mario for coming to see us again.  You have been remembered!  Thanks to those near and far.  The memories are so important!  


09/19/23 01:07 PM #499    


Nora Good (McDowell) (1967)

Thank you, thank you to so many who made this last weekend such a wonderful success. So good to see so many. Now I need a rest!

09/19/23 06:28 PM #500    


Peg Murray (Waldbauer) (1966)

WOW. Such a great home coming weekend. Well done and a big thank you to the committee for all your hard work. It was so much fun seeing everyone. Is there a way to get a list of attendees so I can reminisce? Thanks again.

09/21/23 01:58 PM #501    

Ann Leins (Stoughton) (1966)

Thank all of you for the wonderful Homecoming celebration that we just attended.  My husband and I enjoyed all the activities very much.  Was so nice to see everyone again.  It was a busy but enjoyable weekend, and thanks to everyone to make this all happen.


Ann Stoughton (Leins)

09/26/23 01:35 PM #502    


Elizabeth Phypers (McGeachy) (1965)

I just want to say thankyou for the wonderful homecoming/ reunion. It was so good to meet up former class mates, neighbours and family again. 

09/26/23 05:20 PM #503    


Cathy Ryckman (Pretty) (1965)

WOW!...what a Wonderful 60's Homecoming weekend! A Huge Thank you to the Committee who worked so hard this past year so we all could enjoy such a great time of laughter, reminescing and seeing if we could still recognize one another. HaHa.  Ambassador Band was Super...the best...getting better with age. LOL. I am thankful that I able to get a few pics for my ongoing "School Memory Album"...Such a great turn out and thanks to all who made the effort to come.....Blessings and good health to each one. Cathy (Ryckman) Pretty 1965

06/10/24 07:39 AM #504    


Val Floer (Fellman) (1967)


Deeply sorry to hear of the passing of our friend and fellow 1967 PCSS classmate, MEL HALE, June 3rd, 2024.

Sincerest sympathy to Mel's family.  Rest in Peace Mel.

06/11/24 01:40 PM #505    


Sandra Shunter (Koochin) (1964)

I have been reading the condolence messages and wanted to add one about the best brother anyone could ever have, Dave Shunter.
My brother was like a second father to me.
He always believed in me and his support helped me through rough times. He was principal of high schools in Liloette, Cranbrook and finally Penticton. After retiring from public school administration he had fun being principal of the fine arts school in Penticton and formed a Rube Band....very famous band in Penticton! Later, he became an Okanaggan School Trustee and was instrumental in bringing University to the Okanoggan. He has a group cite on facebook called Dave Shunter if anyone wants to know more. I loved my brother.
He gave me direction and strength and always supported me.
It was like the roof came off my home when he passed away.

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