I'm looking forward to reconnecting with many high school friends...
As I age, the greatest mystery of life to me is the brevity of it...
I taught school for seven years in local schools and then retired to help Norman build our farm, ranch, and feedlot. Our son, Greg and his wife Cathy now manage the farm, ranch, and feedlot.
Our farm was 100 years old in 2011- Norman's Grandparents and Great-grandparents had homesteaded here in 1911.
DAWN (IRVINE) HOLMLUND (1960) & RON HOLMLUND (1958) I took Nurse’s training at the A in the fall of 1960. When the boys were young, we enjoyed skiing in the mountains summer camping and fishing trips in BC and Alberta. I have three sons and six grandchildren and had the luxury of doing a little travelling. He worked for the Department of Highways in Edmonton for one year.
Following graduation from nursing, I married Ron Holmlund and worked at the University hospital while Ron was working on his teaching degree. Ron and I loved to dance and we took Square Dance Callers’ School. After retiring, I lived for a few years in Comox, B. That experience shook my belief that I was a through and through prairie girl, untransplantable as a crocus. In 1963, Neil returned home to take over the family farm east of Wetaskiwin.
We also have enjoyed our time spent on the sea and recently sailed around South America...
I continue to support the Terry Fox Run and have participated in each of the past thirty six yearly events... Running continues to be my passion but I still walk, bike and train at the gym...
In 1969, I took a year off to travel with a group of young people working in churches in Canada and the United States.
Upon graduation, I worked in a church as a lay associate for 10 years.
In 1993, I took one year further studies to seek ordination within the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
In 2012, we received the Farm Family Award and represented Cypress County at the Calgary Stampede.
We are now semi-retired in our house on a hill overlooking the farm.
When I returned I went to work at the new Misericordia Hospital.