Teacher and students reunite after 50 years

A call went out last edition for students who recognized themselves in a photo or remembered their teacher, David Rempel from 1963.

Don Gibson

A call went out last edition for students who recognized themselves in a photo or remembered their teacher, David Rempel from 1963.

Mr. Rempel was given a coffee spot courtesy of Billy’s Family Restaurant (Randy McLean) to host a 50 year reunion for himself, his students and fellow teachers.

Rempel and his wife Sharon were coming through Princeton last weekend giving the retired teacher the opportunity to have a visit those available to do so.

Rempel said that his first year of teaching in Princeton was “most memorable” and that his “students left a lasting impression.”

He brought with him, artwork and Christmas Cards that he had kept all these years with the hope he could give them back and share his prized memories.

Don Gibson, Terri Ortwein, Darlene Cochet and Ted Coyne met their former teacher who presented them all with peacock plumes he gathered from his bird sanctuary.

“I still get my teaching fix by teaching kids about birds at my sanctuary,” Rempel explains to the group. He owns and operates the Cedar Grove Bird Sanctuary in Maple Ridge.

Retired teacher, Mrs. Edith Currie also joined the reunion, adding a nice surprise for those whom she had not seen for quite some time.

The group shared their memories and a lot of laughs.

Thank you to Leah Ward and Randy McLean for their help in making this reunion possible.

 

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