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.

 

Just Posted

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Highway 97 north of Summerland could be open by end of week

Detour in place as crews continue to clear rock slide and stabilize area

Summerland victim in Kamloops shooting may be a case of mistaken identity

Rex Gill, 41, was not previously known to Kamloops police unlike second shooting victim

Okanagan ski resort officials displeased with Family Day roll-out

From one peak of the Okanagan to the other, resort officials have raised concerns

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

Crash closes highway between Vernon and Lumby

Traffic being routed around the scene

Level nightclub will be closing

Three cougar sightings in Central Okanagan

Two cougars have been reported in Lake Country

Vehicle located in 2018 Shuswap abduction attempt

Chase RCMP say car used has since been sold, suspect still at large

We like it! Readers support the shift in Family Day dates

Readers support the date switch, while Ski Resorts may not

Cougar ‘living’ next door to Okanagan elementary school

Conservation Office has been alerted and monitoring large cat

Dog dies in Kamloops RV fire

According to a fundraiser posted on social media, the cause of the fire was electrical

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

Most Read