Dorval High School
Philip Holmes Registered 2006-05-02
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It was by sheer accident that I Googled DVH School and was competely taken a back by the names and memories. I immediately dug out my old year book (funny how we keep these things for all these years) The Memorial page on this site was heartfelt and a setback.
I currently live with Victoria, my partner for 27 years, in a small coastal town on the east side of Vancouver Island, Chemainus, to be exact. I have lived all over Canada, from the Queen Charlotte Islands, to Newfoundland, to the 76' Olympics working as a photogragher. In 1979, I changed professions, and in 1988 got my degree in Horticulture Sciences (Turfgraas Sciences, U of Guelph )and in 1992 became a certified Master Gardener. In 2005 again changed professions and became a cerified Music Therapist and a certified Horticulture Therapist. In 2006, at the age of 56, I again dropped out and changed professions and now, with a group of 50' something musicians, have formed a group, the Flying Accusations (www.flyingaccusations.com) and are preparing to tour "The World" We have all realized that life is just too damn short.
So, that is me.
Chemainus has a world class live theatre (Shaw of the West) and my wife, Victoria (from Ottawa)is the Props Co ordinater (Head Prop Chick) and, if I may say so, is very happy and good at what she does. (Depends on what show is on, depends on her happy meter)
My two, wonderful girls have finally figured out (Ihope) what life is all about and are finding their own "magic voice" in life, and between my two grandchildren "boys", (and I can relate cause I was just like them when I was young) and my beautiful senior friends (I don't call the clients), they all keep me young! I hope that that is true with you too.
I read everybodies LITTLE statement about themselves and would love to hear more about their lives. When I read the little that people had written, I noticed a number people lived in competely different communities in completely diferent countries. We all have the same Dorval roots and when I look at the year book, I say to myself, I WONDER WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW! How many of you are over 50!!!!!! That's 30 years of life since you have left High school - and I am curious!
(Grand) Greydon: 6
(Grand) Reily: 4