Nelson High School class of ’54 reunites

The Nelson High School class of 1954 had their 60-year reunion at the Prestige Lakeside Resort this month.

The Nelson High School class of 1954 had their 60-year reunion at the Prestige Lakeside Resort this month. The class of ’54 was the second to last to graduate from the old high school on Latimer Street and has met every five years for weekend-long reunions in Nelson since 1974.

About one-third of the class attended, coming from across Canada and Washington state. At the banquet, musical members of the class entertained and led a sing-song of old favourites from the ‘50s.

A 65th reunion is planned for 2019. This photo was taken by Vogue Photographic, which is this year celebrating its 60th anniversary in the Mayrhofer family.

Back row, from Left: Gordon Halsey, Neil Horswill, Pat Walgren Devries, Joyce Stuart Patterson, Doug Skilton, Alfred Farenzholtz, Joan Ferguson Schauerte, Sally Butling MacLean, Scott McIvor, Settimo Zanon, Gerry Staley, David Leslie, John Zarikoff

Middle Row, from left: Sidney Swingler Hall, Bud Maglio, Dolly Fife Browne, Barbara Tilston Spray, Margaret Farenholtz McRory, Bill Horswill, Carroll Coventry Klein, Margaret Ann Philpot Pearson, Ruth Peachey Nuyens, Marylyn Waterer Linton

Front Row, from left: Alice Ronmark Graham, Jeanne Davey Senger, Maureen Paterson, Sylvia Shorthouse Crooks, Hazel Young Cumming, Jean Robinson Taylor, Shirley Johnson Roberts, Peggy Owen Swerdfeger, Dona Spence Miller, Joan Kerby Hamilton, Doris Ratkowski Karvonen, Rikki Murrell, Bruce (Rusty) McKenzie

Missing: Roger Stallwood

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