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Langley High School 1946 Graduating class portrait.
Langley High School 1946 graduating class portrait. Teacher Roy Mountain is seated in the dark suit and tie. Back row (L-R): unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Robert Hunter, Maureen Hardy, Kathie Nash, Isobel Rogers, Rolly Twemlow, Jim McCann, Ian McLeod, and Ian Paten. Second row (L-R): unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Augustine Grunwald, Hazel Freeman (?), unidentified, unidentified, Margaret Greenfich (?), and Tom Bowling. Seated (L-R): Viola Derksen, unidentified, Elsie Hill, unidentified, Mary Cross, Mr. Mountain, unidentified, Norma ?, Lois Parker, Naomi ?, unidentified, Helen Fox. Seated on ground (L-R): Robin ?, unidentified, Bill Oleksy, Steve Rizen, Dave McLeod, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified.
Thomas Hugh Bowling was born July 2, 1927 to parents Frank and Nellie Bowling. He attended Langley High School (grad 1946). He married Donna Rodd on Sept. 21, 1957. He passed away August 8, 2000.
Langley High School student (grad 1946).
Hunter, Robert John
Robert John Hunter was a Langley High School student in the mid-1940s, and played on the basketball team. He later married Louise.
Langley High School
In 1909 the first high school class was organized and held in rented quarters in Murrayville. From 1911-18, classes were held in Belmont Superior School (later Murrayville Elementary), but the school became overcrowded with elementary and high school students. The school board approached the Municipal Council, but their request for a new schol was turned down twice. The board resigned, but the next board was more successful and local contractor Owen Hughes was hired on a low bid of $11,900. The School Board temporarily found room for the overflow pupils from Murrayville in the downstairs portion of Milner Hall and by renting the Sharon Presbyterian Church Hall. In 1922, Langley High School moved from Murrayville to Milner School, where it remained until Langley High School was built on Yale Road in 1924. Langley High School opened in 1924 with two classrooms and one science room. It taught grades 9 to 12. Additional rooms were built in 1934. In roughly 1947 the new school on the current property (2005) was built, and it included Grades 11 and 12. In 1948, the old building on Fraser Highway became Langley Central Elementary, and the high school students moved to the current location (2006) at Langley SECONDARY School. In 1985 the school went from Grades 8-12.
See Also: Langley Secondary School
Term Source: History of Langley Schools" by Harry McTaggart, Maureen Pepin, and Norman Sherrit.
Dave McLeod was a Langley High School student in the mid-1940s. He played on the basketball team in the 1944-45 and 1945-46 seasons.
Morelli, Fay (née Greenwood)
Fay Morelli, born Fay Greenwood, was born in Hanna, Alberta, in 1931. She is one of eleven children. Langley High School student (grad 1946).
Mountain, Roy Edward
Roy Edward Mountain was born March 21, 1907 in Halifax, Nova Scotia to parents James Edward and Minnie Hilda Mountain. His family moved to Vancouver briefly before moving to Milner, where Roy attended Milner School and Langley High School, followed by Vancouver Normal School. Roy and his four brothers (Thomas, James, Edwin and Ernest) had their own family basketball team at one point. He then attended UBC, where he gained a B.A. and a Bachelor of Education degree with honours. He married Winifred Mary Rea on November 29, 1930. His first teaching job was in Princeton(1926-27), but he was soon back in Langley, teaching at Sperling School (1927-30). He was next appointed principal at County Line School(1930-35), and then Milner (1935-41), before joining the staff of Langley High School in 1941. He was later made vice-principal, and then principal when the new school was constructed in 1950. During WWII he was an educational officer with the RCAF. He was president twice and a secretary of the Langley Teachers' Association, and for a time was an executive of the B.C. Teachers' Federation. He was given the Queen's Coronation Medal by the Secretary of State at Ottawa with accompanying citation from Buckingham Palace in recognition of his work for teachers in the Fraser Valley. Roy and wife Winifred had four children: Robert, Barry, David Dean (1937-1982), and Muriel. Roy and Winnifred were members of the United Church at Milner, where Roy was treasurer for a time. Roy died on September 9, 1975 at the age of 68.
Nash, Kathie (Kathreen Amelia)
Kathreen (Kathie) Amelia Nash was born July 24, 1928 on the family farm four miles northwest of Huxley, Alberta. to parents Bernard and Letty Mildred Nash (nee Crocker). In 1943, when Kathie was 15, her father moved the family to the Fraser Valley, where he had been raised, and where his parents, John Angas and Alice Nash, lived in Fort Langley. After staying for a few months in Fort Langley, the family moved to a small acreage in Aldergrove, and Kathie attended Langley High School. In the fall of 1946 she enrolled in "Nursery Aides" training at the Infants Hospital on Haro Street. In January of 1949 Kathie married Ed (Harry Edward) Peterson, the brother of her roommate, Evelyn, and moved to Silverdale. The couple had three daughters, Christine (b. 1951), Patricia (b. 1953) and Avril (b. 1954). In 1956 the couple bought a house on four acres in Mission under the Veteran's Land Act. In 1974 Kathie and Ed separated, and Kathie began taking classes in the Early Childhood Education program at Fraser Valley College. She later directed the practicums of other students and taught classes for the program, eventually completing her Bachelor of Arts degree and moving to Abbotsford in 1981. She retired in 1991.
Term Source: Nash: A Heritage" by Kathreen Nash.
Steve Rizun was born in approx. 1927 and was a Langley High School student in the mid 1940s. He played on the basketball team in the 1945-46 season. He married a woman named Hilda.
Langley High School student (grad 1946), and 1942 Fort Langley May Queen.
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