Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday, May 31/09


Malik's first birthday

Playing with toys in my office after the worship service.

Once he was ready to go home, he very politely offered me my Mack truck back.

Party for Diane's 70th birthday!

Angie and Evan Whitfield (& Drynda Wark)


Cambrian Players 60th Anniversary Gala: May 30/09

Held May 30th at the Finlandia Hall. My role was to play guitar for Gabe and Kathryn Ferrazzo as they sang "La Mer".

Official Pix at

My table

My table from my seat

Leon and Ed

"Lighting Girl" Megan and Steve

Karl and Marianne Wahl, life members of Cambrian, long-time friends of my family, and responsible for recruiting me to Cambrian drama workshops as a child.

Bill Greaves was in the first production in 1949 ("Arsenic and Old Lace")

The Outsiders

Bev guest-singing with The Outsiders

I may be a lover, but I ain't no dancer. So I stayed in my seat and jammed along with the band on my acoustic guitar.

Gord Ellis Jr.

Alex Jecchinis, who has been in many Cambrian productions

The bare feet of the bass player

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Coffee House: May 24/09


Lori, Linda & Ray

The crowd

Brian Dunn & Robin Harbron

The crowd

Brian and Robin again

Martin Wonderland

Martin Wonderland & Alex

Sheila Pepper "singing in the rain"

Poet Doug Livingston Sr.

Sunday Wilde

Karl Paquette

Doug Livingston Jr.

Doug, Bishop & Jenn


Arrowhead Ministries Fundraiser Breakfast: May 23/09

Held at Thunder Bay Christian Fellowship with guest speaker, Chief Stan Beardy, pictured below:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My LOTR art from high school days

In high school almost every art project I did was based on Tolkien. In March I attended a LOTR fan night and brought these works along with me. Here they are, for what they're worth:


Bilbo finding the Arkenstone.

The engraving on the Ring


Denethor awaiting Boromir's return


The death of Boromir

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Victor's Birthday: May 18/09

Here are our experiments with magnetism conducted at Boston Pizza Memorial Ave. on the occasion of Victor's birthday:

Friday, May 15, 2009

Amstrad Computer: May 15/09


This Amstrad was the first computer at Dorion Bible Camp. Then it was passed on to me for a while.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

In Memoriam

Alan George Pepper, resident of Thunder Bay, died on Tuesday, 10th May, 2005 [four years ago today] in the TBRHSC as a result of the consequences of organ failure, resulting from diabetes.

Alan was born 21st June, 1933 in Balham, London, England, shortly thereafter moving to Mitcham, Surrey, England, where he lived until the age of 18, when he was called up for National Service with the Royal Fusiliers and the Royal Army Educational Corps. Prior to this he went to Mitcham County Grammar School in Mitcham and took his National Educational Certificate.

In 1949 he started working at the Merton and Morden Public Library, where he met Sheila, and worked in public libraries for the rest of his life. In 1963 he brought his family to Fort William, Canada and held various positions with what subsequently became the Ontario Library Service.

Part-time education had been a part of Alan's life since he first left school at 16. The professional courses of the (British) Library Association commenced before his immigration and he immediately began studying at Lakehead University, obtaining a B.A. in Psychology in 1972 and an Honours B.A. in Sociology in 1979.

Alan married Sheila (Griffiths) in 1955 and they would have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in September of this year.

Alan was predeceased by his parents, Frederick James and Winifred Mary in 1975 and 1969 respectively and by numerous uncles and aunts. He is survived by Sheila, sons, Adrian Roland David (Chris) in Waterloo and Richard Evelyn Paul (in town), daughter, Geraldine Elizabeth Anne Glisson (Byron) in Georgia, U.S. and grandchildren, Robin Anne, Derek Allan, Douglas Arthur, Gregory Earl, Beverly Elizabeth, Mitchell Edward and Clifford Austin Livingston and by sister, Margaret Anne Pratt(Robert) in Nottinghamshire, England as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.

Alan's favourite occupation was Rotary International which he joined in 1967, holding many offices in the Fort William Rotary Club, becoming District Governor (District 5580) in 2001. Respecting Alan’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 1:00pm in the Church of Christ (corner Redwood and Edward Streets) officiated by Mr. Eric Bailey. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Rotary Foundation or charity of your choice.

A tree will be planted in memory of Alan Pepper in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 25, 2006.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Farewell to Velda: May 5/09

I'm sad to say that the chaplain's position at Con College has been cut. So my friend, Velda, is looking to God for her next posting in this life.

A couple of pix from her party at the college:

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Yard Clean-up: May 5/09


Clearing out the tangled mess by the shed.

Helping Grandma

"I got blisters on my fingers!"