Category Archives: Family

Fifty years of sex work research in Canada

Link to document: Fifty Years of Sex Work Research in Canada This “scrapbook” was inspired by Fran Shaver’s retirement from Concordia University in September, 2017. Reflecting on her career, I was struck by the way in which her 50-year personal … Continue reading

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Fran’s retirement

Fran (my wife of 50 years) retired on September 1st. In recognition, I produced a booklet celebrating her career in sex work research and advocacy since 1967. It includes a brief summary of the many issues and events related to … Continue reading

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Elaine books added

I have added three books from Elaine that document the Dumville-Clark-Parker family connections in photos, stories, and documents. You can look at them via this link.

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Para- and Hang-gliding above Sicamous

While enjoying a tour of the back roads around Sicamous we came across a number of hang-gliders jumping off the local mountain. I put together a short video of their launches. You can check it out on You-Tube via https://youtu.be/PRLbv8MtOB8.

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Dorothy Shaver Memorial Materials

On Saturday May 2nd we gathered at West Point Grey United Church to celebrate the life of Dorothy (Heald) Shaver. You will find materials from that event below. Order of Service Scripture Reading (Peter Shaver) Poem (Penny Shaver) Selected Readings … Continue reading

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Mooseless in Mooseland

In the summer of 2013, Fran and I traveled with Thomas from Montréal to St John’s, NL in our 1984 Westfalia. As one might expect the adventure had its share of surprises, breakdowns, visits, lovely encounters, and discoveries. Using Thom’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating Evelien’s Arrival

On February 21, 2016, we gathered with family and friends at West Point Grey United Church in Vancouver to welcome Evelien Marie Wind Reimer into our family and world. As part of the celebration, Fran and I prepared a short … Continue reading

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Chloe’s Christmas Story

The best Christmas present ever! Chloe (5 yrs old) gave me a Christmas story. It seems like a fair exchange after all of my stories she has fallen asleep to. I haven’t fallen asleep to this one yet, but it … Continue reading

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Pieter’s BB training

We were amazed last October to see Pieter (just over 2 years old) as he casually dribbled a basketball while the 4 and 5 year olds struggled. I guess this is what happens when your older siblings are into sports! … Continue reading

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Samantha’s Cookbook

Samantha asked Fran to put together some recipes for single cooking. This cookbook is the result. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.     If you like Samantha’s cookbook you may also enjoy the one we … Continue reading

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