Alan McFarlane

Cheers to 71 years

Oak Bay High grads don't give up on reunion get together

Alan McFarlane, Bobby Murray and Audrey Cridge Finch shared a toast before a celebratory 71st anniversary Oak Bay High reunion lunch at Nar Café Bistro last week.

The trio had hoped to gather a larger group for their 70th anniversary, but illness and injury delayed the party. Though small in numbers and reaching age 90, they were prepared to “make the most of it,” said Finch.

“It’s such a business to try and collect all those people,” the Oak Bay resident said. But she persevered and the three, who graduated in 1942 finally got together to reminisce a year late.

Finch and Murray née Heenan, started school together in 1930 and have continued to keep in touch, though Murray now lives in Vancouver. McFarlane, a retired judge, travelled from Shawnigan Lake for the reunion.

Just Posted

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Sidney

Mayday call came into Coast Guard saying vessel had taken on water, BC Ferries dispatched to scene

WATCH: Original rendition of A Christmas Carol takes over Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

Complete with a brass ensemble and Celtic band, only two shows will be open to the public

Victoria mother concerned by city’s potential straw ban

Carmell Nesbitt’s son has cerebral palsy and can only drink with plastic straws

Sailors reunited with family for Christmas in Victoria

HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Edmonton return following a two-month deployment

Victoria breakfast icon is shutting its doors

Floyd’s Diner is closing its Quadra and Yates streets location

Victoria Canadian Tire replaces toys stolen from Salvation Army

Children won’t have to go without toys this Christmas

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Vancouver Island

Mayday call came into Coast Guard saying vessel had taken on water, BC Ferries dispatched to scene

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Air passenger rights: 6 things about what the Liberals are offering

For 3- to 6-hour delays, compensation is $400. Between 6 and 9 hours, $700. Over 9 hours is $1,000

Descoteau’s mother, girlfriend reflect on tribulations of murder trial in Island city

Friends a strong support system in getting through testimony details

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

Police attempt to stop truck near Enderby, thought to be tied to alleged Salmon Arm armed robbery

New biker gang with ties to Hells Angels crops up in Lower Mainland

The Street Reapers were formed late last year and have been seen in Fort Langley.

10-lane George Massey bridge too big, B.C. study says

Consultants say replacement tunnel cost similar to new bridge

Most Read