Wendy Wiwchar Erickson
Well 50 years have passed since graduating from High School with the class of ’69. Life has been busy, full, and rich with learning, growing, and experiencing all that life throws at you.
I graduated in 1972 from Branson Hospital School of Nursing and spent time nursing at Williams Lake where I married a friend that I admired since grade 8 – Bob Erickson! With unfulfilled dreams in our hearts we ventured to Walla Walla University in Washington State, then to Loma Linda University where I worked while Bob was going through dental school.
With all that knowledge, education, and some experience, it was time to start making money and paying off student loans that my nursing wages could not keep up with. In the summer of 1981 we moved to Hope, British Columbia and set up a Family Dental Practice. We decided it was a nice town with beautiful mountains and lots of green luscious vegetation to raise our family.
We have three beautiful children who are working in their chosen profession. They all received their Bachelor of Science Degree from CUC and live in western Canada and U.S.A. We are also very proud of our three beautiful grandchildren, which of course, is our delight to love and spoil them with our attention.
CUC (now Burman University) were wonderful years. I thank all my classmates, teachers, etc. for providing an excellent place to learn, make good friends, and acquire knowledge and experience with good moral values to prepare me for life.
Bob and I have done some travelling such as Los Cabos Mexico, Orlando Florida; we took a couple of cruise trips to Alaska and Panama Canal; and of course many trips to Loma Linda University for Bob’s continuing education.
I am very thankful for the blessings of life, but what has impacted my life the most was hearing the precious truth of the “Good News” of our Lord and Savior which started a spark in my heart by hearing Dr. Graham Maxwell in his Sabbath School Classes at Loma Linda University. He emphasized the kind and gracious character of Jesus and how He is doing everything possible to win me back to TRUST HIM. This knowledge has helped let Him into my heart and heal the damage that sin has done.
My favorite song is: “High School Seniors ’69, greatest class of all time, cheer those Seniors! There’s no other class that meets, that can beat, or compete with the Seniors. Always on the go we know you’ll find us, ever better than the class behind us. We’re the Class of ‘69, graduation marks our time. High School, Bye! Bye!”
Thank you, Janice for organizing the reunions and getting the information out to each one of us and to anyone else that may have assisted in getting this task done.
P.S. I am also a quilter and have had the privilege of making many quilts for family and friends. It has been a lot of joy. My reward is seeing the smiles of delight on each face when they receive a quilt.