Lori Klingbeil

Profile Updated: July 20, 2009
Lori Klingbeil
Residing In: Edmonton, AB Canada
Children: none
Occupation: HR Consultant, Pensions (Sherritt Intl Corp)
Yes! Attending Reunion
Anecdote from '79 Horizons Yearbook:

I’m no athlete, but at one sport I used to be an expert. It was a dangerous game called “jumping to conclusions”.

Attending Church:

No.

Comments:

Did music degree at U of A (pipe organ) and was a church musician until my late 20s. Loved it, but decided I needed a "real job" with a dental plan and a reasonable salary. Went back to school and did an MBA (U of A) and was hired at Sherritt in 1995. Have been at Sherritt ever since - first in labour relations, now in pensions.

In the absence of children/family, I have been able to pursue various interests. My three main interests at this time are classical music, especially Bach, investing in the stock market (although I haven't made any money at it ... ), and eastern philosophy/mysticism. I've also developed a love for the outdoors and spend a lot of time in the river valley walking or cycling, and camping (not in the river valley ... I do live in a house)

I have remained single, which seems to have been my destiny - because I have always enjoyed it and could never figure out why people threw in the towel and succumbed to getting married (which seems like an incredible amount of work!).

School Story:

My favorite high school activity was coffee at the ATA during spares, with Val, Drex and many others. I can't remember what we talked about, but it sure was interesting!

I have to say, at risk of sounding geekish, that I really enjoyed classes. The teachers seemed dedicated to making things as interesting as possible, I thought. I have often reflected on those years and been grateful for their effort, dedication, and competence. French with Larry was a complete panic - what a guy. I hope he's doing well wherever he is. Perky Dirky ... who knew Chem could be so sparkly (feather hats) etc. I vividly remember Gerry Ebbers reading stories to us in English - HUGE highlight. The Scarlet Ibis is embedded deeply in my psyche.

I remember swapping classes with Archbishop McDonald for a day. I have never been bored so near to death. What a contrast from interactive learning at ECHS.

Some specific memories I chuckle about from time to time, still:
- Len DeRuiter's sense of humour. Made school worth getting up for.
- Stuart Williams telling Carolyn Huizinga to: "Shut your gob!"
- David Drexhage's obsession with fish and his vibrating energy - which I think is probably now considered a medical condition. (I ran into him about 5 yrs ago and he's still vibrating - I was wiped out by the end of our visit!)
- Fred Johannesen playing "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar (I think at the Bio campout).
- Lizzy's laugh, which was more hilarious than the joke itself.
- Alice Boeringa - for being not the stereotype you thought.
- Dan Van Woulde's unparalleled ability to attract trouble and his never-say-die passion for Rita. That is movie material.
- Carolyn Doorten will forever have a place in my heart because early on before I knew anybody, she reached out to me and remained a friend throughout. "Care" had that gift of being able to see through the persona into the heart.
- John Boonstra - I had a crush on John in Grade 10 ... hopefully enough time has passed for such admissions.
- I remember having to dissect pigs or something like that - a huge animal at least - in Biology. That was pretty traumatic.

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