Feb 282017

On October 29, 2017, it will have been 16 years since Ann Mills, Larry McGuire and I started Ruhr Memories as a Hemer High School web presence; and now the time has come for me to step back and let someone else run the site.

A former Soest High School student, Ed Horka, has kindly agreed to take on day-to-day management. Five years ago, Ed was instrumental in converting Ruhr Memories to its current format, and he has shown an active interest in the site for many years.

Thanks to all those who have contributed photos and money, and thanks also to those who have offered encouragement and promoted the site to their friends and family. Without your support, Ruhr Memories would not have become what it is now—a pictorial history of the experience of Canadian army families in Nordrhein-Westfalen, from their arrival in 1953 to their departure in 1971.

Dave Larke
Hemer High
1960 – 1963

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 February 28, 2017  Posted by at 2:21 pm Uncategorized

  2 Responses to “Changes”

  1. Dave, you are one of the great people for sure.
    We know since 2001 (?) and I loved the contacts and work with you.
    My mind is and will be open for you, please never forget about that.
    Gaby and Mona think the same.
    Please keep us on mind. Stay in touch.

    Canada First!

  2. Dave, (Ann, Larry & Ed)

    I go through waves of coming back and forth to this site, but nonetheless, your, Ann & Larry’s vision of our memories of these times and experiences are appreciated beyond words. My time in Germany (Werl 1965-69) as a young army brat is one of the most, if not the richest times in my life and is a part of what defines me today. Until I discovered this site, all I had were my family’s memories and photographs.

    I am most grateful for all of the work done here. Thank you.
    Glenn Buckley

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