Vic High and the Alumni Association lost a good friend with the passing of Dunc Lorimer. The last of long-serving principals, he spent a quarter century, almost his whole educational career, at Vic High. He remained a stalwart friend of the school, actively involved in alumni affairs, and will be remembered as embodying the school’s spirit by the thousands of students who knew him.
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Lawrie Wallace (VHS 1930)
Committed to Vic High and its future, no matter what senior responsibilities he assumed in the province, Lawrie Wallace always had time for his school. He was the chairman of the Vic High Centennial Celebrations Committee and helped found the Alumni Association. Lawrie has been recognized by the school through naming the auditorium in his honour. [ more.. ]
Jill Wallace (VHS 1966)
A celebration of the life of Jill Wallace was held in the Lawrie Wallace Auditorium on March 10, 2011, with more than 600 friends and family in attendance. Jill was a longtime stalwart of the Alumni Board, and a cheerful helper in the VHS Archives for the past several years. We will miss her terribly, as we strive to emulate her thoughtfulness, good humour, attention to detail, and love of Vic High!
Click here to read a tribute to Jill written by her family.
Click here to read the memoir by Jill’s lifelong friend Heather MacAndrew, who spoke at the celebration of Jill’s life held in the Lawrie Wallace Auditorium on March 10, 2011.
Click here to read Jill’s story from the Times Colonist.
Reg Reid (VHS 1943)
A celebration of the life of Reg Reid was held June 3, 2017, in the Lawrie Wallace Auditorium where he was valedictorian for his class in 1943. [ more.. ]
Click here to read Reg’s obit from the Times Colonist
Click here to read a tribute to Reg written by King Lee (VHS 1958)
Click here to read the Times Colonist story (April 30, 2017); ” Beloved island educator Reg Reid dies at 92″ by Clive Dheeshaw (VHS 1974)