Maiden Name: Herfst


What year did you graduate from RCS? 1985

Which grades did you attend at RCS? Grade 6 – grade 12

Were you a part of any clubs, societies or teams at RCS?
I was on the mission committee …there were no teams or clubs back then.

What was your next step after graduating from RCS?
After graduating I attended college to become a dental assistant.

How did you find the transition from RCS to your next phase of life?
Since there were only 6 people in my graduating class, and since I had known them all so well, going to a community college was a bit intimidating…but the standards that were set for me during my years at RCS helped me to attain high scores and marks in college.

What is your highest degree of education? Where did you receive this degree and from what institution?
I went to Career Canada, a small community college to become a Dental assistant.

What is your current occupation?
Currently I am working with my husband and his sisters (and my son Ben and daughters Evalyn and Shae-Lynn) at the family business.

Where do you currently live? We live in a country home close to Sheffield Ont.

Are you married? YES!! If yes, for how long? For almost 29 lovely years

Do you have children, if yes, how many? We are blessed with 4 children.Grandchildren? And 3 sweet little granddaughters

Have you retired? Hmmmm…not yet

What feedback or suggestions do you have for the teachers working with our graduating seniors?
Stay in touch with the graduates and coach them through the challenges and changes ahead.

Do you have a memory or comment you would like to share about a favourite teacher, or someone that influenced you the most at RCS?
My husband Albert saw me in Grade 7 and he said, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry!” It’s so amazing to see the Hand of God in our lives and looking back we are in awe of His guidance.

Do you feel connected to RCS? Please provide a reason for your response. Albert and I have a special place in our hearts for RCS because it is where our lives have been changed.
God has blessed us with so much and our children have been challenged and molded into who they are today because of the many influences and experiences. Our granddaughter, Azlynn, will be starting kindergarten in September – she will be the first 3rd generation (I believe), to go to RCS! This is so significant since both grandparents AND both parents went to RCS.

From your perspective, what is the value of an RCS education?
There is no value amount that can be put on to the teachings of Christ and His work among us. The convictions and impressions that have made invaluable differences in our lives are precious. This is something that a secular school can’t give. The education that we had was intertwined with the teachings from God’s word. In reality I didn’t always understand that back then, but we appreciate it now! What is your favourite memory from RCS? Meeting the most important person in my world…Albert

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