Normally I take some time out on Fridays to share with you a fantabulous Canadian blogger but today I had my Dad on my mind. He started a blog once upon a time but doesn’t keep it going these days. He does keep his Facebook as up to date as he can – I even opened a Twitter account for him. That’s probably dormant now! Not bad for someone who just turned 65 last month.

Isn’t he quite the handsome man?!



It’s hard to get a picture of him, face on. He’s always behind the camera. All my life he has been my paparazzi.
Please welcome to my blog this Feature Friday….. My Dad!


my mom & dad – 2010

I was born and spent 25 yrs in Edmonton. From there I graduated from NAIT in Architectural Technology in 1967.

I worked for an Architect and next a Design Firm until I started my own company in 1973 where I practiced Architectural, Interior and Graphic Design until 1994. In 1986 my firm was in the top 10 in Canada. In 1994 we bought Haven Properties, a Real Estate, Property Management, Development and Investment company.

In 2002 we bought and continue to operate McJac’s Roadhouse Grille Restaurant  near White Rock, BC.

The Roadhouse Grille – White Rock, BC

Shortly after moving to Vancouver in 1971, I met Sharon and we were married within eight weeks. Now we have four grown daughters, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren with another on the way.

For four years Sharon and I had a radio program – called H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Prevail Effectively). In addition both of us have been speakers at conventions, colleges, Church youth groups, Businessmen groups. We have written many articles as motivation/encouragement pieces plus held several marriage seminars.

Started: SOS Radio – Ploiesti, Romania

We first went to Romania in 1992 to assist orphanages and went another eight times. We spearheaded Rotary Matching Grant between the Peace Arch Rotary Club together with Whistler Rotary Club and two other Rotary Clubs in Romania. We headed up the shipment of several containers to Romania. Sharon is still active in the local Rotary Club. I was, but due to all the other things going I had to step out but still help from time to time. {This is Shash… as a church we still support SOS Radio and many other things within Romania, we are sending a team this summer again}

We reside in White Rock, in a house I designed and built, on the slopes overlooking Semiahmoo Bay.

We travel a fair amount, enjoying trips in our 1977 GMC Eleganza II – 26 ft coach. We belong to the GMC Cascaders Club.

Other Vehicles: 1969 Avanti II with 383 Stroker, Alum heads, Holly Carb, ceramic coated Headers, 700 R4 tranny, 17in tires on the rear and 15 in on front – American Racing. A 1997 BMW 740IL, 2009 Tiburon (Sharon’s), 1977 GMC Eleganza II coach and one mountain bike.

My Dad loves cars. One of my favourite things to do is because of him. I love car shows, I love hot rods, I love old cars! Lots of chrome, hemi heads and fabulous paint jobs – all that power and rumble. Thanks Dad for all you’ve given to me, all you’ve done for me and all that you are to me! 🙂


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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  1. That is so sweet!!! It's great that he started a blog! WOW!

  2. It's so nice to get to know your family better Shannon! Your parents sound amazing:)

  3. I love that you featured your dad – thank you for sharing

  4. I love this post! So cool of you to feature your Dad. That's really special! Thanks for sharing more about your family.

  5. Nice pictures!

    I am following your blog now. Come and by and visit the Mega Toddler Giveaway that I am hosting now!

  6. Ok your Dad is my hero!! And the fact that your folks are so lovely explains alot about you my friend.

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