William Chow's Personal Web Page

The year is a sub page dedicated to my friend, Marne Stafford.

Below I have some of the photos of great times that were had. Feel free to click on the thumbnail to enlarge it.


I met Marne, quite a long time ago as she went back as far as my Quinson days. With the help of Paige, pictured here from the cafeteria of PGSS, I managed to get in contact with her after such a long time. Although, initially I spelt her name wrong, I realized I should have looked in the year book, only to discover I still would have got shafted as her entry in the 1985 yearbook was spelt Marnie. A lose, lose sitation for me.

Sorry, Marne ^o^.

Now here is a rather odd and ironic picture from Ryan's PGSS grad party. Shown is Marne beside her boyfriend Tony. While further down the couch, we have David Birch with his girlfriend Lisa. Seems pretty normal until I found out that Marne gets married and becomes a Birch. The two moved back to Prince George. She is a mother of two while David works in the chemical industry. Oooohh.. I love happy endings...

I remember Marne from way back in elementary school, where we went to Quinson Elementary. Even back then, she was actively training in swimming and was quite good at that.

Here is a picture I came across from my sister's pictures. Marne was in one of those split classes, (half one grade and half another grade level). See her pictured here from 1978. Click to get the full class picture.


1983 Lakewood

Her grad comment reads: "Barnie" loves to eat everything, sleeping and swimming. She plans to do a handstand on the top of Mount Everest.

1985 PGSS Her grad comment reads: "Marnie" - This PG native plans to become a marine biologist. She likes almost any kind of food, swimming and running. Pet pet peeve is the freezing cafeteria and her faourite saying is "Oh My God."


I had recently (Feb 2002) came back in contact with her through Paige Ackerman. She has married David Birch and lives in Prince George with two kids. You can contact her here.