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Johnsmen's North American Reunion

Terry Ryan shares his meetings with distinguished alumni
Terry Ryan (left) with Thomas Molloy in Seattle
Terry Ryan (left) with Thomas Molloy in Seattle

I recently travelled to North America's west coast to visit among others old friends Tom Molloy (SJC 1981) and Graham Pollard (SJC 1983-1989).

Colonel Tom Molloy is a Federal government lawyer in Seattle after a distinguished US army legal career for over 35 years.

Graham Pollard is the founder of a physiotherapy practice serving northwest British Columbia. He lives and works among bears, mountain lions, lumberjacks, moose, salmon and elk.

Both have fond memories of the college and have kept in touch with College friends. Our College Council Chair John Coorey recently visited Tom in Seattle. Hopefully, we can entice Tom back to a reunion.

Tom was a wonderful host in Seattle and he had some amazing photos of his time at St John’s. I felt shock and joy at seeing some of the huge personalities again from that era.

“Polly” and I were teammates in the heavies and at SUFC throughout the ‘80s and have remained good friends, although our last meeting had been over 30 years ago. When you meet a college friend you find it easy to just pick up after many years, like you had only seen them at lunch earlier that day.

Polly stays fit with cycling, skiing and kayaking with his two boys and wife Leona, who grew up in Smithers, BC. 

Both men you could rely on if you ever needed to go down a dark alley in this life. That is true of all my friends who I met at our college.

Terry Ryan
SJC 1981-1984

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