BC Tel- Plant- Terrace- Construction

North-West, British Columbia, Canada

Terrace Construction worked out of the old Plant Center, the “barn” on top of Birch Ave Hill.
After the barn burnt down, the new Plant Center at 5215 Keith Ave was built. This is the present day location of this crew.

Climbing Belt Display
Located at Prince George Railway and Forest Industry Museum

  • Adam Yawrenko (CO 2005) (see below)
  • Joe Ganton (hired in 1981)
  • Wade Barnett
  • Gordon (Gord) Duplisse (moved to Trrc I&R in 1979, then Kelowna)
  • Bruce MacPherson
  • Larry Barker (became a supervisor in Quesnel, then down south)
  • Scott Freeman (moved to Quesnel)
  • Dale Chew (boarded at my house in 1974)
  • Jimmy Harrison (moved to Vancouver, then back to Terrace)
  • Rick Hollands (hired in 1980- moved to Burrard 1986)*
  • Jim Grayston (now supervisor for Telus in Edmonton/Toronto)
  • Bill Perry (transferred in fall 1978 from Stewart I&R) (resigned in 1980)
  • Harry Simpson
  • Rob Todd - Retired from CO
  • James (Jim) Mitchell (wife Robyn worked in the Svc Ctr) (hired in 1981)
  • George Bryant (left to Williams Lake, became Facility man there) (now retired)
  • Len Lupick (resigned in 1980)
  • Darrell MacDonald (hired in 1981)
  • Howard Johnson (hired in 1981)
  • Wally Einarson (moved to Castlegar 1981)

*Rick Hollands was the son of Skip Hollands, Service Center Supervisor

Harry Simpson is the Nephew of Bill Reynolds, as well as nephew of Hunter Simpson, lineman in Smithers

Adam Yawrenko was a Professional wrestler in 1984-1986. He is 6' 9“
In the Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame
Nicknames- “Wojo”, “Wojo The B.C. Hulk”, “Goliath”
He wrestled under Goliath in South Africa as the “bad” guy
His wrestling career ended in Vienna Austria, from a health scare.
Adam's father, George Yawrenko was Vice President of the TWU for years.
Adam was also a movie star, appearing in roles in shows named Booker, Wise Guy and Danger Bay.
Plus appearing in various commercials.

  • Ray McCabe
  • John Stevens (ca 1980)
  • Bill Spearn (came in 1981)
  • Brian Copeland
  • Dennis Scanlon
  • Dave McNeice (came from Trrc Eng in 1987)
  • Bob Kelly
  • and more


  • Last modified: 2017/12/09 17:47
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