Author Topic: J.P "Rick" Guerin Jnr 1929 - 2020  (Read 2449 times)



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Re: J.P "Rick" Guerin Jnr 1929 - 2020
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 10:01:51 PM »
Oh wow, RIP Rick.
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Re: J.P "Rick" Guerin Jnr 1929 - 2020
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 10:14:37 PM »

Has anybody got any stories about Rick Guerin that they would like to share?  People may be interested to hear about them here. 


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Re: J.P "Rick" Guerin Jnr 1929 - 2020
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 10:54:40 AM »
Many, many years ago I had the good fortune to share a plane ride with him while working the McKenzie Valley Pipeline between the Fall and Winter semesters. Our bush-plane had been delayed, I needed to get to the Beaufort quickly, and he had a spare seat and room on the floor for my gear. I had no idea who he was, at the time I was in my 2nd year of petroleum engineering at university, had been in Canada for barely 2 years, both Canada and I were 'adapting' to each other, and the oil boom was weeks away from collapse.   

We ended up betting that I would do far better in business, that I would in engineering, and exchanged signed $10 bills (his American $10 for my Canadian $10 - as I'm not dumb!). The oil collapse was brutal, and ultimately I ended up switching from petroleum engineering, via geology, to business (finance/acctg) - picking up some business scholarships along the way. Came graduation day, when I gave the signed $10 note to my dean, I found out who he was. Following which we arranged for the bill to be archived.

Needless to say we got on famously - as I wasn't the only former bootlegger on the plane!
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Re: J.P "Rick" Guerin Jnr 1929 - 2020
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 11:25:57 AM »
^ What a great story! 

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Re: J.P "Rick" Guerin Jnr 1929 - 2020
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 12:20:25 PM »
SharperDinegaan has to be in the running for Dos Equis next "most interesting man in the world". Great story as always.

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Re: J.P "Rick" Guerin Jnr 1929 - 2020
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 12:49:10 PM »
SharperDinegaan has to be in the running for Dos Equis next "most interesting man in the world". Great story as always.

Hahaha he has my vote. Great story SD!

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Re: J.P "Rick" Guerin Jnr 1929 - 2020
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2020, 02:22:23 PM »
Always seek out the colourful 5%.
You meet the most interesting people!

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Re: J.P "Rick" Guerin Jnr 1929 - 2020
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 06:19:02 PM »
SharperDinegaan has to be in the running for Dos Equis next "most interesting man in the world". Great story as always.

Hahaha he has my vote. Great story SD!

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