Wendy Punter

Wendy Punter

Wendy was born and raised in a small town on the outskirts of Liverpool, England. In establishing her career, she trod many tortuous paths from an insignificant 15 year old clerk, to finally owning her own accounting and tax services company in Canada, many years later. She says of all the jobs she had, being a payroll clerk at seventeen was the worst! Imagine trying to figure .6 of an hour in pounds, shillings and pence (12 pence to the shilling, 20 shillings to the pound) for a worker who was paid 10 shillings and sixpence per hour - and all without a calculator! Plus in those days everyone was paid cash, once a week!

Wendy and her husband had decided to retire and move to Van Island in 2008. She had been very lucky to sell a busy and thriving practice in Cochrane, Alberta. By one of those strange chances that happen in life she and Ron and Christina were put into contact with each other. They were looking for a bookkeeper and Wendy was bored with retirement already. (You can’t keep a good bookkeeper down). So now she takes care of their accounting and keeps them on the straight and narrow for all the tax bean counters.

Despite her straight-laced accounting aptitude, Wendy also harbours a strong creative spirit, having been involved with amateur theatre since she left school. While living in Cochrane she started a community theatre group with the help of friends. Wendy was the artistic director for many successful productions. This duality of character is probably the reason Wendy feels so happy and comfortable working with Ron and Christina. She says their sense of humour is right in line with hers - quirky; and she is in awe of Ron’s tremendous musical and keyboard talents. Wendy would love to be able to play the piano but blew it at eleven years of age when she wouldn’t practice! She says: “There you go, that is why some people do accounting and taxes and others tinkle the ivories!”