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BUTLER, ARTHUR AND ELSIE, WALTER (WALLY) AND KERRIE
(Continued from the 1984 edition of ~.1Q ful.dl
Upon completion of grade twelve at the Erickson Collegiate, Wally attended the University of Manitoba, obtaining a B.Comm. (Hons) majoring in Accounting. He articled with Glennie and Johnson and Deloitte and Touche before writing his UFE and receiving his Chartered Accountant designation. He worked for Deloitte and Touche for a year before going to The Workers Compensation Board where he was the Senior Accountant for five years.
In 1989, Wally married Leah Findlater B.H. Ec., from Brandon. She was later employed by the Nygard Company where she designed a line of sweaters. Six years later, as a result of work and different interests, they chose to go their separate ways. Leah married Dr. John Bracken in 1999.
Wally, contemplating a move from The Worker's Compensation Board, was invited to consider the comp troller's position with the Mazer Implement Conglomerate in Brandon. Since the position offered good opportunities for creativity, he chose to make the move. He purchased a home on an acreage north-west of Kemnay on the edge of the Assiniboine Valley where he and his dog 'Piper' and cat 'Nutmeg' called home.
He and Kathryn Graham B.A, M.B.A, formerly from Thunder Bay, were married in December 1998. Kathryn left the Workers Compensation Board in Winnipeg, where she was a Director, to join The Myers, Norris and Penny Accountancy Firm in Brandon.
They enjoy the rural setting where they have room to snowmobile, to hunt, to run the dog, and to let the two cats roam. (Kathryn brought her cat, 'Spike'.) They spend considerable time on the race circuit in the U.S.A where Wally drives their racecar. When time allows, Wally still likes to fly his dad's Cessna 172.
Kerrie, upon graduation from the Erickson Collegiate, continued her studies at The University of Manitoba and Brandon University where she received her BGS degree. She obtained a position with the Reg Nylen Accounting Finn where she has been employed since receiving her degree. She has become an Auxiliary RCMP Constable and is a member of the Erickson Fire Department. Her inter est in sports has not left her, as is apparent by her involvement in broomball, soccer, and volleyball. She has been playing in the Brandon soccer and volleyball leagues since leaving High School. Kerrie has acquired an inter est in antique crocks, mainly Redwing, and at this time has a collection of over seventy sizes and shapes.
Art and Elsie retired from the public education system in 1989. After retirement, Art went back to school to earu a certificate in Business Management. He continued his involvement in education by teaching a year for Assiniboine
Community College and four years for the Brandon University where he taught Financial Accounting and Business Management in the Off-Campus Program, mainly in the north, as well as spending six years, five as Treasurer, on the Board of Goveruors of the Brandon University. After leaving the University, he added the refinishing of old furuiture to his interests. He still likes to be involved in the investment business with Partners in Planning.
After retiring in 1989, Elsie did some substitute teach ing for the first year and did returu to the classroom for nine months of the second year when a replacement teacher was needed. She is a member of The Retreads, of
the Erickson Women's Institute, and of the Wasagaming Community Arts Board of Directors.
Art and Elsie devote some time to traveling, and spend part of the winters in their mobile home in the Magic Valley Trailer Park, in Weslaco, Texas.
Les and Joyce (Cook) moved from the farm to Erickson in 1984, where they still reside. Les is employed by the town of Erickson.
Their son, Trevor, moved to Regina where he still resides. He was married in 1990 and has three daughters. He is employed by AS.L. Paving.
CAMPBELL, COLIN AND MARGARET Submitted by Ida Hallatt
In 1980, Colin and Margaret Campbell sold their farm at Eden and bought a house on 3rd Street SE in Erickson.
Their retirement years were, in many respects, golden years. Colin and Margaret had many kind friends and neighbours with whom they shared many good times, notably the celebrations of their 50th and 60th anniversaries, as well as Margaret's 80th birthday and Colin's 86th birth day.
Their extended family also increased when grand daughter Denise Trott married Wilbert Weir in 1993; granddaughter Lynne Peters married Robert Stewart in 1995; and granddaughter Mari lee Peters married Tom Brocklehurst in 1996. Colin and Margaret also became great-grandparents with the arrival of great-granddaugh ters, Chelsey Weir, Nicole Weir and Olivia Brocklehurst.
Unfortunately, Colin's and Margaret's health began to deteriorate, causing them, in January 1998, to move to Fairview Home in Brandon, where they currently reside. Their home in Erickson was sold to Jim McMunn in the fall of 1998, thus ending another chapter in the lives of Colin and Margaret Campbell.
Editor S Note: Colin Campbell passed away May 5, 2000.