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Christine, born on May 22, 1998. Tracy, born in 1983, is completing her grade eleven.
Yvonne 1933 - 1988 (see Ullberg, Ernie)
Irene and Jim McCormick now reside in Gunton, MB. Their son, Darren (1964) married Ashley and they have a baby son, Wyeth, born on September 1998. They live in Thunder Bay, ON. Their daughter, Colleen (Keith) Penner, has two daughters; Brittany, born in 1991; and Elisa, born in 1993. They live in Winnipeg.
DODMAN, KEN AND JOANNE "Fly High Lofts"
In the spring of 1992, Ken Dodman established "Fly High Lofts", home of the Birmingham Roller Pigeon. Ken, an avid pigeon enthusiast, and his wife Joanne (nee Denoon, formerly of Onanole) moved to the R.M. of Clanwilliam from Saskatoon in October 1991, purchasing the former home of Ernie and Ollie Brookman.
Since the construction of his first loft, Ken has raised three different breeds of pigeons before specializing in Birmingham Rollers. As their name suggest, this perform ing breed of pigeon originated in Birmingham, England. Rollers are known as "high flying" birds who break onto rolls or somersaults dropping some 10 to 50 feet at a time, before regaining control, height, and rejoining the kit (others). Breeding good quality Rollers is a time-staking hobby as it can take years of selective breeding, training, feeding and experience to get your kits to perform. But when those birds start to roll, the sight is well worth the time and effort. Ken enjoys sharing his knowledge and hobby with the many visitors to his lofts.
Ken is self-employed as a contract cleaner and has held numerous contracts in the Erickson District, while Joanne works at the Brandon Regional Health Centre.
Keep your eye to the sky when you drive by - you never know when you'll see a Roller!
EDEN, CLIFFORD AND MARGARET Submitted by Cliff and Marg
Weare very fortunate to have this opportunity to write the continuation of our family history, Eden, Klas and Emmy, from 1983 to December 3 I, 1999.
Emmy (mother) was very active in the celebrations of the 1984 Centennial Home Coming Week of Events. Being of Swedish descent, she dressed in her traditional costume for many of the events marking 100 years of Swedish settlement in the R.M. of Clan william and in the Town of Erickson. She was equally proud of her two grand daughters, Tracy and Ruth, as they dressed in Swedish costumes also. This was a very memorable time for all of us. Mother's good health and pleasant personality was enjoyed by all that knew her. She resided at Parkland
Home until her passing on December 14, 1987, with inter ment beside Klas (father) in the Erickson Cemetery.
Brother (Melvyn), Jean and families all reside in Winnipeg, with the exception of Mitchell's family who enjoy rural living near Ashville, MB. Melvyn and Jean continue to enjoy retirement, the Swedish Dance Group, volunteer work and, of course, their grandchildren. Not necessarily in that order, as Melvyn would say!
Margaret, Ruth, Cst. Norman Yarich, Clifton and Clifford Eden
We continue to live on SE 26-17 -18W where I (Clifford) have called home for over 63 years. I'm still enjoying the construction side of life with Bradley Sand and Gravel. I help maintain the home grounds with Marg, play the odd golf game, enjoy the Erickson Flying Club and flying to visit other Flying Clubs for Fly-in Breakfasts. I am Secretary-Treasurer of the Erickson Flying Club and a member of the Airport Commission since 1994.
Skip - Toby Skog, 3rd - Bob Uhl, 2nd - Stanley Byskal and Lead - Margaret Eden