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Margaret enjoys the independence of rnral living, although she fmds herself driven with ambition for commu nity involvement. She has been president of Hilltop Women's Club since 1990; Associate Member of The Royal Canadian Legion Erickson Branch #143 since 1987; Branch #143 Membership Chairperson and Honors and Awards Chairperson SInce 1996; R.c.I. Zone #24 Secretary/Treasurer 1999; Erickson Handi- Van Secretary/Treasurer and Driver since 1990; Driver for 'Meals on Wheels' 1991-1997; member of U.C.T. EricksoniOnanole Council #927 since 1992; u.c.T. Junior Golf Chairperson since 1996 and Sentinel since 1998; and Ambulance Driver/Attendant for Erickson Ambulance Service from 1994-1999. Margaret was the last Federal Elections Canada Enumerator for the R.M. of Clanwilliam in April 1997. Margaret also has a keen interest in sports and recreation: member of Canadian 5-Pin Bowling Association from 1983-1994; member of Erickson Bridge Club since 1988, (holding fond memories of senior part ners namely - Viola Miller, Mary Gusdal, John Lee and Ethel Chambers); member of The Yellowhead Cloggers from 1993 to 1999. Clogging at country fairs and concerts in surrounding communities was exciting. The biggest thrill was doing a clogging demonstration in Iceland with her cousin, Doris. She is a member of the Erickson Mixed Curling Club, having the honor of being on the winning teams: 1991-1992 Season with skip - Toby Skog, 3rd Bob Uhl, 2nd - Stanley Byskal and Lead - Margaret; 1998-1999 season, Friday evening curling with skip Harold Stitt, 3rd - Don Steele, 2nd - Les McInnes, Lead - Margaret; 1998-1999 Thursday afternoon curling with skip - Don Byers, 3rd - Lome Mackedenski, 2nd - Leona Mackedenski and Lead - Margaret, with spare Don Gustafson. She was a member of Sandy Lake Golf Course in 1980's and 1990's and presently is a member of Lake Wood Hills Golf Course at Onanole.
Our daughter, Ruth, was Centennial Carnival Queen in 1984. She graduated from E.C.I. in June of 1984, and was awarded many scholarships and bursaries including the Chown Scholarship from the University of Manitoba, and the Rolling River School Division Bronze Medal University Entrance. Ruth received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Civil) from the University of Manitoba in 1988, and is employed by The Province of Manitoba as a Bridges and Strnctures Engineer working out of Winnipeg. Curling, golfing and camping are her favorite pastimes. At present, Ruth is also studying for her Masters in Strnctural Engineering.
Our son, Clifton, graduated from E.C.r. in 1985 and was awarded the Senior Male Athlete of the Year. He received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honors) from the University of Manitoba in 1990. He was employed by Pro-Mar Marketing in Winnipeg and McKenzie Seeds in Brandon. He is presently employed by the Province of
Manitoba Government Services In Winnipeg. Clifton married Linda Patricia Cassie at Charleswood United Church in Winnipeg on October 2, 1993. Linda attended Brandon University, student taught at E.C.I., and received her Bachelor of Education Degree in May 1998. Their son, Blake Kristian, was born December 9, 1996, in Brandon General Hospital. Their daughter, Amber Cassandra, was born June 20, 1998, in Health Science Centre in Winnipeg. Clifton and Linda enjoy baseball, golf and hockey.
Ruth Eden - Centennial Carnival Queen -1984
Our family has travelled from the West Coast to the East Coast of Canada and many parts of the United States. Ruth has also been to the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Mexico and the Caribbean. In 1998, Clifford and Margaret travelled to Iceland where they visited Margaret's pater nal relatives, walking in the farmyards where her grandparents were raised as children. Between business and pleasure, our travels have been very educational and rewarding, to say the least.
As the 20th Century ends and we go into the new Millennium, we patiently wait for our third grandchild. Editor S Note: Sydni Amanda was born on Febrnary 8, 2000 at H.S.C., Winnipeg - a little sister for Blake and Amber.