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HOLMLUND, DENNIS AND CHERYL (TOMPSETT)
In 1985, Dennis had the opportunity to teach at the Dominica Teachers' College in the West Indies for three years. Cheryl quit her job as a doctor's receptionist to accompany him. After three years in Dominica, Dennis returned to teach in Pinawa until 1995, at which time, he retired. In 1997, the opportunity arose to return to the Teachers' College in Dominica for one year. Dennis is currently teaching Math and Physics at St. Mary's Academy in Dominica. Cheryl enjoys the year-round summer, the challenges of gardening in the Caribbean, and hosting winter visitors from the North.
Daughter, Connie, married Dean Randell of Pinawa in 1985. They currently reside in Pinawa where Dean works for Atomic Energy of Canada, and Connie nurses in the local hospital. They have two children: Matthew, born in 1988, and Kelsey, born in 1991.
Daughter, Shelly, married Gary Arnold in 1986. They reside in Winnipeg where Gary works in the family busi ness, Arnold Brothers Transport, and Shelly works as an aerobics instructor. They have two children: Jeannie, born III 1988, and Robert, born in 1993.
Son, Brad, married Connie Cully from Thunder Bay III 1995. They live in Port Coquitlam, BC, where Brad is employed as an Instrumentation Mechanic with Western Systems Control and Connie, a psychiatric nurse, works and has set up her own counselling service.
HOLMLUND, TONY AND AMANDA
Tony and Amanda lived a somewhat quieter life after celebrating their 60th Anniversary. They still enjoyed play ing cards with residents of the Parkland Home and visits to and from family members. On March 21, 1987, they cele brated their 65 years of married life together with many relatives and friends at a 'Come and Go Tea' at the Legion Hall in Erickson, MB.
Tony's health began to fail that fall, and on November 10, 1987, he reluctantly entered the Erickson Hospital. He wanted to wait a day or two so he could attend the Remembrance Day Service at the Legion - a service he faithfully attended every year. The Doctor insisted on his admittance that day, and with his health failing rapidly, he died on December 27, 1987, at 91 years, 3 months, of age.
Amanda's interest in life diminished after losing her husband of 65 years, 9 months and her health also went downhill, spending time in and out of the hospital. She became a resident of the Personal Care Home in Erickson on July 12, 1991, and on December 24 ofthat year she fell and broke her hip. She did not walk again after that. Her health failed considerably and on June 21, 1992, Mom went to meet her Maker at a fine age of 89 years, 8 months.
Tony and Amanda are both buried at the Municipal Cemetery at Erickson, MB.
HRYMAK, BRENT AND HEATHER
Brent and Heather moved to SW 9-18-18 from Brandon close to twenty years ago. Brent raises and trains race horses and Heather is a nurse. They have two daugh ters. Carmen is in ninth grade and Haley is in fifth grade.