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In 1999, we sold a half-section ofland to the Rolling River First Nations, and the remaining land continues to be rented by our nephew. Our life has slowed down some­ what these past few years, but we still enjoy camping, short trips and visits to and from our children and grand­ children.

Diane and Fred are still at Fort McMurray, AB, and have lived there for the past twenty-one years. Fred has worked for Syncrude as a Maintenance Co-ordinator and Project Manager for Facilities. Syncrude mines and processes tar sands. Diane has volunteered and worked at various part-time jobs over the years. Their current plan is to retire in five to seven years, and they expect to stay in Alberta. Scott and Tim completed their Grade 12 at Fort McMurray. Scott received his diploma in Advertising and Public Relations at Lethbridge College. After college, Scott, wanting an adventure, left Canada for Australia and New Zealand. He landed ajob in Auckland, New Zealand, and is presently working for a recording company there. In January 2000, he applied for his residency and is wait­ ing for his application to be processed. Tim received his degree in Physical Education at the University of Alberta and is now studying toward his Education Degree. He plans to become an elementary/physical education teacher.

Back row: Wendy and Layton Front row: Janelle, Erin and Nicole

Wendy is now living in Neepawa, MB, having been separated from her husband since September of 1990. Two more children were boru prior to the separation: Janelle Karin, boru on July 3, 1985; and Erin Margaret, boru on September 10, 1986. Janelle excels in sports and music and has been chosen to play with the Westman Honor Band these past two years. Erin is a swimmer and is a member of the Neepawa Blue Dolphins and participates in various swim meets during the summer. She also does a fair amount of baby-sitting and delivers papers. Layton is presently working for Unger Construction out of Taber, AB, while he waits for acceptance into S.A.T.E. where he has applied for Respiratory Therapy. Nicole is working as a nanny at

Banff, AB, and plans to go back to university in the fall. She has completed 1 112years at Mount Royal College in Calgary. Wendy works for the Westlake Employment Skills and Services at the Resource Center in Neepawa.

Ken, Barb and Brendan Cook

Barb married Kenneth Cook from Clanwilliam, MB on April 23, 1988. Prior to her marriage, she worked for Cargill in Winnipeg for a year before opening a children's wear shop, "The Little Boutique", in Erickson. After her marriage, she worked at the Pro Shop at the Wasagaming Golf Course and is now owner/manager of Dollar Stores in Minnedosa and Boissevain. Ken farms and works for the Highways Department. They have one child, Brendan Kenneth, who was boru on February 25, 1989, and he attends school in Minnedosa. He and his parents enjoy curling, and he plays baseball. At the present time, he is looking forward to participating in the Trans Canada Trail walk.


William Karton was boru January 4, 1921, the eldest son of Sydney and Mary Jane Karton. He lived in the Erickson District and served four years in the Second World War. While working in Erickson, he met and married Doris Shell boru, daughter of Roy and Martha Shellboru, in December 1954.

They were blessed with two daughters, Laureen (see Johnson, Carlyle and Laureen) and Iris, before moving to BC where he was employed at Whonnock Lumber Company in 1957 until his retirement in January 1986. They were blessed with three more daughters: Janice, Melanie and CarolAnn.