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hospitals there and in St. John, NB. Dana is a student at Dalhousie University working towards a master's degree in Social Work. Jayne and Brett both have Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Manitoba, Jayne majoring in Women's studies and Brett in Film Studies. Following graduation, Jayne spent a few weeks in Central America with one of her professors who was involved in an educa tion program. Later she spent several months in New Zealand in the agriculture exchange program. She is presently at the Agricultural College in aids, AB where she will graduate in the spring of 2000, with a certificate in Landscape Architecture. While contemplating where further studies should lead, Brett is in Taiwan for several months teaching English and doing some tutoring.
Norval (See Lee, Norval and Joan).
LEE, NORV AL AND JOAN
Norval and Joan were married in 1969 and have lived on Lee Island Farms all of their married lives. Norval and his brother, Garth, took over the farm from their father and farmed together, each building a house close to their parents. When Garth was killed in 1981 in a tragic car accident, Norval and Joan purchased the company shares of Garth and his wife, Bev, and became sole owners of Lee Island Farms Ltd. In 1983, Bev and her children moved to Winnipeg.
Harriet, Norval's mother, moved into the newer house, which had been Garth and Bev's, and the old farmhouse was sold and moved to Onanole.
The dairy herd was sold in 1989 and the farm then became mostly a grain operation with a few beef cattle.
Norval and Joan have three daughters: Rebecca Louise, born in 1971; Bridget Elizabeth, born in 1974; and Angela Kirsten, born in 1975. In 1994, Rebecca married Scott (see Gray, Scott and Rebecca). Bridget married Chris Pugh in 1997 (see Lee, Bridget and Chris Pugh). In 1997 Scott and Chris decided to join Norval in fanning and the families moved to Erickson. Becky and Scott rented a home nearby and Chris and Bridget moved into Harriet's basement. To allow Scott and Becky's family to live on the farm, Norval and Joan decided to build a new house in 1998, and the Gray family moved into their old home. Construction was completed in Febmary 1999, and they are now enjoying living next door to all of their four grand children.
Angela attended the University of Manitoba for a year after graduating from Erickson Collegiate. She married Jason Carter in 1995 and they settled in Toronto. They divorced in 1997 and Angela continued her education at Seneca College. She graduated with Honours as a Veterinary Technician in June 1999. She is currently employed in the research department of Toronto General Hospital.
Norval is an active member of the community, having spent time as a Municipal Councillor and Manitoba Pool Delegate. He is currently Credit Union President, record ing secretary for the Erickson Lutheran Church, a member of the Erickson Lions Club, the Lutheran Male Choms, Mixed Choir and the Strathclair Choms.
Joan is a substitute teacher, the program coordinator for the EL W, serves on various church committees, and is on the entertainment committee for Homecoming 2000. She is also a member of the Lutheran Mixed Choir.
LEE, BRIDGET AND CHRIS PUGH
Bridget Elizabeth is the second daughter of Norval and Joan Lee and was raised on Lee Island Farms. She grad uated in 1992 from Erickson Collegiate. After high school Bridget held the position of secretary at Triple Leaf Minnedosa Ltd. for two years. Bridget then moved to Boissevain and worked in the bakery where she met Christopher James Allen Pugh. Chris was born in Boissevain on October 25, 1974, lived there his entire life and was working as a baker. They had a son, Trenton Frederick James Pugh, on Febmary 19, 1996 in Brandon.
Trent was the fifth generation of Pugh's to carry the name James. He was lucky enough to have a great-great grandfather, James Pugh, and a great-great grandmother, Beatrice Bennett, until he was two years old.
Bridget and Chris were married in Erickson Lutheran Church on July 26, 1997.
Chris has always been an active curler and golfer.
Since moving to the area, Chris has become involved with the Erickson Ambulance, is a member of the Erickson Recreation Committee and is a Lions Club member. He also hunts and fishes.
Bridget is a member of the Erickson Lutheran Church and has enjoyed working with the children's choir and Sunday school. She also baby-sits in her home.
Trent has a close relationship with his cousins whom he is growing up with on the family farm.
LEE, ROLAND AND FAYE
Roland and Faye were married on August 19, 1967, III the Lutheran Church in Erickson. They resided in Brandon where Roland had his tmcking company. Their first born son, Faron Roland, arrived May 5, 1968. A few years later, a second son, Trevor Dean arrived December 4, 1971. Their lives together revolved around the love they had for their sons. This meant enjoying the social life of a hockey family for the most part but, every once in a while, finding time to play cards with friends or go camp ing with the Johnson families.