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ping and spending time in the bush. In Winnipeg, Ken was educated at Earl Grey Junior High and Kelvin Senior High. After finishing school, Ken worked at various jobs and then started his career with MTS.
Ken married Karen Podruski, daughter of John and Katherine Podruski, on December 31, 1984, in Winnipeg. Karen Janet was boru November 15, 1952 in Erickson, MB. She was educated at Erickson Elementary and Erickson Collegiate. She worked at various jobs until her move to Winnipeg in 1980, where she started her career with MTS.
Ken and Karen moved to Brandon in February 1984.
Ken was the technician at the Brandon Phone Centre until his retirement on February 26, 1998, after 32 years of serv ice. Karen was a service rep. at the Phone Centre until November 25, 1998. After Ken's retirement, his longing for the country life was more apparent than ever. On August 18, 1998 they purchased SE 13-18-18 in the RM of Clanwilliam. They extensively renovated the original house into a much larger retirement home, doing as much of the work themselves as possible. They both enjoy hunting, fishing, reading, gardening, long walks in the country and have a passion for flowers.
MARCINO, (JOHN) AND WINNIFRED
Our wonderful family is writing this in tribute to the late John Marcino, who was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He left us on August 31, 1990, after a long illness. His family and friends joined in celebrating his life with a funeral mass held at st. Jude's, and he was then buried at the cemetery in Erickson.
When the first volume of ~ .1Q .Eicl.d. was published, John and Winnifred were living at their home in Erickson, where Winnifred still resides. Her family has grown and, although they are all very far away, they are still as important in her everyday life as they ever were.
John and Winnifred's daughter, Pat (Patsy), and her husband, Andre Fouruier, left Winnipeg for Ottawa in 1987. Their younger son, Padraig, was at the University of Ottawa, and son, Anton at Laval University in Quebec City. They graduated from Institut Collegial Louis Riel, in St. Boniface, and Padraig worked a year, living at home while Anton went to music school at College Vincent D'Indy in Montreal. While in Ottawa, Andre decided to go back to university and entered the TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Program at Carlton University in the fall on 1988. In 1989, Pat entered the same program, and Andre went on to get his Masters in Second Language Teaching from the University of Ottawa. They then went to the Middle East, teaching in Saudi Arabia and Cyprus. After a winter in Erickson in 1994, they moved to Rochester, NY, teaching there until 1998, when they left for Iceland, where they are presently teaching English.
They are looking forward to retirement soon and to have time with their families and their grandchildren.
Anton graduated with an Honours Degree in Music from Laval University in 1988 and then did Music Education at UQAM (Universite du Quebec a Montreal). John and Winnifred were able to celebrate the birth of their first great-granddaughter, Agnes, who was boru June 12, 1990, in Montreal, to Anton and Tatiana. Their son, Francois, was boru December 3, 1992, in Husavik, Iceland. Anton and Tatiana spent six years in Husavik, where he taught music and performed with the Symphony Orchestra of Northeru Iceland. Tatiana taught French and Music. They have returued to Canada. Anton is back teaching Music in Winnipeg and they are once again going through the process of re-establishing themselves at home.
Padraig graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours BA in 1989, and then went to the Universite de Provence in Aix, in the south of France. He received his Maitrise en Histoire and later, his DEA (Diplome d' etudes approfondies). He teaches Archaeology at the American Institute in Aix-en-Provence and directs digs during the summer months. His daughter, Aila Roisin, was boru on July 16, 1999, and Pat and Andre were inAix to meet her when she and her mum, Tamar, came home from hospital. Tamar works as a psychotherapist in Aix. They are anxious to bring Aila to Erickson this summer to meet her great-grandma. Great-grandma Winnie is equally keen to meet Aila, who is her fourth great-grand child.
Terry Harris (Paterson) is John and Winnifred's second daughter. After a twelve year career in Personnel Management, Terry obtained her Real Estate License in 1988. Her first year in the business, she received the high est award given by the Calgary Real Estate Board membership in the Million Dollar Club. For the next eleven years she sold Real Estate and was active in training new Realtors.
In 1992, Terry and Brian Paterson divorced and in October 1998, she married Calgary Ophthalmologist, Dr. George C. Harris. The following year, they retired and moved to Krakow, Poland, where Terry wrote her first book, A Chapter in Terry's Life and became active in
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Association of Krakow. Currently they are rethinking relo cation back to Calgary and family. Terry's twin sons live in Alberta. Mark has a degree in Jourualism, lives in Calgary and has a daughter, Paige Madison, boru January 28, 1998. Paul is a Certified Paramedic and is on staff with the Lethbridge Fire Department. Paul is also a body builder.