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Bob wrote a paper on "Tubing Conveyed Perforating for Schlumberger of Canada" as part of a promotion to General Field Engineer. Bob was immediately transferred to Houston in 1982 to work as a Design and Development Engineer at the Schlumberger Perforating and Testing Center on equipment proposed in his paper. Bob currently is a Senior Engineer with 5 patents and several more patents in process. In this position he is responsible for Schlumberger's High Shot Density perforating gun systems product line, which lead the industry, and where some 800,000 feet of such guns shot annually in oil and gas wells around the world. In support of this product line, Bob has travelled to eighteen countries around the globe on five continents. Schlumberger's annual revenues are about $12 billion.
Bob remarried on August 3, 1985, to Bonnie Sue Somyak. Bob and Bonnie have one daughter, Katherine Grace, born July 27, 1986. Katherine enjoys music (violin), dance and badminton and is entering Grade 8. Bob and Bonnie divorced in 1997.
Bob earned an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree from the Houston Baptist University in 1986. Since that time he has been extensively involved in regional and neighborhood community and church activ ities. He has served twice as President ofthe Brays Bayou Association, 1992-1994 and 1997-1999, and alternately as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President, and Chairman of the Technical Committee. The BBA is an umbrella organization of22 civic and community associations, Rice University, The Texas Medical Center and businesses in the Brays Bayou Watershed, encompassing a region of some 400,000 people. The BBA is "Citizens for Responsible Watershed Management" and deals mainly with flooding issues. Bob currently serves on the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Brays Bayou Federal Flood Control Project, a $400 million federal demonstration proj ect, which is currently in the design and evaluation stage. Bob has also served with the Bayou Preservation Association and several other water management related committees created by the Congressman and/or the Corps of Engineers, served with the Meyerland Community Improvement Association as Chairman of Flood Control Committee, Director of Section 7, and as Vice President, served on the Finance, Administration and Nominations committees of the Bellaire United Methodist Church, served as Treasurer, Vice President and later as President of the BUMC Men's Club, and led an adult Sunday School class for two years.
Bob was honored as "Citizen of the Year" in 1997 for outstanding volunteer contributions to the Meyerland Region by the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce, the first person to receive this award.
Other activities include serving as Engineering Advisor for Eubank Oil, a small privately held oil company,
on several small oil and gas fields in western Texas since 1983. Bob continues to be active in sports including play ing badminton tournaments, cycling on various "century" rides, playing golf and hunting when time permits.
Son, Darcy, works at the City of Brandon garage in Brandon as a heavy-duty mechanic, a job that he has held for the past eleven years. He also operates the business "Parrott's Mobile Diesel Repair". His wife, Debbie, has taught at Rivers Elementary, Elton Collegiate and is now teaching Grade 3 at Douglas, MB.
Jodi Lee was born on May 22, 1988, a sister for Jeffrey Charles. Jeffrey is an accomplished saxophone and clarinet player. Jodi became an accomplished violin player but has taken a break from it.
Darcy has taught Judo when both his children were involved. Jodi has taken a great interest in the sport and has won many medals. Jeffrey won his share when he was involved.
Darcy played rugby for nine years and their team, the Brandon Barbarians, won the provincial title in 1986. He has won trophies for the most valuable forward, most improved forward, the President's trophy and others. He travelled to England and Wales in 1987, where they played seven games against host teams at which time Darcy was named M.y'P. of one of those games.
Darcy has built and raced his own stock car at the Souris Motor Speedway and Thunder Mountain Speedway in Bottineau, ND. He is currently building his 3rd racecar at the farm (The Franklin Ferraire III). Debbie enjoys races as well in the powder puff races. Darcy was the facility coordinator for the rugby venue in the 1997 Canada Games, which were hosted in Brandon.
Darcy is currently helping his Granddad to restore his 1951 GMC 112 -ton on which they spend many hours together. They now take it for drives that they both enjoy.
Heather S daughter, Sara Margaret May, was born June 17, 1985, a sister for Eric Ronald William Howdle.
Heather has worked in various fields in physiother apy through the years. She established a new facility for the U of M and also had a physio business in Gimli for a time. Heather and her children live in Winnipeg where she still works in the field of physiotherapy.
Murray Glenn, born May 7, 1957 in Minnedosa Hospital, spent his elementary years in Erickson and high school in Neepawa. During his school years he was highly involved in sports, most notably in Judo, becoming a member of the provincial team. To put himself through Brandon University, Murray worked many jobs with differ ent government agencies including Probation Services, Children's Aid Society, Provincial Parks Police and the RCMP. He graduated from Brandon University in 1981 with a B.G.S. and a Certificate in Teaching. First employed in Plumas Elementary, Murray took a position with Hazel M. Kellington School in Neepawa and married Kerry Leigh