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Ritchie of Neepawa July 3, 1987. Except for a further 2 years with the RCMP in BC, Murray has continued to teach in Neepawa and farm in Franklin, raising a family of 4. During this time, Kerry has worked as a RN in Neepawa, Brandon and Minnedosa. Through the years, Ronald Murray was born April 23, 1983; Stephen James November 11, 1984; William Walter Riley was born July 26, 1986; and Amy Marie was born August 25, 1988.

Ronald enjoys sports of all kinds and is presently working as a cook in Neepawa after school. Stephen is artis­ tically talented and excels in track and field. William is also great at track and field and his recently won the Grade 7 Canadian Math Contest. Amy is a happy gymnast who has won the Provincial title for the past 3 years.

Murray and Kerry bought two of his father's quar­ ters where they plan to reside until such time as one of their senior's complexes lure them to town.

Gerald and Rosemary now have 6 children. Janelle Elisa, born November 15, 1988; Mitchell Gerald Samuel, born January 27, 1992; Lance Robert Hamilton, born September 26, 1993; Chelsea Rose, born November 11, 1995; Spencer John Edward, born January 11, 1998; and Bryce William Charles, born July 24, 1999.

Janelle is taking ballet lessons and is a 4-H member.

Mitchell plays recreational hockey with his Dad. The chil­ dren enjoy being on the farm.

Gerald spent six years as the first Youth for Christ worker in Neepawa and Rosemary worked as a Nurses Aide at East View Lodge, prior to having a family. Gerald took a farrier course at Olds College in Alberta and then, a year later, went back to Olds to become the Youth Pastor at Olds 1st Baptist Church, a position he held for 3 112 years. Prior to moving to aids, Rosemary pursued her reflexology training. On May 2, 1998, Gerald and Rosemary moved back to the Parrott home, which they now own, to take up farming. He supplements his income with farrier work. Rosemary re-entered the workforce at East View Lodge and recently has been doing some catering with family help.

Marjorie spent part of a summer in Sweden and Germany in 1982-1983. She married Melvin Scott Wrnth in 1984 and resided on the dairy farm at Erickson. Later, they bought a dairy farm at Kenton, MB. They now own and reside on a sheep farm east of Neepawa. Marjorie works as a Nurse's Aide at East View Lodge.

They have 3 children: Yasemin Erin, born June 12, 1985, now in Grade 9; Shane Gregory, born September 22, 1986, now in Grade 7; Nicole Donna, born December 28, 1988, now in grade 5. All three children have varied inter­ ests and are lovers of the outdoors.


Bradley Kent was born in Edmonton on October 3, 1949, the eldest son of Ludwig and Elvie Paulsen. He was raised and educated in Edmonton. He graduated from the U. of Alberta in 1971 with a B. Sc. Chemical Engineering. Leaving the engineering field, Brad ventured into the finan­ cial area, receiving his CMA in 1975. Having held several executive positions in the financial area, Brad set up a firm, Aviation Parts, which recently he disposed of, becom­ ing semi-retired. During his last year at university, Brad married Sharron Gail McFall who was born in Winnipeg on November 20, 1947. Sharron graduated from the U. of Alberta in 1970 as a Registered Nurse, specializing III operating room practice. She taught for several years at the Misericordia School of Nursing, before returning to the ranks as a charge nurse. Sharron has recently been bitten by the golf bug and presently spends her available time on the golf courses in the area, playing in excess of one hundred rounds a year.

Jacquelyn Lorraine was born in Edmonton on Febrnary 16, 1974. She was raised and educated in St. Albert, a suburb of Edmonton. She started at the U. of Alberta, but has taken a leave to work as a croupier on several different crnise lines around the world. Jacie, with her significant other, Paul Harrison (born in Manchester, England on Febrnary 24, 1966), plan on leaving the crnise lines and returning to Alberta. Jacie plans to attend univer­ sity and Paul plans to work in the gaming industry.

Jeffrey Dean was born in Edmonton on May 18, 1977. He was raised and educated in St. Albert. As ajour­ neyman bricklayer, Jefthas started his career with the firm with which he apprenticed. He has aspirations of eventu­ ally continuing his education, seeking an engineering designation.

Gregory Kent was born in Edmonton on August 10, 1980. He was raised and educated in St. Albert. He has just completed his first year in university at Concordia University pursuing, initially, an Arts degree and then continuing toward a Law degree.


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Harold and Alma (better known as Harry and Almie) are still residing in their house, which was built in 1950 by Art Nylen and Albin Paulsen, on 1 st Street NW in Erickson.

After Harry's retirement in January 1979, the RM of Clanwilliam and the Village of Erickson honored him with a surprise Retirement Party with many of his staff, digni­ taries and friends present. They spent 19 winter months in Brownsville and Weslaco, Texas until April 1997, at which time Almie was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. She had chemotherapy treatments and is still enjoying an active