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Attendant at the East Gate of Riding Mountain National Park.
In November 1980 he suffered a severe heart attack, forcing early retirement. He was always active in the affairs of the communities and enjoyed playing the guitar and drums for many dances over the years.
George passed away April 8, 1992 and is buried in the Erickson Cemetery in Erickson.
Florence was born April 14, 1918 and she received her education at Edington School District and Plumas. After her marriage to George in 1939, she spent some time as a part-time helper in the post office at Glenella and Wasagaming and worked 16 years as a full-time helper at the Erickson Post Office, retiring in 1983.
She was choir leader of the Onanole United Church for 15 years and, in later years, a member of the Lutheran Church Choir. She was also a 40-year member of the Kelwood and Minnedosa Rebekah Lodges, serving as 1 oble Grand and other offices. She was also appointed District Deputy President of the Lodge in 1995-96. She was a member of the Erickson - Onanole Service to Seniors, also a member of the Lois Circle of the Erickson Lutheran Women's Group, and a member of the Board of the Crossroads Community Centre. She was a life member of the Women's Institute and was secretary for the Erickson Homecoming 2000 meetings.
Among mom's past-times, two of her favorites were collecting cookbooks and sharing her favorite recipes with her friends. While her husband was alive, both George and Flo enjoyed many holiday travels. After his passing, mum enjoyed going on trips with family members.
Florence passed away on March 10, 1999 and is buried in the Erickson Cemetery in Erickson.
Barry was born September 13, 1950 and received his education in Glenella, Swan River and Erickson. Upon graduation, he spent one year at Assiniboine College in Brandon, MB taking a course in Bookkeeping. He is presently employed with Heritage Co-op Service Station in Erickson, MB.
SHELLBORN, MAGNUS AND AMANDA
Magnus - May 9, 1858-1938 (buried at the Erickson Cemetery) Amanda - July I, 1870-1953 (buried in Santa Barbara, California)
As recorded in ~ .1Q .Eicl.d. Volume I, page 615, Magnus and Amanda arrived December 14, 1898 and homesteaded on the SE 22-17 -18W in the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam, recervmg the title to this land October 28, 1908. Tbeir children, Roy Shellborn, Ernest Birger Challborn, Emil Shellborn, and Alice Rick all resided in this district for some time. Roy and Ernest were farmers. Emil moved to BC in 1925. Alice moved to
California. All of the first and second-generation families are deceased. Third and fourth generation families live in Canada and the United States.
SHELLBORN, ROY AND MARTHA
Martha and Roy Shellhorn
Roy - September 25, 1897 - October 26, 1971
Martba (nee Antonsen [Gudbrandsen]) - January 25, 1903 - April 26, 1995
Roy and Martba were pioneers III the Erickson District. They were married in 1921, at Clanwilliam. Farming was their livelihood. Their nine children were all born at home. In 1955, Roy and Martha spent tbe winter months in Be. Roy's health improved after living in that climate. On their return for the summer of 1956, they decided to transplant their roots to BC. The distance over the Prairie Provinces was experienced many times as they visited family and friends.
In October 1971, Roy passed away suddenly from a heart attack. Martha continued living on her own until she had a stroke. Martha was welcomed at her daughter and son-in-Iaw's borne, Doris and Bill Karton, living there ten years until her demise, April 26, 1995. Children born to Roy and Martha Shellborn:
Olav married Lula Skoglund. See Shellborn, Olav and Lula.
Mae married Roy Skogstad. Mae was born May 8, 1922 and died October 7, 1995. Roy was born March 25, 1914 and passed away May 31, 1984. Mae and Roy are buried at the Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Living in the Erickson District from 1944 to 1956, two of their children, Sharlyn and Gerald, were born at