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both enjoy the outdoors and both are licensed guides and licensed outfitters, which enables them to spend a lot of time on their "north" farm with many hunters from vari ous places. In 1984, Marion started to drive a school bus for the Rolling River School Division. After driving for sixteen years, she will retire at the end of June 2000.
During the last seven years, Rudy has been on the board of the Manitoba Lodge and Outfitters Association. He also represents the M.L.O.A. on the Natural Resources Committee. At the present time, he is chairman of the Erickson and District Soil Conservation Group. He has been President of the Riding Mountain Outfitters and Professional Guides Association since its inception in the early 1980's (area all around R.M.N. Park).
Marion was on the Erickson Co-op Board for thir teen years. She is President of the st. Jude's Ladies of the Altar for the 2000 year. In the winter she enjoys curling.
Back row: Mike Rattie, Mike Osborne, Kevin and Sharon Coughlan, Mike and Andrea Usick, Louise Usick, Dave Hislop, Gloria Usick, Rob Griffiths Middle row: Judy Rattie, Maureen Osborne, Rudy and Marion Usick, Roxanne Hislop, Arlene Griffiths Front row: Chad Rattie, Vanessa Hislop, Alex and Owen Griffiths
Rudy and Marion's oldest daughter, Arlene Rose, was born Febrnary 22, 1962. She graduated from St. Boniface School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1982. She married Robert Griffiths, her high school sweetheart, on July 9, 1983. She worked at the Swan River Hospital and then they spent two and a half years working in Inuvik, NWT. They moved to Lake Audy and bought the store there in 1987. They have two sons. Owen Thomas, born February 10, 1993, attends school at Onanole, takes music, hockey and Ukrainian dancing. Alexander Kenneth was born May 9,1996. Rob and Arlene had the Lake Audy store for eleven years. In May of 1998, they sold the store to Harry Rintoul from Winnipeg and built a new home on their farm north of Crawford Park Hall. Arlene continues to be a Public Health Nurse on Birdtail Sioux and Gambler First Nations and Rob is a grain and cattle farmer. They are both active in community work.
Arlene and Rob with Owen and A lex
Gloria Anne was born May 28, 1963. She travelled across Canada after grade twelve with Katimavik, a federal government work experience program. In 1985, she grad uated from Olds Agricultural College in the Surface Land Agent Program. In 1989 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Alberta. After working in the agriculture industry for ten years, she went to Brandon University and received her Education Degree in 1998. She has taught grades seven through eleven in Brochet, Skownan, Erickson, and Dauphin.
Judy Catherine was born September 9, 1964. After grade twelve she attended Red River Community College and graduated with her diploma III Secretarial Administration and has worked for the Royal Bank in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and now Fort McMurray, AB. She married Mike Rattie from Montreal on October 8, 1988. They have a son, Chad Michael, born March 4, 1993. They live in Fort McMurray, AB. Chad goes to school at Father Beauregard Catholic School, plays base ball, hockey, and enjoys swimming and being a Beaver with Scouts Canada. Mike is employed with contractors in the oil and gas industry.
Louise Marion was born June 17, 1966. After grade twelve she enrolled at the University of Manitoba and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in the Honours Program in 1988. She worked for ten years in NWT in Inuvik, Iqualuit and Yellowknife, primarily with C.B.e. Radio and TV. She completed her Certified General Accounting designation and graduated in 1998. She moved to Regina, SK in October 1998 and is Director of Tax Credits for Sask Film.
Maureen Fay was born September 20, 1967. After grade twelve she went to work in Inuvik for one year. She then went to the University of Manitoba where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. She went to Australia for a year where she worked and travelled all around the coun try. She then attended the University of North Dakota at