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retired now and living in Brandon. They have five daughters; Donna, the eldest, teaches school in Brandon. She is married to Gordon Dagg. They have two sons, Robert and Shawn. Kay born in 1944, lives in White horse. She married Gordon Holland and they have three children; Nardine, Brad and Chad. Gloria Jean - 1947 teaches school in Brandon. She married Jack Warkantine and they have two children; Cara and Kurt. Beverley - 1955 - married Dale Brydges at Fort Churchill. They now live in Winnipeg with their four children; Neil, Raynah, Danielle and Jala. Jacqui born in 1958, is at present living in Birtle. She is an X-Ray and Lab Technician at the Birtle hospital. She is not married. My oldest sister Marjorie, was born on the family farm in 1919. She completed her schooling in Clanwilliam. Later she took her nurse's training at Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, graduating with an R.N. and also winning the award for theory. In 1952, she married John Ford. They farmed in mixed farming, cattle and grain, west and south of Eden. Marjorie has been employed at Neepawa District Hospital for many years as a registered nurse, working in various positions such as General duty, Clinical In structor Education and at present is Director of Nursing. Marjorie's husband, John, passed away suddenly in February, 1978. They have three children; Lois, born in 1953, Angus in 1958 and Frank in 1960. All attended school in Eden and Neepawa, each graduating with grade 12. Lois graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Nursing degree. In 1975 she married Robert Horner of Cadurcis. They have one son Jeffrey born Christmas Day, 1979. Lois worked as a public Health Nurse in Winnipeg till 1979 when she and her husband moved back to Cadurcis to take over the family farm where they built a new home. Lois is presently on staff at the Brandon Hospital. Angus graduated from Assiniboine Community College as journeyman Elec trician. He married Catherine McMurray of Neepawa in 1979. They live on his farm west of Eden. Angus farms in the summer and works at his trade in the winter. Frank lives with his mother on the farm and has carried on with the farming operations with the help of his brother. Besides grain farming, he keeps a herd of cattle and does trucking.
Frank, the second son was born in 1920. On leaving school, he spent some time in Winnipeg working for Weyburn Flour Mills. After three years with the RCAF, he returned to run the family farm at Eden, after the death of our parents in 1944. Frank is active in com munity work. In 1948, he married Dorothy Johnson of Scandinavia, a school teacher. They have three children; Bruce, the eldest, farms in partnership with his dad on their grain and cattle farm at Eden. John, the second son lives in Winnipeg. He is employed with the Bank of Montreal in telecommunications. He married Lynn Babcock, a nurse from Birnie. They have one daughter, Erin age one year. Sherri Lynn, the only daughter is fourteen years old and attends Jr. high at Eden. She is active in sports, community activities and takes piano.
Louis, the third son was born in 1922. At the age of 18, he started with the Royal Bank in Erickson. He spent till 1977 with the Royal Bank, excepting four years with the RCAF. He retired to Winnipeg, where he now resides.
Lou was and still is an ardent golfer, as are his three sons. In 1941, he married Irene Carter of Bethany. They have four children; Betty, the only daughter, graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Nursing degree. She married Barry Beswick of Lethbridge, a Geologist. Betty is still nursing in Lethbridge. They have two children; Colin and Byron. Jack, the eldest son is a Chartered Accountant with West Fair Foods. He married Joan Philips of Dauphin. They reside in Winnipeg with their one daughter Samantha, age three. Ronald and Gordon - twins, are both graduate chartered accountants. They both have good jobs, and reside in Winnipeg.
My sister Brenda, the second daughter was born in 1925. She married Carnduff Scott of Franklin in 1942. They were the first couple married in Clanwilliam United Church. They were presented with a bible on this oc casion. They moved to Nanaimo, B.c. after Carndiff was discharged from the air force. They still reside there, where Scott (as he is known) is sales manager of Nanaimo Realty. Brenda and I were born seventeen months apart and were always very close. We still keep in close touch and visit one another whenever possible. Brenda was and still is very interested in antiques and things of the past. She has many beautiful and treasured antiques in her home. She has worked a great deal with young people and for her church for many years. She is always there with a kind word and a helping hand for those who need it. She has also worked in the fashion world for many years as well as raising a family of two boys and one girl. Ray born in 1947, works at a pulpmill in Nanaimo. He was married and divorced. He has two daughters; Brenda age 14 and Debbie age 12, both students in Nanaimo. Bar bara was born in 1955. She works for B.C. telephones. In 1978, she married Duncan Tait, a building contractor. They live in Nanaimo, Murray, born in 1960 also works at a pulpmill. He married Bobbie Wheeler and they have one daughter Lisa age six months. They also live in Nanaimo.
Irene (myself) was born in 1926. I spent my early life on the family farm west of Clanwilliam. In the fall of 1943, we moved to Eden where my parents had bought a farm. By this time, the only family at home were my younger sister Chris and myself. In 1944, I married Hector Burton of Franklin. We went to live on his farm two miles north of Bethany, where we still reside. That same year we were hailed out 100%. I remember, we had a windmill (charger) for a number of years for electric power and, of course, had lights only when the wind blew. It was about 1950 before they ran the telephone lines past our place so we could have a telephone. In 1954, we built a new house on the hill south of the old one. Harry Bertram and his mother bought the old one and moved it to his farm three miles north of us. When our son decided to come back to the farm in 1971-72, we built another house across the road and moved there letting Wayne and his wife move into ours. When our children were growing up, I was active in community affairs. I have always loved sports, especially curling and golf. In 1963, I entered a rink from Bethany in the Manitoba Playdowns. Personnel were: Marjorie Parrott, Evelyn Boyd, Margaret Storey and myself. We won the Manitoba Championship. I got my Pilot's licence in