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Harold Allan, second son was born November 28, 1928 at Minnedosa. He received his education at Grey school, following which he worked at home on the family farm. He was also a member for the Clanwilliam Seed Club. On October 19, 1949, Harold was married to Jean Myers, youngest daughter of Charles and Pearl Myers of Clanwilliam. They lived in Clanwilliam until August, 1951 when they moved to the farm where they continue to live. He served as trustee on the Grey school board from 1960 until 1967. He has also been on the Board of the United Church. In 1969, he began working for the Highways Department in Minnedosa, however, ill health forced him to quit work but a successful kidney tran splant restored his health and he returned to work in 1974. Harold and Jean now own the farm which was his great-grandfather's homestead. Three children were born to Harold and Jean. Cynthia Marie the eldest was born on February 9, 1951 at Minnedosa. She started her education at Grey school then continued at Minnedosa where she graduated in 1969. Cynthia took her secretarial training in Brandon working there as a legal secretary. She was married to Robert Turner, formerly of Erickson on August 21, 1970, at the United Church in Minnedosa. They have lived in Rivers, Portage la Prairie and now reside at Swan River. Three children, a daughter Carla Jo and twin sons Lee and Aaron complete their family. (refer to Turner, William and Rose) Cheryl Lynn, the second daughter was born on November 15, 1953, at Minnedosa. She started her schooling at Grey and later attended Minnedosa school. Cheryl was married to Jerry Chegwin on March 26, 1971, at Clanwilliam. Following graduation from the Minnedosa Collegiate, Cheryl worked as a secretary at Tanner's Crossing school. Her great sense of humor was not only an asset to her work but a tonic for the rest of the staff. III health forced Cheryl to quit work in the fall of 1973. Jerry and Cheryl moved to Portage la Prairie but due to sickness, Cheryl spent little time there and an early death followed on January 3, 1974. Jerry also passed away two years later.
Curtis Harold was born on July 2, 1958, at Minnedosa.
He attended Grey school and later Minnedosa school. Curtis was interested in farming from an early age so it was not surprising that he made this his career. In 1979, he bought his first land from Don Peck, being the N.W. 1/4 11-16-18W. On June 20, 1981, he married Lorraine Cooke, younger daughter of Campbell and Margaret Cooke of Clanwilliam. They made their home on the former Peck farm where they raise livestock as well as grain farm.
Phyllis Audrey was born on January 25, 1930, at Minnedosa. She grew up in the Clanwilliam district and attended Grey school until she finished grade 11 in 1947. She also studied music which she continued after finishing school. On November 1, 1951, she was married to William Bernard Lane at Clanwilliam, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Lane. Bernard and Phyllis farm as well as Phyllis working part-time as a Nurse's Aid at Minnedosa Hospital. Bernard is considered by many as one of the better farmers in our area. Two girls were born to Bernard and Phyllis. Audrey Louis was born on April 7, 1953, at Minnedosa. She attended Lakelet, Grey and
Minnedosa schools, graduating in 1971. Following this she took a secretarial course in Brandon, worked in Minnedosa for awhile then in Brandon. III health forced her to quit work in 1981 and an early death followed in January, 1982. Katherine Heather was born on August 4, 1954 at Minnedosa. She also received her education at Lakelet, Grey and Minnedosa schools graduating in 1972. Following this, she worked as a legal secretary in Minnedosa. In 1973, she married Bruce Pearson of Minnedosa. They have lived in Minnedosa, Brandon and presently in Calgary where they are both employed. Audrey and Kathy gladdened many hearts with their vocal duets while they were growing up.
Lloyd Norman was born at Minnedosa on September 14, 1935. He grew up at Clanwilliam and attended Grey school. When the family moved to Clanwilliam in 1951 he went to live with his brother Russell where he helped farm while attending school. Following his schooling, he enrolled in the Diploma Course in Agriculture at the University of Manitoba and later took a drafting course. He joined the staff of Beaver Lumber at Manitouwadge, Ontario in 1955 and was later transferred to Beausejour. On July 6, 1963, he married Martha Nagy of Beasejour, at Clanwilliam. They moved to Regina for awhile then returned to Winnipeg. Lloyd then worked for Silver woods until the summer of 1973 when ill health forced an early retirement. On February 12, 1974, Lloyd passed away in Winnipeg. Their home was in East Kildonan where Martha and the three children, Allan, Janice and Timothy continue to live.
Murray Andrew was born on a lovely spring day March 27, 1938, at Minnedosa. He received his education at Grey school in Clanwilliam. Following this, he worked in a paper mill in Marathon before entering the Diploma Course in Agriculture at the University of Manitoba. He worked with the Department of Agriculture before joining the staff of Beaver Lumber. On December 8, 1973, Murray took Vivian Wilkes as his bride. They were married in St. John's Cathederal in Winnipeg and resided in Winnipeg for a year and a half. Murray had dreamed of owning his own business for a number of years. In 1975, he realized his dream when in partnership, he started a retail building supply, Chimo Building Centre in Selkirk, Manitoba. Murray and Vivian then moved to Selkirk. While living there, two children were born to them at Selkirk General Hospital, Brent Andrew on December 17, 1976 and Lori Anne on October 17, 1978. In 1979, Murray sold his share of the business to his partner and bought another retail building supply centre in Transcona. In April, 1981 they moved to Russell, Manitoba where they presently reside.
Ralph Wallace was born in Minnedosa on September 12, 1942. He grew up around Clanwilliam where he started his education at Grey school, then attended Minnedosa school, graduating in 1960. He joined the staff of the Royal Bank at Erickson, later transferring to Rivers. While at Rivers, he was married to Jean Robinson, daughter of Don and Anne Robinson of Clanwilliam, at Clanwilliam on April 2, 1964. Following their marriage, Ralph worked at Decker's Garage as parts man. Two sons were born at Rivers, Darren and Darcy. In 1968, they moved to Gladstone where Ralph joined the