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The Almon Doan family. Patrick, Kathleen, George, Thomas, Archie, Winnifred. Seated: Almon, Winnifred Sr.

three children; Isobel, born in England, married Rudy Jarema of Minnedosa. They have two children, Dean and Tannis. Douglas and his wife Sharon of Brandon had two children, Christopher and Jennifer - deceased. Patrick and his wife Trudy reside at Portage la Prairie and they have a daughter, Dannielle.

George, born at Strathclair in 1922. (refer to Doan, George and Thelma).

Kathleen, born and educated at Elphinstone, Manitoba. She enlisted in the army in the Second World War. In 1951, she married Herbert Hersekorn and they had two children; Rodney and Coleen. Kathleen works and resides in Winnipeg.

Patrick Almon "Pat", born January 31, 1928 at Elphinstone, Manitoba, where he received his education. As a young lad, he worked with his father and brothers in a General trucking business. From 1946-1951, Pat worked at the Riding Mountain National Park. On January 3, 1950, Pat married Verna "Ruth" Gusdal, the daughter of Oswald and Anna Gusdal of the Erickson district. They lived at Erickson for a short time and then moved to Brandon, Manitoba, where Pat was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railways and is now a Tractor Trailor operator for the C.P. Express. Ruth has worked for Statistics Canada for eleven years and is presently a Bookkeeper. Pat and Ruth and family return to their cottage at Ditch Lake for the summer. Their three children are: Jacalyn Ruth, born September 3, 1956, at Brandon, Manitoba. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Education at Brandon University and is currently teaching at Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba. Calvin Todd, born April 9, 1960, at Brandon where he received his

education. In June 25, 1983, Todd married Diana Kaiser in Brandon where they reside. Corinne Ann, born March 5, 1968 at Brandon and is presently attending school.


by the Family

George Albert Doan, born near Strathclair, Man. in 1922, is the fourth child of Almond and Winnifred Doan. Weighing sixteen pounds, he was the largest baby born in the district. The family moved to Elphinstone where he received his education. His childhood was a busy one; besides attending school, he picked berries, sold papers, herded cows, etc. exhibiting the drive he has possessed all his life. During World War II, George served in the Royal Canadian Navy. After his discharge he bought a truck and operated the first P .S. V. between Winnipeg and the Elphinstone area. In 1946, he married Thelma Lee of Erickson (refer to Lee, Theodore and Emma). He sold his trucking business and bought a farm south of Erickson, S.E. 20-18-18W homesteaded by L. McMillan and later operated by Karl Neilson. During this time he began to buy and resell cattle, discovering that he had a skill in judging weight and quality. In 1953, he moved the family to Winnipeg where he bought cattle for Canada Packers. George was instrumental in organizing the auction method of buying cattle at the Union Stockyards and became the chief recorder and, occasionally, sub­ stitute auctioneer. His work in the cattle market con­ tinued until 1971 when he became General Manager of the Bothwell Co-operative, manufacturers of cheese and whey powder. He later purchased the North Star plant at Arborg which also processes cheese and makes the famous Arborg butter and made it a division of Bothwell. George is a director of the Dairy Manufacturers of Manitoba, a director of Western Plain Building Ltd. of

The George Doan family. Dennis, Thelma, Ted, George, Gayadelle.