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married to Dr. David Sherman. They have five grand­ children.

Sadie Sydney is married to Heary Bercovitch, Realtor and Hotelier. They live in Montreal and Palm Beach, Florida. They have no children.

Lillian, married to Louis Blanke, Restauranteur in Vancouver. She was deceased in 1976. They have one son, Richard who is a Ph. Dr. in Philosophy and is a Professor in Greeley, Colorado. He has two children.

A/ex, married to Roslyn Kapchan of Florida. He is the owner of Doner's Lodge and Buffalo Resort Motels. They have two children, Adam, a lawyer and Jacqueline a School Teacher.

Sam Bolt was deceased in 1952. He had two children; Murray is an Executive with I.B.M. in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has three children. Janice resides in California and has two children.


Dr. Brendan Donnelly came to Canada in 1963. He was a native of Bray Co. Wick low , Ireland. His wife, Colette and two sons, Brendan and Derek and two daughters, Barbara and Dorval remained in Ireland.

Dr. Donnelly qualified in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1944. He served in the Irish Army

Dr. Brendan Donnelly

for a period of four years. He took up practice in his native town, Bray, in the early 1950's. He also took a medical post in Trinidad, where he remained for a year.

Upon his arrival at Erickson in April of 1963, Dr.

Donnelly established a medical practice. He was in­ strumental in the formation of a Medical Centre for the Erickson area and also served as District Coroner. Dr. Donnelly was responsible for improvements to the structure of Erickson's present hospital. He also served on the medical staff of the Rossburn Hospital. Dr. Donnelly passed away suddenly on October 12, 1973. Funeral mass was held in Neepawa with interment in Ireland.


Edward and Elizabeth lived on S.W. 18-17-18W in the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam. They had six children, John, Ed, Mary, Gladys, Dorothy and Lorette.

John Wesley applied for a homestead on S.W. 36-18- 18W and on April 11, 1924, he received his patent.


Bill Earley purchased the Erickson pharmacy from Mr.

Jack Edwards in January, 1963. He and his wife Edith had three girls, Cindy, Barbara and Roberta when they moved to Erickson and took up residence in the little house on 1st Street south across from the old post office. A son, Glen was born in Erickson Hospital in June, 1965.

Bill was born in Souris and received his education there. In 1950, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and returned to Souris to work as a pharmacist for Mr. J .S. Hatch. Bill took an active part in hockey and baseball during his years in pharmacy and in Souris. In 1956, he joined the Eli Lilly Company as a pharmaceutical representative and for six years travelled many parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Edith (nee McConechy) was born in the Hayfield district and received her education in the South Brandon School and St. Michael's Academy in Brandon. She taught on a permit in Kola school for one year before entering Grace General Hospital for her registered nurse's training. Following graduation in 1954 she worked in the Souris hospital where she met Bill. They were married in Winnipeg in February, 1956. They resided in Souris until 1957 when they moved to Brandon and lived there until their move to Erickson in 1963. After two years in Erickson, Bill and Edith purchased a home and 43 acres of land from Mr. Mark Soltys. Their four children all received their education in Erickson and took an active part in school activities as well as the 4-H club, figure skating and curling.

Following her school graduation, Cindy took a 2 year secretarial science course at Red River Community College and worked at the Clockson Gordon Company in Winnipeg until 1982 when she started her training as a