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George Hintz from Winnipeg. They had one daughter, Emily. George passed away and Violet has re-married.

Roy was born September 17, 1914 at Angusville and educated at Erickson. Roy served in World War II and returning to Winnipeg and worked as a janitor and is now retired.

Albert born September 8, 1919 at Erickson and at­ tended Erickson school. He served in World War II. He came to Winnipeg and works for the Liquor Com­ mission. He is married and has one daughter, Maureen.

Edith born November 30, 1923 at Erickson and at­ tended Scandinavia school. She married Jim Wall of Winnipeg. They reside in Winnipeg.

Mildred was born November 26, 1926 at Erickson and educated at Scandinavia. Mildred married John Turnbull of Winnipeg. They have five children; Donna, Richard, Beverley, Heather and Chris.


Isaac came to the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam in 1878 and took up a homestead on N.W. 2-16-18W and lived there until 1883. This was in the two south wards, now Minto Municipality.

When the first two rows of 17 -17W and 17 -18W were thrown open for homesteads, he sold his first homestead and applied for S.W. 6-17-18W on August 24, 1895, and received his patent on February 15, 1900. He lived there a short time, and the lake is still known as Harte's Lake, where many picnics were held and there was also good fishing.

Isaac sold his farm and moved to S.E. 32-17-18W, Peter Abel property, where he started a store. He later sold the store to Erick Wickstrom and moved on.

Picnic at Harte's Lake.

It is easy to be pleasant

When life flows by like a song,

But the man worthwhile is one who will smile, When everything goes dead wrong.


by Vic and Mary

Vic came to Erickson from Morden in the fall of 1963 as the accountant for Erickson Co-op. As there was no available housing, Mary and younger son Richard followed in 1964 to their new home.

Vic is active in the Lion's Club and held the office of treasurer for sixteen years and is also the secretary of Erickson Credit Union. Other interests are the Flying Club, Curling and Golfing. His pastime is crossword puzzles. Mary worked part-time with Earley's Pharmacy, Jean's Dress Shop at Clear Lake and at Marshall Wells store. Mary was also secretary for the Erickson Medical Centre for approximately five years.

Active in curling, Mary held the office of Secretary­ Treasurer in the old two sheet rink and also for the formation of the new Rec Centre, held executive positions in the Erickson Ladies Curling Club and also in District No.3 curling. An avid golfer, she is a member of Wasagaming Ladies Golf Club and has held various positions over the years, also a member of the Erickson Legion Ladies' Auxiliary.

Richard took his grade 12 at Erickson Collegiate in 1964-65 and after being employed at various jobs in Clear Lake, Erickson, Winnipeg and Vancouver, apprenticed in plumbing and heating and received his licence in 1976. He lives in Langley, B.C.

Douglas has never lived in Erickson but has visited quite frequently. Educated in Morden, he was employed in accounting in Winnipeg and Thompson, Manitoba before moving to Vancouver where he has been ac­ countant for and, more recently, Systems Coordinator at Lion's Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. He has recently completed a course in computer programming and is presently employed by the B.C. Government in this capacity. He lives in North Vancouver. Vic retired from the Co-op in April, 1981. We will be enjoying our summers in Erickson and winters at the west coast.


by Minnedosa Tribune

Aaron Heaton was born December, 1857, at Grimsby, England and came to Canada in 1883.

A resident of Erickson since 1923 where he made his home with Dr. and Mrs. E.J. Rutledge.

He was a member of the Church of England. Aaron passed away at the age of 86 after a lengthy illness.

Services were held from the residence of Dr. and Mrs.

Rutledge, Erickson. Rev. Carl Larson and Cannon Powell officiated. His last resting place is the All Saints Cemetery, Clan william.

For the test of the heart is trouble, And it always comes with the years,

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth. Is the smile that shines thru the tears.