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William and Mary Jane Hopkins.

Maidstone, Saskatchewan. He served in the First World War, signing up to the 22nd Light Horse at Lloyd­ minster, Saskatchewan, and later transferred to the Fifth Battallion with General Dyers of Minnedosa. He was wounded in France at Vimy Ridge. He met Miriam Copeland who was a nurse with the Red Cross during the War. After the war, Miriam came to Canada. They married and farmed N.W. 29-16-17W which had been bought by his father. Ben has passed away. Miriam is a resident of the Personal Care Home, Minnedosa, celebrated her l00th birthday in 1983.

Ben and Miriam had two children.

Joan married Alex Richards, they have three children; Jean, Erma and Donna and two grandchildren.

Hayward served in the Artillary during the Second World War in France.

Ben, Ida, and Joe Hopkins.

James married Blanche Krog. They owned N.W. 29- 16-17 and then moved to W 1/2 28-16-17W. They had two daughters.

Robert "Bob" never married.

David John lived on N.E. 29-16-17W. He never married.

Richard "Dick" worked on the farm. He never married.


by Kathleen Horwood

Montague "Monty" and "Kathleen were married on January 28, 1928, in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan. In 1949, they purchased the S.E. 17-18-17W where they did mixed farming.

Kathleen taught school at Norland and Scandinavia for a number of years. Prior to this, she had taught school in Minnedosa. Monty was a member of the Erickson Legion. He passed away in August, 1970, and was buried in the Erickson Cemetery.

Kathleen remained on the farm with her daughter May.

They raised sheep, using the wool to knit for her family and friends. Kathleen now resides with her daughter Amy and son-in-law Dick McLay. She still enjoys reading and knitting. Her tableclothes have been donated for raffles on a number of occasions.

Monty and Kathleen had seven children, all of whom were born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan.

Alice, taught school in Saskatchewan and then moved to Churchill, Manitoba. She married Joseph Webb in Churchill and they now reside in Picton, Ontario. They have two children: Lorne and his wife Christian live in Picton, Ontario. Their daughter Dawn and her husband Robert and two children Shaun and Ryan live in Fox­ boro, Ontario.

Jim worked on the farm helping his parents and has since worked for C.P.R. He always returned to Erickson for the local bonspiels. Jim and his wife Jean and family live in Minnedosa. Their four children are; Heather, Coleen, Lorie and Jennifer.

May graduated from Erickson Collegiate in 1952, received her teaching certificate and taught school at Norland and Otter Lake. She also taught in Southern and Northern Manitoba. She returned home, due to illness and stayed on the farm with her mother. She now resides in Brandon.

Bill attended Scandinavia school and helped on the farm. He continued his education in Churchill and Ontario, where he graduated as a mechanic. He then went to Thompson, Manitoba, where he married Adel Vote. Bill and Adel and their two children Leslie and Teresa reside at Abbotsford, B.C.

Alfred attended school at Norland, Scandinavia and Erickson and helped on the farm. He now works in the mines.

Raymond attended school at Norland, Scandinavia and Erickson. He was a member of the Cadets. Ray also worked on the family farm. He and his wife Mary and