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their three children, Rodney, Kim and Mark reside in Winnipeg.

Amy attended Norland, Scandinavia and Erickson and took a hairdresser course in Winnipeg. She has two daughters from a previous marriage, Lorrie at home and Gwen residing in Brandon. On April 9, 1979, she married Dick McLay. They live on the N.E. 14-17-18W where they mix farm.


by Ivan Humeniuk

Ivan and Carolynn became residents of Erickson, having moved from Swan River, Manitoba in 1971.

Ivan is General Manager of the Erickson Credit Union Limited. He is also active in community affairs, being a member of the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Erickson Flying Club and on the Personal Care Home board.

Carolynn nurses at the Erickson Hospital. She is chairperson of the Erickson Heart Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Parkland Library.


by the Hunter Family

James Hunter, born in 1819, and Mary Ann (also a Hunter), born in 1839, were married in 1855. They moved from Stratford, OnL, to the Clanwilliam area in 1878 to S.E. 35-16-18W. There were ten children in the family when they came to Manitoba, which was increased by two more here. Their family consisted of seven boys and five girls, namely: James Hugh, John, Margaret Jane, Sarah Isabella, Samuel Walker, Archibald, Mary Ann Matilda, David Bolton, Nancy Elizabeth, Emma Spry, Henry Albert and William Millen.

Mary Ann Hunter and Child.


Maud. Hugh. John and Archibald Hunter.

James passed away in 1902 and his wife, Mary Ann, in 1918.

James Hugh was born in 1857. He married Mary Warden and they made their home at Stratford, ant. They adopted two children, a boy and a girl. James Hugh passed away in 1933.

John was born in 1859, and in 1884 he married Jane Newton. John passed away in 1928.

Margaret Jane was born in 1860 and passed away at age 22 in 1882.

Sarah Isabella was born in 1862. She married Harry Tremaine in 1880 and they moved to the Hamiota district to live. She passed away in 1933.

Samuel Walker was born in 1865. He married Lavina Greenlaw and they made their home in North Dakota. He passed away in 1905. They had a family of four, Pearl, Willie, Annie and Frank.

Archibald was born in 1867. In 1902, he married Maud Evelyn Webber and they had a family of six children:

John, Hugh, Albert, Frank, Mary and Henry.

Archibald bought N.E. 35-16-18W from his father and later S.E. 35-16-18W from his brother. Times were difficult and transportation poor. There was lots of bush to be cut and the boys became very adept at cutting and hauling wood to Minnedosa nearly every day of the winter no matter what the temperature was.

Archie later bought several quarters of land in the Clanwilliam Municipality some of which was later farmed by two of his sons. Archibald passed away in 1947 and his wife, Maud, in 1969. They rest in All Saints Cemetery, north of Clanwilliam.

William John Archibald, the eldest child of Archie and Maud, was born in 1903. He attended Lakelet School. He helped his father with farming, getting his own farms, S.W. 1O-17-18W and the west half of N.W. 1O-17-18W, in 1927. John and his brother Hugh continued to help at