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George, B.C. Their three children are, Christopher Lee, born December 26, 1968, Merille Dawn, born February 25, 1972 and Tricia Laureen, born August 5, 1973.

David John, born November 8, 1941. He married Eileen Beatrice Mastre of Slave Lake, Alberta. They had a son David John, born March 31, 1965. David and Eileen divorced in 1975.

Dolly, was born February 10, 1929, at Scandinavia, she attended school at Scandinavia. In 1946, she moved to Minnedosa with her mother. Dolly worked at Clear Lake and at the Bus Depot in Minnedosa. On October 6, 1948 she married Arnold Backlund. (refer to Backlund, Eskil and Augusta).


Born at Delhi, India in 1939. Attended Ramjas School No.2 in Delhi. Attended Hindu College, University of Delhi for one year. Attended Gandhi Medical College at Bhopal, India in 1956 and graduated M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) in 1961. Did residency for one year at Irwin Hospital in New Delhi, India and went to England in 1963 where attended the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Scotland obtaining F.R.C.S. (Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) in 1967. While in England worked at Pontefract Yorks, Leeds, Harrogate, London, Cambridge and Bolton in Lancashire. Besides obtaining the Fellowship in Surgery, obtained membership of Royal Surgeons of England in 1971 and Licentiate of Royal College of Physicians in 1971.

In 1959 married wife Indu who comes from Bareilly a town 240 km from Delhi. Our first son, Sunil, was born in 1963 in Delhi and second son, Sanjay, was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1970. Sunil went to school in Erickson and Minnedosa and is now living in Bareilly, India. Sanjay is attending Erickson Collegiate.

We came to Canada in 1973 and worked in Gillam, Manitoba, for one year before moving to Erickson on March 30, 1974. We travelled to Winnipeg by plane from Gillam and met Bill Earley and Dennis Coey at the Airport who drove us to Erickson. We settled in a rented house till we built our home in January, 1975.

In 1979 obtained L.M.C.C. (Licentiate of The Medical Council of Canada).

When in Gillam became a member of the Lions Club and has continued to be a member in Erickson.

We belong to Hindu religion and the nearest place of worship is in Winnipeg.

One of the mysteries of life is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry the daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.


Fred, was born on February 15, 1895, in Bilskalo, Vasilina, Ukraine, the son of Warwars Byskal, He came to Canada in 1910 and worked for many farmers in the Erickson area. Fred homesteaded in the Harrison Municipality and farmed for many years. On December 27, 1937, he married Mary Weday at Sandy Lake, Manitoba. In 1978, they moved to the Village of Erickson where they reside. They have four children.

Olga, was born on August 13, 1934. She married Cecil Chambers and they have one daughter and two sons. They reside at Bengough, Saskatchewan.

Lillian, was born July 10, 1940, and she lives in Hawaii.

Melvin, was born July 20, 1942. He is involved with cement work, living in Calgary.

Mike, was born on March 13, 1946. He works with heavy road equipment. He is married and has two children.


by Bob and Anne Kingdon

The Kingdon family emigrated to Canada in 1893 from Porthcawl, Wales. Most of this family settled in the southeast of Clanwilliam. Later Harry and Bill moved to Minnedosa and Arthur to the Empire district. Harry married Minnie Burrell and settled in Minnedosa as Boiler Maker on the C.P.R. They had five children, Ernest, Alfred, William, Harry (1898-1980), Violet and Edward. Bill remained in this area till W.W.1. He joined the army and served with the 106 regiment overseas. After the war, he married Anne Carter, in 1921, from the Empire district also. In 1922, they bought their first farm in the Clanwilliam Municipality through Veterans Land Act S.W. 26-17-17W. They farmed this for many years and then bought S.E. 3-17-17W for $150.00. Anne was a well-known painter in this area till her death March 18, 1939. Bill and Anne had four children, Bill, Bob, Margaret and Mable.

In September, 1940, Bill married Minnie Foster who had four children, Melvin, Florence, Marion and Ronald. She died on May 30, 1965. Then he married Martha Oakley in 1966, died in 1973. In 1974, married Pearl Henderson and moved to Erickson that fall. Pearl passed away September 5, 1979, and Bill died August 20, 1980. As well Bill had served in W.W.II as security guard at Neepawa Airport.

Robert Harry the second son was born November 13, 1925. His grandmother was the midwife for that district and Bob was born in a cutter before reaching her home. He received his schooling at Empire School. He left school at 15 and worked on farms with thresher gangs till war broke out. At age 16, 1942, he joined the Royal Canadian Medical Corp. When he got overseas, he was transferred to Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and served four and a half years in the armed forces. After the war ended, Bob served with the occupation forces and was assigned to the Kurt Meyer trail. Bob was discharged