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a permit teacher. She then moved to Brandon, where she took a Secretarial course, and worked for several agencies in Brandon. She married Jim Selbie and they had two children, James John and Jacqueline Anne. Jim Selbie's death occurred in 1973. She took a course as a court reporter following his death, and has worked in this capacity with the Attorney General's Department since this time. She married Reg Eamer in December, 1982, and they continue to reside in Brandon. James Selbie is a Captain with the Canadian Armed Forces in Montreal, Quebec. Jacqueline married Bryan Johnson in 1979, and they have two children Wayne and Crystal. They reside in Brandon.
Roger Vernon was born May 29, 1931. He received his education at Hilltop School and attended Hilltop Baptist Church. Upon completion of his schooling, Roger assisted his father in farming.
Maurice, Leona, Roger and Valerie Larson.
Roger married Leona Lofgren on December 5, 1953, in a ceremony held at the home of Leona's maternal grandmother. Following their marriage, they lived in Deloraine and Brandon until their decision in 1955 to return to the farm, which they purchased in 1959. Roger and Leona had two children, Valerie Ferne, born June 17, 1954 and Maurice Verlle, born January 7, 1959.
Both Roger and Leona were active in numerous community activities. Roger served on the Hilltop School Board, was a president of the Manitoba Farmers' Union Erickson Local, was a Director and Secretary of the local Manitoba Pool Elevators and was Manitoba Pool Elevators Feeder Cattle Manager. Leona and Roger became involved in the 4-H movement with their children and were 4-H leaders for a number of years.
Valerie attended Hilltop Baptist Church and received her grades 1 through 6 at Hilltop school. Her elementary education was completed at Erickson Elementary School and she graduated from Erickson Collegiate in 1972. She received five years of piano lessons and played piano at church for a short period. She was involved with 4-H for six years in the areas of sewing, handicrafts and snowmobiling. After graduation, Valerie gained em ployment at the Erickson Credit Union, where she is currently employed. On October 14, 1972, Valerie married Alan Soltys. They have one son, Clayton Alan,
born October 22, 1978. They have remained in Erickson and purchased the Marshall Wells store in 1979.
Maurice attended Hilltop Baptist Church and received grade 1 at Hilltop School. He completed his elementary schooling at Erickson Elementary School and graduated from Erickson Collegiate Institute in 1977. Maurice was a member of the 4-H club for five years in the beef and photography areas. He was involved in various school activities, including drama. He attended University of Manitoba for one and a half years. He was employed by Holiday Inn in Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Calgary. He is currently living in Calgary and is employed with the Alberta Liquor Control Board.
Roger died on December 25, 1971, greatly missed by his family and the community where he had been an active member. In 1973, Leona and Maurice moved into their new home in Erickson.
In 1976, Leona married David Smith, a farmer from Polonia, Manitoba. They currently reside in Erickson. Leona is employed by Earley's Pharmacy, where she has worked since 1972. David farms and is employed by Parks Canada.
After completing High School in Erickson, she entered the nursing school at Brandon General Hospital, in 1953, and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1956. She worked for a few months at Carman Memorial Hospital before going to Kamloops, B.C., where she worked at the Royal Inland Hospital for one year. In Kamloops she met Daniel McDonald, whom she married in 1957. They lived in Winnipeg for several years and she worked at the Misericordia Hospital as Asst. Head Nurse. Daughter Sherri was born in March, 1961, and Wendy on June 12, 1962. In 1963, a move was made to Erickson where she accepted a position as Director of Nursing at the Erickson Hospital, a position she still holds at this time. A third daughter, Melanie was born in October, 1965. The family has been active in all community activities over the years, including 4-H, figure skating, curling and all school activities.
Sherri married Brian Fleming in 1980, and they have a son Bradley. They reside in Brandon where Brian is an Asst. Divisional Manager at Wooleo and Sherri works in the accounts department at Brandon Chrysler Dodge. Wendy is involved with Hotel and Restaurant work, taking one year of a related course at Red River College. She is presently employed at the Club House at the Gulf Course in Riding Mountain National Park. Melanie is completing her Grade 12 at Crocus Plains School in Brandon and will graduate in June, 1983. She hopes to continue a career in Photography.
Following his education in Hilltop and Erickson Schools, he started his working career by joining the Imperial Bank of Canada in July, 1956. In 1958, he was transferred to Jasper, Alberta, and later to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. In 1959, he was transferred to Winnipeg where he worked for the city branches for several years. In September, 1965, he married Marilyn Graham of Winnipeg. Their first child Monica was born in November, 1967, and son Bruce was born in November, 1969. A third daughter, Kari, was born in