This page is a text version of the Forest to Field History Book. You can purchase a PDF copy of the book in our online store. The PDF copy is an exact page by page representation of the original book. This text version has been reformated for the web and contains text recognition mistakes. These mistakes do not appear in the purchased version. The purchased version also includes each image in the original book.

Page Index of Forest to Field Volume One

Previous - Page 502 or Next - Page 504

Peter Slobodian, Ken Graham and Dennis Skog. He was caretaker of the new Post Office from 1969 to 1973.

Thora worked at Scrace's Meat Market, Clear Lake, for seven years and at Erickson Post Office from 1969 to 1973. She is an honorary member of the Erickson Ladies' Curling Club, a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, the Hospital Aid, and the Perky Pioneers.

III health forced Ernest to retire and he passed away on August 16, 1980, and is buried at the Erickson Municipal Cemetery.

Ernest and Thora had four children:

Leona Thora was born on April 15, 1934, at the home farm. She received her education at Westmount and Erickson schools, was a 4-H member and a Girl Guide. After high school she was employed at the Manitoba Dairy and Poultry Co-op until she married Roger Lar­ son. (refer to Larson, Emil and Emmy).

Norman Ernest was born on December 3, 1939, at the home farm and was educated at Westmount and Erickson schools. He started work at Camp Shilo in 1957 and in 1959 he was employed with J.J. Jackson Con­ struction as a heavy equipment operator under the guidance of Otto Halverson. He worked at Ninette, La Riviere, Westbourne, Rapid City and on the Trans­ Canada Highway at Regina, Saskatchewan. Later he worked with Monarch Construction at Erickson and McAuley.

On November 25, 1961, he married Janet Johnson of Hilltop, at the Erickson Lutheran Church. They moved to Winnipeg and Norman continued to work for Monarch Construction from 1962 to 1965 on the Greater Winnipeg Floodway. In 1965, he started work at Co-op Implements as a production welder and held several positions until the present position of Manager of In­ ventory Control. Janet was employed at Woolco Department Store, a short time at Donwood Nursing Home, as a teller at Belgian Credit Union and is presently employed at Palliser Furniture as an accounts receivable clerk. They have two sons:

Trenton Jay was born on December 27, 1962, educated at New Rosewell Elementary, Valley Gardens Junior High and graduated from Kildonan East Regional Secondary School in 1981, after completing three years in Metal Technology. He is presently employed at Co-op Implements as an apprentice tool and die maker. Trenton was a Boy Scout, he travelled to Prince Edward Island for the Boy Scout Jamboree in 1977.

Kurt Norman was born on January 21, 1964, received his education at New Rosewell Elementary, Valley Garden High School and Kildonan East Regional Secondary studying Graphic Arts, graduating in June, 1983. He was a Boy Scout and an avid hockey fan and he is a member of the Valley Garden Community Club team. They won the Provincial Championship in Dauphin 1979-1980. Kurt is presently employed at Cadorath Plating Co. in Winnipeg.

Raymond Charles was born on December 12, 1945, at Lady Minto Hospital in Minnedosa. He received his education at Westmount and Erickson schools, graduating in 1964. He was active in school activities in track and figure skating. After receiving his teaching certificate in the spring of 1967, he spent the next 10 years

teaching grades 7 and 8 at McCreary Elementary School. During this time he became interested in photography and alpine skiing. After leaving teaching in the spring of 1977, he received his Level II in ski instruction and has spent the past six years in various positions in the ski industry, including running his own ski school, directing the Springhill Winter Park ski school and a year as Manager of Mt. Agassiz at McCreary. Summers are spent running his photo business. Raymond is still involved in sports; i.e. skiing, tennis, golf, cycling and sailing.

Kenneth Emil was born on December 19, 1947, at Lady Minto Hospital in Minnedosa, received his education at Westmount and Erickson, graduating in 1966. He was very active in school activities, also playing hockey. For six summers he was employed at Scrace's Meat Market, Clear Lake, and on September 27, 1967, he joined the staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia at Brandon, later being transferred to Winnipeg. On November 4, 1972, he married Sharon Johnson of Erickson at the Erickson Lutheran Church.

He was transferred to Swift Current bank in 1973, to Saskatoon in 1975, and to Regina in 1976. In 1977, he went back to Saskatoon as manager of the Westgate branch and won the presidential award for top branch in marketing and the Northern Saskatchewan trip for two to Montego Bay, Jamaica, for two weeks. He then trans­ ferred to Midtown Plaza and later to Regional Office. He was with the Bank of Nova Scotia for sixteen years. In 1983, he resigned from the Bank of Nova Scotia and is employed with the Hong Kong Bank of Canada as a Senior Accounts Manager. He was active playing and coaching hockey and baseball. He is now playing hockey with the Old Paws. Ken and Sharon have two girls, Candace Adele, born on January 24, 1974, and Lori Lynn, born on March 26, 1976. Both attend Prince Philip School.


by The Family

Charles Edward Londry was born on January 15, 1872, in Collingwood, Ont., and attended school there. At the age of 17, he went to Chicago and took his ap­ prenticeship in blacksmithing and horseshoeing, becoming a specialist in horseshoeing. He shod horses for the street railway and race horses, for which he received a pair of silver horseshoes with top honors. Later he became a motorman for the street railway.

In 1893, he married Edith Abbey in Chicago. She was born in Toronto, Ont. on January 29, 1879, and went with her parents to Chicago as an infant.

Ed's older brother, Archie Londry, who lived in the Rapid City area, wanted him to work for him for the summer. Ed. liked it so well that he stayed and went to work for Jim Murphy and Jack Livingstone in the blacksmith shop in Minnedosa. He then sent for his wife and daughter, Lillian. Their second daughter, Edna, was born in Minnedosa.

As Ed. had always wanted to farm he rented a farm from Mr. Ed. Hole. He was dried out the first year and hailed out the next two years, so decided to go back to