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house in their home for relatives and friends.

On July 24, 1979, Clifford passed away while holidaying with his family at Burns Lake, B.C.

Shirley, Larry and Randy are presently living in Minnedosa. Shirley was a volunteer at the Personal Care Home, is active in two bowling leagues and also a member of the Minnedosa Royal Purple Lodge. She also presently runs the Otter Lake Resort.

LUZNEY (LUJNIE), DAN (DIMITRIE) AND MARY

by Linda Dobroski

Dimitrie Luzney was born in Mitcau, Cernauti, Bukovina Romania, Austria, on October 1, 1902. After serving for some time with the Romanian Army, Dan left Romania on July 23, 1926, boarding the Cunard liner "Ascania" at Hamburg, and landed at Three Rivers, Que., on August 12. Old pictures depict Dan as a young immigrant at Kirkland Lake, Ont. However, he com­ menced work as a Section laborer on the CNR at Oakville on April 18, 1927, and continued on at various places; Pine Falls, Ralston and Griswold, and started work in Erickson in 1944.

Dan was associated with the CNR for a period ex­ tending over more than 40 years, retiring in 1967 to his home in Erickson. He enjoyed his retirement, tending his vegetable and flower garden with care. He also enjoyed going to the local pub for a pint or two and some com­ petition in a good game of shuffleboard. His family was his great love. With failing health he moved to Sandy Lake Personal Care Home in 1979. There he enjoyed numerous games of shuffleboard and pool. After a short illness, Dan passed away January 7, 1982.

Dan married Mary Warwaruk, daughter of Mikita and Anne Warwaruk of Rackham, in Winnipeg in 1941. The couple settled in Erickson in 1942. Mary passed away on October 17, 1974, at the age of 62.

Dan Luzney

Mary Luzney

Dan and Mary had four children-

Warner - wife Christel and five children, Norman, John, Gary, Edward and Tracey, all of Victoria, B.C.

George - wife Joan, of Oakland, California.

Warner, Linda, Anna and George Luzney,

Anna Marie - husband Gary Brown and two children, Sharon-Lynn and Bonnie-Ann, all of Winnipeg, Man.

Linda Doreen - husband Eugene Dobroski and two children, Monica Lynn and Tara Lee, all of Erickson, Man.

Linda Doreen was born April 6, 1947, in Minnedosa, and attended school in Erickson. After finishing school Linda worked as a Nurses' Aide at the Erickson Hospital, along with being a constant help and companion to her father, until her marriage to Eugene James, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dobroski of Rapid City, on September 5, 1970. A lovely fall wedding took place at Wasagaming, after which the couple took up residence on the family farm at Rapid City for four years. At this time they sold the farm and bought and operated the Arlington Hotel in Maryfield, Sask., for a few years, then selling their business and returning to Erickson, where they built a new home in 1976. They moved to Thompson in 1980, where Eugene was a Snap-on Tool dealer, returning to Erickson in 1981. At present Linda works at Oshust's Solo Store and Eugene on the pipeline at Waskada, Man.

Linda was a very sports minded-person and took an active part in figure skating, and as a very little girl performed with her brother George and sister Anna as a trio. Then with advanced skating and training became a very accomplished skater, both solo and with Raymond Lofgren. People will long remember Linda's per­ formances on the ice, as attested to by the local residents when she was crowned Carnival Queen in 1967-68.

Gene and Linda have two daughters - Monica Lynn, born at Brandon General Hospital on February 19, 1971; and Tara Lee, born at Brandon General Hospital on January 11, 1973. At the present time the two girls are students at the Erickson Elementary School and are very active in community affairs. They are avid figure skaters and have been active members of the Erickson Ukrainian Dance Club, 4-H members, take organ lessons from Mrs. Viola Burkett, and do what all little girls do at that age.

Linda's thoughts go back with great respect to her forefathers for their tremendous courage and ambition, leaving their homeland and overcoming the.mountainous barrier of language and culture to make this land such a wonderful place to live and raise their families.

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