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MAYOR, JOHN AND KAY
by Kay Mayor
John Mayor was born in Gladstone, Manitoba, in 1917 and came with his parents to Clear Creek school district in 1925. This was also known as the Crawford Park Post Office.
Kay Mayor (nee Glowa) was born in Agardsley, Manitoba, 1919.
John worked at different farms for a few years. During the war he tried to join the forces but was rejected so went to God's .Lake Gold Mines, Manitoba. There, John and Kay got married in 1942. The mine closed up in a year so they went to Pickle Crow Gold Mines, Ontario for five years.
In 1948, they returned to Crawford Park and pur chased the Bob McLaughlin farm, N .E. 1/4 1-20-20. Later they purchased more land and here John and Kay raised five children. They all attended Clear Creek School, then some attended Sandy Lake Collegiate and Erickson Collegiate. Later on into Universities and Technology schools in Winnipeg.
The John Mayor Family. Left to Right: Joyce, George, Kay, Judy, John Jr., John Sr. and Gerald.
Joyce married Elwood Morris of Erickson. They now reside in Mississauga, Ontario. They have three children, Jordan, Laura and Kristine.
George resides at Fernie B.C. Judy married Les Waddell of Ottawa. They reside in Ottawa, Ontario, and have two children, Bruce and Lyndsey. John Jr. married Sharon Lazaruk of Oakburn, Manitoba. They reside at Esterhazy, Saskatchewan and have two children, Mandy and Erin.
Gerald married Denise Tutkaluk of Oakburn, Manitoba, and reside in Grenfell, Saskatchewan.
John and Kay farmed until 1974, then retired into Erickson, Manitoba. They have seven grandchildren.
MAYOR, ALBIN AND BERYL
by Beryl Mayor
Thomas Albin Mayor and Beryl Aldeen Burkett were married in the Chapel at Wasagaming on July 26,1958.
Albin was born and raised in the Crawford Park district and received his education at the Clear Creek School. He ran the family farm for several years as well as some land of his own. He sold out to his brother John and came to Erickson in 1955 to work for Pool Elevators. He was living with his parents, Harry and Ida Mayor at the time of his marriage. Albin then went to work for the Department of Highways for nine years. He received his journeyman's papers in carpentry after working in Saskatoon, Rokanville and Brandon. He has since been employed by Clarence Carter Construction. Albin was a charter member of the Erickson Lion's Club and was a volunteer fireman for twenty-five years. He is presently a volunteer ambulance driver for the Erickson Ambulance Service and an honorary member of the Erickson Legion.
Beryl was born and raised in the Village of Erickson.
She received her Elementary education in the Erickson School and moved to Pine Falls in 1951, with her parents, Wilfred and Ina Burkett where she completed her high school. Beryl graduated from the St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1957, and came to Erickson to work in the Erickson Medical Nursing Unit. The following year she married Albin Mayor. She was in Public Health for eighteen months in 1961-62 and worked part time at the Sandy Lake Nursing Home for three years. She has been working full time at the Erickson District Hospital since 1966. Beryl has been a member of the Women's Institute, the Figure Skating Club and is a member of the Erickson Legion Auxiliary No. 143.
Beryl and Albin have three sons, Darwin Bruce, November 25, 1959, Delmar Winchell, December 13, 1960, and Cameron Albin, January 4, 1964. All were born in the Erickson Hospital.
Albin Mayor Family. Left to Right: Cameron, Beryl, Darvin, Albin and Delmar.
Darwin belonged to the Cubs, sang with the Young People's singing group, "The Joyful Sounds" and en joyed Drama at school. He moved to Calgary, Alberta, in 1978. Darwin married Melodie Rose Downey in Calgary,