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Lachlan McInnes Family - 1983. Top Row, Left to Right: Shelley, Gwen Steiman, Cameron, Clare, Gary Steiman, Trent, Wayne Jackson, Leslie, BettyAnn, Alice. Centre: Sherri holding Baby Glen, Lanny, Bradley Steiman. Bottom Row: Tannis Steiman, Leslie JoAnn, Joan, Lachie, Sharon Steiman and Laurie Jackson. Missing: Susan Lynn.
St. Boniface - St. Vital in 1982. In 1983 he was a member of a nine-year olds hockey team which won the City Championship for that year.
Clare Vincent was born in Erickson on April 4, 1941.
He received his education at Westmount school and at the Erickson Consolidated High School. He attended the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, as well as the University of Manitoba. He worked as an assistant to a veterinarian for a short time. In April, 1962, he was employed by the Beaver Lumber Company. He served with the Morden branch before being transferred to Head Office in Winnipeg, where he became the Assistant Purchasing Agent and later the Purchasing Agent for Manitoba.
On July 28, 1962, he married Elizabeth Alice Pettitt at Christ Anglican Church in Russell, Manitoba. They began married life in Morden and were later transferred to Winnipeg. While in Winnipeg they were blessed with three children.
In 1967, Clare was transferred to Gladstone, where the family remained until 1974. During this period Clare managed the Beaver Lumber yard, worked for Dick Roe Lumber and Supply, and managed the Gladstone Auction Mart. Alice operated a private kindergarten and spent six years teaching at the kindergarten and grade one levels.
Upon his parents' retirement in 1974, Clare and Alice and family returned home to Erickson to take over the family farm that consisted of the west half of 6-17-18W, the original land settled by Clare's grandfather in 1905. They moved into, and are living in the house first built on
the farm in 1907. In addition to this, their farm consists of S.W. 7-17-18W that originally belonged to Clare's uncle Duncan Mcinnes. Clare and Alice have played an active part in the promotion of children's sports. Clare was President of the Erickson Minor Hockey Association for several years, as well as being the manager of his son's hockey team for six years. Alice served on the Figure Skating Committee, President of the Hockey Auxiliary and is currently the secretary-treasurer of the Operating Committee of the new Skating Arena.
Along with farming, Clare has become the Assistant Manager of the Manitoba Pool Elevator Livestock Yards in Brandon. Alice obtained her Bachelor of General Studies degree from Brandon University in 1982. She has spent six years teaching at the Erickson Collegiate and is presently teaching Kindergarten at the Erickson Elementary school.
Clare and Alice have four children;
Sherri Lee, born September 26, 1963, at the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg. She attended school at Gladstone, Manitoba, Erickson Elementary and graduated from Erickson Collegiate. Sherri was active in sports and was the Yearbook Editor, for which she received the Friesen Merit Award in 1981. She was one of the students responsible for the publication of the E.C.!' Cookbook in 1980. After graduation, she attended Brandon University. Sherri and son Glen Everett, born February 8, 1983, presently reside in Winnipeg where she is enrolled in Radiological Technology at Red River Community College.
Leslie Jo-ann, born August 27, 1964, at the Grace