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Bay and taught school at Dog River for two years. He then gave up his teaching career and was employed by the Great Lakes Paper Co. as a scaling supervisor for twenty­ seven years. He remarried in 1959 to Mrs. Madge Taylor. Since retiring, they reside in Thunder Bay and winter in Florida.


by Letty Newton

Henry, was born at Melfort, Saskatchewan, and as a young man, he received Royal Canadian Mounted Police training at Regina, Saskatchewan. While Henry was based at Clear Lake, he met Letty Ellen Nystrom.

On July 21, 1943, they were married at Dauphin, Manitoba. Letty, daughter of Victor and Ellen Nystrom was born May 15, 1924 at Erickson with Dr. Rutledge attending. She received her schooling at Erickson, then was employed at Minnedosa, one being the Alf Duxbury home, and later at Doner'S, Clear Lake.

Henry and Letty, spent a number of years at Glenboro, Manitoba, where he was in the Hardware and Electrical business. The family moved to Brandon where Henry owned and operated Newton Electric for thirty one years. Since then he has been involved in Real Estate, owns and operates farms in the Local Government District of Park.

Henry and Letty spend the summer months at their cottage at Ditch Lake and then return to their home in Brandon.

Their two children are:

Judith Deanne, a Registered Nurse, married Dr. Mike Mirzai. They reside in Maui, Hawaii where Mike is the Chief of Surgeons at the local hospital. Mike and Judith have three children; Michael, Todd and Deanna.

Elmira Ellen, a Registered Nurse, married Dr. William Buchanan "Dentist". They had a daughter, Deserie. Elmira, a widow, later married Murray Bateman of Brandon. They have a daughter Loni Dee, a sister for Desirie. The family reside at Calgary, Alberta.


by Lynn

Glen is the only son of Samuel and Frances (McKenzie) Nichol of the Portage la Prairie area. Glen's parents moved around quite a bit including five years in California so his schooling was obtained in several places. In August, 1970, Glen and Lynn Acherman were married. Lynn's parents, Alvin and Agnes Acherman moved to Riding Mountain, Manitoba, when she was a young child and that is where she grew up.

Glen was a grain buyer for the first 2 1/2 years of their marriage and they lived in several Manitoba points; Dauphin, Roblin, Solsgerth and Birtle. When Glen went to work for the Provincial-Government his office was in Erickson - where the Perky Pioneers now meet. Some of the local women's groups held meetings in this same building and they used to share their tea and baking with him. Lynn still has the recipes he kept bringing home. In


the fall of 1973, they moved their trailer to Otter Lake and lived there until August of 1974, when they moved to their home in Riding Mountain, Man.

Glen and Lynn have one daughter, Colleen who was born in 1974, and now attends school at Eden, Manitoba. Glen now works for Whitemud Watershed in Neepawa and they still spend their summers at Otter Lake. For the past nine summers Lynn has been employed by the Erickson Royal Bank.

There certainly have been many changes over the past ten years at Otter Lake. When they moved into that area there were about thirty-five summer homes. They were one of the first to spend a winter there. Now there are about one hundred and twenty homes all with hydro and telephone services available, along with running water.

Glen's mother also spent four summers with them at Otter Lake. She looked forward to the change. She enjoyed looking after Colleen and sprucing up the yard. The Nichol's enjoy coming back each year and consider Otter Lake their "home away from home" .


by Lily Paulsen

Albert North was born in Norville, Ontario on October 5, 1884 and came west to Franklin, Manitoba with his parents in 1897. On April 4, 1905 he married Jessie Broome who was born in Forresters Falls, Ontario on August 24, 1886. She came to Franklin, Manitoba in 1904 and made her home with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruce. Until her marriage, she worked out at various farmhomes. They were members of the Methodist Church in Franklin.

Albert and Jessie North.

In 1911, they moved to Erickson as Albert was ap­ pointed Section foreman. They lived in the combined station and section house which was then between the main track and the side track west of the northern