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Pastor of Bethel Lutheran (Danvers) and Immanuel Lutheran (Clanwilliam). They lived on section 16 till 1950 when they moved to Strathclair and later to Vancouver, B.C., in 1968. They had three children; Evelyn who is married to R. Rempel and lives in Campbell River, B.C. Beatrice lives at home where she is a nurse at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver. Gunnar and Grace were married March 2, 1974, and live in Port Coquitlam, B.C. Sigrid died August 15, 1975. Andrew still has his home in Vancouver and his daughter Beatrice lives with him. He is still in good health at 88 years and spends alot of time with his daughter Evelyn and family in Campbell River, "The Salmon Capital of Canada" where he loves to go fishing.
Fred was born in Norway and after coming to Canada he remained on the home farm until 1966, when he sold the farm and moved to Erickson and built a new home. Before he settled in Erickson, he visited his birthplace. Fred was active in the community, President of Co-op store and Curling Club. He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church where he was organist for 25 years. He passed away June 14, 1973, and laid to rest in the Bethel cemetery.
Gunda was born December 8, 1902, the first daughter.
When their little sister Gladys was born and Mother was frail, Gunda took charge of the family duties. Gunda passed away in Winnipeg of typhoid fever on April 29, 1931 at the age of 29 years.
Inez married Bennie Johnson in September, 1936. (refer to Johnson, Bennie and Inez).
In March, 1911, my sister Alvhildwas born. I think my Dad was hoping for a boy, but we were all thrilled to have a new baby to cuddle. She turned out to be a real Tomboy much to my Dad's delight. She was his shadow and spent many hours helping him in his workshop. She married Harvey Johnson of Erickson 1934. They moved to Edmonton in 1945 with their three boys. Harland is married and lives in New Orleans, LA., U.S.A. Winston was married but died of cancer in 1964, at the age of 24 years. Daryl is married and living in Edmonton. Alvhild died on October 16, 1971, and her husband Harvey is still living there.
Gladys was born October 4, 1914. On June 4, 1940, she married Johnnie Johnson. (refer to Theodore Johnson).
In 1922, my Dad and Mother adopted a boy whose Mother had died. Everett was born August 5, 1920, and he was 2 years old when he came to live with us. We have many pleasant memories of him. He trained as a pilot during the Second World War and graduated as Flying Officer from Uplands Air Force Base near Ottawa. He went overseas in 1943, where he flew Lancaster Bombers. He was on his sixth mission over Germany when he was reported missing on April 27, 1944, over the North Sea.
ROSHKA, WILLIAM AND OLGA
William Roshka was born in the Ukraine, in a village in the Mitkiw and Chernewchie area, which at that time was under Romania. William has one brother and two sisters. William came to Canada in 1929 to the province of
Ontario. His brother also moved to Canada and now lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario. His parents and sisters remained in the Ukraine. He got a job as a section man on the Hornpayne Division in Ontario.
In 1931, William and his friend went to Sask. to visit his friends' uncle who was a farmer near Canora, Sask. The uncle's name was Steve Andrusiak and his wife was Domna Andrusiak. They had a family of thirteen children. This was where William met and got acquainted with their youngest daughter, Olga Andrusiak. On October 23, 1932, William and Olga were married, and they went back to Ontario, where he went back to work as a section man for the C.N.R.
On November 20, 1933, a son was born to William and Olga. They named their son Johnnie. On July 2, 1938, they had a daughter, and they named her Rose Marie. At this time William became a foreman for the C.N.R. railway.
In 1943, William left his job and he and his family moved to Wishart, Sask. Here they bought a pool hall and barber shop. In 1948, they sold the business and the family moved to Erickson, Manitoba. They bought another pool hall and barber shop from Val Biczo. They started up the business on September 26, 1948.
In 1950, they extended the building and in 1951 they added two bowling alleys and two pool tables.
On May 23, 1952, William and Olga had another addition to the family, another daughter, Dorothy Jean.
The Bill Roshka Family. Left to Right: Rose Marie, Olga, Bill, John and Dorothy.
William became a member of the Chamber of Com merce, also a curling member. He also helped to build the Memorial Skating Rink. Olga became a member of the hospital aid and the Women's Institute.
In 1954, their daughter Rose Marie was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and was chosen as carnival queen.
In 1957, the Lions Club was organized and William became a member that same year.