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remainder at Westmount. He was employed in the winter months cutting and hauling logs to the Hillstrand sawmill and helped on the farms during summer. Later Raymond worked for Axel Christiansen, cutting and hauling ice, spent one winter at the Erickson Creamery working for Dawson McKay and Peter Bruce. His first job away from home was at the mine at Pickle Crow, Ontario. Raymond then secured employment with Dave Halverson on construction at Saskatoon and Rivers Airport and road construction at Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan, Penticton, B.C., Hope Princton Highway, Cranbrook and Osoyoos, B.C. On May 5,1951, he married Berna Hatton and they were blessed with seven children. Gary married Bonnie and they have three children. Debra, passed away at 27 years. Gregory married Wendy Trigg and they have one child. Calvin passed away at sixteen months. Glen, Gordon and Grant. In February 1976, Raymond retired from Whonock Lumber and formed Shellborn Con sulting Service Limited. He has been involved with coaching hockey, and Boy Scouts. They reside at Whonock, B.C.
Emil, born on October 2S, 1927. (refer to Shellborn, Emil and Elvera).
Robert Anton "Bob", born May 24, 1929 on N.E. 15- 17 -ISW, attended school at Westmount and graduated from Erickson high school. He stayed at the home of Mrs. C. Neilson helping do the chores, after her husband's death. Bob played in the family orchestra which he thoroughly enjoyed. On September I, 1951, Bob married Jean Soltys, daughter of Thomas and Anne Soltys. Elis Holmberg and Andrew Jacobson were in strumental in the starting of his carpentry career. He was employed with one building construction contractor for twenty-one years taking the family to Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Port Alberni, and Saskatoon in 1964. Bob has been self-employed since 1974 and they now reside at Burnaby, B.C. Bob and Jean have four children. Brian, born June 1952, married Dianne Canning and they have three sons, Kurt, Brent and Mark. The family reside at Calgary, Alberta. Kenneth, born 1953, married Pam Grayston and they have a daughter Jennifer, all residing at Aldergrove, B.C. Ronald, born 1955 and resides at Burnaby, B.C. Donna, born 1959, married Craig McIntosh and they reside at Port Moody, B.C.
Floyd Earl, born November 7, 1930 on N.E. 15-17- ISW. He attended school at Westmount, completing grade eight and then helped on the family farm. Floyd worked on the farm for Pete Warwaruk, Steve Marcino and then for two winters at John Lee's dairy farm. Floyd left for British Columbia where he was a heavy equip ment operator at Hasmer and Princeton. In May 1954 he went to Vancouver Island, again building roads. He also began his work as a carpenter. He remained on the Island for the next eleven years. On August 25, 1960, Floyd married Elise Francoeur and moved to the Mainland in 1965 to work at Whonock Lumber Mill. They now reside at Maple Ridge, B.C. Elise and Floyd have two children; Tamara Martha, born in 1962, Timothy Roy, born in 1964. They both reside in Calgary, Alberta.
Doris, born in May, 1932 on N.E. 15-17-ISW, at tended Westmount school and completed grade nine at Erickson high school. At 13 years, she was confirmed at
the Bethlehem Lutheran Church by Pastor Youngdale where she also taught Sunday School and took part in church activities. It was an exciting day when she bought her first violin from Carl "Charlie" Johnson, which had belonged to their late son Clarence. Doris was a member of "The Melody Aces" orchestra which played near and far at dances. She was employed at Martina Skovmose's home for some time then at Wally's Cafe, Howard Shaw's Drug Store and from there to the Co-op Store working in the Dry Goods. In 1954, she married William "Bill" Karton. (refer to Karton, Sidney and Mary Jane).
Viola, born November, 1936 on N.W. 16-17-ISW where she resided until 1947 when she moved with her parents to Erickson. She attended school at West mount and graduated from the Erickson high school. Viola was baptised and confirmed in the Bethlehem Lutheran church, Erickson, and was a 4-H sewing club member. She worked at Arthur Neilson's Locker Plant on weekends and after school during the week. In 1954-55, she taught school, and later was employed at Ninette as a Nurses' Aid, then to the Municipal Office, Erickson for Harry Paulsen. She was a member of the Local Melody Aces Orchestra. In 1956, Viola married Dorland Burkett. (refer to Burkett, Dorland and Viola).
Roy Shellborn Family - 1971. Back Row, Left to Right: Doris Karton, Floyd, Bob, Emil, Raymond, Glen, Olav. Front Row: Viola Burkett, Roy, Martha and Mae Skogstad.
SHELLHORN, OLAV AND LULA
by Olav and Lula
Olav Arvid Magnus, eldest son of Roy and Martha Shellborn was born April 4, 1922 on N.E. 15-17-ISW. He attended Hilltop school for five years and Westmount for two years. He was a member of the Seed Growers Club. Olav worked for Tony Holmlund, spent two winters fishing on Lake Manitoba working for John Kartanson. He served in the Army during the Second World War, and upon return he farmed with brother Emil for two