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To put it more succinctly, our life in Erickson was the fulfillment of a dream and one of the happiest chapters of our lives. We hope we will be remembered as good citizens and at least in part as fondly as we regard the people with whom we had contact in the district.
We left Erickson in April, 1982, but intend to keep in touch. We shall make a trip back this year to attend the RCMP reunion being held in Dauphin in July. Bob was a member of the Force there and I was employed by the RCMP before we married in 1950. We hope to hear from Ericksonites who may be in Edmonton from time to time.
SIRETT, DRS. MORLEY AND NANCY
Drs. Morely and Nancy arrived in Erickson in 1952 to practise Medicine on a private basis. There had been a municipal Doctor until that time. They had many happy and fulfilling years and made countless friends. Their son Bill was 20 months and daughter Katherine, four months when they came and over the years, Janice, Susan, Duncan, Robin and Jennifer were added to their family. They enjoyed their professional and family life but as their practice became almost too large for the two of them to handle and less time for the children, Morley accepted a position with the Manitoba Health Services Commission, Winnipeg where he stayed for seventeen years in various categories. After retiring from the M.H.S.C., Morley was the Medical Officer of Health for the Winnipeg Region for three years. Nancy worked for the City of Winnipeg Health Department, first part time in the schools and Baby Clinics and the last twelve years as a full-time Doctor at the Community Health Centre of
Drs. Morley and Nancy Sirett,
Ask not IS IT WRONG? but IS IT BEST?
Their seven children are:
Bill, graduated from University of Manitoba in Honors Commerce, then took Law at the University of British Columbia. He is a partner in the Firm Ladrer Downs in Vancouver, B.C. and is married to a lawyer who is a Crown Prosecutor.
Kathy, a Physiotherapist, married Tom Lough who is a Mining Financial Consultant. They are presently living at Grande Cache, Alberta, and have a son Christopher.
Janice was a Community Services Councillor for the Government but is back at University taking Education.
Susan is a Medical Records Researcher at the Health Science Centre. She is married to Tim Hannan who is doing Post graduate work in Engineering in Water Resources.
Duncan is back at University after taking Business Administration and working for the Toronto Dominion Bank. He is married to Joanne Sabanski and they have a son Andrew.
Robin graduated from Hons. Commerce at University of Manitoba and graduated from Law at University of British Columbia in May, 1983. He is Articling in Vancouver at present.
Jennifer took Science at University of Manitoba and is now studying Journalism and Photography in Calgary. She hopes to Free-Lance.
They still live at 214 Robindale Road in Charleswood and are always very happy to see anyone from Erickson and District, in fact, with all the children away now, they have some empty beds!!
They hope to get back for the celebrations in 1984 and renew their friendships.
SITKO, JACK AND LEONA
Jack, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Sitko of Strathclair, was born in Elphinstone, Manitoba, where his father farmed. Later his parents moved to Oakburn, Man., and in 1927 to Strathclair. When Jack was sixteen years of age he started working for John E. Barradell in his hardware store. In 1941, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served for four years.
in May 1942, Jack married Leona Krawchuk of Elphinstone. After his discharge from the services they made their home at Strathclair where Jack continued to work at the Barradell Hardware. In 1958, he was em ployed by Marshall Wells of Canada Ltd. and in 1961, he and Harry Dmyterko of Strathclair bought Albin Gustafson's building at Erickson, where they started a Marshall Wells Hardware and Furniture Store. Even tually he bought his partner out and continued in the store until 1979 when Allan and Valerie Soltys purchased the business from him. Jack and Leona retired at Ditch Lake.
They have one son, Melville. He was born at Dauphin, Man., received his elementary education at Strathclair and Arborfield, Saskatchewan. He attended St. Joseph College at Yorkton, Sask. and Kingston, Ontario. Melville is a Navigator with the Air Force. In 1965 he