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Municipality of Harrison. They have a mixed farming operation, including the Vaughan family farm W. 1/216- 18-19W. Wilfred and Verna have six children; Donald Wilfred married Donna Prokopchuk of the Sandy Lake area. They reside in Erickson where Donna is employed at the Co-op Store and Donald at Riding Mountain National Park. They enjoy mixed curling. Darlene married Stafford Shewchuk, Della, Darrin, Darrell and Daidre reside at home.

John married Elizabeth Ross of the Basswood area.

They have four children; Deborah Kinlin, Daphne Kosc, Thomas and Dawn.


Bert and Odella came to the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam and settled on N. W. 16-17 -18W in the Westmount area, where they farmed for several years. Odella was born on March 18, 1886 and she passed away on October 31, 1922. Bert and his family moved to Alberta, where he has since passed away.

They had four children;

Eula, married Howard Hamilton and they farmed at Birnie, Manitoba and moving to Erickson where they farmed, later moving to Alberta. They had one son Kenneth. Eula and Howard were divorced and Eula married Kasper Hoffman and they had one daughter Pat. They reside in Penticton, B.C.

Carl resides in Alberta. Floyd has passed away.

Mildred Hazel, born on October 31, 1922 and passed away on January 23,1923.


by Joyce

Sidney, was born and educated in Cleobury, Mortimer, Shropshire, England. After the Second World War, he immigrated to Canada settling at Pine Falls, Ontario, and later received his Auto Mechanics Licence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sid, married Joyce, eldest daughter of Wilfred and Ina Burkett of Pine Falls, and formerly of Erickson, Manitoba. In 1955, they came to Erickson, where Sid worked for the late Chris Skovmose, then for Barney and Dennis' Service and later for the Erickson Consumers Co-op Service Station .. The family then moved to Winnipeg in 1966. During Sid's ten year stay at Erickson, he was an active Lion's Club member, a Volunteer Fireman, served on the Skating Rink Committee and also the Rolling River School Board. He is now employed by the Case Power and Equipment Company in Winnipeg. While at Erickson, Joyce's life centered around raising a family. She was a 4-H Leader, a member of the Erickson Women's Institute and did some casual nursing at the Erickson Medical Nursing Unit. She is presently nursing at the St. Amant Centre, Winnipeg. Sid and Joyce's children are:

Edith, born at Pine Falls, Ontario, educated at


Erickson and St. Norbert School. She has fond memories of her life at Erickson, such as relatives, friends, Ice Carnivals, Swimming lessons, Country Fairs, Church programs and 4┬ĚH activities. Edith graduated as a Registered Nurse from the St. Boniface School of Nursing and was employed in British Columbia for several years. She is presently enrolled at the University of Manitoba receiving a Bachelor of Nursing Course and works casually in the Victoria Hospital, in Winnipeg.

Marlene, born at Erickson, Medical Nursing Unit educated at Erickson and St. Norbert School. She has fond memories of friends, relatives and community activities while in Erickson. Marlene graduated from the University of Manitoba, obtaining a Bachelor of Oc­ cupational Therapy Degree and worked in the Prince George Hospital in B.C. for two years. Since returning to Winnipeg, she has worked in a special program for the handicapped at Lord Roberts School.

Douglas, born at Erickson Medical Nursing Unit. He was educated at St. Norbert School, St. Paul's High School, Winnipeg, and Red River College receiving a diploma for Computer Programmer and Analyst. He is presently employed by the Manitoba Research Council. Douglas is active in casual sports and enjoys his activities with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.


by the Family

Jim was born in Banffshire, Scotland, in 1899. He served with the 2nd-10th Royal Scots Regiment in Russia during World War I.

Jean was born in 1897 in Ayrshire, Scotland. She served with the Forestery Service during World War I. In 1919, she came to Canada to help her sister Maggie and Jim Martin at Little Britain. She intended to stay in Canada one year but married Jim who had come out to Canada in 1920. They were married in July, 1921. They had three daughters and one son David who served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers and was a prisoner of war in Hong Kong. They have ten grandchildren, twelve great­ grandchildren.

They moved to Lockport after living in Little Britain for a few years. They decided to go farming and settled in Gunton, in 1935. In 1937, Jim had to retire from farming due to ill health. They moved to Stony Mountain. In 1942, they once again moved to Winnipeg where Jim was employed at the Manitoba Bridge and Iron Works until 1959 when again he retired due to ill health.

They moved to Erickson that year where they lived for over twenty years. Jim was active in the Chamber of Commerce, the Lion's Club and Legion. He spent many years as news correspondent for the "Erickson News" and also the Free Press.

He spent many happy hours attending his flower beds and shrubs around their home in Erickson. Their place was known as "The Little Park". He won many awards for his flowers, etc.

In 1971, Jim and Jean celebrated their 50th anniversary among their many friends of Erickson and with family members who visited from different points in Canada.