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came to Erickson with his parents in 1944. He worked at various jobs, trucking in 1947, started farming in 1951 on N. W. 29-17 -ISW. He served as councillor for ten years, on the hospital board, Recreation Centre, Chamber of Commerce, Flying Club and Skating rink.
He married Beatrice Lundman on December S, 1945.
Clifford and Beatrice had three children:
Darlene born June 22, 1951. She was educated at the Erickson Elementary and Collegiate, now working at the Royal Bank since June 1969. She married Ronald Slobodian. They have three children, Tamara, Colin and Heidi. (refer to Ron Slobodian).
Patsy born September 16, 1962. She was educated at Erickson Elementary and Collegiate. She was active in 4- H work and is still active in curling. She worked at the Royal Bank in Winnipeg and is now in Edmonton, Alberta working for the Royal Bank.
Kent born January 22, 1966, educated at Erickson School and is now involved in the farming at home.
W ARW ARUK, PETER AND KATHERINE
by the Family
Peter, was born on March 5, 1901, at Shoal Lake, Manitoba, son of Thomas and Katherine Warwaruk. The family moved to Sandy Lake where Thomas farmed and practiced herbal medicine. After the death of their parents the four youngest children were taken to the Children's Aid in Winnipeg. Peter and Steve then nine and seven went to live with Neil McDonald's at Basswood. Later Peter worked for several farmers. He worked at Neil Cameron's and helped herd a large amount of cattle, which grazed in the Clear Lake area.
In summer, he worked for different farmers, Wilson Greenlaw, Peter La Boutellier and others. Winter was spent in the lumber camps of Hemmingson, Wickdahls and Hillstrands. In 1924, he decided to farm and rented S.E. 31-1S-18W from B.J. Anderson where he batched
Peter Warwaruk Family. Back Row, Left to Right: Lawrence, Paul, Julian, Roman. Seated: Katherine, Linda and Peter.
with brothers Steve and Wes.
Peter married Katherine Oleniuk, on November 14, 1927, in Ozerna Ukrainian Catholic Church by Father Paul Rephytylo. After leaving the Anderson farm they rented N.W. 19-17-18W, later purchasing S.W. 15-17- ISW and adding more land.
Peter was one of the men in the Westmount district who started organizing to have a Co-op Store, he was a director for some time. They were members of the St. Jude's Catholic Church. Peter died on June 24, 1975. Katherine stayed on the farm for a short time, later moving to Erickson where she resides. They had five children; Roman, Paul, Lawrence, Linda and Julian.
Roman, was born May 27, 1932. He grew up on a farm and attended Westmount and Erickson schools. In 1951, Roman left the farm to seek employment, a move which led him to various places. His experiences at Koastatak and Puckatawagan provided lasting memories of life in the North. During the years with Federated Co-op's, frequent moves were part of the job, but he acquired the knowledge of operating a business. In 1964, Roman moved to Alberta. He was employed by Waterous G.M. Diesil. He is now in his twentieth year with the company, having worked his way to the position of Parts-Sales Co ordinator. Behind every successful man is a woman! Roman was married in 1966. He and his wife, Marguerite, own a modest, but comfortable home, are dedicated to their jobs, and find time to enjoy many activities together, camping, cross-country skiing and nature hikes (with their dog, Domino) come second to their love for dancing. They met on the dance floor and most Friday and Saturday nights they can still be found dancing to good old-time music. A recent interest, modern square dancing, provides much pleasure, challenge and good fellowship. Roman and Marguerite enjoy a busy life and have been blessed with good for tune, good health and much happiness.
Paul lana Donald was born February 10, 1935, at Mrs.
Val Biczo's Nursing Home, Erickson. Paul attended Westmount and Erickson High School, graduating in 1951. He worked on the family farm, purchasing a farm at Newdale in 1961. In 1970, he purchased N.E. 29-17- 18W in the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam. Paul married Marion Nowodile on July 11, 1970, in the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Winnipeg. Marion had graduated as an X-ray Technician from the St. Boniface Hospital. They have ventured into various businesses, one was P. & M. Lumber Retail Business. Paul and Marion are members of the St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, Erickson. Their five children are; Mario Michael was born June 14, 1973, Jane Thomas born July 15, 1974, Pauline Catherine Marie born May 6, 1976, Julietta Steffie born December 16, 1978, and Joseph Peter born June 9, 19S1.
Lawrence Peter was born on December 11, 1938, at Erickson, Manitoba. He attended school at Westmount and continued his education at Erickson High school, except for two years, in grades 9 and 10 at St. Paul's College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He returned to Erickson and continued his education until he decided to farm with his father and brothers. In subsequent years, he acquired S.W. 22-17-1SW formerly owned by Ernest Lofgren,