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ship role as lecturer, Grand Knight of Parkland Council, and on the provincial level as District Deputy, working with councils from Ste. Rose du lac to Neepawa and as far west as Rossburn.

Dennis, in 1981, completed a four year Honours Program in Computer Science at the University of Manitoba, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree. Presently he's a computer programmer with the Manitoba Telephone System in Winnipeg. Rick is employed in Portage la Prairie and for the past three seasons had been a goaltender with the Portage "A" Terriers. At age seventeen he was the first player signed to the team roster and for two years has been selected All-Star Goalie in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Dennis and Rick are also actively in­ volved in music, playing with a band called the Side­ winders. Formerly they played with a group from Brandon music festival sponsored by the United Con­ servatory of Music. Dennis also played with a band called Thyme which won first at the CKDM regional talent finals in Dauphin. Darren is still attending school at the Erickson Collegiate.

Wally Yanchycki Family - 1982. Left to Right: Darren, Rick, Dennis, Frances and Wally.


by daughter Olga

John was born on June 28, 1903, in the Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1927, settling and working in Winnipeg.

In 1930, John married Sophie Dragon in Winnipeg.

Sophie was born on February 9, 1904, in the Ukraine and had immigrated to Canada in 1927. They came to the Nedrob area, where John helped his uncle, Mike Zacharkiw, on his farm. He then acquired the N.E. 35- 18-18W and remained there until 1945 when they acquired and moved to the S.W. 9-18-18W, retiring to Erickson in 1963.

John passed away on November II, 1965. Later, Sophie moved to the Sandy Lake Nursing Home. She

passed away on September 22, 1980. They are buried at the Municipal Cemetery, Erickson.

John and Sophie had two children.

Olga, born on March 27, 1933, in the RM of Clan­ william and attended school at Nedrob and Erickson High School. She married Nick Solotwinski and they reside at Roblin, Man. Olga and Nick have two children. Sofia married Quentin Seibold and they reside in Calgary, Alta., with their five children; Brandy, Barbara, Brenda, Brent and Bradley. William is single, residing and working in Roblin, Man.

Mike was born October 4, 1939, in the RM of Clan­ william. He lived in the area until moving to Dauphin. Mike works in the Arc Industries shop.


by Martha

Alex, a young man from Ethelbert, Manitoba, met Martha Zatylny while they were employed in Winnipeg. In 1949, Alex and Martha were married at the St. An­ thony Church at Jackfish in the Rural Municipality of Harrison. Martha, the daughter of Ludwig and Agnes Zatylny of S.W. 4-18-19W in the Harrison Municipality, grew up in the area and attended Round Lake School. In 1944, she started to work in Winnipeg as a waitress, cook, later a maid in a private home.

In 1949, Alex and Martha moved to Erickson, pur­ chased the Pat Carr Cafe business and the property from Mr. Tom Lewis. In 1949, they built a new cafe "Alex's Cafe" which they operated for many years. (refer to Alex Cafe).

On December 15, 1961, they and the family moved into their new home on Queen Elizabeth Street. The same year, The Chamber of Commerce Home Christmas lighting award was presented to the Zachedniak's.

After thirty-three years in the Cafe business, Martha and Alex sold their business and retired in February, 1982. They are members of the St. Judes Roman Catholic Church and presently enjoy working in the yard pam­ pering their flowers, shrubs and garden but also find time to travel, visit their sons, family and friends.

Alex and Martha had four sons, Barry, Wayne, Jerry and Morley who were always active in the Cafe business.

Barry Allan, born April 20, 1950, at the Concordia Hospital, Winnipeg. He attended school in Erickson and later completed his education at the University of Saskatoon, where he graduated as Conservation Officer. On October 9, 1971, he married Beverly Kowalchuk at St. Judes Roman Catholic Church. They resided in Win­ nipeg for a time. Barry worked for Pepsi-Cola Company and Beverly was taking her L.P.N. training at the General Hospital. They returned to Erickson, where he was employed at the Co-op Store. It was at this time that Barry furthered his education. Upon graduation, he was employed with the Manitoba Government and stationed in Dauphin. He was later transferred to the Boggy Creek area, and presently resides at Snowflake, Manitoba. Barry and Beverly have two children; Tracy born February 27,1972, and Corey, born December 5,1973.