Family Histories
of the Swan River Valley
Manitoba, Canada
Pioneer Centennial
History Book
100 Years in the
Swan River Valley
1898 - 1998

Abraham and Eva Bresky

Abraham and Eva ( Renner) Bresky moved to the Swan River Valley in 1942.

Mr. Bresky owned and operated a saw mill during the years, first and Ravensworth, then at Mountain Crest.

They brought six children to the Swan River Valley with them, Kay, Jack, Martin, Norman, Darlene and Abraham Junior. Four more children were born in Swan River, Herbert, Robert, Donald and Kenneth. The older children attended the Ravensworth School, with the younger attending Mountain Crest School. Kay married William Reiner ( both deceased). They had four children Norma (Geo. Frank) Debra, Bill (Margaret Dodd), David (Shelly).

Jack (deceased) married Rita. They had three children Peter(deceased) Debbie and Clayton.

Martin (deceased) married Linda Cox. They have two boys John (Kim Rooks) and Donald.

Norman married Peggy Bonazew. They had five children Denise (Gordon Christian), Norman -deceased - (Donna Bateman), Gary (Lisa Watts), Jackie (Leonard Holian), Bobbi-Jean.

Darlene married Donald Sinclair. They had five children Carolyn (Vern Scouten), Susan (Darrell Fennell), Donald (Kathy) Cindy (Darrell Woodson), Danny.
Abe married Carol Broom. They had six children Joey (Jennifer), Peter (Dana Thompson), Ron (Carmel Mitchell), Mary-Anne (Vern Bradly), Brenda, Bonnie and Shelly (Howard Graham).

Herb married Sharon Cober. They have three children Karen (Colin Lucan), Wayne (Sharon Spencer), Rick.

Bob (deceased) married Delores Cober. They have two children Cathy (Doug) and Kevin.

Donald married Betty Machan. They have six children Sandy (Darren Cober), Tammy (Stuart Cober), Patty, Candy, Jamie and Dusty.

Ken married Myna Hogg. They have one daughter, Laura.

I remember my mother-in-law as always baking, cooking. I never remember going to her place, without having coffee and leaving with a goody-bag. Mom died in 1995. She is missed by her family.

Submitted by: Peggy Bresky


Manitoba's Swan River Valley is an area rich in history. These family histories were a part of the 1998 Pioneer Centennial History Book project. If you would like the history of your area available online, have your historic group contact the Key Rock Group for information on electronic publication. We offer publication free of charge and also provide the option for making your history book available on CD.