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The following information is from page 74 to 79 of Crandall History Book, 2000.


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Henderson

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Henderson, George Robert and Lena Maud and Family
George, Lena & Elsie Henderson Lena Maud was born in Prince Edward Island on May 4, 1880. On March 11, 1909 she married George Robert Henderson. George was born on March 11,1872 in Hibbert Township, Ontario. They farmed on 34-13-24 until George's death on October 28, 1938. Lena moved to Hamiota and lived there until her death on May 31, 1971. They are both buried in the Hamiota Cemetery.
They had 2 children, David Ralph Henderson and Elsie Lorraine Henderson.

DAVID RALPH HENDERSON
Ralph & Grace Henderson Ralph was born on November. 11, 1910 at home on 35-13-24. He loved farming, his family and reading. Ralph married Grace Elizabeth Collie from the Scotia district on March 25, 1944. Grace was born May 23, 1920 on 36-12-24, Kenton, Manitoba.
They farmed and had 3 children, Margaret Ann, Robert David and Sharon Colleen. They moved from the farm to Hamiota in 1975 due to Ralph's failing health. Ralph died on September 26, 1981 in the Hamiota District Hospital. Grace went to work in the Hamiota District Hospital in 1967, first in the kitchen and then in housekeeping until retirement in 1983. Grace enjoyed singing in the Crandall Church choir, teaching Sunday school, leading 4-H, and attending the Grace Rebekah Lodge. Grace died suddenly following a stroke on January 25, 1999 in the Hamiota District Hospital. They are both buried in the Hamiota Cemetery.

Margaret Henderson & Family MARGARET ANN HENDERSON, born in 1945 in Hamiota. On March 26, 1966 she married Robert Wilson Good (Bob) of Kenton. They farm in Kenton and have 4 children. Bob is active in the local Lions Club and Margaret was a 4-H leader for 15 years. Their children are David Kelly, born May 2, 1969 in Hamiota and deceased May 5, 1969, buried in the Kenton cemetery.

Bob & Arlene Henderson Darren Robert, born in 1970 in Hamiota, twin number one. Darren married Debra Lynn Roberts of Brandon on October 23, 1999 and farms with his dad in Kenton. Darren also owns a trucking business. Debbie was born in 1966 and works at Souris Hospital as a secretary.
Dawna Leeann Good was born in 1970, twin number two. Dawna married Kristopher Glen Klemick of Brandon on March 31, 1990. Kris was born in 1970 and works as a sales represantative at CKX radio in Brandon. They have four children and reside in Griswold Manitoba. Brandon Ryan Nicholas born in 1990. He is in Grade four at the Souris school. Katherine Dawna, born in 1994. She is in Kindergarten at Alexander school. Jesse David was born in 1996. Tanner Patrick John was born in 1999.
Denise Evelyn Good was born in 1972 at the Women's Pavilion in Winnipeg. She was married on November 14, 1998 in Calgary to Dwayne Kristian Furuseth, who was born in 1969. They have one child Aaron Kristian who was born in 1998 and live in Brandon.

ROBERT DAVID HENDERSON
ROBERT DAVID HENDERSON was born in 1947 in Hamiota. Bob graduated from Diploma Agriculture in Winnipeg. He married Arlene Heather Lang from Neepawa on July 2, 1977. Arlene was born in 1955 in Neepawa and graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She presently works part time at the Hamiota District Hospital. They are farming on the Bob Collie farm and have two children.
Craig & Gordie Henderson Robert Craig was born in 1982 in Hamiota. He will graduate from Grade 12 in June 2000 and works part time at K&R tire in Hamiota. Gordon Ralph born in 1984 in Hamiota is in Grade 10 at Hamiota Collegiate and enjoys playing hockey.

 

SHARON COLLEEN HENDERSON was born in 1949 in Hamiota. Sharon graduated as a Registered Nurse in Brandon. She married Wesley Charles Fee on June 22, 1974. Wes was born in 1942 in Dauphin and works as a plumber. Sharon works part time at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre. Sharon has and is still leading La Leche League of Dauphin for 23 years, which is breast-feeding and parenting help for Moms and babies. Sharon, Wes and family are very active in their country church, Parkside Gospel Church. They also volunteer many hours at the local Canadian Sunday School Mission Camp, Dauphin Bible Camp. They have 6 children in all (2 from Wes's previous marriage).
Sharon Fee Family Tracy Lynne Fee was born in 1966 in Vancouver. She married Dean Jones on June 13, 1986 in Kelowna, British Columbia. They have since divorced. Tracy is a computer artist and designs tombstones in Calgary.
Darren Charles Fee was born in 1968 in Dauphin. Darren married Trish Anne Huber on August 9, 1997 in Victoria, British Columbia. Trish was born in 1965 in Ontario and has her doctorate in chemistry and teaches at the Kelowna College. Darren works as a car parts salesman. They have one child, Connor Maitland born in 1999.
Dori Colleen was born in 1975 in Dauphin. She has graduated from the Briercrest Bible College with a degree in Youth Ministry. She is presently a part time Youth Pastor at the Parkside Gospel Church in Dauphin, she is also a part time teachers aid at the local French Immersion school. She coaches the girls' collegiate basketball team and enjoys photography.
Warren Raphael was born in 1976 in Dauphin. He married Lisa Danielle Altenburg on March 25, 2000. Lisa was born in 1980 in Dauphin and presently works at a McDonald's Restaurant. Warren is apprenticing as a GM mechanic in Dauphin.
Myles Michael was born in 1981 in Dauphin. He played junior hockey in 1999 with the Dauphin Kings. He is presently working at Timberfab in Dauphin and plans to continue to play hockey. Amber Ellen was born in 1983 in Dauphin. She is in Grade 12 in Dauphin and is active in basketball, the swim team, 4-H and photography.

Lorne & Elsie Boys ELSIE LORRAINE HENDERSON is the second child of Lena and George and was born August 15, 1919 in Chillawack, British Columbia. Elsie married Richard Lorne Boys on August 14, 1943. Lorne was born December 5, 1907 in Elkhorn, and farmed at Oak Lake Manitoba. Elsie graduated from teachers training in Brandon in 1940. Elsie enjoyed teaching, 4-H, travelling, art and golf. Lorne loved the farm and family. Lorne died November 29, 1983 and Elsie on October 24, 1995 both in the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg. They are buried in the Oak Lake cemetery. Lorne and Elsie had 2 children.

Gareth & Linda Boys Gareth Henderson Boys was born in 1945 in Oak Lake. He married Linda Eleanor Mellstrom from Nanimo, British Columbia on July 9, 1966. Linda was born in 1945. Gareth worked as a mechanic for several years, then as a salesman for autobody products and now owns his own furniture refinishing business in Brandon called Persnickety Furniture. Linda works as a participant trainer at WestBran. They have 2 children.
Angela Dawn Boys born in 1968 in Brandon married Daniel Rene Tougas from Winnipeg on May 23, 1993. Dan was born in 1964 and works in sales in a body shop. Angela is a certified financial planner and they live in Winnipeg.
Tania Nicole Boys was born in 1972 in Brandon. Tania lives in Brandon with her two children, Cain born in 1992 and Colen born in 2000.

Lorna Marilynne Boys was born in 1947 in Oak Lake. She married Kenneth Douglas Waithman on October 2, 1971 in Winnipeg. Ken was born in 1948. He is a General Manager of Canterbury Coffee in Vancouver. Marilynne has a Masters of Education degree and is presently a vice-principal of a school in Vancouver. They have 2 children.
Ken, Marilyn, Joel, Carrie Waithman Joel Kenneth Waithman, born in 1974 in Winnipeg. He graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He works at a golf club. He is also studying again at the BC Institute of Technology.
Carrie Lynne Waitham was born in 1976 in Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Commerce degree and presently works at the Crown Plaza in Winnipeg in sales and promotion.

Henderson, Dale and Alison
Dale graduated from the Hamiota High School in June 1983. He then went on to Brandon, Manitoba where he worked at a Texaco gas station, Marr's Home and Leisure, and Harper's Heating and Plumbing. In 1985 he married Alison Murphy, formerly from Flin Flon, Manitoba. They have one son, Matthew, born in 1985. In 1992 they bought their first home in Brandon. Alison worked at the Soup Kettle, then was a day care provider for a number of years until January 2000, and is now employed at Sweet Temptations 2.
Over the years, Dale has taken several courses at the Red River College in Winnipeg, and now has his papers as a Sheet Metal Technician. At the present time, he is self-employed, sub-contracting out to Henderson's Plumbing and Heating in Hamiota and Harper's Heating and Plumbing in Brandon.

Henderson, David and Ruth
David was born in Hamiota in 1961, eldest son of Wally and Hazel Henderson. David is a big brother to Debbie, Dale and Diane. He lived in Cardale, Manitoba for a short time before moving to Inglis, Manitoba where he attended school grades 1-6, before returning to the farm in 1973 and completing grades 7-12.
After graduating from school, he worked in different trades such as carpentry and drywalling. In the fall of 1980 he travelled to Australia on an I.A.E.A. farm exchange. After returning to Canada in the spring of 1981, he went to work for Bob Ross of Rivers. (B.R Drywall.)
Ruth was born in Birtle, Manitoba in 1962, only daughter of Floyd and Gloria Sheane of Willen, Manitoba. Ruth has three brothers, Gordon, Raymond and Andrew. Ruth began school in McAuley, Manitoba and when her family moved to Miniota. Manitoba in May of 1967, she continued school Grades 1-9 in Miniota and Grades 10-12 in Birtle, graduating in 1980. After school, Ruth moved to Calgary, Alberta where she worked for Calgary Customs Brokers for a short while. After returning to Manitoba, she worked in Brandon, Manitoba at Parker's Restaurant. David's sister, Debbie also worked at the restaurant and this is how David and Ruth met. To be honest, David never asked Ruth out, Debbie asked for her brother. Ruth and David were married May 21, 1983 in the Miniota United Church.
David and Ruth resided in Crandall until September of 1988 while David worked for the Twin Valley Co-Op in Miniota. Ruth worked during this time at Schimmels Bakery, the Hamiota Hotel and for a time at the Miniota Dairy Bar. Needing a change, we moved to Brandon, where, after a few different employment opportunities, David was hired on at Harper's Heating and Plumbing, where he worked as an apprentice for five years and where he was able to obtain his plumbing and gas fitting papers. While living in Brandon, Ruth returned to work at Parker's Restaurant and then went to work at Fairview Nursing Home as a Health Care Aid.
In July of 1996, we returned to the Hamiota area where we reside on the family farm. Currently the land is rented out but David and Wally still have a few cattle to graze the pastures.
After commuting back and forth to Brandon for a few months, the decision was made in February of 1997 for David to start his own business, Henderson's Plumbing and Heating from the farm. In the spring of 1998, David's brother Dale, a sheet metal worker, started working with David on a permanent basis. Ruth continued to work at Fairview, a job she really enjoyed until July of 1999.
Currently we have a showroom for Henderson's Plumbing and Heating in the former Co-op building on Maple Avenue in Hamiota. The building was purchased in partnership with Stuart and Tammie McConnell of Hamiota. The building after extensive renovations has been transformed into Darts Amusements and Stillwater Trades Post. The building consists of an arcade- all age recreation centre with a smoke free environment, a rental suite and a showroom for giftware, consignment crafts, porcelain dolls, hot tubs and fireplace.
We have four children. Jennet, born in 1984 in Hamiota. She is in Grade 9 at the Hamiota Collegiate. She enjoys basketball and art. Christina born in 1986 in Hamiota. She is in grade 8 at the Hamiota Collegiate and enjoys sports and is involved in Pathfinders. Brendan was born in 1992 in Brandon. He is in Grade 1 in Hamiota and enjoys sports and is involved in Beavers. Kaitlyn was born in 1994 in Brandon and she enjoys skating and Sparks.

Henderson, Diane
After graduating from Grade 12 with honours in 1985 at the Hamiota Collegiate, I moved into Winnipeg to take Computer Programming and Data Processing at the Herzing Institute. I graduated with honours in 1986 and quickly moved into the working world. While employed at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in 1991, I decided to further my education and entered the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) program through the University of Manitoba Continuing Education Program. I completed the Certificate in Accounting in 1996, Advanced Certificate in Accounting in 1997. In 1998, I successfully challenged the CMA entrance Exam and entered the CMA Professional Program later that year. In the summer of 2000, I will graduate again, this time with my professional designation of Certified Management Accountant.
I have gained a great deal of professional experience over the years through my employment at the Winnipeg Chamber, Winnipeg Airports Authority and INSI Integrated Systems. I am currently employed as the Manager of Finance for EPIC Information Solutions, which is a computer software development and consulting firm in Winnipeg. These employers have provided me with the opportunity to travel to numerous destinations throughout Canada and the United States. In addition to work related travel, I enjoy spending my limited amount of spare time travelling for pleasure to places such as Louisiana, Georgia, California, South Carolina, Florida and Paradise Island, Bahamas. I am currently residing in Winnipeg in the North Kildonan area where I purchased a home two years ago. I am looking forward to spending this summer learning to golf and relaxing with my first summer off from school since 1991.

Henderson, Wallace and Hazel
After living and teaching school at Inglis, Manitoba for 8 years, we moved back to the home farm NW 28-13-24 in July 1973. Our family includes, David, born in 1961; Debbie (who is married to Ron Maxwell) born in 1963; Dale born in 1964 and Diane, born in 1967. All four attended school and graduated from Hamiota School. Their histories are published elsewhere in this book.
We farmed our three-quarter section and raised cattle. For two years Wallace taught school part time in Rivers, Manitoba, then substituted in Hamiota School for several years. He has always been involved with hockey, having refereed until 1996. He also umpired baseball for several years. In Hunter Safety, he has taught well over 500 students. In 1993 we rented our land to Ian and Barb Anderson, who have been working it since then.
Hazel began working at Hamiota Hospital in 1974, spending two years in the kitchen, five years in housekeeping and 16 years in C.S.R. before retiring in December 1998. She was a member of the Crandall W.I. and U.C.W. until they disbanded, and she was also the church organist for over 20 years.
In August 1995, we held our Century Farm celebrations at which time we were presented with a farm sign, Manitoba Century Farm Award and a certificate from the Rural Municipality of Hamiota.
In December 1995 we purchased our home in Hamiota and moved in June 1996. Since our retirement, Wallace still spends time at the farm with cattle, helps other farmers at seeding and harvest time, bales for ourselves and other farmers, does carpentry work as well as making wooden lawn ornaments for sale. He is Commissioner of the North Central Hockey League, President of the Senior Men's Curling Club, Director of the Hamiota Light Horse and past president of the Hamiota Agricultural Society. He is also a member of Community Policing, member of the sub-committee of the Upper Assiniboine Conservation District and is on the Board of Hamiota Heritage. He has been the caretaker of the Scotia Cemetery for a number of years.
Hazel belongs to a unit group in Hamiota, does volunteer work, bowls regularly at Minnedosa, and played the organ for the Crandall church until its closing in 2000. She was Secretary for Crandall-Oak River Official Board for several years and has been caretaker of the Crandall cemetery since 1994.
In August 1999 we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at a supper in Brandon, arranged by our family.
Wallace's parents, Minnie passed away in March 1974, and Nelson in January 1989. They are both buried in the Crandall cemetery.