Eastcott, Edward and Lorna (nee Lee)
Like other families our three daughters
completed their schooling and left for greener
pastures. They eventually all ended up with
office careers and accounting.
Yvonne, worked at the Royal Bank in
Cheryle took a hairdressing course before
her banking job. She has always said she has
never regretted it since. She is now her families'
Dianne was a bookkeeper at Gulf Oil in
Hamiota for seven years.
Eventually all three ended up in Alberta.
Dianne now has an acreage out of Olds,
Alberta. She is a clerical accountant at Olds
College, and when she has time shows her
beautiful American-Saddlebred horses. As well
she boards a few extra horses, and also two
students from the college call her home theirs
for a good part of the year.
Cheryle and Rob Jones have a son Tyier (9)
and a daughter Logan (7). Cheryle is a stay at
home mom. She home schools her children. She
and her family live in Blackfolds, Alberta.
Yvonne and Mike Sekeyra live in
Washington State, as does our oldest
granddaughter, Tracy Sheane. Tracy helps her
mom run a training stable of Morgan horses.
They show all over the United States. They are
very busy in the show circuit.
We have stayed farming, although the
majority of our land is rented out. Edward has
kept his cow-calf operation, although much
smaller than years gone by. He has never lost an
interest in farming nor ever will! We have had
our share of sad times, especially in 1986; we
lost Edward's brother Perry on August 19, my
mother Winona Lee on November 19 and Don
Baragar (Diane's husband) on May 13, 1987. My
father, Charles R. Lee, passed away ten years
previous to my mother. Edward's mother,
"Grandma Eastcott" passed away on January 15,
1990. She had spent nearly 8 years at Birch
Lodge in Hamiota, Manitoba.
Edward and Perry farmed together for more
the forty years. A day in particular that we will
never forget was in the following spring after
Perry died, when Edward was getting the
different machinery ready to put the crop in and
when he brought out "Perry's outfit" and there
was no Perry around. This really seemed to hit
Dear friends and relatives hosted a surprise
50th anniversary party for us in July 1999. My
brother Gerry and his wife Evelyn's 50th
anniversary was in the same year. Eve and I
both thought we deserved a medal- for making it
to the 50th year!
I've lived all my life in the Crandall district
and I have many, many happy memories of
school years. The times at the rink, the sports
days, picture shows every Friday and Saturday
nights and the Christmas concerts, dances, etc. I
well remember when the streets of Crandall on a
Friday and Saturday night were so full of cars,
people had trouble finding a place to park, we
were "big time" then; three stores, meat market,
hotel, garages, hardware, elevators, train station,
etc. I also never forget the kind community that
gave our girl's lovely bridal showers and us a
lovely anniversary gift. I'm sure our "Crandall
Rose" will bloom for many years.
As for myself I was very thrilled to receive
my honourary directorship in the Hamiota
Agriculture society and the Manitoba American
Saddlebred Association. Last fall I finally
received my judging card from the Canadian
Equestrian Federation. I've held a provincial
card for a long time and have been judging light
horses and ponies for more that twenty years. It
was a real honour for me to judge miniature
horses at Red Deer, Alberta and Moose Jaw,
Saskatchewan. A dear "horse" friend gave me a
fridge magnet that pretty well sums it all up:
"God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in
which there are no horses!"
Elliot, Don and Bernice
By Mayme Hirst
My sister Bemice and Don Elliot are still in
Rivers, Manitoba. Don is retired from the
Manitoba Telephone System and Bernice from
the Rivers Personal Care Home. They have two
daughters, Pat and Cindy.
Pat married Richie Peters of Cardale where
they presently farm. Pat became a registered
nurse, however she gave up on that and works at
a cresting company in Brandon. Pat and Richie
have three sons, Chad born in 1986,
Scott in 1988, and Tyson
in 1991. All three boys are really into
hockey and baseball. Chad referees hockey as
well as playing.
Cindy married Robert Lee of Winnipeg. Rob
works in the Pharmaceutical industry in
Winnipeg. Cindy and Rob have two children, a
daughter Kiana, born in 1992 and a son
Keegan born in 1994. Both children
attend a French Immersion school in Edmonton,
Evans, Marian (nee Smuttell)
Marian and Bill Evans continue to reside in
Winnipeg. All three children and their families
live in the surrounding area. Bill retired from
the Health Sciences Centre in 1992 from the
position of Senior Director of Property Services.
Marian gave up nursing when the children were
born and in 1975 she began giving private piano
lessons. She resumed her music studies and
attained her teacher's diploma. She plans to
retire in 2000. Bill and Marian enjoy the
summer months with family and friends at their
cottage in the Whiteshell and hope to travel to
warmer climates in the winter.
Faulkner, Tari Gayle (nee Johnston)
Born in 1963 in Brandon, Tari
daughter of Dennis and Helen Johnston
graduated from the Shilo high school in 1981.
After graduation, she joined the staff of the
Royal Bank of Canada where she continued her
education by taking courses by correspondence.
She is presently Manager of Customer Services
at a Branch of the Royal Bank in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. Tari enjoys playing volleyball,
watching her two sons play hockey, reading and
Tari met her husband, David Curtis
Faulkner, on the volleyball court at the Shilo
High School. The rest is history. They were
married in Shilo on August 28, 1982. David was
born in Germany in 1961, where his
father was serving with the Canadian Military.
David graduated from the Assiniboine
Community College in Brandon, Manitoba in
1981. He joined the Shilo Fire Department as a
fire fighter. He has taken many courses at the
Manitoba Fire College and at CFB in Borden,
Ontario. He has recently accepted a position
with the Saskatoon Fire Department as an
inspector/investigator. David enjoys playing
hockey, weight lifting, scuba diving, and
spending time with his sons.
Craig David Faulkner was born in
1984 in Brandon. He is currently in Grade 9 at
Vincent Massey High School. Hockey, scuba
diving, camping and taking driving lessons are
Craig's present past times.
Brent Richard Faulkner was born in
1986 in Brandon. He is currently in Grade 8.
His past times are hockey, roller blading,
camping and hanging out with his friends. Both
boys are anticipating their move to Saskatoon.
Fleming, Jack and Ada
Ada has continued to live on the family farm
with her brother Jack. They moved into their
new modern home on the same homestead of
Both Jack and Ada help out in the
community and help their neighbours whenever
needed. Ada has been a valuable asset to the
community; she is always available to help in
the kitchen or serve tea at any community event.
Ada was treasurer of the U.C.W. for 20 years.
She also taught Sunday school in the Crandall
United Church for 15 years. Ada likes to read,
knit, cook, cross-stitch etc.
Jack farms the land and looks after his sister,
Ada. He enjoys curling in the winter and
Furgason-Kessler, Jean S.
I was born and raised in the Ukraina
District, which is just north of Dauphin,
Manitoba. In the spring of 1972 my children,
Kathy age 2, Angie age 4, and Donald age 7,
and I moved into the elevator house at Pope,
Manitoba. In the fall of 1973 I married Jim
Lobban but unfortunately this ended in a
separation in 1979, and we were divorced in
1982. My children and I remained in the area. I
worked at the Hamiota District Health Centre
until 1987 when I took a job with the Manitoba
Government and commuted to Brandon. I was
active in the Crandall United Church as well as
community activities. Kathy, Angie and Donald
took part in the Junior Choir and Sunday school
and Angie was confirmed into the Church. My
life was spent raising my family and taking part
in their activities, which included Girl Guides,
Boy Scouts, 4-H, Sunday school and numerous
Donald left school and joined the Navy in
1985. He was discharged from the Navy and
now resides at Dawson Creek, British
Angie graduated from Hamiota Collegiate,
took Business Administration at the Assiniboine
Community College and later received her
teaching degree from Brandon University.
Angie has a daughter Kathleen "Danielle". They
live in Wapella, Saskatchewan with Angies
special friend Mark and she teaches at
Kathy graduated from Hamiota Collegiate,
took Justice and Law Enforcement at the
University of Winnipeg, joined the R.C.M.P. in
1990 and is presently stationed at Vancouver
and resides in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
In 1992, I married Harry Kessler from
Wapella, Saskatchewan. I kept my job with the
Manitoba Government in Brandon and
continued to live at Pope. Eventually I gave up
my job in Brandon and moved to Wapella in
1996. I was unable to find permanent work in
the area and in 1997 I took a job in Foam Lake,
Saskatchewan at the Hospital as Administrative
Assistant. However, this was too far and in the
fall of 1998 I returned to Wapella. In 1999 I was
able to secure employment at the Hamiota
District Health Centre and I could move back to
my home. At present. Harry remains in Wapella
as he is unable to drive and finds it difficult to
live in the country. Fortunately, I am close to
Wapella and we are able to spend time together.
Gray, Charles (Family)
Since the last history, Harvey passed away
in 1991. His wife Ruby still resides in Hamiota.
Hazel lives in her home in Winnipeg. Her
husband, Bert passed away in 1997. Georgina
(Hyndman) resides in the Salem Nursing Home
in Winkler, Manitoba. Her history is elsewhere
in this book.
Gray, Cliff and Jean (nee Ross)
Cliff and Jean moved from Crandall to Lilac
Residence, Hamiota, Manitoba in 1985. Cliff
passed away in Birch Lodge, May 20, 1997 in
his 93 year. At the time of writing, Jean is a
resident of Birch Lodge, having celebrated her
89th birthday, April 2, 2000.
Cliff's sister, Florence Calder, passed away
in 1995, having been a resident of Morley
House, Shoal Lake, Manitoba since 1977. Her
husband, Hector predeceased her in 1981.
Other sisters: Ruby Webb, passed away in
Prince Albert in 1984; Daisy Govenlock in 1989
in Neepawa and her husband Walter in 1984;
Betty Craig resides in Swan River with her son,
George. Betty's other son, Jim (Marilyn) retired
to Kenora, Ontario.
Jean is the only surviving member of her
family. Her sister, Mary Foster (Angus) passed
away in Winnipeg in 1978. Her brother, Jim
(Noreen), in Riondel, British Columbia in 1997
and her brother. Bill (Eileen) in White Rock,
British Columbia in 1999.
Hall, Malcolm and Family
Malcolm, Peggy, Colin and Colleen left
Canada in 1987 and moved to England. They
are now living in Billericay, Essex, which is a
village with a population of about 35,000
people located in the south east of the country
(about 35 miles from London).
Malcolm runs his own business as an
Independent Financial Advisor under the trade
name of Hallquin Associates. Peggy teaches
mathematics at a school in Billericay and is also
Deputy Head of the Mathematics Department.
The enrollment in the school is approximately
Colin is now eighteen years of age and is
attending university, taking Business Studies, at
the University College London.
Colleen is now sixteen years of age and is in
her first year of A-levels (University entrance)
at school. She will finish her A-levels in June
2001 following that she hopes to attend Oxford
or Cambridge University to study Law.
My parents Herald and Helen Hall sold the
farm and enjoyed many years of golfing and
fishing. They still reside in their home in
Heise, Art and Margaret
In the spring of 1954, Art Heise of Isabella
rented section 3-14-25 from Jack Norton,
formerly from Decker.
We rented this land for 8 years and then
bought it in 1962. We intended to live on this
farm, but a chance to buy my father's farm
changed our plans. We sold 3-14-25 to Stan and
Anne Tutkaluke in 1964.
I married Margaret Coutts on July 21, 1956.
We raised three children, Lenore Adele, born
in 1957, Arla Joyce, born in 1960
and Kendall Lorne, born in 1962.
When Isabella school closed, our children
went to Crandall school until the new Hamiota
Elementary school was built.
Adele married Brian McConkey and they
live in Swift Current, Saskatchewan with their
three children, Michelle, Laura and Ian.
Arla married Reed Winstone and they live in
Winnipeg, Manitoba with their three children,
Travis, Arden and Hayden.
Kendall married Angela Eschenwecker and
they live at Isabella with their two daughters,
Karina and Jessica.
Although we never lived on 3-14-25, we still
feel we were a part of Crandall community.
Heise, Dave and Margaret (nee Doupe)
Margaret continued teaching at the Birtle
Collegiate Institute until June 1979. Dave
continued farming. In 1998 they moved to a
condominium in Hamiota, Manitoba.
Sandra married Don Armitage of Miniota,
Manitoba. Don was a veterinarian in Alberta
and then returned to Miniota to farm. Sandra
was a social worker and then developed a
"Soup" industry out of their home in Miniota.
They have three children Brian (19), Lyle (16)
and Kerilee (12).
Allan continued farming but is now renting
the farm and is working his own income tax
Carolyn graduated as a Dietitian and works
at present in Selkirk, Manitoba. She is married
to Rob Somerville of Winnipeg and they
commute to work in Selkirk. Rob is a speech
pathologist. They have two girls, Tegan (8) and