Henderson, George Robert and Lena
Maud and Family
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 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 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.
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
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
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).
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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.