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The following information is from page 59 to 63 of Crandall History Book, 2000.

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Campbell, Frank and Ivy (nee Douglas)
By Donna Lynne Campbell
Ivy Isobel Douglas was born on March 23, 1930, on the family farm in the Rural Municipality of Miniota, Manitoba. She was one of four daughters born to Donald and Grace Douglas. Ivy received her education at Palmerston and Crandall. She received a teacher's permit and taught at a country school near Goodlands, Manitoba. She then attended Teachers College in Winnipeg, graduating in 1951. She taught at Oakner, Manitoba for one year teaching grades five to eight.
On July 19, 1952 at the home of Donald and Grace Douglas, Ivy married William Francis Campbell, son of Reginald and Violet Campbell. Frank was born July 2, 1921, on the family farm in the Rural Municipality of Miniota. He received his education at Blaris and Isabella, Manitoba. On April 2, 1942, Frank joined the Canadian Army. He served overseas with the 8th Canadian L.A.A. Regiment RCA, from 1942 to 1946, and returned safely to Blaris to take over the farm.
In May of 1959, Frank and Ivy moved their family to Roblin, Manitoba, where Frank managed the National Elevator. In the fall of 1961, the elevator closed and Frank obtained employment as a machinery salesman, later a mechanic, for Keast Brothers. Keast Bros. employed Frank until he retired in 1985. Ivy began teaching again in 1963 and retired in 1990.
Their first child, Robert Douglas, was born in 1953, in Hamiota, Manitoba. Bob obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Brandon in 1974 and went on to obtain his Master of Divinity degree from the Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto in 1978. He was ordained as a Minister into the United Church of Canada at Ashern, Manitoba the same year. Robert's first pastoral charge was at Holland-Cypress River, Manitoba where he served the congregation from 1978 to 1989. Robert is presently serving the congregation at Westminister United Church in Winnipeg. He married Linda Jean Cohoe on July 22, 1978 in Pilot Mound, Manitoba. They have one son, James Fraser Douglas Campbell, who was born in 1993. Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is presently substitute teaching for several school divisions in the city of Winnipeg.
The second child, Reginald, better known as Mac or Malcolm, was born in 1955 in Hamiota. Malcolm obtained his Physical Education degree from the University of Manitoba in 1977. While at university, he played hockey with the Manitoba Bisons. In his final year, he was awarded the distinction of Most Valuable Player, along with being judged the top defenceman. Mac went overseas to Germany to continue his hockey career, playing for a team in Dusseldorf, for one year. For the following four years, he played with a team from Herne, returning to Canada in 1981.
Malcolm married Susanne Margaret (Ferrier) Cummings on April 1, 1989 at the Rosedale United Church in Calgary, Alberta. They had three children all born in Calgary where Mac and the kids are presently living. Logan David Cummings was born in 1985, Andrew William was born in 1990, and Jennifer Grace was born in 1992. Susanne held degrees in Nursing and Physical Education. She taught at the Mount Royal College for ten years in the area of leisure and communication. She was an expert in volunteer management and wrote two textbooks, one on entrepreneurship for the School Board and one on volunteer management for the City of Calgary. She had a major role with the Red Cross in volunteer management. In 1996 she started her own business. Susanne passed away on December 16, 1997 after a courageous battle with cancer. Malcolm is currently employed with the Toronto Dominion Bank in Calgary.
Donald Neil arrived in the spring of 1959. He was born in Hamiota. Neil attended school in Roblin, Manitoba, graduating in 1977. Following graduation, he went to work in Winnipeg and has lived there for the past 23 years. Neil is presently employed with Argus Industries as a customer service manager. Neil met Sandra Winding in 1985 and they have made Winnipeg their home for over the past 15 years. Sandra, better known as Sam, is a benefit administrator for Ackland- Grainger.
Donna Lynne was born in 1960 in Roblin, Manitoba. She attended school in Roblin and went on to attend the Red River Community College, graduating from Photographic Technology in 1980. She has been employed by Petro Canada for the last thirteen years and presently lives in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Donna is our family genealogist, and she has spent many research hours tracing the Douglas-Campbell clans. She is a member of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada. She has been able to provide the necessary documentation to prove her descent from the United Empire Loyalists, Robert Campbell and Frederick Smith. Six years ago she decided to learn to play the bagpipes and is a member of the Yorkton and District Pipe Band.
Our youngest child, Langdon Scott, came into the world in 1973. He was born in Roblin and graduated in 1991. Following graduation, Langdon was employed by Parkland Landscaping and his creativity shows in his work. He is presently employed by Kozmenuik's Home Hardware in Roblin. Langdon is an avid outdoors man who enjoys golfing, camping, cycling, and downhill skiing. He has been involved in minor hockey all his life, has played with the Roblin North Stars, and this year he is involved with coaching children as well as playing recreational hockey.
Over the years, Frank and Ivy have been very involved in the community life of Roblin. Frank has coached Midget and Juvenile hockey, and was inducted into Roblin's Minor Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984. He belonged to the Elks, serving as Exalted Ruler on two separate occasions, and was a member of the Lions Club. He was an avid curler and golfer, serving on the executives for both clubs. Ivy has been very active in the life and work of the Knox United Church. She has served as senior choir director for many years and is involved with other church committees and activities. She is also an active volunteer in community work.
Frank and Ivy are enjoying their retirement in the community of Roblin. Frank has had the pleasure of enjoying fishing, gardening, and reading, while Ivy has done a lot of work in their yard planting ornamental trees and perennials. They have been blessed with four grandchildren and are devoted grandparents, playing an active role in their lives.
Time rushes by like an express train; when it's gone, it will never come again. If ever there was a time when we need to clarify our history for future generations, it is now. We are proud to be a part. of that.

Carnegie, Murray and Janice (nee Mitchell)
Jan & Murray Carnegie I, Janice, am the daughter of the late John Mitchell and the late Georgina (Mitchell) Gardham. I began school in Crandall, moving to the Arrow River school two months into my Grade 1 year when my widowed mother married Harry Gardham of Arrow River, Manitoba. I took the last two years of my high school in Crandall, living with my aunt and uncle, Marj and Ray 0'Connor. I married Murray Carnegie of Arrow River in 1960. We resided in Brandon, Manitoba until 1964 where Murray worked for the Esso agent. In 1964 we moved to Hamiota, Manitoba where Murray was the Imperial Oil agent for five years. We then moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba, where Murray worked for Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting. In 1974, Murray, who had always been a pretty good mechanic but had no papers to go along with his talent, decided he was going to school, and not to be left behind, I decided I was going as well. We made all our plans and moved to The Pas, Manitoba in the summer of 1975, where Murray studied Mechanics and I took Secretarial Arts. We graduated in 1975, and the Keewatin Community College hired us both upon graduation. Murray was hired initially as a mechanic but was then moved into automotive where he worked as a lab supervisor for a year. We both took courses towards our Adult Teaching Certificate and Murray ended up teaching Pre-employment Automotive Mechanics until 1992 when his health failed and he retired. I taught some evening business courses, but mainly worked those years in secretarial positions with the college, with an Accountant and for seven years with The Pas Health Complex. We now live back home in Arrow River in a mobile home attached to what most folks will remember as the old Nels Lockhart house.
We have two daughters, Sheri born in 1962 and married to Les Carson of Melfort, Saskatchewan. They are currently living in Nanaimo, British Columbia, where they operate a Mac's Convenience store, but are soon to move to Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. They have two girls, Diana and Erin.
Heather, born in 1964, married Dennis Lafontaine of The Pas and they have two girls and one boy, Nikki, Lei-Anne and Troy. Heather is a Geographical Information Systems Technician and manages that department of TOKO Manitoba which is the lumber and pulp and paper company at The Pas. Heather's marriage was dissolved two years ago.
Through the years I have been involved in some way with music. In Hamiota it was choir and Glee Club, and upon moving to Flin Flon, Murray got involved with a Pipe Band. Not to be left behind, I decided I would either have to learn to play or to left at home while everyone else was off having a good time. Thus we both played for some years, although I'm afraid the pipes don't get much use these days. Our eldest daughter, Sheri, played as well, and both girls did a little bit of Highland dancing. Now I content myself with singing in the Miniota United Church Choir, but my vocal chords are not what they used to be either.
Murray and I have been happy wherever we've lived and have made some wonderful friends along the way. When it came time to decide where we should roost for our retirement years, Arrow River just seemed to be about our speed. Murray tinkers away in his shop in the summer. He fixes quite a few lawn mowers, etc. I love to golf in the summer and have taken up quilting in the winter.

Coveney, Ron and Beverley Ann
Ron and I lived on the farm south of Crandall for over 35 years, raising grain and cattle. In the latter years, we rented the land, and Ron drove the school bus from our area to Hamiota. I also worked for a few years at the Birdtail River School Division offices in Crandall. In 1996, we sold the farm to Alan King of Hamiota and moved to Morden, Manitoba.
Our children, Shane and Shelley, completed their schooling in Hamiota after the Crandall School closed in 1970. Shane finished high school in 1978 and joined the Canadian Armed Forces. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario in 1982 with a degree in Fuels and Materials Engineering. As an Aerospace engineer in the Air Force, he has enjoyed several postings across Canada and in England. He is currently on exchange duty with the United States Navy in North Carolina.
Shelley graduated from high school in 1980 and from the Olds College in Olds, Alberta in 1982 as an Animal Health Technician. She worked in her field at Lethbridge until 1983, then moved to Morden to work at the Morden Veterinary Clinic. It was here that she met her husband, Dr. David Hamilton, DVM. They were married in Crandall in 1984 and continue to reside in Morden. They have two children. Derek (1988) and Julie (1993).

Cowling, Bruce and Sandra
Bruce is the eldest son of William and Wilma Cowling. He was born in 1955. He received his education from Grades 1-7 in Crandall, and Grades 8-12 in Hamiota. Bruce worked for the Department of Highways for one year. In 1976 he became employed with the Canadian National Railway.
In 1977, Bruce married Sandra Woods, born in 1957, daughter of Nelson and Eula Woods of Hamiota. We lived in Brandon, Manitoba until the spring of 1979. Sandra worked at Sutherland Ferguson Insurance and Bruce with CN. We purchased the former Earl Marks quarter in 1979 and started to farm. In 1980, Sharia Gail was born. She received all her education, Grades 1-12 in Hamiota and is now attending the University of Manitoba in Agriculture. She has played numerous sports including fastball at 3 nationals in: London, Ontario, Red Deer, Alberta and Brandon, Manitoba. She played Midget girls hockey at nationals in Summerside, Prince Edward Island and Canada Games ringette in Comerbrook, Newfoundland, winning a silver medal.
In 1983, Lindsey Helen was born. She is currently in Grade 11 in Hamiota. She also plays many sports, having won many provincial medals.
In 1985, Bryce Daniel was born. He is in Grade 9. In 1998, he had the honour of playing PeeWee baseball for Manitoba in Summerside, P.E.I. While there he received a Blue Jays jacket for winning the skills competition. Bryce also plays many other sports.
We lived in the town of Hamiota until 1992 when we purchased Sandra's parent's farm one mile north and one mile west of Hamiota. On December 30, 1994, fire and smoke heavily damaged our house. We built a new house and moved in June 1995.
Bruce quit the railway in 1997, and became a full time farmer with land between Crandall and Hamiota. Sandra works part time at Armstrong Agencies in Hamiota.
We feel it is a privilege to live and raise our family in the district.

Cowling, Dan Families
By Marie Arnold
This is an update to our 1971 edition in which there was a very good write up on the Dan Cowling family. I can only add that now some of our family are great-grandmothers. Our respective spouses have all passed away.
Many changes have taken place. Pauline Farquhar moved to Port Coquitlam, British Columbia to be near her daughter. She had spent many years in Victoria, British Columbia. Joy has moved to Park Residence in Hamiota, Manitoba. Marie made the big change moving to Birtle, Manitoba. Viola Lakatos is still in Winnipeg, and Bill in Park Residence, Hamiota.
I can still call Crandall "home" after having a happy childhood of which I have many fond memories. Winnipeg will also be home, as 60 years is a long time, leaving many friends and starting a new life in the Birtle community.

Cowling, William R.
William (Bill), the youngest child of Daniel and Mary (Torrance) Cowling was born and raised on the farm (NE 16-14-25) settled by his father in 1903. In 1953 he married Wilma Beattie, daughter of Wilfred and Helen Beattie of Macaroff, Manitoba. Wilma was a teacher at the Crandall School. They settled on the home farm to raise their family of six children: Maureen, Bruce, Art, Evelyn, Bob, and Betty- Helen. Wilma passed away June 18, 1970 of complications following surgery.
Maureen and her children Susan and Daniel Gowryluk live in East Kildonan, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has been with the Finance branch of Air Canada for 25 years. Susan attends the University of Manitoba and Daniel attends the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate.
Bruce married Sandra Woods from Hamiota. They have three children, Sharia, Lindsey, and Bryce. Their family history is also published here.
Arthur, following graduation attended the Assiniboine College, taking heavy-duty mechanics. After several jobs, he along with partners formed a company named Air Unlimited. This company has enjoyed success in the sales and service of compressed air systems.
Robert (Bob) participated in the agriculture exchange program in Australia after graduation. He farmed with his Dad and Bruce, and has now taken over the family farm. He has enjoyed success in the raising on Simmental cattle, winning several awards.
Evelyn wed Calvin Strachan from Decker, Manitoba. They have made their home in Hamiota and have two daughters, Whitney and Morgan. Evie is employed at the Hamiota District Health Centre and has been active as a leader in Girl Guides.
Betty-Helen attended the Red River College taking Business Administration and began her working career with the Royal Bank. She traveled throughout Australia and the South Pacific in 1985 and upon her return settled in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is employed with Canadian Airlines In-flight Service.
In 1999 Bill retired to Park Residence in Hamiota.

Crandell, Collier Family
Collier Crandell passed away on February 3,1987.
Daughter, Carol Brown, lives at Campbell River, British Columbia. His son Bill lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Feryl Crandell White makes her home in Red Deer, Alberta as of 1999.
Her son, Samuel, lives in eastern Canada.
Her son, Gordon, is in Red Deer County and her daughter, Madeline Johnston is in Calgary, Alberta.
Marie Crandell White makes her home in southeast Calgary. Her daughter, Marilyn, lives in Reno, Nevada.
Alice Logan resides in Princess Lodge in Virden, Manitoba. Her son, George, lives on the farm.