Ann Marion Howlett
Father: Elwood Leslie Howlett
Mother: Mildred Jessie Blakely
Family 1: Charles Morley Hancock
- Sex: F
- Born: 18 DEC 1942
in Ridgedale, Sk
The following was submitted by Ann Marion for inclusion in Ridgedale -
Everything Changes But The Memories, 1992, a locally compiled history
"Charles was born July 3, 1940 on 21-47-15, W2 (Pete Shea's house),
the second son of Earl and Kathleen Hancock. Charles received his
education at the Ridgedale Village School under the guidance of such
teachers as Mrs. C. May, Mrs. H. Lawrence, Mr. Swindlehurst, Mr. Coates,
etc.. Charles was active and successful in high school curling. He spent
his teen years helping his Uncle Allen on the farm.
Ann (Howlett) was born December 18, 1942 along with twin brother Jim
at 30-46-15, W2. She started school in September of 1949 when the
Ridgedale Rural School reopened. Her first teacher was Dorothy Urban
(later married Bud Wilk), then Julia Sport (later married Leonard Meier),
Rozalie Wilk (Henry), Mary Wright, and finally Terry Gingara. The school
closed its doors in June, 1958 because of declining enrollment. All the
students were bussed to Ridgedale Village School where she finished under
the supervision of Mr. Coates, Mr. Sadlowski, Mrs. J. Newcomb, and Miss
D. Thomas (later married Bill McConaghie).
On July 30, 1960, Charles and Ann were married at the Star City
Manse by Rev. John Elkins. Our witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. W. Emary who
were celebrating their 50th anniversary that year.
Charles was employed as a laborer with Henry Bednaz's Pioneer
Elevator repair crew. We lived in many small friendly towns the first
year, travelling about in a 28 foot trailer.
In 1963, we bought the Flegel house in Ridgedale. On July 30, 1964,
we sold our house to Charles' parents and moved to Humboldt with our
three sons: Tony, three and a half years old, Timothy, two and a half,
and Todd, seven months old. Charles, at the time. was working with the
Pioneer crew at Leroy. In August, 1965, Charles started work at K. L.
Dust's Sporting Goods and Auto Body Shop where he remained until joining
the Post Office in February, 1968. Charles is still employed at the
Humboldt Post Office.
Ann began employment at St. Elizabeth's hospital in August, 1965 as
a nurse's aide. Ann stayed on staff until October 28, 1976 when she
became the clerk at Agriculture Canada Government Office. Ann's
employment terminated October 31, 1989 when the government office closed.
Ann's time is now spent doing volunteer work and enjoying the
April, 2000 Update:
Charles retired from the Post Office this month and is checking the
prices on snowblowers and riding lawnmovers as he moves on to new
responsibilities. Ann continues in her capacity as a full time
- Tony Elwood Hancock
- Timothy Charles Hancock
- Todd Leslie Hancock
Please send corrections, additions or comments to James William Elwood Howlett
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