Robert Andrew Harkness 36,225
- Born: 20 Oct 1911 36
- Marriage: Thelma Irene Mote Carlisle on 12 Jan 1938 36,225
- Died: 14 Jan 1984 at age 72 2046
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, Bef 1942. 36 Lily, Souris-Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada
• Moved: from the Lily district, 1942. 36 Huntingdon, Souris-Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada
• Family History, 2006. 36 Souris, Manitoba, Canada
ROBERT (BOB) ANDREW & THELMA
IRENE (NEE MOTE) HARKNESS
Bob was bom Oclober 20, 1911. He came with his parents to the Glenwoo d Municipality in 1924.
Thelma was born January 31, 1916. She came to the Glenwood Municipalit y with the Mote family in 1917. Both the Harkness and Mote families mo ved to the Lily District, just one mile apart. They were four miles fr om school. Thelma drove a horse on a buggy to school in the summer. I n winter, she went with the Harkness’ with a team and sleigh.
In the years after school, most of our entertainment was going to danc es at Lily Hall, and to Souris on Saturday nights.
Bob and Thelma were married on January 12, 1938. They lived on a far m one mile north of Lily School until 1942. During this time a son, Me rvyn, and a daughter, Lola, were born. They then bought a farm in th e Huntington District. They got their mail at Terrance and also grocer ies at Alex Palmer’s store. For a while we shipped cream from Terranc e to Brandon by train. Then in summer, a truck from Souris Creamery ca me to the farm, but roads weren't good enough in winter.
Mervyn and Lola went to Huntington School for a few years, and then t o a new school - Milan, near Terrance.
In 1956 they bought a place across the creek in Souris, where they ha d a dairy and sold milk to the Souris Creamery where they processed Bo nnie Bray milk, etc., Bob continued farming, driving out every day i n summer.
In 1965 the family was away from home, so they sold the milk quota, th e dairy cows, and the land and buildings. They bought a house on 1st A ve. in Souris. In 1976 they sold again and bought a new Trailer home n orth of the New Hospital. In 1977 they sold the farm.
Through the years, they had quite a few holiday trips: to the East Coa st, also the West Coast, Disneyland in California, a trip to Florida , the Bahama's, and Hawaii- from Edmonton to Prince Rupert, cruises u p the Coast of Alaska, to Whitehorse and back to Edmonton - also, trip s to Trail, B.C.. and Flin Flon. MB to visit relatives.
They spent a lot of time at the Drop In Center.
Mervyn married June Stevenson in 1961. They have one son and four daug hters.
Lola married Dennis Gilchrist in 1962. They have one son and two daugh ters. Bob passed away suddenly, in January, 1984. Thelma has lived a t Crescent Manor since 1986. She now has 16 Great Grandchildren, (8 bo ys and 8 girls).
• Moved: from the Huntingdon district, 1956. 36 Souris, Manitoba, Canada
• Moved, 1924. 36 Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
He came with his parents to the Glenwood Municipality in 1924.
• Moved. 36 Lily, Souris-Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada
• Moved, 1942. 36 Huntingdon, Souris-Glenwood, Manitoba, Canada
They bought a farm in the Huntington District.
• Moved, 1956. 36 Souris, Manitoba, Canada
They bought a place across the creek in Souris, where they had a dair y farm.
• Moved: on 1st Ave, 1965. 36 Souris, Manitoba, Canada
Robert married Thelma Irene Mote Carlisle, daughter of Wilfred Watson Carlisle and Harriet Ann Mote, on 12 Jan 1938 36.,225 (Thelma Irene Mote Carlisle was born on 31 Jan 1916 36,225 and died on 25 Apr 2013 225.)