Donald and Elizabeth (Williams)
Donald was born in 1934 and received his education at Rosser Village School and United College in Winnipeg. He enjoyed all sports, was a member of the Rosser United Church, taught Sunday school and belonged to the Young People’s Group which he represented at Tuxis Boy’s Parliament. After he moved to Winnipeg, guided an under-privileged group of boys in the Point Douglas area.
Don married Elizabeth Williams of Hillside Beach in 1964 and they took up residence in Winnipeg. In 1971, they moved to British Columbia living in Mission and Powell River before setting in Campbell River in 1974.
Don has operated a successful vinyl siding business since his move to British Columbia as well as home renovations and remodeling. He continues to be actively interested in politics.
Don and Elizabeth have three children.
Keith was born in Winnipeg July 5, 1967.He completed heavy duty mechanics training and worked afterwards. Keith, was married with Deanne Clarkson and have one son, Gavin.
Leona was born in Winnipeg on December 16, 1969 and received her education in Powell River and Campbell River. She is presently pursuing a career in dancing.
Rachael was born in Powell River on November 5, 1972 and received her
education in Campbell River. She married Rheal Desmarais and they had twin sons, Devon and Everett.
Judith and Cameron Peckinpaugh
Judith was born July 3, 1944 and schooled at Rosser Village School and United College in Winnipeg. She was a member of the Rosser United Church and the Sunday school. Her enjoyment of music included the Junior Church Choir and a winning competition in piano solo at the Rockwood Festival. Her keen interest in sports involved her in the Interlake sports meets and earned her an entry to the Provincial Track and Field events.
After a secretarial course, Judy entered the field of figure skating. She trained at the Winnioeg Figure Skating Club and the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton, Alberta. She was awarded Canadian Figure Skating Association gold medals in Figures, Freeskating and Dance. In 1963, Judy and her parents won the senior dance championship for the Prairie Provinces.
In 1967, she married Cameron Peckinpaugh of Edmonton, Alberta settled in Vancouver, British Columbia.
They have two children: Jennifer Lee, born February 21, 1973 and Mitchell Alan, born July 3, 1975, a “best ever” birthday present for his mom.
Tom and Margaret Beveridge
One of the earliest settlers in the Little Mountain area of Rosser was Tom Beveridge. The Beveridges were established in their home which was situated south of the Little Mountain School. This is now airport property.
There were ten children in the family. Ann married Val Lawrence, Nettie became Mrs. Hadwin, Liza headed the Margaret Scott nursing in Winnipeg for many years, Danile farmed. Margaret became Mrs. Steele and Ebenezer practiced law in Winnipeg. It is known that church services were conducted in the Beveridge home before any schools or churches were built.