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Adams, Jean Diane
B: 11 Jan 1937, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 20 Jul 1959, William John Robert Chapman, at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada

FN: Walter Adams
MN: Beryl Scharff

Children of William John Robert Chapman and Jean Diane Adams:

Robert Adam Chapman
B: 09 Mar 1960, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 1983, Virginia Ruddell

Children of Robert Adam Chapman and Virginia Ruddell:

Misty Dawn Chapman b. ?
Kathleen Rose Chapman b. ?

Andrea Jean Chapman
B: 28 Dec 1962, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 1988, Robert Sandney

Kirby Bruce Chapman
B: 17 Oct 1964, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: ?

Jean Diane Adams

I am the oldest daughter of Walter and Beryl Adams, and was born in the Portage Hospital on January 11, 1937. I loved horses from an early age and drove and rode ponies to school right up to Grade 10. I attended Burnside School from Grades 1 to 9 and took Grade 10 and 11 at Edwin School. The last couple of years that I went to Burnside School there were only seven children attending. They were: Jean, Betty, Perry and Sandra Adams (all from my family), plus Barry and Dale Braden, and Billy Crosland. Suffice to say, there were not enough kids to play many games so Betty and I read nearly every book in the school library. Betty and I drove an old 1928 Model A Ford to school the year we both attended Edwin School, 1953/54.

Next, I attended business school in Portage and shared living accomodations with Fern Allan and Melba Armstrong, friend from the Edwin area. My first job was with the Manitoba Hydro four four and a half years which I enjoyed very much. After getting married to Robert Chapman of Rossendale in 1959, I stayed home to raise our three children: Robert, Jr. born in 1960, Andrea born in 1962, and Kirby born in 1964. Robert and I have lived in Portage La Prairie all our married lives, but he has done a lot of travelling with the C.N.R. for the past 38 years. In 1973, I went back to work for the City of Portage La Prairie, at City Hall, as a clerk/receptionist, and I am still working there today.

Robert, Jr. married Virginia Ruddell in 1983. They have two daughters, Misty Dawn and Kathleen Rose. They live in Winnipeg where Robert works as an electrician.

Andrea married Robert Sandney in 1988. They live in Portage and have two children.

Kirby lives at home and helps manage Prairie Lanes Bowling Alley during the fall, winter, and spring months. He enjoys baseball and with his bowling has won trophies, awards, and a trip to Newfoundland to compete in a national tournament.

Sources and/or Contributors:

Excerpts from a book about the Burnside Area, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, pps. 84-88, submitted by Shirley Adams Taylor via Russell Hart.

Russel M. Hart, 17 Sep 2002 (