Island Falls residents Walter and Myrtle Leslie

Walter Leslie worked for Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Co. at Flin Flon in the tank house. He got a job at Island Falls in 1934 in construction of Number 6 unit, as well as doing repairs, etc. for the Churchill River Power Co. Later he worked with Alf Bailey as a machinist.

Walter and Myrtle, both Manitobans, first met at a baseball tournament in Dauphin, Manitoba. Myrtle went up to Flin Flon with her folks, then to Island Falls to be a housemaid for the family of supt. Davis. She and Walter were married in 1938. They lived together at Island Falls for 29 years.

14 January, 2003