The Muddyman Family
as told by Winnie
Arthur (Art) Muddyman was born in Middlesex, England, in 1895.
He joined the Army and went through the First World War from 1914 to 1918 and earned several medals. Art came to Canada following the war and was in Halifax when the munitions ship blew up causing so much damage to the waterfront and killing many people. He came west and worked at Lumberton for a time, and in 1924 he came to Kimberley and went to work for the Company at the Mine. He was an electrician underground for many years. Art was an enter- tainer and played a guitar with a small un- organized band. He would sing and recite and often did so at private affairs, rather than at public events.
Winnifred (Winnie) Logan was born in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, and came west to the New Denver area, with her parents and two brothers, when she was ten years old. She met Art in Nelson and they were married there in 1930.
They first lived in a house on Burdett Street, until Art built one on Bryant Blvd. where they lived for almost fifty years.
Art and Winnie had three children born and educated in Kimberley: one son, Bill, and two daughters, Pauline and Helena (Lena). Bill lives in Cranbrook and is on a disability pension. Pauline trained as a nurse in St. Michaels Hospital in Lethbridge. She married Robert (Bob) Pasquale of Trail. They have three children: Theresa born in Trail, and Michael and Gary born in Portland, Oregon, where they now reside. Pauline is still nursing.
Helena married Peter DeLauw who works for the Consolidated Cement Company in Lethbridge. They live in near-by Monarch and they have two sons: Peter Jr. and Fred.
George Logan, one of Winnie's brothers also came to Kimberley and married Doris Dakin. He is now deceased.
Art retired in 1960 after thirty-six years with the Company. He was fond of gardening. He passed away in 1978, and shortly after Winnie moved into the Pines Special Care Home.