A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Question 4
Bob and Jane Aberson became known in Dauphin, Manitoba, as Mr. and Mrs. Credit Union.

True. The Credit Union in Dauphin, Manitoba, started up in the Aberson household. A delegation of Ukrainians came to the Abersons with the idea of setting up a credit union, suggesting Bob become the president. He accepted the appointment but Jane Aberson became the driving force. The idea of a credit union appealed to her as a great opportunity for neighbours to get together and help each other out when times got tough. Between writing her Canada columns, minding the kids and feeding the farm hands, Jane Aberson managed deposits and loan applications and kept the books. Before long, Bob and Jane had become known as Mr. and Mrs. Credit Union.