Hi, my name is Donna Orvis. I'm originally from Winnipeg, Man. I have been looking up my family tree and I came across your message. I actually have family both Orvis and Monkman. My mother is an Orvis and my father is a Monkman. Both families are in Winnipeg and all over Manitoba.
I don't know if you have had contact with either of those families, but I would like to find out more. You seem to know more about the family then I do. Feel free to get back to me if you would like. Thanks