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INGIBJORG SVEINBORG THORSTEINSON (published on January 15, 2008)

INGIBJORG SVEINBORG THORSTEINSON (nee BJORNSON) Peacefully on January 12, 2008, at the Gimli Community Health Centre, Ingibjorg Thorsteinson, of Gimli and formerly of Riverton, passed away just days before her 96th birthday. Ingibjorg was born on the family farm Fagranes near Riverton on January 16, 1912, and attended school in Riverton. She was a member of the Riverton-Hnausa Lutheran Church and the Djorfung Ladies Aid. She worked in the family business, Riverton Boat Works for 40 years, retiring in 1977. Later in life she enjoyed traveling in their motor home throughout Canada and the US and spending the winters in Texas. She also enjoyed her three trips to Iceland one of which was via the oceanliner R.M.S. Carinthia and included time in England and Scotland. Ingibjorg was predeceased by her loving husband Chris, sons Kenny and Russel and son-in-law Victor Sigurdson. She leaves surviving daughter Judith Sigurdson, daughter-in-law Matilda Thorsteinson and son Brian (Karen) of California; grandchildren Clyde (Doreen), Keith (Connie), Ingrid, Kevin (Sandy), Myles (Diana), Wendy (Dan), Mark, Trevor (Larissa) and Krisjana; great-grandchildren Kerri (Steven), Christy (James), Christopher, Brett, Kyla, Delainy, Zachary, Darcy, Krisjay, Maverick and Morgan; and great-great-grandchildren Sarah, Amy, Stephanie, Erika and Jessica. She was also predeceased by her parents Margret and Sigfus Bjornson, sisters Margret, Bjorg and Vilborg, a brother Bjorn, foster parents Ingibjorg and Sigurdur Olson of Keldulardi, four foster sisters, four foster brothers, her in-laws Jon and Rosa Thorsteinson, and brothers-in-law Gus, Ken and Joe. At her request cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life service will be held this summer in Riverton. Full details will follow prior to the service. Special thanks to the staff at the Betel Home in Gimli and the Gimli Hospital as well as Dr. R. C. Patel. Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Gimli in care of arrangements.


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