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THORIR G. SIGURDSON (published on January 16, 2010)



THORIR G. SIGURDSON October 11, 1915 - January 12, 2010 It is with great sadness we have to announce that Thor Sigurdson passed away peacefully January 12, 2010 at the age of 94, with his son Jeff by his side at the Arborg Personal Care Home. Left to mourn his loss include are his three sons Ken (Danielle), Bruce, Jeff (Jacquie); nine grandchildren Brian, Mark (Deserae), Rene, Christopher (Toni), Stacey (Todd) Davis, Kyle, Brooke, Jilllian; four great-grandchildren Micheala, Damon, Hana, Mekhi and numerous nieces and nephews; four sisters Gunna, Olga, Dora, Heidi; three sisters-in-law Olof, Gudrun, Alyce. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Johanna; sons Randal and Ralph; parents Thorgrimun and Magnea; brothers Geiri, John, Mike and Ingi; brothers-in-law Einar, Steve, and Doc; sister-in-law Evelyn. Dad was born in Framnes (Arborg) where he lived all his life. Dad's father died when he was young so he spent his younger years helping his mother and siblings run the family farm until he joined the army. Dad served in the Second World War mostly in Italy for three and one-half years until injury forced him home. Upon returning he met the love of his life and soulmate Johanna. They married in 1947 and spent 61 years together. They worked side by side building up the family dairy and grain farm and raising their family until retirement. Dad also spent some of his early years logging and fishing. He was a very independent man and taught his boys how to build and repair things themselves. Dad built most of the building on the farm himself with his wife and boys by his side. He repaired most of the farm machinery with his boys. He always tried to make time on Sunday's to take us to the lake or go for a drive exploring or go for an ice cream. In Dad's later years he loved to go camping with his kids and grand kids. He spent time playing musical instruments, doing puzzles, playing pool, gardening, cutting wood to heat the home, tending the yard and fixing anything that needed repair. Dad believed that keeping your mind and body busy was the secret. He built wishing wells and created many interesting carved wood and concrete people. He had recently recieved his 50 year pin from the Arborg Legion. Dad and mom used to love going to the meat draws at the Legion on Fridays to visit with family and friends. No words can express how dad and mom will be missed by the family for their warm and welcoming home with something always cooking in the kitchen and dad always there to talk to. The Sunday supper get togethers will never be forgotten and were truly incredible. The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff and residents of the Arborg Assisted Living and Arborg Personal Care Home and Dr. Beukes for the compassionate care for our dear dad. Dad is with mom again. He has been cremated and a private celebration of his life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to the Arborg Assisted Living or Arborg Personal Care Home. FISHER FUNERAL HOME INC. In care of arrangements. Fisher Branch, MB (204) 372-6271 or 372-6803


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