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KRISTJAN VIGFUSSON (published on March 31, 2010)

KRISTJAN VIGFUSSON Peacefully on Monday, March 29, 2010 at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Ashern, Manitoba, Kris Vigfusson of Lundar, Manitoba, aged 85, passed away. He leaves to mourn his passing his son Kris (Cindy), grandchildren Bruce (Cecila) Vigfusson, Dodie (Martin) Bieri, Chayna (Andrew) Lowe, Sturn (Lisa) Vigfusson, Michael (Laura) Vigfusson, great-grandchildren Colt Vigfusson, Juerg and Graidie Bieri and Sigga Vigfusson, brother Kari (Vera) Vigfusson, sisters-in-law Nancy Vigfusson and Kitty Palsson, brother-in-law Steini Palsson along with many nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn are his long time friends Marvin (Ethel) Desjarlais and family, Butch (Judy) Monkman and family and many other friends. He was predeceased by his wife Dora in 1993, son Steini in 1979 and daughter-in-law Lorraine Vigfusson in 2010, mother and father Joe and June Vigfusson, mother-in-law and father-in-law Kristin and Hjartar Palsson, sister Peggy (Etienne) Lamblin, Dora (Krisberg) Magnusson and brother Joe Vigfusson. He was also predeceased by many members of his Palsson family. Kris was born May 21, 1924 at Hove Manitoba. He was the oldest son of June and Joe Vigfusson. In 1942 he met and married his beloved wife Dora Palsson. They farmed at 28's with Dora's brother and sister-in-law Steini and Runa Palsson until moving to Mud Lake Ranch. Together they raised two sons Steini born in 1945, and Kris born in 1949. Afi had many roles in his life. He was first and foremost a husband, father, Afi and long Afi. He always took pride in whatever he did. He played hockey with a passion. He could never understand why the young hockey players needed so many line changes as in his youth he could play a full 60 minutes of hockey. He spent many hours of his life on hockey skates and travelling throughout the Interlake and Manitoba playing the game he loved. He loved his farm, his Hereford cattle and hauling hay on his old blue tractor. He also had a love of horses and had a very strong sense of injustice and disgust if he ever saw a crooked barbed wire fence along a main road. Dad was a school bus driver and very much enjoyed talking over bus trips with his former passengers. He butchered at many farms throughout the Interlake and always enjoyed a cup of coffee and a visit. He was a grateful member of AA for 51 years. He considered every member of AA and Al-Anon a part of his extended family. Afi was an avid card player and always loved to win. He loved nothing better than a good April Fool's joke as many of his neighbours could attest to. He hated the wind and it could make him cranky in a matter of minutes. The one aspect of his life that Afi never lost was his love of music. He enjoyed nothing better than a sing song and could always remember more songs and words than all the rest of us. When Afi became a resident of the care home he continued to work cleaning and helping with kitchen preparation. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Lundar Lutheran Church with Terry Throndson officiating. Interment to follow in the Otto Churchyard Cemetery. We would like to thank the staff at the Lundar Personal Care Home, the E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale and the Lakeshore General Hospital in Ashern for all the kindness and care shown towards Dad/Afi throughout the years and in his passing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lundar Personal Care Home, care of Kelly Granberg, PO Box 296, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0; the Lundar Lutheran Church, PO Box 216, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0; the Lundar Arena, General Delivery, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern Lundar 1-204-768-2072

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