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OLIVER (OLI) SIGURJON WALTERSON (published on September 10, 2011)



OLIVER (OLI) SIGURJON WALTERSON Oliver, born December 27, 1923, passed away September 4, 2011 with family by his side. He will be remembered by his children, Kurt (Joey), Kris (Marlene), Sharon (John), Shaun (Doug) and Michele (Dave); his grandchildren, Vanessa, Tobias, Shane, Rachel (Calvin), Mathew (Samantha), Douglas, Chelsea (Josh), Chad, Brittany, Hillary, Devon, Sarah and Bryer; his great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Cadence, Jasmine, Phoenix, Ryder, Brooke and Serenity. Oliver is predeceased by his parents, Bjarni and Margaret, his sister, Olina, and his brothers, Johann and Kristjan. Oliver was born into a fisherman's family in Winnipegosis, Manitoba. He married Myrtle Goodchild and they raised five children in Winnipegosis and Dauphin. He loved fishing and hunting. He grew to love driving and felt all he needed was to get behind the wheel of a car to feel better. Sunday afternoon drives would take his young family to various places and people around Dauphin. Oliver also liked to play cards and Monopoly with his family and taught his children cribbage and rummy; many a rainy day at the cottage was spent playing cards. He had various careers in his life, including working for Booth Fisheries in Winnipegosis, and Sherrit Gordon Mines in Lynn Lake. He returned to Winnipegosis was awarded the mail transport contract and bought Winnipegosis Taxi which included two taxi cars. He obtained his insurance agent license and worked for Monarch Life Insurance for 20 enjoyable years. He later passed his real estate brokerage license and opened Walterson Real Estate and Insurance in Dauphin. Post-retirement, he worked as a security guard and a Wal-Mart greeter in Winnipeg. He enjoyed each job as it brought him in contact with a variety of people and he loved meeting and talking to people. Oliver was active in the community; he was a member of the Dauphin Commercial Traveller's, Rotary, Mason and Shriner's associations. A private family ceremony to celebrate Oliver's life was held. The family would like to thank Dr. Whiddifield, Pat Tichon and the staff of the palliative care program, Janis Brackman and the second floor staff of the Dauphin Regional Health Centre for their kindness and care in these last two months. In lieu of flowers, donations in Oliver's memory may be made to the Winnipegosis Historical Society, Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services (204) 638-4110 www.sneathstrilchuk.com


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