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INGIBJORG EGGERTINA (INGA) CARR (published on September 22, 2011)



INGIBJORG EGGERTINA (INGA) CARR October 9, 1927 - September 19, 2011 On Monday, September 19, after a full and active life, Inga Carr, aged 83, passed away on the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital. Inga will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 63 years, Bill Carr and their two children Randell Carr (Josée Francoeur) and Cindy Huska (Arnold); her sister Chris Bjorklund; grandchildren Jennefer Larsen (Leif), Will Huska, Tim Huska, Simon Carr, Isabelle Carr; great-grandchildren Scarlett Larsen and Daisy Larsen; nieces and nephews Donna Dzydz, Diane Dzydz, Linda Dzydz, Barry Dzydz (Penny), Brian Bjorklund (Jocelyn), Marion Pengali, Lynn Otter (Bette), Murray Otter (Brenda), Karen Hadder (Del) and Norma Cone (Mike). She was predeceased by her mother Elin Sigurdson, her father Harry Sigurdson, sisters Margaret Dzydz and Mac Otter, her brother Steve Sigurdson and her niece Lorna Todson. Inga was born in Arnes, Manitoba and lived in Gimli, Manitoba during her teenage years. In 1948 she married William Carr of Carmen, Manitoba. They lived briefly in Winnipeg prior to moving to Cavalier, North Dakota and Glenwood, Minnesota, returning to Selkirk, Manitoba in 1962 and moving back to Winnipeg in 1969. Inga was known for her musical abilities (piano and accordion), her skill at golf and curling, as well as her passion for community service. She served on both the Winnipeg Presbytery and MNWO Conference with the United Church of Canada, and was a board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association in the 1960s and again in the 1980s. She was a member of the Fort Garry United Church and served for many years on the Outreach Committee and the Adult Education Committee. A strong advocate, Inga argued for a more humane health care system and for justice and truth in all areas of public affairs. She worked for 11 years (1977 through 1988) as the community animator/facilitator for Videon Community Television. In 1991, she joined the Caregivers National Advisory Committee where she petitioned for the rights of family caregivers for the physically and mentally disabled. She conducted numerous workshops on depression and music therapy. Music was a constant companion in Inga's life. She developed her own unique style of Dixieland Jazz and often adapted traditional lyrics to communicate her advocacy messages. Her showmanship and passion for life will be missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, Inga's wish was for her friends to donate to a charity of their choice. Thomson In the Park 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com


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