Lögberg-Heimskringla - 22.06.2001, Blaðsíða 7

Lögberg-Heimskringla - 22.06.2001, Blaðsíða 7
Lögberg-Heimskringla • Föstudagur 22. júní 2001 • 7 "Any man's death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind ... No man is an island, entire ofhimself."—John Donne • "Maður er manns gaman."—Hávamál Spotlighting lives lived and milestones in the lives of Icelandic North Americans. A beautiful smile and infectious laugh GISLI SIGFUSSON 1934 - 2001 SUDDENLY ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10, at the age of sixty-six, we lost Gísli Julian (Siggi) Sigfusson, beloved husband of Joyce, Father of Ardis (Wayne Martyniuk, Arla (Kevin Magalas), Blair (Karmen) and afi to Brett Larissa and Troy Martyniuk and Danika Magalas. He also leaves to mourn his sister Oleen (Ray), brothers Flovent (Rita) and Elmer, sister-in-law Joan (Siggi), in-laws Merle, Lloyd (Edna) and Evelyn, also numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by infant son Brendan, his mother and father Anna and Gísli, two brofhers Sigmar (Margaret), and Skapti, brothers-in-law Larus and Einar. Gísli was born in Oakview in 1934. He married Joyce in 1959 and they resided in Winnipeg. He was a carpenter by trade at which he worked until 1965 when he was employed by the City of Winnipeg, Water and Waste Department rising to the position of supervisor. Always a hard worker, Gísli felt any job worth doing was to be done properly. He officially retired in 1995; however, his strong work ethic continued in his retirement years spending countless hours helping his friends and family. Behind the scenes he was the backbone of Sigfusson Nursery Schools. He had many hobbies, including travelling, curl- ing, baseball, hunting, and snowmobil- ing. His true passion was woodworking. However, the majority of his time was spent taking care of his family. Friends young and old were drawn to Gísli's waim personality and were greeted with the old familiar slap on the back. With his beautiful smile and infectious laugh he made everyone feel special. Our family is a circle of love, and Gísli was the centre always caring, giv- ing, comforting and loving. He played endlessly and tirelessly with his adored grandchildren, inventing games and building "stuff' as they went along. They all agree with little Troy: "My afi ... my best friend". A celebration of Gísli's life and love was held at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Mount Royal and Turner (off Ness) on Friday, June 15 at 2:00 pm. Private internment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to "KidSport" c/o Sport Manitoba, 200 Main St., R3C 4M2. "Rest in peace darling, we miss you terribly already." Neil Bardal Inc. 949-2200 Hallvard Vinje Stavanger, Norway Afew years ago I bought a strange large "coin" thing. It is 6.9 cm in diameter and came with a litle stand. The language written on it looks like Icelandic, but I have never found out what it means. Can anyone please help me identify the object? inl heritaqe siqns Ekra is located at SE 24-22-4E: Municipality of Bifrost. It is currently owned by Gudrun Dryden Former Owners were Helgi G. Helgason, Gunnar Helgason The reason for the choice of the name is unknown. For more information, contact the INL at (204) 642-5897 Front face of the piece. Back face of the piece. Images courtesy of. Hallvard Vmje Concordia Lutheran celebrates 100 years Concordia Lutheran Church. Photo courtesy qfjoyce Johnson Joyce Johnson Churchbrjdge, SK This year Concordia Lutheran Church at Churchbridge, Sask. is celebrating its lOOth Anniversary. Concordia was founded by the Icelandic settlement on November 5, 1901. The group that strarted the church had belonged to Thingvalla but found they were too far from church and community and want- ed a parish in their own district. In 1963 Thingvalla Congregation joined in membership at Concordia, and in 1964 Peace German Lutheran church merged with Concordia. On August 5, 2001, Concordia is holding a celebration at Churchbridge to com- memorate the lOOth Anniversary. An invitation has been extended to all who had been baptized or confirmed in Concordia. An invitation is also extend- ed to anyone who may have been missed or who would like to attend. It is requested that you let the committee know if you are coming so we can acco- FAMILYlFUNERAL COUNSELLORS Ph: (204) 949-2200 Fax: (204)783-5916 www.nbardal.mb.ca 984 Portage Avenue, at Aubrey Street A Complete, C o n t e m p o r a r y Funeral Facility lýhen the harcíest decisions neecC to Be made... Scrving Winnipeg & Rural Manitoba modate people for meals etc. Phone: (306) 896-2256 or email arjoy@sk.sympatico.ca. Lögberg-H ei m skri ngl a Classifieds • Recycle your used items! Sell them in Lögherg-Heimskringla Classifieds. • Looking for something? Place an ad in the Wanted Section. • List your house or cottage in the Real Estate section. Call us to place your classifíeds! (204) 642-9133 A reunion for the descendants of Sigurður Bárðarson and Sigurður Guðmundsson Nordal is planned for Pincher Creek Alberta on August 3, 4, & 5, 2001. This is going to be a fun event celebrating our fam- ily history and lcelandic culture. There are many other activities planned for the week- end. For those on the net go to http://www.bardarson-nordal.org for all the information and registration forms._______ Support your local library! Donate a sub- scription to L-H to your library, if they do not already subscribe, or extend your library's existing subscription._________ All donations to Lögberg-Heimskringla Inc. are tax-deductible under Canadian laws._______ Do your grandchildren subscribe to L- Hl If not, why not give a gift subscrip- tion—the perfect way to keep your Icelandic heritage alive. Classified Advertising $15 minimum, $3 per line based on five words per line. After three inserts, your fourth is free. 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