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Emily Jonasson

Emily Helga Jonasson

April 6th, 1935 - May 6th, 2019
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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear Mom and Amma, Emily Jonasson, at the Arborg Hospital on May 6, 2019.

Emily is lovingly remembered by her children Wendy (Dexter), Lyle (Debbie), Kevin, Wesley (Sandy) and daughter-in-law Cathy; grandchildren Erin (Joel), Mark, Laura, Reid, Dana, Kate, Aleah, Luke and Matthew. She also leaves behind her brother Leo (Johanna) Gudmundson, sister-in-law Merrilyn Gudmundson, nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her husband Bjossi, son Glenn, parents Ragnar and Rannveig Gudmundson, siblings Marvin and Violet, niece Donna, in-laws Bjorg Bjornson, Konni and Kristjana Sigurdson, and Helga Jonasson.

Mom was born on April 6, 1935 in Winnipeg. She was the oldest of four children and grew up on the family farm in Vidir. After grade school she attended Success Business College in Winnipeg and then returned to Arborg to work – but not for very long - as she and dad married on August 18, 1956. They enjoyed 47 years of married life together. They lived and raised their family in Arborg until 1969 when they decided to return to their home community of Vidir to farm, where with Kevin’s help mom lived until her passing.

Mom devoted her life to her family. She worked hard her entire life raising her children, running the household and helping with the farm. When grandchildren came along she always had time to play. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She was compassionate, caring and kind to everyone she met. She was also a tireless caregiver for others, including for dad in the later years of his life. She so enjoyed spending time with her sister-in-law Helga with whom she had such a special relationship. She was a long time member of the Ardal-Geysir Lutheran Church and the ELW, and later a member of the Vidir Ladies Aid.

Mom loved farm life – being in nature, looking for the first signs of wild flowers in the spring, tending to her garden and flowers, picking raspberries, taking the grandkids for walks after dark to look at the stars. Most of all she loved her family and in recent years couldn’t tell us that enough.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Ardal-Geysir Lutheran Church in Arborg. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted in her memory to the Ardal-Geysir Lutheran Church or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
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    Friday, May 24, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 24, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Ardal-Geysir Lutheran Church
    Address
    ARBORG, MB
    Officiant
    Pastor Courtenay Reedman Parker

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