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Benedikt Arason

Benedikt Arason was born 13 October 1837 in Storú Völlum in Barðarnesi, Hamri, Mývatn, Iceland, and died 5 May 1923 in Kjalvik, Husavik, Manitoba, Canada. There is a very good read on Benedikt in the Gimli Saga on page 446. He was at Kinmount, and Gimli in 1875. "He was also postmaster at the Husavick post office, founded by Sigurdur Kristofersson. " Sigurdur's farm there was called Husavik, which is probably what they meant, that he founded Husavik, not just the PO. Research for his letters detailing this early period.

Marriage 1
Ingibjörg Hallgrímsdóttir, daughter of HALLGRÍMUR JÓNSSON b: 16 Feb 1846 in á Jarlsstöðum í Aðaldal, d: 1899.

1. ASMUNDUR4 BENEDIKTSSON, b. 7 December 1864, Iceland; d. 2 May 1891, Tumslú in Aðaldal (Norðurhlið) Iceland.

Marriage 2
SIGURVEIG JÓNASDÓTTIR 1866 in Iceland, daughter of JÓNAS JÓNSSON and SIGRIÐUR MAGNÚSDÓTTIR.

2. VIGFUS BENEDIKTSSON4 ARASON, b. 9 April 1867, Iceland; d. 12 February 1959, Husavik, Manitoba, Canada.

3. SIGRÚN BENEDIKTSDÓTTIR ARASON, b. 13 December 1868, Hamri in Laxardal, Thingeyjarsyslu, Iceland; d. 4 January 1955, Kjarna, Husavik, Manitoba, Canada (87 years).

4. TRYGGVI BENDIKTSSON ARASON, b. 26 September 1870, Hamri in Laxárdal, Iceland; d. 27 December 1944, Kjalvik, Husavik, Manitoba.

5. ARI ARASON, b. 25 October 1873, Hamri in Laxárdal, Iceland; d. Husavik, Manitoba.

6. GUÐNY ARASON, b. 9 August 1882, Kjalvik, Husavik, Manitoba; d. 7 July 1933.

7. JÓNA ARASON, b. 1884, Husavik, Manitoba; d. 19 November 1982, Winnipeg, Manitoba (98 years).

8.. SKAPTI BENEDIKTSON ARASON, b. 22 March 1888, Kjalvik, Husavik, Manitoba; d. 16 July 1950, Kjalvik, Husavik, Manitoba.

9. SNORRI ARASON, b. Abt. 1890, Husavik, Manitoba; d. Husavik, Manitoba.

10.. BOGI BENEDIKTSSON ARASON, b. April 1891, Husavik, Manitoba; d. 18 February 1893, Husavik, Manitoba


Father: Vigfússon, Ari
Mother: Ásmundsdóttir, Guðrún


1. Ásmundur Arason, b. 7 December 1864, Iceland; d. 2 May 1891, Tumslú in Aðaldal (Norðurhlið) Iceland.
2. Benedikt Arason, b. 13 Oct 1837
3. Vigfús Arason "elsti", b. 18 May 1839
4. Guðný Aradóttir, b. 11 May 1840
5. Vigfús Arason "yngri", b. 03 Sep 1842
6. Vigfús Arason "yngsti", b. 19 Dec 1844
6. Ari Arason, b. 25 Sep 1846
7. Gudrun Sigvaldson, b. 04 May 1848,
Near Thingeyjarsysla, Iceland

8. Guðfinna Aradóttir, b. 27 May 1849
9. Guðfinna Aradóttir, b. 27 May 1849
10 Skafti Arason, b. 10 Sep 1850, Pioneer
11. Sigfús Arason, b. 24 Jul 1852
12 Kristjana Aradóttir, b. 29 May 1857


..... 1 Benedikt Arason b: 13 Oct 1837 in á Stóruvöllum, d: 05 May 1923 in í Ameríku
..... + Ingibjörg Hallgrímsdóttir b: 16 Feb 1846 in á Jarlsstöðum í Aðaldal, d: 1899
..... + Sigurveig Jónasdóttir b: 15 Dec 1847 in á Halldórsstöðum í Laxárdal, d: 27 Dec 1944 in í Ameríku
........... 2 Vigfús Benediktsson b: 09 Apr 1867 in á Hamri í Laxárdal, d: 12 Feb 1959 in í Ameríku
........... 2 Sigrun "Runa" Benediktsdottir b: 13 Dec 1868 in á Hamri í Laxárdal
........... + Halldor Kjernested
................. 3 Kristjan Vilhelm Kernested m. Sigridur N. J. Hanson Kernested (more below)
....................... 4 Lilja Kernested
....................... 4 Margaret Kernested
........... 2 Tryggvi Benediktsson
................. 3 Frieda Benediktsson
........... 2 Ari Benediktsson b: 25 Oct 1873 in Hamri
........... 2 Skafti Benediktsson b: 22 Mar 1888 in í Ameríku, d: 16 Jul 1950 in í Ameríku
........... 2 Gudny Arason
........... 2 Jona Arason
........... 2 Vigfus Arason


Benedikt Arason
Son of Ari Vigfusson, b. 28 May 1803 at á Þverá í Reykjahverfi and Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, b. Abt. 1772 at á Skútustöðum [Iceland]


Benedikt Arason
Courtesy of the Lilja Kernestead Collection

SIBLINGS:
Ásmundur Arason, b. 10 Nov 1836
Benedikt Arason, b. 13 Oct 1837
Vigfús Arason "elsti", b. 18 May 1839
Guðný Aradóttir, b. 11 May 1840
Vigfús Arason "yngri", b. 03 Sep 1842
Vigfús Arason "yngsti", b. 19 Dec 1844
Ari Arason, b. 25 Sep 1846
Gudrun Sigvaldson, b. 04 May 1848, Near Thingeyjarsysla, Iceland
Guðfinna Aradóttir, b. 27 May 1849
Skafti Arason, b. 10 Sep 1850, Pioneer
Sigfús Arason, b. 24 Jul 1852
Kristjana Aradóttir, b. 29 May 1857

1st marriage to Ingibjörg Hallgrímsdóttir
CHILDREN:
Asmundur BENEDIKTSSON

2nd Marriage to Sigurveig Jónasdóttir
CHILDREN:
2. Vigfus BENEDIKTSSON4 ARASON, b. 9 April 1867
3. SIGRÚN BENEDIKTSDÓTTIR ARASON, b. 13 December 1868
4. Tryggvi BENDIKTSSON ARASON, b. 26 September 1870
5. Ari ARASON, b. 25 October 1873
6. GUÐNY ARASON, b. 9 August 1882
7. JÓNA ARASON, b. 1884
8.. Skapti BENEDIKTSON ARASON, b. 22 March 1888
9. Snorri ARASON, b. Abt. 1890, Husavik, Manitoba; d. Husavik, Manitoba.
10.. Bogi BENEDIKTSSON ARASON, b. April 1891

Brother of Gudrun ARRADOTTIR Sigvaldason

Lilja Kernestead Collection- See Photo Main Page

Clann Sigvaldson (Group Photos)

The Green Album with the Sigvaldasons (John/Frank)


Arason Ship Info
BenedictArason Ship Info



Ásmundur Arason, b. 10 Nov 1836


Benedikt Arason, b. 13 Oct 1837


Kristjan Vilhelm Kernested
Father of Lilja
Courtesy of The Lilja Kernestead Collection

Kristjan Vilhelm Kernested
Courtesy of The Lilja Kernestead Collection


Sigridur Salome Bergman Whittaker and Sigridur N. J. Hanson Kernested, Mother of Lilja
Courtesy of The Lilja Kernestead Collection


Left one is Unknown


Jona Arason , unknown, ?





Vigfús Arason "yngri", b. 03 Sep 1842
Vigfús Arason "yngsti", b. 19 Dec 1844
Ari Arason, b. 25 Sep 1846
Gudrun Sigvaldson, b. 04 May 1848, Near Thingeyjarsysla, Iceland
Guðfinna Aradóttir, b. 27 May 1849
Skafti Arason, b. 10 Sep 1850, Pioneer
Sigfús Arason, b. 24 Jul 1852
Kristjana Aradóttir, b. 29 May 1857


GLADYS LENCHUK
(GLADYS) VILFRIDUR AURORA LENCHUK (nee JOHNSON) October 24, 1918 - September 21, 2012 At the Betel Home in Gimli, Gladys Lenchuk, aged 93 years, passed away. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Gimli. Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Oct 13, 2012

(GLADYS) VILFRIDUR AURORA LENCHUK (nee JOHNSON) October 24, 1918 - September 21, 2012 At the Betel Home in Gimli, Gladys Lenchuk, aged 93 years, passed away. Gladys was predeceased by her parents Gudny Arason and Gudmunder S. Johnson of Glenboro; her loving husband Harry; sisters Hermina Johnson and Sigrun Johnson; brother Ben Johnson; sons-in-law Dave Purvis and Red Sturgess; granddaughter-in-law Carolyn Sturgess. She is survived by her children Linda Purvis, Kathy Sturgess, Lorna Welch (Larry), Heather Dankochik (Gregory), David Lenchuk (Pauline), Edward Lenchuk, Mark Lenchuk (Donna); her grandchildren David Purvis, Christopher Purvis (Kate), Kelly Sturgess, Leah Sturgess, Dan Sturgess (Sheila), Don Welch (Kristy), Wade Welch, Wellington Dankochik (Theresa), Michael Lenchuk and Calandra Lenchuk, and great-grandchildren Brandon Purvis, Mathew and Mason Sturgess, Scott and Jimmy Sturgess, Harris and Hunter Dankochik. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Cecelia Glowa (John), Helen Schwartz, Jona Johnson, numerous nieces and nephews, and by a very close friend, Gloria Goodman. Born in Glenboro, Manitoba, Vilfridur Aurora was a happy child, she was quickly nicknamed Gladys and it stuck. The youngest of four children she grew up on a farm outside of Glenboro. Her mother died when she was a young girl and she was very helpful on the farm. After completing school Gladys arrived in Gimli, and began working at the Betel Home in Gimli as a cook. That's where she met Harry Lenchuk and the romance blossomed. Harry and Gladys were married in Gimli in August of 1943. They raised their children in Gimli for several years and when the opportunity arose, Gladys and Harry moved out to the farm where they continued to raise their family. Never one to shirk from hard work there was always something to do, raising cows, pigs, chickens and geese, a big vegetable garden and raspberries to pick and sell. Gladys had a love of gardening and tried anything, asparagus, rhubarb, currants, apples, plums, pears, etc. She passed this love of growing things on to her children and to many others through the Minerva 4-H Club as a garden leader for several years. She had an interest in Mother Nature's creatures and encouraged that in her children. She loved to travel, near or far, and was always ready for a new adventure. She studied the Icelandic language as an adult and got a chance to live a dream of visiting Iceland where she was able to meet many relatives. At the age of 70, on a Mexican vacation with her son Mark and his wife Donna, Gladys proved that age is just a number when she went para-sailing. She was an experienced line dancer and kept dancing well into her 80s. She was a very insightful woman who cared for her family. She was loved and will be much missed. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Gimli. The family would like to thank the staff at the Gimli Betel Home. Goda Nott Elskan. Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements. www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Publish Date: Sep 25, 2012
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 13, 2012
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WILLIAM ODGER
WILLIAM JAMES ODGER William (Bill) passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Johnson Memorial Hospital, at the age of 86 following a lengthy illness. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Lynn Odger, Kevin Paradis, granddaughter Allison Odger, Oscar and Dewey, sisters Lorraine Burnby and Joyce (Ken) Schmid. Bill was predeceased by his wife Sigurveig (December 15, 2004). They spent 57 happy years together. He was recently predeceased by his son Patrick Odger (April 5, 2012), also predeceased by his brother-in-law John Arason (July 2009) and sister-in-law Ag Arason in 1987. Bill was born June 1, 1925, in Winnipeg where he grew up. At the age of 18, he joined the Navy where he served during the Second World War until the end of the war. He returned to Winnipeg where he married Sigurveig Arason of Husavik, Manitoba. He resumed his machinist apprenticeship at C.P.R., where he worked for 43 years. Together they raised their two children in Winnipeg, Bill and his family enjoyed many weekends and summers in Husavik at the family cottage. Bill had many interests which included building, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and swimming. He was a Red Cross swimming instructor and volunteered his time teaching swimming to many children including Boy Scouts. Bill also volunteered time coaching hockey and baseball in his neighborhood community club in North Kildonan. Bill retired from the C.P.R. at the age of 60 to his cottage in Husavik, he and his wife started to travel which included an extended trip to Australia and New Zealand with sister Lorraine and her husband Don. They also spent several winters in Mesa, Arizona. Bill enjoyed his property in Husavik and spent many hours tending to his Shangri la. Following a stroke in 2007, Bill fought to stay home to remain independent. Reluctantly his illness forced him into the hospital in January 2012. His final struggle was the sudden passing of his son Patrick in April 2012. No formal funeral service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to: KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 Henderson Hwy. 338-0331 Condolences may be sent to www.klassenfuneralhome.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 26, 2012
Courtesy of Lilja Kernestead
Frú Guðfinna Aradðottir Bergmann
Fædd 27. maí 1851, dáin 29. nóv 1920
Kona sú sem hér er getið var svo merk og mikilhæf að Íslendingum yfír höfuð væri rangt gert ef hennar væri ekki minst, en hins vegar var hún svo lans við tildur og yfirlæti að misbjóða minning hennar.
Guðfinna var fædd að Hamri í Laxárdal í Þingeyjarsýslu á Íslandi 27. maí 1851. Foreldrar hennar voru Ari Vigfússon og Guðrún Asmundsdóttir. Hún fluttist til Vesturheims 1874 og átti heima um tíma í Milwaukee. 5. Júní 1884 giftist hún í Chicago eftirlifandi manni sínum Hjálmari Jónssyni Bergmann sem Þá var firðfitari hjá járnbrautarfélagi, en hefir nú um 20 ára skeið unnið á eigin reikning við gull of silfurbræðslu og smiðað sjálfur verksmiðju sína að mestu leyti.
Þau hjön eignaðust fjögur börn,dóu tvö í æsku, en tvö lífa, Hjálmar, meðeigandi í verksmiðu föður síns, og Helen, heima hjá föður sínum.
Guðfinna sál lætur eftir sig tvö systkinin á lifi, Benedikt Arason að Húsavík í Nýja Íslandi og Guðrúnu Sigvaldason í Glenboro í Arglebygð, alls voru sistkinin 12 og var einn Þeirra Skafti Arason í Argyle bygð, einnig Guðný, sem dó í sömu bygð.
Guöfinna var rausmarkona him mesta, gædd kjarki og Þreki í fylsta mæli, bar einstaklega gott skyn á bókmentir og las mikið. Hún var trú og vinföst, en ekki vinnur allra, bjartsýn og viðsýn og gædd dýpri skilningi en alment gerist.
Hús Þeirra hjóna var öllum opið, voru Þau sann íslenzk í gestrisni og góðum viðtökum ; munu Þeir fáir landarnit sem um gengri eða skemmri tíma áttu dvöl í Chicago og ekki fundu brátt aðdráttarafl að heimili Þeirra Bergmanns hjóna, og Þótt Þar ríki andinn sami Þá er Þar stærra skarð fyrir skildi en fylt verði.

Mrs. Bergmann Guðfinna Aradðottir
Born 27 May 1851 , died 29 November 1920
Woman here mentioned was so marked and mikilhæf to Iceland over the head would do wrong if it was not my but on the other hand, she LANs with tildes and hospitality offending her memory .
Guðfinna was born at Hammer of Laxárdalr Þingeyjarsýsla in Iceland 27 May 1851 . Her parents were Ari Vigfússon and Gudrun Ásmundsdóttir . She emigrated to America in 1874 and lived for a time in Milwaukee . 5 June 1884 she married in Chicago surviving husband Hjalmar Jonsson Bergmann who was firðfitari with railroad company, but has now about 20 years working on their own account with the gold of silver smelting and built himself factory mainly .
Eignaðust the couple have four children , two died in childhood , but two lives, Helmets , a partner in the project -tune your father , and Helen , at home with his father.
Guðfinna soul leaves behind two siblings alive, Benedikt Arason Húsavík in Iceland and New Gudrun Sigvaldason Glen Boro in Arglebygð , sistkinin total of 12 and was one of the shaft Arason settled in Argyle , also Guðný , who died in the same settled .
Guöfinna was rausmarkona him most , endowed with courage and endurance in fylsta scale , a particularly good understanding of the literature and read a lot . It was faith and vinföst , but not all work , optimism and openness , and endowed with a deeper understanding than mainstream population.
House wife were open to all , they were in truth not the Icelandic hospitality and good welcome they receive landarnit as walks or short term stay in Chicago were not found soon and attraction to their home Bergmann couple, and if it states the same Spirit The Since a larger gap than did Complete parts prices.
Loose Google Translation of text below

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DONNA ARASON
DONNA ELVENE ARASON (nee BALDWIN) Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at the age of 78 years, Donna Elvene Arason (nee Baldwin) of Glenboro, MB. Donna leaves to mourn her passing, her loving husband Herman; children, Signe (Brad) Jewett of Winnipeg, Laura Arason of Squamish, BC, John (Rhonda) Arason of Selkirk; four grandchildren, Colin, Marcus, Devon, and Zane; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Donna was predeceased by her brother Ben Baldwin. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB with Pastor Don Miller officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Donna's memory to the Olafson Brothers Memorial Fund, c/o Glen Witherspoon, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0. Jamieson Funeral Service of Baldur-Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 20, 2006
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EVELYN PANTEL
EVELYN MARIE-ROSE YVONNE PANTEL It is with great sadness we announce the loss of Evelyn who passed away on June 12, 2013 in Calgary, AB at the age of 83. Evelyn was born in Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB on July 7, 1929 and raised near Cypress River where she loved to ride horses, play baseball and attend school. She married Allan Tryggvi Arason of Cypress River, MB in 1950 and from that came six children, nine grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. She loved her family and her ties to them were resilient and everlasting. Evelyn's work life ranged from employment at universities and school boards to selling real estate and running her own bed and breakfast. She enjoyed reading, travel, playing Scrabble, completing crosswords and watching Jeopardy and curling. Evelyn will be incredibly missed by her children; Glen, Dianne (Guy), Lynette, Cindy and Neil (Kelly); her grandchildren Michael (SaraJane), Kristin, Andrea, Leslie, Christine, Jillian, Lindsay, Liam and Charlotte; her great- grandchildren Cameron and Damion; and her sisters, Lillian and Arlette (Pete). Evelyn was predeceased by her sister Helen, husband Allan, son Gary and son-in-law Bob. A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: http://www.diabetes.ca/ Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.edenbrookcemetery.ca http://www.edenbrookcemetery.ca/ . Arrangements entrusted to EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary AB, (17th Avenue SW and Lower Springbank Rd).
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 22, 2013
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FLORENCE ARASON
FLORENCE HELEN ARASON (nee YEO) Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday January 8, 2010 at the age of 81 years, Florence Helen Arason (nee Yeo), of Cypress River MB. Florence leaves to mourn her passing her children Vivian (Dave) Boone of Calgary AB, Marvin (Shelley) Arason of Cypress River, three grandchildren Katie, Kristine and Josh (Breanne), sisters-in-law Winona Yeo and Helen Arason of Cypress River as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Florence was predeceased by her husband Bryan (1996), son Bruce (1976), parents Bert (1989) and Maggie Yeo (1960) and by a brother Russel Yeo (2009). Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cypress River United Church with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment to follow in the Glencoe Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Florence's memory to the Cypress River Area Foundation or to the Cypress River Senior Centre, Cypress River MB R0K 0P0. On line condolences can be sent to jamiesonsfuneralser@mts.net. Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 11, 2010
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GARY ARASON
GARY ALLAN ARASON 1952 - 2004 Gary Allan Arason of Calgary passed away at home, where he resided for the past seven years with his mother, on Friday, September 24, 2004 at the age of 51 years. Gary was born on October 29, 1952, in Winnipeg, MB where he attended the University of Manitoba and Red River Community College. He received, respectively, his BA with an Economics major and his Business Administration Diploma. Gary received a scholarship for school and worked for the CNR as a station agent. He was a talented curler and a provincial champion and went on to represent Manitoba in the Winter Games in Saskatoon. Gary was in the Air Force Cadets, in which he took great pride. After university he moved to Calgary and worked in the oil industry as a Financial Analyst. Gary became involved in swimming and skiing, for which he won a Bronze Medal in the Paraplegic Games, and enjoyed a good game of Scrabble with his mother. Gary will be sadly missed by his mother Evelyn Pantel; brothers and sisters, Glen, Dianne (Guy) Thornton, Lynette (Bob) Lagimodiere, Cindy, and Neil (Kelly) his nieces and nephews, Michael and Kristin Arason, Andrea and Leslie Arason, Christine and Jillian Thornton, Lindsay Lagimodiere, and Liam and Charlotte Arason; as well as his aunts, Lillian Thiele and Arlette (Pete) Johns, Helen Arason, and Florence Arason, and uncle Alain Durand and many cousins. Gary was predeceased by his father Allan Triggvi Arason. A Private Funeral Service was held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAYS Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #105, 7500 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0L9 Telephone (403)266-0620. In living memory of Gary Arason, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 241-0044.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 02, 2004
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HELEN ARASON
HELEN JANET ARASON Passed away at the Glenboro Personal Care Home on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the age of 93 years, Helen Janet Arason (nee Patterson), of Cypress River MB. Helen leaves to mourn her passing her four children Debbie Nordal (Barry) of Cypress River, Kerry Arason (Joe) of Winnipeg, Tryggvi Arason (Lori) of Cypress River, Janette (Joe) Desjarlais of Winnipeg; eight grandchildren, Stephanie (Alex), Vanessa, Michael, Matthew (Tina), Tiffany, Ariel (Anthony), Aslinn (Tanner) & Taylor; four great-grandchildren Carter, Ariel, Trinity and Faith and by a sister-in-law Isabelle Patterson. Helen was predeceased by her husband Elmer in 1998, brothers Alex, James and David and by sisters Isabelle and Jean. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cypress River United Church. Interment to follow in the Glencoe Cemetery, Cypress River. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Helen's memory to the Cypress River Congregate Meals Program, c/o Sherry Truelove, Box 221 Cypress River MB R0K 0P0 or to the Glenboro Personal Care Home, Box 310 Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0. On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com. Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2013
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HERMAN ARASON
HERMAN ARASON Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Friday, January 11, 2008 at the age of 84, Herman Arason of Glenboro, MB. Herman leaves to mourn his passing his three children, Signe (Brad) Jewett of Winnipeg, Laura Arason of Squamish, BC, John (Rhonda) Arason of Selkirk, MB., grandchildren, Colin, Marcus, Devon and Zane; also by sisters, Alice Ferg of Brandon, Lillian Davidson of Edmonton, AB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Herman was predeceased by his wife Donna (nee Baldwin) in 2006, by a sister Emily (Tom) Oleson, and by brothers-in-law Lorne Ferg and Jack Davidson. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Pastors Don Miller officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Herman's memory to the Olafson Brothers Fund, c/o Wayne Davidson, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0 or the Glenboro Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, c/o Lorelie Mitchell. Jamieson Funeral Service of Baldur-Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 14, 2008
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FERG: Alice Margaret Ferg (Arason), March 18, 1925 - January 31, 2014. Alice passed away peacefully in her sleep in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 88 years. She will forever be remembered by her children Ronel (Stan) Salwach, Mark (Theresa) Ferg, Ora Justice (Robyn Singleton), Kristine Ferg, Marla Ferg, her 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, her sister Lillian Davidson, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Alice was predeceased by her husband Lorne, her sister Emily Oleson and her brother Herman Arason. She was born in Winnipeg, raised in Glenboro and lived in Flin Flon, Dauphin and Brandon. She was involved in many community activities and events wherever she lived. Alice will always be remembered for her positive and fun-loving attitude, and her warm and gracious hugs. She was blessed to have MANY wonderful friends of all ages. A celebration of Alice's life will be held at a date to be announced. Donations in remembrance of Alice may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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JOHN ARASON
JOHN ARASON John passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009 at his residence. He is survived by niece Lynn Odger, nephew Pat Odger, and their dad William Odger. Respecting his wishes, cremation has taken place, and no formal funeral service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to: KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 Henderson Hwy. 338-0331 Send expressions of sympathy at www.mem.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 25, 2009
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MELVIN ARASON
MELVIN ARASON It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden death of Melvin Arason on Thursday, December 9, 2004 at his residence at the age of 68. Melvin was born July 15, 1936. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and good friend, Marge; sons Jerry (Amanda) and Adrien (Carol) daughters, Carol (Jim), Judy (Ed), Debbie (Chuck), Louise (Ken) and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his wife Evelyn Arason 15 years earlier. He will be missed by many comrades and friends from the Army and Navy. Memorial service will be held on Monday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk with Pastor Stan Richards officiating. Interment will be held on Sunday, Decemeber 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the Ste. Annes Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery in Ste. Anne, MB. In lieu of flowers, a charity of ones choice. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 12, 2004
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SIGURVEIG ODGER
SIGURVEIG ODGER (nee ARASON) Peacefully on Wednesday, December 15, 2004, Sigurveig passed away at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Gimli, MB. She is lovingly remembered by her husband William; her daughter Lynn (Kevin); her son Patrick; her granddaughter Allison; her brother John Arason; her sisters-in-law Lorraine (Donald) Burnaby and Joyce (Ken) Schmid, as well as many other relatives. Sigurveig was born and raised on her family's farm, Kjalvik, in Husavik. She left at age 18 to attend business college in Winnipeg, MB. She worked for Imperial Tobacco until she and William began raising their family. Upon retirement they moved back to Husavik. Sigurveig enjoyed gardening, curling, and snowmobiling of which she was looking forward to this winter. She also spent many years travelling with family including a few winters in Arizona. She loved to laugh and make others around her laugh too. She will be remembered in our hearts always. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gimli Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank Dr. R. C. Patel and the nurses at Johnson Memorial Hospital for their compassion and care. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 19, 2004
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Emily Oleson
The community of Glenboro was saddened on Tuesday June 23, 1998 to learn of the peaceful passing of Anna Emily Oleson (nee Arason) 77, at Brandon after a short stay in the General Hospital.
Emily was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on April 13,1921, the eldest daughter of Aurora (Addie) and August Arason, pioneer settlers of the Argyle District.

IMG_SCAN_0051 August Arason in Beard growing contest
Roy believes this is the same mentioned in this story above.

She was educated at Glenboro School achieving good grades and graduating from high school. She took part in most school activities, was particularly active in singing and amateur theatrical productions and enjoyed sports. Following graduation she worked for a time as an operator (central) with the telephone system, at that time a manual multi-party line system, and she had many humourous tales to tell from her experience in that position.
In 1941 she married Thomas (Tom) E. Oleson, an implement dealer in partnership with his father. Together they worked tirelessly on behalf of the Lutheran Church and community and raised four sons. Emily was devoted to her family, kind, caring, generous and compassionate towards all. She possessed a fine sense of humour, was quiet spoken and rarely showed anger.
Family gatherings were always warm occasions, made especially enjoyable by the Icelandic delicacies (brown bread, vínarterta, pönnukökur) which she so lovingly prepared.
She was a pillar of the community, a lifelong member of the Glenboro Lutheran Church,
and was an active volunteer member of the Ladies Aid, the Hospital Aid and the
church and community choir. She enjoyed music, reading, attending area music festivals, movies and theatre and in her teens playing tennis. She took particular pleasure in playing bridge with her ladies' bridge club that remained together for almost fifty years.
Bird watching was a great joy to her, as were her drives around the countryside with her friends.
Emily was predeceased by her father August (1958), mother Addie (1961) and husband
Tom (1979). She leaves to mourn her sons Tom and wife Sandi, Bob, Richard and wife Irma and Allan and grandchildren Michael, Heather, Lara and Jordy. She also leaves to mourn her Aunt Ruby Jones, her brother Herman Arason and wife Donna, sisters Alice Ferg and Lillian Davidson as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She lived life with love, kindness, generosity, compassion and grace. Emily will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all.
The funeral service was held on June 26, 1998 in the Glenboro Lutheran Church, which had been the focus of many of her activities and was such an important part of her life
Pastor Donna Smalley officiated at the service and the interment at the Glenboro Cemetery where she now rests in peace beside her beloved husband Tom.
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SYLVIA MASALES
SYLVIA ARASON MAGNUS MASALES Peacefully, at West Park Manor on June 11, 2009. Born in Manitou and raised in Glenboro, Manitoba. Sylvia studied in Winnipeg and moved to Calgary where she worked for several years. She returned to Winnipeg to be with her family. After a long career with Great West Life Assurance, Sylvia married Bill Masales and moved to Mississauga, Ontario, returning to Winnipeg and her family following Bill's passing. Sylvia was a great supporter of all family matters and maintained tight bonds with the Arason/Magnus family Icelandic relatives and heritage. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Bill, her sister Eleanore Sinclair and brothers Lloyd and Herman Magnus. Sylvia is survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews who will all miss her dearly. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 at Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue. Relatives and friends attending the graveside service may meet at the cemetery entrance. A reception will follow at the Holiday Inn Airport West, 2520 Portage Avenue. Condolences: www.bardal.ca
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 20, 2009
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HEIMSKRINGLA
16/05/1923
Benedikt Arason frá Husavík, Man., lezt 4 Þ.m. að heimili sínu. Benedikt sál var einn affyrstu íslenzku landnemunum hér vestra; kom til Þessa lands árið 1874. Dvaldi eitt ár í Ontario en flutti til Nýja Íslands 1875.
Nam hann land í grend við heimili Það, er hann hefir búið á s.l. 34 ár, og nefndi Kjalvik. Kona Benedikts heitir Sigurveig Jónasdóttir, komu Þau gift að heiman og lifir hún mann sinn. Benedikt var í sveitarstjórn um tíma og póstafgreiðslumaður í 20 ár. Munu bygðarmenn lengi minnast hinnar lipru framkomu hans og hjálpfysi við Þá er Þerftu.
Voru hjónin mjög samtaka í rausn og greiðvikni og ánnu sér traust virð ingu og hlýhug Þeirra, er Þeim hafa kynst, og :eir eru margir. Benedikt heitinn var ættaður úr Þingeyjarsýslu, fæddur 14 oktober 1837, og Því á 86 ári er hann andaðist.
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