Helen Marjorie Eiriksson
EIRIKSSON: Helen Einarson was born in Winnipegosis, Manitoba on June 24, 1927, the
Eleanor OLTEANOLTEAN, Eleanor June
December 15, 1924 – Calgary, Alberta
February 24, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta
Eleanor Oltean (nee Lloyd) of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Hospice on Wednesday, February 24 2016 at the age of 91 years. Eleanor was born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in the Red Deer Lake District. She had a happy childhood and roamed far and wide across open fields. In 1947, after working in Calgary for several years, Eleanor moved to Vancouver. This is where she met her husband Dean. They married in 1948 and in 1950 began farming in Saskatchewan ending their journey near Pense, where they stayed until retirement in 1985. They then settled in Calgary and lived a wonderful life which included travel, club activities and enjoyable times with family and friends. Eleanor always loved life and made the most of it. Eleanor is survived by her brother, Edric Lloyd; her nieces Jennifer Lloyd, Carolyn Huguenin (Anthony), Kim Jordan and many others. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Dean Oltean and her brother Francis Lloyd. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences throughwww.mcinnisandholloway.com .
In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 100, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. In living memory of Eleanor Oltean a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Ragnheidur McNamee, 98, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Runnymede Healthcare Centre after a brief illness. Also know as Heather, Rocky and Skeex, she was born in Winnipeg on December 28, 1917, one of three sisters to her Icelandic parents Gisli and Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir Johnson. She was the last remaining of her siblings, having been predeceased by older sisters Sola and Aurora. Her son Gord, born July 2, 1943, tragically died in 1993. She is survived by her granddaughter Meegan, Gord's only child and great-grandson Tanner, great-granddaughter Jaimee Brie-Anna, great-grandson Geremy Nicholas, nephews Greg Vandal, Warren Vandal and Roy Vandal and niece Shelley Vandal. She was a longtime member of St. George's on-the-Hill Anglican Church and a well known and well loved member of her Donnybrook Lane community, where she lived for over 50 years. Heather was a valued long-time member of the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto. In earlier days, she could always be found at the annual Icelandic Independence Day picnic at the Macaulay farm hear Erin, as well as Thorrablot, the Icelandic late winter feast, and other events.
Iris Sigriður Frederickson Torfason
1928 - 2016
Iris was born on Sept. 20, 1928 in Geysir Manitoba to Fridrik)Valtyr (Valdi) and Einarina Ingibjorg (Loa) Frederickson.Iris graduated from the Lakehead University with an Honours B.A. and she taught school in three provinces and Nevada. Her teaching experience is long and varied and spanned 52 years. Iris was always teacher, tutor, mentor, good friend and a doting mother. She was very active in any organization she belonged to: School Associations, the I.O.D.E, a president of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, the Unitarian Church; she was president of Icelandic Fron Chapter in Winnipeg. Whatever she took on she gave it 110% and was always a willing helper. Iris married Victor Torfason in 1950 and divorced in 1959. In 2007 Iris Torfason was the Alberta Fjallkona and was an elegant representative at our Icelandic National League Convention which was held in Calgary in 2008. Iris was a Honourary Member of both the Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary and the Icelandic National League of North America. She resided in Calgary with her son Karl for the last twenty years. Iris passed away at the Sarcee Hospice in Calgary the morning of January 21, 2016 with her son Karl and dear friend Karen Poon by her side. She will be missed by many. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. “Rest in Peace” dear friend.