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GUDNY JULIANA ERLENDSON Predeceased by her husband Siggi in 2005, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Signy and Nigel Sigurdson, their sons Brandon and Clayton and his wife Tammy, great-granddaughters, Bria and Talia; and her son Kristinn, granddaughter Britney and Richard Robinson, great-granddaughter Wynter Juliana, and daughter-in-law Carol; sister Toby Kaprawy, sisters-in-law Emily Gislason and Stina Gislason, and special nephew Pee Wee Mostowy. Mom was born July 18, 1918 to Asta and Magnus Gislason. Due to her mother's ill health, she was cared for by her mother's dear friends Gudrun and Sigurdur Holm and they became her family. We were privileged to have two families, the Gislasons and the Holms. Passed on in her Gislason family are Einar (Lily), Halli (Albertina), Gella (Valdi Sopher), Steve, Njall, Pall (Joyce), Helga (Joe Olson), Jerry Kaprawy; and in her Holm family John and Inga, Bjorgvin and Inga, Christine and Arni Sigurdson, Valla and Ted Hughes, Steve and Olga Holm, Siggi and Helga Wopnford. She grew up outgoing and musical with many friends. On March 29, 1941 she married dad and together they raised a family and farmed. She loved the farm, her cows, garden and everything that went with farm life. She played such a major part in all our lives but especially in her work with Brandy, their connection is very deep. Mom was independent, strong, intelligent, confident and fearless, a born care giver, how preciously she cared for dad in his declining years, we were so blessed to have her. Her work here on earth is done. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of December 12, 2009 to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With all our love, until we meet again Mom and Amma in heaven. An interment will take place at Vidir Cemetery on Friday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at the Ardal-Geysir Lutheran Church, Arborg at 2:00 p.m., all are welcome to attend both. Pastor Bruce Zinken officiating. Thank you to all involved in her care. In her memory, donations gratefully accepted to Ardal-Geysir Lutheran Church or Arborg Personal Care Home. Arborg (MacKenzie) Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 16, 2009