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Born: Sep 03, 1924

Date of Passing: Feb 17, 2017

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MERLE BARBARA ARNASON It is in great sadness to announce the peaceful passing of Merle Arnason on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Charleswood Care Centre in Winnipeg at the age of 92 years. Merle leaves behind her loving son Steffan Arnason; grandson Aaron Arnason and great-grand-children, Andrea, Kayden and Lacklan. On September 3, 1924 Merle was born in Sanford, Manitoba. She was raised by her mother Matilda Milne and her step-father Harry King. She was always full of energy throughout her life, known to swim in the Red River and roller skate for recreation. During the Second World War, Merle showed her love of Aviation fixing and repairing and maintaining aircraft at CFB Winnipeg. Merle loved to play guitar and the accordion as well as sing and yodel. She counted the late country singer Hank Snow and his wife Minnie, among her friends. Merle's life-long friends included Charles and Joan Paterson and their mother Doll as well as Grant Gilsason and his parents. Especially close friends were Margaret Slejko-Arnason and Sheila Morris. The Slejko family will have a huge hole in their family as she joined them for every occasion and was loved by all. Her pleasant attitude was always infectious and had a heart of gold who always put others first. A memorial will be held at a later date for Merle, who will be laid to rest in Gimli alongside her late son Larry Arnason. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665
Publish Date: Feb 25, 2017

MERLE BARBARA ARNASON On Friday, February 17, 2017, Merle died at the Charleswood Care Centre at the age of 93 years. A longer obituary notice will follow. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665

Publish Date: Feb 22, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 25, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Hello Stefan and Aaron My sincere condolences for the passing of your mother and grandmother. We do not know each other but my husband is the great-grandson of David Milne who was Matilda's father. David's son Andrew would be Matilda's halfbrother (my husband's grandfather). I have been researching the Milne family and could not find any further information on Matilda other than she married a man by the name of King. I would be delighted to correspond with you. Sincere regards Jan Wardell - Posted by: janice wardell (relative) on: Jun 05, 2017

  • Sorry to hear of your loss Aaron & family. - Posted by: Jeff Arnason () on: Feb 27, 2017

  • (Doug) my sincere condolences to you and your family - I have good memories of aunty Merle - Barb - Posted by: Barb Johnson (cousin) on: Feb 25, 2017

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