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Born: Jun 12, 1940

Date of Passing: Jan 01, 2022

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June 12, 1940 - January 1, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving mother, amma, auntie, sister, sister-in-law, and friend, Solrun Reiner, at the age of 81.
She was predeceased by her parents, Jon and Helga Sigurdson, her sisters, Joy Oshanski and Joan Bieganski, and brother-in-law Fred Oshanski, her son Derrick Reiner and grandson Devin Koch, and her beloved pets Loa and L.C.
Solrun is survived by her daughter Lorraine Iliffe (Andy) and children, Danielle, Ryan (Janelle); brother Kenny Sigurdson (Carolyn) and children Derek and Dennis; granddaughter Lisa Koch (Reynold) and children, Kaitlyn, Kato and Liam; and nieces, Wanda Erin (Mike) and children, Warren, Claire and Marcus, Darlene Oshanski (Wade) and son Oli.
Solrun was raised on the family farm in Oakview, Manitoba, and at a young age moved to Winnipeg to begin her life as an independent woman. She got her first job working at the iconic Eaton's Department Store downtown. She started a family in Winnipeg but decided to relocate back to her roots in Oakview to raise her children. As a single parent she took a lot of pride in being able to provide for her family. Her children meant everything to her. She started a 21 year career at the Ashern CIBC, worked hard, took many courses and worked her way up through the ranks retiring as the Bank Manager at the Lundar branch. She loved working with the rural community and helping them achieve their financial goals. She made many lifelong friends working at the bank and in her community.
Solrun was a strong, caring, generous, proud Icelandic woman who always looked on the bright side of things. She loved working in her vegetable garden, curling with friends, and helping her brother Kenny on the farm. She enjoyed travelling tours throughout North America with her sister Joan and a special Hawaiian holiday with friends. Many good times were spent with her siblings. Always, lots of teasing and laughter. Later in life, she picked up the skill of embroidery, and created many wonderful works of art. She was an avid fan of curling, hockey, football, and of course, Coronation Street. Oh, and lunch at A & W, she loved those Mama burgers.
Family and friends were the most important thing to her. We all looked forward to her yummy Amma buns, bread, vinarterta and rullupylsa. Solrun was a host like no other. Whenever you visited, you would be guaranteed a home cooked meal with plenty of baking, and great company. Her grandchildren, nieces and nephews always looked forward to spending time with her on the farm, where they would catch frogs, ride the trike, shell peas, pick potato bugs, and play cards and dice games at the kitchen table. These times were so precious to her. Even after the children grew up they continued to call and visit her often.

It breaks our hearts to see you go Mom, but it's time to share you with our loved ones upstairs. I'm sure they'll be waiting excitedly to greet you with hugs and merriment.

Thank you to all of those who have reached out to express their condolences.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oakview Cemetery, General Delivery, Oakview, MB R0C 2K0.
Cremation has taken place and a private family interment is planned.

For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • I will never forget Solrun's wonderful hospitality when we Icelandic relatives visited Canada in July 2006. My deepest condolences to the descendants and all other relatives. - Posted by: Sigurlaug J Sigurðardóttir (niece from Iceland) on: Jan 22, 2022

  • Sending my condolences to Solrun's family. She was such a nice lady and a pleasure to be around. She will be missed. - Posted by: Dawn Gislason (second cousin) on: Jan 10, 2022

  • A true ~*Angel*~ among us, such a beautiful lady in every way. She carried on the kindness, passion and genuine love from her beautiful Icelandic Mother. Rest Peacefully Solrun. Sincerest Condolences to your family. - Posted by: Linden Johnson (friend) on: Jan 09, 2022

  • Solrun was a kind and decent person who treated everyone with respect. Love to her family ❤ - Posted by: Jackie Jonasson (Friend ) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • I worked with Solrun at the CIBC in Ashern. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She had a wonderful laugh and I remember what a great person she was. I’m sorry to hear this, and thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. - Posted by: Linda Meads (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • My deepest and most sincere condolences to her entire family. She was a super wonderful person and I am sure a solid rock to you all. Rest in peace Solrun, you will be greatly missed. - Posted by: David Rudnick (Friend ) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • You have my deepest condolences for the loss of your Mom. My heart goes out to you and your family. - Posted by: Anita Berard (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Condolences to her family, Solrun was such a wonderful lady. 💔 - Posted by: Tammy and Chico Kernested (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Bert has fond memories of going to school with Solrun at Darwin School. Our sympathy to all her family. - Posted by: Bert & Carol Davidson (friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

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