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Born: Oct 29, 1931

Date of Passing: Sep 10, 2010

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GEORGE WILLIAM TURNLUND October 29, 1931 September 10, 2010 On Friday, September 10, 2100 George Turnlund, formerly of Winnipeg, died at his home in Minster, Thanet, Kent England. George was born in Winnipeg, the only son of Martin and Sigrid Turnlund. He began his study of the violin while in elementary school. During his high school years he was concert master of the Manitoba Schools Orchestra. He continued his studies with John Konrad and Richard Seaborn, becoming a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra while Walter Kaufman was the conductor. In 1955 he decided to continue his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London, England, first on the violin and later the viola. Upon completion of his studies he joined the London Symphony Orchestra and was a member for over 20 years. His work over the years included travel to many other parts of the world. He felt fortunate to be able to work at something he enjoyed doing so much...making music. George is survived by his wife Pam, sons Martin and Rutledge and daughter Sigrid, as well as grandchildren Jansen, Kurt, Katja, Isabella, Esther, Wolfgang, Max and great-granddaughter Layla. George made many visits back to Winnipeg over the years and in Canada is survived by his sisters Elna Broddy, Sally Durnin, Florence Overgaard, their families; and his longtime good friend Keith Ryan. A private family service was held September 23, 2010 in England. Kjaere Gud jeg har det godt Takk for alt som jeg har fatt Du er snill du holder av meg Kjaere Gud ga aldrig fra meg. Amen.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 30, 2010

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of your loss, he was a great man - Posted by: les eden (friend) on: May 19, 2014

  • Dad, not a day goes by when I don't think of you, whether I am playing the violin, fixing something around the house, or working in the garden. You taught me so much and I can still hear your voice telling me how to do things. You were a great teacher in so many areas. I too am proud to be your son and often think back to when we used to go to work together. Your humour was infectious and now, at Christmas time, I think of us all sitting together and playing "this dog, this cat", how we used to laugh! You were a great man and still are, living amongst us daily. God bless you! - Posted by: Martin Turnlund (Eldest Son) on: Dec 24, 2012

  • I miss you Dad as we all do. I'm proud to be your son and enjoy hearing about your fantastic life from Mum. I think of you every day. Rut x - Posted by: Rutledge Turnlund (son) on: Oct 01, 2012

  • 2 years ago today my grandad passed. He lives in all of us Turnlunds whether it be the crazy Turnlund sense of humour, the love of music or love of food. Miss you loads you were not only a wonderful grandad but a wondeful person. May you rest in peace. - Posted by: Kurt Turnlund (Grandson) on: Sep 10, 2012

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