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THORSTEIN (STEINI) PALSSON

Born: Aug 20, 1920

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2020

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THORSTEIN (STEINI) PALSSON

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Steini Palsson in his 100th year, on January 6, 2020, at the Lundar Personal Care Home, with family at his side.
He was the beloved husband of the late Runa Palsson (nee Barnes, December 28, 2009). Loving father to his children, Joe (Peggy), Betty (Ken) and Patsy (Doug). Proud Afi to his grandchildren, Mike (Lynda), Coreena (Keith), Deb (Dan), Collin (Danielle), Rob (Laura), Brent (Jennifer), Chad (Jennifer) and 14 great-grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Steini was born August 20, 1920 at Stone Lake, Manitoba. He joined the army in 1942 where he served overseas in France with The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. He was wounded twice in action which finally sent him home in 1945. Although he received medals for his service, he suffered from the horrors of that war for most of his life.
Returning home in 1945 he married his sweetheart Runa and settled at farming his beloved Purebred Herefords and raising his family. He was a longtime member of the Lundar Bull Sale Committee and enjoyed this annual event right up until his final year.
He had a huge love for hockey. While in the army, Steini played with NHL legend Terry Reardon. He continued to play throughout his life and eventually moved on to coaching the Lundar Oldtimers.
Steini had a special love for country music and his home was always filled with it.
The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale, Lundar Personal Care Home and home care for their kind and compassionate care. A special thank you to all of Steini's friends and neighbours who were always there for him.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Lundar Legion with Cindy Thorkelson officiating. Interment will be held in the Lundar Municipal Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the Legion.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lundar Personal Care Home Guild, c/o Judy Gleich, PO Box 60, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0, or the Royal Canadian Legion # 185 Lundar Branch, PO Box 47, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0 or to the Lundar Sportsplex c/o Grettir Co-op Inc., PO Box 334, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0.

He would want to wish us "All the Best".

His Legacy will never be forgotten.

Arrangements by:
ARNASON FUNERAL HOME
Ashern - Lundar
1.204.768.2072
1.866.323.3593

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Our condolences to the family and always remember that his service to Canada in WW2 will never be forgotten. Steini was a humble, hardworking man who loved to laugh. If there is a definition of a Hero, Steini embodied this image and although he suffered the hardships of war and tremendous loss of friends during this time Steini persevered and suffered in silence never wanting to burden anyone around him. Sadly we have lost a great man but he now has his rest Gone but always remembered Larry Karen Erickson - Posted by: Larry Erickson (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • Steini was an entegral part of the fabric of the community. Now there is hole in this fabric with his passing but we can put a memorial patch on this hole by celebrating his long life and commemorating his many contributions to the community of Lundar. He will always be with us in our hearts and minds. He was a great man, loved and admired by many... we wish to send our sympathies and love to all the family. Tom & Alfreda - Posted by: Alfreda Duffy (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • The Officers of District 5 extend our deepest condolences to the family for their loss. To have lived through the horrors of WW2 and carry those with you all the years, it was nice to hear that he had a wonderful life with all he touched. AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Rest in Peace Sir and Thank - You for your service. - Posted by: Ken Moirley (District Commander of District 5 of the Royal Canadian Legion) on: Jan 10, 2020

  • To All the Pulsson families We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of a dear father and grandfather. We did visit with Steini on our travels to Alaska and were treated like family. What a wonderful gentleman. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Maurice & Dorothy Killeen (Friends) on: Jan 09, 2020

  • To ALL of Steini's Family, our Deepest Sympathy in your loss of a "Fine Gentleman" to have lived so many years; .. I'm sure there are "many; many" great memories, & special guidences, that will forever bless your lives... it seems like a lifetime ago that Steini visited our Farm, & met our Men at the Fairs and Bull sales. Etc.. yes, time goes on, & loved ones pass away, but, good memories live on in our lives... you are truly Blessed to have had this Gentleman in your lives for so long.. please accept our Condolences... Sincerely Janet Jundt; & Garry & Shelley (Jundt) - Posted by: Janet Jundt (Aquaintance from away back) on: Jan 09, 2020

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