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Born: Apr 28, 1938

Date of Passing: Jun 06, 2020

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April 28, 1938 - June 6, 2020

On June 6, 2020, a heart of gold stopped beating, and Josephine left us to be with her family and friends who she missed so much.
Josephine leaves to mourn her husband Beggie, and sons, Grant (Tracy), Blaine (Svetlana), Kevin (Lynn) and daughter Shianne (Carl). Amma will be missed by her grandchildren of whom she was so proud: Nathan, Leah, Julia, Schuyler, Alex, Max, Jakob, Bryndís, Kristján, and Erin. Josephine will also be missed by her sisters, Inez and Lillian; and brothers, Dale, Lynn, and Charles and their families. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law, Martin (Barbara), Wayne, John; and sisters-in-law, Lillian (Lawrence), Marilyn, Marg, and Valdine. She loved her huge extended family of nieces and nephews and cousins, including the 'Americans', and all the extras she claimed as her own over the years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Evelyn Hokanson; brothers, Ken, Roddy, Clifford; and sister Alice, grandson Craig and many beloved in-laws and out-laws (her term!).
Mom was born and raised in the Riverton area in a large, loving family. She married Dad at 17 and together they showed the world what unconditional love looked like for nearly 65 years. They lived in many different places - from a 10x12 trailer in Cranberry Portage to a waterfront house in Sooke, BC, but Arborg was home. Mom did a fantastic job holding the fort while Dad earned a living away from home. She raised the four of us with love, humour and the threat of the wooden spoon and always said we turned out great.
We've lost a good and loyal friend. Joey had so many friends and made new ones wherever she went. Family was very important to her and she was instrumental in keeping on top of everyone and organizing get-togethers. She had an encyclopedic knowledge of family lore and knew absolutely everyone's birthday.
Josephine took pride in serving her church and community and dedicated many hours to both. She and Beggie opened their home to anyone who needed a place to stay and she kept in touch with everyone who signed their guest book.
Although we will miss her so much we are grateful she is not suffering anymore.
Burial has taken place and a memorial will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 13, 2020

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Josephine was such a great friend She joined our Selkirk Bruin Chapter of The Icelandic National League and everyone was a friend as soon as you met her. She was so eager to help with every aspect of our club. At Christmas she hosted many Christmas parties for our club. That was so gracious of her. We will miss her terribly. Sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Maria Bear (friend) on: Jun 21, 2020

  • I was so saddened to hear of Mrs. Anderson's passing. My deepest condolences to you Mr. Anderson, Blaine, Shianne, Kevin and Grant. I am sure that Robyn was first in line to welcome "Mom" Anderson to heaven. My prayers are with you. - Posted by: Mary Ann Porter (Friend) on: Jun 18, 2020

  • Our Deepest Condolences. - Posted by: Gordon & Valerie Klym (Stetz) (Friends from Ledwyn) on: Jun 18, 2020

  • Josephine was a very special lady, leaving us with memories to cherish. She was a strong supporter of our Selkirk Bruin Chapter of the Icelandic National League and hosted Christmas parties for us when she lived in Selkirk. We sure enjoyed her rulapylsa. Our most sincere sympathies to the family. Johann and Heather Schreiner - Posted by: Johann & Heather Schreiner (friends) on: Jun 17, 2020

  • Just a note to express our sorrow at the passing of Josephine. We were longtime friends of Beggie and Josephine. She will be missed for her many connections throughout the Interlake. All the best James Craig - Posted by: James A Craig (Friend ) on: Jun 15, 2020

  • Our Deepest Sympathy - Posted by: Karen & Don Ciemny & Family (Friend) on: Jun 15, 2020

  • Joey took me under her wing when I attended my first bingo at Mapleton Lane back in 2012 and didn't know anyone. We became fast friends. Her and Beggie moved to Arborg and we moved to Grand Beach and only had emails between us. Finally we met again last year at a friends home and made plans for them to come to GB. Unfortunately that never happened. She was excited about being back in Selkirk where she thought it best for her and Beggie. We kept up the emails until she passed away which came as a total shock to me. I wish we had more time! - Posted by: Marianne Troup (Friend from Mapleton Lane) on: Jun 14, 2020

  • Our condolences to family and friends. We could always count on Josephine to attend special events. The last one for us was when Josephine honoured the Arnes Church by attending the 3rd service held last summer. - Posted by: Michael & Norma Cone (Fellow Christian) on: Jun 14, 2020

  • Beggie, Grant, Shianne, Blaine, Kevin and families -- we were very saddened to hear of Aunt Josephine's passing. Beggie, we always love stopping at your home to get caught up. Sending our love at this difficult time and we will see you when it's physically possible. Colleen & Vern - Posted by: Colleen Olafson & Vern Bryce (Niece) on: Jun 13, 2020

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