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ARLENE ELIZABETH EYFORD
Born: Sep 03, 1952
Date of Passing: Aug 28, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
ARLENE ELIZABETH EYFORD
Suddenly, on August 28, 2022 in Victoria, BC, Arlene Elizabeth Eyford passed away, five days before she would have celebrated her 70th birthday.
Arlene was born on September 3, 1952 in Eriksdale, MB, the second child and only daughter of Jörundur Árni ('Jerry') and Marjorie Eileen (née Smith) Eyford. Arlene grew up on the family farm at Vogar, MB, and attended one room schools in the district. She graduated from Eriksdale High School in 1970 and then attended Success Business College in Winnipeg.
She was first employed in an insurance office, and then, in 1976, joined provincial civil service where her work related to housing and insurance.
As a young person Arlene enjoyed travelling, especially to visit family and friends. In 1990, Arlene and her father went to Iceland, where her paternal grandparents had been born. They met many cousins in Reykjavík and Akureyri.
Arlene moved to Vancouver Island in 2000. She lived first in Sooke and later in Victoria. On the island she made many friends, participated in activities she enjoyed, and was part of a community that she cared about.
Arlene was predeceased by her brother Arnold (2018), father Jerry (1997), and mother Eileen (1985).
She is survived by her brother Allan, sister-in-law Heather, nephews Ryan (Aleisha), Regan (Kelly), niece Leanne, grandnieces Lilja and Eliana, and grandnephews Benjamin and Ezekiel.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 3:00 pm in the Eriksdale United Church, Eriksdale, MB,
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Arlene's memory to the Victoria Cool Aid Society, 101749 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8W 1N9.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 10, 2022
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
I WAS A FRIEND SINCE OUR YOUTH MANY MANY YEARS AGO, WE SPENT MANY FUN TIMES TOGETHER ALONG WITH DEBBIE, SHARON AND MYSELF AT THE AIRPORT HOTEL SCOUTING THE PLACE FOR INTERESTING MEN HA HA. MY NICKNAME WAS STRETCH AND THE OTHERS WERE BUGS AND MINERVA, SHE WAS ALWAYS SO ENERGETIC AND FULL OF FUN. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND AND SEE YOU SOON.......LINDA - Posted by: Linda Cassell (FRIEND) on: Sep 15, 2022
To Allan; and All of Arlene's Relatives and friends... I send My Deepest and, most Heartfelt Sympathy, and Caring thoughts. Sincerely Janet jundt - Posted by: Janet Jundt (Distant Relative) on: Sep 10, 2022
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