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HAROLD (HALLIE) HALLSON
Born: Mar 02, 1949
Date of Passing: Nov 12, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
HAROLD (HALLIE) HALLSON
March 2, 1949 - November 12, 2022
Hallie, beloved husband, Dad, Afi, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, passed away peacefully at home on November 12, 2022 with family by his side, after a short courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by Valerie, his loving wife and best friend of 50 years; daughters, Michele (Chris) and Jennifer (Wade) and his grandchildren, Garrett (Amy), Hanna, Hayley, Abbey, Colby, Wyatt and Avah; sisters, Jean and Ellen; brother Carl (Pat); sisters-in-law, Fran, Betty, Doris, Ruby (Joe), Linda (Rick) and Carol; brothers-in-law, Oluf (Wendy), Dennis (Wendy) and many nieces and nephews.
Hallie was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Helga; in-laws Oluf and Louise; brother Bob; brothers-in-law, Clarence, Albert, Brian, Sonny, Ken, Fred and sisters-in-law, Vicki, Janet and Helen.
Hallie was born on March 2, 1949 at the Eriksdale Hospital. He attended Mary Hill School in his early years and Lundar School in his later years. After high school, Hallie took on various jobs in different locations such as BC, Northern Manitoba and locally. He grew up on a dairy farm, and after his father passed away in 1971, Hallie returned to farming with his mother and eventually took over the family farm with Valerie in 1977. Hallie took pride in celebrating the Homestead's 125th anniversary this year.
He loved going to auction sales, hunting with family and friends, buying antique John Deere tractors and fixing them up with his family and friends for the parade, plowing and slow races. He also enjoyed morning coffee with his friends at Chicken Chef and Sunday morning coffee with Einar at the farm.
Hallie had a great sense of humour and loved teasing people, especially his nieces and nephews. His first love was his family. Hallie (Afi) absolutely adored his grandchildren and was so proud of all of them and would travel to Winnipeg any chance he got to watch their activities and cheer them on.
Bless from the Homestead.
The family would like to express a heart-felt thank you to Beryl, Cynthia, Kirsten, Donna and Christine Skakum for all their sincere support, care and compassion, and to all the family, friends and others who stepped up to help Val on the farm during this time. Also to Arnason Funeral Home of John, Karen and Leanne, we thank you.
A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Lundar Legion Hall with Leanne Kell officiating. Interment to follow in Lundar Municipal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON 1160, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or to the Coldwell Community Foundation, PO Box 154, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0.
ARNASON FUNERAL HOME
Ashern - Lundar
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 19, 2022
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
I’m so very sorry for your loss Val, Michele and Jen. There are no words. You know how much we loved and respected your husband/dad. Hang in there. - Posted by: Vona Guiler (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2022
My condolences to the family for the loss of your husband and father. Val, Michele,and Jen, I am so sorry for your loss. I was surprised to hear of Hallie’s passing. I have many good memories with your dad and family.my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs to you all. Thinking of you. - Posted by: Michelle Green (Malcolm) (Friend ) on: Nov 20, 2022
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Hal was one of a kind, caring and funny. He (and Val) always made us and our children feel like family. He will be sadly missed, and always remembered. - Posted by: Janice and Aldo Garofalo (Friends ) on: Nov 20, 2022
I was so saddened and shocked to hear about Hallie’s passing! Naturally his name was commonplace, in our family as my dad, Tunney Hovorka, was a such a good friend! They had countless memories and good times together- hunting in Lundar, hanging out with their Men friends! My mom and dad treasured he and Val’s friendship!! My dad told story after story about all their adventures, until my kids finally said who is Hallie anyway?? lol!! They did get a chance to meet him and they understood what an awesome man he was! Our hearts break for you Val, Jennifer, and Michele. Until you meet again, may God hold You in peace, in the palm of His hand! Hallie, you will be missed! Rest in peace❤️ - Posted by: Dea (HOVORKA)Code (Friend of the family ) on: Nov 19, 2022
Dear Valerie and Family, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of a husband, father and afi. Wishing you strength in the days ahead, take care. - Posted by: Inez Buchanan (School friend of Val) on: Nov 19, 2022
As we age and come to realize that the good days ahead are dwindling in number, we are thankful for the people who have touched our lives and come to be best of friends. I have been fortunate to have counted Hallie Hallson as an enduring and committed friend. Hallie and I could not have been any more different, yet we hit if off when we first met some 30 plus years ago thanks to a mutual friend Tunney Hovorka. Hallie was a no-nonsense kind of guy, driven deep down by his Viking no holds barred heritage. He valued friendships and worked at nurturing them- whether it be through countless outings in goose hides, catch-up telephone calls, text messages or gatherings for lunch in the city or at the farm. Those last few lunches are now cherished memories- valued for the simple pleasure of being in the company of a longtime friend and the joy of sharing a good laugh. Hallie loved Val-deeply. He loved daughters Jennifer and Michele and their spouses and kids. He was proud of all of their accomplishments and never had anything untoward to say about any of them. He valued honesty, integrity and hard work. He always liked having a good time and found pleasure in collecting working antiques- especially if they were painted green. He and Val were a team in all aspects of life be it farming, raising a family or being active members of the community which they served in a multitude of ways. He was also very proud of his Icelandic heritage- long before it came fashionable to do so. He fittingly named their farm Valhalla- meaning a place of bliss in Norse mythology. In a curious kind of material way I am forever grateful for the scads of weathered oak fence posts he collected for me to use as bases for natural finish shorebirds I carved and donated to wildlife conservation organizations over the years. It is comforting knowing that a bit of Hallie is presented in hundreds of carvings that are displayed in homes across the country. His passing came as a shock. Although his health was clearly compromised and the future was looking grim, his death was a huge blow. We all crave for a few more years of Hallie in our lives. And that feeling cuts deep in our hearts and minds. With time we will hopefully be at peace with his passing and feel blessed that we had him in our lives. I know the feeling was mutual. Rest in peace my friend. Ted Muir - Posted by: Ted Muir (Friend) on: Nov 19, 2022
Condolences to Valerie & families. Cannot believe Harold Hallson passed away. He was a powerful student when I taught him in Gr 11 at Lundar School. He was very active in all sports and I had the privilege of being his coach in many sports. I taught there one year only but Lundar was a 2nd home to us, as Lundar people treated us with so much respect and caring. I visited there often and chatted with Harold a few times and he informed me what he was up to, raising 2 daughters and farming. I think he was an important municipal councilor, and he would be a candidate and strongly debate what he stood for. I loved his humorous statements. He came to hockey games but I do not think he was cheering me on as I was playing against Lundar. I want the families know that I had the utmost respect for Harold/Hallie, and I was proud to have him as my student and later as a friend. - Posted by: Lloyd Roche (Past teacher when Harold was in Gr 11) on: Nov 19, 2022
To Val, Michelle and Jennifer … I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband and father … my deepest condolences 💐 to the whole family. - Posted by: Marianne fisher ( muller ) (Friend ) on: Nov 19, 2022
Condolences from our family to the Hallson family. - Posted by: Kelvin Gorrell (Cousin) on: Nov 19, 2022
Dear Valerie and Family, So sorry to hear of Hallie's passing. Take care. - Posted by: Terri Walters (friend) on: Nov 19, 2022
I am so sorry Michele (and family) big hugs to all of you. I remember seeing your parents often at hockey games when the girls were little. - Posted by: Kara (Friend of Michele) on: Nov 19, 2022
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