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Born: Jan 15, 1907

Date of Passing: Sep 06, 2001

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CLARA ISABEL SIGURJONSSON (nee STEVENSON) January 15, 1907 - September 6, 2001 Clara Sigurjonsson, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died at Central Park Lodge, Winnipeg, at the age of 94. Known as Chris to her family, she was one of nine children of David and Elizabeth Stevenson, early residents of Holland, MB. She is, remarkably, survived by two older sisters, Ethel Lovie of Holland and Maggie Melvin of Pierson, MB and by two younger sisters, Irene Simpson of Balmoral, MB and Evelyn (Alton) Breault of Deloraine, MB. Clara was predeceased by her sisters, Nellie McGregor of Brandon and Gladys Alguire of Neepawa and later of Victoria, BC and by her brothers, Jim of Holland and Carl of Kelowna, BC. Claras husband, Johann Edvald (Eddie) predeceased her in 1972 as did her daughter Tanis in 1983 and her granddaughter Jennifer in 1986. She is survived by her children, Kay of Toronto, John (Pat) of Chatham, ON, Enid (Glen) Robinson of Binscarth, MB and Pat Rogers of Winnipeg and by her grandchildren, Enid Sigurjonsson and her husband Geoff Palmer of Los Angeles, Carol (Lou) Fleury of Estevan, SK, Sandra (Trent) Peel of Miniota, MB, Jamie (Lori) Cook of Russell, MB, Orland (Lorissa) Cook of Innisfail, AB, Kelly (Rob) Massey and Mike Rogers of Winnipeg. She is survived also by nine great-grandchildren. In the late 1920s Clara graduated from Brandon General Hospital as a registered nurse and become known as Stevie, a name by which her husband and friends called her all her life. She did private duty nursing in Brandon and area and then became a public health nurse in Winnipeg. Seeking both adventure and fulfilling work, she went to The Pas which was then a frontier town at the end of the railway, to nurse on the nearby reserve. There she hiked in the bush, learned to snowshoe and met her future husband. They were married and began to raise a family just in time for the Great Depression. The Sigurjonssons lived in several parts of Manitoba and in Sudbury, ON, before settling in Winnipeg where Clara lived for over 40 years. We loved her very much and for such a long time. We shall miss her greatly. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 10 at Neil Bardal Inc, 984 Portage Ave., entrance on Aubrey Street at 3:00 p.m. If friends so wish, they make make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 301-352 Donald St., Winnipeg, R3B 2H8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, R3C 9Z9. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 09, 2001

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