Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
Dorothy May Eyolfson
Born October 20, 1929
Date of Passing: June 6, 2019
With sorrow, the family of Dorothy May Eyolfson (nee Page) of Riverton announces her peaceful passing at Arborg Personal Care Home in the early morning hours of June 6, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband Wally on March 7, 2018.
Dorothy leaves to mourn her sons Rick (Shirley), Brian (Susie), Steven (Sandra) daughter Colleen (Robert Gergatz); grandchildren Arlen (Robin) – Kya and Jackson; Richelle – Ryder and Kiersten; Brett (Kristyn) – Madden, Deklen and Keltie; Christopher (Aubrey) Teagan, Piper and Freyja; Jackie (Tim Horvat) – Chayse and Kylie; Damon Bostrom (Natasha) – Daniel and Joshua; Michelle Bostrom (Marc Leveque)- Tristan and Maya; Brady (Hayley) – Kashton and Rylynn and baby-to-be; Quinn (Amber) – Caelyn, Layne and Colton; Jody – Zachary and Kenzie; Cristy (Rusty Johannson) – Hayden, Eiki and Harlyn; Amber (Terrance Mowat) – Remy
Also survived by her brothers James (Joyce), Gordon (Lil), Arnold (late Jo), one sister Irene (late Jim) Morrison. Sisters-in-law Val (late Roy) Taylor, Barbara (late Robert) Magnusson. Predeceased by her parents James Henry & Sigga (Nordal) Page; sister Jonina (Peter) Hucul, brother Roy (Soley) Page; parents-in-law Stefan and Gudrun Eyjolfsson; sisters-in-law Irene (Tom) Hodgson, Jona and Helen (Sam) Sigurdson.
Dorothy was born October 20, 1929 at home in Hnausa to James and Sigga Page. She lived in Hnausa and then Winnipeg. She worked as an operator for MTS prior to her marriage to Wally in 1951. They lived in Winnipeg, Gimli, Duluth and Chicago before returning to Riverton in 1963 at which time they built their home on the banks of the Icelandic River. Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Djorfund Ladies Aid and an active member of the Riverton-Hnausa Lutheran Church Alter Guild until the age of 88.
Dorothy’s life revolved around her family, first her husband, three sons and daughter then her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She took pride in her garden and flower beds and always made pickles & baked goodies. Every Christmas we were supplied with a wide variety of baking which we eagerly awaited each year. She always made sure she had an endless supply of cookies and pink juice (cream soda) for the grandchildren and great- grandchildren when they stopped for a visit. She took great pride in each and every one of their accomplishments and in turn they were all proud to say she was THEIR Nana.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Kim Sigurdson for her devotion to Dorothy, she was not just her hairdresser but a beloved friend who took care of her until the very end. We would also like to thank the excellent staff at Arborg PCH for making Dorothy part of their family for the past year.
A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Saturday, July 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Riverton-Hnausa Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, or Riverton-Hnausa Lutheran Church.