Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
The world has lost a kind and gentle soul. After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Herman Lawrence Einarson passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Gimli Community Health Centre on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his sister Inga Solmundson, sisters-in-law Thorunn, Kathy and Ollie Einarson as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Halldor and Clara, sisters Gudrun (Einar), Ethel (Mundi), brothers Stefan, Halldor, Jonas (Shirley), Gordon and infant brother, brother-in-law Hope Solmundson, nephew Lorne Markusson and nieces Jolene Einarson and Cheryl Garraway.
Lawrence was born December 29, 1931 at Arnes on the family homestead Vatnsnes. In addition to farming he commercial fished briefly with his brothers Steve and Halli on Great Slave Lake and Lake Winnipeg, and operated a mink ranch as a young man. Lawrence was a man of many talents and there was not much that he could not fix. As a youngster he enjoyed constructing things from go carts to wood working creations. This continued throughout his life and he became a gifted wood worker, sharing many of his many treasures with family and friends.
Lawrence was a very self-sufficient and independent person, who, due to his kind and generous nature, was ready to help anyone in need. He was an active community member serving as a 4-H leader, maintaining the Arnes Church, a member of Arnes “The Point and Beyond” book committee in addition to various other roles.
He was proud of his Icelandic heritage and enjoyed his visit to Iceland. He grew prize winning tomatoes, loved nature and waited each spring to feed the orioles and hummingbirds.
Lawrence enjoyed local musical events, visiting friends and auction sales. His hospitality was second to none and his door was always open and coffee with friends and family was a regular occurrence.
Special thanks to Kelvin and Kelly, Frode and Tamara for their care and sharing their home with him when he was in need. Also many thanks to the Home Care workers, nurses and staff at the Gimli Health Centre. All the visits by neighbours, family and friends were greatly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Arnes Cemetery, Box 3545, Gimli MB, R0C 1B0 or to Cancer Care Manitoba.
“Goda Nott Elskan Min”
Memorial Service will be held at the Arnes Community Hall, Arnes, MB on July 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Interment will follow at the Arnes Cemetery.