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Robert (Bob) Thordarson

November 2, 2023

Robert (Bob) Thordarson Obituary

Bob Thordarson

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, dad and Afi, Bob Thordarson on Thursday November 2, 2023 at HSC surrounded by his family.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 62 years, Carol and daughters Lori (Troy), Linda (Tracey), Susan (Les), and special cousin Art (Lisa).

Beloved grandkids Nolan (Alora), Erin (Mason), Megan (Reid), Chase, Emma, Paige, Hanna (Chris).

Sister Ade Marcotte, brothers Doug (Wendy) and Sam Thordarson, sisters-in-law Gloria Zacharias and Dolores Eyolfson and many nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Paul, mother and father-in-law Loa and Eyolfur, brother Ricky, sisters-in-law Jackie Ireland and Sharon Thordarson, brothers-in-law Ron Eyolfson and Jack Zacharias and nephew Todd Eyolfson.

Bob married Carol in 1961. They lived and raised three beautiful daughters in Gimli, with a short stint in Keewatin, ON.

Bob worked at Gimli Ford for 40 years as the Parts Manager, but on the side, he was “Jack of all Trades”. If something needed fixing or a car boosted when it’s 30 below, you just called Bob.

Dad was an active member with the Masons and belonged to the Gimli Curling Club and Gimli Kinsmen Club for many years.

Bob’s many loves in life were his wife, daughters, grandkids and family, and his infamous garden which gave him so much joy. The Grandkids couldn’t wait to pick and eat Afi’s carrots. Dad also enjoyed many years camping at Hecla, fishing for hours while Mom sat and read her book, curling, which he still enjoyed playing up until last winter, going for long walks around town, hiking the trails at Hecla, tinkering in his garage, and snowmobiling, never sitting still for too long. Playing cards and having a drink was also a favorite activity!

The most memorable thing about Dad was the Annual “Ding Dong” Fish Fry, which, if Dad had his way, most of Gimli would have been invited. Family, friends, and neighbours always came first, if there was anything he could do to help, he did it.

Not long ago, Dad was described as a man who always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye.

The family would like to thank all the nursing staff at the Gimli, Arborg and HSC hospitals and Dr. Oakley’s office for all their kind, loving care.

Cremation has taken place and Dad will be laid to rest at the Gimli Cemetery at a private family gathering.

A come and go Celebration of Life will be held at the Gimli New Horizons 55+ Centre on November 18, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Diabetes or your charity of choice.

Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements.

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