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Elvina Sigridur
Jamieson (Frederickson)

February 24, 1929 – October 30, 2018

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Obituary for Elvina Sigridur Jamieson (Frederickson)

With family by her side, Elvina Sigridur Jamieson (nee Frederickson) passed away at the Glenboro Personal Care Home on Tuesday October 30, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Elvina was born on February 24, 1929 in Glenboro, the youngest of four children to Fred & Thora (nee Sigurdson) Frederickson. She was educated in Glenboro & in her early years, worked part time in the family grocery store, Frederickson & Co General Store.

Encouraged by her uncle Otto Sigurdson, Elvina developed into a talented artist and had the opportunity to attend the Banff School of Fine Arts where she was fortunate enough to learn from the Group of Seven artist, A.Y. Jackson. Following high school graduation, Elvina worked for a short time at The Great-West Life Assurance Co. in Winnipeg, before returning home when her mother took ill.

Elvina met Bill Jamieson from Holland, MB at one of many dances in the area and they married in 1949. With help from their parents, they started Jamieson's Funeral and Ambulance Service in Glenboro and opened a furniture store which operated for only a brief period. Elvina was kept very busy in her various roles as; a mother raising a young family; as a homemaker providing a comfortable "home" as opposed to a comfortable "house"; as a receptionist for the business; as a super sleuth for tracking down Bill when funeral & ambulance calls came in; as a logistics expert to ensure everyone got to where they had to be; as a hostess to travelling sales reps and visitors.

Elvina created many drawings and paintings but also took on projects in needlework, sewing, knitting, quilting, all kinds of crafts and ceramics of which many are on display in the homes of her family, relatives and friends. She really enjoyed her artistic interests and wanted to pass on those same interests to others for them to enjoy.

Along with her artistic abilities, Elvina had an entrepreneurial spirit and with her talent for stylish and trendy flare provided Avon products out of her home. She and Mae Davidson started M & E Ceramics out of her basement and introduced the craft to local ceramicists for many years. In 1973, she opened Elvina’s Jewelry & Giftware to fill a niche market, providing quality gifts & jewelry to the area for close to 20 years.

Mom really loved the warmth of the sun, picturesque clouds and noisy thunder storms. After closing her jewelry business, she extended her summer seasons by adding a glass sunroom to the back of her house which became her relaxing retreat.

She & Bill loved the camping-trailering life and spent many years at Round Lake, SK, Sprucewoods Park, Pleasant Valley and wintering in Arizona. BBQ’s were a major component of that life. Both Bill & Elvina loved music & could be seen gliding around the dance floor at the many functions they attended. She was talented at cooking and baking (of which many were of Icelandic dishes) and was able to pass this talent on to her children.

Mom was a proud supporter of community activities, was a member of the Glenboro Ladies Golf Club where she served as president, the Glenboro Ladies Curling Club and created the "Lady Sahara Bonspiel" camel trophies for many years, the Glenboro Lutheran Church & Ladies Aid Group; and the Ladies Bridge Club.

Elvina leaves to mourn, her four children Larry (Christina) Jamieson of Winnipeg, Araina (Perry) Dowd of Winnipeg, Moray (Arlie) Jamieson of Glenboro, Marlo (Dan) Fehr of Glenboro; eight grandchildren Tyler, Garrett, Kjarna (Terry), Trevor (Alicia), Dayna (Shaun), Turner (Cassandra), Lachlan & Kjya; five great grandchildren Brielle, Tia, Nash, Rome & Halee. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Bernice Frederickson of Glenboro & Barbara Frame of Winnipeg as well as numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Elvina was predeceased by her husband Bill Jamieson, parents Fred & Thora Frederickson, brothers Turner and Allan Frederickson, sister Verna Wilton, brothers & sisters-in-law Howard Wilton, George Frame, Jack and Nonie Jamieson and Eileen Yantha (Fredrickson).

Funeral services were held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro MB with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Glenboro Cemetery. Pallbearers were Garrett Jamieson, Trevor Dowd, Turner Jamieson, Lachlan Fehr, Shaun Webster & Terry Law. Following the interment, a reception was held in the Glenboro Kinsmen Community Hall.
Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in her memory to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0.

Service Information

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 2:00pm
Sharon Hamilton
Willmor Chapel
415 Broadway St.
Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0

Interment Information

Glenboro Cemetery
Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0

Reception Information

Glenboro Kinsmen Community Hall
Glenboro, MB
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