Arnold Raymond Sandberg

Picture of Arnold Raymond Sandberg

February 24, 1927 – February 1, 2019

Arnold passed away following a brief illness, on February 1, at the St. Boniface hospital.

He is survived by his wife Emma; son James; daughter Brenda; son-in-law Simon; and his grandchildren Alex, Amy, and Meghan.

Arnold was born on February 24, 1927.  He was the eldest son of Peder Sandberg and Ingeborg Antonsen.  Peder and Ingeborg immigrated from Norway to Canada in the early 1900’s, and Arnold was very proud of his Norwegian heritage.

Arnold grew up in Fort Rouge and attended Kevin High School.  He enjoyed many sports, particularly baseball, boxing, hunting, and fishing.   After high school, Arnold followed in his father’s footsteps and worked as a carpenter.  He used his carpentry skills to build his own kayak and wooden motorboat.  In 1953, Arnold joined the Winnipeg Police Service.  During his time at the police service, he continued to work on various carpentry projects, including building our family home on McIvor Avenue, and our wonderful cottage at Little Gordon Lake.  Little Gordon Lake was a very special place for Arnold.  He was fortunate to spend over 50 years with his family at the cottage, and we have many wonderful family memories.  He was looking forward to going to the cottage this summer and helping with the limitless projects.

Arnold retired from the Winnipeg Police Service in 1984.  After retirement, Arnold and Emma travelled frequently; they took many road trips through Canada and the United States and ventured as far as England and Spain.  Arnold always had stories of the great adventures with family and friends during his travels. 

Arnold cherished his Grandchildren.  He always took a great interest in their activities and was immensely proud of them.  

Our family would like to thank the staff at the St. Boniface hospital for their excellent care.

As per Arnold’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will not be a service.

In lieu of cards and flowers, please consider a donation to the Concordia Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.

 

5 Comments

  • Maxine Andersen (Krupi) Posted February 5, 2019 8:22 am

    Dear Aunt Emma and family: I’m sorry to hear of your loss, my thought are with you at this difficult time.

  • Sue & Jim Maitland Posted February 5, 2019 11:17 am

    Our deepest condolences to Aunt Emma, James, Simon & Brenda and Family,. Our thoughts are with you all on the loss of Uncle Arnold. Iris McLarty (Sister), Sue & Jim Maitland & extended Family on the West Coast.

  • Kelley Pyrik (niece) & family Posted February 7, 2019 7:09 pm

    Dear Aunt Emma & Family,
    We were sad to hear of Uncle Arnold’s passing. I have fond memories of going to the cabin at Little Gordon Lake when I was a child. Uncle Arnold ‘s love of carpentry was an inspiration especially to our brother Colin.
    We wish you peace in this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Kelley Pyrik & family

  • John & Viv Sandberg Posted February 17, 2019 1:27 pm

    Dear Auntie Emma & family
    We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Arnold’s passing. We fondly recall the lovely weekend we spent with you at the cottage on little Gordon Lake. Although we can not be with you, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely John,Viv and Eric

  • Deborah Swance Posted March 6, 2019 7:39 pm

    Dear Auntie Emma & family..
    We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Thinking about you all at this difficult time. Deb,Dean, Colton& family.
    Burlington, Ontario

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