Thomson Funeral Home

669 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB


Jonas Johanesson Guttormson

19 February, 192817 July, 2020

Peacefully after a brief illness, Jonas Johannesson Guttormson passed at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, July 17, 2020, age 92 years. Jonas was predeceased by his parents Einar and Holmfridur Guttormson, son Derrick, sisters, Birgitta, Asdis, Roberta (Bertie), Helga, brothers Frederick, Simonder, Henrik, and Clifford. He is survived by his spouse, Christine Guttormson and sister Eileen Rozenhart of Surrey, B.C. He leaves behind daughter Darlene Tataryn (Doug), Garth (Renate), grandchildren Benjamin, Ali, Thomas, Desta, Mitchell and Jeffrey, along with numerous nieces and nephews living here and across Canada. Also, stepchildren Jacqueline, John, Selena, Georgina, together with their partners, children and grandchildren. Jonas was born on the Libau homestead February 19, 1928 where he lived with his large family of 8 siblings. The day of his birth, his Father went to get the midwife and brought her back to the farmhouse by dogsled. At an early age Jonas went to live on the farm next door with the Gislason family where their son Harold and Jonas became the best of friends. Jonas had to quit school in grade 8 to help with the farm work because his older brothers Henrik and Fred were drafted into WWII. Later, Jonas moved to Winnipeg where he met and married Margret Ellen Brown in 1957 and raised 3 children, Darlene, Garth and Derrick. He worked in the Manitoba brewing industries for 42 years, a milestone he was very proud of. He always spoke fondly of his brewery co-workers and attended the frequent dinner gatherings hosted by the companies. He was a generous person, always returning to lend a hand to his father and brother Sam on the homestead. Lifting commercial fishing nets from Lake Winnipeg in winter, trapping muskrats in spring or cutting and baling hay for the cattle many weekends during summer, he was always there to help. Jonas was a very jovial person, who endeared himself to everyone he met. Always one who could tell a joke and lighten the mood, he loved a good crowd. He could play spoons to keep the beat but most of all, he loved to pull out the Horner harmonica and play Red River Jig music for everyone to clap and dance along to. Time spent at his cabin at Anderson corner in Libau was a favorite pastime before and after retirement. Service at the Thompson Funeral Home and Interment at the St James Anglican church in Libau will take place at a later date to be determined. Special thanks to the Nurses and Doctors of the third-floor South wing of the Grace Hospital for the wonderful care provided to him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation in his memory. Thank you.


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