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Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

Hwy. #1 East at Navin Road, Winnipeg, MB

OBITUARY

Pearl Rannveig Eyford

September 14, 1921July 10, 2019

Rest peacefully Auntie. Gotha Nott Elskan.

Surrounded by family, Pearl passed away peacefully at the age of 97. She was looking forward to reuniting with the family members and friends who pre-deceased her. She will be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved dearly.

Pearl lived life to the fullest, cultivating meaningful relationships with family and lifelong friends. She was very engaged in all aspects of life: through her career in the insurance industry, as a member of the First Lutheran church, in her volunteer work, and through her passion for music and decades spent teaching piano. Pearl has left her family a wonderful autobiography she published in 1994. She travelled the world but had a special connection to Iceland which she visited 8 times. She dedicated herself to learning the language and connecting her family here with their Icelandic relatives. Pearl loved a good party to celebrate special occasions. She was adventurous and loved being active such as white water rafting in Juneau, Alaska for the first time at the age of 75 and golfing weekly until 80 years old. She was an avid Blue Bombers fan.

Pearl believed in supporting others; looking after her sister Thelma, providing rides to people, actively contributing to the Music Teachers Association and activities at Betelstadur, where she lived for over a decade.

Pearl was often heard saying, “Getting old is not for sissies.” She demonstrated her resilience when addressing several health issues throughout her life. This included tuberculosis early in life, cancer, a stroke, the loss of her sight, and managing the chronic pain of fibromyalgia. As her health declined, Pearl transitioned to the Lion’s Manor PCH with acceptance, grace, appreciation and humor. Her family wish to thank the staff for the excellent care she received. It was evident how much each of them valued her. Pearl appreciated and enjoyed the many visits she received from family and friends. A special thank you to her friends Carol and Karen who supported Donna and Thelma in providing care to Pearl.

Services

23 July

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Green Acres Funeral Home

- Chapel

Hwy #1 East at Navin Road
Winnipeg

Following the burial the family invites you to join them in the Heritage Room for a time of fellowship and refreshments.

Memories

Pearl Rannveig Eyford

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Mel Braun

July 14, 2019

I spent many years in the Winnipeg Toastmistress Club with Pearl and learned a lot from her. She was a mentor and friend.

In 1974, I shared a memorable trip to Hawaii with Pearl and other members of the Winnipeg Toastmistress Club. Here's a photo showing Pearl on the left and I am on the right.

Rest in peace, dear Pearl.

Donna Biro

July 13, 2019

Always remember how well you played the organ. So talented
Rest In Peace 🌹

Frances Raab

July 13, 2019

I love you Aunt Pearl! Thanks for being a wonderful role model. I will miss you.
xxoo
Fran

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY