Carl Simonson

Carl Simonson

Passed on August 22, 2023

Peacefully on August 22nd, 2023 with family by his side, Carl passed away at the age of 91 at Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg.

Left to cherish his memory is Edie – his wife of 68 years, daughters Carol (Tommy) and Donna (Wes) grandchildren Scott (Jenilee), Heather (Chris), Nelson and Joel (Kylee) and great-grandsons Beck, Brody, Ryder and Loudon. Also survived by brother Ted (Joy), sisters and brother- in-law Peggy, Betty, Isla, Elaine and Larry.

Carl was predeceased by his parents Torger and Martha Simonson, siblings Viola, Gordon, Astrid, Gary, Doug, Dorothy and Lloyd, his in-laws Harry and May Hagborg and many brothers and sisters in-law.

He grew up on the farm in Woodlands, leaving home at a young age to find work. Carl joined the Canadian Army and served in the Korean War. He then entered into a long career with the Winnipeg Fire Department. He was instrumental in the formation of the Rosser Volunteer Fire Department. His accomplishments gave him an immense sense of pride. He married Edie in 1954 and raised their family in Winnipeg and then Meadows. They later moved to Grosse Isle, and finally their retirement in Gimli. They loved to travel and enjoyed many winters in Arizona. Their home was the gathering place for many occasions, always welcoming friends and family with great hospitality.

Sincere thanks to those that helped the family over the past years – Dr. Adegbesan, Homecare, Gimli Hospital and Veterans Affairs, and the amazing staff at Deer Lodge who took exceptional care of him during the last year.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Grosse Isle Recreation Centre on September 5th at 1 PM.

If friends so desire, Donations can be made to Gimli New Horizons, Box 1821 Gimli R0C 1B0; Grosse Isle Heritage Site, Box 34 Grosse Isle R0C 1G0; Deer Lodge Centre Foundation, 2109 Portage Ave, Wpg R3J 0L3 or a charity of your choice.


Carol and Donna and families-such a hard moment in life when we lose one of the foundations of our lives. I hope the memories and lessons of love sustain you all during this difficult time. Our condolences!

Dawn Turner

Wonderful obituary . A gentleman who grew up in a huge family, strong work ethics and demonstrated flexibility. He left his mark! Sending our sympathies for your loss The Mueller / MacLeod Family ( Ottawa)

Karen Mueller

Our family have so many wonderful memories. Carl was always so much fun and we looked forward to visits. He will be remembered fondly and our thoughts and prayers are with Edie and family.

Kelly Shimmin

Your dad was a wonderful man and will be missed

Cindy Stewart

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