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Curt William Soderstrom


Died: 10 May 2006, Westminster, British Columbia


SODERSTROM, Curt William - passed away after suffering a stroke in New Westminster, BC, on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, on his 82nd birthday. Predeceased by his loving son Rob; sorely missed by wife of 60 years Ellen; brother Tim; sister Joan; son Curt (Cathy); granddaughter Lindy (Ryan); grandson Jamie (Jessica); granddaughters Katie and Sarah; great-granddaughters Shelby, Chalee, and Summer; plus many nephews, nieces, and other family members. Curt was affectionately known as Hon and Poppa to the immediate, extended, and adopted family. He was a wonderful family man who always put other people before himself. Curt was born in Manitoba, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and spent his service years on a Corvette doing convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He was a 61 year member of Royal Canadian Legion branch #2 in New Westminster, where Curt served as Sergeant-At-Arms for 16 years. He was a resident of Sapperton for 48 years and a Canfor employee for 37 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at the Salvation Army Cariboo Hill Temple, 7195 Cariboo Road, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A special thanks to the nurses and staff on floor 5 South and Emergency at the Royal Columbian Hospital. (The Province 14 May 2006)


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(1 - 3) Curt Soderstrom (4) Curt, Rose and Clarence Soderstrom. Curt's brother Clarence was RCAF, 434 Squadron. He was killed in action 17 Jun 1944 (see the Canadian Virtual War Memorial) (5) Curt and Rose Soderstrom (6) Curt Soderstrom, Remembrance Day 1991 - Newspaper: The Columbian, New Westminster, BC.


Photos courtesy of Alan Soderstrom



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