Celebration of Life
for the late
will be held on
Friday, November 10th
Foam Lake United Church
Sigurveig Arndis (Arnason) Springer was born on January 11, 1926, on the family farm south of Elfros to Binni and Sia Arnason. Sigurveig was the oldest of four children. Along with brother Kris and sister Sylvia, they attended Walhalla School. Younger brother Harvey attended school in Foam Lake. Sigurveig was asked by her teacher, who was having difficulty with the pronunciation of her name, if she could shorten her name to Sigga.
Sigga married Robert (Bob) Springer on December 24, 1945. They worked and lived on the family farm south of Leslie and raised their family of five. Bob and Sigga farmed from the spring of 1946 until retirement moved them to Foam Lake April 1974. Farming days were long and the work not easy, but there was never any complaining. Work was a part of life and she accepted this life with great ease. Sigga loved to garden. With her green thumb, she always was processing and preserving the fruits of her labor.
Bob and Sigga loved to dance! They would take to the floor with great pleasure, gliding with rhythm and grace to a good old-time waltz. More of her many pleasures included flowers, sewing, knitting, crocheting and other crafts. She always had a project on the go and took great pride in her handiwork. Often making something out of nothing. She also took an interest in curling and bowling, or if any of her family were participating in an event, she was always one of their biggest fans.
Sigga had a deep connection to her Icelandic heritage. She was an active member of the Solskin Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to apply her quilting skills and helped the group with their annual quilt raffle. She was also a member of the Royal Purple. She enjoyed the fellowship, along with the service she could provide for the betterment of others. It was never “all about her.” She would volunteer her time and skills whenever she was asked.
Sigga had constant love and affection for her family. As the family got larger, she would love to learn and share in their accomplishments and growth, and to see them become strong and independent individuals, just as she was. July 2013 proved to be a difficult time for her. In her words, “That damn stroke!” would take so much of her independence away from her. She worked so hard to regain as much mobility back as possible. She was truly a strong soul with a quiet spirit. Rest in peace Sigga, your work is done!
Sigga will be greatly missed by son ERNIE (Brenda), son MERVYN (Diane), son HOWARD, daughter GLORIA (Garry), daughter DONNA (Lori); grandchildren, Kris (Jay), Leanne (Stu), Raelynne (Dave), Marla (Mark), Ryan (Kally), Amanda (Mike), Dean (Kim), Jason (Ashley), Kendra (Justin), Kelsey (Mitchell); seventeen great-grandchildren; brother Harvey (Carma); and many nieces and nephews.