Gunnar Nordal

August 28, 1936 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 85)


Our hearts are broken in a million pieces as we announce the passing of our dear dad Gunnar, on May 17th, 2022, of Yorkton Saskatchewan and formerly of Leslie, Saskatchewan.

Gunnar was born August 28, 1936, to Frederick and Asta Nordal on their family farm by Leslie, Saskatchewan.

Gunnar married Helen Rose on September 29, 1962 in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. This was their 60th year side by side.  Together they raised a beautiful family.  Gunnar was a gentle loving man who truly enjoyed spending time with his family; he will be missed deeply.

Gunnar started farming as a young boy and he thoroughly enjoyed farming, cattle and horses.  He enjoyed country living his entire life! “Once a farmer, always a farmer”. Gunnar was a creative and innovative man, doing all his own mechanical work on the farm.  Building, welding, and fabricating to get the job done.   Gunnar was a proud member and leader of the Elfros 4H Club for over 16 years, as well as the Leslie curling club and Mount Hecla Community. In the last 13 years Gunnar found a passion for restoring old tractors and restore he did! 

Gunnar is survived by and will forever be remembered by his spouse Helen and his children Brenda, Joanne and Howard.  Brenda Mounteney (Amanda, Matthew/Kelsey- great grandchildren Maximus, Lilly, Niko); Elissa(great grandchildren  Andreas, Talia, Mia, Creedence); Eric.  Joanne/Darcy Litz (Devan, Natasha).  Wilmar’s children (Chelsea, Megan/ great grandchild Ryker); Howard/Francine Nordal (Krystin, Braden, Kaitlyn).  Gunnar was predeceased by his son Wilmar, by siblings Leo Nordal, Laugi Nordal, Emily Krueger, Ingvar Nordal, Siggi Nordal and both his parents and grandparents.

In lieu of flowers or planting a tree, the family would appreciate a donation to the Icelandic Holar Cemetery

Icelandic Holar Cemetery

PO Box 99

Elfros, SK  S0A 0V0


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Celebration of Life
June 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Foam Lake Community Hall
321 Chant St
Foam Lake, SK S0A 1A0

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