- Obituary EKBLAD - Joan Winnifred passed away peacefully at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, BC on Sunday, July 1, 2007 with her daughter by her side. Joan was born on October 6, 1920 in the railroad station at Craigmyle, Alberta. She lived for many years in the Prince George area before moving to Tahsis then Burnaby and , in 1989, to Salmon Arm. Joan was happiest when nursing others, singing and reminiscing about good times in Giscome and Tahsis.
Joan was predeceased by her husband, Hilding in 1988 and two brothers, Clare andD'Arcy. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Penny (Ken) Hecker; grandchildren, Kent (Tracy) and Shannon and great grandchildren Silas, Taylor and Kaden. The children brought joy to her life. A memorial reception will be held from the Mountainside Room of Bowers Funeral Home on Friday, July 20 at 2:00 pm. If so desired, contributions in memory of Joan may be made to Hillside Village Bus Account, c/o The Good Samaritan Society, 8861 - 75 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6C 4G8. The family is truly grateful for the loving care provided in Cottage 1 at Hillside Village. Condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAN-BC-OBITS/2007-08/1188188283http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAN-BC-OBITS/2007-08/1188188283
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- Canada Census 1911 - Grandview, Dauphin, Manitoba Hred EkbladMar 1876 Sweden - arrived 1903, millworker Hilda EkbladAug 1875 Sweden - arrived 1903 Wilfred EkbladOct 1903 Sweden - arrived 1903 Melley Morres EkbladSep 1908 U.S.A - arrived 1909
- NY Passenger Lists Arrival: 28 Jan 1938 Frederick Ekblad age 61, b. Stockholm, occupation: Foreman Hilda Ekblad age 61, b. Ytterselo In USA from 1904 - Mar 1907 at Southport, Pennsylvania Returning home to Giscome, British Columbia, Canada Contact in Sweden brother Gottfrid Anderson, Schillinggrand 3, Stockholm
First arrived in NY 25 Feb 1904 Ship Name: Hellig Olav EKBLAD - Alfred (27yrs 11mos), Hilde (28yrs 6mos) & Folke (11mos) - destined for Smithport, Penn. (Smethport, PA)