October 24, 1923 – March 13, 2014
Dagfinn passed away peacefully in the Bulkley Valley Hospital in Smithers, BC, after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born in Hemnes, Norway, and immigrated to Canada in 1930. He resided in Rossland, BC, and worked at the Cominco/Teck Smelter in Trail for most of his life. He served in the RCAF during WWII. Alpine skiing was his passion, and he was an early member and longtime supporter of the Red Mountain Ski Club in Rossland. He also spent many winters ski vacationing in areas like Sun Valley, Jackson Hole and Aspen. He was a keen outdoors enthusiast and his other interests included hunting, shooting, reloading, camping, fishing, hiking, backpacking, horses and reading. Dagfinn was a long time member of the Canadian Legion, Sons or Norway and the Safari Club of Canada. He was also a frequent contributor to the Policeman’s Association, Fireman’s Association, and the Federal New Democratic Party.
He had a great sense of humour. When happy and smiling, his eyes would remarkably turn several shades of darker blue in colour. He was also a keen physical fitness buff and exercised regularly his entire life. Even at the age of 89, he could do 50 push-ups!
He moved from Rossland to the Telkwa area in 2007. He was predeceased by his mother Dagny, father Norman, brother Sigurd and sister Molly. He is survived by his son Sigurd, brother Norman, nephew Donnie, nieces Debbie, Linda, Kelsey and Lindsey.
At Dagfinn’s request, there will be no funeral service.