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Inga Klarholm
June 22, 1927 - March 21, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Inga Gurine Klarholm of Regina passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Born in Bjarkøy, Norway on June 22, 1927, Inga was 89 years old. <br><br>She was predeceased by her parents, Peder and Oline Karlsen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henning and Borghild Klarholm; 11 siblings; three sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law and several nieces and nephews. <br><br>She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gordon; and their four children Beverley (Maxwell) Graham of Regina, Leona (Ronald) Klassen of Winnipeg, Barbara (Daryl) McKinnon of Regina and Eric (Karen) Klarholm of Macoun; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. <br><br>Inga grew up on Bjarkøy, a small island in the North Sea and North of the Arctic Circle in the land of the midnight sun. Her family’s livelihood was in the fishing industry, where she was employed as a cook. Intending to stay for only two years, she and her brother, Ingvall ventured to Canada in 1953 to visit their elder brother, Ernst. Ingvall returned to the land of the midnight sun but Inga remained in the land of the living skies. <br><br>She met Gordon that first Christmas in Canada; she could not speak a word of English, so Gordon had to “friske opp Norske sproke.” They were married on July 9, 1955 and farmed by Macoun most of their married life. <br><br>Inga was well known for her cooking, baking, and handwork such as knitting and sewing. Inga visited her homeland ten times over the years and welcomed a steady stream of visitors from Norway. <br><br>A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4001 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. <br><br>In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. <br><br>Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery (306) 789-8850.</div>