The photo above was taken of Arne in the MCC Cyclathon from Richer to Woodridge, sponsored by MIT, June 14, 2009. Tragically, Arne was killed in an accident with a vehicle while cycling on Hwy 12 near Ste Anne recently.
In Memory of Arne Thomas Johnsrud
February 26, 1942 – March 19, 2012
Accidentally on March 19, 2012, Arne passed away at the age of 70.He was predeceased by his father Thomas. He will be lovingly remembered by wife Joan, sons Glen and Dan, mother Linnea of Ontario and brother Dale(Marg) and faithful dog Mandy.
Arne was raised in Stratton Ont. He moved to Winnipeg in 1963 and married Joan on June 30th 1972. In 1981 he moved to Lorette. He was employees at CP Rail for 37 years, the bulk of which were at the Transcona CWR plant on Grassie Blvd. He was co-owner of the Burger Boat take out restaurant in Pinawa, Mb from 1992 – 2003. After retiring from CP he worked for Marvin Windows in Warroad, MN for a couple of years. He also spent two years delivering The Winnipeg Free Press in Lorette.
Arne’s passion for the last 15 years has been cycling. He has bicycled across Canada, was a member of the Winnipeg Cycling Club, and has gone on numerous cycling trips in Canada and the USA.
Special thanks to the Paramedic, Roger LaRiviere, and Kathy who preformed CPR.
Memorial service will be held at Green Acres Funeral Home, Highway #1 East at Navin Road on Saturday March 24, at 10:00am.
Flowers are gratefully declined, if friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of your choice.