Arne Thomas Johnsrud

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.
Another love of Arne’s was Curling, he has curled in leagues in at the Heather, Victoria and Lorette rinks.
In his early years he enjoyed metal working, he would weld and make wrought iron railings and utility trailers.

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.

3 thoughts on “Arne Thomas Johnsrud

  1. This photo of Arne riding his recumbent reminds me most of the way Arne appeared when I used to meet and chat with him at various times and places on the road. We last met at the voteing station in Lorette when the last elections were held. He was riding his new “Tadpole trike” around town, he took his dog out for daily runs in town. It is a sobering reminder to me that what we enjoy as cyclists can be dangerous. But none of us would quit riding in spite of what could happen….Ride in Peace Arne!

  2. Thanks, Ron, for posting this. I think all of us cyclists and spouses are especially saddened by this tragedy So many unanswered questions as to exacly what happened. He was definitely an experienced, veteran cyclist who probably was extremely cautious. It was a clear day, dry road and apparently Arne and his friend were riding single file at the right side of the road.
    In the past few years, this area has seen far too many frightful bike accidents.

  3. It’s a sad, sad reminder of how our infrastructure fails us. My thoughts are with his family and friends who I’m sure will miss him immensely.
    As has been pointed out, it won’t stop us from getting out there doing what we love.
    But we also have to keep pushing our government officials for changes to the way roads are built so we can all be out there, having fun, getting where we need to go and doing so safely.

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