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STAI, DAGFINN MAGNE January 29, 1920 – February 12, 2021

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Picture taken when he got a medallion from the Norwegian Government at the 75th anniversary at Little Norway, Muskoka 2 years ago.

STAI, DAGFINN MAGNE January 29, 1920 – February 12, 2021

Rest In Peace and Thank you

We announce, with sadness and with gratitude, the peaceful passing of Dagfinn the morning of February 12, 2021. He was much loved and will be forever missed by his daughters, Trish, Karen and Sonja; their partners Andy, Bill, Stephen and his grandchildren: Keith, Larry, Lisa (Sam); Laura (Aubrey), Corey (Joanne), Caitlin, Cesia, Grace, Emily and Spencer. Also missing his Sunday calls, his younger sister, Else, in Norway, and family there who knew and cared about him. Dagfinn was a good man… honest, decent, fiercely independent and hard working. He was a lifelong learner; a man who would much rather create or fix something than buy it new and his garage is testament to his ingenuity and creativity. He loved his sailboat; his cottage and he loved his family. He was born in Norway the eldest of six children. He joined the Army and then the Airforce and came to Canada during the second World War. It was here the handsome young Air Man met and married a dark-haired beauty named Grace. Together for seventy-five years, Grace died 2 years ago, and Finn’s life was never quite the same. We will celebrate their lives forever in our hearts and in our memories and it gives us great comfort to think of them reunited “on the other side.” We are deeply indebted to the LHIN/Dorothy Ley Palliative Care team and the wonderful care providers who blessed our lives in the last weeks of Dad’s life. Arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter. “I must go down to the sea again… to the lonely sea and the sky… and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.”… smooth sailing Dad ’til we meet again…

Published in Toronto Star on Feb. 24, 2021.