In Memory of

Daniel

David

Sigmundson

Obituary for Daniel David Sigmundson

DANIEL DAVID SIGMUNDSON
February 1, 1942, to November 26, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Daniel Sigmundson. Dan passed away peacefully with his children by his side at the Gimli hospital.

Left to cherish his memory are his three children Melanie Specula, Danny-Jo Sigmundson (Kristine) and Jason Sigmundson and their mother Marion Nisbet, his siblings Tammy Axelsson and Gisli Sigmundson (Joan); his grandchildren Tyler (Christianna), Megan (Corey), Alex, Kaylie (Brett), Ryan (Iris), Dylan, Jude and Zen; great grandchildren Johannah, Arika, Layla, Cameryn, Hudson and Brody. He will also live on in the memory of many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Daniel and Lillian Sigmundson.

Dad was a born entrepreneur who started out working at his father’s construction company. Eventually Dan and his brother Gisli took over and expanded the company. Dan’s children enjoy fond memories of getting to ride in the construction vehicles and visiting “the pits.” It was during this time he was very active in his community serving on the Town Council and enjoying many years as a member of the Kinsmen Club of Gimli.

Dan’s true passion in life was aviation, getting his pilot license at the age of 16. He eventually started a flight training school called Interlake Aviation, which at its peak was the third largest flying school in the world. Pilots from across the globe would come to Gimli to train at Dad’s school. This endeavour allowed him to explore many countries and experience incredible adventures – the kind you see in movies.

He was the true patriarch of our family, embodying the patience, kindness and nurturing love that we should all strive for. He was incredibly reliable, caring and had an amazing sense of humour – still cracking jokes in his final days. Dan was so deeply loved and we miss him so much.

Fly high Dad. Find peace and serenity among the clouds. Thank you for giving us wings.

A special thank you to the Gimli Hospital staff for taking such good care of our dad.

The family will hold a private Celebration of Life on December 10th, 2023.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation.