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GUDRUN DRYDEN March 1,1924 - July 7, 2011 cIt is with great sadness that the family ( announces the peaceful passing of our Mother, Amma, Lang Amma and Aunt at the Betel Home in Selkirk, MB.Gudrun was predeceased by her parents ( Helgi and Rosa Helgason, her beloved husband r Mac Dryden and brother Gunnar Helgason. jShe leaves to mourn sons Allan (Va1) of East I Selkirk, Bruce (Melanie) of Gimli and daughter Colleen (Doug) of Selkirk; grandsons, Dean (Medea) and Les (Julia) Clifford, Kevin i (Lindsay) Jordan and Matthew Dryden and I granddaughter Lauren Dryden; great-grandchildren, Kelton, Brynn, Carmen, Kayden, Jordyn, and Halie; nephew Glen Helgason; sisters-in-law Isabella and Iris Dryden as well as numerous friends and family.Gudrun was born 1924 in Hnausa, MB. She attended school in Hnausa then Riverton. She worked briefly at the Riverton Co-op then as a bookkeeper for the Lakeside Trading Company in Gimli. While in Gimli she met the love of her life Mac where they married, had three children and resided for 13 years before moving to Selkirk in 1961.Mom enjoyed many camping trips across Canada and the United States with her young family in tow. Later she and Dad travelled extensively to Hawaii, Mexico, Iceland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, The Maritimes and an Alaskan Cruise. Mom and Dad also spent countless summers camping and fishing at Willow Island where they took great pleasure in entertaining their long awaited grandchildren. Even with all this activity there was still time to ride the horses. Mom was a great animal lover and always said if a man treated animals kindly he was a good one.Mom was an active curler and enjoyed all sports, especially football. She was involved with the Lutheran Church, LCW, and was a life Member of the Bruin Chapter of the Icelandic National League where she was secretary for 19 years. She was fiercely proud of her Icelandic heritage and treated friends and family to ethnic treats such as vinaterta, ponnukokur, and rullupylsa. For many years she enjoyed her Saturday morning ritual with her “coffee clutch” friends.The family would like to thank the staff at Woodland Courts, The Selkirk General Hospital, and especially all of the staff at the Betel Home I for the excellent care she received in her final months.Cremation has taken place and as per Mom’s wishes no formal sendee will be held. Private interment of ashes will take place Wednesday, t July 13, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hnausa [ Cemetery.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Selkirk Evangelical Lutheran Church, The I Betel Home Foundation, both of Selkirk or a 1 charity of your choice.Gilbart Funeral Home in care of j arrangements, www.gilbartfuneralhome.com