Caroline Jean Sveinbjornson (Buckell) was born October 11, 1953 in Yorkton, SK. She grew up in Bredenbury, SK and was the youngest of 5 children. She went to school in Bredenbury and then Yorkton and graduated in 1970. After high school she went to Regina where she completed a hairdressing course, after which she returned to Churchbridge, SK and got engaged to Gordon Sveinbjornson in 1971. In July 1972, Gordon and Caroline were married and moved to the Sveinbjornson family farm in the Thingvalla district, northeast of Churchbridge. In the spring of 1975 they had a son, Nolan Gordon Sveinbjornson. Three years later in the spring of 1978 they had a second son, Ryan Wayne Sveinbjornson. Gordon and Caroline raised their family on the farm and Caroline drove school bus, and then later did child care for a local RCMP family. In 2008 they left the farm and moved into Churchbridge. After they moved into town, Caroline began working seasonally at Asessippi Provincial Park where she enjoyed working and meeting new people. Caroline worked at the park for the past 10 years, where she continued to work until the spring of 2018 when she was no longer able to. She enjoyed working in the outdoors and with her co-workers, many of whom she became good friends with. Caroline enjoyed going for coffee with friends, playing bingo and cards, and in her early years she really enjoyed curling. In 2003 Gordon and Caroline were delighted on the arrival of their first Grandson, Austin, who she spent many hours raising and caring for while Ryan, who was a single father, was off at work. In 2016 Ryan met Rachael who brought 3 more grandchildren into her life, Cody, Hayley, and Cassidy, whom she loved dearly. Caroline was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Elizabeth Buckell, her brother Wayne Buckell, brother in law Tom Haynes, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Caroline leaves to mourn, her husband of nearly 46 years, Gordon Sveinbjornson, her sons Nolan (Kent) Sveinbjornson, and Ryan (Rachael) Sveinbjornson, grandchildren Austin, Cody, Hayley and Cassidy, as well as her sisters, Margaret Haynes and family of Lanigan, SK, Shirley (Ford) Davies and family of Saskatoon, SK, Doreen (Melvin) Hicks and family of Acme, AB, Lyle (Vivian) Sveinbjornson and family of Rocanville, SK; Gerald (Cheryl) Sveinbjornson and family of Regina, SK, and brother-in-law Glenn Martin of Saskatoon, SK.
Instead of flowers the family has asked that donations to be made to the Palliative Care Ward at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK, or the Thingvalla Church Cemetery.
The family of Caroline Sveinbjornson would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the General and Pasqua Hospitals, and the Palliative Care ward for their loving care provided to Caroline and her family. We also want to thank our family and friends for their loving support through this difficult time, and would like to recognize and thank honorary pallbearers, Lillian Sveinbjornson, Rose Sveinbjornson, Joyce Yaworsky, Marie Yanke, Vivian Munson, Carol Prince, Carla Rathgeber, and Donna Overland. Special thanks to Christie’s Funeral Home for their loving care and attention.
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