Gilbert (Gib) Amundrud
Nov 12 1924 – July 5 2010
In loving memory of Gib Amundrud who passed away peacefully in his sleep at Kelowna General Hospital, after a courageous three year battle with myelofibrosis. He lived a very full and happy life starting as a strapping farm boy, the youngest of five strong Norwegian Canadian brothers on the family homestead in Saskatchewan. He moved to B.C. with his first wife Agnes and his four small children in 1964. He was a skilled jack of all trades and a master carpenter. He was also a very accomplished multi-instrumental musician. He sang and played in bands from the early age of 12 until the age of 83. He was a 2005 Guinness World Record holder for participating in a 665 pce. accordion orchestra. He even managed to cut three CDs after turning 80 years old. He lived in Chilliwack with his second wife Arlene from their marriage in 1978 until her death in 2000, when he moved to Westbank, B.C. He was pre-deceased by his mother Anna and father Anton, his wives Agnes and Arlene, his brothers Andy, Ole and Edwin, and grandson Robbie.
Gib will be lovingly remembered by his brothers Tom and Ernie, his son Duane (Sue), and daughters Shelly, Shauna (Ron), Donna (Larry), and step-daughter Kelly. Grandchildren Devon, Nicole, Ryan, Jesse, Tanis, Chelsea, Clayton, Derek, Will, Rob, Tania and Niki, and blessed with 6 great-grandchildren and countless other loving relatives, friends, and bandmates.
A celebration of his life will take place on Sat July 31, 2010 in Kelowna. Please call daughter Shelly at 250-863-1354 to get details for attendance.