Magnus Magnusson passed away June 30, 2013 at 70 years of age.
Mag was born in Gimli, Manitoba November 1, 1942. He moved to Parson, BC with his family in 1948. He went to school in various schools around Parson through grade 11, graduating in the first class that graduated from the old high school.
Mag began working for Kicking Horse Forest Products in 1960, working first in the office, then the log yard, and then moved into the Power House when it began operating and progressed to the position of Assistant Chief Engineer. He retired in 1997.
Retirement was more of a beginning than an end. Now he had time to give back to the town he loved so much. He joined several benevolent societies and worked hard to raise money for sick children.
In 1999, he was elected to Golden Town Council, and remained a Town Councillor until he resigned for health reasons in 2012.
Mag belonged to many other organizations and always enjoyed his involvement. He was always ready to listen to people and address their concerns.
Mag was predeceased by his parents Mike and Valla Magnusson, his sister Lovisa Fjeldsted of Gimli, and his brothers Eric Gudjonson and Baldur Gudjonson of Parson, BC. He is survived by his loving wife Anne, his sons Rob and Chris of Golden, his daughter Margret of Calgary, AB, his sister Ingrid Pedley of Lone Butte, BC, and brother Clayton Magnusson of Golden.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 6 at the Golden Civic Center.
Donations in memory of Magnus may be made to the Golden Community Foundation.