Inga-Britt Linnea Soderberg
It is with undying love as the falling snow filled the evening sky, we sadly announce the passing of our Mother, Mor Mor and Friend on Friday, February 15th, 2019, her two daughters by her side. Born in Helsinki, Finland on February 2nd, 1935, she was the beloved only child of the late Lennart Leonart and Hjordis Linnea (Nylund) Soderberg. In 1955, Inga-Britt was honored with the title of Miss Suomi and Miss Europe, she was a Toronto model in the 1960’s and an Ontario sheep farmer from 1971 to 2001. She had a special, calming connection with birds and animals of all kinds, even some timber wolves spent a short time out near her barn door yard, each respecting their own space. She walked with Nature and enjoyed many outdoor sports. In Fredericton, her favorite pastime was playing bridge with her friends. Her viewing loyalty was to the news, local and international and listening to the weather.
Inga-Britt is survived by her children: daughter Shirley (Errol) Keetch of Fredericton, NB and their family; granddaughter Daphne (Andrew) Brewer and great grandchildren Molly (Jeffrey) Schriver, Sarah Brewer, and Connor Brewer; grandson Bryan (Nancy) Keetch and great grandchildren William and Isabelle Keetch; daughter Janet Olinoski (Manuel Thibault) of Fredericton Junction, NB and their family; grandson Dylan Olinoski and great granddaughter Aria Olinoski; grandson Donovan (Kimberly Haladyn) Olinoski and great grandson Wilfred Olinoski; grandchildren Dustin Olinoski, Shannon Olinoski (Steve Jordao) and Dalton Olinoski; Inga-Britt’s former husband and father of her daughters, Donald D. Cliffe and her son-in-law David Olinoski.
There will be a Celebration of Life at the Killarney Lake Lodge on April 24, 2019 from 4 - 8 pm. A private family interment will be held in the Spring in the Upper Queensbury Cemetery.
For those who wish, a memorial tribute in Inga-Britt’s honor may be made to Fredericton Hospice or to Youth in Transition - Chrysalis House.
A special thank you to Fredericton Hospice nurses Anita, Kayla and Staff for the kindness and compassion mom received on her last day of life and to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Palliative Program, Dr. L. Blythe, Dr. G. McDonald and Dr. M. Kenney for the compassionate care shown to our mother and our family.