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Obituary for Erling Konrad Furhovde

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Erling Konrad Furhovde, 82, of Lunenburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday November 17, 2014.

Born in Norway he was a son of the late Wilhelm and Maria (Asen) Furhovde.

Erling was born in Kynesstrand, on the Hardanger Fjord, Norway on July 27th, 1932. At the age of eighteen in keeping with compulsory military training after high school he served nineteen months in the Norwegian Navy. Erling later went to sea on coastal and foreign Norwegian ships calling at ports the world over. He enrolled for three years in Navigation School where he attained his Coastal Master and Deep-sea Mate’s tickets.

Erling sailed fourteen months with Saguenay Shipping out of Montreal, followed by nineteen years with U.S. Gypsum out of Hantsport. Following a heart attack, and being unable to return to sea, he worked as a night watchman at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg for twelve years

Erling is survived by his loving wife Barbara, daughter, Katie (Ron) Mohammed; Halifax, sons, Peter (Cindy); Calgary, Billy; Halifax, as well as Barbara’s sons Ian and Neil James. Erling will also be missed by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters Borghild, Ingfred, brothers Viktor and Trygve all of Norway.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy #3, Lunenburg. In keeping with Erling's wishes cremation has taken place with interment to follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


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Life Story for Erling Konrad Furhovde

Erling Konrad Furhovde, 82, of Lunenburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday November 17, 2014.

Born in Norway he was a son of the late Wilhelm and Maria (Asen) Furhovde.

Erling was born in Kynesstrand, on the Hardanger Fjord, Norway on July 27th, 1932. At the age of eighteen in keeping with compulsory military training after high school he served nineteen months in the Norwegian Navy. Erling later went to sea on coastal and foreign Norwegian ships calling at ports the world over. He enrolled for three years in Navigation School where he attained his Coastal Master and Deep-sea Mate’s tickets.

Erling sailed fourteen months with Saguenay Shipping out of Montreal, followed by nineteen years with U.S. Gypsum out of Hantsport. Following a heart attack, and being unable to return to sea, he worked as a night watchman at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg for twelve years

Erling is survived by his loving wife Barbara, daughter, Katie (Ron) Mohammed; Halifax, sons, Peter (Cindy); Calgary, Billy; Halifax, as well as Barbara’s sons Ian and Neil James. Erling will also be missed by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters Borghild, Ingfred, brothers Viktor and Trygve all of Norway.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy #3, Lunenburg. In keeping with Erlings wishes cremation has taken place with interment to follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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