Posted By:Carolyn La Porte
Subject:Re: John Smith b. Feb 01 1917 New Brunswick
Post Date:April 09, 2013 at 23:25:59
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Hi again,

I found a bit more.

Obit for Sophie Jepsen - obit is dated Mrch 16,17, 2006 in the Montreal Gazette

Sophie M. Jepsen
JEPSEN, Sophie M., beloved widow of Viggo Jepsen, passed away peacefully on Monday March 13. Survived by one brother Fred Smith, of Phillipsburg, QC, one sister Dagny Jorgensen, of Edina, MN, one son, Art Jepsen of Mobile AL, one daughter, Ingrid Sanders of Hamilton, OH, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, 4020 Grand Blvd. NDG, H$B 2X5. Memoriums may be made to St Ansgar's Church at the above address, to the Centre Henri Bradet-Third Floor, CSSS Cavendish Blvd. Montreal H4V 2Z8, or to the charity of your choice.


so quite a bit of info there - from what it says I take it to mean her siblings Niels, Margrette and John had died before her .

I googled Dagny Jorgenson and there is at a tribute to her showing she was born July 11, 1920 and died January 16, 2010 -it says she was a residence of Minneapolis, MN

I also just found her obit at

JORGENSEN, Dagny Rigmor (Smith) of Edina, MN, age 89
Born July 11, 1920 in Vejen, Denmark, immigrated to Canada at age of 6.
Married pastor Herman E. Jorgensen Jr. of Minneapolis in 1945. He served
48 years at ELCA Lutheran parishes in US and Norway and preceded her in death in 1992. Survived by sons Erik (Laurel & Liz) of MN, Rolf (Karen & Lars, Hans/Maru) of WA, Erling (Karen & Kamini) of NH, brother Frederik (Inger) Smith of Canada and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. 2:30 p.m. at Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, 9f24 E. 21st St, Mpls. MN 55404. Memorial may be made in her memory to Midekirken or donor's choice of charity.
Published in Star Tribune Jan. 31, 2010

a bit odd that her obit does not show her death date? It does, however mention that her brother Frederik is still living at the time.

while it says she married in 1945 it does not say where and I have not found her marriage in Quebec records. has births of two children for Dagny - Erik in 1946 MN
and Rolf in 1951 MN

It sounds - from the obits - as though Fred stayed in Quebec, but I cannot find his marriage to Inger. Also have not found an obit so he may still be living - but maybe you know if he is or not? Maybe Inger's maiden name would help to find the marriage but that was not included in the obits.

I still cannot find a marriage for John either - did he marry?

Well, I just found Inger's obit which has her maiden name as Andersen

SMITH, Inger (nee Andersen)

Passed away peacefully at the B.M.P. hospital in Cowansville, Jan. 28, 2012, at the age of ninety-three. Loving wife of Frederik Smith, both from Denmark, lived and worked in Brossard, retired in Phillipsburg, Qc. She also leaves behind her daughter Karen (Erling Jorgensen), her grandddaughter Kamini, her brother Vagn in Denmark and other relatives and friends. A funeral service will take place at the St.-Paul's Anglican Church in Phillipsburg Feb. 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. (open at 1 p.m.) In her memory donations to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund would be welcomed by the family.


even with this info on her maiden name I cannot find their marriage, nor birth of daughter Karen.

In the obit for Dagny I had assumed that Erling was her son - was he?
He was obviously married to karen, daughter of Fred and Inger.

Carolyn L