Born near Riverton, MB to a family of 10 children, Mae was married for 59 years to her partner Olafur Anderson. Her loving husband Oli predeceased her in 2012, her son Randy in 1983, her parents, and all but one of her siblings. She is lovingly remembered by her brother Wilbert, her children Kristine (Dennis), Vince, Pam (Mike), and Fran, her grandchildren Cheri (Mike), Jillian, Justin (Ali), Cory (Erin), Nicole (Nathan), Eric, Craig, Sacha, Brett (Kaitlyn), and her great-grandchildren Kale, Carly, Billy, Gregorey, Carissa, & Kasia and all of her adopted families throughout the years. Mae grew up in Riverton, MB, moved to Pincher Creek, AB in 1970 and then out to Sooke, BC in 1979. She always had time for family and friends.
Her and Oli started seeing the world as opportunities arose through their travel agency. Wherever they lived, the door was always open to all. Their Icelandic roots and traditions ran deep and many trips and much joy and laughter were had back home.
Her greatest joy was her grand and great-grandchildren. Mae was forever as active as she could be despite her debilitating arthritis- “use it or lose it” she would often say. She was a loving wife, mother, Amma and a friend. A role model for all. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be planned in Pincher Creek, AB in the future. Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca