We are so very sorry to hear of BG’s passing. We send our sincere condolences to your whole family.
After meeting Andres when he first arrived in Canada in 1978 at Vancouver Airport, and then travelling together to Calgary on the same flight, I got to know BG and he helped me find my feet in Calgary.
BG introduced me to the Canadian Rockies, and Anders and I joined in on a number of enjoyable hikes in the mountains, before I started to work and study overseas. BG and Ingbrit invited me into their home a number of times over the proceeding years. In 1982, BG and Ingbrit were very generous in hosting our wedding reception at their home.
After we returned to Calgary in 1983, we continued to visit and have dinner parties with the Renborg family, as well as attending various events at the Scandinavian Centre.
Whenever we visited, we received a warm welcome and enjoyed sharing many memories.
Bruce and Louise Calderbank
We are so very, very sorry that Bengt-Göran is no longer there and send our sincere condoleances to your whole family.
We will always remember Bengt-Göran's humour and wonderful, deep base voice, when he was singing especially at our Lucia celebration and at many other occations.
Om and Margareta Malik.
Kära Ing-Britt och familj!
Jag delar er sorg och har fina minnen av Bengt-Göran och dig när ni hälsade på oss i Montreal med er folkabuss och såklart även från möten i Västerås. Dag tyckte mycket om sin storebror och dig.
Varma hälsningar från Birgitta.
Ing-Britt, Anders, Stina och Annika med familjer!
Vi delar er sorg efter Bengt-Göran. Gunnel, en av Bengt-Görans syskon har haft mycket kontakt med familjen genom åren efter emigrationen. Släkten har betytt mycket för henne. Även vi har fått del av kontakterna via Gunnel och även direkt med er. Gunnel dog för 1,5 år sedan.
Det var fint att få träffas när Bengt-Göran och Ing-Britt besökte sitt gamla hemland ganska ofta. De bodde ibland i Gunnels lägenhet nära oss i Tuve och besökte även Gunnel på sommarstället på Tjörn.
Vi hoppas på fortsatt kontakter med er i framtiden. Man kan ju ha kontakt på olika sätt.
Sverker och Peter med familjer sänder också varma deltagande hälsningar till er.
Kristina och Tomas Olsson med familj
Our sincere condolences for the passing of B-G Renborg. He was always a jovial, friendly, helpful and positive person with a great sense of humor.
B-G was very special to both of us, as B-G and Ingbrit were the first people who Linda and I visited as a couple for a dinner, when we started dating. We will never forget how warm and welcoming they both were. I was also fortunate to visit B-G and Ingbrit last summer - in the very same home of our first visit. An equally warm visit with lots of good memories during the last 30 years.
Arno Keinonen and Linda Simrose
My condolences to the Renborg family for the loss of B-G. I fondly remember working with him at the Scandinavian Centre for many years. With Sympathy, Bob Lilja
I was so saddened to hear of your loss..i was not a common visitor but remeber well the first time we met at a gathering of anders friends way back in 1981or2 He was bemused by us n he sensed my shyness, took the time to make me feel welcome n i remember his quick joke n our banter about shìpbuilding ,sailing boats ( my n my dads passion) n trains( not sure how we got there ).. my heart goes out to all of you
Thinking of all the Renborg family right now.
I think I first met BG in '82 or '83. He was a larger than life character, always cracking his wry jokes, always welcoming with a wide smile and always interested and invested in stories and life. Even after many years of not seeing him, he welcomed me with open arms and started where he had left off smiling and joking and story telling.
Our condolences to the Renborg family for the loss of B-G. We have many fond memories over the years of his life in Canada. His love and devotion to I-B, his children & grandchildren, dry sense of humour, intelligence and enjoyment of a meal in the company of family & friends are to be celebrated. We toast BG for a life well lived.
The Bradich Family
We're very saddened to learn that BG has passed. Our heartfelt condolences to Ing-Britt and all the family. We met BG shortly after the move to Calgary and always enjoyed his company. He could tell a good story, and liked to hear stories from his friends. And we appreciated his wry sense of humor. He had a very interesting life. With best wishes to Ing-Britt and the family from Mike and Sylvia.
It must be 27 years since I saw Bengt Gøran last. It was the Christmas of -95. The kids and I spent the Christmas Eve at BG and Ing-Britt's home. He was the best Santa ever. He went all out . Full costume, sack on the back, snuck along the fence outside in the snow. The kids were thrilled. For myself, BG and Ing-Britt took me in and made it feel like a home away from home all the way back in -78. BG was a good table tennis player. We played a lot of table tennis. It feels like I was there weekly going to UofC. Hockey on TV, good food, very good memories. It is so true as it is said, BG's humour was special. Both BG and Ing-Britt had a big heart. I will remember BG with the warmest of memories. Ing-Britt: Dere betydde begge to mer enn dere kan ane for meg. Tenker på dere alle i disse tunge stunder.
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of BG. When I first met himI thought he was pretty gruff until I realized he had a one monotone voice whether he was speaking in general or telling a story or joke. I got to appreciate his dry sense of humour and wit. I always think of him when I see the ship in the Valhalla room of the Scan Centre which he was instrumental in having done and was of great pride and joy to him.He will be missed by all whose lives he touched
I hope we will be able to share a few memories from dad’s life on this platform as part of celebrating his life. When reaching out and speaking with some of you I have already been reminded of what a quick witted, funny and dry humour guy dad was almost to the end. Thanks for the memories.
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