1918 – 2014
HARTFORD — Oddur “Rupert” Sigurdsson passed from this life on Friday, Feb. 21, at his home in Hartford.
He was born on Oct. 30, 1918, in London, England, to Oddur Charles Sigurdsson and Olive Irene Clarke Sigurdsson.
Rupert and his parents moved from England, first to Canada and finally settled in English Creek, N.J., in 1932. He married Mary Elizabeth Norris on Dec. 24, 1939, and they spent 67 years together until her death in 2006. Together they built their own home and a successful poultry farm business while raising three daughters and one son.
In his 40’s, Rupert took his hobby of working with electronics and started his own successful television and radio sales and service business. He and Mary retired to Maine in 1982 where much of their family now lives.
Rupert was interested in and studied psychology, hypnosis, and parapsychology and in 1991 he became an ordained minister with the National Spiritualist Association of Churches. He became pastor in a spiritualist church in Augusta before opening the “Pinpoint of Light Church” at his home in Hartford.
In 2007, he married his second wife, Virginia Ann Potter Norris, who died in 2010.
Rupert accomplished everything he set his mind to. Some of his favorite hobbies included photography and model railroading. He also authored and published several books. He especially loved all his animal companions and in his final two years he had a special bond with his dog, Duffy, who stayed next to him until the very end.
He is survived by two daughters, Gwen Sigurdsson Watts of Turner, Rosanna Sigurdsson Toth and husband, Andrew, of Lewiston; one son, Haines Sigurdsson of Largo, Fla.; and stepdaughter, Ginny DeVault and husband, Randy. He had 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Barbara Sigurdsson Kahle.
An extra special thanks to Androscoggin Home Health & Hospice and to Chikara for their wonderful care of Rupert in his final days.