Nanni Gustaava Roos, nee Kangas
. Nanni was
born in Finland on February 24, 1888.
Her parents were August and Gustaava Kangas.
Nanni had 4 sisters Maria (who had 3
sons and a daughter) Salli (Who had 2
sons and 2 daughters) Augusta (Who had 2
sons and 2 daughters) Jenni (Who had 1
daughter.) She also had 3 brothers Herman (Who had 1
son and 1 daughter) Johan (Who had 1
daughter) and Konrad (who had 5
daughters and 3 sons).
Nanni's home parish was Alavieska in Oulu Province. She got her
passport to America on February 19, 1910 and
she left Finland February 19, 1910 (from Hanko port to
England). Ship's name from Finland was Astrea and she
continued from England to Vancouver BC with Empress Of Britain Feb 25, 1910.
Ocean line was C.P.R Line (Canadian Pacific Railroad). Ticket
price was $78 (probably a prepaid ticket sent by someone moved
earlier to America).
Nanni taken about 1947 at Okeover Arm..
Bonnie is her Granddaughter on the left of her and Helga is her daughter on her right.
This is Nanni between 2 of her daughters Engla and Helga.
I think it may have been taken in the 30s
She met Johan Oskar in Lund BC and married him in Vancouver BC on June 28, 1911.
This picture was taken about 1953 or so.
Mr. and Mrs. Roos.
Below is a view of the back of the house they built and lived in for many years.
Katarina Neilson: had a boy and a girl
Helga Gustaava Meek: had 2 girls.She was born in Vancouver 1915 and died in Pentiction August 23, 1998
Oscar Tiovo: Roos had 4 girls (My Father)
Arne Anshem Roos had 2 boys and 1 girl
Lillian May Ahola had 2 boys
This is Kyla, taken when she was 3.
Kyla was born on February 24th 1999 the same day as Nanni but 111 years later.
She is Nanni's Great Great Granddaughter.
Nanni died while at the extended care unit of the hospital in Powell River B C on October 11, 1982. She was 94 years old.
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