Henry George Sivertz
June 1, 1927 – July 26, 2016
Henry’s death and the sale of our summer home at Crystal Water Beach ends over a century of the Sivertz family’s association with Point Roberts.
Great-grandfather Christian Sivertz was one of the early Icelanders to come to this community. Christian worked at the APA cannery but later moved to Victoria as he was a Canadian citizen.
His son, Gustav, bought land at Crystal Water Beach from Laugi Thorstenson. Gus and his son, Henry, built summer homes there in the early ’50s. Henry, his wife Marguerite and sons George (Valerie), Chris (Songsak), Frank (Carol), daughter, Laurie (deceased), and grand-daughters Samantha and Kristen enjoyed many wonderful years at Crystal Water Beach.
Although Henry has departed, the strong Icelandic lineage at Point Roberts continues through his cousin, Lola (Samuelson) Loreen, her husband, Ernie, and their family.
Henry’s ashes will be buried in the family plot at the Point Roberts cemetery.