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Gustav Ferdinand Backman
Birth: Dec. 25, 1904
Askilje
Västerbottens län, Sweden
Death: Sep. 30, 1990
New Westminster
British Columbia, Canada

Backman Family Line

After moving back and forth from Sweden to the US, my Grandpa finally settled in Canada.

He was from the old school - tough, hard-working and not the type to show affection.

He met and married my Grandma, Edit Snabb on November 11, 1930, and stayed married to her right up to her death in 1965. He never remarried, but lived with my Aunt until his death.

Although he was a gruff old man, he had a soft spot for his Grandkids. It is an old Swedish customs to give gifts on Christmas Eve and every year when all the grandkids were gathered at his house, he would walk in and say that he found this box of stuff on his back porch and didn't know where it came from.

In the box was 9 presents, with very poorly written English - Girl, 9, Girl, 6, Boy 8 - 9 presents with the exact ages & sex of his grandkids. It wasn't til we were older we realized it was him, not my Grandma or Aunt.

älska du , farföräldrar 
 
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 Parents:
  Gustav Sigfrid Andersson Backman (1877 - 1972)
  Fredrika Samuela Rusén Backman (1881 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Edit Amanda Snabb Backman (1907 - 1965)
 
 Children:
  Alf Gustav Backman (1937 - 1980)*
  Ingrid Edith Backman (1947 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gustav Ferdinand Backman (1904 - 1990)
  Hertie Elsie Backman Lundberg (1911 - 1981)*
  Emil Gotthard Backman (1918 - 1988)*
  Alice Adele Viktoria Backman (1920 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Valley View Memorial Gardens
Surrey
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
 
Created by: SusanR
Record added: Apr 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19088832
Gustav Ferdinand Backman
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Happy Birthday in Heaven. Miss you, Grandpa
- SusanR
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013
Love you.
- SusanR
 Added: Sep. 30, 2013

- Fayth Evjen
 Added: Dec. 25, 2012
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