March 13, 1913 – Dec. 20, 2009
Born in Saskatchewan, Einar Stenberg came to Clearwater in the 1940s with his parents, Olaf and Hanna (who had immigrated from Stenberg, Norway). They settled at Raft River (built on the highest point of land after the 1948 flood) and Einar worked for CTP for many years. He was an active member of the original Raft River Riders and was known as a good cowpoke.
Upon retirement he bought a sawmill from Frank Capostinsky, which he set up at Raft River and lived a life of self- reliance. He was an organic gardener, interested in all things natural, raising a herd of perfect cows and tending a model woodlot.
In 1973 he invited Else Moors to live as a housekeeper after placing an ad in Western Producer. She became a lifelong companion and still lives at Grande Prairie Care Center.
The ranch on the north side of the Raft River is now is in the hands of his nephew, E. Stenberg, – so the name on the mailbox remains the same.
Einar passed away peacefully at Grande Prairie Hospital.
Donations on Einar’s behalf can be made to our local hospital.