Obituaries for Margareta and Gulli
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Obituaries for Margareta and Gulli

Year 2020 has seen the loss of two valued persons from the family and the group of friends. Hence, coming to the end of the year, this is a good occasion to remember them and all fond memories that come along.

Margareta Ramstedt was Erik’s aunt, married to Lars-Olof Ramstedt, and sadly died in the suite of covid-19. Last time we met her was at her 90th birthday in Eskilstuna back in May 2016. Erik’s father, Carl Edvard Sturkell is now the last remaining of that generation and we hope he will manage to stay around for a couple more years!

Photo: Erik Sturkell. Carl Edvard Sturkell giving a speech for Margareta Ramstedt at her 90th Birthday.

Mogens ‘Gulli’ Guldbrandsen was a treasured friend and a mentor to me, Gabrielle these past 20 years. He passed away at the honourable age of 90 late this year. Whenever there were field activities related to Greenland, Gulli was there to advice and share his knowledge from decades of service of leading the ‘SIRIUS sled dog patrol’ in Northeast Greenland. In addition, he never forgot my birthday over those 20 years, but always gave me a call to congratulate me. I will sorely miss our long phone conversations about Greenland and life in general, and Gulli’s amazing stories from Greenland. He was a true storyteller. My former DPC colleague Henrik Højmark Thomsen (now retired from GEUS) took these photos of Gulli in ‘Danmark Fjord’, NE Greenland in 2005 during filming of the DR Documentary about ‘Danmark Ekspeditionen’ and together with our DPC colleague, Aka Lynge (top photo):