Tombstone Tuesday – Ivars Steimars, 1938-1943

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. I do not have any further information on the people mentioned.

Top Inscription: “Še dus Dieva mierā mūsu mīļais dēliņš” (Here rests our dear son in God’s peace)

Name: Ivars Steimars, born March 31, 1938, died April 29, 1943.

Bottom Inscription: “Smaidot māte mani nesa, Raudot kapā noguldija, Vēl dzīve smaidīja, rotājās rīts, Bet vakars pienāca negaidīts.” (Smiling my mother carried me, crying placing me in the grave, Still life smiled, the morning adorned, but the evening came unexpectedly.)

Location: Meža kapi (“Forest Cemetery”), Rīga

Photo taken by me, April 2012.

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