Ada Holme, 88, of 435 Oakdown Road, Qualicum Beach, B.C., formerly of Fort Frances, passed away at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo, B.C. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2000.
She was born Aug. 15, 1912 in Thunder Bay, Ont., to the late Phillip and Amelia Mosher. During her youth, she had moved with her family to Alcona, Ont. to live. Ada worked as a hairdresser and owned and operated her own beauty salons in Winnipeg and later in Sioux Lookout.
On April 14, 1936 she was united in marriage to Raymond Cameron Sr. in Winnipeg, Man. Following their marriage, they lived in Sioux Lookout, until moving to Fort Frances in 1941. Ada worked for a short time at Watson and Lloyd’s Store, where her husband worked and was in partnership with his grandfather A.H. Watson.
Later on, she worked as a tupperware sales dealer, and for 25 years was an Avon Representative. Her husband Ray Cameron passed away on Aug. 9, 1977. On July 6, 1982 she was united in marriage to George Holme Jr., who later passed away on May 7, 1988.
Ada was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #80, the Kiwanians, and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 29. Ada was an avid bridge player at St. Kennedy’s, but one of her greatest enjoyments in life was her time spent at their cabin on Cameron Point on Rainy Lake with her family.
She was predeceased by her son Ronald Cameron; grandson Barry Cameron; four sisters, Margaret, Helen, Elsa, Pearl; and two brothers, Henry and Foster.
Ada is survived by her son Ray Cameron Jr. and wife Carolyn (Sue) of Fort Frances, Ont.; daughter Dawn and husband Gordon Thomson of Qualicum Beach, B.C.; daughter-in-law Lynne Cameron of Qualicum Beach, B.C.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Vi Halonen of Thunder Bay, Ont.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 28, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances, Ont. Rev. Patrick Playfair will officiate with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. A memorial service will be held by the Order of the Eastern Star at 7:30 p.m.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.