It is with sadness that the family of Alden Ruth Molnar, 84, of 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., announces her passing on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Alden was born May 29, 1926 in Fort Frances, where she was raised and lived her life.
On June 18, 1945, she married John Morrin. Together they trapped and hunted and settled in Rice Bay.
Following John’s passing, she married Jan Molnar in May, 1966. They lived in Fort Frances and operated “Fort Frances Upholstery” for many years until his passing.
In 1970, Alden met Pete Johnson and they were together for 20 years. Over that time, they enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and gardening.
Alden also was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29, and the United Native Friendship Centre.
Alden will be greatly missed by her three grandchildren, Michael Morrin, Monica Morrin and husband, George Keffer, and John Tyler Morrin Jr. and wife, Lori; six great-grandchildren, Amanda, Marcus, Kayla, Tamara, Austin, and John Morrin; and four stepchildren and their families.
She also is survived by one sister-in-law, Doreen Allan of Fort Frances, Ont.; four brothers, Lawrence Allan and wife, Lorretta, and Ted Allan and wife, Arlene, all of Fort Frances, Ont., Lewis Allan and wife, Sheila, of Kingston, Ont., and Glenn Allan of Red Deer, Alta.; three sisters, Josephine Berglund of Keewatin, Ont., Beatrice and husband, Don Galbraith, of Bear’s Pass, Ont., and Carol Homuth of Winnipeg, Man.; daughter-in-law, Karen Morrin of Fort Frances, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alden was predeceased by her parents, Rufus and Isabelle Allan; sons, John Morrin and Mark Morrin; grandson, Lewis Morrin; brothers, Ray Rufus Allan and George Allan; sister, Frances Williams; and brother-in-law, Arne Berglund.
A memorial service celebrating Alden’s life will be held Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, with Fr. Francis Pudicherry officiating.
The honourary pallbearer will be family and friends.
Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Frances at a later date.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8 or to the charity of your choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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