Anna Szlauko, 100, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004.
She was born June 26, 1903 in Rakamaz, Hungary and came to Canada in 1930. She was united in marriage to Paul Szlauko on Dec. 19, 1931 in Saskatoon, Sask.
They had lived in Stratton, Ont. and Patullo, Ont. for a short while, then homesteaded in Deerlock, Ont. for several years. They moved back to Stratton to dairy farm until they retired in 1962, when they moved to North Surrey, B.C.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul, on Feb. 7, 1974.
Anna returned to Rainy River, Ont. in 1987. Her hobbies included crocheting and sewing, and she had a green thumb for gardening. She often said she just loved to work.
She is survived by her sons, William (Gayleen) of Rainy River, Ont. and John (special friend Eleanor) of Endako, B.C.; six grandchildren, Bob Szlauko of Rainy River, Ont., Sandy Hopkins (Tim Spence) of Fort Frances, Ont., Coreen (Ken) O’Connor of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Anna, Ronnie, and Richard in British Columbia.
Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A private family service was held Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Pastor Pat White officiating.
Interment will take place in the Stratton Municipal Cemetery in Stratton in the spring.
Should friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
At this time, the family would like to thank Dr. Nugent, and the staff and nurses at Rainycrest Home for the Aged for the wonderful care they gave mother while she was a resident there.