In loving memory of Armas Hahkala, 82, who passed away Monday, July 31, 2000 at his home in Miscampbell Township, Ont.
He will be greatly missed by his children, Arlan (Maureen), Brent (Millie), Janice (Dirk) Kloss, and Anita Hahkala; grandchildren, Tara, Devan, Kaela, and Travis; sister-in-law, Minnie Hahkala; and many nieces and nephews.
Armas was predeceased by his wife, Emma, on May 10, 1987; his parents, Isaac and Maria Hahkala; brother, Aarne; sister, Sylvia; and many friends.
He was born Oct. 7, 1917 at the family home in Miscampbell. Armas provided janitorial services for many businesses in Fort Frances, he was a park ranger for the Eagle Lake Quetico area, and established the canoe route through Quetico Park with his friend, George.
He was a talented musician who loved to play the fiddle. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cribbage, and spending time with his friends and family.
Armas also was very fluent at speaking, writing, and reading Finnish.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Pastor Robert Ek officiating.
Cremation has taken place at Riverside Crematorium in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Honourary pallbearers were Art Mattson, Ed Hill, Aarnie Hahkala, Dave Gregory, Bob Bagacki, Vince Sheppard, Ed Kuitunen, and all of his friends.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Canada, Suite 232, Manulife Center, 55 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ont., M4W 1A6, the Canadian Mental Health Association, 612 Portage Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2A4, or to the charity of your choice.