Eileen Elizabeth Anness, 95, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. She was born March 20, 1905 in Minnesota.
Mrs. Anness moved to Stratton, Ont. at the age of three months and then later moved to Fort Frances in 1970. She had lived for the past six-and-a-half years at Rainycrest.
She attended Normal School in North Bay and had worked as a school teacher for 23 years in Rainy River District.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. She was interested in gardening, especially flowers, and she enjoyed music, playing the piano, and reading. She also had looked after children for the Children’s Aid Society.
Eileen is survived by her daughter, Karen and husband, Glen Jackson, of Barwick, Ont., and her son, Mark and wife, Margaret, of Ignace, Ont.
Also surviving is her daughter-in-law, Evelyn (Anness) Kleppe; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Myrtle Everson of Winnipeg, Man.; three sisters-in-law, Gloria Anness, Edith Anness, and Ruth Anness; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Eileen was united in marriage Dec. 25, 1933 to Ivan Anness, who predeceased her in December, 1989. She also was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Ward; son, Wayne Anness in 1991; two brothers, Wesley and Leonard Nixon; and her sister, Ruth Nixon.
Vigil prayers were held Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 at 7 p.m. at Green Funeral Home, followed by visitation until 8 p.m.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances. Father Eugene Whyte O.M.I. officiated, with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Pallbearers were Tom Jackson, Jim Anness, Don Anness, Henry Stutvoet, Tom Duchnicki, and Elder Jack. The eulogy was delivered by Linda Amos and the music was provided by Diane Maxey.
In memoriam donations may be made to Care Close to Home Campaign, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2B7, or to the charity of your choice.