Elsie Ewen, 91, of Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Elsie was born March 6, 1920 in Emo, Ont. to the late Erik and Anna Lundstrom. She had lived all her life in Rainy River District.
She had worked as a cook at a tourist camp in the area. She also did volunteer work at the Emo Hospital and preparing Meals on Wheels.
Elsie loved cross-country skiing, walking, and her flower and plant gardens. She also enjoyed playing her violin and harmonica, doing puzzles and craftwork, and knitting slippers.
She was a very nurturing and caring person who was always thinking of others and willing to lend a hand wherever possible. As well, she had a keen sense of humour, which she maintained throughout her life.
Elsie is survived by her daughters, Pat (Jack) Kowall of Enderby, B.C. and Judy Ewen of Etobicoke, Ont.; and sons, Terry (Rose) of Nanaimo, B.C., Eric of Accra, Ghana, Africa. and Bruce (Joan) of Thunder Bay, Ont.
Also left to cherish her memory are 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, Birdie and Marlene and their families.

Elsie was united in marriage on Aug. 17, 1940 to Archie Ewen, who predeceased her on March 1, 1997.
She also was predeceased by her grandson, Darren Kowall; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Dungey.
A celebration of Elsie’s life will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo, with Rev. Carl Emke officiating.
Interment will follow in the Emo Cemetery.
In memoriam donations may be made to Rainycrest Long-Term Care c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com