Ethel Bernice Quinn-Csik, 96, of 554 Riverview Dr., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital on Monday, Oct. 13, 1997.
She was born Aug. 20, 1901 in Wilmur, Ont. to the late William Walter and Minnie Freeman.
Bernice taught school in southern Ontario before her marriage to Edward Quinn. In 1937, they moved to the Rainy River District. Following the death of her husband in 1953, she moved from the family farm north of Emo to Fort Frances, allowing her to pursue a life-long passion for music.
She taught piano and accordion for many years until her retirement in 1972 upon her marriage to Alexander Csik.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Luva Walker, Rita Everdell, Auleen Moon, and Vivian Freeman; her second husband, Alexander Csik; sons, Stuart Quinn, Percy Quinn, Fleming Quinn, and Allan Quinn; and stepson, John Csik.
Bernice is survived by five daughters, Luva Steele of Los Alamitos, Calif., Clara and husband, Earl Frazer, of Trail, B.C., Margaret Moffatt of Chicago, Ill., Auleen and husband, Andy Molcan, of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Gwen and husband, Ron Ellingson, of Shakopee, Mn.; daughters-in-law, Edna Quinn of Emo, Ont., and Ilamae Quinn of Atikokan, Ont.; three stepchildren; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances.
Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 17, 1997 from 7-8 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
In memoriam donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund, either directly or in care of Green Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.