Ethel Kari Jorundson

In loving memory of Ethel Kari Jorundson, 76, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances after a courageous battle with cancer which lasted more than nine years.
Ethel will be missed by her daughter, Barbara and her husband, Kerry Flinders, of Crozier, Ont.; grandsons, Rory (Faye) and Jay (Lori), both of Crozier, Ont.; brother, Alfred (Muriel) Wells of Winnipeg, Man.; sister-in-law, Hazel (Gordon) Brown of Sidney, B.C.; brother-in-law, Gordon Haywood of Carlyle, Sask.; and numerous nieces and nephews in Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the U.S.A.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roy, on Nov. 5, 1991; parents, Samuel and Martha Wells; sisters, Thelma Nelson, and Marion Haywood; and brother-in-law, Len Nelson.
Ethel was born April 1, 1924 to Samuel and Martha Wells at the family farm in Saskatchewan. She grew up in Saskatchewan, meeting her future husband in grade school at the age of eight. They were married Sept. 28, 1946.
Ethel once said that from the day they met in school they were inseparable. They were married for more than 45 years.
Ethel worked at various jobs in Winnipeg, Man., but was especially fond of her switchboard operator position at the Winnipeg International Airport.
She and Roy moved to Fort Frances in 1964, opening the A&W restaurant. She loved to work and could be found there seven days a week until her illness prevented this.
She was a very active lady who was willing to try anything. She enjoyed time spent at the cabin, cross-country skiing; watching the news, and figure skating and reading newspapers.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont., with Rev. Patrick Playfair officiating.
Cremation has taken place at Riverside Crematorium in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Honourary pallbearers will be all of her family and friends.
In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8 would be greatly appreciated by the family.