It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Euphemia (Pheme) Larsen, nee Hyatt, at Pioneer Ridge in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
Euphemia was born Sept. 29, 1921 to John and Jessie Hyatt.
She was raised and lived in the rural Fort Frances, Ont. area until 1959, when she moved briefly to Kenora, Ont. and then to Geraldton, Ont., where she made her home until moving to Thunder Bay, Ont. in 1998.
The wife of Otto Larsen, her main interests in life were caring for her family and home. Euphemia loved to cook, and grandchildren will fondly remember the many times they spent with her in the kitchen cracking eggs into the big bowl of pancake batter at breakfast time.
Euphemia was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Irene, Edith, and Lucy; brothers, Robert, Wilbur, and Garnet; son-in-law, James Barr; grandson, Russ King; and great-grandson, Darian Berg.
She is survived by her sisters, Maddy Gilbertson, Georgie Halverson, and Nellie (Earl) Primrose; brother, Bruce; her husband, Otto; daughters, Greta Barr and Gina Larsen and sons, Howard (Arleen) Berg and John (Roberta) Berg; grandchildren, Tony, Leslie, Diana, Terry, Nelson, Aaron, Shawna, Lianne, Chris, Kevin, Kathy, Shellie, and Cindi; and great-grandchildren, Nick, Jared, Ben, Billie, Adrian, Dawson, Aaric, Nyah, Ella, and Christopher.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Sargent & Son Funeral Home, 21 North Court St., Thunder Bay, Ont., with Pastor Arleen Berg of Hilldale Lutheran Church presiding.
Cremation has taken place, and a private interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay.
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