Evelyn Godin, 69 of, Rainy River, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Evelyn was born Nov. 26, 1939 in Rainy River, Ont. In earlier years, Evelyn worked as a waitress at a tourist camp on Lake of the Woods.
On April 10, 1958, Evelyn was united in marriage to Almer Godin. Together they raised their family, and through the years she worked at Arctic Cat, the post office, and home care.
She also was a member of the Legion Auxiliary in Rainy River.
Despite her busy life, Evelyn enjoyed her home and her time with the grandchildren wherever she took them. She had a great sense of humour and helped home care patients with great compassion.
Evelyn will be dearly missed by her family and friends alike.
She is survived by her husband, Almer Godin; mother, Emily Embury of Rainy River, Ont.; five children, Linda (Roger) of Florida, Billy (Nellie) of Devlin, Ont., Dennis of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Dan (Stacy) and Brad (Kari), all of Rainy River, Ont.; and eight grandchildren, Wayne, Brian, Kelly, Bryce, Kenzie, Sarina, Matt, and Kyle.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mildred (Dan) Johnson and Ilene (Charlie) Johnson, all of Rainy River, Ont.; two brothers, Harold (Janet) Embury of Huntsville, Ont. and Clifford (Ruth) Embury of Saskatoon, Sask.; brothers-in-law, Don Fraser and Tom Connon; sisters-in-laws, Matilda, Merle, Irene, Eleanor, and Iona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father, Bill Embury; and one sister, Edith Fraser.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at Knox United Church in Rainy River. Pastor Mark Mast officiated, with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River.
Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Knox United Church in Rainy River.
The pallbearers were Larry Johnson, Bob Johnson, Randy Godin, Darryl Godin, Mike Godin, and Colin Wood.
The honourary pallbearers were Jeanette Cross, Ila King, Winnie Berard, and Iona Godin.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice c/o Rainy River Funeral Home, P.O. Box 694, Rainy River, Ont., P0W 1L0.
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