Florence Schram, 89, longtime resident of Stratton, Ont., passed away Friday, May 8, 1998 with family by her side at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont.
Florence was born Oct. 15, 1908 in Stratton to the late Charles and Mary Ann Jolicouer. She was raised in Stratton and on Oct. 26, 1926, she was united in marriage to Peter Jay Schram. Together, Florence and Peter farmed in Stratton and raised their family.
Florence was a member of the Stratton Catholic Church. She also enjoyed travelling, playing Bingo, gardening, picking berries, and making quilts for her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and will be sadly missed.
She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Jay Schram (March 16, 1984); son, Harold Leslie Schram and wife, Jackie; infant daughter, Hilda Schram; stepdaughter, Thelma and husband, Art Olson; son-in-law, William Bahnuik; grandchildren, Diane Nordin, Susan Halley, and Andra Schram; four brothers, Charlie, Pat, Vincent, and Thomas Jolicouer; sister, Bernadette Playford; and brothers-in-law, Bernard Flynn and Dave Oulette.
Florence is survived by three daughters, Jean and husband, Roy Legarie, of Fort Frances, Ont., Frances Bahnuik of Kenora, Ont., and Irene and husband, Stan Olson, of Stratton, Ont.; son, Lawrence Schram and wife, Grace, of Kenora, Ont.; stepson, Sidney Schram and wife, Violet, of Stratton, Ont.; 35 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Flynn of Fort Frances, Ont., and Stella Oulette of St. Catharines, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Father Lawrence Conlon O.M.I. officiated, with a private family burial held Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at Pattullo Cemetery in Morley Township, Ont.
Eulogies were given by Valerie Bolen and Norma Ossachuk.
Friends visited Monday, May 11, 1998 from 7-8 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Parish prayers were offered at 7:30 p.m.
Pallbearers were Donald Schram, Gordon Olson, Gordon Legarie, Leslie Schram, Linda Zilinski, David Schram, and Jerry Bolen.
The honourary pallbearers were all her grandchildren.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 840 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2N5.