Florrie Sybil Rahn (nee Lauzon), of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances at the age of 81.
Florrie was born Oct. 16, 1927 in Nelles Township, Ont. to the late Antoine and Florrie Lauzon.
Florrie worked for many years throughout the community, including the Emo Hotel, Husky House and the Fort Frances Hotel in Fort Frances, and Green’s Camp in Nestor Falls, Ont.
Florrie’s fondness for country music and dancing will always be remembered. Spending time with her family meant everything to Florrie, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Florrie will be sadly missed by her children, Reg (Liz) Johnson of Burriss Township, Ont., Karen (Dennis) Pelepetz of Emo, Ont., and Doug (Sharon) Johnson, also of Emo, Ont.; grandchildren, Jeremy (Janel) Johnson, Kelly (Andy) Lengyel, Cindy (David) Poirier, Dwayne (Sue) Pelepetz, Laurie-lee Pelepetz, Brian (Sowmya) Johnson, Janene (Jay) Mosbeck, and Julie Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Colton Lengyel, Magen and Nicholas Poirier, Fabiana and Conor Johnson, Taylor and Brandon Pelepetz, Paige, Codey, Robin Vien, Mia-lee Wilson, Ariya and Sahana Johnson, and Cameron and Teagan Mosbeck.
Also surviving are her sisters, Violet Schram, Edna Brown, Shirley (Sylvester) Armstrong, and Judy Rissanen; brother, Albert (Michelle) Lauzon; and sisters-in-law, Bessy Lauzon and Yvett Lauzon.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Keith Johnson; an infant daughter; her second husband, Jack Rahn; brothers, Ben (Violet), Gordon (Minnie), William (Lily), and Jim Morrison, and Charlie and Philip Lauzon; sisters, Ruby (Amy) Gaudry and Clara (Axel) Lundstrom; infant sister, Helen; and brothers-in-law, Henry Brown, Sid Schram, and Harold Rissanen.
Family and friends were received Friday, March 6, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont., where funeral services were held Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Schram officiating.
Interment will take place in Barwick Cemetery at a later date.
The pallbearers were Kelly Lengyel, Cindy Poirier, Jeremy Johnson, Dwayne Pelepetz, Laurie-lee Pelepetz, , Brian Johnson, Janene Mosbeck, and Julie Johnson.
If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Emo Hospital c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com