Inkeri “Ingrid” (Ellmen) Galbraith, 84, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Ingrid was born Jan. 24, 1921 in Finland, Ont. to the late Victor and Hanna
Blom. She had lived most of her life in Rainy River District and had worked as a
cook for the Canadian National Railway.
She also was very involved with the Finland Women’s Institute, and enjoyed sewing, embroidery and crocheting. In her later years, she enjoyed hooking rugs.
Ingrid was united in marriage to Taisto Ellmen, who predeceased her on Dec. 12, 1976. She also was predeceased by her second husband, Gordon Galbraith, on March 7, 2000; her sister, Milja Kangas; and her son-in-law, Tom Pocock on Sept. 14, 2002.
She is survived by her two daughters, Viola (Ken) Pederson of Elliott Lake, Ont. and Verna Pocock of Fort Frances, Ont.; and five grandchildren, Glen (Barb) Pederson of London, Ont., Tara (Bob) VanVoort of Calgary, Alta. and their son, David, Kevin (Lisa) Pocock and their children, Tyler, Kristin, and T.J., Ken (Beryl) Pocock and their children, Zachery and Conner, and Sandra Dixon (Darren McCormick) and their children, Taylor and Lindsay, all of Fort Frances, Ont.
Also surviving are two sisters Rachel Gallinger of Emo, Ont. and Verna
Johnson-Gawryluk (Alex) of Fort Frances, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Rev. Eileen Bragg officiating.
Interment will take place in Finland Cemetery in Finland, Ont. at a later date.
Friends may visit prior to the service Thursday morning at the funeral home.
The pallbearers will be Kevin Pocock, Ken Pocock, Darren McCormick, Sonny Ferris, Oscar Burnell and Dave Bragg.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3T2 or to the charity of your own choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.