Iva Mae Koski, 84, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.
Iva was born July 8, 1923 in Border, Mn. to the late Joseph and Mary Ellen Kennedy. She was the youngest in a family of 13 and was the last surviving sibling.
On Dec. 9, 1943, she was united in marriage to the late Sam Koski.
Iva was an active member of the Women’s Institute for many years. She took part in all of the activities offered by the W.I., and at one time was honoured by being part of a Women’s Institute group which toured England.
She also belonged to the Evangelical Covenant Church, where she enjoyed involvement in all aspects of church life, including the Sunday School and ladies’ group.
She spent many years at Sunny Cove Camp, which hosted the Bible camp for children. Her church and family meant the world to her.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary of Saskatoon, Sask.; son, Keith of Mission, B.C. and son, Tom and wife, Judy, of Fort Frances, Ont.; and her two grandchildren, Carla and Lorne, both of Fort Frances, Ont.
She also will be greatly missed by Jackie, Jody, Karen, Gayle, Doug, and Danny; as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home, with Pastor Ken Johnson officiating. Lunch will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Frances.
Cremation has taken place, and interment will follow at a later date.
The honourary pallbearers will be Dorothy Burrell, Joy Hamilton, Evelyn Goldamer, Edith Carlson, Elsie Ball, and Annie Lahti.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the “Just Imagine” Campaign, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2G7 or to the charity of your choice.
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