Ivy Kyle

Ivy Kyle, 93, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of 316 Armit Ave., passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 at her residence.
She was born Oct. 16, 1909 in Sperling, Man. to the late Lewis and Edith Mansell. On Nov. 12, 1927, Ivy was united in marriage in Miami, Man. to James “Pete” Kyle.
A resident of Fort Frances since 1942, she was devoted to raising her seven children. She was a superb cook, and for many years operated the concession at the Memorial Arena.
Ivy recently received recognition for 30 years of volunteer service with the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary.
Her enjoyment and flair for quilt-making was well-known, as was her passion for Bingo. In her earlier years, she was active in the Redwing Rebekah Lodge.
Ivy had a gift that made all her grandchildren feel special and unique. Her home and family were her pride and joy.
She was predeceased by her husband, James “Pete” Kyle on Oct. 1, 1986; one daughter, Nola Skinner; and three brothers, Frank, Walter, and Charles.
Ivy is survived by two daughters, Lorraine and husband, Charles Lindvall of Litchfield, Mn., and Lois Calvez of Winnipeg, Man.; four sons, Gordon and wife, Beverly, Ronald and wife, Helen, and Raymond and wife, Marijane, all of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Richard and wife, Laurie, of Sechelt, B.C.; one son-in-law, Donald Skinner of Winnipeg, Man.; one daughter-in-law, Roberta and husband, Dave Shaw, of Thunder Bay, Ont.; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by two sisters, Myrtle and husband, Bob Lytle, of Winnipeg, Man., and Violet Babcock of Sudbury, Ont.; one brother, George Mansell of Sydney, B.C.; two sisters-in-law, Leah Phillips of Miami, Man. and Elva Mansell of Surrey, B.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances. Fr. Wayne McIntosh will officiate, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Friends visited Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
Pallbearers were her grandchildren in attendance.
Honourary pallbearers were Tom Kiddle, Joe Puszynski, Irene Meades, Larry Buffington, Elaine Kiddle, Pearl (Rogers) McKay, and Tom Yuill.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church, 360 Church St., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 1E1; World Vision Canada, 6630 Turner Valley Rd., Mississauga, Ont.; or to the charity of your choice.