It is with great sadness that the family of J. Lenore Grynol announces her passing to be with her beloved son, Timmothy, on Friday, June 3, 2011.
Lenore was born June 27, 1934 in Emo, Ont. to Len and Evelyn Connor. She was raised in Fort Frances, Ont., where she attended public school and high school.
She was the youngest of her siblings, and was close to her sister, Mayva, often sharing stories of friends and of the pavilion dances out at the Point on weekends.
On Aug. 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Edward L.J. Grynol, and they resided in Fort Frances and raised their family. She often talked about her home on Crowe Avenue and Third Street East, and loved their home on Hopkins Bay on Rainy Lake.
Lenore loved watching the animals that wandered onto their property, the mesmerizing water, and the beautiful sunsets. She also loved gardening and enjoyed the harvest.
She was a hard worker and for a time Lenore worked at the Dairy Queen, the Rainy Lake Hotel, and also did housekeeping. She had a great sense of humour, and enjoyed her work as well as the people she met along the way.
Lenore belonged to the Birthday Club and did ceramics in her spare time, often having a sentimental story attached to most of her ornaments. She enjoyed attending the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Her pets were a constant companion throughout her life, even having her own language when speaking to them.
She treasured her memories of her friends and family, loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and loved showing it. She did not forget a birthday. Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Hallowe’en were her favourite holidays and celebrated them to the max, with great Ukrainian food, decorations, and family to enjoy them with.
Lenore lived her life to the fullest, but not without trials and her health was challenged.
Lenore leaves behind her husband, Edward; sons, Ed (Nancy) and Ken; daughter-in-law, Michelle; and grandchildren, Trevor, Robin (Nicole), Penny (Paul), Aaron, Scott, Jonna, Nathan, Jason, and Jennifer Sobkowicz.
Lenore also is survived by her sister, Mayva (Ken) McFayden; brother, Ronald McDiarmid; step-brother, Art (Norma) Patterson; sister-in-law, Marie McDiarmid; nieces, Wendy McDiarmid and Jan (James) Dobie; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Buzzy (Delores) Wickstrom and Jim (Eileen) Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lenore was predeceased by her son, Timmothy; parents, Len and Evelyn Connor; in-laws, Matt (Sophie) Grynol; and her brothers Don and Bud (Pat) McDiarmid.
A celebration of Lenore’s life will be held Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Rainycrest Long-Term Care (Hallett Hall) in Fort Frances, with Rev. Diane Clifford officiating.
Interment will take place in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances at a later date.
The honouray pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Trevor, Robin, Penny, Aaron, Scott, Jonna, Nathan, Jason, and Jennifer Sobkowicz.
If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.
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