Jemina Jane (Mina) Calder passed away peacefully on June 6, 2000 at Central Park Lodge in Thunder Bay, Ont., a few days short of her 97th year.
Mina was born June 27, 1903 to Adam and Maud (Shea) Smith in Devlin, Ont. They were one of the first families to settle in Devlin.
In 1922, Mina married Earl T. Calder, former Clerk Treasurer of the Town of Fort Frances, who predeceased her in 1978.
Together they had two children, Marion Moore, who resides in Toronto with her husband, John, and Lawrence Calder, who resides in Portland, Ore., with his wife, Doris.
Mina also will be sadly missed by her younger sister, Elizabeth, of White Rock, B.C.; and by her grandchildren, Jan Deane (Moore) in England, Karen Moore in Belgium, Bruce Calder in New York, and James Calder in Portland.
Mina spent most of her life in Fort Frances. She was a longtime member of the choir and the Ladies Auxiliary of Knox United Church.
She was a member and onetime president of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary, and she also worked for some time in the Rijnol Gift Shop.
Cremation took place in Thunder Bay.
A service of thanksgiving for Mina’s life will be held at Knox United Church, Fort Frances at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Knox United Church may be made.