Katherine “Kaye” Sofronuk, 99, of 340 Third Street East in Fort Frances, Ontario passed away on Saturday
November 27, 2021 at LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ontario. She was born on August 18, 1922 in Sinkow, Poland and moved with her family to Canada as a child. She had lived in Bears Pass, Ontario as a youngster and later Fort Frances for the rest of her life.
Kaye had worked various jobs in Fort Frances that included years at the O-M and Boise Cascade Paper Mill, the Canadian National Railways, and concluded with her retirement from Canada Customs in 1987.
She was predeceased by her parents Elko and Maria “Mary” Sofronuk and two sisters Ann Frenette and Helene Sofronuk.
The family includes two nieces Lynn (Raoul) Lufbery of International Falls, Minnesota and Renee (Jon) Weaver of Lakewood, Colorado; four great nephews Greg Betzing and Reid (Jamie) Betzing of Lakewood, Colorado, Scott (Stephanie) Matson of Glenwood, Iowa and Todd (Brooke) Matson of Bethesda, Maryland; and eleven great great nieces and nephews.
Kaye enjoyed sharing time with her neighbors and many friends in Fort Frances. For many years, she could often be seen walking the sidewalks of downtown as she shopped and performed her daily activities. Hobbies included gardening, cross-word puzzles, reading, and drawings of area landscapes. Kaye was a passionate pet caregiver all her life. She had a fondness for cats, enjoyed seeing birds at her backyard feeder and local wildlife passing through
Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances, Ontario in the summer of 2022.
In memoriam donations may be made to “Best for Kitty” cat/kitten rescue service, 308 Fifth Street West, Fort Frances, Ontario. P9A 3S1.
On-line condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.
The family members of Kaye would like to express thanks to the staff, doctors, and nurses at LaVerendrye Hospital, ParaMed Home Health Care, and the Community Support Services at Riverside Health Care for helping with the daily and medical needs of Kaye throughout the pandemic time period. A special note of heartful appreciation is noted to home care health workers Heather Johnson and Gina Wilson along with neighbor Everett Jackson.