Leona Marguerite Erickson, age 85, of Fort Frances, Ontario passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008.
She was born in Fort Frances to John and Bertha Shorr on March 25, 1922. On June 21, 1941 she was united in marriage to Edwin Erickson of Fort Frances.
Leona is survived by her husband, Edwin; son, Rick and wife, Linda of Calgary, AB; daughter, JoAnne and husband, Wayne Halverson of The Pas, MB; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brother-in-law, Arthur Erickson of Fort Frances; sisters-in-law, Verna Erickson of Phoenix, AZ and Margaret Erickson of Calgary AB as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father, John Shorr in 1971; mother, Bertha Shorr in 1937; brother, Leonard Shorr in 1983; son, Marvin in 1986; grandson John in 1998; special aunt, Emma Macklem in 1974; brothers-in-law, Gordon and Vernon in 1995 and sisters-in-law, Berdell Erickson in 1987 and Winnifred Shorr.
As per her wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place with interment in the Fort Frances Cemetery.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the La Verendrye General Hospital, c/o Green Funeral Home, 600 Reid Avenue, Box 427, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M8.
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