Loreen Erwin, 75, of Fort Frances, Ont. (formerly of 1607 Colonization Rd. W.), passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital, C.C.U., in Fort Frances.
Loreen was born Dec. 3, 1922 in Melaval, Sask. to the late David and Roseann Cogger. In 1930, Loreen moved with her family to Dance Township. Loreen and her family were one of the few who survived the Dance fire of 1939.
On Sept. 6, 1941, Loreen was united in marriage to Walter Erwin. Loreen and Walter lived in Rainy River District all their lives, except for a few years when they lived in Nova Scotia while Walter served in W.W.II.
For many years, Loreen was a caregiver to children until she was physically unable. She enjoyed reading, needlework, gardening, bird-watching, animals, nature, and especially being a homemaker.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Erwin (February, 1972); four brothers, Clifford, Richard, Raymond, and Leonard Cogger; and one sister, Alma LeRay.
Loreen is survived by her children, Elsie and husband, Bob Matevia, W. David Erwin and wife, Marilyn, Stephen Erwin and wife, Karen, all of Fort Frances, Ont., and Cindy and husband, Jim Larson, of Pincher Creek, Alta.; seven grandchildren, Robert Matevia and wife, Carrie, Richard Matevia, Veryan, Piran and Trelawney Erwin, and Amy and Kaitlyn Larson; nephew, Raymond LeRay and wife, Dorothy, of Vermilion Bay, Ont., and their sons, Richard and Ronald; and niece Pat (Sharp) and husband, Dave Dulfer, of LaGrange, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Pastor Dean Patrow will officiate, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Honourary pallbearers will be Eddie Eldridge, Adam Jewel, Herb Snow, and Ray LeRay.
In memorian donations may be made to the charity of your choice.