“Strong Voice Thunderbird”
Louanne Jenson, age 63 of Fort Frances, Ont., suddenly passed away Thursday, October 27, 2022, with her family at her side in Fort Frances. Louanne grew up in the areas of Wilson Creek Ont., McKenzie Island, Rainy River and Winnipeg, Man.
Born April 8, 1959, to Lloyd Jenson and Ann Milne in Calgary, Alberta.
She was married to Alexander James Eastman in 1978.
Louanne’s life consisted of playing music in a band with her first husband Alexander and cooking for numerous years. Louanne spent a lot of years cooking in tourist camps on Lake of the Woods Ont., as well as in Winnipeg, at one point having her own restaurant as well in Winnipeg.
Louanne’s hobbies consisted of music, knitting, cooking, fishing, bingo and most importantly encouraging her son James Eastman to follow the family tradition as an active musician.
Louanne is Survived by her son James Eastman (Sue) of Rainy River, Ont., and daughter Crystal Rose Eastman of Winnipeg; grandchildren Leslie Eastman of Winnipeg, Brandon Eastman of Crane River, Man., and Elizabeth Eastman of Rossburn, Man.; great-grandchildren Jordison, Starlynn, Jolynn, Brother Harvey Bonell (Vera) of Winnipeg; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
Louanne was pre-deceased by her parents Lloyd Jenson and Ann Milne; grandparents Ingvall Jenson and Martha Jenson; brother Gordon Bonell; first husband Alexander Eastman.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in Rainy River at 11:00 a.m. at Knox United Church with interment at McInnes Creek Chapel.
Active Pallbearers: James Eastman, Mike Angus, Ashley King, Wes Debungie, John McEvoy and Dwight Lundgren.
Honorary pallbearers: Bob Jenson, Hugh Jenson, Bill and Liz Monkman, and all her family and friends.
In memoriam donations can be Made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Diabetes Canada.
Arrangements were entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home Ltd. of Emo, Ont.