Lydia Cook Terry, 93, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Saturday, May 2, 1998.
Lydia was born March 21, 1905 in Angus, Ont. to the late William and Sarah Carter.
On Feb. 23, 1926, she was united in marriage to William Terry. Lydia lived in Winnipeg, Man. from 1952 until 1955, and then moved to Dryden, Ont. to reside until moving to Fort Frances in 1969. She was a member of the McIrvine Women’s Institute, Club 27 Senior Citizens, and a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br. 29.
Lydia also was a member of the Knox United Church and the United Church Women. She was a lover of the sounds and smells of nature, and of birds in particular.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Terry, on Feb. 24, 1976; and by one brother, William Carter.
Lydia is survived by her daughter, Virginia Cousineau of Fort Frances, Ont.; her son, Lynn Terry, and a son of her heart, Howard Sanderson, both of Dryden, Ont.; seven grandchildren, Judy (Blair) Keats of Richmond, B.C., Scott Terry (Dawn Marie) of Dryden, Ont., David Terry (Jane) of Sioux Lookout, Ont., Terry Cousineau (Sharon) of Cochenour, Ont., Bill Cousineau (Margaret) of Balmertown, Ont., Patricia (Clinton) Waldon and Kathryn (Howard) Maunula, all of Thunder Bay, Ont.; 14 great-grandchildren, Jim Waldon and Hack Waldon of Prince George, B.C., Renee Waldon, and Jacqueline, Tyler, Cody, Brenden, and Wyatt Maunula, all of Thunder Bay, Ont., Jodi (David) Green of Red Lake, Ont., Josh Cousineau of Cochenour, Ont., Mack Cousineau and Becki Cousineau of Balmertown, Ont., and Cook Cousineau and Clayton Cousineau of Cochenour, Ont.; one great-great-granddaughter, Riley Cara Anne Green of Red Lake, Ont.; two sisters, Lillian Becker and Irene Flinders of Fort Frances, Ont.; and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 6, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances. Rev. Patrick Playfair officiated, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Friends visited Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances.
Pallbearers were Shawn Hayes, Todd Hayes, Clay Flinders, Jason Flinders, Jay Flinders, and Rory Flinders.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 340 Church St., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 1E1.