Margaret Dolph, 81, of 420 Keating Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Care Group, Hospice Ward, in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Margaret was born Jan. 3, 1920 in Fort Frances to the late Theodore and Lena Aubey.
Margaret was united in marriage July 26, 1939 to Vene Dolph. Following their marriage, they lived in the Barwick, Ont. area and began raising their family before moving to Fort Frances.
Mom’s interests were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed baking for other people, going to Bingo, and socializing with all her friends. She also enjoyed helping out at her daughter’s day care, and loved to travel with her family.
Mom was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 29 Ladies Auxiliary.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Vene Dolph on Feb. 22, 1992; three brothers, Fred, Howard, and Arnold Aubey; and three sisters, Bernice Jackman, Millie DeBenedet, and Lillian Woods.
Margaret is survived by her children, Albert and wife, Fran, of Thunder Bay, Ont., Allen and wife, Brenda, of Fort Frances, Ont., Marlene Dolph and Dave Stuckless of Fort McMurray, Alta., Earl and wife, Anne, of Cambridge, Ont., Raymond and wife, Shirley, of Fort Frances, Ont., Dorothy Dolph and Barry Switzer of Regina, Sask., Daryl of Regina, Sask., and Janice and husband, Allan Gushulak, of Fort Frances, Ont., 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mable Poster of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Peggy Landry of Atikokan, Ont.; one brother, Herman Aubey and wife, Wanda, of Thunder Bay, Ont.; and one sister-in-law, Alma Aubey of Regina, Sask.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Pastor Tony Geense officiated, with interment in Chapple Cemetery in Barwick at a later date.
Friends visited Monday, Feb. 5, 2001 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home.
Honourary pallbearers were Melissa Gushulak, Jeff Dolph, Dale Larson, Carrie Larson, Ronnie Dolph, and Gerry Dolph.
In memoriam donations may be made to either the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, 289 Munro St., Thunder Bay, “N,” Ont., P7A 2N3, or St. Joseph’s Care Group, Hospice Ward, c/o 63 Carrie St., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7A 4J2.