In loving memory of Loretta Anderson, 89, of Rainy River, Ont., who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River.
Loretta was born March 3, 1915 in Rainy River to Garrett and Olive Byrnes. She was united in marriage to Lesley Anderson on July 26, 1938.
They lived in Rainy River until 1958, when the family moved to Fort Frances, Ont. Loretta resided in Fort Frances until 2000, when she returned to Rainy River to be closer to family and friends.
She had been an active member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for many years.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Lesley in September, 1990; sisters, Olive, Annie, Stella, and Cathrine; brothers, Pat and wife, Eva, Michael, Leo, Garrett, Delany, and Bruce; and sons-in-law, Dennis Marchuk and Robert Fadden.
Loretta will be greatly missed by her three daughters, Marlene and husband, Donald Jarvis, of Rainy River, Ont., Colleen Fadden and friend, Lanny LaBelle, of Sioux Narrows, Ont., and Phyllis and husband, Claude Belanger, of Terrace, B.C.; son, Leslie Anderson and wife, Joan, of Fort Frances, Ont.; grandchildren, Todd (Amy), Corey (Tom), Tracey (David), Susan (Steve), Jimmy (Connie), Guy, Joleigh (Trevor), and Todd (Jenn); great-grandchildren, Michael, Alexander, Eric (Lindsey), Kristine, Cole, Cassandra, April, Brook, Taylor, Morgan, and Samantha; great-great-granddaughter, Shaylynn; brother, Oliver Byrnes of Winnipeg, Man.; sisters-in-law, Marjorie, Marie, and Marj Byrnes; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Funeral mass was held Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Rainy River, with Fr. Dan Debano officiating.
A prayer service was held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Rainy River.
Interment took place in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River.
The pallbearers were Todd Marchuk, Jim Fadden, Tom Armstrong, Dave Jeffery, Eric Marchuk, Michael Matthew, and Alex Matthew.
The honourary pallbearers were Loretta’s granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-great-granddaughter, and many friends.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Rainy River Health Centre, 115 Fourth St., Rainy River, Ont., P0W 1L0.