Mary Dinn, 71, of St. Thomas, Ont., passed away at her daughter’s home on Saturday, April 28, 2001 in St. Thomas, Ontario.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1929 in Mount Carmel, Newfoundland to the late David and Sarah Power.
Born and raised in Newfoundland, Mary was the youngest girl in a family of 13. She was united in marriage to John Dinn in September of 1949. They moved to Nestor Falls in 1980, where Mary started working for Ron and Doris Valliant at the Nestor Falls Motel.
Sometime later she worked at Red Deer Lodge. She also worked for Peter and Joyce Albright at Muskie Bay Camp. Mary retired and continued living in Nestor Falls until she moved to London, Ontario two years ago.
Mary loved to spend time with family and friends. She loved to knit and crochet. She looked forward to going to bingo, playing cards and she especially looked forward to going out with friends for coffee and lunch.
Mary was an avid dart player. She had several trophies for her excellent playing.
Mary will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends.
She was predeceased by her husband John Dinn on November 3, 1992; and her parents David and Sarah Power.
Mary is survived by her three daughters; Ann and husband, Wayne Sandmoen of Nestor Falls, Ont., Caroline and fiancee Kevin Withenshaw of St. Thomas, Ont., and Jaqueline and husband, Tim Lemon of Bognor, Ont.; one son, Hubert Dinn and wife Victoria of Bonneyville, Alta., grandchildren Michael and wife Sonya of Ottawa, Ont.,. Myndi and husband Kelly Siemens of Fort Frances, Ont., John Dinn of St. Thomas, Ont., Ryan, Tyler and Abbey Dinn of Bonneyville, Alta., and Harris, Allie, and Sammy Lemon of Bognor, Ont.; great grandchild David Beaushene of Ottawa; brother Peter Power and wife Marion of Newfoundland; sisters, Dinah Fitzgerald, and Bride and husband Randy Dolk of Fort Frances, Ont.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 3 p.m. at the Nestor Falls United Church in Nestor Falls, Ontario, Father Alan Campeau will officiate with interment in Norman Cottam Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Nestor Falls, Ontario.
Friends may visit from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont.
The pallbearers will be Earl Sandmoen, Gordie Shrumm, Fred Tolton, Larry Tolton, Roy Brown, and Jack Dalseg.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.