It is with great sadness that the family of Mildred Loveday announced her sudden passing on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004 at her home at Pioneer Ridge
in Thunder Bay, Ont.
She was born Aug. 24, 1916 in Emo, Ont. to Bill and Clara McDonald. She was united in marriage to Leonard Loveday on Feb. 2, 1937 and together they raised their family in Emo.
Upon retirement, they moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1969.
In 1993, Mildred became a resident of Green Manor, where she made numerous friends and was always ready to help anyone who needed it. Mom enjoyed visiting and going for long walks. She also loved music and spending time with her family.
A year ago she moved to Thunder Bay to be closer to her family.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Lawrence (Florence) and Robert (Betty), all of Thunder Bay, Ont., Dale of Winnipeg; and Laura (Melvin Haney) of Edmonton, Alta.; and her beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by her brothers, Stanley, Ken, and Rod McDonald and her dear sister, Jean Bolen; brothers-in-law, Chris Loveday and Herman (Evelyn) Loveday; sister-in-law, Myrtle Loveday; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mildred was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Clara McDonald; husband, Leonard on April 26, 1993; son, Dennis, on Nov. 5, 2003; brothers, Ron, Colin, Don, Frank, and Merle McDonald; and one sister, Lena St. Amand.
Visitation will be held Thursday Jan. 22, 2004 from 7-9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
Funeral services will be held Friday Jan. 23, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Rev. Eileen Bragg will officiate, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
The pallbearers will be Lawrence Franklin, Rob Wielobob, Ron Ogier, Greg Penny, Harold Loveday, and Don Loveday.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation, 920 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2Z5.
To those I love and those who loved me
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy we had so many years.
I gave to you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for live goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see me or touch me,
I’ll be near
And if you listen with your heart,
You’ll hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come
this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and say,
“Welcome home.”