Peacefully, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, Mildred Ahrens went to be with her Lord.
Mildred was a long-time resident of Rainycrest in Fort Frances, Ont. She was born in Stratton, Ont. on Aug. 18, 1920 and lived in the Rainy River District all her life.
She and her husband, Otto Ahrens, farmed in the Chapple area for 12 years. After her husband’s death in 1959, she sold the farm and eventually relocated to Fort Frances.
Over the years, she was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and a caregiver for her mother, Ane (Nielson) Hughes. She loved to read the Bible, attend church when able, and got great satisfaction from her flowers.
Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Otto; her parents, John and Ane Hughes; sisters, Rita (Vic) Petri and Violet (Art) Webb; brothers, John B. Hughes and George Nelson Hughes; and two infant grandchildren, Albert Edward Carrier Jr. and Monica Carrier.
She also was predeceased by her husband’s parents, Henry and Violet Ahrens; and brothers-in-law, Mervin (Margaret) Ahrens, Howard (Joan) Ahrens, and Mansel (Gladys) Ahrens.
Mom will always be in our hearts. Her memory is cherished by her two children, Valarie (Albert) Carrier, and Mervin (Lynda) Ahrens and sons, Sean and Scott Ahrens (Kelly).
Also surviving are four sisters-in-law and their families, Merveline (Gerald) Brown, Ella (Lawrence) Desserre, Shirley (Bob) Gadd, and Dorothy (Ray) Brown; several nieces and nephews; and numerous Nielson and Hughes cousins.
In her memory, Pastor Ken Johnson of the Fort Frances Evangelical Covenant Church will officiate at a family graveside service, with interment at the Barwick Cemetery.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.