Molly Rodland, 92, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Ellen “Molly” Rodland was born Dec. 21, 1907 in Rollette, N.D. to the late John and Olive (Jacobson) Rodland. Around 1912, she moved with her family to Canada, where they farmed in Shenston, Ont.
Later, they moved to Fort Frances, where she attended high school. She then worked in various jobs, including the White Pine Inn.
During W.W. II, Molly lived in Toronto and did war work. After a lengthy illness and recovery, she taught herself typing and worked as a medical receptionist until her retirement to Fort Frances.
Aunt Molly, as she was known to many people, was as loving as she was determined. She was generous and fun. Her family and friends were the heart of her life. Molly most enjoyed spending time with her cherished and numerous nieces and nephews. She had many friends in her lifetime, and ws referred to as “the sweetheart of Green Manor.”
As well as reading, card games, Scrabble, and visiting, Molly was creative at petitpoint.
Molly was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Osmund, Jacob, and John; sisters, Christina (Nels) Almskog, Jenny Rodland, Agnes (Pete) Wolden, Inga Rodland, Laura (Folke) Gustafson, Jacobena (Albert) Mattson, and Jarda (Pete) Johnson; as well as nieces and nephews.
Aunt Molly is survived by her nieces and nephews, Cliff (Gertrude) Elmwood, Aggie (John) Jacobsen, Joyce Asplund, Joyce (Ginter) Smith, Rudy (Joan) Gustafson, Raymond (Jackie) Gustafson, Jim (Barb) Gustafson, Larry Loney, Audrey (Clarence) LeForte, Janice (Robert) Munn, Gay Derksen, Larry (Anita) Mattson, Paul (Sharron) Johnson, Ann (Otto) Erb, Don (Jody) Johnson, and Janey (Stan) Novak.
She also leaves behind numerous great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Frances.
Pastor Robert Ek will officiate, with interment in the Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Pallbearers will be Rudy Gustafson, Raymond Gustafson, Jim Gustafson, Larry Mattson, Don Johnson, and Paul Johnson.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Kenora-Rainy River Lung Association, Box 67, Kenora, Ont., P9N 3X4, or the Zion Lutheran Church, 1105 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 1J7.