It is with deep sadness that the family of Leona Margaret Jane Marwick, 94, of Fort Frances, Ont., announces her passing on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.
Leona was born Monday, Oct. 22, 1917 in Echo Bay, Ont. to the late James and Sarah McLean.
She enjoyed knitting and playing cribbage, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She had worked as a cook at Quetico until her retirement at the age of 65.
She was united in marriage to Lawrence Gilbert Marwick, who predeceased her on June 20, 1984.
She also was predeceased by her daughters, Donna Marwick and Nancy Hawley; son, Lawrence Marwick; brothers, Edmund, Bill, Norman, and Wes McLean; and sisters, Sadie Drysdale, Dorothy Merritt, and Alma Jackson.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Cindy Nick of Fort Frances, Ont. and Heather (Eric) Swanson of Ladysmith, B.C.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Colin (Doreen) McLean of Thunder Bay, Ont. and Charles McLean of New Westminster, B.C.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Rev. Barbara Miller officiating.
Interment took place in the Pineridge Cemetery in Sioux Narrows, Ont., with Rev. Carl Emke officiating.
The pallbearers were Eric Swanson, Lawrence Marwick, Greg Hartlin, and Jordan Ellsmere.
The honourary pallbearers were Glen Swanson, Harry Swanson, Mark Hawley, and Justin Nick.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be made offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com