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Mary Dallman, 89, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Mary was born on Jan. 2, 1918 in Russia. She came to Canada around 1927, settling in Saskatchewan. It was there she met and married Otto Dallman on Oct. 3, 1938.

Upon her arrival in Fort Frances, Mary held several jobs, including salesperson at Lerman’s, telephone operator, and also working alongside her husband, Otto, at logging camps and the J.A. Mathieu estate.

She was a past member of the Rebekahs Lodge, but most of all she was a loving mother, grandmother, and devoted wife to Otto.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Betty Anne (John) Kiddell of Winnipeg, Man. and Marilyn Dallman of Stratford, Ont. Also surviving are grandchildren, David, Kelly and Emilia; and nieces and nephews, Leo, Ben, Jim, Mary Jane, and Laura.

She was predeceased by her husband, Otto, on Jan. 4, 2003; her parents, Friedrich and Sophia Betinsky; brothers, Adolphe, Henry, Willie, and Herman; and sisters, Emelia and Louise.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Fr. Wayne McIntosh and Rev. Barbara Murray officiating.

Interment will take place in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances on Friday, Jan. 4, 2007 at 9 a.m.

Special thanks for their excellent care to Valerie Mills, Dannette Allan, and all of the wonderful staff at Rainycrest, and to Dr. Algie, Mary Boucher-Polz, and the caring staff at La Verendrye General Hospital.

Warm appreciation to Lil Pihulak and her family for their generous love and support.

In memoriam donations may be made to Rainy River District Festival of Performing Arts (scholarship)—Dallman Award, P.O. Box 806, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N1.

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