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MAYVA EVELYN McFAYDEN

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mayva McFayden on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Mayva was born Dec. 31, 1925 in Emo Ont. to Evelyn and Gerald McDiarmid. She was raised in Fort Frances, where she attended public school and high school.

On Nov. 11, 1947, she was united in marriage to Ken McFayden and they resided in Fort Frances.

Mayva was very social and enjoyed getting together with friends for coffee, her birthday clubs, M.E.C. Bingos, and all family gatherings.

She worked in various places, but especially enjoyed her employment at Betty’s in Fort Frances. Dressing windows was her favourite, along with the newest of fashions.

She also liked her ornaments, which she displayed all around her home inside and out, and pink being her favourite colour.

Mayva always had a pet, sometimes two at a time, and spoiled them along with her nieces and nephews.

Mayva is survived by her husband, Ken, of 64 years; brother, Ron McDiarmid; sister-in-law, Marie McDiarmid; brother-in-law, Ed Grynol; step-brother Art (Norma) Pattison; nieces, Wendy McDiarmid, Jan (James) Dobie, and Michelle Grynol; nephews, Ed(Nancy) Grynol and Ken Grynol; and numerous great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Evelyn and Gerald McDiarmid; step-father, Len Connor; brothers, Don McDiarmid and Bud (Pat) McDiarmid; sister, Lenore Grynol; and nephews, Douglas McDiarmid and Timmothy Grynol.

At Mayva’s request, a family service will be held at a later date in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.

Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com