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Anne Pawlik (nee Melicharek), 94, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 27, 1917.

She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew E. Pawlik, on Nov. 23, 1998.

Anne worked at International Harvester in Chicago and subsequently operated a restaurant with her husband. She enjoyed collecting recipes and creating gourmet meals for her family, and subsequently for their restaurant and camp.

She also enjoyed creative handiwork, including crocheting, knitting afghans, and needlepoint.

Anne and Andy moved to Canada in 1961, when they purchased a hunting and fishing camp, Double AA camp, which they ran for decades. They successfully operated their camp, providing unique hunting and fishing experiences to hundreds of visiting hunters and fishermen.

She and her husband retired to Ear Falls, Ont. having become Canadian landed immigrants. Surrounded by many friends, they lived there for the rest of their lives.

Anne was a member of the Whispering Pines Seniors Club and St. Theresa Church.

Anne is survived by her children, Eugene (Ann) Pawlik of Derry, N.H., Jeanette (John) Van Buskirk of Hayward, Wis., and Jacqualine (James) Voell of Tilghman, Md., 13 grandchildren; and more than 30 great-grandchildren.

As per Anne’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Her remains will be interred in the Melicharek family plot at Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago at a future date.

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