Elly Gunhild Zub passed away peacefully, in her 93rd year, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
She was born Nov. 15, 1920 in Morsil, Sweden to Frans and Britta Engstrom.
The family arrived in Canada in 1924, settling in Fort Frances. She graduated from Robert Moore and Fort France High School, marrying Mike Zub in 1941.
Elly was a quiet, kind, loving lady whose life was focused on her family and helping others. She was a true Christian and her social life revolved around church activities.
She was the oldest living member of the Founding Families of Zion Lutheran Church.
She also loved their cabin on Rainy Lake. Elly and Mike spent many happy years with their children and grandchildren “up the lake.”
Mom will be remembered lovingly by her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ewacha and Paul; son, Warren Zub and Heather; grandchildren, Denise Chapman and Rob, Darrin Ewacha and Sandra, Kerry Zub, and Ryan Zub and Terri; and great-grandchildren, Lucas, Jacob, and Matthew Ewacha, Brighton Pollard, and Landon and Adalyn Zub.
Also surviving are her sister, Mabel Plymate; sisters-in-law, Carol Engstrom and Joyce Zub; and brother-in-law, Glen Canfield.
Elly was predeceased by her parents, Frans and Britta Engstrom; husband, Mike Zub; parents-in-law, John and Katherine Zub; sisters, Margaret Canfield and Doris Calder; brother, Enar Engstrom; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Lawrence Calder, El Plymate, Alec and Katherine Zub, Eddy and Jean Zub, Harry and Sally Zub, Roy Zub, and Nettie and Bill Galandly; and nephew and godson, Bradley Plymate.
A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Frances, with Pastor Brian Keffer officiating.
The honourary pallbearers were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place, and a private family interment will take place at a later date.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 1105 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ont.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com