The family sadly announces the passing of Fernande (Fern) Marie Larocque, of Rainy River, Ont., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the Rainy River Health Centre.
Fern was born May 5, 1927 to Ernest and Jeanne Larocque in Pinewood, Ont.
At a young age, she chose to join the Sisters of St. Joseph in St. Hyacinthe, Que. She left the order after 16 years and began her nursing career in 1967, retiring from La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. in 1985.