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Ann Dolk, 66, of 1143 Portage Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997.

She was born Feb. 18, 1931 in Fort Frances, and had lived in Fort Frances most of her life. On Nov. 9, 1946, she was united in marriage to Walter Dolk.

In her early years, she was active in her church as a member of the Ladies’ Aide. She enjoyed cooking and baking, particularly fancy cakes for family and friends. Fishing was an avid pastime for her at one time. She also was a very capable knitter, knitting several heavy sweaters.

The vegetable garden was her passion. It provided her and Walter with many pleasurable hours as they tended to the seeding, harvest and preserving of their rewards. Ann was always meticulous, and took great pride in her home—even during her latter years with failing health.

She as predeceased by her husband, Walter Dolk, on Nov. 16, 1995; her mother, Olga Sobkowicz; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jennie and Robert Dolk; and by one nephew, Thomas Charnesky Jr.

Ann is survived by her three daughters, JoAnn and husband, LeRoy Charbonneau, of Theodore, Sask., Karen and husband, Orest Gushulak, of Rainy River, Ont., and Lori and husband, Dave Eaton, of Thunder Bay, Ont.; four grandchildren, Byron Charbonneau and Dana Klewchuk, and Neil and Cheryl Gushulak; her father, Mike Sobkowicz of Rainycrest; one brother, Walter Sobkowicz and wife, Astrid, of Fort Frances, Ont.; one sister, Mary and husband, Thomas Charnesky, of Windber, Penn.; one brother-in-law, Raymond Dolk and wife, Bride, of Fort Frances, Ont.; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Pastor Brian Keffer officiated, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

Friends visited Monday evening from 7 until 9 p.m., and prior to services at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

Pallbearers were LeRoy Charbonneau, Orest Gushulak, Dave Eaton, Byron Charbonneau, Norman Guenette, and Roger Gerhard.

Honourary pallbearers were all who shared in her life.

In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (C.N.I.B.), 229 Camelot St., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7A 4B2.