It is with great sorrow that the family of Delores Antoinette Pollard announces her passing on Monday, March 11, 2019 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
She was born on April 3, 1938 in Fort Frances to John and Nettie Hubert.
She was raised in Fort Frances, attending school here. She moved to Sioux Lookout, Ont. as a young woman, starting her family there. She later moved back to Fort Frances with her children.
While in Sioux Lookout, Delores worked as a caregiver at the Hostel. She enjoyed her time there; she often spoke about it with affection. After returning to Fort Frances, she began working at Bartlett's as a cleaner.
She enjoyed travelling, especially to Two Harbors, New Brunswick, and Scotland.
Delores was an active volunteer, spending many years at the Bingo Hall, United Native Friendship Centre, and the crafting group at Rose Manor. She loved making crafts, knitting and crocheting; each of her children and grandchildren were blessed with homemade items and handmade wool socks.
Delores was a kind and generous person. If she saw someone in need, she did everything she could to help them—even when she went without.
Delores leaves behind her three daughters, Debra Elias, Linda (Chris) Carmody, and Nicole Pollard (Mike Tkachyk); grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Carmody-Caul, Terry (Kristine) Carmody, Fawn Bowes, Jesse Bowes (Brittany), Jasmyn Elias, Sabrina (Logan) Miller, and Matthew Vandrunen; great-grandson, Nolan Faragher; sisters, Amy Fairgrieve, Jean Hartnell, and Holly Mandryk; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, John and Nettie; son, Thomas; brothers, Peter, Jack, James, Mitchell, David, and Bob; and sisters, Dorothy, Donna, and Dixie.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Pastor Ken Johnson officiating.
The honourary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Jennifer Carmody-Caul, Terry Carmody, Fawn Bowes, Jesse Bowes, Jasmyn Elais, Sabrina Miller, Matthew Vandrunen, and Nolan Faragher.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario, 41 King William St., Suite 202, Hamilton, Ont., L8R 1A2.
Online condolences may offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com