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It is with deep sorrow that our family announces the passing of our dearly loved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Gertrude Tibold, on Nov. 5, 1997 after 88 active years.

Gertrude was born on April 9, 1909 in Punichy, Sask. to the late Julius and Anna Molnar. She moved to North Branch, Ontario in 1934 where she resided until 1973 when she moved to Emo, Ont. until her death. She loved to cook, garden, and crochet, and many organizations benefited from the donation of her crocheted works for raffles. Gertrude also was a long-standing member of the Women's Institute and the Catholic Women's League.

Gertrude was predeceased by her husband, Joe Tibold, on May 26, 1985; one daughter, Lenora Colvin, on Oct. 15, 1985; and by several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Bill Domik and wife, Rita, of Sudbury, Ont., Frances Hart of Fenelon Falls, Ont., Ann and husband Lawrence Pollard, and Joe Tibold and wife LaVerne all of Emo, Ont., Art Tibold and wife Jackie of Selkirk, Man., and Ernest Tibold and wife Paula of Kamloops, B.C.; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; two sisters Edith of B.C. and Vivian of Saskatchewan; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 7, 1997 at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Emo, Ont. Father James Panikulam officiated with interment in Pineridge Cemetery in North Branch, Ontario.

Friends visited Thursday evening from 7 p.m. at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church with parish prayers offered at 7:30 p.m.

Pallbearers were Shawn Spence, Robert Caldwell, Daniel Pollard, Jamie Tibold, Mark Tibold and Glenn Tibold.

Honourary pallbearers were Neal Grant, Len Jordens, Mike Zimmerman, Mervin Alberts, Richard Schulzki and Cliff Crawford.

In memoriam donations may be made to the Emo Hospital Memorial Fund, 260 Front Street, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.