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Marion “Edna” Benjamin, 83 passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont. on May 20, 2019.

Edna was born in Fort Frances on March 30, 1936 to Emil and Clara Amorde. Edna grew up in Fort Frances for a short while before moving to Marathon for school.

She met the man that would be the love of her life in a diner in 1952 while she was working. On Oct. 8, 1955 Edna married that man, the love of her life, Ralph Benjamin. Together, they travelled many places in Northwestern Ontario for Ralph's work before they settled in Dryden, Ont. where they lived of 40 years.

In 2001, they made their way back to their roots of Fort Frances.

Edna was always known to have a meal on or baking ready, you always knew that you would never leave her home unfed. Ralph and Edna's home was always open to friends and family. She loved having company. She enjoyed many hours of crafting with anyone that wanted to learn new crafts.

Edna is survived by her husband, Ralph; their children, Bradley (Sheila), Garth (Lona), Kent (Becky), and her daughter Clara( Mark); her grandchildren, Tarra (Jerry), Jenna (Matt), Shawna (Moe), Stacey, Dylan, Serenity, Cody, and Chad; and great-grandchildren, Tyrone, Mattie and Baby Peterson; her sister, Renee Jamen; sister-in-law, Nettie Amorde; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Edna was predeceased by her parents, Emil and Clara; sons, Ronald and Darryl; and her siblings, William (Blue) Amorde, Willa (Hughie) Kerr, Marvel (Mike) Engler, and Bertha (Dale) Holm.

A time of fellowship will be held in Edna's memory on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy). Interment will take place in Little Falls Cemetery in Atikokan on Aug. 24, 2019.

If desired memorial donations may be made in Edna's memory to the Canadian Spine Society by check, c/o Northridge Funeral Home Box 89, Emo, ON P0W 1E0.

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