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Mary Louena Jane (Lane) Kreger, 94

Mary Louena Jane (Lane) Kreger
(Feb.1st, 1922 - Feb. 17th, 2016)
Louena passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, ON at the age of 94 with family by her side. Louena will be lovingly remembered by her four children Betty (Bob) Grynol, Ruth (Dale) Topping, Peggy (Telford) Advent and Larry (Joan) Kreger. Her 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren will fondly remember her thoughtful ways. She was always interested in how they were doing and if they were excelling in school. Education was very important to her.
Louena was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Amil Kreger, on Mar.3rd, 1994 and her oldest Son, Richard Amil Kreger on Jan.14th, 2002 as well as her parents, Patrick and Edna Lane and her only sibling, Daphen Lemieux.
Louena wanted to live to 100 and always looked at the positive side of life. It was a pleasure to spend time with her because she was a gentle and kind soul. She had a very strong faith throughout her life and considered it a privilege to attend Mass weekly at Rainycrest .
Louena was born at home in Harris Hill, ON on Feb. 1st, 1922 to Patrick and Edna Lane. She attended S.S. # 2 Spohn school where she was a star student. She wrote her entrance exams at a very young age and aspired to go to College but money was tight during the depression and she went to work instead.
She married the love of her life, Amil Kreger on Sept.2nd, 1940 and they raised their five children on the Lane family farm in Harris Hill. Louena was a wonderful homemaker and gardener. People came from miles around in the fall to pick up produce. She was very generous with the yield. She loved to sew, knit and crochet and make quilts. Many of the family still have items she created. She sewed her own clothes as well. She enjoyed baking and feeding her family and spoiling the grandchildren. Her secret love was writing poetry and she had several poems published.
Louena was a hard worker and kept the farm going when Amil worked away. They raised every animal you can imagine. Later in life, when Amil worked on the DHO closer to home, they downsized to beef cattle and she was very proud of the purebred stock they fostered.
Louena was very musical and was very proud of the grandchildren who learned to play the piano or any instrument and sing. She was especially proud of her son-in-laws who could do no wrong, in her eyes. She loved when Dale Topping visited. He had to get out the guitar and play and sing for her. She was very proud of Telford Advent as the Auctioneer and Deacon Bob Grynol, who always brought a smile to her face when he called her beautiful.
A Celebration of resurrection will be held at St. Mary’s church in Fort Frances with Fr. Victor DeGagne officiating on Mon. Feb. 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Committal will take place in Rainy River at a later date.
Honourary Pallbearers will be all her grand-children.
Memorial donations may be made in Louena’s name to St. Mary’s Memorial Building Fund, 209 Victoria Ave. Fort Frances, ON P9A 2B8 or C/O Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ontario, P0W 1E0.
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