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Olga Annie Gosnell, 70

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of our wife and mother, Olga Gosnell (nee Kolisnyk) at her residence on February 21, 2004. Olga was born on November 23, 1933 in Stuartburn, Manitoba, the youngest daughter of Michael and Annie Kolisnyk.
She was predeceased by her parents, Annie and Michael Kolisnyk and brother Bill Kolisnyk.
She was married March 6, 1958 to Scott Gosnell. They resided in the Rainy River area primarily on the family farm. In subsequent years they moved to Sleeman. Olga was employed for eleven years as a Red Cross Homemaker. She retired in 1989.
Olga loved her family dearly and placed them as her foremost priority in life. She was an avid gardener, and will be fondly remembered for her beautiful flower beds and large vegetable garden. She enjoyed nature and all of God’s creatures; especially birds. Olga spent countless hours engaging in her favorite pastime of crocheting and shared her handiwork with family and friends. Olga was a kind and compassionate woman who always had time to give of herself be it a favorite recipe, flowers, a home-cooked meal, produce from her garden or just to show her love and concern.
Olga will be dearly missed by her husband Scott of Sleeman, Ontario, her son Tim of Sleeman, Ontario and her two daughters Anna and Kimberley of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Memorial services were be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Rainy River, Ontario with Pastor Pat White officiating.
Cremation took place at Riverside Crematorium in Thunder Bay, Ontario and interment in Blue Cemetery will take place at a later date.
The honourary pallbearers were Manny and Idalina Ferreira, Jack Rattigan, Jennette Cross, Bill and Rachel Korchak, Doug and Linda Bourre, Isaac and Margaret Jensson, Frank and Pat Stoyka and Kenneth and Madeline Martin.
“We will always love you Mom and keep you in our hearts forever.” Tim, Anna and Kimberly.
“I love you Hon and you will always be with me.” Scott
“Just as I am without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me and that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God I come I come!” William Bradbury, Charlotte Elliott.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 920 Frenette Avenue, Fort Frances, Ontario, P9A 3N4