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Ruby Ester Katona, 78

It is with great sadness the family of Ruby Ester Katona (Runke) announces her passing on July 6, 2003 at La Verendry Hospital in Fort Frances.
Ruby was born November 18, 1925 in Vita, Manitoba. She moved to Rainy River in 1945. Soon after she married Elias Katona & together they had 6 children. Dennis of Rainy River, Martha (Lloyd), Rita (Larry), Robert (Vikky), Glenn (Susan) & Peggy (Jeff) all of Fort Frances. Also surviving is one brother Wilbert (Mary) of Rainy River, 9 grandchildren, Sandy, Trevor, Misty, Crystal, Denise, Shawn, Jennifer, Jason & Katie & several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Elias in 1987, her parents, Edward & Anna Runke, sister Eleanor, brothers Albert, Ernie & Donald.
Ruby loved her family & friends. She loved her garden & cooking which she shared with everyone. She loved the great outdoors & up until recently still went fishing.
Cremation has taken place in Thunder Bay. Memorial services were held in Rainy River at the Mission Covenant Church on Thursday, July 10, 2003.
In memoriam donations may be made to either the Liver Foundation, Suite 1500 - 2235 Sheppard Ave. E. Toronto, Ontario. M2J 5B5 or the Canadian Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 655, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M9