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Mary “Evelyn” Orleste Nielson, 70

After a courageous battle with cancer Evelyn Nielson, age 70, of Pattullo Township passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at the Rainy River Hospital with her family by her side.
Evelyn was born on March 5, 1933 in Blue Township to Carman and Mary Selman. As a young woman she spent her summers waitressing at local tourist camps. There she met Doug Nielson and they were married on April 16, 1952. Evelyn enjoyed gardening, curling and fishing. She was a member of the United Church Women. Evelyn truly enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
She leaves behind her husband Doug; sons Brian of Emo, Bruce and wife Sandy, Maury and wife Cindy all of Stratton, Roger of Baudette, MN and Lonny of Clearwater; grandchildren Tracy (Jeff) Brown, Kelly, Amy, Kevin, Krista, Katelyn, Tyler and Carla Nielson and Darren Lundgren; great grandchildren Brandon Pratt and Hunter Brown; sister Beatrice Medwechuk; brothers Leonard Selman and wife Sally and Irvine Selman.
Evelyn was predeceased by her parents Carman and Mary Selman; son James and brothers Arnold and Howard.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 11, 200 reverend Barbara Miller officiated with interment in Pattullo Cemetery in Pattullo Township, Ontario.
The pallbearers were Carman Selman, Larry Medwechuk, Jack Medwechuk, Terry Nielson, Walter Hartnell and Arthur Selman.
The honourary pallbearers were all of Evelyn’s family and friends.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 573, Rainy River, Ontario, POW 1L0