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Ester Vivian Teresia Peterson, 77

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear aunt and sister, Ester Vivian Teresia Peterson, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 77.
Vivian was born at home in Pratt Township, Ont. on Sunday, Dec. 22, 1935.
She grew up in the Bergland, Ont. area, attending McCrosson School and working at several tourist camps.
Vivian also worked for many years at Peterson’s Stop and Shop in Bergland for Gerda and Art Peterson. She enjoyed her work, which allowed her to visit with all the surrounding neighbours and tourists to the area.
Vivian worked her final years at the Nestor Falls Motel, retiring to Fort Frances at age 65.
Vivian spent her retirement watching her Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and was an avid reader.
She especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends, sharing a laugh and a Blue or two.
Vivian leaves to mourn her sister, Linnea Nixon; brother, Stanley (Mary Lou) Peterson of Niverville, Man.; niece and nephews, Debbie and Brad Nixon, and Henning (Shay) and Erik Peterson; aunt, Lottie Whitefield; and numerous cousins.
Vivian was predeceased by her parents, Gerda and Henning Peterson; brother, Folke Peterson; and brother-in-law, Leonard Nixon.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergland, Ont.
Pastor Carolyn Kreger officiated, followed by interment in the Bergland Cemetery.
Friends visited with the family on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 7-8 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
The pallbearers were Henning Peterson, Erik Peterson, Curtis Peterson, Walter Wagner, Lawrence Larson, and Bob Tofte.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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