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Valeda Larocque, 103

Peacefully on Sunday September 13, 2015 Valeda Larocque, 103, formerly of Pinewood, ON, passed away at Rainycrest Long Term Care, Fort Frances, ON.
Valeda was born on January 11, 1912 in Pattullo Twp, ON to Felix and Emily Landry. She was united in marriage to Leo Larocque on September 10, 1930. They settled on a property just west of Pinewood along the Pine River where she remained for the next 72 years.
Valeda was a hard worker and loved to garden, knit and quilt, making hundreds if not thousands of socks for her family and friends over the years. In her early years she often made luncheons for the students attending Our Lady of the Way School in Pinewood and often boarded teachers for the school in her home.
She will be fondly remembered by her children Therese Gullekson of Pender Island, BC, Philip (Marguerite) Larocque of Rainy River, ON, Elise Boyda of Atikokan, ON, Hubert (Margaret)Larocque of Rainy River, ON, Yvette Lauzon of Fort Frances, ON, twenty nine grandchildren, one hundred great grandchildren and many great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Valeda was predeceased by her husband Leo, her daughter Orise (Leo) Langlais, son in laws Paul Gullekson, Frank Boyda, Emil Tyhy, Philip Lauzon, grandson Gerry Langlais, granddaughter Carla-Mae Lauzon, her eleven siblings and numerous extended family members.
Parish prayers were held on Friday September 18, 2015 at 7 p.m. from Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church, Pinewood, followed by funeral mass on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. Fr. Allan Lapay Celebrant. Interment took place in Our Lady of The Way Catholic Cemetery, Pinewood, ON. Pall Bearers were Larry Larocque, Leo Larocque, Raymond Lauzon, Glenn Boyda, Claude Langlais, Denis Larocque.
If desired memorial donations in Valeda’s memory may be made to the Our Lady of The Way Building Fund, c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, ON P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at