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Elizabeth (Eliza) Ricklefs, 89

With great sadness, but thankful for her long life, the family announces the passing of a beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Elizabeth Ricklefs, at the age of 89 years, peacefully, on Sunday, July 22, 2001 at Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home in Kenora, Ontario.
Elizabeth is survived by her children Dorothea (Larry) Johnson of Wadena, MN, USA; Lawrence of Ear Falls; Walter (Bernice) of Sioux Narrows; Donna Gail (Albert) Lecot of Vermilion Bay; Martin (Yvette) of Red Rock; thirteen grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews (special nephew, Jackie Folster); and best friend, Elsie Harrison. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick in 1983, and grandson Marcel Lecot in 1992.
Eliza was born in the Morson area of Northwestern Ontario, on January 23, 1912. She came to Sioux Narrows with her husband (by houseboat) in 1947 and both worked in the Tourist Industry for many years.
Funeral Services for Elizabeth took place on Thursday, July 26, 2001 in the Lake of the Woods Chapel (United Church), Sioux Narrows, Ontario at 2:00 p.m with Reverend Barb Miller officiating. Viewing at the church was one hour prior to the service. Burial at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Sioux Narrows following the service.
Many thanks to all her friends in Sioux Narrows, especially Pat Fugate and Colleen Fadden for all their kindness and to the medical and nursing staff of the Lake of the the Woods District Hospital and Birchwood Terrace for their compassionate care during Elizabeth’s stays, you are a wonderful bunch.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eliza’s memory to the Canadian Diabetic Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association.
The Brown Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.
The Lord Bless Thee, and Keep Thee: The Lord Make his Face Shine Upon Thee and Be Gracious Unto Thee, The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Thee and Give Thee Peace.