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Beatrice Marie HAWTHORNE
Père : James Hawthorne
Mère : Mabel
Décès le : 2008-11-08
Parution : 2008-11-12
Conjoint(e) : Michael Olinyk
Paru dans : Fort Frances Times Online, ON

BEATRICE MARIE ‘BEA’ OLINYK By editorial Wednesday, 12 November 2008 - 3:08pm. Obituaries Beatrice Marie “Bea” Olinyk, 91, of 102 First St., Rainy River, Ont., passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River. She was born June 6, 1917 in Spohn Township, Ont. to the late James and Mabel Hawthorne. Bea spent her early years growing up at home in Spohn Township. She later met and married Michael Olinyk on May 1, 1947. Bea lived all of her life in Northern Ontario. She left Rainy River in 1952 and settled in Atikokan, later moving to Sudbury and Thunder Bay, until she and Mike moved back to retire in Rainy River in 1972, where they remained until her passing. While in Thunder Bay, Bea worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Port Arthur for many years until illness forced her to retire. She was very active and a life member of both the Moose Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary. Her involvement in the auxiliary carried on in Rainy River. She also was a member of the C.W.L. and the Rainy River Activity Depot. In recent years, Bea was known as an avid card player and enjoyed her many times with friends and card partners at the card games at the Rainy River Activity Depot and in Baudette, Mn., and on Saturday at the Legion. She was predeceased by her husband, Mike, in 2000; son-in-law, Gary Graham, in 1997; daughter, Nellie, at birth; brothers, Ken and Elmer Hawthorne; six brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; and one niece and three nephews. Left surviving are her daughter, Diane Graham of Fort Frances, Ont.; son, Terry Olinyk of Thunder Bay, Ont.; grandsons, Mike and Greg Graham of Fort Frances, Ont., and Andy Olinyk of Regina, Sask.; sister, Pearl (Ken) Mason of Rainy River, Ont.; sisters-in-law, Margaret Hawthorne, Mary Marmus, and Blanche Bernier, all of Rainy River, Ont., and Nellie Shybyski of Fort Frances, Ont.; brother-in-law, Clarence (Bernice) Olinyk of Rainy River, Ont.; very dear friends, Phil (Chipper) and Evelyn Bourre; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Rainy River. Fr. Dan Debano will officiate, with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River. Parish prayers will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Rainy River. The pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mike and Greg Graham, and nephews, Billy and Barry Marmus, and Shane and Earl Ivall. The honourary pallbearers will be Chipper and Evelyn Bourre, Winnie Bernard, Ruth Huntley, and Rose Lalle, and all her many friends at cards. Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to either the Arthritis Society, 1100 Christie Ave. N., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3W3, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 920 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N4, or the charity of your choice c/o Rainy River Funeral Home, P.O. Box 694, Rainy River, Ont., P0W 1L0. Online condolences may be made offered at


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