Erickson, Arlene

Published: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Arlene Anne Erickson (nee Maki) on Tuesday, May 30, 2000 in Thunder Bay. Arlene was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on August 18, 1939. She attended Port Arthur Collegiate Institute, and subsequently King's Business College. In 1964 she married her husband Raymond Ian Erickson (predeceased), moved to Toronto and for the next thirteen years successfully balanced raising her children and working outside the home. Arlene moved back to Thunder Bay with her family in 1977. She enjoyed a long and respected career in the corporate law departments in the firms of Goodman & Goodman (Toronto) and later Carrel & Partners and Zaitzeff, Arnone, Somerleigh (Thunder Bay). During a break from her legal career in the 1970's, Arlene was instrumental in establishing a successful familyowned photography business. Arlene's zest for life was evident in her many varied interests such as bowling, reading, country music, travelling North America, and in particular being a 'snow bird' in Florida. Survived by son Marshall, daughter-inlaw Kathy, granddaughters Gabrielle and Victoria (her 'special angels'), daughter Sandra Stoll and son-in-law Joseph of Toronto, mother-in-law Irene Erickson and other family members. Arlene was predeceased by her husband Raymond, sons Matthew and Randall, parents Werner and Signe Maki, brother Melvin Maki, and father-in-law Eric Erickson. A celebration of the life of Arlene Erickson will be held on Friday, June 2, 2000 with family and friends assembling at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church for Funeral Mass at 2:30 pm celebrated by Father P.M. Stilla. Private interment of Ashes will follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. An evening gathering will be held from 7:00 until 9:00 pm Thursday evening, with prayers offered at 7:45 pm in the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma. If friends so desire, donations to the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. A donation has been made to the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in honour of Mrs. Arlene Erickson by Everest of Thunder Bay.

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