Mrs. Alice Benetta Swanson Hartviksen (nee Berg), age 85 years, passed away at Central Park Lodge on Thursday, June 6, 2002. Born in North Branch, Ontario on July 26, 1916 she had resided in Thunder Bay for the past 65 years. Alice was manager of the Scandinavian Home Restaurant for 45 years and is fondly remembered by her customers and food suppliers. She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, the Scandinavian Home Society, Norwegian-Canadian Club and the Norshenit Society. Alice had a green thumb for her garden and flowers at her former home at 444 Markland Street. It was a picture postcard. She and her first husband Arthur Swanson enjoyed their many trips to Hawaii and Sweden. Alice loved to decorate and paint all of the wooden cut out animals that Art had made and she was a popular cook. She loved nature, especially birds and animals and she took great pleasure in the time that she spent at the cottage at Grandview Beach on Lake Superior. Alice was a terrific dancer and she and Ed enjoyed attending the dances at the 55 Plus Centre and the Rainbow Club at the Ogden Community Centre. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Edmund, sisters Evelyn (Dennis) Armstrong and Vivan (Garnett) Neilson, both of Stratton, Ont. , step-children: Alf (Orian) Hartviksen, of Delta, B.C. , Margit Ross of Kitchener, Ont. , Sara Hartviksen (Ralph Hughes) of Garibaldi Highlands, B.C. and Julie (Gary) Gaudry of Hubbley, N.S. , step grandchildren: Kristopher, Shelley, Kristin, Andrew, Benjamin, Rebecca and Mark, niece Jane (Sid) Safronyck and their children Roxanne and David as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives in Sweden and Norway. She was predeceased by her first husband Arthur Swanson in 1990, parents Leroy and Amanda Berg, brothers Cliff and Alton and sisters Gladys and Lucille. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (corner of Farrand and River Street) officiated by Pastor Matthew Diegel. Interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.