Kauhanen, Eila Maria Elisa

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mrs. Eila Maria Elisa Kauhanen, age 78 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at the Thunder Bay Interim Long Term Care Centre with family by her side. Eila was born in Port Arthur on April 6, 1930 and raised in Beardmore. She graduated from Port Arthur Collegiate Institute and as a young woman worked at the Royalton Hotel as a bookkeeper. Eila met Martin Kauhanen in 1949 and they married May 19, 1951. In the early 1980's Eila began work at Allard's Photography as an assistant and was especially proud of her retouching ability. She was a talented artist, with oil painting being her love. She enjoyed spending winters in Florida for many years. Her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her much joy. Eila will be sadly missed by her children: Debra Lemieux (Eugene Hanley), Janet (Frazer) Yurick and Bill Kauhanen; grandchildren: Wayne (Joy) Pert and Andrea Lemieux; great granddaughters: Triniti and Toni Pert; and sister Lil (Butch) Stieh. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. She was predeceased by her husband Martin in 2002, father Martti Nordlund and mother Jenny Huovinen. Funeral services for Eila Kauhanen will be held at 11:00A.M. on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 West Gore Street at James with Rev. Teemu Haataja, of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. A private family interment service will take place at Riverside Cemetery at a later date. If friends so desire memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Please sign the online condolences at everestofthunderbay.com

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