O'Connor, Genevieve

Published: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The family of the late Genevieve O‘Connor of #310-130 West Donald Street, announce with deepest sorrow, the passing of their beloved mother. Mom passed away on February 20, 2010 at T.B.R.H.S.C. Mom was born in Whitney, Ontario on December 18, 1915 to Thomas and Mary-Jane Kirwan, the 4th of their 6 children. At 3 years of age, Mom moved with the family from Whitney to Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. It was in Saskatchewan where Mom later met and married our father Mark O‘Connor. Together they raised 4 children. Mom's main interests were her home, family and church. She worked for many years at the Fort William Clinic as a receptionist. She was a longtime member of the Holy Family Church and a 50 year member of the C.W.L. Mom was a devoted wife and an exceptionally caring and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Mom was also an accomplished seamstress. There was nothing she couldn‘t sew even without a pattern and when a pattern was required, she made that too. Crafts etc were another of Moms passions and many homes in the district display items she crafted. Mom was a small woman with a huge heart who never met a person she did not like. She would warmly welcome into her home anyone who called and nobody ever left Mom's house without a cup of coffee or a 5 course meal. She couldn‘t do enough for friends and family and was the most generous in donating to numerous charities and other worthwhile causes. She donated money to help educate priests and sponsored children in 3rd world countries. She was responsible for getting the use of the school in Stanley Park for church services once a month and for getting a priest from St. Patrick's to celebrate mass there. She had taught catechism to the young children in Stanley Park. Mom was very interested in the sports her children participated in and never missed a hockey game, softball game or a swimming event we were involved in. She loved the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Canadiens. She knew all the players and was up to date on their stats and trade rumors etc. She liked to go to the local casino and "across the line" to a few U.S. casinos on occasion with dear friends of hers who always included her in their plans. She was a friend to many and had many, many dear friends. Mom will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by sons Dan (Teresa) of Thunder Bay, Russell (Linda) of Red Rock and daughters Joan Goodfellow and Carol Duhaime both of Thunder Bay. Also, left to mourn are 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Mark, March 8, 1979, one sister Inez Tetzloff, 4 brothers Bert, Hillary, Dan and Peter, 1 grandchild, 1 great grandchild, sons-in-law Gary Goodfellow and Larry Duhaime. Funeral services will be held on Friday the 12th of March 2010 when family and friends will gather for the Funeral Mass in Holy Family Church on 2055 Rosslyn Road, at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Antoni Fujarczuk. Interment will take place in the family plot at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Mom, you were one of a kind and we will love you and miss you forever. God bless you. A tree will be planted in memory of Genevieve O'Connor in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 12, 2011. On-line Condolences may be sent to www.blakefuneralchapel.com

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