1928 ~ 2003
Born in Porin Finland Mom and Dad immigrated to Port Arthur, Ontario with son Alex in tow. In 1968, the family of now five moved to Campbell River. Dad passed away that year, but Mom persevered and raised three children on her own.
In 1971 Mom met John Horbasenko; her soul mate and a loving step father to us. John passed away peacefully June 5th, 2000. Once again Mom persevered.
January 20th, 2003 The Lord told Mom she no longer had to persevere and she went to him peacefully.
Mom’s spirit of loving and acceptance of all will live on in her children and all those she touched with her life.
She leaves behind her sister Hilkka in Forssa Finland; her children Alex (Candace); Ingrid (Steve) and Danny (Susan); a granddaughter Sheri-Lee (Neil); great grandchildren KC and Stephanie; and her step children Mark; Ivan (Terry); Randi (Kevin); step grandchildren Amber; Kristi; Daryn and Ruby; and many dear friends.
A Family Service was held at Elk Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers; a donation may be made to a Charity of your choice.