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Mona Potvin

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It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Mom, Mona Potvin on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the well-lived age of 92yrs.    

We are grateful we all had our special time with Mom before she departed on her last journey.

She was born at home to Swedish immigrants, Anna and Hugo Bostrom in Narcisse, Manitoba on Feb 2, 1929.  Mom grew up on the shores of Lake Manitoba on her family farm in Bluff Creek.

After school, she set off with her good friend Margaret to jobs in Wpg and later to Aquasabon ON, where she met her future husband, Gerry Potvin. They married on Nov 3, 1949 in Wpg and settled for a time in Cameron Falls before moving to Kenora in 1958.

She was a dedicated mother, homemaker, and Hydro wife. In her later years, she spent winters snowbirding in Florida and her favourite place of all, Mesa AZ.  She enjoyed many memorable summers at her camp on Storm Bay.

Preparing meals for family and friends, curling, gardening, boating, enjoying her grandchildren and what nature had to offer were cherished pastimes until her health began to fail.

She was predeceased by her parents Hugo Bostrom, Anna Forsgren, step-father Peter Forsgren and much too early, by loving husband Gerry in 1983.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her four children: Greg (Gina) Potvin, Dallis (Brian) Campbell, Cindy (Greg) Nelson, Jae (Shelly) Potvin, Daughters-in-law Vicki Potvin, and Dorian Potvin

She dearly loved her grandchildren, Kristi (Cooper) Warwick, Cory (Katie) Campbell, Caleigh(Brent) Parres, Jordy (Danielle) Nelson, Chelsea (“Digger” Daniel) Lundin, Nels(Jaimie) Potvin, Ashlynne Stecky (Tony), Morgan Potvin, Sarah Potvin (Adam) and great-grandchildren Bowen, Maysen, Nicholas, Rylan, Blake, Fynn, Quinton, Ellie, Vaughn, Valo and Maevery.

As per Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a future date.

In memory of Mom, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

The family would like to take this opportunity to give many thanks to her caregivers, Dr Vaudry,

Dr Gillies, Dr Hildebrand, Dr Kroeker, LWDH Emerg staff and 2 East Palliative Care.


~  There’s a corner

In our hearts, Mom

You visit every day

It gives us this warm feeling

That you’re never far away ~