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Barb Easton, 90

It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara Dorothy Easton (nee Henderson) announces her passing on May 14th, 2010. Barb was born January 18th, 1920 to Andrew and Elizabeth Henderson of Rainy River. She and her husband Jack were married in 1943 in Rainy River, and 14 years later they relocated to Fort Frances with their young family.
Barb and Jack raised their family and enjoyed living on Sixth Street for 50 years. Barb was predeceased by her husband Jack in 2004. In 2007 Barb moved to Columbus Place where she spent 3 years with her many friends and especially enjoyed her neighbors Marvel and Lou.
Barb enjoyed all sports but had a special passion for curling, golf and baseball...especially her Blue Jays. In 1991 Barb was awarded a Life Time Membership with the Fort Frances Ladies Curling Club. Barb could always be found at her grandchildren’s sporting events, cheering them on. She was their biggest fan.
For three years Barb owned and operated Al’s Coffee Cup and her children fondly remember her streaking from place to place in her truck. Once her children were grown she worked at Rainy Crest retiring in 1984 after fifteen years.
Left to cherish her memory are her 5 children: Jim (Donna) Easton of Boissevain; Dawn (Lorne) Hayes of Atikokan; Cindy (Hal) Fjeldsted of Kirkland Lake; Bill (Jeanette) Easton of Fort Frances; and Laurel (Al) Basaraba of Fort Frances, 12 grandchildren: Jana (Dean) Bartley of The Pas; Patti (Ryan) Bell of Brandon; Tracy Hayes of Thunder Bay; Sandra (James) McIntyre of Atikokan; Andrew (Krista) Fjeldsted of Red Lake; Chris Fjeldsted of Red Lake; Dana Fjeldsted of Dryden; Jim Easton of Fort Frances; Carole Easton of Fort Frances; Matt Basaraba of Calgary; Kate Basaraba of Fort Frances; Joe Basaraba of Fort Frances, and 9 great grandchildren: Jaiden and Rylan Bartley; Taylor, Dustin and Jordan Bell; Tori Hayes; Robert McIntyre; Aiden Fjeldsted; and Reed McKinnon.
Barb is also survived by her sisters Kay Rosse of Vancouver and Betty Lou Nordin of Rainy River, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family invites you to join them in a celebration of Barb’s life on Wednesday, May 19th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau located at the CN Train Station, 140 Fourth Street West. If desired memoriam donations can be made to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care or the charity of your choice in care of Green Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M8
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