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Anne Pawlik nee Melicharek, age 94, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Fort Frances, Ontario. Anne was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 27, 1917.
Anne was predeceased by her husband Andrew E. Pawlik on November 23, 1998.
Anne worked at International Harvester in Chicago and subsequently operated a restaurant with her husband. She enjoyed collecting recipes and creating gourmet meals for her family and subsequently for their restaurant and camp. Anne also enjoyed creative handwork-crocheting, knitting afghans and needlepoint.
Anne and Andy moved to Canada in 1961 when they purchased a hunting and fishing camp, Double AA camp, which they ran for decades. They successfully operated their camp providing unique hunting and fishing experiences to hundreds of visiting hunters and fishermen.
Anne and her husband retired to Ear Falls, Ontario having become Canadian Landed Immigrants. Surrounded by many friends, they lived there for the rest of their lives. Anne was a member of the Whispering Pines Seniors Club and St. Theresa Church.
Anne is survived by her children, Eugene (Ann) Pawlik of Derry, New Hampshire, Jeanette (John) Van Buskirk of Hayward, WI and Jacqualine (James) Voell of Tilghman, Maryland; 13 grandchildren and over 30 great-grandchildren.
As per Anne’s wishes cremation has taken place. Anne’s cremated remains will be interred at Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois in the Melicharek family plot at a future date.
On-line condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com