Obituaries — 31 January 2018
Eileen Hauta – June 17, 1918 – January 21, 2018

Eileen Hauta – June 17, 1918 – January 21, 2018

It is with sad hearts that the family announces the passing of “Nanny” in her 99th year. 

Eileen was born June 17, 1918 in Central Butte, Saskatchewan to George and Mary Marie Hicks. Eileen moved with her family to Dinorwic, Ontario where she met and married Waino Hauta June 22, 1935. On September 1, 1943, they moved with their two boys to Minnitaki, Ontario and their daughter was born two months later. 

She will be greatly missed by her; children Waino Jr. (Pinkie), Albert (Tina) and Noreen (Don), seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 16 great great-grandchildren. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Waino, mother Mary Marie, father George, brother bud, sister Sis, grandson Douglas, daughter-in-law Dianne and great-granddaughter Taylor-Leigh. Her goal was to reach 100, “She almost made it!”

Eileen enjoyed Sunday card games, bingo, camping, fishing and gardening.

As per Eileen’s wishes, there will be no visitation. 

A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Dryden Community Funeral Home’s chapel with Velma Henderson officiating.

A private family interment will follow.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson’s or St. Luke’s Anglican Church through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, ON, P8N 2X3.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to dcfh@drytel.net subject heading: Hauta

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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