Obituary for Edith Evelyn "Lyn" Niemi
Edith Evelyn (Lyn) Niemi passed away on August 7, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Lyn was born in Fort William, Ontario on July 11, 1944. She was predeceased by her parents, Eric and Edith Sideen, and her brother, John Doherty. She is survived by her husband, Roy, brothers Robert, Alan, George, Dave, and sister Barbara. During their 46 years of marriage, Lyn and Roy enjoyed living and working in various communities between Ontario and British Columbia, meeting many new friends along the way, and settling in Treherne in 2004. A graduate of King's Business College, Lyn worked with Dunwoody Chartered Accountants for 14 years, and at Kam Aggragates for seven years. In 1988 she began a career in nursing, which was truly her calling. She was the favourite aunt of her many nieces and nephews to whom she happily catered throughout their lives. She was the world's greatest cook. She taught piano, sewing and crocheting to children. Almost every day she visited her "pretty little Auntie Alma" at the local nursing home to cheer and comfort her. She was Roy's "right-hand man", operating logging equipment such as front end loader, gravel truck and skidder. Lyn was a gifted poet, artist and seamstress. She created numerous sewing and crocheted projects which she shared with others as gifts. She enjoyed people. She enjoyed music and nature, peace and quiet. She especially loved her dogs - they are her kids - they will miss her, too. Lyn will be truly missed by all of us whose lives have been touched by her compassion, her great sense of humour, her strength and her caring heart. A gathering of friends and family will take place at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kakabeka Falls, Ontario on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Pastor Gary Heintz officiating, followed by interment at Stanley Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tiger Hills Health Centre Palliative Care, Box 130, Treherne, MB R0G 2V0 or Boundary Trails Community Cancer Program c/o Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7. Many thanks to Dr. Vorster and all the nursing staff at Treherne Hospital who were so kind to Lyn during her illness; to Dr. "Bob" Menzies and all the nursing staff on the chemo treatment unit at Boundary Trails Community Health Centre; to medical staff at Winnipeg HSC Cancer Unit; and to Karen Letts at Budz Funeral Services in Holland. A special thank you to our good friend, John Martin, for all your help.