Memories & Celebrations of Life:
Obituary - Ramona Marguerite Koval
July 27, 1935 - November 1, 2017
Ramona Marguerite Koval passed away peacefully on November 1st, 2017 at the age of 82 at the Wm George Extended Care in Sioux Lookout, Ontario surrounded by her family. She was born in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta moving to Sioux Lookout in her younger years then onto Pickle Lake where she resided until moving to Sioux Lookout in 2016.
Her life’s passion was in her kitchen cooking and preparing the best of food for family and anyone that came through the door. Her cooking career began at the Pickle Lake Forestry cookery and later leading to operating, managing and owning the Winston Motor Hotel. It wasn’t beyond her to cater or host any gathering not to mention the many kitchen parties, the more the merrier was her motto. The motorhome was the cabin on wheels for her & Billy from coast to coast and from Koval Springs to the Mexican border. Mother was happiest spending time making cabbage rolls & perogies for family & friends, specializing in holiday celebrations.
Always dedicated to her family, she will be dearly missed by her children Gwenda (Ivan) Wilson, Patricia (Jimmy) Hickey, Norma, Douglas (Sally Rose) and Winston (Tina) Koval, 11 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins, her sisters Margery, Reta, Patricia and Louise, her sister-in-law’s Caroline, Bunny and Rose. She was predeceased by her husband Billy, parents David and Winnifred Hooker, her sister Barbara and brother Jack.
Many thanks to all the visitors during our mothers short stay at Wm George Extended Care. Sincere thanks to Dr. O’Driscoll, the Extended Care and Sioux Towers supportive staff for their help in our time of need.
A Memorial service was held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Sioux Lookout on Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 11am with Muriel Anderson officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at the Pineridge Cemetery in Pickle Lake. Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Meno Ya Win Health Centre Foundation through Sioux Lookout Funeral Home, Box 1449, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B9.