Green Funeral Home

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Rebecca Sweigard

August 3, 1951January 4, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Rebecca Ann Sweigard announces her passing on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in Mine Centre, ON. Becky was born on August 3, 1951 in Fort Frances, ON to Bo and Muriel Readman. She grew up here, splitting her time between Fort Frances and Mine Centre. As a young woman she set out to explore, during her time in Eastern Ontario she met Larry Sweigard, they lived together for several years in Southern Ontario before returning home in 1984, with their two children, to Mine Centre. She ran the Mine Centre store for many years. She was always there early; making sure the coffee was on for the first customer of the day. She made many friends over her years at the store. Becky loved to cook, especially Chinese food, She loved to collect wind chimes and go camping and fishing with her family. She enjoyed warm beer and hot chocolate and adored her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her husband Larry; daughter Jessica and husband Justin Demchuk; son Matt Sweigard and wife Andrea; grandchildren Aleksandr, Kathyrn and Izabella; sister Pat and husband John Coberg; brother Jerry Readman and wife Arlene as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Becky was predeceased by her parents Bo and Muriel; brother Kenneth Readman and sister Dorie and her husband Harold Dennis. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.


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Katen Lund

January 10, 2020

We sending love to uncle Larry, cousins Jess & Matt (and families-Justin, Isabella, Andrea, Kathryn, Aleksandr).....
Wish I was closer to give everyone hugs. Aunt Becky we love you and always remember your warm Labatt’s Blue ! And the hot chocolate-huge tin from Costco! And kick ass banana bread! And no photos with you (unless you weren’t looking)!
Love you all and our deepest sympathy.
Karen, Madison and Jaxen xo

Kristen Verschoor-Owens

January 10, 2020

So sorry to hear! Uncle Larry, Jessica and Matthew our prayers are with you for strength and peace. Aunt Becky was one of my favourite aunts. As I told my husband Roger Owens, she was always a blessing to be around. The last time I saw her was 16 years ago but good memories were left.

Chris Verschoor

January 10, 2020

From Meghan and I, our hearts go out to you Uncle Larry, Matt and Jessica. We are wishing you strength during this painful time and please know we are thinking of you.

Daphne Brown (nee Sweigard)

January 10, 2020

My sincere condolences to my cousin Larry and family, my thoughts are with you at this time.

LuAnne Caul

January 8, 2020

Matt and family-
I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for all of you!

Shelley McMillen

January 7, 2020

Russell and I are very sorry about Becky.

When I first met Becky in Mine Centre about 30 years ago she was always friendly & made me feel welcome. I remember sitting on the porch with her watching all the hummingbirds at their feeders. We will miss her very much.