Green Funeral Home

600 Reid Ave, Fort Frances, ON


Virginia Slowe

January 19, 1929August 28, 2019

Virginia Rose Slowe, 90, of Fort Frances, ON passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the LaVerendrye Hospital. She was born on January 19, 1929 in Bagley, Minnesota to Carl and Grace Norlander. Shortly after the war she met Clifford Slowe and they were married on October 11, 1949. They moved all over the US until settling at Bear’s Pass. They enjoyed the lake life for over 30 years, spending many days in the garden and blueberry picking. Gin was a master seamstress, she worked at Betty’s briefly and her welding caps were sought after right across Canada. Virginia was blessed with just one grandchild, Amy, and they had a special connection. They spent many summers together. After a trip to town they would come home and jump into the lake with our clothes on. And play the silliest game ever… Don’t wake Daddy. She could cook anything but her specialties were apple pie, shortbread cookies, and the best french fries ever. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Kathleen Tyralla and husband Peter of Thunder Bay, ON; her most beloved granddaughter Amy; sister Theresa Berentson; nephews Douglas, David; special nephew Duffy and niece Reva. Gin was predeceased by her parents Karl and Grace; husband Clifford; son William; brother Sam and sisters Peg and Carlotta. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held in Bagley, Minnesota at a later date. Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.


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Lorraine Solmundson

September 3, 2019

Sincere condolences to Kathy and family. We had many years of great fun together also. I learned to cook, sew, and garden from Virginia. She was the finest friend ever.