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Sirkka Kyllikki (nee Kujala) Kaipainen

KAIPAINEN, Sirkka Kyllikki (nee Kujala) - In loving memory of Sirkka Kyllikki Kaipainen (nee Kujala) 86 years Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Health Sciences North. Beloved wife of Antti “Andy“ Kalervo predeceased 2008. Loving mother of John Kaipainen (Jo Ann Uline) of Ottawa, Anita Rautiainen (Brian Rautiainen) and Doris Kaipainen (Doug Horner) both of Sudbury. Cherished grandmother of Erin Kaipainen (Mark Everaert) of Calgary, Maija Kaipainen (Tom Cowdrey) of Manchester, England, Patrick Kaipainen (Lindsie Canton) of Toronto, Evan Rautiainen (Maxime Rautiainen) of Camarillo, California, Heather Rautiainen (Patrick McInally) of Simcoe and Taylor Maki of Toronto. Great grandmother of Jonas Rautiainen. Also great grandmother of Carter Rose Rautiainen (predeceased 2011). Dear daughter of Otto and Lydia (Savolainen) Kujala both predeceased. Dear sister of Aimo Kujala predeceased. Deeply missed by relatives in Finland. Aiti, Mummo, Iso-Mummo, was a kind and gentle soul whose family was the center of her life. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Born in Kylmäkoski, Finland, she and Dad immigrated to Canada in 1952 and built a good life together, building a home in Waters Township, with beautiful flower gardens and a yearly vegetable garden, as well as building a cottage on Lake Agnew which they enjoyed for many years with family and friends, where they liked to pick blueberries and fish. She was a very hard worker and an excellent cook, and enjoyed baking, sewing, needlepoint and knitting. Mom was a self taught accordionist who came from a musical family. Many a Sunday afternoon was spent with visiting friends enjoying coffee with a well laden table of Finnish baking, as well as listening to her accordion music. As a young girl Mother aided in the evacuation of material and agricultural stock from Karalia to western Finland in 1940. A story that she related to us with much enthusiasm and amusement. Later in 1944 Mother worked on preparation of defensive positions for the Finnish Army in face of impending enemy attack. For her active participation in the war effort Mother was decorated for her role in the salvation of Finland's Independence. The family would like to thank the staff of Finlandia Village, for their fine care, especially Tiina, Allison, and Kim, Dr. de Blacam, and the nursing staff of 5 South, Health Sciences North, especially Alex, Trish, Anita, Liz, Meghan, and the fourth year nursing students for their professional and compassionate care in helping to make mom's final hours more comfortable. Thank- you to Reverend Vihtori Leskela for his prayers at Mom's bedside, and his compassion and service. “On tuska, sairaus, kyyneleet naa, sun kohdaltas ohi kaikki taa, Nyt aurinko kirkas ja lampinen On paistava sulle ikuinen. Taivaankotiin enkeli sylissaan kantaa, Ei kukaan nyt huolissaan olla saa, Siella on Jumalan kaunis maa.“ Funeral Service in the R. J. Barnard Chapel JACKSON and BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch St., Sudbury Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1pm. Interment in the Waters Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Friends may gather after 11:30am Thursday). To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at 12286215
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Posted by Niilo Saari (Neighbour and friend) On Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Dear John, Anita, Doris and families.

It is with great sorrow that we heard of Sirkka's passing. We first met Sirkka and Antti upon arriving from Finland and they were the best of neighbours and friends. Unfortunately Eila and I are out of the country and unable to be with you at the funeral. Our deepest sympathy. Eila and Niilo Saari and family.

With sympathy
Posted by Irene Turner (long time family friend) On Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Dear John, Anita, Doris and families;

I am extending my condolences on the loss of your Mother, a very special lady. I recall winter time Saturday night saunas, with treats afterward, strawberry cake with whipped cream for special occasions during the summer, leisure time spent at local lakes swimming and fishing, accordian music and always a welcoming cheerful generous smile.

I hope you find the strength to bear this irreparable loss.

With sympathy, Irene and family.

Posted by Lise Brown (a friend) On Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sorry for the loss of your Mother. I would like to exprss my deepest sympathies to you Doris and your family
Posted by Ron Santala (Friend) On Monday, February 25, 2013
A warm and wonderful person has left us.My toughts are with all the family at this time.
Sincere wishes
Posted by Cindi Briscoe (friend) On Monday, February 25, 2013
Our sincere sympathy extends to Doris and her family. The write up demonstrates how beautiful your mom was and how higly respected she was in your family.

Dr. Robert Silvestri & Cindi Briscoe

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