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Ellen Asunmaa

Ellen Helena Asunmaa (Kiiskinen)

Sunday, December 11th, 1932 - Saturday, December 12th, 2020
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In loving memory of Ellen Helena Asunmaa (Kiiskinen), 88 years. It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, on December 12th, 2020. Born to Kirsti and Paavo Kiiskinen on December 11th, 1932 in Karsamaki, Finland, she immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1950, settling in Sudbury. It was here that she met and married the love of her life, Mikko Asunmaa (predeceased 1992). Ellen is survived by her son Allan (Judy), grandchildren Michael (Lexi), Brittany (Thad), and great grandchildren Owen, Ava, and Aidan.

Ellen worked at Woolworths for 25 years until its closure. She was a faithful member of St. Mathew’s Finnish Lutheran Church. She had a passion for knitting, and would knit toques, mitts, and socks, bringing them to the Salvation Army and Samaritan Centre every Christmas. Some of her favourite times were driving her friends to her camp on Tilton Lake for a sauna and swim, and later on watching her great-grandchildren running the halls of Finlandia. Ellen cherished gatherings with her extended family, particularly special holidays.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Finlandia SISU Foundation or New Hope Lutheran Church would be appreciated. Funeral Service in the R. J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at 11:30am. Interment in the family plot at the Civic Memorial Cemetery. (Friends may call after 10:30am Thursday. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic directives, 80 people or fewer are permitted in the chapel, and face masks are mandatory.) For those unable to attend in person, the service can be viewed by livestream by clicking here . For donations and messages of condolence,
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 17th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Thursday, December 17th, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
    Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
    233 Larch St.
    Sudbury, ON P3B 1M2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, December 17th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Thursday, December 17th, 2020 11:30am
    R.J. Barnard Chapel
    233 Larch St
    Sudbury, ON P3B 1M2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 80 people or fewer may attend the service. Others may view the live stream: by clicking here .
    Aino Leinala
  • Interment

    Civic Memorial Cemetery
    365 Second Ave N.
    Sudbury, Ontario P3B 3M4
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Grace Navarro

Posted at 09:06am
Al, Judy and family. Our sincerest condolences to you. May your mom forever rest in peace.

Sirkka Autio

Posted at 11:14am
Serkun muistoa kunnioittaen ja suruun osaa ottaen. Sirkka Autio perheineen

Maija-Liisa Lappalainen

Posted at 02:24pm
Ellen rakkaudella muistaen suomen serkut Maija-Liisa ja Airi perheineen.

Linda Attfield

Posted at 04:13pm
Allan, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your mother was a very special person - full of love and humour. I visited with her last year at Finlandia and she was just as I'd remembered her from my childhood. I hope you'll enjoy these photos from happier days.

Take good care,

Linda (née Ojalammi) Attfield

Stephen Walker

Posted at 10:09am
Al, Judy and Family, sincere condolences, on the loss of your Mother

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