In Loving Memory of
Kirsti Ellen Jutila
Thursday morning, February 25, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born March 10, 1931, in Kannus Finland, a daughter of the late Kalle and Emmi Tolmonen and immigrated to Canada in 1957. Kirsti was predeceased by her siblings Kalevi Tolmonen, Aira Mustajarvi, Terttu Mustajarvi, Kaarina Luomala, Sirkka Pesonen, Hilkka Blostrom and Saara Annala and her family knows she is happy to be reunited with them once again in Heaven. She was an active member and volunteer of New Hope Lutheran Church, and also spent countless hours volunteering in the kitchen at Hannah Lake Bible Camp. She was an amazing cook, baker, loving wife, mother and mummu. She will always be remembered for insisting you take second helpings at the table, or you would risk insulting her and her cooking. It didn't matter if you were full, you had to be sure to save room for multiple offerings of her delicious desserts. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Valde Olavi Jutila. Her children, Merja Hirvi (Walter), Eija Martikkala (Jari) and Mona Taylor (Eric) all of Sudbury. Her grandchildren, Christina Punkari (Keith), Selina Lachance (Ryan), Maija Weber (Devin), Meliisa Martikkala (Eyjolfur), Jonna Martikkala (Mike), Nicholas Taylor and Benjamin Taylor and eight, great grandchildren, Emily, Kaitlyn, Cowen, Carter, Jack, Avery, Sawyer and Abigail. Mummu was happiest caring for her grandchildren and always put her family before her. She loved all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and son-in-laws like they were her own. She was always so proud of their accomplishments and counted her blessings daily. Her family will cherish the memories they shared with her and she will be greatly missed.
Funeral Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch St. Sudbury on Friday March 5th, 2021 at 1pm (FRIENDS MAY CALL AFTER 11AM FRIDAY). Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium, Sudbury. Inurnment at the Civic Memorial Cemetery, Sudbury.
Donations will be accepted for New Hope Lutheran Church or the Finlandia SISU foundation.
Due to the COVID-19 directives, 50 people or less in our visitation room and 80 people or less in our chapel. Facemasks are mandatory with social distancing. For those who wish to view the service online: https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=1614387134103053
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