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Elle Korpela

Elle Matilda Korpela (Rintaluoma)

Friday, September 23rd, 1921 - Friday, April 30th, 2021
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In Loving Memory of
Elle Matilda Korpela (nee Rintaluoma)
September 23, 1921 to April 30, 2021

Elle’s husband of 37 years, Helge “Alex” Korpela, predeceased her in 1985. Her parents, Sameli Äystö Rintaluoma and Iida Matilda Rintaluoma (nee Soinila) and nine siblings in Finland, have all predeceased her. Her children, Eero “Ed” Korpela (Noella), and Elli Aelick (Ron) along with grandchildren, Louise Tanaka (Keith), and Robert Korpela (Jamie), David Aelick (Kristy), Mary-Ellen Aelick and Peter Aelick (Brett) will build on her legacy. Great Grandchildren Jaden, Bailee and Kieran Tanaka; Gabrielle and Erika Korpela; Ellison, Valdrin, Donik and Emiriana Peraj, all held a very special place in their Iso Mummo’s heart.

Elle was a hard working, social, determined, fun loving wife, mother, and friend. She loved having her children/families visit, socializing with her many friends, and helping others. She was kind hearted and delighted in being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her delicious ‘Pulla’ (Finnish coffee bread) and homemade rye bread were treats that all the family coveted. Elle travelled extensively...with many trips to Finland to visit her family, numerous winters in Florida, along with Israel, Palestine, across Canada, (in both E/W directions), Australia, cruised the Mediterranean, and saw the pyramids in Egypt. Her life was enriched by her dedication to St. Matthews Finnish Lutheran Church and the many church functions she was involved in. Moving to Finlandia Village, she became an active member of the Finnish War Veterans group and the Women’s Auxiliary group.

Life wasn’t always easy, but Elle's positivity, perseverance and ‘sisu’, never failed or if it needed help she would declare "nothing that a good, long walk won't cure!". For her 100th birthday, Elle planned to party with the family while wearing her rubber boots and everyone else needed to dress up in some costume to invoke laughter and fun...that was her spirit and that is how we will continue to remember her. The family plans to hold a Celebration of Life 100th birthday party in the Fall.

A Private Funeral Service
will take place in the RJ Barnard Chapel
233 Larch St. Sudbury, Ontario
on Tuesday May 4th, 2021 at 11:00 A.M
Interment in the Park Lawn Cemetery

Donations to Finlandia Village SISU Foundation would be appreciated.

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    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 11:00am
    R.J. Barnard Chapel
    233 Larch Street
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  • Interment

    Park Lawn Cemetery
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Hannele Park

Posted at 11:22am
Dear Elli and family: I am sorry that your Mom has passed away. She had a long and wonderful life. I was on the same flight as your Mom many years ago to Finland. Aila also visited me one time when I went to see my Mom. She was sick for many years
and passed away 20 years ago. I was good friends with your cousin Katerina Marttinen in the summer when my Mom opened her store. I remember going to your home at Long Lake and having a wonderful time with you and Laila Rose. I see you have many grandchildren, they are wonderful to have as we get old. Take care of yourself and be safe. Greeting from Sault Ste. Marie. Hannele Park (Wainio)

Bill & Jo-Ann Glover

Posted at 06:14am
Elli, please accept our sympathies on the loss of your mother, a life well lived. It was nice meeting up with you and Ron at our Laurentian Engineering reunion.

Donna Belec

Posted at 02:34pm
Our prayers and are with you The Lawrence Belec family

Diane Laframboise

Posted at 03:53pm
A Beautiful soul is never forgotten
R.I.P Elle

Anneli and Markku Rautiainen

Posted at 11:38am
Our deepest condolences to you. We remember Elle as a caring, loving and fun friend. We are very thankful for knowing her. May God bless you in this time of sorrow. Anneli and Markku, and family.

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