Ms. Anne (Anja) Annikki Parkman (nee Ylijoki), age 89, of Tarzwell, passed away Friday afternoon, May 3, 2019, in the comfort of Tech Pioneer Residence, Kirkland Lake.
She was born August 8, 1929, in South Porcupine, the only daughter of the late Oscar & Esther Ylijoki.
Anne was preceded in death by her brothers, Eino and Raymond Ylijoki, as well as beloved grandson, Frank Swanson.
Having joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1950, Anne served 3 years in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, before marrying in 1954 and later raising two loving daughters, Patricia and Susan.
As a mother, Anne was a busy provider, becoming a strong Matriarch to her family and a good friend to many. She was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman. We will miss her everyday.
Anne is survived by her two daughters & sons-in-law, Patricia Parkman-McLeod & husband Bruce, Susan Parkman-Swanson & husband Michael; two grandchildren, Benjamin Swanson & spouse Amanda, Jessica Parkman & spouse Kyle; great grandson, Odin Swanson; brother, George Ylijoki; sister-in-law, Esther Ylijoki (late Raymond Ylijoki) and nephew, John. She leaves behind many other family members and numerous friends.
Extraordinarily proud of her Finnish heritage, Anne, was a dedicated and loving Mummu who did the best she could to teach and guide her family. She was wonderfully devoted to her children and grandchildren. In later years, she loved going to play the slots at the casino and relished the good times shared with family and friends.
Anne will be forever remembered for her beautiful smile, gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace and most of all, her unconditional love. Lepää Rauhassa.
Burial to be held at the Round Lake Cemetery at a later date.