Miss Aileen Alanen

Miss Aileen Miriam Alanen

Monday, November 29th, 1943 - Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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The family of Aileen Miriam Alanen sadly announce her unexpected passing in her home on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Aileen was born in Port Arthur on November 29, 1943 and grew up in Silver Mountain, Ontario. She attended Nolalu Elementary School and Selkirk High School. She received her registered nursing diploma from McKellar School of Nursing and served as a dedicated nurse at McKellar General Hospital, with her final years there proudly serving as Head Nurse in the Surgery Department. She was also employed as a nurse at Thunder Bay Correctional Centre.

As a young woman, Aileen enjoyed travelling, her favourite destination being Hawaii. When she moved into her own home she enjoyed cooking, baking and tending to her house plants and garden. Aileen especially enjoyed family gatherings, coffee time with friends, family barbecues at Arrow Lake and annual summer reunions with her fellow nurses. She also looked forward to social evenings spent with friends in the card club at her condo building.

Aileen was predeceased by parents Miriam and Weikko and her beloved sister Aila.

She will be remembered by brother Arnold Alanen (Jackie), sister Annette Graham (Earle) and brother-in-law Bob Larocque; niece Janet Trichilo (John) and children Maddison, Emmarson, Keaton and Bryson, Barrie, Ontario; nephew Jeffery Graham (Jackie) and daughter “Ally-baby”; nephew Robert Graham and children Lauryn and Michael and nephew Keith Graham; niece Liisa Larocque and nephew Marc Larocque. She will also be remembered by other relatives and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Interment will take place next spring in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma.

Our heartfelt thanks to the compassionate Thunder Bay police officers and paramedics who responded at her home. They made a stressful situation so much better.

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Cindy Hautanen

Posted at 02:43pm
I am so very saddened and sorry about Aileen's death. Aileen and I developed a really nice friendship over the last year - I am going to miss her very much. She was a sensitive soul who made me laugh with her dry humour and with the way she would 'tell it like it is'. Those she loved, she loved fiercely and with all her heart. My deepest sympathy to family and friends.

Joyce & Ken Warwick

Posted at 04:29pm
Our condolences to the family of Aileen. My fondest memory of Aileen is when I assisted her as a PSW for a couple of years on a regular bases and it gave us a chance to catch up with a few memories and laughs of growing up in Nolalu!

Donna Chicorli

Posted at 11:52am
My condolences to the family of aileen..i was aileens neighbour in the condo..we had a nice friendship over the years ......so sorry for your loss..

sandra and elving josephson

Posted at 08:00pm
To the Alanen Family
Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your sister. Eileen and I go back several years when we started high school together and were in the same room and then at Mckellar hospital. She was a good nurse and will be missed by those dear to her.

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