Anna Raparanta

Anna Raparanta

Saturday, July 15th, 1933 Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

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Obituary for Anna Elisabet Raparanta

RAPARANTA - Mrs. Anna Raparanta, age 86 years, passed away peacefully at the T.B.R.H.S.C. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Anna was born in Soini, Finland on July 15, 1933, the daughter of Toivo and Nelly Apilasaho. As a young woman she enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband and always loved to cook and bake. You could never visit the Raparanta house and leave on an empty stomach, Anna would make sure of that. She is survived by her son Jari (Zita), grandchildren Kimberly, Tina and Saskia, great grandchildren Nathan, Mathew, Mikayla, Austin, Kaeleb, Chaseyn and Malikai, as well as other relatives in Canada and Finland. She was predeceased by her husband Arvo in 2016, as well as by her parents. Friends are invited to celebrate Anna’s life on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 12 p.m in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at

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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel
    21 North Court Street
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    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
    Rev. Jari Lahtinen
  • Interment

    Riverside Cemetery
    800 Oliver Road
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Sheri Horbachewski

I have so many nice memories of Anna. She had many talents and taught me things such as how to drive her baby blue Rambler, knitting and cooking Finnish pancakes. I am happy to have her recipes for coffee bread and Finnish spice cookies. Anna had a green thumb and could grow and flourish any plant. She was an awesome grandmother to my daughters to which I am very thankful for. My deepest condolences, Sheri Horbachewski
Comment | Posted at 11:55pm via Condolence

Saul Paananen

So sorry for your loss Jari and family thinking of you Saul Paananen
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