March 2, 1954 - August 27, 2017
It is with deepest sorrow, the family of Paulette Marie Grouda wish to announce her sudden passing on August 27th, 2017 in Thunder Bay. She was born on March 2nd, 1954 in Baudette, Minnesota. She was predeceased by her father and mother-in-law, Winnie Olson, and cat Tanya.
Left to mourn is her loving spouse of 45 years, Don Olson; her step-daughter, Dawn (Roger); step-son, David (Pat); granddaughter, Makenna; grandsons, Jordan, Brady, and Taylor; great-grandchildren, Ella, Autumn and Cashden; and her cat Tekha.
At 18 years of age she began her career at Jaffray Mellick town office, eventually becoming Deputy Clerk attaining her A.M.C.T. designation, moving to Kenora City Hall in 2000 due to amalgamation, and working as the mayor's executive assistant until her retirement. After her retirement, she continued to work as a secretary for the Police Board and was custodian of the Shaw office for the rest of her life. Her days were jam packed with her volunteer work as vice president of the Lake of the Woods Historical Society at the Mather Walls house for approximately 20 years. Paulette was a compassionate friend to many. She practiced piano every day and enjoyed having tea with friends and watching Coronation Street.
Funeral services were held on Friday September 1st, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in Kenora. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the Cat Shelter or the Mather Walls Historical House.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com
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