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Posted: September 19, 2021

Obituary of Ilona Helmi Wickstrom


JANUARY 20, 1975 – SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

Ok It is with great sorrow that we announce the anticipated passing of Ilona Helmi Wickstrom

Daughter of Pearl Wickstrom and Dennis Wickstrom, step mom Beth and eternal dad Andy Ojala.  Mother of sons Jersey Blain Little and Houston Wickstrom – along with Houston’s soul partner Shanelle. Ilona leaves behind one brother Ray Wickstrom.  She was grandmother to her four grandbabies-Jersey’s children- Michael, Maddie, Trinity and Katerinna.

Born in Thunder Bay Ontario on January 20, 1975 and passing peacefully on September 9, 2021 while comforted by family, doctors and nurses of the Cranbrook Regional Hospital.

Ilona left many friends and family behind and was predeceased by many friends and loved ones that she lost over these last two years.

Although struggling herself Ilona opened her heart and home to many of these individuals in their time of need. Caring and giving and making a difference in the lives that she touched.

Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you would like you can make a donation to the Salvation Army who has supported Ilona for many years.

I cannot mend my broken heart
Learning I have lost my friend
Once my time has come and gone
Next time we take and meet again
A silent prayer for you I send

Hoping now that you can finally rest
Even though my heart still hurts
Losing you will never stop
My love for you and your time on earth
I miss you I love you I will never forget you

While your time on earth was short
I feel your presence with us today
Calming us as we deal with sorrow
Keeping us from going insane
Still our hearts it beats tomorrow
Till our time has come and gone
Remember that our time is borrowed
Our time on earth is not to long
May you be at peace and never forgotten


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