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One of Almaguin’s oldest women passes away

Gertie Hart on her 109th birthday at her Katrine home on April 10th2013. (Photo By: Melissa Candelaria)

A local woman didn’t quite make her 110th birthday. Gertie Hart passed away yesterday. Her son Bruce says she died peacefully.

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Hart spent the majority of her life in cottage country, but did move away for a few years. The Moose spent some time with Hart at her birthday party, last year, where she told us Almaguin was home.

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Hart leaves behind three children, 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held this Sunday at Opatovsky Funeral Home, 210 Ontario Street in Burk’s Falls from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm. The funeral service will be held at Katrine United Church on Monday at 11:00am. Hart would have been 110-years-old on April 10th.

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