Hirsimaki, Aino Aliisa (Kaitola)

In loving memory of Aino Aliisa Hirsimaki (Kaitola) who passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Saviour on November 9, 2020.
Born on October 21, 1928 in Kauhava, Finland, where she married her sweetheart, Lauri Hirsimaki, in 1948.  They emigrated to Canada in 1957 with their young family.  Aino and Lauri knew the values of hard work and sacrifice to create a new life for their family.  Although they would always miss their family in Finland, they were very proud to become Canadian citizens. Aino was a woman of faith, taking part in the ministries and fellowship at Siion Finnish Pentecostal Church.  Aino was kind and soft-spoken, content with the simple things in life; a good, strong cup of coffee, spending time with dear friends, fresh laundry drying on the line, beautiful flowers in her gardens or in a vase, a hot sauna as well as time spent at the family camp on Lovering Lake...but her greatest joy was being a mummu!
Aino was an amazing cook, sharing her delicious creations with family and friends.  Thankfully, the recipes for her pulla, lanttulaatikko, lättys as well as many other traditional Finnish foods have been handed down to the next generations.Aino is now reunited with her husband, Lauri, who predeceased her in 2003.  She will be dearly missed by her loved ones.  Aino is survived by sons Tapio (Anni) and Kari (Mary-Anne) and daughter Taina (Hannu); grandchildren Niels (Tammy), Tanya (Richard), Maija (Emanuel), Saralynn (Shane), Kirsti, Laura (Javier), Jacob, Leena (Robert), Lukas (Hanna); great grandchildren Madison, Saija, Logan, Jake, Oskar and Seija.  Sadly, missed by her brother Veikko (Aune) as well as extended family in Finland, she is predeceased by her sister Sanelma, mother Liisa and father Kustaa.  The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all the incredible staff at St. Joseph’s Villa Gardenway; your kindness and compassion towards our mother will never be forgotten!
A private family celebration of Aino’s life will be held, there will be no public service or gathering.  In lieu of flowers, as an enduring tribute to Aino’s “faith home”, donations can be made directly to Siion Finnish Pentecostal Church 1843 Paris St., Sudbury, ON P3E 3C5 or online at siionchurch.com.


3 Condolences

  1. With great sadness sharing in your sorrow. Aino was a lovely lady and good friend.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all the Hirsimaki family.

    By: Kirsti Weiss
    November 13, 2020
  2. Our sincere sympathy to the family of Mrs Hirsimaki.
    My earliest memories of visiting the family home are when Kari and Mary-anne where first dating. I was welcomed in with a big smile and finish treats and later the best coffee I’d ever tasted. Then later Mary-anne and I brining our young ones to to visit mummu and Papa. Hi know you have manny cherished memories to help you through this difficult time. Love and hugs

    From Randy, Monica and family

    By: Mónica and Randy Burke
    November 12, 2020
  3. Our sincere condolences to Aino’s family.
    We have many wonderful memories of her.
    Love, prayers and hugs,
    Pirjo & Ben Haavisto
    Sinikka & Reijo Martikkala

    By: Pirjo Haavisto
    November 11, 2020

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