Perttula, Irja Annikki (nee Holopainen)

With deep sorrow the family announces our precious Mother and Mummo went to be with Jesus at Health Sciences North on Friday February 4, 2022 after a long illness. Born in Kitee, Finland on August 25, 1938 to Saimi and Antti Holopainen (predeceased). Sister to Pauli (predeceased), Keijo (predeceased), Sinikka, Sulo, and Pentti (Raija).  Irja is survived by husband Viljo, daughter Merja Kristan (Frank), son Hannu (Michelle Harrison) and daughter Paivi Jarvenpaa (Mark). She was Mummo to Kristi, Christopher, and Karri Ann and Great-grandmother to Tory Leigh. She was known for her heart to serve others and her love for family. She delighted in her sweet great-granddaughter Tory and was unwavering in her faith. A private family gathering of remembrance will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Siion Finnish Pentecostal Church Missions (1843 Paris St, Sudbury, ON P3E 3C5) in her memory.

 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6


7 Condolences

  1. Dear Viljo, Merja, Hannu, Paivi and family,
    Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved wife and mother, Irja. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Paul and Henna Rintala

    By: Paul and Henna Rintala
    February 13, 2022
  2. Elämässä on hetkiä, joihin ei ole sanoja, voi vain rukoilla toiselle voimaa ja valoa.
    Osanottomme suruunne, Matti ja Elvi

    By: Matti and Elvi Hevonkoski
    February 13, 2022
  3. Dear Viljo and family.
    My deepest prayers and blessings.
    I remember Irja, a quiet, lovely lady
    with a gentle little smile who let
    me call her Mummo.
    Rd and home was always welcoming
    with scents of flowers and pulla in
    the oven.
    I treasure the many years I lived in
    Perttula Village.
    With Love, Judi Koski

    By: Judi Koski
    February 11, 2022
  4. To the whole family, my condolences
    Garry Mousseau

    By: Garry Mousseau
    February 9, 2022
  5. Dear Viljo and family,
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved wife, mother and mummo. She was a quiet, soft-spoken woman of faith.
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

    By: Hannu and Taina
    February 7, 2022
  6. Lämmin osanotto Rakkaan Irjan poismenon johdosta. Jeesus sanoi:Minä olen ylösnousemus ja elämä. Siunaten Terho ja Eila Sillanpää,Lapua

    By: Terho ja Eila Sillanpää
    February 7, 2022
  7. Our deepest condolences to Viljo and family.

    Kim, Danny, Chad and Kyle

    By: Kim Sweeney
    February 6, 2022

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