Aila (Harju-Panula) Ranta-Filppula


 In Loving Memory of

Aila Ranta-Filppula (Harju-Panula)

November 17, 1927 – May 29, 2022


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, mother-in-law, Mummu, great Mummu and great-great Mummu, Aila Ranta. She went to sleep peacefully on Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at Extendicare Timmins.

She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Pirkko Bertrand, her son-in-law, Jerry Bertrand and daughter-in-law, Judy Ranta (late Eric). Also left to miss her are her grand-children, Jennifer Ranta, Anne-Marie Roy (Tyson), Craig Ranta (Jennifer), Paul Bertrand (Stephanie), Sean Ranta (Chelsey) and Kelly Ranta. Great-Mummu will also be missed by T’Yanna Roy (Carson), Aleesha Roy (Richard), Scott and Ryan Kachik, Madeline and Isabel Ranta and Elizabeth and Reid Bertrand. Great-great Mummu was lucky enough to meet Mylah Roy-Nippard and Sawyer Morrell, who she loved so much.

Aila is also survived by her siblings, Alma Makiranta (late Arvo) in Finland, Aarne Harju-Panula (Sisko) in Sudbury, her sister-in-law Marja-Liisa Harju-Panula (late Antti) in South Porcupine and Raili Harju-Panula (late Vaino) in Finland. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends in both Finland and Canada.

Aila is pre-deceased by her husband Esko (1985), her sons Eric (2012) and Reijo (2021), her parents Aili and Valto Harju-Panula in Finland, her brothers Vaino and Antti and her nephew Mika Harju-Panula.

The family would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to Dr. Vaithilingam and Dr. DiTullio for all the care and support they gave Aila and her family throughout the years, the nurses and staff on Porcupine Lake at Extendicare and Spruce Hill Lodge where she lived prior to Extendicare.

Funeral services entrusted to Stinson Funeral Home  with a visitation Sunday, June 5 from 6:00pm-8:00pm and a memorial service on Monday, June 6 at 9:30am at Stinson Funeral Home, 100 Bruce Avenue, South Porcupine, ON, P0N 1H0 )705)235-2900


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.


Love you Mom – Nuku Rauhas

A light went out on earth for us

The day we said goodbye

And on that day a star was born

The brightest in the sky

Reaching through the darkness

With its rays of purest white

Lighting up the Heavens

As it once lit up our lives

With beams of love to heal

The broken hearts you left behind

Where always in our memory

Your lovely star will shine

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June 5, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stinson Funeral Home
100 Bruce Avenue
South Porcupine, Ontario P0N1H0

Memorial Service
June 6, 2022

9:30 AM
Stinson Funeral Home
100 Bruce Avenue
South Porcupine, Ontario P0N1H0

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