Taimi Helen Zepik

Beloved Wife and Mother


Taimi Helen Zepik

(nee: Taimi Helen Euren)

1924 ~ 2004


Taimi was born on September 8th, 1924 in Port Arthur, Ontario and died Easter Monday, April 12th, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, B.C.

Taimi is predeceased by her father Kalle and her mother Sophie Euren, her brothers Aimo and Laurie, and her sisters Laura and Aili. She is survived by Ozzie, her loving husband of 58 years; their three sons: William (Susanne), John (Arja) and Korry (Linda); and grandchildren: Amy (Mark), Tobbi (Tim) and wee Zane. She is survived by loving niece Susan Ryynanen (Raymond) and other nieces and nephews.

In her youth, Taimi worked on the family dairy farm in Port Arthur, Ontario. In the winter, she cross-country skied 3 miles through the bush to go to school and would sometimes have to fetch the family horse to pull the milk truck through the snow. She graduated from business college at an early age and worked in offices in Port Arthur. She served as a Sergeant in the Canadian Army during the 2nd World War.

Taimi and Ozzie were married on Dominion Day, 1946. Taimi had three sons and they fondly remember her teaching them how to cross-country ski, ride bicycles and catch speckled trout. For many years, Taimi and Ozzie owned & operated the Edgewater Motel on the north shore of Lake Superior. Ozzie’s work frequently took him out of the country, so Taimi had her hands full running the motel business while raising three sons. Her other interests included rock hounding, community service, and a love of music which she shared with her family. Boy, could she make that piano rock!

Kindness, patience, courage and respect for others is the legacy that Taimi leaves. A Memorial Service was conducted by Reverend Ray Brandon (retired) of the United Church on Tuesday, April 20th at Piercy’s Funeral Chapel in Courtenay, B.C. A further Celebration of Life will be held in Thunder Bay, Ontario at a time and place to be announced. Taimi’s ashes will be interred in the family plot at the Riverside Cemetery in Thunder Bay.

Piercy’s – Mt. Washington Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.