Sharing Something Special

It is with great sorrow that we announce the anticipated passing of Ilona Helmi Wickstrom

Daughter of Pearl Wickstrom and Dennis Wickstrom step mom Beth and eternal dad Andrew Ojala.
Mother of sons Jersey Blain Little and Houston Wickstrom – along with Houston’s soul partner Shanelle. And grandmother to her four grandbabies-Jersey’s children- Micheal, Maddie, Trinity and Katerinna. Ilona has one sibling her brother Ray Wickstrom still residing in Thunder Bay somewhere?

Born in Thunder Bay Ontario on January 20 1975 and passing peacefully on September 9 2021 while comforted by family, doctors and nurses of the Cranbrook Regional Hospital.

Ilona left many friends and family behind and was predeceased by many friends and loved ones that she lost over these last two years.

Although struggling herself Ilona opened her heart and home to many of these individuals in their time of need. Caring and giving and making a difference in the lives that she touched.

Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you would like you can make a donation to the Salvation Army

I cannot mend my broken heart
Learning I have lost my friend
Once my time has come and gone
Next time we take and meet again
A silent prayer for you I send

Hoping now that you can finally rest
Even though my heart still hurts
Losing you will never stop
My love for you and your time on earth
I miss you I love you I will never forget you

While your time on earth was short
I feel your presence with us today
Calming us as we deal with sorrow
Keeping us from going insane
Still our hearts it beats tomorrow
Till our time has come and gone
Remember that our time is borrowed
Our time on earth is not to long
May you be at peace and never forgotten


  1. I’m extremely sorry for your lose but she’s no longer in pain but in peace I have known Ilona for many years she’s a very sweet exceptional woman she was always young at heart. Ilona had that special laughter that captivates so does her mom Pearl She will be dearly missed by all Rest in peace oh sweat soul Love Della Mike Marshall and Family

  2. Forever friends are once in a lifetime commitment
    To never take for granted of what you got
    Friends forever don’t care about your predicament
    Good time charlie’s is what they are not

    When no one will stand by you but one or two at most
    When things fall all around you the rest become a ghost
    When trouble all surrounds you and others do not care
    And When your at your lowest they’ll always be right there
    And if you become homeless They’ll come to your aid
    And when you are mistaken they’ll call a spade a spade

    Mom & Papa

  3. It’s been a month since you have crossed the stream of life that has taken you to the other side. Mom and Papa miss you dearly take care we are always here for you. So troubled by your short time on earth but so happy to have had that limited time.

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