Florence Miriam Wolfram (nee Boates)


We regret to announce the passing of Miriam Wolfram, at the age of 95, on the 1st of April, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

She was the fourth child out of nine born to the late James and Elizabeth Boates, 21 August 1921, in Sandon, B.C. Around 1940 she went from Sandon to New Denver to work in the Slocan Hospital as a nurse’s aide and to help out anywhere she was needed. While she was there she was also a member of the Phythian Sisters. In February of 1942 she moved to Grand Forks where she worked as a waitress in the Grand Forks Hotel. There she met her future husband, Carl Frank Wolfram and they were married in 1943. During the war years they lived for awhile in Victoria and Prince Albert but returned to Grand Forks when Carl took over his father’s garage business.

Over the years in Grand Forks, besides raising her family, she was involved in the family business, the Rebekah Lodge, the Eastern Star, a volunteer at the Public Library, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce. She also helped to get the C.A.R.R’s (arthritis) going in Grand Forks and was also instrumental in getting Hardy View Lodge built.

She is survived by her sons, Larry and Fred (Cheryl) and daughter, Sheila (Rick) Marsh. Grandchildren, Kevin (Kori) Wolfram, Terri Wolfram, Chris (Nicki-Jo) Wolfram, Brenda (Cory) Van Der Meer, Eric (Grace) Marsh, Lindsey Marsh. Great Grandchildren, Ryan, Avery and Nathan Wolfram, Danica, Zachary, Ryley, and Brody Wolfram, Mackenzie and Andrew Marsh. Brothers, Lorne and Rudy Boates.

She was predeceased by her husband Carl Frank, her parents James and Elizabeth Boates, her sisters Halcyon Macdonald, Flora Edhouse, Lillian Batten, her brothers, James, Bill, and Fred Boates.

At Mom’s request there will be no formal service and in lieu of flowers please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 4J4. Arrangement entrusted to Grand Forks Funeral Home.

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