Pajunen, Andrée - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Pajunen, Andrée


1935 - 2023

It is with sorrow in our hearts that we announce the passing of Andrée Pajunen (nee Dixon) on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, at Résidence Saint-Louis’ long-term care home in Ottawa at the age of 88 yrs. after a courageous battle with dementia.  Andrée is survived by her sister Doris Mullin of Oshawa and brother-in-law Ron Pajunen (Margo) of Victoria, BC.

Beloved wife of the late Ray Pajunen, devoted mother of Bryce Pajunen of Kirkland Lake, Sharon Pajunen (Mark Williams) of Ottawa and Jill Hodgins (Rick) of Ottawa.  Cherished Grand-maman to Shane (Jessica), Jeff, Daniel (Marlee), Cody, Sophie, Isabel, Brigitte and Annick, and proud Great-Grand-maman to Levi, River and Nora. 

Andrée is warmly remembered by her many dear friends and cousins (famille Charron – Timmins)

Andrée was a dedicated school teacher for 30 years in Kirkland Lake and Timmins.  She was a loyal supporter of her church (St-Jude and Sacred Heart), her community (Bannerman Park, Meals on Wheels, Food Bank) and multiple other organizations. She will be remembered for a deep faith, kind, generous spirit, bright smile and positive energy.

A private family funeral mass was recently celebrated at Holy Name Parish in KL followed by an inurnment in Porcupine next to her husband Ray.


As Andrée was a generous supporter and volunteer at the Porcupine Food Bank, a donation to this or any Food Bank in her memory would be greatly appreciated.

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Bryce & family

So very sorry to hear about your mom. Sending condolences your way.

Charlene & Rick Owen, November 28, 2023

The Pajunen Family

Thinking of you Bryce and your family at this very sad and difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, November 28, 2023

Bryce and family

I am so sorry he hear of your mom’s passing. She was my kindergarden teacher and I still remember the way she made me feel as though I was her favourite. I later realized she made each one of us feel that way.
She was an elegant, kind and gentil woman.
Keeping you in my heart and prayers.
Sincere condolences

Christianne Bélanger, November 29, 2023

Bryce and family

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing..Our deepest condolences to you and your family...
May she rest easy

Ken and Deb Kelly and family , November 29, 2023

Pajunen Family

Very sad to hear of Andrée's passing. Many memories have surfaced of her smile, laugh and kindness that were always present when we..Tymocko family... visited Timmins, Kirkland Lake and aunt Lorraine's cottage during our summer visits. Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Deepest condolences,


Patricia Tymocko, December 4, 2023

Bryce and Family

We were so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweetheart and an excellent teacher. Our deepest condolences go out to you all. Hugs.

Erin & Lorraine Robazza, Tom Wadey, December 4, 2023