17.4.1924 to 13.6.2011
Auntie Klaudia passed away, very suddenly, in a Finnish hospital around 09.00 Finnish time on Monday.
This leaves my mother as the last of her 14 brothers and sisters. Her and Klaudia were the last to leave their farm in Kaukula, Finnish Karelia, when the USSR invade on 30th Nov. 1939. The two of them then walked for about 70 km in temperatures of minus 26 C.
After the war Klaudia worked in a shipyard and as a builder, carrying the material and laying the floors in 60 new houses.
She was 3 days younger than my dad.