News & Events


80th Anniversary Meeting 


The April 28th meeting was highlighted with the unveiling of our display cabinet in the Falconbridge Room which is now a repository 
 for the archives.  It was also the 80th anniversary of our Society which was established in 1944. 

Our longtime member, Ethel Fournier-Haapala, was presented with a plaque showing our appreciation of her years of service to the Society.  She was also presented with a certificate that awarded her with an Honorary Membership. 

At the Mayfair event at Finlandia the Society had a table at which we had two gift baskets for a raffle plus the Finns in the Inco 
Triangle and Enterprising Finns books.

   80th Anniversary Cake
   David Munch addressing the FCHS membership
    Presentation ofPlaque & Certificate to Ethel Fournier-Haapala  


    Hilka Helen Makela, Shirley Tye & Elsie Stevenson at gift table
  Gift Baskets Raffle
   Arja Makinen in her Finnish Dress
Website Updates

An updated Burials Database as of  April 28, 2024 has been substituted for the previous version. An Excel spreadsheet for all the records is in the Gallery (if you click on the Gallery Link and get a {Misdirected Request} message click on the back button on the menu bar and click on the Gallery Link again) to download and a PDF version is also available in the Gallery for viewing - A great amount of editing has been done to the database since the update in February, 2022. Many of the records only showed the source as a page number for the obituary in the Sudbury Star publications. During the summer the obituaries were found on the microfilms of the Sudbury Star, which are located at the Sudbury Public Library on McKenzie Street. The additional information from these obituaries has been added to the database. Also, another column (Death Location) has been added to the database and as this information is found, it is added to the database. 

Thanks to Kari Squarzolo who has photographed many of the gravemarkers and when a grave marker has been sourced, it is marked with Kari S. to acknowledge her contribution.


During the last few months information from current obituaries and information from the 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1950 death certificates has also been added. The Society has over 9,300 entries consisting of  digital  and paper obituaries, stories and death certificates of Finns downloaded from the Ontario Archives for the years 1904 to 1949. These can be obtained by contacting Marty Neva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Meeting Dates

With the lifting of COVID protocols, we have recommenced monthly meeting at Finlandia in the Impola Meeting room just inside the entrance to the Finlandia Koti Apartment building. Our next meeting is on September 29th, 2024 at 1pm. As noted in other pages we do not have meetings during the months of June, July and August.
To the members who are not feeling the best these days, please know that you are missed at our gatherings, and continually wished the very best possible, each and every day.