August 30, 1924 to January 19, 2016 – It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of our father in his 92nd year. He goes to join his dearly loved wife Amy Fisher.
Cherished father of Carol Ann Grisdale (Curtis) of Sault Ste. Marie and Amy-Jean Bolduc (Spencer Tulloch ) of Bruce Mines. Father-in-law and friend of Vic Bolduc. Grandpa of Kyle (Ashley), Derek and Devon Grisdale, Clifford (Tina) and Jessica Bolduc and Sara Pine (Dad). Great Grandpa of Elly and Bo Edwin Grisdale, Jaz Dawson, DJ, Dom and Lexie Pine, Rachel and Ryder Bolduc. Son of The Late Arthur Clinton and Laura Mills and “my boy” to his late mother-in-law Jean Fisher. Dear brother of The Late Art (Late Kae), Late Verna (Late Doug) Gulley, Late Ted (Late Edith), Late Roy, Late Jim (Late Caroline) and Late Fred (Audrey) of Wharncliffe. Brother-in-law of The Late Betty (Late Frank) Kolynchuk, Robert (Paula) Fisher of Winnipeg and John (Sharlene) Fisher of Thunder Bay.
Dad was a hardworking, honorable and adventurous gentleman who lived a long, full life. He was a WWII veteran ( tail gunner – Pilot Officer in the 429 Bison Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force ), and a prisoner of war in Germany.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed travelling. He was a jack of all trades – forest ranger for the Canadian Forest Service, a carpenter, electrician, plumber, maintenance supervisor and a member of the Algoma School Board.
Dad will be remembered for his smile and twinkle in his eye, his storytelling and playing of pranks, his ability to get himself in ( and out of ) the damnedest situations, his love of life and his devotion to his family. He will be missed but not forgotten; his tenacity has inspired many and is carried on by the people he has impacted throughout his life.
We would like to thank all the staff at Algoma Manor ( Thessalon ), Dr. Haapala and the SAH Urology nurses for his wonderful care. Thank you to Jane, Ingrid and Vesa for your companionship.
At Dad’s request there will be no funeral, but a memorial service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery for interment in the spring. Please contact the family for the date if you would like to attend.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beggs Funeral Home, Thessalon, Ontario. www.beggsfh.com