MAKKONEN, Lauri Olavi


Peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the age of 81 with family at his side.

Beloved husband of Anja for 56 years. Loving father of Harry, Paul Makkonen and Helena Love (Dan). Proud Pappa of Jake, Alex and Ben Love and Nolan and Katja Makkonen. Dear brother of Maija (late Olli) Heikki (late Liisa), late Helena (late Raimo) and late Elli all of Finland. Father-in-law of Cindy and friend of Brenda Cadotte (late Kenny). Also missed by many relatives and friends in Finland and Canada.

Lauri and Anja married in Finland and moved to Canada in 1959 to start a family. Since coming from Finland, Upper Island Lake was always a special place for Lauri.

At Lauri’s request no public services will be held.

Memorial contributions to the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society or the Ontario Finnish Rest Home would be greatly appreciated.

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