It is with great sadness that the family of Conrad Jean Lemieux announces his passing on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
He was born Oct. 19, 1931 in Saint-Paul, Montmagny, Que. to the late Napoleon and Yvonne Lemieux.
Conrad moved to Fort Frances, Ont. as a young man and worked at various logging camps. He later worked for the railroad and then the last 20 years at the local paper mill as a millwright, where he took early retirement at age 55.
Throughout his working days he also did carpentry work.
Conrad built their current home which has such beautiful views of the river, which he never tired of looking at.
He enjoyed spending time in his garden. He always would send his kids home with fresh vegetables, or they would arrive home from work to find a bag of tomatoes or cucumbers hanging from the doorknob.
Conrad took up two sports, curling and golf, at a relatively late age. He enjoyed both for many years and made three holes-in-one—one at Kitchen Creek and two at Heron Landing.
He also enjoyed playing cards and Bridge with family and friends. Dolly and Conrad played many hands of Honeymoon Bridge over the years.
He married Dolly in 1952 and together they raised four children.
Conrad is survived by his wife, Dolly, of 60 years; daughters, Gail Lemieux and Diane (Rod) Pattison, and son, David Lemieux; brother, Napoleon (Irene) Lemieux; and six sisters, Noella (Willie) Proteau, Rita (Lionel) Blain, Jeanne d’Arc (Roland) Vezina, Rosanne (Omer) Godbout, Doris (Yvan) Laflamme, and Lorraine (Raymond) Marcelau.
Also surviving are three grandchildren, Brian (Hailey) Johnstone, Gary Pattison (Daphne), and Jason Pattison (Kayla); and three great-grandchildren, Sienna and Tristan Johnstone, and Nicholas Pattison.
He was predeceased by his son, Gary, in 1976 and one brother, Leonard.
All three of his grandsons were raised in Fort Frances and they have lots of wonderful memories of their Grampa. Of course, it goes without saying how special they were to him.
Our family will miss him dearly, but we have lots of great memories.
Cremation will take place and a private family service will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Continuing Care Unit at La Verendrye Hospital or the Sister Kennedy Center c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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