Elmer Tibor Csik, 68, of 713 First St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly, with his family by his side, on Monday, June 7, 2010 at the Heart Institute in Ottawa, Ont.
Elmer was born March 22, 1942 in Fort Frances to the late Alexander and Elizabeth Csik.
Elmer lived all of his life in Fort Frances, and had worked at the kraft mill for 38 years, retiring as day shift superintendent in 2001.
On April 24, 1965, he was united in marriage to the former Jacquie Samoila of Prince Albert, Sask.
Elmer loved spending many hours working in his backyard, either gardening or feeding the many birds that visited his feeders on a daily basis. His gardening advice will be missed by many.
He also enjoyed occasionally casting a fishing line off the riverbank—something he had done since he was a kid.
He was predeceased by brother, John Csik, and brother-in-law, Ken Mills.
Elmer is survived by his wife, Jacquie Csik, daughter, Nicole Csik, and son, Greg Csik, all of Fort Frances, Ont.
He also is survived by one sister, Janice Mills (Sam) of Thunder Bay, Ont.; one brother, Steven Csik and wife, Norma Zrum, of Enterprise, Ont.; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
He also will be missed by his special friend, his cat Leo.
Cremation has taken place and a service will be held at a later date.
Should family or friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to either the Fort Frances “Friends of Animals“ Foundation, P.O. Box 545, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8 or the Humane Society of Canada, 120 Carlton St., Suite 409, Toronto, Ont., M5A 4K2, or c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
As well, Elmer would have been touched if you wanted to plant a tree or a perrenial in his memory.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com
Miss me—but let me go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we both shared
Miss me—but let me go.

For this a journey that we must all take
And each must go alone
It’s all a part of the master’s plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds
Miss me—but let me go.