It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father, and friend, Harry Dokuchie, on Friday, April 13, 2001 while awaiting cardiac surgery.
Harry was born Aug. 29, 1946 in Fort Frances, Ont. but later moved to Thunder Bay, Ont., where he made his home.
Harry leaves to mourn his wife, Gilda; son, Max (Doris); daughters, Crystal (Hank), and Lesley; and grandsons, Matthew and McGuire Harbison.
Harry was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Walter and Joe; and sister, Jenny, who passed away in March, 2001.
He also leaves to mourn a large family, which includes his brothers, Alex (Myrtle), Victor, Mike, Andy (Elaine), Gerry, and Sirhay (Irene); sisters, Julie, Millie (Dave), and Lucy (Nick); and sister-in-law, Dorothy Dokuchie.
Also surviving are Harry’s brothers-in-laws, Dennis O’Soup, Trent Crane, and Cliff Crane Jr.; sisters-in-laws, Terry O’Soup, Garda Thompson, Noreen Kennedy, Brenda Crane, Karen Crane, and Cheryl Ann Crane; mother-in-law, Gwen Crane and father-in-law, Clifford Crane Sr.; and many nieces and nephews on both sides of his family.
Harry also leaves behind special friends, Rick Nixon, John Hill, and Helmer Berglund.
Harry was an ironworker for 35 years, belonging to Local 759 of the Iron Workers’ Union. Most recently, he had been employed with E.S. Fox Ltd., until his retirement last year when he spent his time working in his yard and fixing his home.
He enjoyed many hours fishing at Lac De Mille Lac and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Watson and the staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the McKellar General Hospital for their compassionate care during his brief stay.
At Harry’s request, a private family service will be held in the Chapel of Jenkens Funeral Home (226 S. Syndicate Ave., Thunder Bay, Ont.)
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.