It is with sadness that the family of Jack Lundy, 83, of Alberton, Ont., announce his passing on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at his home.
Born on June 27, 1927 in Emo, Ont. to the late Forrest and Edna Lundy, Jack started logging and working in various sawmills at a young age—cutting wood on the farm when he was 15 and sawing for J.A. Mathieu when he was 17.
After spending seven years there, he worked for various logging companies in Dryden and Vermilion Bay, Ont. He also worked for Dryden Paper in their bush operation and sawed for Rathwell for four years.
He then returned to Fort Frances and worked for his brothers and also sawed for Stewarts and Pearsons. Following his work there, he started his own sawmill in 1969, which he operated.
In later years, Jack liked spending time with family. He also was a very avid reader and enjoyed making axe handles.
Jack is survived by his three daughters, Janet (Dennis) Soderholm and their children, Megan and Heather (Brad) Robinson, Carol Thompson and her children, Brandon and Matthew, and Susan Copenace and her children, Melanie and Nicole; his son, Kendall (Dawn) Lundy and their children, Jeffrey, Andrew, and Ryan; two sisters, Shirley (Ernest) Peters and Florence Watts; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Esther Lundy; brothers, Forrest, Gary, Cleland, and Frank; and sisters, Arlien Watts, Aleta McRae, Iola Seed, and Azaela McQuaker.
A memorial service celebrating Jack’s life will be held Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Fr. Wayne McIntosh officiating.
Interment will take place in Emo Cemetery in Emo, Ont. at a later date.
The honourary pallbearers will be Jack’s grandchildren.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, On., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com