JOHN (BUD) RALPH CAIN

Bud Cain, 92, of Devlin, Ont., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
Bud was born on the original Cain farm in Devlin on Aug. 4, 1919.
While stationed in Winnipeg at the beginning of WW2, he met Oda Classen, the love of his life, and they married on May 22, 1943. Bud continued to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces in the Aleutian Islands and Europe until the end of the war.
Bud returned back to the family farm, where he successfully established one of the largest cattle farms in Rainy River District. He also spent his early years as an electrician and a plumber.
Bud treasured spending time with his family. He also enjoyed Sunday afternoons on the local lakes and walking in the fields amongst his cattle.
Bud was actively involved in his community in many leadership roles, with membership in the Guthrie United Church, Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association, Rainy River Federation of Agriculture, Stratton cattle sales barn, 4-H Club, and the local school board.
He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Matilda Cain; his two sisters; Lois Judson and Marjorie Hudson; and sons, Rod, Randy, and Charles.
Bud is survived by his loving family, including wife, Oda (nee Classen), and his children, Norman (Nancy), Carolyn Potter (Loren), William (Doris), Edward (Lori), Cindy Kaemingh (Arnold), and Heather Kitzul (Gord); as well as 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and special extended family, Stuart Williams (Marian) and their children.
A celebration of Bud’s life was held Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Guthrie United Church in Devlin, with Rev. Frances Flook officiating.
Interment took place at the Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
The pallbearers were his grandsons and the honourary pallbearers were his granddaughters and great-grandchildren.
In celebration of his life, in memoriam donations may be made to the Guthrie United Church or the Family Council at Rainycrest c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com
We mourn his loss and give the Lord thanks for his long, well-lived life.
“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.”