It is with great sadness that the family of Lanny Freeman announces his sudden passing on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

Lanny was born on July 8, 1953, to Allan and Edna Freeman. He lived in Fort Frances all his life and enjoyed the life style our area offered. He loved to be at Moose Camp, at the cabin on Red Gut Bay, fishing, hunting and house boat trips. He loved hockey and spent many years volunteering with the Muskies and then later with the Thunder, Sabers and Lakers. He first ran the clock with his brothers, Mike and Everett, and the last several years was happy to share the booth with his daughter, Sarah. Lanny was known to everyone as the story teller or jokester. He was always trying to get people to laugh! Lanny was united in marriage to Susan Golnick and together they built a beautiful life around their daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren. Lanny never missed an event, whether it was a family weekend at the cabin, hockey game, dance recital or weekly family supper.

He leaves behind his wife Susan; daughters Sarah and husband Chris Kivimaki and their children Scotty and Annie, Beth and husband Dan Wrolstad and their children Julia and Megan; brother Allan and wife Kathy Freeman; in-laws Patty and Les Christian, John Golnick and Missy, Steve and Yvonne Golnick; extended family Larry Kivimaki and Glen and Doreen Wrolstad; best friend Rob Dryer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Lanny was predeceased by his parents Allan and Edna; brothers Everett and Michael; sister-in-law Cheryl; mother- in-law Zelma Golnick; father-in-law Ferdinand Golnick; and brothers-in-law Larry and Emil Golnick.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 29 in Fort Frances with Reverend Schalk Naude officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fort Frances Lakers @ marked ‘Lanny Freeman’ or to the Riverside Health Care Facilities, 110 Victoria Avenue, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 2B7.

COVID-19 restrictions will be in place. Everyone will be asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing measures. Proof of double vaccine will be asked and there will be a capacity limit of 100 people.

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