Leroy David Cunningham, 50, passed away suddenly at his home in Finland, Ont. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.
Leroy was born Feb. 19, 1961 in Atikokan, Ont., where he spent his childhood and teenage years.
Leroy then moved to Finland, working various jobs in Rainy River District.
Leroy was a free spirit who loved life and lived each day to its fullest. He will be truly missed by all who knew him and will be forever in our hearts.
Leroy was predeceased by his parents, Frances “Ted” and Clifford Cunningham; and his brother, JimmyCunningham.
Leroy leaves behind his beloved “Lovey,” Tammie Hainey of Finland, Ont.; his daughter, Amanda Cunningham of Arcola, Sask.; and his step-children, Robert (Liz) Daw of Stoney Creek, Ont., Kristi (Trevor) McQuay of Atikokan, Ont., and Allison Roy of Thunder Bay, Ont.
Leroy also leaves behind his grandchildren, Jared, J’Naya, Caden, Simon, Samuel, Liam, Malachi, and James; and his siblings, Keith (Cathy) Cunningham of Dryden, Ont., Shirley Bowes of Atikokan, Ont., Karen (Phil) Mitchell of Emo, Ont., Kenny (Val) Cunningham of Atikokan, Ont., Bonny (Ray) Whitford of Atikokan, Ont., Darlene (Rod) Benjamin of Atikokan, Ont., and Shelley (Mark) DeGagne of Thunder Bay, Ont.
He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
At Leroy’s request there will be no service.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Asthma Society of Canada or a charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com