LOUIS W. (POPPA LOU) MAINVILLE

Louis W. (Poppa Lou) Mainville, 85, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., passed away at his residence on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
Louis was born April 5, 1929 at Couchiching First Nation to the late Madeline and Daniel Mainville Sr.
He had worked at the J.A. Mathieu sawmill for a number of years and later worked for the MNR as a fire boss.
He was an avid outdoorsman who guided on Rainy Lake and knew it well. He also loved to drive his John Deere tractor down to the store daily, loved hockey, and enjoyed watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and going to the Fort Frances Lakers’ games.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Royal Canadian Army with the Blackwatch Regiment.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances and of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church at Couchiching.
Louis is survived by his children, Colleen (Gilbert) Perreault, Mike (Debra) Mainville, Leisha (Darren) Mainville, Timothy (Kip) Mainville, Virgina Mainville (Elizabeth McConnell), and Sara Mainville (Tracy Morningstar); and siblings, Blanche Crowe, Danny Mainville, Lester Mainville, Marcella Mainville, Ron Mainville, and Stewart Mainville.
Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Victor De Gagné officiating.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with vigil prayers being held at 6 p.m.
Cremation will take place, followed by a private family interment at a later date.
The pallbearers will be his grandsons, Clinton Perreault, Jason Perreault, Brent Perreault, Ian Perreault, Alex Bruyere, Dylan Mainville, Andrew Easton, and Mike Mainville.
The honourary pallbearers will be his siblings, Blanche Crowe, Danny Mainville, Lester Mainville, Marcella Mainville, Ron Mainville, and Stewart Mainville.
In memoriam donations may be made to Riverside Foundation for Health Care c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com