MICHAEL ARTHUR RENBERG

Renberg, Michael

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael (Mike) Arthur Renberg announces his passing on Tuesday April 7, 2020 at his home.
Mike was born on January 4, 1948 in Fort Frances, ON to Arthur and Edith Renberg. His dad passed away when he was only 3 years old, leaving him with his Mom and sister Julie. He started working at a young age, he worked for various businesses in Fort Frances before joining the Lac Des Iles Mine. Skidder loved to talk and tell stories; he had a true gift for gab and made lifelong friends. Hay Belly enjoyed playing guitar and making up silly songs, he could keep everyone entertained all night. He made his close friends family, his children had many “Uncles”.
Mike met Norine and they were blessed with three children. Even though their marriage didn’t last they had a friendship that lasted through the years including all of his in-laws and family members. Many family gatherings with his children’s family included Mike. He was always loved and always thought of as family.
Mike had a special relationship with each of his children. Family time was very important to Mike. He loved to drive up to Thunder Bay to spend time with his daughter Jackie (Shaun) and granddaughter Julia. They would drive around the city and stop at all the different restaurants and parks. Julia loved it when grampa would take her out for pancakes and when “The Price is Right” came to town twice they always had tickets to his favorite game show. He saw his daughter Nicole almost every day even if it was just for a quick stop after school dropping of a cheeseburger. He loved going across to the McDonald’s Playland with Nicole and his grandson Jack and watching him play. Every summer and fall they attended the local fairs, visiting with the farm animals, taste testing the food and watching Jack on the rides. He and Brian took short trips around town almost every day and spent every holiday together.
Mike will be greatly missed by his family. He leaves behind his daughters Jackie Bruce (Shaun) and her daughter Julia Bruce; Nicole Renberg (Jim Easton) and their son Jack Arthur Easton; son Brian Renberg; sister Julie (Larry) Lutz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at the Fort Frances Cemetery with his parents.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 730 Syndicate Avenue South, Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 1E9.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.