It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our Dad and Grampi on June 14, 2022, at Riverside Healthcare.
Milton Roy Strachan was born October 31, 1938, in Boxalder, Ontario, to the late Milton and Margaret Hazel (Caul). He was the oldest of four children. He grew up on the family farm moving to Fort Frances with his family at the age of 16.
He was united in marriage to the love of his life Carol McMahon on December 1, 1956, and they lived in Fort Frances. They are blessed with six children: Debbie (Mike) Fawcett, Tammy (Bob) Crowe, Milton (Shannon), Wendy (Joe) Wreggitt, Shirley (Don) Larson, and Wayne (Nina). His family would grow through the years with twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.
Gramp, as he was known to the family, will be remembered for his humble demeanor and deep devotion to all he loved. He loved his family with all his heart. You could see how proud he was daily in his eyes whenever someone came to visit, or he was at a special event.
Milton worked for various companies in his lifetime. After twenty-five years working for the Town of Fort Frances he would retire on March 31, 2000.
He was an avid baseball player, bowler, fisherman, hunter, and enjoyed woodworking in his free time. He had a love for the game of hockey. He played, volunteered, and led Fort Frances Minor Hockey for many years. If you wanted to find Milt you could just go to the rink in the evenings he was organizing, coaching, or managing a team. He touched the lives of many young hockey players and was well respected throughout the community for this trait. Many players will remember him driving around the North end of town picking up all the players to get to their games nightly.
Through his life he loved taking the family camping, for long rides through the countryside, as well you could find him at many sporting events, especially the hockey rink watching his sons and grandchildren play. He would load Carol and family members up and drive anywhere to catch a hockey game and rarely missed when someone was playing at an important Championship.
He leaves behind his wife; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; his brother Jim (Joyce); sister Judy DeLapp; and sister-in-law Audrey Whitman; his brothers and sisters in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He gave every bit of his life for his family. We will miss him beyond words. We hope that he is with his brother Wayne fishing in a 14-foot skiff out in the roughest waters they can find…laughing about how much trouble they will be in.
Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to KidsSport, 396 Scott Street, Fort Frances, Ont.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.