It is with great sadness that the family of Preston Perrault mourns his sudden passing on Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 in Winnipeg, Man.
Preston was born Jan. 20, 1975 in Fort Frances, Ont. and was raised in Nigigoonsiminikaaning (Red Gut Bay) First Nation and later in Fort Frances. He graduated from Fort Frances High School in 1994.
Preston loved coming home to Fort Frances to hunt and fish with his Dad and brothers on Rainy Lake.
Preston had friends from all walks of life—he was kind and caring and never judged anyone. Preston lived in Winnipeg for the last five years working in a steel factory.
Preston is survived by his son, Logan, and Logan’s mother, Amber; father, Keith and stepmom, Mary; and brothers and sisters, Derek, Rick (Sherry), Nicole (Dave), Dawn (Shawn), Denise (Kevin) Audette, Amanda (Ian) Perrault, and Christine Borden.
He also is survived by his many nieces and nephews, Robyn, Arizona, Shania, Austin, Summer, Naudia, Jordan, Alexis-Faith, Kaidence, Chelsea, Christian, Kirah, and Brittany; his Auntie Eleanor and Joanne; uncles, Jerry, Leslie, Sidney, and Darrell; cousin, Lenny, and many other cousins; and his biological mother, Agnes Perrault.
A wake will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005 beginning at 5 p.m. at the gymnasium on Nigigoonsiminikaaning (Red Gut Bay) First Nation, with Deacon Elmer Mainville officiating.
A traditional funeral will take place Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 at 10 a.m., with Elder Harry Windigo officiating. Cremation will take place in Thunder Bay, Ont. following the service.
The pallbearers will be his brothers, Derek and Rick, brothers-in-laws, Ian Perrault and Kevin Audette, and friend, Shawn Morrison, all of Fort Frances, and friend, Dan Morden of Winnipeg, Man.
The honourary pallbearers will be his cousin, Lenny Rancourt, and Jamie Melnick, Travis Spencer, and Tony Cupp.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 655, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M9.