It is with deep regret that we mourn the passing of our loved one, Sergio Perin, at his home in Hearst, Ont. in the early-morning hours of Oct. 18, 2002.
Sergio was born in Cordenons, Italy on Aug. 14, 1944. In 1949, he immigrated to Fort Frances, Ont. with his parents, Enrico and Dina Perin.
Sergio lived in Fort Frances until 1965, when he left to attend Lakehead University’s Faculty of Forestry.
After graduating, he began working for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Hearst until he retired in 1997. After retiring, Sergio began working on his own as a forestry management consultant.
In his spare time, he and his family and friends built a family hunting camp in Split Rock, Ont., where he spent a few months a year.
Sergio loved the outdoors. He was an ardent fisherman and hunter, and loved to explore lakes, rivers, and forests that were new to him.
In 1973, he was united in marriage to Marguerite Turbide, also of Hearst.
Sergio leaves behind Mar-guerite; their two sons, Stefen Perin of Toronto, Ont. and Richard Perin of Hearst, Ont.; his father, Enrico Perin of Fort Frances, Ont.; and brother and sister-in-law, Al-bert and Donna Perin, and their sons, Matthew and Jeffrey, all of Winnipeg, Man.
Sergio was predeceased by his mother, Dina Perin on Sept. 21, 2001.
Relatives in Fort Frances also include Lydia Ferguson and family, the Del Zotto family, and Joe/Cam Belluz and family.
The funeral service will be held Oct. 23, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Church in Hearst.
A memorial service also will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fort Frances on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002 at 11 a.m. A luncheon in the church basement will follow the ceremony.
Family and friends are most welcome.
If relatives and friends are interested in making a donation in memory of Sergio, please forward your donation, made out to “The ALS Society of Manitoba or Ontario,” to Albert Perin, 10 Alen-brook Bay, Winnipeg, Man., R3R 2T2.
While Sergio had been sick for quite some time, he finally was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in April, 2002.
Sergio will be sadly missed by all who knew him.