Sydney “Syd” Baldwin, 77, of 901 Shevlin Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Monday, Sept. 16, 2002.
He was born Dec. 28, 1924 to the late Stephen and Christina Baldwin.
Syd was married to Vivian Calder in 1949. Later, on Oct. 8, 1974, he was reunited in marriage to Marguerite Hill, who predeceased him July 7, 1991.
He spent his early years at the Cascades (Rainy Lake), where his parents owned and operated the Baldwin Hotel. Syd logged in the area for many years, and also worked for the Town of Fort Frances and Kenora for a period of time.
In early years, he trapped and worked as a guide and handyman at several tourist camps in the area. Syd’s Cabin at the Manitou Sound on Rainy Lake, which was near his parents’ place, was his pride and joy.
Marguerite and Syd spent many wonderful years living there. Syd also loved music, and enjoyed playing his harmonica and accordion.
He was predeceased by one sister, Dol; and one brother, Bill.
Syd is survived by one daughter, Diane Parisien, and one son, George Baldwin, both of Fort Frances, Ont.; seven grandchildren, Renee and husband, Tony Richards, of Barwick, Ont., April and husband, Darren Deveau, of Nova Scotia, Ryan and Brock Parisien, both of Fort Frances, Ont., and Vivian, Stephen, and George Baldwin, all of Burlington, Ont.; four great-grandchildren, Bri Anne and Brealyn Richards, and Blake and Morgan Deveau; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special caregivers.
A private burial will take place at a later date.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Kenora-Rainy River Lung Association, Box 67, Kenora, Ont., P9N 3X4