With deepest regret, we mourn the loss of our cherished one, Vivian “Pud” Pepin, 74, of 901 Shevlin Ave. in Fort Frances, Ont., who went home to our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002 with her family by her side.
She was born in Fort Frances on Feb. 7, 1928 to the late George and Mabel Calder. Vivian spent most of her days in the Fort Frances area.
In 1949, she married the late Mr. Sydney Baldwin.
Later, she was united in marriage to the late Napoleon Pepin in Atikokan, Ont., and although he predeceased her in 1973, they enjoyed their brief time together as husband and wife.
Vivian wore many different hats through her working career, such as lumber mill labourer, bush worker, trapper, cook, foster mother, union steward, and before retirement, she spent many years as a taxi driver.
Her life was spent blessing others; coffee was always hot, food always there, and she had a heart warm to others’ needs. Vivian was known for her generosity and her willingness to assist everyone in need of a helping hand.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Baby Baldwin at birth; as well as her youngest sister, Ms. Norma Fults.
Vivian is survived by one daughter, Diane Parisien (nee Baldwin) and one son, George Baldwin, both of Fort Frances, Ont.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Renee and husband, Tony Richards of Barwick, Ont., April and husband, Darren Deveau, of Yarmouth, N.S., Ryan and Brock Parisien, both of Fort Frances, Ont., and Vivian and husband, Stephane Hache, Stephen Baldwin, and George Baldwin, all of Burlington, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, all whom will miss her greatly.
She also had four great-grandchildren, Brianne and Brealyn Richards, and Blake and Morgan Deveau.
A celebration of Vivian’s life was held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002 at the St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances, with Fr. Wayne McIntosh officiating.
Honourary pallbearers were her family and friends.
If family and friends wish, donations in honour of Vivian can be given to the Salvation Army.