Wilfred Leonard Morrisseau, 70, of Couchiching First Nation, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
He was born June 17, 1943 in Fort Frances to Wilfred and Rosalie Morrisseau and lived all of his life here.
Wilf was a licensed general carpenter, and constructed many homes and did numerous projects in the communities of Couchiching and Fort Frances.
For the last 14 years of his life, up until his retirement, Wilf was employed as the maintenance/caretaker for the seniors of Couchiching, where he was very much appreciated and liked by both his clients and co-workers.
Before being employed with Couchiching, Wilf worked for ONIMIS Inc. as a general carpenter, repairing the Our Lady of Lourdes church and cemetery.
In his earlier years, Wilf was employed at the Boise siding plant in International Falls, Mn. He also worked as a firefighter for the MNR alongside his brother, Don, and friends.
One of his favourite enjoyments was working in his woodshop, where he was pleased to repair or build numerous woodworking projects for his many friends and acquaintances. On weekends, his favourite pastime was in front of the TV watching NASCAR and golf.
Most of all, Wilf enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He also enjoyed the many years he served with the Couchiching Volunteer Fire Department.
Wilf was predeceased by his father, Wilfred, in 1943; mother, Rosalie, in 1991; sister, Glenda, in 1998; one nephew, Wade, in 1964; and one niece, Pamela, in 1977.
Wilf was united in marriage on Aug. 26, 1967 to Linda Jourdain, who survives him along with his sons, Darren, Kevin, Cory and wife, Desiree, and Eric; and four grandchildren, Keenan, Austin, Emily, and Lennox.
Also surviving are his brother, Donald Morrisseau; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Green’s Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Couchiching, officiated by Fr. Victor DeGagne, with interment in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.
A luncheon provided by the C.W.L. will be served in the church basement following the service.
The pallbearers will be Gilbert Perreault, Robert Perreault, Bill Perreault, Curtis Jourdain, Wallace Bruyere Jr., and Douglas Perreault.
The honourary pallbearers will be the many friends Wilf made throughout his life.
In memoriam donations may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society or Our Lady of Lourdes Church.