My father has crossed to the Great Unknown at the age of 94.
He was predeceased by his wife Grace, his younger brother Nelson (Bud), and his older brother Clifford.
He is survived by his son John, nieces Sherry Beauregard, and Sandy Buffett, nephew Brian Buffett and cousin Faye McNeill.
Dad was a well respected and humble mill worker and excellent provider.
With his own hands he built us a simple comfortable home and cottage and provided many things for us all to enjoy.
He was always there for us when we needed him.
He was a skilled trail rider and I swear our 250 mile rides together until he turned seventy sufficiently tempered him to endure seemingly endless rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries as well as a number of iatrogenic harms.
The last decades of his life were tough on him but he endured it all with little complaint and mostly maintained the pleasant demeanor that we all saw.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that I wish to thank the few wonderful caring people who reached out and connected with my Dad, helped him while he struggled at home (when he would allow it), and provided care for him in his last most difficult years.
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I don't worry about my Dad anymore because he is riding a brand new Arctic Cat down a fresh groomed trail on a sunny day.
He stops every once in a while to play with all the dogs he ever loved and often swings by the Cache Bay boat houses to feed a clowder of feral cats.
He even brings them milk.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to the North Bay Humane Society would be appreciated.
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