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Michael Joseph Meunier, 90

It is with great heartache that the family of Michael Joseph Meunier announces his sudden passing on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at his home.
Michael was born on November 4, 1924 in Winnipeg, he was raised by his grandparents in Rainy River. As a young man he joined the Canadian Army and served overseas in World War II. After returning he settled in Atikokan working at the Steep Rock Iron Mine. He spent a few years in Atikokan returning to Rainy River where he met and married Audrey Locking on April 30, 1955. He worked with volunteer ambulance service, served as Chief of the Fire Department as well as caretaker for the local school. Michael was a jack of all trades, fixing bikes, sharping skates, tinkering with anything that came his way. He was a member of the Lions, serving as President and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Major Hughes Branch. He loved being outdoors, fishing, hunting and gardening. He and Audrey had a cabin on Lake of the Woods and spent many happy days there together.
He was predeceased by his mother Mary; parents Louis and Rose Meunier and wife Audrey on May 26, 2014.
Michael will be greatly missed by his children Rhonda (Brian) Lange, Donna (Dwight) Moen, Sharon Selman, Roger Meunier, Lawrence (Claudette) Meunier and Janet Meunier; grandchildren Mark and Aaron Lange, Christopher Lange, Travis Moen, Kyle Selman, Danielle Meunier, Ashley and Drew Seeger, Brady Meunier, Pascal and Mary-Claude Fortier and Stephane Fortier; great grandchildren Tanner Lange, Dylan Lange, Melody Fortier, Aurora Seeger and Lexi Moen.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Rainy River United Church in Rainy River. Reverend Frances Flook officiated with interment in the Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The honourary pallbearers were Michael’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Rainy River United Church or the Rainy River Health Centre.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.rainyriverfuneralhome.com.