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Willmar Laurence Hendrickson

Willmar Hendrickson, age 68 of Dawson Township, Ontario passed away peacefully with loved ones by his side on Sunday, October 28, 2001 at the Emo Hospital in Emo, Ontario.
He was born May 12, 1933 in Wilson Creek, Atwood Township, Ontario to the late Charles and Bertha Hendrickson. Willmar spent most of his working life guiding at Hanson’s Wilderness Lodges in Nestor Falls, Ontario, and had made numerous friends from the guests he guided for over 50 years. He loved everyone, but most of all he loved his cribbage games and thoroughly enjoyed it when he could sneak in a skunk or double skunk on someone. He semi-retired to enjoy the company and companionship of his brother Arvid at his home on Wilson Creek. You could find him each day visiting his sister Adeline between 6 and 7 a.m., and his nieces and nephews on Wilson Creek later in the day. On crib nights he would stop and see his nieces on his way to Nestor Falls. He was well known for his gentle method of speaking by always choosing his words carefully. Willmar will be missed by each and everyone he knew.
He is predeceased by his sister Elvina Drennan and his brothers Norman and Melvin.
Willmar is survived by his two sisters, Adeline Mattison of Rainy River, Ont and Mildred Roadhouse of Mission, B.C.; two brothers, Arvid Hendrickson of Rainy River, Ont and Richard Hendrickson (Marlene) of Edmonton, Atla., and by numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 1, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Knox United Church in Rainy River, Ontario. Pastor Pat White officiated with interment in McInnes Creek Cemetery in McInnes Creek, Ontario.
The pallbearers were Don Olson, Jerry Gignac, Randy Hanson, Gordon Drennan, Ronny McQuaker and Emil Halverson.
The honourary pallbearers were Charles Hanson, Allen Olson, Roy Stigen, Harry Gerula, Richard Drennan, Buddy Ruby, Leonard Sandford, Donna Hanson, Christine Hayes, Irene Gerula, Marcie Stigen, and Mary Gignac.
In memoriam donations may be made to the McInnes Creek Church, c/o Vivian Locking, Box 513, Rainy River, Ontario, P0W 1L0