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Sadly, the family of Dominic Joseph Bernard Duval announces his passing at the age of 69 on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Dominic was born June 17, 1940 in Spiritwood, Sask. to the late Ludger and Lavina Duval. He moved to the Selkirk, Man. with his family at the age of five and attended school there.

Dominic worked at a steel mill in Selkirk and then later in Lockport, Man. at Skinners Restaurant. He had a chance to belong to the Detroit Red Wings as a stick boy, but decided not to.

He served as a private in the Patricia Pat’s at Lower Fort Garry, Man.

In 1964, he was united in marriage to Beverly Timm.

Dominic also worked at the Occidential Hotel, Patricia Hotel, and the Westbrook Hotels, and was manager of the Westbrook Hotel (the home of country music in Manitoba) for more than 11 years.

He was a founding member of the Manitoba Association of Country Arts, and also ran for city council in Point Douglas, Winnipeg North for three years.

In 1990, Dominic and Beverly moved to Ontario and retired on a small farm near Lake of the Woods.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Beverly; sons, Dale and Paul; and grandson, Jessie (Sara).

Family and friends will be received Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church in Pinewood, Ont. Prayers will be offered at 7 p.m.

Funeral mass will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church, with Fr. Robert Sipe celebrant.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.

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“Dad, you know we were listening to your stories and here they are. Love, Paul and Dale.”