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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear son and brother, Danny Lalonde, 22, on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

Danny was born Feb. 25, 1988 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Donna and Gary Lalonde.

Left to cherish him are his mom, Donna and Brendan; dad, Gary and Cheryl; and missing him dearly are his brothers, Justin, Tyler, and Eric.

As a child, Danny attended Donald Young School in Emo, Ont. and went on to Fort Frances High School, presently finishing Grade 12.

He knew the importance of education and had planned on furthering his education in the fall in Sudbury.

Danny always had a job. He enjoyed working and valued having a good job. He currently was enjoying working at Rainy River Resources, and previously was employed at Tompkins Hardware and Piston Ring Service.

Dan was a very spirited, socialable guy with a smile always on his face. Danny was always there to lend a helping hand. His heart was as big as gold.

Mom always could count on him to answer her calls and to help her out. His brothers were very important to him, and he loved just spending time together and being there for them.

You often could find him working alongside his dad and Uncle Murray. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family and hanging out with his many friends.

As of late, you could see Dan driving down the road in his pride and joy, “his new truck.”

Our precious memories of “Dan the Man” will never fade.

Danny also will be dearly missed by Mama Janice Miller; Grandpa Les Pattison and Helen; Grandma Helen Lalonde; Ashley; nieces, Haidynn and Miranda, and nephew, Kelvin; Uncle Don Pattison, uncles, Murray and Ken Lalonde; and his buddies and cousins, John and Mike Pattison.

He also is survived by Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma, Allan and Edith Pattison; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

He was predeceased by Great-Grandma Bethel Miller and Grandpa Len Lalonde.

Family and friends were received Friday, May 28, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. at Northridge Funeral Home in Emo.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Christian Reform Church in Emo, with Rev Eileen Bragg officiating.

The pallbearers were Justin Lalonde, Eric Lalonde, Don Pattison, John Siiter, Mike Pattison, and Dave Spellman.

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“Danny, you will be in our hearts forever.”