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Stanley Sloboda, 86, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances.

Stanley was born Dec. 5, 1924 in Atikokan, Ont. to Bill and Anna Sloboda.

He left home at age 16, moving to Thunder Bay, Ont., working various jobs before joining the Canadian Air Force, taking a station in British Columbia. Following his discharge, he moved to Terrace Bay working at Kimberly Clark.

Following his retirement, he came to Fort Frances to be closer to his family.

Stanley loved to travel, and every winter took a cruise or a trip.

He leaves behind his sisters, Mary and husband, Victor Lindholm, of Fort Frances, Ont., and Anne and husband, Everett Ramsey, of International Falls, Mn. and their families.

Stanley was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Anna; and sisters, Nellie and husband, Nick Leikam, and Jessica and husband, Mike Budeslic.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Rev. Barbara Miller officiating.

Interment took place at the Riverside Cemetery in Thunder Bay on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

The pallbearers were some of his nieces and nephew, Curtis Holborn, Rick Lindholm, Dorian Lindholm, Jason Cunningham, Anna Cunningham, Shelly Taiko, and Shirley Holborn.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to Rainycrest Long-Term Care, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont. P9A 3T2 or the charity of your choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

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