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It is with great sorrow that the family of Tyler Jordan Romyn announces his passing, surrounded by his family, on Friday, July 8, 2011 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Tyler was born March 7, 1991 in Fort Frances to Tim and Tammy Romyn. He graduated from Fort Frances High School in 2009.

In high school, he started working at the Emo Arena with Tony Bliss; it was a job that he loved and constantly could be found there.

After graduating, he worked several jobs and was working with John DeGagne in construction.

Tyler enjoyed being outdoors, especially in the winter snowboarding and snowmobiling. He also loved spending time with his friends and family, and was very close with his brothers. If you messed with one, you had to deal with all three of them.

Tyler had a big heart and loved to tease, especially his cousin, Cole.

Last October, Tyler was diagnosed with cancer; he fought very hard and was very strong during this time. He cherished the time he spent with family and friends. He hated the weeks in Winnipeg, but managed to get home to Devlin with his mother each weekend during his treatments to see family and friends.

Jeremy, the week you were home from school and spent with him in Winnipeg meant the world to Ty.

He leaves behind his parents, Tim and Tammy; brothers, Tyson and Tarran; grandparents, Ben and Marilyn Romyn, Wanda Magill and Rick Grenda, and Gary and Helen Magill; and great-grandmother, Phyllis Bedard.

Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Debbie Pattison (Dale) and her sons, Jason and Dillon, Troy Magill (Jenny) and their children, Cole, Julie, and Shaun, and Trevor Magill (Elise) and their children, Taylor, Courtney, and Kassidy; as well as Tyler’s girlfriend, Chelsey Craig.

Tyler was predeceased by his great-grandfather, Peter Bedard and great-grandmother, Violet Helseth.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Devlin Hall, with Jane Trivers officiating.

Cremation has taken place at the Rainy River Crematory in International Falls, Mn.

The honourary pallbearers were Jeremy Whitehead, Chris Mutz, Matt Mutz, Ryan Witherspoon, Jordan Davis, Ryan McDowall, Ryan Kaemingh, and Jarid Sandelovich.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Fort Frances Community Chest c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

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