Keith Gabriel Perrault, 64, of 1212 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
He was born June 26, 1948 on Rainy Lake, Ont. to the late Louis and Rosemary Perrault.
Keith grew up on Banning Lake Road. He guided in the area, taught at Mine Centre School, and also had built houses in Red Gut Bay. He later met Mary and together they raised their family.
Keith loved boating on the lakes, travelling, and exploring the countryside. He also enjoyed riding his electric scooter.
The most important thing in his life was spending time with his kids. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Keith leaves behind his two sons, Keith Perrault Jr. (Alexis Anderson) of Fort Frances, Ont. and Rick Perrault (Sherry Lynn Dubois) of Winnipeg, Man.; two daughters, Nicole Jourdain and Dawn Jourdain (Tobias Alleman), all of Fort Frances, Ont.; step-daughters, Denise Audette (Kevin), Christine Borden (Troy), and Amanda Perreault (Ian); grandchildren, Robyn, Shania, Claira, Gabriel, Ayla, Brittany, Kierra, Logan, Austin, Travis, Summer, Naudia and Claire, Chelsea, Christian, Jordan, Alexis, Kaidence, Harlow and Chiles, and Dylon and Kinsey; and one great-grandchild, Kylea.
Also surviving are four brothers, Jerry Perrault of Ottawa, Ont., Leslie Perrault of Toronto, Ont., Sidney Perrault of Superior, Wis., and Darryl Perrault of Thunder Bay, Ont.; one sister, Eleanor Lockman of Fort Frances, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one son, Preston Perrault; one brother, Ted Perrault; and two sisters, Darlene Perrault and Joanne Moore.
A wake was held Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
A traditional service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation gymnasium, with Elder Harry Windigo officiating.
Cremation will follow, with interment in Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Cemetery at a later date.
The active and honourary pallbearers will be his family and friends.
Should friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to either the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com