The family of Marcel Joseph Caron sadly announces his passing on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Fort Frances, Ont.
Marcel was born on Feb. 22, 1936 in Cabano, Quebec to Paul and Alma Caron. He grew up in Quebec before moving to Hearst, Ont. as a young man. There he worked at his Uncle JD Levesque's sawmill earning both his Motor Vehicle Ticket and Truck/Coach Ticket.
During the next several years, he worked for numerous organizations between Hearst and Kapuskasing, Ont.
He was united in marriage to Simone Pepin on June 21, 1969 and they spent their first year together in Kapuskasing.
During a vacation across Ontario, they visited Fort Frances and found a place to call home. They settled here and started a family, and later built their dream home.
He worked for George Armstrong for five years before moving to Public Works.
He started with the Town of Fort Frances on Nov. 29, 1976 and was there for almost 24 years, retiring on March 31, 2000.
Marcel loved to joke around and charm people. He was at his best with a room full of people to talk with and share stories.
He leaves behind his son, Mark, and his wife, Lori; grandchildren, Thomas Caron (Serena Stromberg) and Amanda Caron (Cole Edwards); and in-laws Stella Emins, Gina Stigter, Emilien Pepin and Henry Pepin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Marcel was predeceased by his wife, Simone, on Sept. 27, 2004; parents, Paul and Alma Caron; in-laws, Leon and Angelina Pepin.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 101-730 Syndicate Avenue South, Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 1E9.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com