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It is with great sadness that the family of Merdo Krawchuk announces his passing on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Merdo was born on Oct. 3, 1925 in Fort Frances to Mike and Mary Krawchuk. He grew up in Fort Frances, working as a log picker as a teenager before joining the military and serving overseas during W.W. II.

He served with the Lake Superior Regiment and Winnipeg Rifles in Aldershot, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, receiving the European Service Award.

After returning home, he took employment at the O&M Paper Mill, where he worked for more than 45 years.

On April 3, 1951, he was united in marriage to Grace McCutchon. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year; a true testament to their love and commitment to each other.

He was a very active man and was a proud supporter of the Royal Canadian Legion. He also was an avid golfer, playing and winning many championships, playing until the age of 90, and he was a dog-lover.

He also enjoyed watching the Blue Jay games and having coffee with friends.

Merdo was a kind, caring man with a huge smile. He adored his grandchildren and had made many friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his wife, Grace; daughters, Julie Krawchuk and husband, Hugh Ralph, and Patti and husband, Brad Anderson; grandchildren, Graham and Rachel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Merdo was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Mary; siblings, Morris Krawchuk, Blanche Bula, Nettie DePiero, Dave Krawchuk, and Elsie Tostowaryk; and sister-in-law, Patricia Del Ben.

Friends are invited to a celebration of life on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care-Palliative Care, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2B7.

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