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Joel Richard Walton, 39, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont.

Joel was born on Oct. 13, 1980 in Fort Frances to Shelley Walton and Dwayne Morrison. He graduated high school in 2009.

A man who liked working with his hands, Joel was often working carpentry or construction.

Joel loved sports; volleyball, hockey, baseball, fishing and hunting. He could also be found on the pow-wow trail where he had a passion for drumming and singing.

He is survived by his children, Shae, Kayleigh, Tianna, Shayanna, Haven and Colby; his father, Dwayne; his brother, Reo (Mandi); nieces and nephews, Kyle, Reo Jr., Kaelyn, Bella and Landen; as well as many other cousins, family and friends.

Joel is preceded by his mother, Shelley, and grandparents.

Honorary pallbearers will include Haven Walton, Kyle Walton, Reo Walton Jr., Bobby Morrison, Roger Morrison, Travis Roultson and Mike Anderson.

Any monetary donations can be made to the family which will be held in trust for his children.

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