The family sadly announces Wilfred Chretien passed away peacefully at home with his wife Anita by his side on June 4, 2015.
Dad was predeceased by his father Xavier (Jack) Chretien, his mother Theodora (Dora) nee Giasson, brothers Art and Bert, sisters Lou Costoff, Jean Davey and Eileen Walsh, granddaughter Misty Jordan, son-in-law Clem Dumas, grandson-in-law Mark Harms.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Anita (nee Johnston), sons Randy (Susan), John (Melanie), daughters Sandra (late Clem) Dumas, Glenda (Frank) Jordan, Rhonda (Dean) Comeau and Sharron. Wilf is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews in Ontario and B.C.
Dad was a heavy duty mechanic who worked in various iron ore mines in Temagami, Ont. to copper mines in Granisle, B.C. and coal mines in Tumbler Ridge.
His greatest joys in life were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who he loved to spoil with treats and tell hunting and fishing stories to.
When ill health forced early retirement upon him in 1994, Mom and Dad moved to Campbell River to be closer to the family and he was able to practice his love of wood working and spoiling the kids.
There will be a private family service at a later date.