Memorial Service Friday April 28, 2017 - 11:00am at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church
It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert Letain at the age of 88 years. He passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Home on Wednesday the 19th of April 2017.
Mourning his loss is his loving wife of 44 years Kathy, who he affectionately called Kate. Also his son Brad (Cheryl) Letain, his step-daughter Gay Davidson (Rudy), grandchildren Angela, Betty, Jenn, Christopher, Kyle and Kelly, step-grandchildren Mindy, Doug and Apollo and 7 great-grandchildren. Also missed by many nieces and nephews especially Charlene Wallin, Arlene Anderson and Tom Hanson. Also by sister-in-law Lorraine Letain.
Robert was predeceased by his parents Jules and Ellen (Holcroft) Letain, brothers Don, Earl and Jules, sisters Florence, Belle, Mary, Jean and Helen, brothers - in-law Art Hansen, Bill Wallin, Curly Hale, Gilbert (Gabe) Charlebois and Adam Nedokis and sister-in-laws Marilyn and Bernice.
Robert was born on April 5, 1929 in Kenora and joined the Canadian Pacific Railway upon finishing high school. He stayed with them for 10 years before joining the Kenora Police Force, where he worked his way up the ranks to staff-sergeant, a position he retired from in 1987. Robert was an active man in his youth who enjoyed hunting, fishing and skiing. He was an avid curler for many winter seasons and loved his summers with Kate at the camp on Echo Bay.
Robert was a “homebody” who enjoyed his family and close friends. He was an avid reader and could often be found in his patio engrossed in a detective novel or historical book. He loved his walks especially with one of his canine companions Blackie or Keela. He enjoyed his vacations west to visit his son Brad. He had great fun working with cement and would have covered the lawn with concrete if Kate hadn’t stopped him.
In his later years Robert had medical issues which made it necessary for him to move to Birchwood and then Pinecrest Home. He was well looked after by the staff and Kate who spent time with him almost every day.
Cremation has taken place and service will be held at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church on Friday April 28th, 2017 at 11:00 am. Private family interment will be held at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.