Fortin, Roland (Ron) #32 *

The Pergola Project is an excellent opportunity to honour our husband and father Ron.  He receives such pleasure being at the waterfront surrounded by beautiful Lake Nipissing.  When he is not fishing, golfing, or pooling, and of course completing his necessary chores at home, he is at the waterfront.  He routinely walks the paths and takes in boating activities, but mostly sits and talks with friends.  If it is raining, he will sit in the car listening to Sirius while enjoying the beauty and the constant improvements along the waterfront.  It became a joke among his friends that if you are looking for Ron, you are most likely to find him at the waterfront.

Roland (Ron ) Fortin was born in Haileybury, Ontario in 1939.  He was the youngest child of Emelia and Rene Fortin.  The need to find work brought the family to North Bay in 1955.  Ron worked for the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario.  In 1968 he married Margaret Anne Craik.  They have two daughters Nicole and Claire and two grandchildren Matthew and Meagan.  Ron retired in 1993.

The way Ron lives his life is always an inspiration to us.  He quietly goes about putting his family first.  His religion is important to him and he is quick to help others if they ask.  He is good, kind and generous to family and friends.

He has love, and it is with pleasure that his name will be registered on the Pergola wall in a place he loves so much.

Submitted by his wife Margaret and daughters Nicole and Claire.