The family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Husband of the late Grace (née Prudhomme) Fortin. Son of the late Alpha and of the late Anna (née Simon) Fortin. Beloved father of Claudette Strickland, Giselle Fortin and Joyce Fortin all of Sudbury. Dear brother of Fernand, Homer, Gérard, Armand, Gilberte Benoît all of Sudbury, Rita Robert of Sturgeon Falls, Lorraine of Vancouver and Jeanne d’Arc Lafond of Toronto. Predeceased by his siblings René, Grace and Léo. Cherished grandfather of 3 and great-grandfather of 4. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.