Väinö Jalmari Tenhunen
Passed away peacefully at his residence
on Monday, November 25th, 2019.
Beloved husband of 64 years to Alli Tenhunen (nee Piispala). Loving father of Sirpa Ducharme (Ray predeceased), Iiris Desjardins (John), Rita Tenhunen (Peter Larsen), Veli-Tapio Tenhunen predeceased (Wendy) and Taina Belec (David). Much loved Pappa of Tapio D., Darryl (Lisa), Maija, Tiija (Dan), Taina (JP), Alina (Kristian), Kaija, Tapio T., Kari and Teijo. Cherished Iso Pappa of Reija, Daxton, Ari, Nikko, Lilja, Emmi, Malcolm and Jukka. Predeceased by his parents Antti and Tyyne Tenhunen (nee Leppänen). Dear brother of Irja Mäntylä (Jouko), Airi Mäntynen predeceased (Rauno), Pirjo Järvinen predeceased (Pauli), Lauri predeceased, Rauha Aarrekangas (Alpo predeceased), Raija Runni (Aarne predeceased), Taisto Tenhunen (Anna-Liisa), Anneli Mäki (Kalevi), Raili, Seija Brännstrom (Kurt predeceased), Sointu Kivelä (Urpo), Voitto predeceased and Mirva. Dear brother-in-law of Pentti Piispala (predeceased), Osmo Piispala (Elsa) both predeceased, Helli Persson (Åke) both predeceased, Hilkka Nylund (predeceased) (Nisse), Anja Roslund (Björn predeceased) and Olavi Piispala (Ritva). All in Finland and Sweden. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews in Finland and in Sweden.
“Väinö’s infectious smile and optimism carried him through his life and shone brightest in his final weeks. Väinö was an avid outdoorsman and loved the forest (especially with chainsaw in hand!). He greatly enjoyed being at the camp he built on Onaping Lake. The bigger the family grew the more buildings were built for all to enjoy. He was a talented carpenter and skilled hardworking miner retiring from INCO in 1991 with 30 years’ service! His greatest joy was sharing time with his family and his love for our mom was what defined him. He found great comfort in his faith knowing he would be reunited with his son one day.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 29th, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Finnish Pentecostal Church (1843 Paris St, Sudbury). Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with burial alongside his son in Maplecrest Cemetery at a later date.
Donations to the Finnish Pentecostal Church would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.