McGUIRE email@example.com_current.manitoulin_expositor 2001-08-29 published
Thomas " Tim" Edwin CRONIN
Tim CRONIN passed away peacefully at Finlandia Nursing Home, Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 in his 89th year.
Beloved husband of the late Kathleen (WALLACE,) 1964 and the late Lillian (WILSON- MANN,) 1990.
Loving father of Gerald CRONIN of Sudbury, Ontario, Lynne (Mrs. John WILSON) of Espanola, Ontario, Patricia (Mrs. Harry BOLL) of Port Coquitlam, BC and Nicki (Mrs. Grant Moffatt) of Red Deer Village, Ontario. Stepfather of Melva (Mrs. Robert COCHRANE) of Calgary, Alberta, Laura (Mrs. Gerald GRISWOLD) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Kent WILSON of Toronto, Ontario.
Very dear grandfather of Kelly CRONIN predeceased 1972, Keane (Lee Ann) CRONIN, Teressa CRONIN (friend Harry HODGES), Kathy (Mrs. Ray PILON), Kim (Mrs. Rob PENNER), Kari (Mrs. Jay MITROFF), Robbie (KELLY) GIROUX, Timmy GIROUX, Michelle SMILEY, Chad (Natasha) BOLL, Larissa (Mrs. Phil EADIE), Dana (Mrs. Steve McGUIRE). Dear great grandfather of 17. Keara and Keaden CRONIN, Devin and Kelsey PILON, Nathaniel, Jeremy and Michael PENNER, Joshua and Alexa MITROFF, Jessica, Alana and Cooper GIROUX, Jasmine and Joshua GIROUX, Amber and Joseph SMILEY and Teagan BOLL. Tim was born on September 17, 1912 in Cullross Township, Bruce County to the late Joseph and Mary Anne (WEISHAR) CRONIN. Brother of Marcella WEILER (late Bernie) of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Predeceased by sister Evelyn O'NEILL and brothers Wilbert and Michael. Tim was transferred to Manitowaning in 1932, with the Bank of Montreal, married and then set up his first business in Aurora, Ontario in 1935--returning to the Manitoulin Island in 1937. Tim operated Cronin's Crafts from 1939-1950 in Manitowaning and the T&K Gift Shop in Espanola from 1953. Tim was associated with the Stedman Chain for 57 years having owned and operated Cronin Stores in Manitowaning, Espanola and Sundridge. Tim was an avid golfer and one of the founding members of the Espanola Golf Club. He also enjoyed golfing in the winter months in Florida. As well he had a passion for curling and was a member of the Decades Club, faithfully attending the International Bonspiel in Quebec City. Tim was a member of the Espanola Lion Club, retiring in 1985. Tim had a love of sports and music--and those blue eyes were really twinkling as he entertained all with his unique sense of humour. Rested at the Bourcier Funeral Home in Espanola. Funeral Mass was held at St. Louis de France Church in Espanola on Saturday, August 25, 2001 with Father Al McMillan officiating. Interment in Espanola Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd., Espanola.
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