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Mr. August Makstin, age 90 years, passed away peacefully in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.

August was born in Antsla, Estonia on Aug. 7, 1920. In 1950 he immigrated to Canada with his wife Maria and settled in Thunder Bay. They had one daughter, Ann.

August and his family moved to Marathon later in the 50s to continue a career with the pulp mill. He enjoyed fishing and hunting as a past time with his lifelong friends. August was a war veteran, a loyal friend, a strong father and a guiding grandfather.

He is survived by his grandchildren Kristal Robinson (Tonopa), Inga Tonopa and Michael Tonopa and will be sadly missed by Curtis Robinson and Laura Tonopa.

Predeceased by his wife Maria in 2003, his daughter Ann in 2002 and son-in-law Juri in 2008.

Cremation has taken place and as per his wishes a private interment for August and Maria will take place in Sunset Memorial Gardens at a later date. Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverley St. at Algoma in care of funeral arrangements.

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