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Fredrick Joseph Rennette



In Loving Memory of

Fredrick Joseph Rennette

Fred, a beloved soul, departed from us on January 9th, 2024, at the age of 75, leaving behind a legacy of love, compassion, and cherished memories.

Born on September 1, 1948, in North Bay, Ontario, Fred's parents, Nick and Elva, relocated in 1953 with their 5 sons to Terrace Bay, which he called home for the next 70 years. It was here he met his wife Meredith Rennette, nee Coe, and they married in 1973. Fred touched the lives of those around them in profound ways, leaving a lasting mark on the hearts of family and friends.

Fred started working at Kimberly Clark in 1967, working for 41 years, retiring in 2008. In that time, Fred had many friends and colleagues from the mill, including his best friend, Harry.

Family meant everything to Fred, and he developed deep, meaningful connections with all his friends and loved ones. He was a source of strength and support, creating a home filled with warmth, laughter, and love. Fred will be deeply missed by his partner Judy, his brother Reg Rennette (Diane), son D’Arcy Rennette, (Heather), daughter Kelly Little, (Jim), Jennifer Moorman (mother of Tessa and Eve) and Grandkids Cameron, Julia, Emily, Tessa, Eve, Janessa, Kaelan. Brother-in-laws Graham (Marcia) Terrace Bay, Ralph (Fran) Strathroy On, and Sister-in-law Janice (Donald) Houston Tx. And many nieces and nephews. Fred will also be missed by fraternal sister Joanne Martin (Brad) of Thunder Bay.

Fred is predeceased by his wife Meredith, father Nick, mother Elva, brothers Gerald, Ed, and Ken.

In Fred’s spare time, he found solace in flying airplanes, demonstrating a zest for life that radiated to all who knew him. Any time there was an opportunity to get up flying, Fred would not pass that up.

During road trips or holidays, there had to be stops at local airports to check out the planes. Fred’s other passion was hockey, playing with the Terrace Bay Oldtimers, touring the north shore in tournaments, as well as cheering on his beloved Toronto Maple Leaf’s. Every Saturday night, Fred could be found with his teammate Judy watching the game, cheering them on. When Fred wasn’t Flying or cheering for the Leaf’s, he could be found having coffee with his good friend Harry.

The void left by Fred’s departure is profound, but his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. During this time of sorrow, let us celebrate his life and the joy he brought into the world.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at McCausland Hospital in Terrace Bay for their care and compassion.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of life will be held on May 17th, at 11am at the Mike King Hall, where friends and family can join together to remember and honor Fred’s remarkable life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the McCausland Hospital in Terrace Bay.

May Fred rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love and gratitude of those who were touched by his remarkable presence.


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