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Lisa April Fodchuk (Landmesser)



Lisa April Fodchuk (Landmesser), resident of Thunder Bay, ON, passed away unexpectedly at home at age 63 on February 22, 2024. She was born January 26, 1961 in Fort William, ON. Lisa is survived by husband Bill Fodchuk, their two daughters, Ashley (Mike) Buset and Alicia (Aaron) Wright, granddaughters Hannah and Brooklyn Wright, sisters Nancy (Con) Kos and Sharon, aunt Wilma Bruno, sisters-in-law Carol Landmesser, Jenny Fodchuk, and Barb (Alan) Gibb, brother-in laws Mark Fodchuk, Alex (Kathy) Fodchuk, John Fodchuk, Mike (Jan) Fodchuk, numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends Sherri, Gail, Elizabeth, Tammy, May, Audra and Darlene. She is predeceased by her parents John and Hazel, siblings Paul, Lorna, and Harley, brother-in-law Wayne Blakie, and special friends Margaret Olson and Tom Carew. She held numerous jobs and was previously employed by Westgate High School, Powell Equipment, Manpower, and St. Agnes Parish. Most recently, she worked as a regional support officer at Contact North for the past 27 years.

Lisa cherished time in her happy place, the camp at Oliver Lake, where she created memories since she was a little girl. She loved to host Thanksgiving at the Lake, and many remember the annual Boxing Day Bash, which wouldn't be the same without her famous chili and "puppy chow" dessert. If she wasn't entertaining on the deck, she was sitting with a book in her hand and enjoying the sunset, or walking the path to her sister Nancy's camp next door.

She was devoted to her family and friends, and was always quick to share a laugh or comfort. She was the glue that kept friends together. While she loved to be a mother to her two daughters, she was so proud to be known as Baba to her two granddaughters. She shared many special memories with Hannah and Brooklyn, who adored their Baba in return. She showered them with gifts such as special granola bars, books, and toys. She loved that the girls share her love of reading, and there are many photos of them together enjoying a story. Her family was the light of her life, and we all felt the warmth of her love everyday

Lisa's motto was to make time for travel, which she considered one of the greatest educators in life. She was proud to adventure with her family to Alabama in 2023, Hawaii twice, Europe (most recently with her friend Joann), across North America, and numerous cruises including a transatlantic crossing.

Lisa had a sharp mind and yearned for further education, having enrolled in a bookkeeping course shortly before she passed. She enjoyed reading, volunteering with the Church and Girl Guides, and crafts such as diamond art. She was hardworking and dependable; she even put in a full day's work on the day she passed. Lisa was generous, positive, spiritual, creative, witty, and caring. She made the people around her feel heard and understood. She will be forever remembered and missed. Her spirit will live on in those she loved.

An informal, drop-in gathering to celebrate Lisa's life will occur on Sunday, March 10 from 3-5 pm at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church Hall. A funeral mass will take place in-person and be live-streamed on Monday, March 11 at 12 pm at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, 1019 Brown Street followed immediately by a reception in the church hall. As per Lisa's wishes, please wear a colourful outfit. If desired, in lieu of flowers, Lisa would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Northern Cancer Fund.

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