Green Funeral Home

600 Reid Ave, Fort Frances, ON


Miron (Marvin) Bodnar

February 10, 1943March 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Miron (Marvin) Bodnar announces his sudden passing on Sunday March 15, 2020. Marvin was the son of Joseph and Dominia Bodnar. Born in Cooks Creek, Manitoba on February 10, 1943. At a young age his family moved to Crozier, ON, his home until his passing. Marvin worked with his father and brothers delivering coal to customers in Fort Frances. Marvin attended public school at the Alberton No. 1 Public School in Crozier and later the Fort Frances high School. His first job after graduating was at the CN Office Station on Fort Frances. At this time he took on the responsibility of supporting his mother and younger siblings. He spent several years at the CN Office until its closing. He went on to work for Boise Cascade Paper mill and retiring with Resolute Paper Mill. Marvin loved to spend time hunting and fishing at his cabin on Tupman Lake. This meant spending time with family, which he loved. Family was important to Marvin. Marvin was very proud of his Ukrainian heritage and loved to make the Ukrainian food we all grew up on (especially his headcheese). We will all miss his wonderful cooking and baking. Marvin is survived by his siblings Ann Cain of Kingston, ON, Edward Bodnar of Fort Frances, Norman (Lecea) Bodnar of Thunder Bay, ON, Evelyn (Frank) Myers of Fort Frances, ON and Eleanor (Steve) Johanson of Thunder Bay, ON; sisters-in-law Doreen Bodnar, Lillian Bodnar, Edith Bodnar and Cheryl Bodnar along with numerous nieces and nephews. Marvin was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Dominia Bodnar; brothers Mike, William, John and Paul Bodnar; sister Olga Dawkins; sister-in-law Helen Bodnar and brothers-in-law Leon Swire and Raymond Cain. Now along with his father, mother and siblings, they will all meet him at heaven’s door. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made on care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.

God bless you Marvin! Love your family!


Miron (Marvin) Bodnar

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Judy Koski

March 24, 2020

My sympathies to all of the Bodnar families.

Judy Koski

James Deslauriers

March 23, 2020

My deepest condolences to the rest of the Bodnar family.

One of my fondest memories from when we were kids was growing up across the road from Marvin. When Dave and I would be riding our bikes home from school in Alberton, we'd always watch for Marvin on his way home from work, he'd always pass us on the way home on 611 before we reached Jewell's and stop to toss our bikes in the back of the old Ford and give us a ride home.

He always watched out for our family, and our home when we were away. When I think back with so many memories of home and friends, I always think of him, a real friend and neighbour.

Rita Willcott

March 19, 2020

Rest in peace Buddy, you'll be missed. your friend Rita