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252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
Fax: (705) 675-2998
Henry Racette

Henry Joseph Racette

Sunday, April 14th, 1929 - Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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In loving memory
of
Henry Joseph Racette
89 years
who passed away peacefully at St. Gabriel’s Villa, Chelmsford on February 5th, 2019. Loving husband of Inez (Sandy) Ellen Racette (nee Sanders) predeceased May 2008. Loving father of Sandra (Howard Illsley) of Chelmsford and Blain (Yvonne) of Dowling. Cherished “Poppy” of Corrine (Neal Rinta) of Coldstream, BC; Preston (Vikki) of Sudbury & Dylan of North Bay; Clayton Illsley (Teresa) of Sudbury & Dinah Illsley of Chelmsford. Henry loved and was proud of his two precious great-grandchildren; Rylee Rinta and Francesco Illsley. Son of the late Jean-Baptiste & Corrine (nee Brunet) Racette. Brother of the late Ernest, Aurel, Laura, Rolande Laurin and Theresa Bobbie. Henry was born in Espanola on April 14, 1929. Henry worked for Inco. He enjoyed spending his summers at the family cottage on Vermillion Lake and later at Halfway Lake Provincial Park. Henry loved to skidoo, hunt, fish and work in his garden. Henry helped build Larchwood Memorial United Church in Dowling. The family thanks the staff and nurses at St. Gabriel Villa, Chelmsford for their dedication and good care to our father throughout the years. In honouring Henry’s request; there will be no visitation. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. Donation to the Larchwood Memorial United Church, Dowling or St. Gabriel Villa, Chelmsford would be appreciated.
(Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home)
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    379 Horobin St.
    SUDBURY, ON P3E 4S4
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P.C. Racette

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Ornella Marcantognini

Posted at 09:03am
Sandra and family, I am thinking about you and sending love. Ornella
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Mr. Preston Racette

Posted at 12:01pm
Henry Racette was born at Espanola in 1929 but his family moved to Willisville when he was about 13 so his father could
work at Lawson Quarry. His father later retired from the Frood Open Pit. Henry also has a brother, Early, who retired from
Frood. Henry completed his education in Sudbury, graduating from Sudbury Mining and Technical School as a mechanical
apprentice. He was able to find a job with Inco and started working in the old Orford building in Copper Cliff. That was
in 1947 and in 1965 he transferred to Levack and went with the mechanics as a drill fitter. He finished up his service in
that position. In 1951 Henry married Inez Sanders. Her brother, Gerry, was a well known drill fitter boss for many years
with Inco. The Racettes have one son, Blain, who is presently working in the Hemlo gold fields. Their daughter, Sandra, is
married to Howard Illsely who works at McCreedy West mine. There are two grandchildren. Henry and Inez have lived in
Chelmsford since 1958 but now would like to move to an apartment in Sudbury which would give them more time to enjoy
their summer home and their trailer. They spend a good deal of their time at Vermillion Lake both in winter and summer.
He also fishes and hunts regularly, much of the time on Manitoulin Island. They enjoy travel and get considerable use from
their trailer. They have been to the east Coast and may see more of Canada now. They both attend night school where he
has taken courses on small motor repairs and carpentry, and she is into ceramics. Henry also has his own workshop in his
garage and spends a lot of time there. His wife admits he can fix just about anything. They are in good health with many
good friends and plenty to do. They are thoroughly enjoying their leisure life together.
MR

Mr. Preston Racette

Posted at 12:00pm
Henry Racette was born at Espanola in 1929 but his family moved to Willisville when he was about 13 so his father could
work at Lawson Quarry. His father later retired from the Frood Open Pit. Henry also has a brother, Early, who retired from
Frood. Henry completed his education in Sudbury, graduating from Sudbury Mining and Technical School as a mechanical
apprentice. He was able to find a job with Inco and started working in the old Orford building in Copper Cliff. That was
in 1947 and in 1965 he transferred to Levack and went with the mechanics as a drill fitter. He finished up his service in
that position. In 1951 Henry married Inez Sanders. Her brother, Gerry, was a well known drill fitter boss for many years
with Inco. The Racettes have one son, Blain, who is presently working in the Hemlo gold fields. Their daughter, Sandra, is
married to Howard Illsely who works at McCreedy West mine. There are two grandchildren. Henry and Inez have lived in
Chelmsford since 1958 but now would like to move to an apartment in Sudbury which would give them more time to enjoy
their summer home and their trailer. They spend a good deal of their time at Vermillion Lake both in winter and summer.
He also fishes and hunts regularly, much of the time on Manitoulin Island. They enjoy travel and get considerable use from
their trailer. They have been to the east Coast and may see more of Canada now. They both attend night school where he
has taken courses on small motor repairs and carpentry, and she is into ceramics. Henry also has his own workshop in his
garage and spends a lot of time there. His wife admits he can fix just about anything. They are in good health with many
good friends and plenty to do. They are thoroughly enjoying their leisure life together.
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