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Obituary for Regan Rochon

Regan  Rochon
ROCHON, Regan Lionel Joseph “Uncle Buck”
1938-2019

Regan was born May 16, 1938, in Gogama, ON. to Herménigilde and Colombe Rochon(Bélair). Loving father of late Margarite, Wendy Rochon (Carole Mallette) and Wayne Rochon (Nicole Hopson) along with the mother of his children Joan Caron. Cherished grandfather of Scott Rochon and Jacob. Survived by his siblings Marie-Lou (late Clement) Aubin, Rejeanne (Wayne) Baker, Barbara (Jack) Ingram, late Mercedes, late Yvon (Irene), late Claude (Bonnie), late Ron(Louise), late Marie (late Neil) Derkson, late Rita (late Larry) Guindon, late Yollande Seguin/Dube (late Leo), late O'Neil (Anita), late Vivian (late Maurice) Quesnel and late Dan (late Alice Lachance and Mabel Naveau). He will be missed by his special friend Florence Berubé.
In his early years, “Bucko” worked at several different local mines but always had a yearning for the outdoors. He decided to become a trapper and a prospector, where after 25 years of continuous prospecting, he was granted a Permanent Prospectors Licence from the Ministry of Mines. Buck continued to pursue a vision when he bought a small piece of land, where he designed and built his own log house. He persevered in his dreams and became a local entrepreneur when he opened up ‘Uncle Buck’s Trout Pond’. This was his biggest accomplishment in life. He gave many children their first opportunity to fish and put a smile on many faces, as they reeled-in their first catch. He was an amazing storyteller and would spend hours feeding the wild animals outside his home. Along with his trout pond, he dabbled in trout harvesting, gardening and beekeeping. After his first bee colony did not return to their hive, he was told he needed flowers. He planted all sorts of wild flowers in order to keep his bees. To this day wild flowers grow throughout the area. Uncle buck was a true avid outdoors man, he loved to fish and hunt and he passed this passion onto his children. He was a very kind man and will be dearly missed.
A heartfelt thank you to all the staff of Care Partners, Red Cross Assisted Living, Walford Retirement Living and the Extendicare (Pearl Lake). A special thank you to Spencer Simpson for the dedication and interest he had for our father.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Remembrance donations to Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre in Lively, ON. would be greatly appreciated. The funeral arrangements are entrusted with the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE 150 Balsam St. S. Timmins


A giant pine, magnificent and old,
Stood staunch against the sky and all around
Shed beauty, grace and power. Within its fold
Birds safely reared their young. The velvet ground
Beneath was gentle, and the cooling shade
Gave cheer to passers-by. Its towering arms
A landmark stood, erect and unafraid,
As if to say, "fear naught from life's alarms."

It fell one day. Where it had dauntless stood
Was lonliness and void. But men who passed
Paid tribute--said, "To know this life was good.
It left its mark on me. Its work stands fast."
And so it lives. Such life no bonds can hold--
This giant pine, magnificent and old.

Georgia Harkness.