Reijo Saarinen

Reijo Saarinen

Sunday, December 24th, 1933 Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

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Obituary for Reijo Kalevi Saarinen

Reijo Kalevi Saarinen, age 87 years passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in St. Joseph’s Hospital. Reijo was born on December 24, 1933 in Finland, he came to Canada with his neighbour Tapani Suutari in 1955. Reijo worked in the Forest industry for many years and locations throughout Northwestern Ontario with a stint in Prince George, BC putting in hydro lines. Reijo was a labourer with the labourer’s Union Local 607 for the last 20 years. Reijo retired at age 60. Family and friends were his life. You would often see Reijo at the Hoito, he enjoyed many meals there over 60 years. Reijo will be remembered by his brother Alpo, nephews George and Gordon (Gail), grandnieces Seija, Kaija and Amanda and grandnephew Derek. He was predeceased by his parents Nestori and Eini in Finland and sister-in-law Kyllikki Saarinen. A private service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 with Pastor Jari Lahtinen officiating. Those wishing to watch the livestream service may do so on the Sargent & Son Facebook page. Interment Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

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Viola Inkila

Dear Relatives of Reijo Saarinen.....I remember Reijo very well and I missed him later at the Hoito for lunches. My sincere condolences to you all at this great loss....but he is in a better place now. Regards, Viola Inkila
Comment | Posted at 12:43pm via Condolence

Heather Kranjc

My sincere condolences to George and family
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It was a real pleasure working with Reijo during his time at Chartwell Hilldale. He was a very remarkable soul. RIP Reijo.
Jane, PSW
Comment | Posted at 08:56am via Condolence

Diane Leclerc

We extend our deepest condolences to all the family.
May Reijo's soul be at piece. Mauno will be happy to great an old friend. You are in our heart and thoughts. Diane and Andre Leclerc
Comment | Posted at 11:30am via Condolence

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