MD Marine Insurance President, François Tisi, Passes Away

François Tisi, 66, passed away surrounded by his loving family, at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on March 31, 2015. Tisi was the beloved husband of Jocelyne (nee: Landry); loving father of Sylvain Tisi of Barrie, Danielle Tisi and husband Mike Holenski of Orillia; proud grandpa of Jordyn, Peyton and Bryce Tisi as well as Nicolas, Austin and Jasper Holenski. He was also the dear brother of Lorraine Tisi Forand and partner Gary Hurst of Ridgeway, Rolande Guillemette and husband Marcel of Welland.

Tisi was the President of McLean and Dickey Insurance Brokers, MD Marine Insurance and Nautimax (2006 to present); past Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (1985 to 2005); member of the Kiwanis Club of Orillia; recipient of the Skip Watson Award (2009); recipient of the Mérite Franco- Ontarien Award (2006); recipient of Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2003); recipient of the Fellowship Award of the Ontario Teachers' Federation (1991); and a Chartered Director with the Director's College.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia, on Monday from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm with Parish Prayers said at 6:45pm. Funeral service will be held at the Church of the Guardian Angels, 115 West St. N., Orillia, for Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday morning, April 7, at 10:00am. Cremation is to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

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