FENLON, James Patrick ‘Jim’


June 20, 1938 – January 9, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jim, peacefully in his sleep on January 9th, 2017 at the age of 78.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Gina and his daughter, Pattie; his brother Jack (Margaret); nephews Steve (Ann Marie), Michael (Sharon), nieces: Mardy, Kerry (Jeff), Krista, Ann, Susan (Lewis), Shelly (Craig) and many grandnieces and grandnephews; as well as many dear friends. He goes to join his brother Ted, and parents Gertrude and Michael, and granddaughter Hope.

Jim was born and raised at Superior View Lodge with his brothers Ted and Jack. This is where the name Fenlon’s Lagoon came from; boats from the lodge were anchored there in safety from Lake Superior.

Jim was a true Northerner, and his life reflected that love of the land by becoming a ‘Jim of all trades’. He and his family owned and operated a number of gas stations, hotels and outfitter camps. Long-time residents of Wawa will remember them at the Agawa Gas Station, Redwood Motel, Camp Esanagi, and the ‘On the Bun’ Chip-stand beside Young’s General store. Jim was also an avid bush pilot, flying his Piper Super Cub summer and winter. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Cremation has taken place. In the spring, family and friends will come together to celebrate Jim’s Life.


  1. My condolences to Gina and Pattie. Jim was a wonderful man who always had something funny or interesting to say. He will be missed!

  2. Condolences to Gina and Pattie. Have know Jim all his life. He was a person who would give you a good laugh no matter were you would see him.
    Todd Bryan

  3. Sincerest condolences to Gena and Oatti for your loss! Jim was truly one of a kind! Prayers and hugs to both of you at this difficult time! ❤

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss Gina and Pattie. Many good memories of teaching Jim to fly at the Wawa Airport back in the ’70’s. A memorable quote from Jim in the cockpit “relax, relax I’ve got control”.
    Sending our sincere condolences Don and Lynda.

  5. Condolences to Gina and Patty. Jim will be sadly missed by you and all his friends. He was a good friend to me and I am very sad to learn of his passing.


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