In Memory of




Obituary for Dwight Lloyd Moen

It is with heavy hearts the family of Dwight Lloyd Moen announce his passing on February 6, 2024 at the Laverendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, ON with his wife, Donna by his side.
Dwight was born in Baudette, MN on January 14, 1956 to Lloyd & Patsy Moen of Morson, ON. He is survived by his wife Donna, son Travis, and granddaughter, Lexi. Also surviving are his parents, Lloyd & Patsy, brother Rockford (Kathy), and numerous nieces & nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Sheri & Keri (stillborn twins) and Donna Lafreniere.
Dwight very nearly died at the age of 3 months due to a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. But he survivied and grew up to meet life head on. He never backed away from any challenge. Growing up and working at New Moon Lodge, his family’s resort, gave him the opportunity to learn and accomplish many things. He learned to weld at the age of 16, and built an 18 ft flatbed trailer, still in use today. Over his lifetime he welded 23 aluminum boats ranging in size from 15 to 50 feet. He was a Certified Small Engine and Marine Mechanic. You learn to be a “jack of all trades” when running the family resort on an island in the middle of Lake of the Woods. He was a fishing/hunting guide, carpenter, plumber and electrician, among everything else needed to keep things running smoothly.
Dwight’s interests led him to become a private pilot and a scuba diver. He loved sailing boats, snowmobiling, taking boat rides and walking on beaches. Dwight was a builder at heart. He was always in the shop fabricating various projects for himself as well as for the family and business.
On April 7, 1979, Dwight was joined in marriage to Donna May Meunier, of Rainy River, ON. They adopted their son, Travis Justin in 1982. The greatest joy in their life, their granddaughter Lexi May, arrived July 14, 2016. Dwight loved his family very much.
Dwight had a special brand of humour, appreciated by many. He was quite the character. He had a way with young kids that drew them to him.
Later on in life Dwight was plagued with medical problems that made it hard for him to continue doing the things he loved, but the last 2 weeks of his life, he decided he wanted to be out at the lodge helping his brother with a renovation. He was coming back from a day of working when he lost consciousness and never woke up. You can say he “died with his boots on”, just the way he would have wanted.
A Celebration of Life will be held February 24, 2024 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergland, ON A luncheon will follow at the Bergland Hall.
As per the family’s wishes donations may be made to the Rainy River Long Term Care c/o Northridge Funeral Home, PO Box 89 Emo, ON P0W 1E0.