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Thunder Bay Computers (1986 - 2002) was a pioneering computer retail sales and service store in Fort William, Ontario, founded by Emil Morin (1932 - 2008)

It was located on 408 Victoria Avenue East.

Michael Currie's family bought their second computer from this store, (?)

Emil Morin Obituary

MORIN Mr. Emil F. Morin, age 76 years of Shuniah Street, passed away peacefully in St. Joseph's Hospice on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Emil was born in McCreary, Manitoba on New Years Day in 1932. He grew up there and at the age of 16 moved to Ontario and began work in a bush camp for a few years. Later, in 1949 he took a Radio College Course in Toronto. Settling in Thunder Bay in 1951, he worked as a Television Repairman. Emil married Aiko Horiguchi in 1961 whom he had met many years earlier. He continued in the television industry with his own business, Thunder Bay Colour Television until 1986 when he expanded into computers and began Thunder Bay Computers. The family continued to operate the business until 2002. Emil always had a love for technology and electronics, and this was where his livelihood had grown from. Emil will be lovingly remembered by Aiko, his wife of 47 years; his children: Jim, Randy, Margaret (Peter) Chin; grandchildren: Jenny and Michelle Chin; sister Florence Bouchard; step brother Lyle Morin; sisters-in-law: Kathy Horiguchi and Martha (George) Yanai. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Funeral Services for the late Emil Morin will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7th, 2008 in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, officiated by Rev. Lloyd Ivany. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the time of Service. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Emil's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, or to the charity of your choice."


Sources

https://www.bbb.org/ca/on/thunder-bay/profile/computer-dealers/thunder-bay-computers-0057-15944/details

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chroniclejournal/obituary.aspx?n=emil-morin&pid=174131163&fhid=31364