Graham John Santala; 50 years old. A lifelong resident of Sudbury passed away peacefully on September 3rd, 2020 at Health Sciences North. Beloved son of Ronald Santala of Whitefish, Ontario and Lorna Santala (predeceased). Cherished brother of Craig Santala also of Whitefish. Twin brother of Elaine Fransen and Brother in-law to Fred Fransen of London, Ontario. Loving Uncle of Karlina Fransen. Much loved Godson of Eric and Greta Punkari of Lively, Ontario. Graham will be forever missed by his fiancé and best friend Faydra Cook and their little dog Bella who brought an abundance of love, joy and hope into Graham’s life and also helped to make Graham’s house a home. Graham leaves behind many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins of which he grew up sharing fun and never to be forgotten memories. Friends will recall Graham as a friendly guy who was always ready with a funny joke or comment and a happy grin to go with it. Graham was a lover of the outdoors since the time he could walk. He was the most content when he was on a snowmobile or fishing and hunting at his camp in nature’s beauty. He was proud of his Finnish Canadian heritage and loved to wear his Finland jerseys and hats. Graham was born with a naturally gifted voice and an ear for music. As he never liked to be the center of attention; it was a real treat for anyone who had the rare opportunity to hear Graham sing; especially the songs of his favourite artist Billy Joel. Graham had a soft heart and empathy for animals and children. Both of which naturally gravitated towards his authentic spirit. Graham loved to reminisce about his childhood days of growing up in Copper Cliff and camp where some of his best times were had with his siblings, cousins and friends in a time where life seemed more simple, carefree and innocent. We would like to thank the 5th floor staff of the South tower of Health Sciences North, who provided care for Graham with the upmost compassion and dignity during his final days. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A drop in Celebration of Graham’s life will take place at “Jubes Bar & Grill” in Copper Cliff on Sunday October 18th, 2020, from 2-6 pm. We invite all who knew and loved Graham to Join us as we remember the good times! Donations in memory of Graham would be kindly appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org, Or any, not for profit, animal charity of your choice within the Sudbury area.