Floyd Melvin Wabegijig

Born: Sat., Mar. 20, 1954
Died: Wed., May 22, 2019


1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., May 25, 2019
Location: Rabbit Island Centre

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sun., May 26, 2019
Location: Rabbit Island Centre

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Floyd Melvin Wabegijig
March 20, 1954 - May 22, 2019
Age 65

Beloved father of
Melanie Miller (Peter) of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Sunflower Wilson of Sechelt, British Columbia,
Nightsong Kinistino of Regina, Saskatchewan,
Gabriel Kinistino of Whitewood, Saskatchewan,
Mike Wabegijig (Berlinda) of Long Point First Nation, Quebec, Joseph Wabegijig (Shereen) of North Bay,
and Jessie Wabegijig of Toronto.  

Cherished grandfather of Steven, Adam, Cedric, Mario, Samantha, Darian, Diamond, Silver, Aiden, Danzel, Kassius, Rayven, Sebastian, Rachel, Marisa, Jonathan,
Lilith and great-grandchildren Tuuka, Nova, Camila, Donovan.  

Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, cousins
and friends.
Beloved brother of James (Clara), Harold (Janice),
Gail Shawbonquit (Ken),  Myra, Sharon, Lisa (Rick Cote) and Todd (Claudette).
Melvin joins his loving father Frank and mother Madeline (nee Naponse) and brothers Ronald, Gene, Dennis and Cecil in the spirit world.  

Melvin was a beautiful soul with a heart of gold and follower of our traditional ways - a harvester of wild rice, mushrooms, maple syrup and blueberries. He loved the bush and spent much of his time there with those who would join him. He was artistic in beadwork, painting and other crafts. Melvin was very knowledgeable and willingly shared his knowledge. He was a visionary, an activist, and a strong believer in our original ways. Melvin was a member of the American Indian Movement and traveled throughout Canada and the United States defending our rights. His philosophy of life was nothing about us without us. His great sense of humour and his love for all of creation will be greatly missed.

Baa maa pii miinwa.

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Sheila Saikkonen
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Cousin Melvin I will miss your charming personality, humor and laughter. I know you were greeted by your Mom, Dad, Siblings and Ancestors with open arms. You are now home. RIP Melvin.

Erroll Kinistino
   Posted Sun May 26, 2019
Dear Wabegijig Family I send my deepest condolances. I wish safe travels to my family from the Ochapowace Frist Nation, My sister Valerie Kinistino who had two children with Melvin Frank, Gabe and Nuit, as well as Grand child Lilith, Nuit and Jarrid's baby!. Creator be with you all.

Lori O'Connor
   Posted Mon May 27, 2019
My condolences to the family. I went to school with Melvin at Our Lady of Fatima in Naughton. We had lots of laughs and I remember him fondly. Lori

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