James Shawanibin

Died: Sun., Feb. 2, 2014


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In Loving Memory
of
James George Edward Shawanibin

of Lansing, Michigan; formerly of Wikwemikong,

Passed away surrounded by his loving family
on February 2, 2014, at the age of 69.
James was born to the late John and Rosalie (Shawana) Shawanibin on June 14, 1944 in Wikwemikong, Ontario.
He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran, doing two active tours of duty.  He also was the recipient of the Purple Heart.
James worked at GM for  43.9 years, and was a member of the 602 UAW Union. He was active in his community, serving as an AA Mentor, acted as a Chair Person for three years at Westhouse AA and attended Native Elders luncheons. He had many interests, including hockey, playing the guitar and Johnny Cash tunes. James loved his dogs, Albert and Jackson.

James was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Lynn (Sharon) Mahgagahbow. Surviving to cherish his memory are children, Stephanie Shawanibin, Jason Shawanibin, and Kayla Blackfoot; step-daughter, Fay Rivers.
Loved by his grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob, Shyan, Sienna, John, Kenneth, Delores, Dalton, Caleb
and great-grandchildren, Kaneshia, Kane, and Waaseya.
Remembered by his sister Doreen, predeceased by siblings, Celina, John and Joyce.
Will be missed by dear friends, Sharon and Kari, and many other family members and friends.

A funeral service was be held, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes,  Lansing, MI

Visitation from 4pm Wednesday & Thursday
at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah
Funeral Service 11:00am on Friday February 7, 2014
at Holy Cross Mission
Cremation

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