Joseph Stanley Mishibinijima

Born: Sun., Mar. 21, 1937
Died: Mon., Feb. 23, 2015


1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Location: St. Ignatius Church/Buzwah

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 28, 2015

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In Loving memory of Joseph Stanley Mishibinijima
A resident of Wikwemikong died peacefully with his family by his side at Little Current Hospital on Monday February 23, 2015 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of the late Lyda (nee Takwadjiwan Lewis) Mishibinijima of 55 years. Born to Fred and Catherine (nee Recollet) Mishibinijima both predeceased in Wikwemikong on March 21, 1937.  Loving father of Linda (Ken), of Wikwemikong, Judy (Glen) of Sioux Lookout, Stanley of Toronto, Leanne (Gordie), Velma (Aldophus), Gary, Rachel (Roger) all of Wikwemikong. Cherished grandfather Dwayne (Candace), Jessica (Chris), Lance (Crystal), Aaron (Stephanie), Nathan (Lisa), Lynette, Andrew, Shawn, Jamie, Jolene (Sioux), Luke, Byron, Heather, Jai-Lynn, Dalton, Naomi (Tiffany), Savannah, Scarlet and great grandfather of Hailey, Julianna, Veronica, Quinn, Michael, Brayden, River, Natalie and Raelyn Dawn Sky (predeceased). Dear brother of Angeline. Predeceased by his brother David, sisters Sarah Wassegijig and Mary Smykalski. Brother-in-law to Lucy, Bobby, Marilyn, Tony, Elaine. Predeceased by Jerome and Ronnie.
Joe worked for many years for the Wikwemikong Band in the housing department and built many homes in the community. He also provided septic services in the community. He contributed so much to his community as a carpenter, his own septic tank business, a driver for the elders at Amikook and the Wiky Health Centre. He took pride in his home always making improvements and taking care of everything he could think of. He truly was a role model in so many ways. Joe enjoyed teaching others, he took pride in gardening, sharing what he knew and he was very dedicated and devoted to his family. Joe assisted all his children with the building of their summer cottages and enjoyed spending time out at the camp sites with all his children. Joe dotted on his wife and was by her side throughout her illness. Joe missed his wife of 55 years terribly after she left to go on to the spirit world. Joe enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren had a special connection with each and every one of them. Joe protected his children from whatever he could, he taught them all good work ethics and to be independent. He them taught to always think ahead for their future and everything else he could think of to prepare them for independence. Joe always wanted the best for his children and would help them in any way he could.

Family and friends will gather at St.Ignatius Church, Buzwah Thursday from 1:00 pm. Funeral Services at Holy Cross Mission 11:00am Saturday February 28, 2015. Father Tony officiating. Burial will be at Wikwemikong Upper Cemetery.

Our Condolences going out to the Family of Joe Mishibinijima, Joe will be remembered well through out the Community of Wiki, all the houses he has built in an around the surrounding Satellite Communities of our First Nation, he will be sadly missed by all the Young Carpenters he has taught an that worked under his expertise of Carpentry, a good friend to every-one he has met, an worked with. Baa maa pii, RIP Joe.

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Larry and Rita Smykalski and family
   Posted Thu February 26, 2015
Our condolences go out to all families. We will miss Uncle Joe very much. We loved when he and Lyda would surprise us with several visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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