James Gilbert Osawamick

Born: Fri., Mar. 2, 1956
Died: Sat., Sep. 5, 2015


12:00 PM Tue., Sep. 08, 2015
Location: St. Anthony Daniel Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 10, 2015
Location: St. Anthony Daniel Church

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James Gilbert Osawamick  
March 2nd, 1956--September 5, 2015
Died peacefully at Health Science North, on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at the age of 59.
Proud father of Jesse (Kyla).
Cherished papa of Olin.
James and Karen J Pheasant parents of Jesse (Kyla) and grandparents of Olin.
Survived by siblings
Agnes Osawamick,
Mary Fraser (Christopher T. )
Predeceased by siblings Ivan, Vincent, Theresa, Margaret, Martha, John, Christine Osawamick
and parents Clara (nee Osawsiens) and Samuel Osawamick,

Will always be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends will gather at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Kaboni from 11:00am on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Funeral Mass at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Kaboni, 11:00 am on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 Burial will be at Wikwemikongsing (Kaboni) Cemetery

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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
                                                                                 Dalai Lama

If there was an individual who chose their happiness through their actions – it was James Osawamick.  James, at a young age trail blazer achieving a balance between a contemporary urban life and being a Wikwemikong community member. Hardly a year would go by that one wouldn’t see James joining sitting eating a taco and sharing stories with other powwow attendee’s. James didn’t sing or dance, but he could be seen on any given weekend at a powwow, both Traditional and competition. Joy and happiness came to him by attending community events from fall fairs, bazaars and  powwows. He ever present smile shown his joy and happiness…particularly as he watched his son Jesse dance, then later in time to watch his grandson, Olin.
Success and bliss came to James in a number of ways, primarily by being connected to family, both his immediate and his extended family. Although his work kept him in Southern Ontario his entire life, he remained connected to his home in Wikwemikong.
After achieving a college education, he spent his lifetime as a skilled Tradesman – as a Welding Technician. His welding colleagues referred him as the “Macquiver of welding.” James lived a full life and leaves gifts of fortitude, grit and prosperity of mind to all those who knew him.

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shirley Ida williams
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
my condolences to the family! may he rest in peace. he was always smiling at people no matter if he knew or not.

Beth Marchand Bolter
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
James always gave me that beautiful warm smile when we met. I will remember him for that and his sense of humour. James had a deeply caring heart. He will be missed.

Lorraine Bebamikawe
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Sending my condolences to the family and extended family. I did not know him but it sounds like he was loved by all. Prayers to all.

Christina Lozano
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
James was a such kind heart and gentle soul. He bright Light everywhere he went. It was an honour to get to know him and have him be a part of our community at the Modern Mystery School. He came to many of our circles and was always a warm presence. He had many friends who enjoyed his company. He will be truly and deeply missed. Blessings to him on his passage into his new life. Peace in his transition.

Christina Lozano
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Our condolences to all of his family and friends during this sad time.

Anthony Acab
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
I would like to offer my condolences, to all who were blessed to have known James. His love and compassion toward others, was always present and I strongly believe he is gone back home to the source of that LOVE. I had the honour and pleasure of meeting and teaching James at a Empower Thyself Program at the Modern Mystery School. I was inspired by how humble and warm hearted James and it was prevalent in every action he took even if he was sitting at a gathering or celebration. It emanated from him.

In addition, we shared an experience that I will never forget. During the program, I was teaching about life force energy/ chi and James had built a ball of energy in his hands. James looked up and gave me a big smile. No words were spoken, I just smiled back. It was one of the first times, I was able to visibly see the energy swirling in someone's hands. I was in awe and a little shocked.There was a mutual understanding and I feel blessed to have shared that experience and to have known James. My Brother James, May your next journey bring you all the answers you were seeking. And may all that you left behind be consoled and comforted. It was truly miracle to have known you.

Patricia Sotiropoulos
   Posted Sat September 12, 2015
My Deepest Sympathy to the Family and All Who knew James.

James was my best friend and he will be greatly missed. There are no words to describe what an amazing person he was.
Many times we would sit and sip our tea and not speak a word or go for walks. Of course many who knew James, knew that James was a man of few words, but a whole lot of love, peace and wisdom.
I Miss You Very Much, Enjoy the Journey !!!
Until we meet again my friend, Thank You:) !!!

Light and Blessings !!!

gary and libby
   Posted Mon September 14, 2015
We send our prayers and condolences to Jesse, Karen and his family....Thinking of you and may his next journey be peaceful and at rest.

Ivos Koskins
   Posted Wed September 16, 2015
Jimmy we all miss your smile,you were a great guy to work with.Your spirit will live on forever at the yard.

Rosemary Williams
   Posted Mon September 21, 2015
I have known James for over twenty five years, he was a man who knew many. We had gone to pow wows together and attended Master Sha Soul healing centre in Scarborough , he knew was always a private person, but loved his spiritual retreats, I will miss him. With great love to his family.

   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
i'm support life with heart, you please good? felling scared inside brain. last time summer powwow...

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