James Ivan Wemigwans

Born: Sat., Apr. 1, 1933
Died: Fri., Apr. 29, 2016


Visiting

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., May 02, 2016
Location: South Bay Centre


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 04, 2016
Location: Our Lady of Grace, South Bay


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James Ivan Wemigwans  
A resident of Wikwemikong, Manitoulin.
Died peacefully at Wikwemikong Nursing Home,
on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at the age of 83.
Born to Margaret (nee Lavallee) and John T. Wemigwans, in South Bay, on April 1st, 1933.
Beloved husband of Eteepek (predeceased).
Proud father of Johanasee and
Nicole Wemigwans. Grandfather of
Terrilyn, Tara, Jeremy, Melissa and
Michelle St. Germaine.
Great grandfather of Livanna (Brown),
Marcus and Abel (St. Germaine),
Campbell and Conrad (George),
Jordan and Mariah (St. Germaine),
Survived by sister Mary Elizabeth
(John predeceased).
Predeceased by brothers and sisters
Leonard Wemigwans (Alice)
Mary Jane Charette (Roland),
Violet Mabel McGregor (Archie),
Sarah Charette (John)
Loretta (friend Stuart Abotossaway)
Levi Wemigwans and Ernest Wemigwans.
Will always be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Jim was a survivor of the Spanish Residential school.During the cold war he was a bomber navigator. From 1952 until 1956 he protected the DEW line and East Coast of Canada. After completing his air force duties,he founded the Inuit-Indian friendship centre in Ottawa. Also among his accomplishments, he worked as an outreach worker in Toronto where he taught many of the youth about Anishinaabe history on the Manitoulin.
Family and friends will gather at South Bay Community Centre on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 from 1:00 p.m.
Funeral Services at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at Our Lady of Grace Church.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home for their compassionate care as well as Christine and Kim, his homecare nurses. Miigwitch, Nookamik to all who visited him.
Burial will be at South Bay Cemetery

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Simone
   Posted Wed May 04, 2016
Even though we rarely saw each other, we always cared for each other. I would most often hear from Jim when he was looking for his sister (my mother). If he couldn't reach her in Little Current, he would often call Ottawa. I did get to see him at the nursing home too where they took great care of him. Baamaapii, uncle!

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