Malcolm Henry Pitawanakwat

Born: Sun., Jan. 21, 1940
Died: Mon., Jun. 13, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
Location: Rabbit Island Centre

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
Location: Holy Cross Mission

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In loving Memory of
“Waabano Binesiihk Nini- Morning Thunderbird Man”
Malcolm Henry Pitawanakwat
Malcolm passed away at his family home surrounded by his loved ones on June 13th, 2016 in his 76th year.
Dear son of Thomas and Bella Pitawanakwat (nee Recollet) (both predeceased).
Beloved husband of Connie Pitawanakwat (nee Manitowabi) of 50 years.
Father to Shauna, Rachel (Todd), Mark, Lisa (Patrick) and his baby Wendy.
Proud grandfather of Nicole (Duke), Brian (Angie), Ross, Roman, Roland, Geordan, Ben, Donovan, Owen, Zoey, and Lena.
Survived by great-grandchildren Landon, Connor, Lacey, and Alora, Cole and Eric.  Adored brother of Rosemary, Eugene (Gloria), Agnes (Luigi predeceased), Joyce, Terrance, Herman (predeceased) (Beatrice).
Dear Godfather to Richard Assinewai, Freda, Eli, Malcolm and Sam Recollet, Mary Fox (predeceased), and Paulas Aiabens.
Survived by special in-laws Tina (Theodore), Julian, and Caroline; devoted uncle Norman Recollet and
auntie Lucy Pitawanakwat.
He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Malcolm worked for Wikwemikong Public Works for many years, and with GM Oldsmobile plant in Lansing, Michigan. He was co-founder with his wife and a passionate supporter to Anishinabek Community Living.

He loved to golf, garden, and play Indian baseball with his children; he loved to tease his nieces and nephews and will be known for his unique dancing style. He was a supporter/helper to many traditional lodges. Malcolm will be remembered for his love for the land. He worked the land through the seasons; carrying on the traditions of making maple syrup, gardening, hunting, fishing and fire keeping.
Family and friends will gather from 4:00 p.m. at the Rabbit Island Centre on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.
Funeral Service will be held at the 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at Holy Cross Mission.
Father Jerry Mc Dougall officiating.
Interment will be at the Wikwemikong Upper Cemetery.
Donations to MHC Aux. would be appreciated.

“Kchi getemchikanaatigoonh”

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Heather Turner
   Posted Tue June 14, 2016
Shauna: We have not spoken for a long time, but I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. I remember you speaking so fondly of him. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Gen Jackson
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
My deepest sympathy; prayers to keep him safe as he journeys to be with the creator, and for the family, to find comfort and healing during this difficult time of loss.

Doug McCarthy, S.J.
   Posted Fri July 15, 2016
Dear Connie,
I was so sorry to hear of Malcom's death. I will remember him in my Mass today and keep praying for you and your family. Yours, Doug

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