Ivan Eshkawkogan

Died: Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

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Ivan Michael Eshkawkogan (Ozawanimiki)

August 8, 1938 – August 3, 2016
77 years of age
Beloved husband of Jeanette Eshkawkogan (Desmoulin) of Wikwemikong.  Loving father of Lorne (predeceased) (Linda), Boniface (Mary Ann), Jay, Darren, Cecil (Arnelda), Steven, Eugene (Natalie) all of Wikwemikong.  Dear grandfather of 28 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Dear son of Raymond and Gertrude (Trudeau) Eshkawkogan (both predeceased).  Dear brother of Rita Francis (Ken) both predeceased, Clement (predeceased) wife Dorothy, Marguerite Shawanda (Nicholas) both predeceased, Joyce Madahbee of Aundeck Omni Kaning, Celina McGregor-Walker (predeceased) (Leonard) of Birch Island, and Allan (Darlene predeceased) of Wikwemikong.
Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Proud godfather of Jenny McGraw, Gertrude Eshkawkogan, Marlene Pangowish, Rick Francis (predeceased), Mark Shawanda, Debbie Menard and other god children the family may have missed.  Dear brother-in-law of Charlotte, Lillian (predeceased), Leona (predeceased), Jerome (predeceased) and Archie Desmoulin.
Ivan took great pride in his community as acting chief, member of Chief and Council, Housing Coordinator, Housing Inspector, and Housing Instructor for many years.  He attended residential school in Spanish and continued to enjoy using his anishnaabemowin when it came to translating the scripture readings for mass and teaching his family.  He was a big supporter and fan to all of his sons hockey.  He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes and poker with his sons, nieces and nephews.  His favourite pastime was bingo and nevadas.
He will be missed by numerous family members, and friends who knew him as “Sponsor” and “Zebrick”.

Resting at the Holy Cross Mission Church beginning Saturday, August 6, 2016 at noon.
Funeral Service on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Interment at Upper Cemetery in Wikwemikong.

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shirley Ida Williams (Pheasant)
   Posted Sat August 06, 2016
my condolences to his wife and family. He will be missed by family and community. He did great work on housing and one of the hockey fans for many years. His memories of happiness will comfort the family. Sending my prayers and hugs to all.shirley

Jacqueline and Jim Bryant
   Posted Sat August 06, 2016
Our sincere sympathy to Ivans wife and all family memories. He was our best customer from the garden buying a whole lot ocer the years yellow beans and cucumbers. We missed his calls this year.

Rose and Wanda Trudeau
   Posted Sat August 06, 2016
Our deepest condolences and sympathy prayers to the Eshkaskogan and Desmoulin Families and to the many close friends of Ivan. May the Creator comfort you all in days ahead. May he rest in peace.

   Posted Sun August 07, 2016
Dear Jeannette
So sorry to hear about Ivan's passing. I am very glad for the short visit I had with him in the spring. I will offer a Mass of him. Please pass on my sympathyto the rest of your family, yours, Doug McCarthy, S.J.

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