Jimy Sidlar Bebonang

Born: Wed., Jun. 15, 1955
Died: Thu., Oct. 6, 2016


7:00 PM Sun., Oct. 09, 2016
Location: Saswaahns Spriritual Centre

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Location: Saswaahns Spriritual Centre

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Jimy Sidlar Bebonang
Bawaajiget - Mdwewechget Nini
Birth - June 15, 1955
Rebirth - October 6, 2106

Jimy’s Anishnaabe noozwin meant vision music man. He loved to SING SONG DANCE and PLAY. His music and storytelling moved people throughout Turtle Island. He carried the gifts of generosity, magic, depth, and true joy. He lavished us in these gifts. May we all carry them forward with each other.

Survived by his daughter Elisha Sidlar Monroe, his grandson and Little Bear, Moxy Manitowabi, his dear nieces Stephanie Monague and Naomi Monague, his beloved nephew Jim Monague and partner Trish Fisher, his beloved nephew Len Sidlar and partner Heidi Ried, his cousins Alma Jean Migwans and family, Diane Bebonang and family; he made family wherever he went.

Predeceased by partner Lisa Sazama, brother Don Sidlar, brother Leonard Sidlar, mother Clara Rose Bebonang, father John Sidlar, and foster father Perter Derks.
He will be missed by all surviving family and friends throughout Turtle Island and beyond.

Family and friends will gather at the Saswaahns Spriritual Centre, M’Chigeeng on Sunday, October 9th at 7 pm.
A celebration of Jimy’s life will be held at the Saswaahns Spiritual Centre on Tuesday, October 11th at 11 am.
Donations to the family would be greatly appreciated.

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Christine, Sunny and Ogeequa
   Posted Sat October 08, 2016
Dearest Chinookie and Moxy,

The Jimy memories in my mind are all in slow motion, complete, joyful and real. He saw all angles, and always chose the joy to be the thing he carried forward. I'm so glad to have his special brand of magic touch our lives and the many blessing of his being. He filled our lives with so much to be greatful for now and always. He will always be a guide to the best in people, creation and creator.

Love to all,
Christine, Sunny and Ogeequa

Gary Farmer
   Posted Sat October 08, 2016
My sincere condolences to family and friends. I have not seen Jimy in years but spent many quality hours singing and playing music in and around the Vancouver area. Jimy had a wonderful playful spirit. He will be missed. aHo.

Marsha Coffey
   Posted Sat October 08, 2016
Jimy was a deep wise dynamic magical spirit who conjured joy wherever he went. Through his music, his laughter, his gentle loving kindness and sincerity, he made people feel special, understood and appreciated.
I am so grateful for the Jimy times and adventures. I wish there could have been many more.
I know he's singing and dancing and flying high with the Eagles
Rest in peace beautiful spirit.
You'll be always remembered and cherished for the special gifts you gave.
Love and condolences to Elisha, Moxy and Jimy's whole family.

Angelle Marcotte
   Posted Sun October 09, 2016
I had the privilege of meeting Jimy a few years ago. He was a soft spoken gentleman with a smile on his face at all times. My thoughts and prayers are going out to his family at this time. I will miss his gentle ways and friendliness....God Bless.

Boo Watson
   Posted Sun October 09, 2016
I'm so glad that my son and my daughter and some special old Toronto friends got to meet Jimy, who visited me often and even lived here for a while. One can't properly describe or explain Jimy, you had to experience him. From the moment we met I understood he was from the future, and the past, and more spirit than body. I first walked the land of my farm on Thanksgiving weekend 2007, and gave thanks for the chance to live on Manitoulin Island, and now exactly 9 years later, I give thanks, ironically, for the friendship and mysterious magic of a very special Anishnaabe Nini. May Elisha and Moxy, and all Jimy's family and friends, bask in the warm light that he brought into all our lives.

Cotnee Kaboni
   Posted Mon October 10, 2016
Aanii Elisha and Moxy, My Condolences on your Dad (Grandpa)'s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you. R.I.P Jimy.

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