Thomas W Corbiere

Born: Mon., Jul. 4, 1960
Died: Mon., Sep. 9, 2019


7:00 PM Fri., Sep. 13, 2019
Location: Saswaahns Spriritual Centre

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sun., Sep. 15, 2019
Location: Saswaahns Spriritual Centre

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In Loving Memory of
Thomas Wilbert Corbiere
“Black Standing Bear”
July 4, 1960 - September 9, 2019
Bear Passed away at home in Crystal, Michigan on Monday September 9, 2019 at the age of 59.

He was born in Mindemoya, Ontario, Canada to parents Patrick Saigon "Patty Turkey" and Elizabeth Corbiere (both predeceased).

Bear is survived by his wife
Carol Corbiere "Cedar Women"; daughter Kirsten; step children Emily and James Boothroyd
and seven grandchildren.
Bear will be missed by his Uncle Wilbert Corbiere.
He will be dearly missed by nieces Debbie Spanish
and her four children,
Kimberly Bebonang and her son,
Samantha Southwind (Luke) and their 8 children
and nephews Darral Spanish and Patrick.
Bear was predeceased by sister Doreen Corbiere,
step children Alison and Grant Mitchell,
niece Jacklyn Corbiere and nephew Peter.

Bear attended and graduated from school in Sault Saint Marie. Had been employed by Ventra in Ionia as a quality inspector for the past 4 years. Prior to that, he worked for Soaring Eagle Casino as part of the kitchen staff.  Bear also worked as a substance abuse counselor in Escanaba many years ago. He was a member of M’Chigeeng First Nation Tribe on Manitoulin Island, Ontario and was very fluent in speaking Ojibwa.  

Bear married Carol Roberts on May 16, 2005 in Ionia.  He was a very devoted husband to his “nooks”, Carol.  Bear loved his dogs Bonnie, Pansy, and Toto dearly as well as his cat and chickens.Bear was a man of many traits from his beading to his outstanding craftsmanship. He enjoyed the outdoors, walks with his dogs, music, his garage with all of his tools as well as going to pow wows. he was a very cultural and spiritual man who was always learning, teaching and growing.

He was most passionate for his wife, the lady that crossed the ocean for him, she gave him the inspiration to be the amazing loving husband, uncle and friend.

September 13, 2019 from 7:00 pm
at Saswaahns Centre
Sunrise Service:
Sunday September 15, 2019
Drumming Social: 10:00 am
with traditional service to follow.

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David, Donna and Lauren Hayataka
   Posted Wed September 18, 2019
Dearest Carol and Corbiere Family Members,
We are so deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man. He meant so much to so many and touched everyone that met him. Most of all, the two of you were as one, which is so rare. There are no words adequate enough to express our sympathy but please know we will always be here for you, Carol and will forever hold him in our hearts and prayers. Much love to you both. David, Donna and Lauren Hayataka

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