Lance Trevor Owen Migwans

Born: Wed., Mar. 21, 1973
Died: Thu., Mar. 12, 2020


5:00 PM Mon., Mar. 16, 2020
Location: M'Chigeeng Community Complex

Traditional Ceremony

7:00 PM Mon., Mar. 16, 2020
Location: M'Chigeeng Community Complex

11:00 PM Tue., Mar. 17, 2020
Location: MChigeeng Community Complex

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Mar. 18, 2020
Location: MChigeeng Community Complex

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In Loving Memory of
Lance “Reb” Trevor Owen Migwans
March 21, 1973 - March 12, 2020

On March 12, 2020, at the young age of 46, Lance went to his final grand entry into the Spirit World.

Lance leaves behind his beloved wife of 13 years, Nikki Maier, Tlingit from Taku River First Nation, member of the Wolf Clan, and his three boys
Braiden Fisher-Migwans, Ryder Tishwan Migwans, "Grizzly"
and Jasper August Migwans, “Warrior".
Lance was an amazing and loving dad who cherished his boys and his role as a father.

Son of Alma-Jean Migwans and Roland “Rocky” Taibossigai of M'Chigeeng First Nation,

Brother of Clint Migwans (Velvet), Rachelle “Roach” (Bill) Beboning, Falcon Migwans, Vince Aaron Migwans, Talon Corbiere and James "Shanz" Beboning.
Lance was preceded by brother Ferlin Beboning, and by Ancestors Wilfred and Violet Taibossigai and Raymond and Seraphine Migwans.

For almost 20 years, Lance made his home in Ottawa, where he spent much of his time composing songs and playing music. Lance was a talented harmonica player; over the past decade, he also added guitar to his repertoire. Lance found many ways to express himself artistically - through his painting, carving, leather work, photography, and poetry.
Lance had an amazing sense of humor; he was funny, loved to laugh, and loved to make others laugh.
He was a hard worker, had many talents and, over the course of his lifetime, dedicated himself to various fields of work, from cabinet-making to street outreach, which he did for eight years to support First Nations and Inuit in need in Ottawa, where his legacy lives on. For years, Lance worked as a glazier, installing industrial glass in tall buildings, and did so in spite of his fear of heights.
Lance was humble, thoughtful, steadfast and deep in seeking wisdom, always aiming to increase his understanding of the traditional teachings he walked with.

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
Traditional Ceremonies
Monday at 7:00 pm and on Tuesday at 11:00 pm.
Celebration of Life
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:30 am.
M'Chigeeng Community Complex
Feast to follow.

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Sandra and Sheldon Cada and family
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Lance's family at this sad time. Lance was a wonderful guy and will be missed by all that knew him. Love and hugs to you all 💞

Michelle Mainville
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Nikki sorry I cant make it but my sincerest thoughts and condolences to you and your family...

Gail Robinson
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Dear Alma Jean,
I truly want to be with you Wednesday, to share your pain and show that I care, but I am feeling it unwise under the virus circumstances.
Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family.
Fondly, Gail

Elaine Kicknosway
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Our family is offering our condolences and loving prayers- Meegwetch for all you offered . Take care / loving prayers the Kicknosway family

Kimberley Brown
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
It has been an honour to spend time with Lance. His love for Nikki and his boys was fierce. His joyful demeanor joking about life, with the biggest laugh could be heard anywhere. His kindness for those who are often left behind was most sincere. Especially his teachings about family and culture will be missed dearly.
"You belong somewhere you feel free"
- Tom Petty

Linda Peterson, Wawa, ont
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
Sorry to hear of your. Loss, hugz and prayers to you and family

Alice Gro
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
I am so saddened by the passing of Lance - such a wonderful man. He will be remembered for his spirit of generosity, joy, creativity, and love. Deepest condolences to his wife Nikki, his young sons, and his extended family. My heart is with you as you honour this very special loved one.

Alice Gro, West Kelowna, B.C.

Karen Olson
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
When my dear friend Nikki met Lance, she was the happiest I’d ever known her to be. When I finally met him in Ottawa, they had their son Ryder. Lance was kind, funny, artistic, & so loving to Nikki & his wonderful son. They had another boy soon after & I was lucky to meet him too. I’m sorry Lance is gone from this world. I will miss knowing that Nikki is being loved by him every day. He gifted me with one of his paintings...I will treasure it. May your journey in the next world be beautiful Lance.

Manon and Gary
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
Nikki, the boys and family,

Gary and I send you our deepest condolescences, as well as our love during those difficult times. Xoxox

Katie Freer
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
I’m so very sorry for your loss. If there is any support we can provide please let me know. You and your boys are in my heart and thoughts. Katie

   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
He was such a kind man, kizhaay nini. We have a super angel watching over us.

Gordon Spence
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
My condolences to Lance's family. I met Lance several years back and always found him to be a decent fellow. Although we never became best friends we did have a mutual respect for one another. It comes as a shock to hear of his passing.

Shelly Longboat
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
Condolences and prayers to the family. Was a pleasure working with him, great guy.

Shane Perley Dutcher
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
Rest easy my brother, the creator has a great story teller by his side now. Love my family to yours

Clare Jackson
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
Nikki, We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your sweet boys are in our thoughts at this sad time.

Steph Mason
   Posted Mon March 23, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences to Nikki and her boys as well as the rest of Lance's family. My heart is with you. Love and prayers from me and my girls. Love you Nikki.

David Kerr - Ottawa
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
Dear Nikki & Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Lance. You and your beautiful family are in my thoughts.

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