Joseph Raymond Pitawanakwat

Born: Sun., Feb. 26, 1933
Died: Fri., Dec. 25, 2020


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In Loving Memory of
Joseph Raymond Pitawanakwat
Sunrise: February 26, 1933 - Sunset: December 25, 2020
Birthplace: South Bay, Manitoulin Island

Raymond passed peacefully at his home in Buzwah, Wikwemikong with his loving daughters, son in law and grandchildren by his side.

Loving Husband to the late Marina (nee. Manitowabi).
Son of Daniel and Margaret (nee. Wemigwans) Pitawanakwat (predeceased).
Lovingly remembered by his
stepdaughter Lorraine Debassige (Adam) of M'Chigeeng, stepdaughter Muriel Wakegijig,
daughter Deborah Shawanda (Mark) of Birch Island,
daughter Darlene Pitawanakwat of Buzwah,
son Freddrick Pitawanakwat (predeceased),
son Louis Pitawanakwat of Sagamok,
and daughter Dolores Chum (Roger) of Buzwah.
Sadly predeceased by four grandchildren Cory Baa, Logan Baa, Christopher Baa, Boniface Jr Baa
and great granddaughter Sapphire Baa.

God father to Ryan Debassige (Crystal) of Zhiibaahaasing and Herman Wemigwans (Madeline) of South Bay Wikwemikong.

Raymond had many grandsons and granddaughters, two he raised Daniel Pitawanakwat of Birch Island, who has followed in his footsteps, and Janine Pitawanakwat (Travis)
of Manitowaning. All his grandchildren were constant visitors at his home in Buzwah, as well as the family beach where he sat and enjoyed his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild play. He would travel to M'Chigeeng First Nation, Birch Island, North Bay, Moose Factory Ontario, just to be with his children, grandchildren great grandchildren and great great crandchild. He was a regular at hockey games, tournaments where he amazingly watched his grandsons and granddaughters play the game he loved as a young man. He was a South Bay Rocky.
Raymond spent his early years in South Bay and is a survivor Spanish Residential School, 10 years. After leaving Spanish, he worked in the lumber business for 30 years and retired from E.B. Eddy. Raymond's greatest achievement that he was proud of was his clean truck driving record where he received annual commendation from his employer.
Baa Maa Pii Papa, Grandpa….Journey well.

Family and friends will gather at St. Ignatius Church in Buzwah
Visitation: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 11:00AM
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10:30AM
Cremation to follow
All COVID-19 restrictions must be followed including social distancing, limited capacity, hand washing and mask wearing.

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Fran Couchie
   Posted Mon December 28, 2020
Dear Dolores and family - I would like to extend my condolences to you. I know the time you have spent with your dad over the last little bit has been and will be a consolation to you. A blessing to have had that time together. Please extend our (Mike & I) condolences, good thoughts and prayers to Louis too. You are in our thoughts at this time.💐

Linda Dokum
   Posted Tue December 29, 2020
⚘My sincere condolences to all my cousins in your time of grief⚘
🕊🙏Prayers and Thanksgivings are going up for all 💞

Beth Ann Pitawanakwat
   Posted Wed December 30, 2020
May the lessons Uncle Raymond taught you last a lifetime in your hearts and memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wayne Skippen
   Posted Thu December 31, 2020
Good Luck on your travels with the Great Creator Raymond. Remembering you fondly during the years in Ramsey and Manitowaning.

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