Ronald John Wakegijig

Born: Sat., May 29, 1943
Died: Thu., May 5, 2011

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John "Ronald" Wakegijig
at the Manitoulin Health Centre
on Thursday May 5, 2011
at the age of 67

Ron’s passion was music and cooking but he also had so many other gifts.
He loved his language, promoting his culture and traditions. He had unsurpassed knowledge about local history.

Predeceased by parents John & Agnes (nee Manitowabi)
Husband of Rosemary (nee Jackson)
Loving father of
Annelind (John)
John (Jennifer)
Lara (Jonathan)
Amy (Earl)
Cherished grandfather of
Gabby, William, Jeffrey, Lea,
Peter, Grace, Connor, Codie Jane
Dear brother of
James "Jimmy" (predeceased),Henry James and his
sisters Anita, and Elizabeth
Survived by his many godchildren

Family and friends will gather from
6 pm on Saturday at Holy Cross until the
Funeral Mass
11:00 am Tuesday May 10, 2011
at Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong
In lieu of flowers donations to MHC Aux. would be appreciated
Island Funeral Home

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Cindy McGregor-Marsden
First of all I would like to express my sympathies to the family of Ron on behalf of myself, my family and that of Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation community.

Over the years, I had the privledge of working with Ron as he traveled to our communities to share his traditional knowledge/experience/medicine with those who sought to lead a healthier life. For this I am forever grateful in knowing Ron and the generosity that he shared with each and everyone that he come into contact with. I am also saddened to know that this highly regarded man has left this world and that the anishnabe communities will also be at a loss as Ron''s sharing of his vast knowledge will be deeply missed.

I will forever cherish the teachings/wisdom that I had the privledge of receiving from Ron. Again, my condolences to the family and anishnabe community on the loss of their loved one.


Cindy McGregor-Marsden

Semaakwe, Mkwa Dodem, Alderville First Nation
I will never forget the anishnaabe teachings Ron had shared. He was a very caring, kind, and giving anishnaabe ninii shkaabwewis. I felt a deep sense of loss for our community, our nation, and for his beloved family. The knowledge he carried and shared on mishkikii will live on in the countless lives of those he touched. My love and prayers of thanks go out to his family and community. Miigwetch, Kathy MacLeod-Beaver

Lisa D Irish
Speechless love, prayers, and respect for dearest Ronnie''s new and powerful spiritual journeying, and, for his many dear loved ones. I weep for your heartache and I weep for the everlasting gift of having crossed Ronnie''s path as my healer and later my teacher and boss! I had the life altering honor of being led by vision to Ronnie as a young nurse and was invited back by him years later to serve in the Medicine Lodge under his wing. I look heartfully forward to visiting Wiky when home in Petoskey and paying my respects to the place enobled by his life and footsteps. Loving sentiments, Lisa

Sheila Keys-Bobo
Our Sincere Sympathy to all of Ron''s family.He was a great leader , a great musician and a great friend. Thinking of you Rosemary, and family. Sheila, Ernest and Family

Ràveñ Redbird
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Ron played an enormous part in my healing and growth as an Anishnawbe woman.
I treasure my Spirit name, as does my daughter. We received them at Anishnawbe Health in Toronto in 1994.
He helped us in so many ways...Hope to see you in the Spirit World
Brother Ron.

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