In Loving Memory of
Anthony Owen Peltier (Eshpi Giizhik – First Light of Day)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Owen in his 32nd year.
Beloved son of Norma Peltier and Bob Naponse (Tanya).
Special son to Sandra Peltier. Father to Bobby Ray and Raffael (Mother, Destiny).
Special friend to Cass. Brother to Garrett Peltier (Matisha), Blake, Daniel.
Stepbrother to Jaxon and Meela. Special brother to Rosalind, Lyndon (Kendra). Loving uncle to Avery Peltier, Jett Naponse, Billie Jo Assiniwe-Naponse, Nayvee Naponse, Nash Naponse and Godfather to Emberlynn Pheasant.
Godson to Duke Peltier (Nicole) and Cindy Syrette (predeceased).
Nephew to Rachel (Brian), Tammie, Lorraine (Roger), Mike (Veronica), Joanna Pheasant (Chris, predeceased), Jennifer, Barbara, May, Ronald, George, Winnifred, Natalie (Eugene), and Virginia (predeceased), Eric (Yvonne), Michael, predeceased (Cindy), Alvin, Loretta, Delores (Bernard), Robert (Sheila), Darren (Sandra), Rolland, Myles Sr, Peak Sr, Randy (predeceased). Grandson to Annie and Norman Peltier (both predeceased) and Kathleen Naponse (Gordon, predeceased).
Owen was loved and will be missed by many cousins, Aunties, Uncles in both Atikameksheng and Wiikwemkoong.
Owen was a humble, knowledgeable young man with the culture and his spirituality. Owen always spoke Anishinabemowin with pride. Owen enjoyed spending his time at Momma’s Beach; as you would see him swimming, making sandcastles and going for walks by the shoreline with his two handsome sons. Owen enjoyed playing poker, loved shooting pool and playing hockey and baseball with his cousins and close friends. Owen was avid pike fisherman with his dad and brothers.
Owen helped his dad with the store (Bob’s Smoke Shop).
Many friends will remember Owen’s famous goal at Lil NHL in Sudbury. Wiky Playboyz were in the overtime 1 on 1, Owen went out and took the draw. Well, faceoff came, and Owen lost the draw. The puck went between his legs, Owen stretched his legs back and got the puck and moved in forward. Owen went on a breakaway and SCORED!!! The whole team was so pumped as they won the game. That was Owen’s last year of Lil NHL and his dad was the coach. Owen was also gifted the “Commissioner’s Citation for Lifesaving” award for saving two young boys in Blind River. Owen will be greatly missed by the Rabbit Island Playboyz, Blind River Beavers, Wiky Lumberjacks, Northern Redmen, Atikameksheng Stingers, and Trixters Pool Team.
Visitation on Thursday May, 5, 2022 at the Wiikwemikoong Arena from 5:00pm
Traditional Service on Saturday May 7, 2022 at 10:00am
With cremation to follow
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