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D'Arcy John Paquet

November 25, 1936 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

D'Arcy Paquet Obituary

In Loving Memory of
D’Arcy John Paquet
‘Adik’ - Caribou

November 25, 1936 - December 24, 2023 (Age 87)

With great sadness we mourn the passing and celebrate the life of D’Arcy John Paquet, ‘Adik’, on December 24th, 2023
at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current, On.

Surrounded by his wife Jeannette Assiniwe, children, grandchildren and other family members,
D’Arcy began his journey to the spirit world guided by traveling songs with the beat of our hand drum.
D’Arcy was born on November 25th, 1936
to parents Joseph & Yvonne Paquet.
His siblings are
Joe Paquet (wife Betty),
Lyse Paquet, Jeanine Paquet
and Carol Trembley (predeceased).
He is father to 11 children:
Stuart (Winona),
Kerry (Jamie),
Debbie (Frank),
Darren (Robin),
Roger (Jessica),
Amanda (Jamie),
D’Arcy Jr (Heidi),
Sue, Paul (Maria),
Louise (Neil)
and Rene (Brieghan).

He was a proud and loving Papa/Grandpa
to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Since he was a teenage boy, D’Arcy worked for Canadian Pacific Railway in many capacities like a mechanic,
break-man, Via Rail conductor and locomotive engineer; up until his retirement in 1994.
Upon retirement, he and wife Jeannette built a home in Rabbit Island, Wiikwemkoong and is where he lived the rest of his life.
Here he ‘lived his life’ within the Anishinaabe culture.
And as such, his wishes were also ‘leave his life’
guided by the Anishinaabe culture.
After D’Arcy’s wake and funeral gathering,
he will be cremated as per his wishes.
D’Arcy always liked to share his advice whether asked for it or not (lol). His most common advice was to make sure to always be prepared in life to live well.
And with that, help each other when needed. He did what he could in life to
achieve this for himself, family and friends.
Miigwech, Thank You D’Arcy - ‘Adik’, for your life, the lives you helped create and guide and for all your contributions and legacy.
We will remember and cherish forever.
Until we meet again... baa maa pii -see you later. 
Family and friends will gather
at Rabbit Island Centre
on Friday, December 29, 2023 at 6pm
sunrise Ceremony to be held Saturday morning
Funeral Service
on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 1pm
with cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation
to the Wikwemikong Nursing Home.

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December 29, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rabbit Island Centre

Funeral Service
December 31, 2023

1:00 PM
Rabbit Island Centre


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