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Official Obituary of

Ephrem James Webkamigad

July 25, 1961 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Ephrem Webkamigad Obituary

In Loving Memory of

Ephrem James Webkamigad

Maheengun "Big E"

July 25, 1961 - August 17, 2023


Passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre

on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Predeceased by his parents,

Alfred Webkamigad and Lillian Mishibinijima

Survived by his son, Chad Pitawanakwat (Mallory)

and Grandson, Ashton Pitawanakwat

His siblings: Walter (Jean), Diane (Raymond predeceased), Myles (Virginia predeceased), George (Thelma),

Blake, Regina (John), Dominic

Godchildren: Lyle Peltier, Jarrett Assiniwe, Felix Flamand

Also survived by his Auntie Jo,

Uncle Howard, Uncle Bill and Uncle Peter


Ephrem had a double lung transplant in August 2016, and left this world a few days short for his lungversary.  Upon his return home, he lovingly continued on enhancing the pond known to family as the E-Dome. In the winter months, everyone anxiously waited for the pond to freeze. Many memories were created on the E-dome – Hockey enjoyed by young and old. 

He will be sadly missed and remembered by many nieces,

nephews, cousins and friends.

Ephrem started playing hockey as a child and he played the position of goalie. From minor hockey to sportman league. Toronto Firebirds, Wiky Redmen, Kaboni Hawks and Wiky T-birds to name a few. In the off season you would see E on the links, playing his other favourite sport, golf. He passed on his love for both sports by teaching and mentoring his younger family members. He also coached his son’s LNHL hockey team each March along side his life-long friend and cousin, Seniore Chris Pheasantba. Chrisba would also call him Seniore as well.

 Oh! What joyous reunion that must be happening.

Two peas in a pod back together. 


This spring, Ephrem befriended a fox hanging out the property. His new found pet, he affectionately named, Foxy Lady. Trained her to eat dog bisquits from his hand. In 2018 and 2019, he travelled to Sudbury at least once per week to go and watch his grandson, Ashton play hockey. 


 Beside with his love for golf and hockey, Ephrem would enjoy the fall weather by attending to his blind at the far end of the property to hunt. Last summer, he had Oto and Char busy fixing the bush road that led to his hunting spot. He taught hunting skills to his godson, Felix, who was able to provide a

moose to his family in the fall of 2022.


Visitation and wake

will start 2 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2023

at the Wiikwemkoong Arena.

Funeral service

will be held on Monday, August 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

at the Holy Cross Church Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, family request monetary donations

to the New Elder Home Building Fund. 

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