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Jackie (John) Pitawanakwat

May 4, 1961 ~ February 28, 2022 (age 60)


In Loving Memory


Jackie (John) Pitawanakwat

60 years


Born in Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island May 4th, 1961.

Died in peace, happy and ready Monday afternoon February 28th, 2022 at his residence in Dowogaaning with his sense of humor intact.

Son of late Lloyd Pitawanakwat and Carol (Neilson) Pitawanakwat (both Predeceased).

Loving husband of Karen (Pheasant) Pitawanakwat for 33 years.

Loving dad to Katrina (Anik) and Joe (Kristy).

Proud Pupa to Ruthie (Bebetehse) and honorary dad to Kari, Jesse, Preston, Beedahbin and Matt.

Dear brother to Carole, Barbara, Gerald (Rosemary), Judy, Victoria, Johnnee, Margaret/Peggy (Bernie), Joanne, Floyd, Donia (Ziad), Stewart, and Sara.

Predeceased by sisters Rita, Patsy, Marjorie, Laura and Virginia.

Predeceased by brothers Harold and Ricky.

Honorary brother to Jennifer. Sadly missed by many nephews, nieces and God children.

Jackie was a man of the water and all of the life it has to offer.

He was a man of the land and all of the beauty and power it has to offer.

He was a family man with all of the roles so near and dear to his heart and finally, a man of pure love.

His voice was as powerful as the greatest thunder of which we will listen for when our time comes to be with him again.

His knowledge will live on in all of us. The love for family will remain exemplary to the young families growing today.

May we carry how he showed us work ethic, not only in a paid setting but in our homes, relationships and health.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.


I hope for a long life for Pupa because there is always hope. Pupa will be able to travel. I will see him in the light and hear him in the wind.

-By Ruthie Bebetehse Pitawanakwat on February 12th, 2022

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