Jerry J Debassige

January 28, 1977 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 43)


Sunrise: January 28, 1977 - Mindemoya, Ontario
Pitche’s Spiritual Journey began suddenly on
October 16, 2020

Beloved Grandson of the late Andrew & Rose Debassige,
Charlie & Doreen Beaudin
Jerry in his 43rd year,
Precious Son of
Elaine Debassige & Robert Beaudin
Stepson to Deanna Sampson.

Proud daddy to daughter Skylar Gibeault of Peterborough
& son Julius
Daddio to his furry best friend Skoden
Cherished Godfather of Jordon Panamick & Sarah Debassige
Dear Brother of Pamela (Mike), Dianne (Sam), Kayla (Matt) &
Stacey Debassige. Kim McDonald, Katrina,
Buffy & Tyrone Beaudin & Wesley Sampson.
Over the Top Uncle to Murri Cheechoo, Carmen, Andrew, Naomi, Sarah, Shayla & Tanika Debassige, Joel Trudeau, Jermaine Jacko, Griffin & Mya McDonald & Ethan Ense.
Devoted Great Uncle to Maria & Arianna Cheechoo, Rhyett & Nyrah Gagnon, Alayah & Emaleigh Assiniwe, Lakelan Debassige, Klayvine & Kendall Trudeau-Debassige & Neo Mesenegeeshik.
Very Special Friend to Aiden Leggett
One of a kind Nephew & Coolest Cousin to many family members of the Debassige & Beaudin Clans.

You never knew what true laughter was, until you were in a room listening to a joke or story told by Jerry Jonathon. He was given many names; Jello from Grandma Rose, JJ from his Mom, and the infamous J-Bone or Boner. Jerry had a heart of gold, who lit up any room. Jerry loved his family so much and made sure they knew it too. He is the best Uncle, his nieces and nephews always knew they could count on him for love and support through the best times and the tough. He had many roles, being a brother to cousins and friends, and a father-figure to the ones he knew needed it most. Since the beginning, Jerry cherished the presence of his Uncles, and held a special place in the hearts of his Aunties. His love for family, friends and community could not be described as anything else but proud. He was the guy you can call for anything and he’d be there for you. He did not shy away from emotion, and shared the greatest heart to heart conversations. He had a passion for hockey, golf, pool, fastball, guitar, music and oh, could Jerry dance, he made sure you could too, never passing on a night for karaoke. Jerry had strong connections to Anishnaabe culture and language. Wherever Jerry travelled for school or work, he created lasting relationships with professors, peers and colleagues. Jerry was an adventurer, he was a compassionate, caring, kind-hearted man. He was a warrior, a brother and his medicine will live in our hearts forever. Jerry will be reunited with loved family members who have gone before him. Jerry will be deeply missed by all of his family, friends and bingo fans.

Family will gather privately at Jerry’s home 833 Hwy 551 M’Chigeeng, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Wednesday October 21st, 2020.
Celebration of life Friday October 23, 2020.
Laid to rest at M’Chigeeng Cemetery

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