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John Wayne Simon

December 2, 1954 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 66)


In Loving Memory of
John Wayne Simon
December 2, 1954 - May 31, 2021
John passed away suddenly at
the Manitoulin Health Centre on Monday, May 31, 2021
at the age of 66.

Son of 
Sylvester Mishibinijima and Rose (nee. Ogemah).
Devoted husband of Isabelle,
first wife Beatrice (baa).
Loving stepfather to Barry (Cheryl), Cindy, Keannu, 
Rosanne (baa) and Dillan (baa).
Special brother to Ed (Rose baa) Mishibinijima, Barbara Simon
and Shirley (Fred) Pullon (baa).
Special uncle to Ed, Elliot, Elvis, Kevin, Eugene (Moose) (baa), Mary Lou, Shirley Ann, Chantal (baa) and Kim (baa)

Grandson of
David Ogemah and Catherine (nee. Misinishketewe). 
Brother-in-law to Patsy (Wally), Jeanne (Randy),
Loretta (Clifford), Tish (Stan), Ted (Shirley), Kim (Brian), Jennifer (Peter), Harry (baa) and Bill (baa).
Devoted papa to his grandchildren who he loved 
taking on quad rides and spending time with. 
John was Keannu’s biggest supporter with his 
hockey and schooling.

John graduated highschool at Ottawa Technical in 1973. He had
 a wide variety of summer jobs including tree planting up north, tobacco picking down in Tillsonburg and general labour and home construction locally. John spent a brief period of time for INCO in Manitoba. He did yard maintenance at Green Acres for a couple of years. He owned and operated a convenience store in Little Current for a couple of years or so. He then moved on to be a PSW at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home then on to building maintenance for quite a while. He finished his working career with Sheguiandah Operation and Maintenance Team. Over the years he self taught and learned many new skills. There weren’t many machines that he couldn’t troubleshoot and fix. 
His greatest passion was helping family and friends in 
anyway he could.

John enjoyed playing broomball, hockey, going to the casino, traveling, working, spending time with family, campfires, music and working on his yard. He was also an amazing cook. John was the family patriarch even though he was the youngest in the family. Full of knowledge, wisdom, love and compassion. He had great love for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He gave countless rides to his nephews for hockey games. John’s best time of year was spring and his favourite day was the summer solstice and he always looked forward to the full moon. 
John has left so many jobs and projects unfinished.

Family and friends will gather
at the Sheguiandah Round House

on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 11:00AM
Due to COVID-19 precautions there will be a limit of guests allowed in the Round House at any given time
Masks must be worn and social distancing maintained.

Funeral Service
on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:00AM
Burial to follow in the Sheguiandah First Nation Cemetery.


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June 5, 2021

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sheguiandah Round House

Funeral Service
June 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Sheguiandah Round House

June 7, 2021

Sheguiandah First Nation Cemetery
N'Gokan Miikan
Sheguiandah, ON P0P 1W0

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