CHARLES RAYMOND GERARD SHAWANDA

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In loving memory of  Charles Raymond Gerard Shawanda, 51 years, who passed away at his residence Sunday, June 26, 2016. Beloved partner of Paula Corbiere. Cherished father of Jarrod (Adrianna), Zachariah (Selena), Sara, and Jacob. Treasured grandfather of Jeremiah. Dear son of Henry and Marguerite Shawanda (both predeceased). Special brother of Steve, Mark (Debbie), Margaret (predeceased), Bruce, Robert, David (Robina predeceased), Jacinta (Bill) and Trevor (predeceased). Loving godfather of Cheryl Shawanda. Charles will be sadly missed by Sheri Nahwegahbow (mother of Jarrod, Zachariah and Sara) and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and feline companion, Jingle. Charles was a very caring, loving father and grandfather. He was involved in sports as a hockey player and was a successful coach, leading his daughter’s team to win the Little NHL Midget Championship in 2014. He also spent many years cheering on his children, nephews and nieces as a fan. Some of his many other interests included playing golf, chess and poker. Charles found spiritual fulfillment attending the Anishinabe Spiritual Centre, participating in the Ministries weekends and Ignatian exercises. He always made time to visit friends, family, and those needing comfort while sharing his humour and love of life. Charles was a strong advocate of education, inspiring youth to strive for excellence. He strove daily to live by the Seven Grandfather Teachings as well as his beliefs in the Catholic Church. “Seek health in all areas of your life, and you will find happiness.” Rested at Whitefish River First Nation Complex, Birch Island. (Friends called after 3 pm, Thursday, June 30, 2016.) Funeral Mass was in Church of St. Gabriel Lalemant, Birch Island, Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11 am. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, Sudbury.