Sunrise May 8, 1963
and Sunset April 20, 2020
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Brian passed on suddenly to the spirit world on Monday, April 20, 2020 at his residence. Life partner of Stephanie Roy. Beloved father of Cassandra Mnassged Bisson and Brian James Francis Bisson- Bizhikiwigiizhik. Dear son of James and Anne (nee Migwans) Bisson, both predeceased. Loving brother of Audrey, Edward (Linda) and predeceased by Gus, Timothy, Norma and Richard (Jean). Loving son in-law of Kate Roy and Francis Roy and dear brother-in-law to Beverley Roy-Carter (John) and Scott Roy. Will be sadly missed by his family, friends and community. Best friend of Andrew, “Chopper,” John, Wayne, Jimmy and Martin. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Godfather to Richard Bisson, Julia Pine-Bisson, Jordon Ense and Brett Ense. Special friend to the Ense family. Brian served in the HMCS and sailed the world. He enjoyed his time as an employment counsellor for his own community and an Education Counsellor at Kenjgewin Teg for 20 years, his second family. His passion was watching sports including his favourite team, the Habs and playing Island baseball. He enjoyed family gatherings, cooking, pool, listening to classic rock, leisurely walks, hunting, fishing, boating, live concerts and puttering around both in the yard and spending time with his friends in his famous “man cave.” Brian’s pride was watching his children play minor hockey for our community and showed up for every game. Brian was very compassionate for his community and members of M’Chigeeng and served many years as a Band Councillor and Deputy Chief. He took great pride in being of service to his Anishinabek people. He will be forever remembered for his friendly waves, daily texts, turkey stuffing, baked beans and loyalty. Brian lived a full life with many memories to last a lifetime. Baa maampii kaawaabamin. Aapjgo n’doo zaagin. Resting at his home residence, 81A Johnny’s Park Drive in M’Chigeeng, Ontario on April 21, 2020. Donations to the heart and stroke foundation can be made in his memory. Interment in the M’Chigeeng Cemetery on April 23, 2020.
There’s a lady who’s sure.
All that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to Heaven.
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for
oh oh oh oh and she’s buying a stairway to Heaven.
There’s a sign on the wall,
But she wants to be sure
’cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
in a tree by the brook,
There’s a songbird who sings
sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiving
ooh, it makes me wonder.
There’s a feeling I get
when I look to the west
and my spirit is crying for leaving
in my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke
through the trees
and the voices of those who standing looking
oh, it really makes me wonder
and it’s whispered that soon,
if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
and a new day will dawn,
For those who stand long
and the forests will echo with laughter.
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow
don’t be alarmed now,
it’s just a spring clean for the May queen
yes, there are two paths you can go by
but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on
and it makes me wonder
your head is humming and it won’t go
In case you don’t know
the piper’s calling you to join him.
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow?
And did you know
your stairway lies on the whispering wind?
And as we wind on down the road.
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know.
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
when all are one and one is all
to be a rock and not to roll
And she’s buying a stairway to Heaven.
-Led Zeppelin-