In loving memory of David Wakegijig, a resident of Wikwemikong, who died peacefully at Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the age of 96. Loving father of Mary Adeline Lena Stacey (husband Jeffrey predeceased), Glen Joseph Wakegijig (Viola), Karen Teresa Wakegijig (Reginald), predeceased by Joseph, John, Margaret Lorna, David Alexander Bernard, Valentine Walter Terrence, Baby Boy and Baby Boy. Cherished grandfather of Twin Girls (predeceased), John (Brenda), Jamie (Tracey), Chris (predeceased), Frank (Amanda), Blayne (Alyssa) and Lewis. And great-grandfather of Tayden, Tate, Ty, Tosh, Tameron, Blaise, Jarod, Danielle, Ava, Carson, Ciarah and Mylah. Predeceased by siblings Wesley and Cecile Waindubence. Beloved uncle of Kathleen Roque and Michael Waindubence, Stanley Waindubence (predeceased).
David was hard working and enjoyed woodworking, renovations, doing bark work, and making some of his own tools. In his younger days he did logging and moved on to become a skilled carpenter for 35 plus years, building the nursing home, arena, band office, and also many homes throughout the community and the Manitoulin. He was the last one living who had worked on the rebuilding of Holy Cross Church. A few of his favourite things were his gardening, baking bread, all of which he shared with his family. He loved playing his violin, and his favourite tunes on his harmonica. He has won many step dancing contests, dancing until he was 91.
Family and friends gathered at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 11 am. Funeral Mass was held at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 11 am. Burial at Wikwemikong Upper Cemetery. Record your thoughts, memories and photos at www.islandfuneralhome.ca.