LESTER ANDREW MANITOWABI

Manitowabi-DeathIn loving memory of Lester Andrew Manitowabi of Wikwemikong Unceded Territory who passed into the Spirit World on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 61 years. Lester is survived by his loving children Leslie Manitowabi-Recollet (Aaron), Pamela Iris (Derek), Christopher (Larissa), JonRoss (Shelly) and their mother Tish, and daughter Sophie Shigwadja. Granddaughters Rory, Cassidy, Amelia and grandsons Landon, Luca, and Jeremy. Special friend of Audrey Shawongonabe and her family. Godfather to Erin, Diane, Lyndon, Maxine, Cody, and Galen. Dear son of Andrew Manitowabi (Veronica Jacko) and the late Josephine (nee Green) and special son-in-law to the late Nancy and Philip Recollet. Dear brother to James and Jennifer of Wikwemikong, Sharon from Thunder Bay, Judy and Walter (Marcia) from North Bay, Erin Morrison (Blair) from Sudbury, and the late Linda, Ross and Melvin “Farrell”. Special brother to Bruce Eshkawkogan, Gary Lafontaine and Sandra Peltier. Special caretaker of family dog Cash. Lester will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lester was a partner in the family business, Andrew Manitowabi Group (a.k.a Andy’s) of Wiky. His extended family, the 40 plus staff at Andy’s will miss his leadership and friendship dearly. Lester loved hockey, fishing, golfing and boating. His special place was Heywood Island. His sense of humour and gift of story-telling will be missed. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren. Rested at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Friends called on Thursday, December 18, 2014 after 5 pm. Funeral Mass was at Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong, Ontario on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11 am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Health Sciences North Foundation or Wikwemikong Parents Minor Sports Association would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.