Melvin Derick Pitawanakwat


January 6, 1938 – March 1, 2014

In honour of Melvin Derick Pitawanakwat who started his spirit journey on Saturday evening, March 1, 2014 at the age of 76. Survived by his special friend Teresa Roy. Loving father of Boniface Roy (friend Tabitha Peltier), Tanya Osawanimiki (friend Cheyenne Kitchikake) and Josephine Osawanimiki; all of Wikwemikong. Loving step-father of Gail Shawanda, Abigail Aibens (friend Steve) and Wendall Shawanda. Grandfather of Kimel Roy, Amber, Cheyenne Manitowabi, Hailey Roy, Sequoia Roy, Tyrone Pakosigan, Jason Osawanimiki, Amelia Osawanimiki, Gabriel Osawanimiki, Cheyenne Shawanda, Luke Shawanda, Matthew Shawanda (predeceased), Emerick Shawanda, Bo Aibens, Cassandra Aibens, Lloyd Aibens, Jordon Aibens (predeceased), Shaylene Shawanda, Jolene Shawanda. Great-grandfather to Riverleigh Roy. Dear brother of Dominic Pitawanakwat. Predeceased by mother Mary Shigwadja, father Simon Pitawanakwat, and siblings Rose Logan, Harriet Shawanda, Clara Williams. Eli Pitawanakwat. Father, grandfather, uncle, godfather, teacher and friend to many. Visitation Tuesday, March 4, 2014 and Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Funeral Mass at 1 pm on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Kaboni. Burial at Wikwemikongsing Cemetery. Baa maa pii, Gazaagin papa. Share your thoughts, memories and photos at www.islandfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Home, Little Current.