March 10, 1942 – July 2, 2021
In loving memory of Noodin BiishDorothy Grace Mishibinijima (nee Shigwadja). Child of Josephine-ba Shigwadja (nee Fox) and Joseph-ba Shigwadja G’gitziimak. Married to Peter Mishibinijima for 61 years. Sister of Carmelita-ba Fox-Richter (Claus-ba), Leonard-ba, Paul-ba (Bella-ba), Eli-ba, Sheila-ba (John) Recollet and Virginia Goulais (Frank). Mother of Thecla Neganegijig, Marcella-ba, Pius, Catherine, Debra and Joanna (Massimo). Will be missed by her special friend Stella Shigwadja. Grandmother of
Natalie, Juanita, Joshua, Larissa, Dallas, Terrence, Sierra, Maya, Byron, Lionel, Patrick, Lawrence and Linda. Great-grandmother of Grey, Aidan, Jeremy, Daelene, Owen, Francis, Kaori, Luca, Landon, Romeo, Lilly and Mattelin.
Gashi enjoyed travelling, sewing, powwows, bingo, cooking, baking, camping, spending time with family, game nights, word search, crafts, and retail therapy. Gashi was full of laughter, had a smile that could light up a room, was willing to put family first, and had an adventurous spirit. Gashi fulfilled her dream of going to Greece, a dream she had since she was a small child seeing the planes in the sky. Gashi loved animals. She has joined her beloved pets Staf-ba and Pikacho-ba. Gashi worked at Canada Post for over 33 years, a job she secured from a part-time Christmas job. Gashi would help many people during their visits to Toronto by offering a meal or bed to sleep upon. Gashi went to Lakehead University for 13 years in the Native Language Instructors Program, as well as working towards her General Education diploma at N’swakamok. Dorothy is loved by many and will forever be missed. Family and friends gathered at South Bay Centre on Monday, July 5, 2021 from 10 am. A funeral service was held at St. Anthony Daniel Church on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 11 am.
Burial followed in the Kaboni Cemetery. Please share your thoughts, memories and photos at IslandFuneralHome.ca.