With deep sadness, the family of Jack Joseph Johnson (Ni ga na ga mi go winini) announce his passing to the Spirit World on Aug. 20, 2005 at Seine River First Nation.
He was born Sept. 19, 1941 in Seine River First Nation.
Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, carving, watching wrestling, boxing, hockey, guiding, logging, boating, and carpenter, and spending time outdoors. He also loved to listen to classic country music and to spend lots of time with his grandchildren and family.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Johnson of Seine River First Nation, and also five daughters, Natalie and husband, Terrance Friday, and their children, Wendell, Hiliary, Kyle, and Nicole; Pauline and her children, Victor and Dawnn; Anita and husband, Ken Kabatay, and their children, Savannah, Prudence, and Novalee, all of Seine River First Nation; Inez and husband, Standford Sault, and their children, Jacqueline and Clara, of Mississauga’s New Credit First Nation; and Gwendelon Johnson of Seine River First Nation.
Also surviving are his sisters, Margaret Kabatay, Agnes Spencer, and Virginia Kabatay; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, Ben and Madeline Johnson; daughter, Jacqueline Nicole Johnson; sister, Louise Jim; and brothers-in-law, Ray Kabatay, George Spencer, and Ben Kabatay.
A funeral wake will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005 at 3 p.m. at the family home in Seine River First Nation.
A traditional funeral service will he held Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 by Gilbert Smith, also at the family home.
The pallbearers will be Ken Kabatay, Roger Spencer, Vernon Menson, Chuck Friday, Ron Friday, Glenn Kabatay, Floyd Kabatay, Anthony Kabatay, and Ted Menson.
The honourary pallbearers will be friends and relatives of Jack.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 920 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N4 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 655, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M9.