It is with broken hearts that the family of Jesse Morrisseau announces his passing on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Jesse was born on September 25, 1979, to Marty and Monica Morrisseau in Fort Frances. He grew up on Couchiching First Nation and attended Catholic schools and graduated from High School. Jesse attended the University of Winnipeg where he met Roger Boyer who asked Jesse to participate in a short film entitled “Duel” with classmates Wayne Catcheway, Angela Wanderingspirit and Ray Sinclair.

Jesse attended Confederation College in Thunder Bay studying Law and Security as well as attending the Loyalist College at the University of Bellville, Ontario, where he studied Journalism. Jesse worked for various businesses such as the Couchiching Bingo Palace, New Gold, Nickle Lake Lumber, Lakewood Tire, Manitou Lumber, Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung and the Giizhikaandag Healing Centre.

Jesse will be sadly missed by his daughter London; his parents Marty and Monica Morrisseau; his sister Leah; nephew Garrett Hanna; and stepchildren Sydney Anderson, Bronson Brown and their their mother Ange Brown; grandmother Melvina Morrisseau; uncles Steven, Lorne, Harland, Dennis Morrisseau, Dave and Kirk Bruyere; aunts Gail Devall, Debbie Adams, Cindy Bruyere, Laura Bruyere, Sandra Morrisseau, Shelly Vivian; and cousins too numerous to name.

Jesse was very athletic, enjoying weightlifting with his cousins Faron and Randy Morrisseau. Jesse loved hockey, baseball, croquet, tennis, golf, fishing, water skiing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, sliding, swimming, badminton and shooting off fireworks with his sister Leah. Jesse was a people person, making friends wherever he went. He was always polite to his elders. Jesse cherished his time with his daughter London, nephew Garrett and his family.

Jesse was predeceased by his grandfather Raymond (Duke) Bruyere; grandmother Josephine Bruyere; uncle Jeffrey (Putsy) Bruyere; cousins Terry (Zee) Adams, Kayla Bruyere and Uncle Rick Adams; grandfather Emil Morrisseau Sr.; uncles Clifford, Faron (Peewee), Kerry Morrisseau; cousins Chuck Windego and Marcella Jourdain.

A visitation will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Parish prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Couchiching First Nation with Father Gino Mathias officiating. Interment will take place in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Couchiching First Nation.

The pallbearers will be his cousins Faron, Randy and Chris Morrisseau, cousin Nick Hunter and friends Kevin Singleton and Andrew Easton.

The honourary pallbearers will be Jesse’s family, close friends, Raiders Fastball, slowpitch and hockey teams that he played on.

If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health, 612 Portage Avenue, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 1M7 in support of Addiction Support Services.

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