Kenneth Lee (Ken) Johnson, 54, of Seine River First Nation, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at his residence with his family by his side.
Ken was born Dec. 11, 1955 in Fort Frances, Ont and had lived most of his life in Rainy River District.
He had worked as a native language instructor, and had taught courses online with Wendy Makoons at the University of Wisconsin.
He was a very traditional man who enjoyed the outdoors, and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Ken is survived by his father, Bob Kabatay; and his six children, Terry Boshkaykin and his two children, Jennessa and Brayden Friday, Denise Johnson and her children, Julie, Aleiah, Clouden, Kazden, and Boicen, Faron and his daughter, Evangeline, Jennifer and her son, Keegan, Mary Johnson, and Ken Johnson Jr. and his children, Mira and Arelle.
Also surviving are his siblings, Dwayne Johnson, Myron Johnson, Rickie Johnson and his daughter, Valentena Spoon, Ladean Johnson and her children, Leon and Colleen Johnson and Shaun and Rhea Skead, and Theresa Perreault and her children, Gerald M., Kimberley, Wendy, and Destinee Perreault.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Evangeline, and his mother, Frances Johnson.
A funeral wake was held Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 from 3 p.m. at the Seine River First Nation gymnasium.
A traditional service was held Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 in the morning at the Seine River First Nation gymnasium, with Elder George Boshkaykin officiating.
Interment will take place in the Seine River First Nation Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Roger Whitecrow, Ryan Potson, Robin Boshkaykin, Jeff Boshkaykin, Ira Johnson, Melvin Henry, and Horace Wabason Jr.
The honourary pallbearers were Ralph Johnson, Faron Johnson, Ken Johnson Jr., Terry Boshkaykin, Darcy Whitecrow, Rick Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Myron Johnson, and Bob Kabatay.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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