It is with great sadness that the family of Maurice Thomas Godin, 88, announceS his passing into the spirit world on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.
Maurice was born April 22, 1927 to Zephane Godin and Agnes Wilson, and resided in Fort Frances, Ont.
He was proud to be a member of Naicatchewenin First Nation, as well as a proud member of the Caribou Clan.
As a young man, Maurice enlisted in the Canadian Army and then the U.S. Navy, fighting in the Second World War. He remained an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and proudly participated in the ceremonies every Remembrance Day.
Maurice leaves behind his wife, Jessie Godin; son, George Boyd; brother, Robert Godin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Zaphane and Agnes Godin; siblings, Cecile Morrisseau, Charlotte Godin, and Alex and Ernie Godin; brother-in-law, Albert Morrisseau; and his first wife, Marie Godin.
Maurice had a tremendous sense of humour and his favourite pastime was to spend it with family as often as possible.
Maurice was an active golfer and bowler. Prior to his eldership, you could find Maurice on his favourite golf course.
As he entered into eldership, Maurice loved to spend time talking about the history of his community, and loved nothing better than to pass on his wisdom and knowledge to the younger generation.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Klassen Funeral Home, 1997 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Man.
An interment ceremony at the Couchiching First Nation Cemetery will follow on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11 a.m.