In loving memory of Richard James Brown Bombay, 25, of Sacramento, Cal., formerly of Manitou Rapids, Rainy River First Nation, who passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001 at his home.
Richard leaves behind his parents, Murray and Lou-Ann Bombay; sisters, Elizabeth Bombay and Vern Smith, Maria Bombay, and Tiffany Bombay; grandparents, Ben and Elizabeth Brown, and Jean and Calvin Bombay, all of Manitou Rapids; aunts and uncles, Lucille Eldrige of Calgary, Bernice Dohmen of St. Paul, Mn., Elaine and Tony Copenace of Onigaming, Ben Brown Jr. of Saskatchewan, Evangeline Brown and Gary Mentuck of Winnipeg, Man., and Jackie Jourdain Adams of Couchiching First Nation; godparents, Pamela DeBungee White, and Elvis DeBungee; special nieces, Molly and Drew Smith; best friend, Vince Turano; and numerous great aunts and uncles, cousins, and extended family.
Richard was going to attend school at the American River College, with plans on a career in the health profession. He enjoyed travelling, listening to music, writing, and drinking coffee with his friends. His greatest joy came from the time spent with his nieces, grandparents and all of his family.
Richard was a unique person who got along well with everyone.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Manitou Rapids Gymnasium. Elmer and Bessie Mainville officiated, with interment in Manitou Rapids.
Pallbearers were Ben Brown Jr., Vernon Smith, Tony Copenace Sr., Tony Copenace Jr., Garry Mentuck, and Gerry Hunter.
Honourary pallbearers were Vince Turano, Mark Copenace, Murray Bombay, Todd Copenace, Dennis Dohmen, and Ben Dohmen.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.