It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden loss of our son, brother, nephew, grandson, and friend, Wesley James Big George Jr., on Saturday, April 12, 2003.
Wesley (Cheesie) was born Nov. 11, 1984 in Rainy River, Ont.
He is survived by his father, Wesley Sr.; mother, Gloria; stepmother, Amy; two brothers, Vinny and Ryan; four sisters, Charity, Alexandra, Kelly, and Alia; grandparents, Agnes, Stella, and Gary, Jocelyn and baby; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and girlfriend, Kesha, who all loved him deeply.
Wesley Jr. (Cheesie) was greatly loved and well-liked by all of his family and friends. Naongashiing was his home his entire life. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and family.
In the winter, he loved being outdoors—riding on his snowmachines and ice fishing with family and friends. A large part of his time was spent on the lake year-round. He learned his way around the lake at a very young age and he had a lot of happy times out there.
Wesley also was a very good hockey player, having played since he was a young boy. There was no question that when there was a hockey game or tournament going on that everyone wanted him to be part of the team.
One of the most endearing things about Wes Jr. was his friendly, outgoing personality. He was very popular with all of his family and friends, and always was willing to help out with any work that needed to be done.
He loved to laugh, joke around, and have fun with everyone around him.
Most of all, he had a kind, loving heart and he deeply loved all of his family. Wesley Jr. (Cheesie) will be greatly missed by all.
A wake will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 3 p.m. at Big Island First Nation Gymnasium.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Big Island First Nation, with Elder Isaac Mandamin officiating.
Interment will take place in the Big Island First Nation Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Pierre Tuesday, Dennis Big George, Sean Comegan, Brendan Big George, Giles Henderson, and Carl Big George Jr.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.