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GONAWABI o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-11-05 published
WABINOGESHIG Maxie Isadore ASSINEWAI
In Loving Memory of WABINOGESHIG, Maxie Isadore ASSINEWAI, Fish, Eagle and Bear Clan, 49 years.
Max began his Spirit Journey Sunday, November 02, 2003 at his favourite place, Perch Lake in Sheguiandah First Nation. Beloved husband and best friend to Shauna (née PITAWANAKWAT) ASSINEWAI. Loving father to Derek, Adrienne, Nicole, Brian and Maggie. Proud grandfather of Cole and Eric. Dear son of Evelyn and Jacob ASSINEWAI (predeceased) and Isabel and John McGRAW of Wikwemikong. Will be sadly missed by special in-laws (Walter GONAWABI of Wikwemikong, Gail JACOBS of Serpent River and Ken BISSON of M'Chigeeng). Dear brother to Steven, Wendy, Raymond, Josephine, Julius (wife Mary), Thomas (predeceased), Jeanette (husband Darcy PAQUET,) Norman (wife Frances) all of Wikwemikong. Son-in-law to Malcom and Connie PITAWANAKWAT of Wikwemikong. Cherished brother-in-law to Rachel (Todd), Mark (Tanya), Lisa (Gord), Wendy, Dawn, Walton, Ralphie (Wendy), Shannon, Raven, Alison and Tim (predeceased). He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews and his families of Birch Island, Rousseau River (Manitoba) and Red Lake (Minnesota).
Max's life path was guided by the culture and traditions of the Anishinabek. He was Ogitch'dah, Eagle Staff Carrier, Pipe Carrier, and respected spiritual healer. He will also be missed by his traditional societies to which he belonged: Windigo, Big Drum, Mide(win), Wiidehgokaan and Giiskaa. His devotion to this people led him to be a political leader and advisor for Sheguiandah First Nation, neighboring First Nations and the Metis Nation.
Max enjoyed hunting, gambling, BINGO, cultural gatherings, pow-wows, children, visiting, hockey and traveling extensively throughout Mother Earth.
Most of all, Max will be remembered for the time he took to share with his sense of humour and for his willingness to always help others at anytime.
Wake Services was held at the Sheguiandah First Nation Community Centre on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 1: 00 p.m. Funeral Services will be celebrated on Friday, November 07, 2003 at 10: 00 a.m. at the Sheguiandah First Nation Community Centre. Interment at his residence, Feast to follow. Bourcier Funeral Home, Espanola.

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GONSALVES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-03 published
GONSALVES, Grace
Passed away peacefully at Castleview Wychwood Towers on Friday, February 28, 2003 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Major General Benjamin GONSALVES (Indian Army Ret'd.) Cherished mother of Robert and wife Maria, Steve, Lewie, Cheryl and her husband Mehran SHAHVIRI. Much loved grandmother of Melanie, Erica, Ashley, Darren, Tahira, Alexander and Phillip. Dear sister of Sister Louisa, Paxy, Banu, Jason, and the late Joana. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Mass to be held at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke on Monday, March 3 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation at Assumption Crematorium. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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GONTIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-08 published
GONTIER, Bruno
Died peacefully at the age of 58 on Monday, November 3, 2003 following a short illness. Bruno was the owner of several Toronto restaurants including the popular La Grolla. Bruno will be missed by his loving wife of 30 years, Elizabeth and family, Donato, Erly, Elsa, Robert and Karine. A private service was held on November 7th. Bruno will rest in his beloved country, Italy where he and Elizabeth spent much of their time since retiring from the restaurant business in 1996.

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GONZALES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-27 published
BOWLBY, Gertrude Eleanor (née HOGG)
Died peacefully at home, in her 85th year on Wednesday, November 26, 2003. Loving wife of the late Robert ALLINGEON. Mother of John (Jan), Mary (Dick), and Anne. Grandmother of Debbie, Doug (Amy), Simon, Amelia, Wyatt and Adam. Special Grandma of Christine. Heartfelt thanks to Marieta MAICONG, Rosalina GONZALES, Fina and Rupe-lyn OSORIO for their kindness and devoted caregiving to Mother. If desired, donations to the Big Sisters Association of Metropolitan Toronto (Youthlink) 34 Huntley Street, Toronto M4Y 2L1 would be greatly appreciated. The legacy of caring and compassion for others that she leaves will live on through the example she set. Arrangements to follow.

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