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"BYG" 2007 Obituary


BYGRAVE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-26 published
SHAWBEDEES, Frank Phillip “Skwedebineashe” "Thunderbird"
Of Saugeen First Nation #29 suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Southampton on Monday, September 24th, 2007. Franklin Phillip SHAWBEDEES in his 69th year. Loving father of John, of White Dog, and Pedobnoque “Margaret“ SHAWBEDEES and her husband Matthew BYGRAVE, of Wiarton. Cherished grandfather of Kia, Jamie, Arianna, and Jayden. Sadly missed by his brother Rob McGREGOR; Judy SHAWBEDEES, Carl RITCHIE Jr., Linda RITCHIE, Marie RITCHIE, Randy RITCHIE, Guy RITCHIE, Phillip RITCHIE Jr., Louise RITCHIE, Cheryl RITCHIE, Susan SHAWBEDEES and great-nephew Silas; and many other nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by his former spouse Briena his brothers Carl and Lincoln; his parents Isaiah and Anna; and his step-father Harry RITCHIE. Frank proudly served with the United States Marines in Korea, Hanoi, and the beginning stages of Vietnam. He was a founding member of the Anishinabek Police Services and was most proud to support his community, serving on Council for 35 years; negotiating a new Treaty with the University of Notre Dame for Pottawatomi students to attend; and performing Traditional Ceremonies throughout North America. Family invite Friends to visit at the family home, 6376 Hwy. 21, Saugeen First Nation on Wednesday. A traditional service to celebrate the life of “Skwedebineashe“ will be held at the James Mason Memorial Recreation Centre on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with visiting 2 hours prior to service. Interment in Saugeen Cemetery, Hwy. 21, Saugeen First Nation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. A tree will be planted at the family home by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralho

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