It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Raymond (Ozho-wash-ko-te giizhik) Shepakeget of the Lynx Clan on Sunday, April 1, 2018.
He was born on March 31, 1949 to the late Thomas Sr. and Rose Shebagegit (nee Derosier).
Raymond loved guiding and fishing . . . and most of all his fancy boat. He also coached baseball teams, played pool, golf, and Bingo, and enjoyed being with his family and friends, always laughing.
He took pride in being an active member in any event or activity at Onigaming.
He also enjoyed his visits with Patrick Copenace and Angela Flett at the nursing home, and their trips out to Bingos.
Raymond had many, many friends everywhere.
Raymond leaves behind his daughter, Jodi Albany (Stan); and grandchildren, Carl Munroe (Helen Yellowhead) and their children, Treyden, Ceirra, Lynessa, Fawn, and Credence, Yolanda Munroe (Aaron Nanokeesic) and their child, Aleesandra, Brooklyn Munroe and her child, Vandinelle, Tiondra Munroe and her child, Nolan, and Kiiwedin Albany.
Also surviving are his brother, Tom (Liza); nieces, Margaret Rose, Lisa, Cindy, and Karen; and nephews, Brian, Darrell, Burt, Joseph Jr., Chris, Lynn, Owen, Frank, Eugene, and Leslie
Raymond will join his deceased siblings, Alice, Jean, Joseph Sr., and Frank Sr.; niece, Brenda; as well as cousins and relatives on both sides of the families . . . he loved everyone.
A traditional wake will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 3 p.m. at the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation Gymnasium.
A traditional funeral ceremony will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation Gymnasium, with Elder Richard Morrison.
Interment will take place in the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation Cemetery.
The pallbearers will be Raymond's family and friends.