It is with great sorrow that the family of Harry Prince Windego announces his sudden passing on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 in Fort Frances, Ont.
Harry was born on Nov. 4, 1947 in Naicatchewenin First Nation to Alfred Prince and Mae Councillor.
He lived in Naicatchewenin most of his life before moving to Mitaanjiigaming First Nation.
As a young man he loved being surrounded by nature; working in the great outdoors filled his heart with peace.
Throughout his life, Harry has had the pleasure of working as a logger, a firefighter, a guide, a guidance counsellor, and as an elder and spiritual advisor.
He earned the distinction of becoming a 3rd degree Midewewin.
He loved going to pow-wows and would never turn down a good game of bingo.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Anna; daughter, Valerie Windego (Gilbert Malaluan); grandchildren Autumn (Tyler), Chance, and Thre Windego, and Zoe Namaypoke; and great-grandchildren Layla and Vega Medicine, and Kyrena Namaypoke,
Harry's also survived by siblings, Annie Mcginnis, Dennis Black and Bruce Black; and stepchildren, Robert, Jackie (James), Verna (Farrel), Waylon (Debbie) Leona Garnet, Shannon, Darlene, Marilyn, Laura, Vernon.
He also leaves behind his adopted brothers, Louis Councillor, Tommy Councillor, Allan Crow and Al Hunter, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Harry is preceded by his parents, Alfred and Mae; son, Harry Windego Jr; daughter, Tracy Windego; granddaughter, Shylo Windego; siblings, Elizabeth Shebegegit, Brad Councillor, and Brenda Councillor; and stepdaughter, Priscilla.
A traditional service was held on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at the Mitaanjiigaming First Nations recreational centre, with Billy Blackwell officiating.
The pallbearers were friends attending the service.