Kyle Anthony Smith ('Miskwaanahki' Bizhew Dotem), of Naicatchewenin First Nation, Ont., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1997 in Winnipeg, Man., the son of Gary (Crystal) Smith and Crystal Morrison.
Kyle loved visiting his family and friends. He enjoyed sharing food, music, movies, technology, taking pictures, singing, and dancing. Kyle also enjoyed spending time watching over his nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Kyle is survived his grandparents, Elsie and Richard Green, Joyce Morrison, Glenn Smith, and Grace Redsky; aunties, Karen Foster (Curt), Jen Smith (Robert), Shantelle Krabill (Theodore), Darcelle Smith (Delano), Teresa Smith (Darren), and Shae-Lynn (Rhyse); and siblings, Emery Smith (twin), Isaiah Morrison, Dakota Redsky (Keely), Trent Redsky, Kiersten Redsky (Keenan), Brianna Redsky, Tierany Smith, and Abigail Copennce.
He also is survived by many more uncles, aunts, and cousins; as well as precious nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his great-grandparents, Bessie and Don Morrison; grandfathers, Cecil Redsky and Maurice Perrault; and uncle, Glenn Smith Jr.
Visitation began at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at the Naicatchewenin Community Hall.
Traditional services, led by Gilbert Smith, were held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Naicatchewenin Community Hall.
Burial was at Naicatchewenin Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Mike Adams, Maheengun Shawanda, Beemus Goodsky, Glenn Smith, Darren Smith, and Ryan Detweiler.
The honourary pallbearers were Isaiah Morrison, Darian Smith, Mahengun Goodsky, and Rudgar Kavanaugh.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care-Dialysis Unit, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont, P9A 2B7.