Michel Quirielle was born on Sept. 25, 1959 in Thunder Bay, Ont., where he lived and worked his whole life until his sudden passing.
He is survived by his son, and only child, Timothy Curtis Copenace (Alison Kelly) of Ojibways of Onigaming, Ont.
There are too many family and friends to mention. He was loved by many and will be deeply and greatly missed, and will be remembered for his big heart and kindness, as well as his great sense of humour.
A traditional funeral ceremony and a celebration of life will be held at a later date at Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation near Nestor Falls, Ont.