Name: Clarence 'Tate' Wilfred LEWIS
Given Name: Clarence 'Tate' Wilfred
Birth: 1937 in Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Death: 25 Jan 2009 in At His Home 1
Change Date: 23 May 2012 at 07:41
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CLARENCE (TATE) WILFRED (TOWADJIWAN) LEWIS
November 1, 1946 - January 25, 2009
Clarence Towadjiwan, a resident of Wikwemikong, passed awa y at his residence on January 25, 2009 at the age of 62 yea rs old. He was born in Wikwemikong, son of the late John an d Lavina Towadjiwan. Beloved brother to Mable (Butch predec easead) of Sault Ste. Marie, Thecla (John) of Sault Ste. Ma rie, Rebecca Nishkiwe (predeceased), Frieda (Earl) of Garde n River, Glen (predeceased), Mary Grace (Calvin) of Fort Al bany, Nancy (Richard) of M'Chigeeng, Pamela (Tom) of Wiscon sin, Patsy of Sault Ste. Marie, Cheryl (Darren) of Sudbur y and Diane of Manitowaning. Uncle to 16 nieces and nephew s and great uncle to 31 great nieces and nephews. Survive d by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Godfather to his siste r Patsy and niece Cherish from Sudbury. Sadly missed by spe cial friends Victor, Maxie and Andrew Peltier. Clarence wa s a humble, outgoing man who enjoyed spending time with hi s many nieces and nephews. Clarence enjoyed yard sales, sig htseeing, taxi trips, hunting and working on his land, whet her it be wood cutting or working on his tractor. Clarenc e was a Jack-of-all trades, he was able to fix anything tha t came his way. Rested at the St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah . Funeral mass was in Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong on Sa turday, January 31, 2009 at 11 am. Interment at the residen ce of Clarence Towadjiwan.
The family of the late Clarence Wilfred (Tate) Towadjiwan ( Lewis) wishes to thank everyone. It is still hard to believ e that you were taken from us so brutally and so suddenly . Many may not be able to relate to the bitter pain we hav e suffered since we loss you brother; life will never be th e same. We will look for you in the fields and bush with ho pes that we will catch a glimpse of you tending to your dai ly chores. There will always be heartache and often a silen t tear, but the precious memories of the days we spent toge ther, brother, will be cherished. We are at ease knowing Ta te is now in the hands of our creator, and we look forwar d to the day we will meet again, thanks to his gentle love . Deep in our hearts you will always stay and there you wil l always remain safe. It is only through the prayers and su pport of family, relatives, neighbours and friends that w e find ourselves able to carry on. We would like to expres s our gratitude to everyone who helped us during the time o f his passing into the spirit world. Our family wishes to o ffer our sincere thanks to all those who showed deep affect ion during the time of our grief. Your kind words, hugs, fl owers, cards, and donations were greatly appreciated. To al l those who just stood beside us and remained speechless, y our presence was well heard. And those who spoke a word o r two to us offering your condolences, thank you for your t ouching words. To our family members who travelled so far a nd wide, it was a blessing to see all of you. Your suppor t will always be treasured. To all those who helped durin g and after with the food and various donations and to al l the relatives and friends who worked in preparing the fea st, thank you. To Father Doug McCarthy and God's wonderfu l angels who delivered a magnificent service and the heaven ly musicians that performed at the wake and funeral, it wa s a moving service. Your words and comforting advice will r emain with us. We thank all the pallbearers, flower girl an d cross bearer honouring our brother, uncle, great uncle, a nd godfather. A special miigwetch goes to Dorothy Shigwadjw a and Victor Trudeau, Bartalo and Dino Shegwadjwa and Shirl ey and Ted Recollet for accommodating all our family durin g this most difficult time. This small token was the most g enerous you provided. Extended gratification goes to Kare n (Pheasant) Pitawanakwat and Elizabeth (Shigwadjwa) Kissa n and other families for preparing meals and various donati ons before the wake services. Linda Trudeau and Hilda Pelti er for preparing the meals during our stay after the funera l. Miigwetch for the technical services: Patrina Shigwadjwa , Jessica Manitowabi, and April Lewis for the development o f the memorial slide show; Josh Lewis for the memorial slid e show and poem; Karen Anwhatin for the memorial family pho tos; and Bobbie Jean Otakwadjiwan-Boyer and Patrina for th e Facebook memorial. We thank all those who contributed i n small and big ways. Numbers are too huge to mention of th e kindness and compassion demonstrated by everyone. It is d efinitely a testament to his memory. Chi-miigwetch! Clarenc e (Tate) Lewis family.
LEWIS-ln loving memory of our dad, John Lewis at the ag e of 84, who passed away eight years ago on January 16, 2 003, and our brother Tate Lewis, whose life was taken awa y from us for no reason at all at the age of 64 years, tw o years have gone and passed from the day of January 25, 2 009. They are gone but not forgot- ten.
As each day passes into another year.
In our lonely hours of think- ing.
Thoughts of them are always near.
Days of sadness will come over us.
Many think the wound is healed,
But little do they know the sorrow
That lies in our hearts con- cealed.
Forever in our hearts con- cealed. The John Lewis family.
Manitoulin Expositor January 19, 2011
-In loving memory of our dad and grandpa, John Lewis, who l eft us nine years ago, January 16, 2003. And our brother an d uncle, Clarence Tate Lewis, who was taken away from us Ja nuary 24, 2009.
Memories live forever
They grow richer through the years
They are watered by our tears
Memories live forever
They keep our loved ones near
We're reminded as a family
Of the days when they were here
Memories live forever
Sent from heaven up above
To eternity contact us
To the people that we love
Forever loved, forever missed by the family of John Lewis a nd Tate.
Manitoulin Expositor January 11, 2012
Father: John LEWIS b: 1919
Mother: Lavina TOWADJIWAN
- Abbrev: MFT