Donald Shawangonabe

Died: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019


4:00 PM Mon., Feb. 04, 2019
Location: MChigeeng Community Complex

Funeral Service

Wed., Feb. 06, 2019
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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Mr. Donald J Abel Shawangonabe

Bearer of Good News.
Proud US Army Veteran
of the 82nd Airborne Division
.Member of the Bear Clan and
served many communities by being a pipe carrier.

Don was born on March 25, 1954, he famously celebrated the entire month of March as the “Month of Don”.  He was adamant about the revitalization of the Anishnaabemowin to the Great Lakes region teaching anyone that would listen.  
His family and friends fondly remember his laugh and the kindness of spirit he possessed.  
Don passed away on February 1st, 2019.

Don is being welcomed home by his parents Ignatius Angus Abel and Margaret Abel (Debassige) and siblings, Stella Robillard, Agnes Warner, Nancy Bain, Nellie Lacombe, Jessie Ann Ryckman, Paul, Marjorie, Sylvester and Eugene Abel.

Treasured memories are held by his family.
He is survived by his former wife Sue and children Pamela Valdez (husband Jeremiah),
Charles Abel (fiancé Kristy) and grandchildren Andrew and Jaxon Abel, and
Reva Abel Valdez. He is also survived by siblings, Evelyn Bisschops,
Simon Abel, and Ursula Abel.
Lovingly remembered as Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at M’Chigeeng Community Complex.
Monday and Tuesday evenings are scheduled for wakes with a sacred fire.
Funeral Mass
11 am  Wednesday February 6, 2019
at Immaculate Conception Church
M’Chigeeng, Ontario
He will be laid to rest
at M’Chigeeng Cemetery

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Anna Hubbard
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I have good memories of Don and his family. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this hard time. May peace and love be with you.

Howard Webkamigad
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
gichi giisaach gii noondemaajaa yin...niwewiipishkaan nigiiwe yin...baamaapii miinawaa gga waabamin...

Tom Peters
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
Have a safe journey to the spirit world my friend biinish miinwaa ji tkweshkodaadiying. Miigwetch for all that you taught us.

Cindy M Manse
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
My prayers go out to the whole family. I knew Don when he attended High School in Sault Ste. Marie Mi. As we were in JROTC together. We always had such a good time in that class. You will be missed by many.

Bnaaswi Biiaaswah
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
When I was in the United States Marine Corps I was station in Okinawa, Japan. My unit was deployed to South Korea. While on liberty in Soul, I ran into Don. Such a m=small world. He also took me to tx in 1988. I have know Don since 1974 in Soo, Michigan. You will always be in my story of recovery.

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