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Raymond Maytwayashing, 69

Raymond Maytwayashing, 69, of the Lake Manitoba First Nation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, died on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009.

A wake was held Monday, March 2, at the Sarah Walker residence at Lake Manitoba First Nation. Burial was in the Lake Manitoba Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren, Jacquelyn Fontaine, Beeobick Neadeau, Migizi Neadeau, Nicholas Maytwayashing and Ray Anne Maytwayashing and great-grandchildren, Calvin Fontaine and Jay Lynn Fontaine.

He was born Aug. 11, 1939, to Alvina Swain Martin and Addiwiin Maytwayashing. He was a teacher of life and led by example.

He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, spending time with his grandchildren, fishing and going to the casino. He traveled throughout Canada and the United States with his wife and children. He and his wife traveled to Red Lake often to visit his daughter and her partner.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Anne; daughters, Diane (Pete Neadeau) Maytwayashing of Red Lake and Vanessa Maytwayashing of Winnipeg; son, Carl Maytwayashing; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Joesphine Spence; brothers, Anthony (Audrey) Martin and Phillip Martin of Sandy Bay First Nation; special friends; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, George Maytwayashing; parents; six brothers and a sister.