Leonard Kimewon

Leonard Ignace Kimewon

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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KIMEWON, LEONARD IGNACE, age 77, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan passed away peacefully Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services for Leonard are entrusted at Island Funeral Home in Little Current, Ontario, Canada.

Leonard was born January 20, 1942, in Little Current, Ontario, the son of Ignatius Gabow and Angeline (Mishibinijima) Kimewon. He married Elizabeth Flamand on July 24, 1964, in Wikwemikong, Ontario. Leonard worked for KVP, Motor Wheel, General Motors and retired from Fisher Body. He taught Anishnaabemowin after retirement for the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He was a member of the UAW, and proud member of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. Leonard loved sharing Anishnaabemowin with people, traveling with his wife and visiting his children, grandchildren, and family. He enjoyed four wheeling, nature, and picking wild blueberries. Leonard was a strong man who also enjoyed bowling and playing and watching hockey games.

Leonard is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Kimewon of Mt. Pleasant; his loving children: Vivian (Parker) McLeod of Sudbury, Blaine (Bridgette Daybutch) Kimewon of Lansing, Larry (Shawn Sawmick) Kimewan of Mt. Pleasant, Marilyn (Ruben Manitowabi) Kimewon of Wikwemikong, and Marlene (Wilson Manitowabi) Kimewon of Wikwemikong, grandchildren Zane (Kristin), Hana (Boris), Gus (Veronica), Eric (Trina), Jordan (Amber), Collin, Taylor, Carmen, Alexis, Pamela, Isabella and Oscar Merle. 3 great grandchildren, Audrick Leonard, Xavier, Raiden and special niece’s Bethany and Peggy Sue; special sister-in-law Lynda Lewis; his mother Angeline Kimewon of Wikwemikong; brothers Howard of Michigan, Eugene of Wikwemikong, Danny (Natalka) of Saugeen, and Brian of Toronto; 6 sisters Marjorie of Wikwemikong, Beulah of Ottawa, Emily of Toronto, Wanda of Wikwemikong, Martha Gabow of Orillia, and PattiAnn Gabow of Little Current; in-laws Helena of Mt. Pleasant, Beatrice (Ronnie) of Kinross, Eugene of Mt. Pleasant, Marjorie (Dennis) of Sudbury, John (Regina) of Wikwemikong, Margaret Rose of Mt. Pleasant, Harold (Gail) of Wikwemikong , and Danita of Mt. Pleasant. He will be sadly missed by his many cousins, friends and Godchildren throughout Michigan and the Anishinaabek Territory.

Leonard was preceded in death by his father Ignatius Gabow; 4 sisters Elaine, Bonita, Debbie, and Lorilei; special brother Henry “Beto”; his stepdad Wilfred Kimewon; stepmother Josephine Gabow; in-laws Emerick and Julia Flamand; Stanley and Lorraine Flamand, Gilbert Flamand, Loretta (Hubert) Flamand, William Manitowabi, Eugene Trudeau and Cora Leaureaux.
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Bruce Bannatyne

Posted at 03:03pm
I just learned of the passing of Leonard and I am saddened . Leonard ngii kinomaaget . Leonard was my friend and would stop in at our home in Cheboygan, MI and have a lunch and a good visit , I loved to hear the stories of his days in the lumber camps and his stories of the old ones . He had the old language which I loved to hear , he always said when the cars got faster so did the language . He will be dearly missed by all. Bruce Bannatyne Cheboygan , MI.

Elizabeth Delene

Posted at 12:03pm
So sorry for your loss. I very much enjoyed visits to my home from Leonard & Elizabeth & our trips gathering berries & wigwass. I'm afraid I was not so good at the language- Anishnaabemowin but enjoyed the time spent learning, laughing & hearing Leonard rattle off words!

Patty Thibault

Posted at 01:54pm
So sorry to hear this, I learned so much of my heritage and language from him. Prays for his family. Patty Mc Leod Thibault

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