Francis Nodin

Francis Nodin

Tuesday, December 2nd, 1947 Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

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Obituary for Francis Xavier Nodin

NODIN-Mr. Francis Xavier Nodin age 71 years, a resident of Whitesand First Nation passed away at the T.B.R.H.S.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Francis was a social worker in Whitesand First Nation for 17 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, blueberry picking and Pow Wows. He was the carrier of the original Whitesand Drum “Little Thunder” and was a dedicated Toronto Maple Leaf fan.

He will be lovingly remembered by his life-long partner Elizabeth Kwandibens, children: Roseanna (Eugene), Colleen (Noel), and Karen, brother Howard (Deborah), grandchildren: Meldon (Annely), Dixie, Genola, Shania, Aaron, Clarissa, Cameron, Caleb, Dusty Jr., Alexander and Kaylee. He is also survived by several great grandchildren, cousins, friends and close family.

He was predeceased by his parents: Madeline and John Nodin, sons Clair and Stuart Kwandibens.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Snows R.C. Church, Armstrong, Ontario. Interment to follow in Wagaming Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the family home in Whitesand First Nation beginning on Friday evening. A prayer service will be held in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street on Friday at 3:00 pm. On-line condolences may be at

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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    21 N. Court Street
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    Friday, August 30th, 2019
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Service

    Monday, September 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Our Lady of the Snows R.C. Church Armstrong
    Armstrong Station
    Armstrong, Ontario
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    Monday, September 2nd, 2019
  • Interment

    Monday, September 2nd, 2019 |
    Wagamig Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Monday, September 2nd, 2019

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Dwight Kerr

I am so sorry for all of the families loss Francis was a good man and will be missed by so many , I was so glad to have been able to meet Francis. Driving him back and forth to his appointments at the hospital. R.I. P. You will be missed.. Dwight.... 🤗❤️ To All the Family
Comment | Posted at 12:37am via Condolence

Marlene Tsun

I'm so sorry to hear of Francis passing. Please accept my sincerest sympathy. Prayers sent
Comment | Posted at 10:56pm via Condolence

Beth Ponka

Very sorry to hear this news. Francis attended many of Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic's Area Community Meetings in Whitesand and our Annual General Meetings in Thunder Bay. His thoughtful contributions and wise, gentle guidance will be missed.
Sincere condolences to his friends and family.
Beth Ponka
Comment | Posted at 03:53pm via Condolence

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