James Richard Nayanookeesic

James Richard Nayanookeesic

Sunday, November 6th, 1955 Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

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Obituary for James Richard Richard Nayanookeesic

Mr. James Richard Nayanookeesic, age 65 years passed away peacefully at home with his wife and family by his side on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. A wonderful, caring, and loving husband, father, grandfather. He lived in Auden, Jellicoe, and Geraldton before settling down in Armstrong, making it their home in 1989. James loved playing guitar, singing, hunting, fishing, and playing darts. He loved life and always had a kind word for everyone. James will be remembered for his laughing song. James had many accomplishments over the years, some include being trustee for Auden, a band councillor, Fire Chief with Whitesand/Armstrong for over 20 years. James worked for CN, Abitibi, Buchanan, D&L Estates, APS School Custodian and Whitesand snowplow operator just to name a few. James is survived by his wife of 41+ years Diana (nee Anderson), his sons Mark (Kathy) and Leon, his grandchildren; Amber (Tyson), great grandson Toby, Mackenzie, Mark Jr., Teigan, Lenaya and Tatum. He is also survived by John, Louis, Joe, Ota (John), George (Tuulikki), Irene (Oswald), Elizabeth (Karl), Harvey (Sherri), Susan, John (June), Morris (Vera), Billy Joe (Rox), Marty (Lucille), Lorraine, Shorty, Albert (Audrey), his godchildren Paul and Valee as well as numerous nephews, nieces.His son Leon was a blessing to him. He looked after his dad up until his final day. Leon, we both appreciate all that you did. We would also like to thank all of the Doctors and Nurses who cared for James; Kim, Sara and Leah (2B), Dr. Kathleen Simpson, Dr. Robert Essex as well as his Nurse Practitioners Richard McKenzie and Lynn Thibeault, Raymond (VON), Jenn (Jenzens Pharmacy), and Patricia and Georgette (PSW). As per James’ wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

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Robert McGee

We are very sad to hear of the loss of James. Our deepest condolences to the Family. He will be remembered always.
Bob & Lise McGee
Comment | Posted at 12:26pm via Condolence

George Nayanookeesic

My condolences to the family
Brother Jim was a kind loving brother , who would help his fellow man anytime, Jim was a true entertainer when ever he picked up his guitar. You left us with a lot of great memories that we will cherish forever. Brother. Hope with the grace of God we will meet again in the kingdom of our Lord.🙏
Your Brother
Comment | Posted at 08:17am via Condolence

Diana Nayanookeesic

Thank you George, he was truly one of a kind loved by everyone he met, always had a kind word touched everyone's 💓. We miss him and love him he will always be in our hearts forever.
Posted at 04:23pm

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