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Alfreda Louise (Waukey) Keeshig

KEESHIG, Alfreda Louise (Waukey) - Of Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation, passed away, peacefully at Gateway Haven in Wiarton, on Monday, February 25, 2019 with family by her side at the age of 82 years. Sadly missed by partner Daniel Gilbert Proulx; predeceased by husband Luke Keeshig. Devoted Mother of Willis Keeshig (Grace), Dorene Keeshig, Steven Keeshig, Nolan Keeshig, Terry Keeshig, all of Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation, Arlene Keeshig, Denise Waukey, both of Owen Sound, and Susan Keeshig, of London. Alfreda Keeshig also raised grand-daughter Paula Lynn Keeshig; grandsons Jeffery Keeshig, Cory Keeshig and Jory Waukey. Survived by her brother Walter Chegahno (Pat), and sister Clara Smith. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and family friends. Predeceased by her parents Willis Waukey, Christine (Pedoniquotte) Waukey; daughter Margret (Waukey) Good; sons Gregory “Buck” Keeshig, Kelly Keeshig, Donald Keeshig; grandson Jeromka “Jerry” Keeshig; brothers Rudy Waukey, Leonard Waukey, and Arnold Nadjiwon; and sister Susan Heathers. A sacred fire will be held at the home of Alfreda Keeshig at #20 Sandy Beach Rd., Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation Ontario. A cedar bath will be held at the THOMAS C. WHITCROFT FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL , 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Following the cedar bath, a Private Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Alfreda Keeshig’s journey to the creator. Cremation to follow. A feast in honour of Alfreda Keeshig will take place at a later date. The family of Alfreda Keeshig would like to send a Big Thank to Gateway Haven staff, and Dr. VanDorp. In lieu of flowers, donations to Friends of Gateway, or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com13328993
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