1968 to 2019 ~ It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Thomas Jeffery Pine AKA Mr. Big, resident of Garden River First Nation. The creator quietly and peacefully called him home on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Tom was best known for his quick laughter, joking around and always made an impression the people he met during his time with us. Many remember sharing stories and his caring and compassion for everyone he met and would help anyone and gave anything he had. His greatest gifts were his children, grandchildren and his true soulmate. Tom followed his traditional teachings, learning the language and always took pride in passing them to his children. Family ties and bonds were always important and held close with his parents and siblings. Although our hearts are filled with sadness and loss his spirit will live on through his many children and grandchildren.
Thomas will be missed by partner Theresa Agawa, his parents Charles Pine and Joanne Pine and sister Linda Pine. Tom will be missed by many nieces and nephews, Ronald, Jason (Allysia Solomon) Ashley Gregoire (Raymond Gregoire), daughter Joanna, son Cheyenne, son Jacob, son Coletan, daughter Chastity, daughter Keirsten and daughter Anung, son Malachi, daughter Amber and grandchildren Michael, Elizabeth, Makiesha , Maiciah, Emery ,Creeda , Everle Aiden, Jerell. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents John Pine and Elizabeth Pine, maternal grandparents, Alexander Neyland and Edith Neyland, brother Mitchell Pine, brother Kevin Pine, sister Karen Pine and nephew Curtis Pine, son Walter Duggan, niece Katherine Chmilewski-Pine.
Friends may visit at the Garden River Community Centre on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 3 pm until time of the funeral service on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 11 am. Mr. Keith Boissoneau officiating. Interment Garden River Catholic Cemetery.
A special thanks to James Syrette (sunny boy) Darlynn Blackbird and Palz Peters and the EMS and Sault Fire Department.
Arrangements entrusted the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. 705-759-2522).