Clifford Tuesday "Biboon"
Having recently battled many health complications; Clifford Tuesday, age 60, of Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing, passed away on Tuesday May 31, 2011 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital surrounded by family.
He was loved and raised by his Grandmother Anne Morrison and he always cherished that time in his life. His traditional upbringing included time spent with his Aunts and Uncles.
His work over the years involved pulp cutting, guiding for many of the local resorts, trapping with a special elder, working for local fishery, operating a guide service and managing Cedar Island Resort for Big Island. Clifford worked hard at the jobs he had; he retired from his last employment position as Education Counselor for Big Island.
In 1982 Clifford had the privilege of coaching a boy's baseball team. He was very proud of this special opportunity. His athletic history includes playing hockey, baseball, waterskiing, downhill skiing, swimming, diving, lacrosse and volleyball. Clifford loved to fish. He was also a hunter. His knowledge and wisdom acquired from elders and other sources was shared with friends and family in numerous ways. They will miss his never ending sense of humor and his kind, gentle and loving heart. Clifford loved to create moments to make people laugh and smile.
Rose Marie, his wife, partner and friend of 38 years will forever love and miss him.
Clifford's children; Clifford Ian, Sheri Lou, Anne Marie, Shelly Marie and Clifton Chad will always love, cherish, and miss him. Clifford's special sons are Mike, Lawernce, Charlie and Robert Bobby. His special daughters are Gina, Candace and Annette. He had an abundance of love for his family, friends and loved ones.
Together, Clifford and his wife Rose share 9 grandchildren: Jaden, Courtney, Breanna, Alyssa, Nika, Madeline, Vincent, Jack, and Chad. They were also blessed with two great grandchildren: Alicia and Kaleb. Clifford loved them all dearly and will always share a special bond with them.
Clifford will be missed by his brothers; Gary, Jazz, Noel and their partners Stella, Amy and Darlene. His sisters: Patsy, Brenda, Bernadine, Audrey, Rhonda and their partners Otto, Wayne and Jorge. They will miss him dearly. Other family members who remember and miss Clifford include his step siblings; Marie, Agnes, Elizabeth, Stanley and Albert. His many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends share the treasured memories of their uncle, cousin and friend.
Clifford was predeceased by his father Pierre Tuesday Sr., his mother Hannah Comegan, brothers Carl and Larry, sisters Sharon, Star, Debbie; Step brother Ron, and Albert John Morrison who was his brother, best friend, and cousin.
A traditional funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing Community Centre. Interment will follow at Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing Cemetery.
A wake will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 3pm in the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing Community Centre.
The pallbearers will be Marcel Horton, Sean Comegan, Carl Big George Jr., Alain Tanguay, Jarvis
Little, and Garry Windigo.
Honourary pallbearers will be Clifford's other close friends.
If friends and family so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada c/o Rainy River Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.rainyriverfuneralhome.com