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JOHN "ATSIENHAIENTON" LAFRANCE

 

John "Atsienhaienton" Lafrance, Turtle Clan, passed away on January 5, 2019 at the Iakhihsohtha Lodge; age 90 years. John was the beloved son of the late Mitchell Lafrance and the late Mary Josephine Loft and dear brother of Pauline Lafrance Staves (Jerry). He was predeceased by his siblings Jake Lafrance, Louis Lafrance, Anthony "Tony" Lafrance and Madeline Lafrance Altheide. Also predeceased by his niece Lisa Margaret Lafrance and by his great-nephew Mitchell John Lafrance.

John will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. John and his siblings Tony and Madeline survived a traumatic life experience when they were taken from their home and "imprisoned" (John's interpretation) in a Residential School in Spanish, ON in 1932 at the ages of 4 to 6 years old until they were released at the age of 16 years old.

Funeral arrangement under the care and direction of LAHAIE & SULLIVAN CORNWALL FUNERAL HOMES, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (613-932-8482). Resting at the Homemaker's in Tsi Snaihne on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 4 p.m. until time of service on Saturday. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Homemaker's at 11 a.m. Burial to follow. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to Iakhihsohtha Lodge would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be left at http://www.lahaiesullivan.ca.

 

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