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Joseph Lawrence Kanantakaien Sharrow Jr. "Boat"

December 8, 1982 – December 28, 2019

 

Joseph Lawrence Kanantakaien Sharrow Jr. "Boat" of Tsi Snaihne passed away suddenly on December 28, 2019. He is survived by his mother Janice Swamp-Sharrow & Vince Phillips of Tsi Snaihne, Joni Cole & Mickey Waukey of Akwesasne, Tammy & Brandon David of Akwesasne, Sherri & Aronhianies Porter of Akwesasne, Arthur Sharrow & Betina Arney of Tsi Snaihne, Jen Johnson of Akwesasne, son Tehawisiiaks & daughter Ieniehtanawentha Sharrow of Akwesasne, Goddaughter Mesa Cole and many aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Joseph was predeceased by Joseph Lawrence Sharrow Sr., Alec Sharrow, Arthur Sharrow, Agnes & George Sharrow, Charlotte & Leo Swamp, Joe Swamp, Jake Swamp, Leonard Swamp, & Raymond Swamp, Jaden Barnes-Sharrow, & Jamie Cole.

Joseph attended the St. Regis Mohawk School, Salmon River Central, General Vanier Secondary School, and Iohahiio Adult Education Program for Carpentry. He worked over the years at various cigarette factories, and as a general laborer, carpenter, a mechanic for various organizations, MCA and for many extended family members as needed. He loved playing pool, ski-dooing, boating, bowling, binge watching movie series, listening to hip hop/rap music, grilling/cooking, hosting family dinners and bonfires, spending time with his family and friends. He was a great dad; he always spoke proudly and lovingly of his son and daughter. He was quick to smile and joke around. "Boat," as many knew him, was a man with a big heart, he was generous with his time and was always eager to help out. His laughter & playful spirit will never be forgotten.

Joseph rested at the Homemakers in Tsi Snaihne on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 12 noon until Funeral Service at Homemakers on Friday, January 3, 2020. Arrangements entrusted to Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes West Branch, (613-932-8482).

 

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