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Joseph Ignace Bighetty

October 15, 1937 ~ July 21, 2019 (age 81)


Our Dear Friend “King”


Those special memories of you,

will always make us smile.

If only we could have you back,

for just a little while.


Then we could sit and talk again,

just like we used to do.

You meant so much to us,

And you always will too.


The fact that you’re no longer here,

Will always cause us pain.

But you’re forever in our hearts,

Until we meet again.


Our dear friend King, you will always be missed ♥

Marlene Colomb, Sandy Hart-Daniels, Lisa Daniels, JR Castel,

Margaret J. Colomb, Marcel Bighetty.



Joseph Ignace Bighetty was born Friday, October 15, 1937 in Pukatawagan, Manitoba to Francois and Catherine Bighetty.  He spent most of his early years in Granville Lake and moved back to Pukatawagan later in life.

King, as he was known to many, was a very humble, kind and generous man.  He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

King attended Residential School in Sturgeon Landing, Saskatchewan and according to one of his peers he should have been scouted by the NHL Prospects.  At the age of 16, King had to return home to Pukatawagan.  Back home he continued to play sports such as hockey and softball.  This is where Ignace go his nickname “King”.

Ignace passed away peacefully Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his home in Pukatawagan, Manitoba, at the age of 81 years.

Ignace is survived by adopted daughter Carrie Bear; adopted grandchildren Emma and Emery Bear; nieces and nephews Ovide Dumas and family, Harriet Baker and family, Sophie (Ben) Garr and family, Gabe (Flora) Bighetty and family, Elie (Flora) Bighetty and family, Patrick (Jackie) Bighetty and family, Lillian (Gary) Colomb and family, Fred Bighetty and family, Loretta (Ralph) Caribou and family, Irene (Gordon) Bighetty and family, Adam Richard and family, Marlene Dumas and family, Barbara (Mike) Dumas and family, Thelma (Lyle) Morrisseau and family, Clare Hart (Gary) and family, Caroline Hart (Stan) and family, Nancy Hart (Leslie) and family, Cathy Bighetty (Doug) and family, Solomon Bighetty and family, Roger Bighetty and family, Eileen Redhead and family, Lucien (Dehlia) Francois and family, Lorraine Francois and family, Debbie (Peter) Ballantyne and family, Cornelius Francois, Thomas Francois; his other family Victoria Francois and family, Lorna Dumas (Gordie) and family, Lorraine Francois (Francis) and family, Earl (Cynthia) Francois and family, Nola (Clayton) Bear, Elliard (Jennifer) Francois, Gary (Teffany) Francois; best friends JR Castel, Marlene Colomb, Marcel Bighetty, Sandy Hart, Gordie Bear, Clarence (Brenda) Bighetty; and many friends, grand nieces and grand nephews too numerous to mention.

Ignace was predeceased by his parents Catherine  (nee Caribou) and Francois Bighetty; brothers Fred, John, Simon; sisters Catherine Dumas, Mary Ann Hart, Margaret Francois; brothers-in-law Adolph Dumas, Dominque Hart, Phillip Francois; sisters-in-law Elise Bighetty, Melanie Bighetty; nieces Marie Beardy, Margaret Bighetty, Irene Baker, Diane Hart, Rose Hart-Bighetty, Jean Ducharme; nephews Lawrence Dumas, Larry Francois, Emile Francois, John “Bull” Francois, Eric Francois, Wesley Francois, Marcel McKay; and many relatives and friends too numerous to mention.  If we forgot anyone it was not intentional.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Nikiway Health Ground, Pukatawagan, Manitoba



Friday, July 26, 2019

10:00 am

Sacred Heart

Catholic Church,

Pukatawagan, Manitoba


Fr. Dhana Amarlapudi


Flora Grieves

Mary Ann Dumas

Hilda Francois



Sacred Heart

Catholic Cemetery,

Pukatawagan, Manitoba



Gary Francois

JR Castel

Earl Francois

Marcel Bighetty

Malcolm Bighetty

Elliard Francois



Elie Bighetty

Ovide Dumas

Gabe Bighetty

Fred Bighetty

Pat Bighetty

Lucien Francois

Adam Richard

Gordie Bear

Solomon Bighetty

Clarence Bighetty



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July 25, 2019

6:00 PM
Nikiway Health Grounds
Pukatawagan, Manitoba, MB R0B 1G0

Funeral Service
July 26, 2019

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Pukatawagan
Pukatawagan, Manitoba, MB R0B 1G0

July 26, 2019

4:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Pukatawagan
Pukatawagan, Manitoba, MB R0B 1G0

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