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John George Ettawakapow

March 18, 1965 ~ October 6, 2019 (age 54)



             It was with great sadness that we announce the passing of our son, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, cousin, brother-in-law and friend, John George “Dot-Dot” Ettawakapow, on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at The Pas, Manitoba, at the age of 54 years.

             John George was born Thursday, March 18, 1965 in Moose Lake, Manitoba with his twin brother John Edward who passed at the age of 3 months.

John George was united in marriage to Eva Lena Cook on April 26, 1986 and together they had 5 children and thirteen grandchildren.

Dot-Dot went to school in Moose Lake and Cranberry Portage, where he received his grad twelve diploma.  Dot-Dot was also a talented carpenter.  He worked for Mosakahiken Cree Nation Housing projects.  His greatest joy was being around family and friends.  He loved to joke around with them and make them laugh. 

Dot-Dot’s friends and family spoke fondly about him.  There were no negative words said about him.  At home he would help his dad fix his truck and every year they would decorate the house, even if they didn’t enter into the Christmas light contest.  The reason why he kept doing this is because of his late brother Norman, Dot-Dot said to keep the tradition alive for the memory of Norman.

Dot-Dot was a kind and loving person and always had a smile for everyone and had a funny sense of humor.  He loved his family and children whom he never forget and mention all the time.  Dot-Dot loved spending time in The Pas where he hung around with friends.  His parents would try and bring home but always resisted.  He would ask for ten bucks and said he would be okay.  He made The Pas his home.

Dot-Dot is survived by his parents Sam and Florence Ettawakapow; children John, Jeremy (Maria), Janine, Judy (Tron), Jacob (Karen); brothers Sam Jr., Ettawakapow, Leonard Ettawakapow, Alfred (Dora) Ettawakapow, Brian Bignell; sisters Isabelle (Jr) Ettawakapow, Florence (Metro) Patchenose, Denise Bignell; grandchildren Jazlynn, Tyson, Jrayden, Jordan, Jade, Amillio, Amelia, Amerre, Arianne, Jayda, Jason, Julee, June; uncles James (Susan) Ettawakapow, Raymond Tobacco, Douglas Lambert, Joe (Clara) Lambert; aunties Virginia Grey, Maryann (Rodrick) Bignell, Olive Lambert, Sylvia Lambert; Godchild Florence Pauline Patchenose; brother-in-law Jerry Young.

Dot-Dot was predeceased by his brothers Vincent Lambert, John Edward Ettawakapow, Samuel Edward Ettawakapow, Clarence Ettawakapow, Norman Ettawakapow, Bernard Solomon Ettawakapow; sister Sandra Marie Young; grandparents Matthew and Flora Jean Ettawakapow, Robert and Bella Lambert, Solomon Tobacco; uncles Irving Tobacco, Paul Tobacco, Bernard Tobacco, Alfred “Boy G” Tobacco, Norman Lambert, John Lambert, Alfred Lambert, Albert Lambert Sr.; aunties Samaria Wilson, Catherine Lathlin, Elizabeth Martin, Isabelle Bloomfield, Marie Packo, Pauline Lathlin, Shirley Lambert, Stella Buck, Rose Ballantyne; niece Summer Nasekapow; mother and father-in-law Eva Cook (nee Beardy) and Absolom Cook; brother-in-law Gordy Cook, Herman Cook. If we forgot anyone it was not intentional.


Sunday, October 13, 2019    1:00  -  3:00 pm

The Pas Friendship Centre, The Pas, Manitoba


Sunday, October 13, 2019 and Monday, October 14, 2019

Residence of Sam and Florence Ettawakapow

38 Sesame Street, Moose Lake, Manitoba



Tuesday, October 14, 2019    1:00 pm

St. John’s Anglican Church, Moose Lake, Manitoba

Presider: Rev. Clara Lambert



St. Dominique’s Cemetery, Moose Lake, Manitoba



All of Dot-Dot’s sons and brothers: Leonard Ettawakapow,

Sam Jr. Ettawakapow, Alfred Ettawakapow, Brian Bignell,

John Ettawakapow, Jeremy Ettawakapow, Jacob Ettawakapow, Jerry Young, Linus Tobacco, Ernest Grey, Andy Grey,

Roderick Grey, Fred Grey, Vincent Lambert, Blair Lambert,

Rod Bignell Jr., Jacob Nasekapow, Mathew Ettawakapow,

Joey Lambert, Bobby Lambert, Randy Lambert, Joseph Lambert, Albert Lambert Jr., Fred Lambert, David Tobacco,

Murray Ballantyne, Mervin Ballantyne, Luke Ballantyne,

Daniel Ballantyne, Derek Packo, Metro Patchinose,

Kayou Nasekapow, Tito Nasekapow, Norman Patchinose.



Friends: Boyd Ballantyne, Purvis McKay, David Patchinose, Harley Dorion, Wilfred Martin, Fergus Campbell, Herman Buck, Jerrilynn Ballantyne, Ralph Buck Jr., Raymond Bignell,

Abner Cook, Eric Cook, Stanley Beardy, Georgie Buck,

Jefferey Martin, Ross Martin, Harold Packo, David Packo,

Murray Cook, Vern Monias, Robinson Tobacco, Len Sanderson, Frances Buck, Gordon Ballantyne, Garry Settee.



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Funeral Service
October 15, 2019

1:00 PM
St. John's Anglican Church
Moose Lake, MB R0B 0Y0

October 15, 2019

3:00 PM
St. Dominic's Cemetery, Moose Lake
Moose Lake Road
Moose Lake, MB R0B 0Y0

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