Don Cada

January 26, 1945 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 75)


CADA - Don, of Sheshegwaning, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Monday October 26, 2020, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Carol and dear father of Dale, Celina (Daley) Mantasawagon and Brenda Tobias. Cherished grandfather of Dustin and Cheyenne. Don will be sadly missed by his sisters Lorna (Peter) Horlacher, Doreen Ardis, and Betty Ann (Martin) Price and in laws Marion Pratt, Linda (Dave) Rider, Olive (Ralph) Thompson. Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Elizabeth (Corbiere) Cada and his sisters Freda Cada, and Celina (Tina) Carroll as well as his brother in law Fred Ardis and in laws Wesley Freeman, Margaret Fleury, Susan Keats, Edward Freeman, Bob Pratt, Elsie (Tom) Rogers, Thomas (Bonnie) Freeman  and John Edward. Will be missed by special niece Elizabeth (Beth) Carroll, as well as his other nieces and nephews. Don was married for 53 years to his wife Carol and had 3 beautiful children, Celina, Brenda and Dale. He also was gifted with 2 beautiful grandchildren, Cheyenne and Dustin. He had a special relationship with his niece Beth Carroll. Don was a foster parent for 5 years to Caine and Xavior, who he continued his bond. His love for his family was what he cherished and did whatever he needed to, to ensure they were provided for and happy. Don loved his family pets Josie (dog) and Tiger (kitten). He enjoyed going out on his scooter with his little dog, Josie to get the mail. Don enjoyed when family would come to visit and spend time with him. He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling working in his shop puttering around doing odd jobs that needed tending. He spent time cutting wood for his home in preparation for the long winters. One of Don’s favourite pastimes was when he took his family on many picnics and camping trips. He enjoyed social gatherings and dancing. Don served his community for three terms as a band councilor. He was band manager for Sheshegwaning from 1972-1975 and again from 1978-1995 and he sat on board of education for 6yrs and he also drove school bus for 27 yrs. for the children in Sheshegwaning. Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 27, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Simpson Funeral Home, Gore Bay, then on Wednesday October 28 at the Sheshegwaning Community Complex from 11 am until time of the Funeral Mass on Thursday October 29 at 11 am. Due to Covid restrictions, all visitations and funeral mass will be by invite only. Masks must be worn. Donations to the Cancer Society or Sheshegwaning Education would be gratefully appreciated.

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