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RODERICK PETER BUNN JR. (Giizhigo Inini (Sky Man)) Obituary pic

RODERICK PETER BUNN JR. (Giizhigo Inini (Sky Man))

Born: Oct 03, 1951

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2023

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Giizhigo Inini (Sky Man)
October 3, 1951 –January 6, 2023

With his family around him; Roderick Peter Bunn Jr., passed peacefully into the arms of Creator. After battling with the final stages of COPD Dad left quietly to be with his son Rory Steffan, his mother and father, Marie Madeline and Rod Bunn Sr., he was also greeted by his brothers, Lee, Nelson, Clarence, Roland and sister Zelma.
Dad lived a full and adventurous life; as lead singer of the group Red Cloud, as a successful Pulp and Truck hauler, as an active assistant hockey coach, avid golfer, well-seasoned traveller, baseball and recreational hockey player. Dad loved to cut grass, shovel the road and clear the water from the puddles. Dad always walked or rode his bike - he kept himself active and he battled and survived Cancer. He truly lived a life full of love, laughter and humbleness.
He leaves to mourn Cynthia - the love of his life, his son Ruben, adopted son Sonny Bercier (Lorissa), daughters, April Courchene, Anissa and Stacy, adopted daughter Sharon Bruyere, baby boy Sean (Sybil), his 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dad is also survived by his siblings: Mary Whitesell (Dallas), Ambrose, Lena Harry, Wilfred, Doris Whitesell, Henry, Cameron (Harriet), Lionel (Marie), Beverly and Blaine; his best friend and brother Lloyd Bunn (Teresa). Dad had numerous friends and family who were very dear to him and we acknowledge every single member of his circle of friends and family. We thank you for the love and friendship everyone has shown to our dad and we honour the aunts, uncles, numerous nieces and nephews who have come to support us in our grief.
Wake services are being held at the family home on the North Shore in Sagkeeng First Nation, Monday, January 9 to Thursday, January 12, 2023. Funeral services will be held at the St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church, Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. with Father Augustine Ezediniru officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Spirit Road Funeral Services Inc.,
PO Box 200, Fort Alexander, Manitoba,
R0E 0P0, 204-340-6490 or friends may leave a message of sympathy at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 10, 2023

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Cynthia, I am truly sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. He was a gentle, loveable & loving soul. I imagine he and Percy will enjoy their reunion. On the one hand, we are so grateful they are no longer suffering; while on the other, our hearts long to be with them. I thank God for your faith, your family, and your community to help you the, although in the end your grief is yours alone. Please remember my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time and on into the future. Much love…Caroline - Posted by: Caroline Stevenson (Friend ) on: Jan 10, 2023

  • My condolences to family. - Posted by: Bill James (Friend) on: Jan 10, 2023

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