James Wilfred ABOTOSSAWAY

Male 1953 - 1969  (16 years)


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  • Name James Wilfred ABOTOSSAWAY 
    Born 17 Jun 1953  Sucker Creek, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1969 
    Buried 9 Dec 1969  Sucker Creek Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I65356  Manitoulin Roots
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2014 

    Father Stuart Otto OBATOSSAWAY,   b. 1 Dec 1931, Sucker Creek, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 2007, Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F21888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Toronto Star, December 6, 1969
      Boy killed by train pal between rails lives
      A 16-year-old boy was killed by a diesel locomotive near his home in the Weston-Davenport area last night but his 12-year-old companion survived because the train knocked him down between the rails and passed over him.
      Dead is James Abotossawy of Pelham Park Gardens, who formerly lived on Manitoulin Island.
      He and Anthony Johnson, also of Pelham Park Gardens, had been standing on the railroad tracks talking while on their way to a store. They didn't hear the train until it was too late.
      Anthony, who was treated at hospital for shock and then sent home, said he thought his friend was also safely between the tracks and yelled at hi: "Keep your head down and you'll be safe."
      Photo
      Anthony Johnson
      Miraculous escape

      Obituary, uncited
      James Abotossaway (handwritten 1969)
      James Wilfred Abotossaway, born at Sucker Creek, June 17, 1953. He received his education at Sucker Creek Indian School, No. 1, Howland Central Public School, later moving to Toronto. At the time of his death, he was taking an Upholstery Course, at West Park Vocational School, Toronto. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 9th, from St. Luke's Anglican Church, Sucker Creek, with Canon D.H. Dixon officiating. Rev. Douglas Sissenah, a relative, delivered his address in both Ojibway and English. Anthony Jones performed the duties of Crucifer for his closest friend. Mrs. Austin Howell was organist, and Hymns sung were "The Lord is my Shepherd," " On the Resurrection Morning", " Abide with Me", and " Nunc Dimiltis".
      The usher was Ernest McGraw; Crossbearer - Darcy Gilbert (cousins).
      The pallbearers were - David Corbiere, Frank Corbiere, Garry Gilbert, Gregory Abotossaway, Kenneth Nahwegahbo, all cousins, and Kenneth Madahbee.
      Mr. Stanley McGraw drove the flower car.
      Interment was a Sucker Creek cemetery.
      James is survived by his parents, Stuart and Doreen Abotossaway; four sisters, Linda, Brenda, Rita and Martha; three brothers; Paul, Randy and Freddie, also a foster brother and cousin - Rudy Corbiere.