Audrey Gladys Pawis

Audrey Gladys Pawis (Tabobondung) passed away with her family by her side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024. Age 89 years.

Dear daughter of the late Waubgeshig and Lucy Tabobondung. Wife of the late Lorne Fredrick Pawis. Loving mother of Lorna, Dave, Bertha, Warren, Ethel, Tracey, Conrad and adopted son Norm Swanson Sr. Predeceased by her daughter Deborah. Loving Nokmis/Nan to Laureen, Chris, Justin, Lyzander, Andrea, Waukomaun, Jacob, Travis, John, Nancy, Lorne, Sam, Niiwingiigodah, Josh, Lee Ann, and Erica Ann, Jesse and Josh. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren’s partners. Great Nokmis/Nan to Zakkary,Tyson, Austin, Deion, Ocean, Montana, Kamyia, Brody, Chase, Muskwendum,Ogitchida, Mino-Margret,, Saagasgeh, Melody, Zack, Dillion, Biidaasmoseh, Blossom, Paimossigai, Jenfir, Nadia, Semma, Karma and Carlisle, Great-Great Nokmis to Raya and Aziah. Predeceased by her siblings Nellie, Frank, Alfred, Eldridge, William, Anderson, Aileen, Jane, Stella, and Clara. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, brother and sister in-law, adopted granddaughter and many friends.

Audrey was a Community Health Representative for 25+ years and was dedicated and committed to her community of Wasauksing. She was integral in the planning and development of Wasauksing Health and Social Services programs. Audrey was awarded the Ontario Senior Achievement Award in 2004. She enjoyed her crafts and her pieces of work can be seen around the world.

A special thank you and appreciation to the Doctors and Nursing Staff at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.

Resting at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound, where friends will be received on Sunday, May 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and on Monday, May 20th from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Funeral Service will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, May 21st at 11:00 A.M.

Cremation to follow.

Interment of Ashes at Wasauksing Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation, or Mama’s Language program.


My deepest sympathies to my cousins and all my Auntie’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. To all who loved her. She was a remarkable woman. She was my God Mother. I will always remember her giving me a painted rock of a lady bug when I was around 3-4 years old, I felt so special as she didn’t give my sisters one lol. My Auntie also made me my first pair of moccasins as a baby. I know her presence will be forever missed by her family, as she was an amazing Matriach. Sending love to you all. Jan and Family

-Janice Groves

Sending Love and our condolences to all.

-Nancy & Barry (Diamond)

Sorry to hear of Aunt Audrey's passing. She was a beautiful woman, caring and always smiled and gave the best hugs. Not living close I think my last memory of seeing her was at an Elders' picnic. Loved her smile and will miss her. Prayers and Love.

-Muriel Evenson (Pawis)

Deep condolences and strong hugs for your family and all who loved Audrey. She was a wonderful woman. All my love - Cheryl (Spruce Bay, Manitoba)

-Cheryl Jourdain

Deepest condolences to the whole family. Auntie Audrey will be so missed. Grateful for cherished love she shared.

-Rebeka Tabobondung

I am so sorry for your loss of your Mama and may she rest in peace


Oh Tracey! I am so sorry to hear about Audrey. She was such a lovely warm person. I always enjoyed chatting with her when we were working on ‘Walking With Our Sisters’. ❤️

-Lynda Schwalm

My condolences to your family.

-Nancy Campbell

Sending our deepest sympathy and love. Katherine Denune, Tom and Teresa Denune.

-Tom Denune

My deepest condolences. I will never forget her warm smile and joyful heart. Whenever I went to bingo with her, she would always reach across the table and lovingly dab the numbers I missed on my strip of 3 cards after expertly dabbing her table full of what looked like about a hundred or so cards. I don’t know how she did it. She had a heart full of love.

-Jeff Steckley