Theodore Justin Pitawanakwat passed away suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023. Age 71 years.

Beloved husband of Christine ‘Tina’ Pitawanakwat for 42 years. Loving father of Brenda (Angelo), Heather, Chris (Addy), Raymond (Lee Ann), James (Dawniss), Ed (Jenna), and the late Julia (Jerry). Cherished Papa of 22 and Great Papa of 3. Loving son of the late Dominic and Sarah Pitawanakwat. Dear brother of Gilbert (Gloria), Henry, Mildred, Evelyn (Wilfred), Bev, Elaine (Ron), Alphonse, Elizabeth (late Hank), and the late Victor, Bernard ‘Isaac’ (Dorothy ‘Cookie’), and Marina (husband Robert). Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Ted was known for his great sense of humour. He was fluent in Ojibway and was a respected knowledge keeper. He loved visitors and small talk, and was very family oriented, instilling good values in his family. He especially loved his grandchildren’s visits, and watching them play hockey. Ted was helpful, respectful, selfless, and loving -- he was always willing to lend a helping hand. Ted will forever be missed by all of his family and friends.

Resting at the Magnetawan First Nation Hall, where friends will be received from the afternoon on Friday, May 5th until the Funeral Mass at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Britt, at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023.

Interment at Magnetawan First Nation Cemetery.

Reception to follow at Magnetawan First Nation Hall.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Parry Sound Minor Hockey, or the Holy Family Catholic Church would be appreciated (donations by cheque only, please).


Wishing you peace, comfort and courage during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you Tina and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Dianna Wheatley

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them. Sending our sincere condolences to the Family. Keeping everyone in our prayers.

-Charlene Ashawasegai

Tina and family,
I am so truly sorry to hear of Theodore’s passing. Always a very kind man that loved to have conversations and loved talking hockey. A family man through and through, he will be missed.

-Tim Heitman

My deepest condolences to Tlna and his family. He'll be deeply missed by all he knew, so once again my heart goes out to you.

-Alvin Tabobondung

Condolences to Theodore's family from the Webkamigad's in Wikwemkosing.

-Regina Webkamigad

So sorry to hear the sad news of Theodore’s passing. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his big beautiful family and the community of Magnetawan FN. ❤️

-Sue Siwik

Sincere prayers and thoughts to Heather, Tee-Anna and Miracle. Your dad and grandpa will always be in your hearts. Rest in peace

-Shawanaga Education

So sorry for your loss. Theodore was a pleasure to know. Always smiling. RIP

-Ken Breadner

My deepest sympathy to you Tina and family on the loss of a great man. Ted was true to himself and all that met him. We sure enjoyed pool night in Britt. Sadly he will be missed by many.

-Bob harford

With much sadness I offer my deepest condolences to my Aunty Tina, my cousins and those little grands. My Uncle will be lovingly remembered by me, my sisters, Dad and nephews. He lived with us for a time when I was little. I felt safe in his care. He was the first to visit us after we moved out west. A kind and loving man. Generous with his time, teachings and all earthly possessions. Always welcomed a visit from the many on their travels. And even safe harbour for weary travellers. I have been both. I will remember him with love. The same love I send to you all who will gather in his memory. My heart is with you. ❤️ I take comfort knowing he will be so lovingly greeted in paradise by so many we have loved. I wish you comfort in many small ways in the days to come. A memory. A breeze. A birds song. The warmth of the sun. A visit from friends and family. A good belly laugh. Luv ya’s -C

-Cheryl Whiskeyjack (KABONI)

Deep condolences to the family. May his memory and Spirit live on.

-Rebeka Tabobondung

Condolences to Tina and family. Was sad to hear of Theodore’s passing, made me think of his jokes growing up. He will be missed. RIP - Sending you all hugs and strength.

-Clara Partridge

My heart goes out to all of Teds family, he was a wonderful man. I enjoyed talking to him everytime I saw him at the hockey rink. Always had a smile that would brighten any room!

-Wade Lebert

Condolences to the family! We are praying for comfort and peace for everyone during this time. From the Darla King Goman & family

-Darla King Goman

I am sorry to receive the news of Theodore passing. My sincere condolences to Tina and the rest of the Pitawanakwat family. Theodore made my day brighter every time we spoke. I truly enjoyed his friendship. May his memory be a blessing.
Ray Pavlove

-Ray Pavlove

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ted and your great loss. We will sure miss trading stories and jokes with him at at ice level during hockey games. Wes and Cindy

-Cindy McEwen

Tina and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Theodore was a great person and always loved to chat about fishing with us. R.I.P Billy & Renee

-Renee Karwaski

From Frieda n my son Andre, Sending our Condolences to the Family. Ted always likes to visit ppl, will be missed from .

-Andre Lewis

Oh Tina and kids, I am so sorry for your loss. It has been many years since I have seen you, but remember Theodore with love and respect, My sincerest condolences to you all.

-Susan Adamson

I was greatly saddened to hear about Theodore‘s passing. I was fortunate to have coached Chris and Ray when they were young. Having chats with Theodore after the games was the highlight of my day. When hockey was done I had some great talks with him up while working in the Britt area. A great sense of humour and such a knowledgeable man. It was an honour and a privilege to know him and call him a friend. My sincere condolences to all of the family. God bless you buddy.

-Ken Webb

My thoughts and prayers and with the family during this difficult time.

-Doug Newton

Tina and family, we were so sad to hear of Ted's passing. He was such a lovely, gentle soul with a ready smile for everyone. We will miss seeing and chatting with him at the arena. Our deepest condolences, Gail and Doug Cook and family

-Gail Cook

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Ted was always one to offer a smile and share some optimism about the hockey game. I'll miss seeing him in his spot by the glass.
With fond memories,
Joe Villeneuve and family.

-Joe Villeneuve