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Mylen Major-Oshie, 57

Mylen Major-Oshie Ogijaanakwad went to the Spirit world on July 14, 2014. He was born March 31, 1957 to the late Norbert and late Mary Major (nee Oshie). He is survived by sister, Clara Major, brother, Brian Major Sr (Diane), along with their children Brian Major Jr (Jeanette) and Angela Major (Fred), brother Melvin and his children, Jennilee Major (Bill), Terilee Major, Cynthia Major, Scott Major and his numerous cousins, great nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by brothers James and Irving. A special acknowledgement is given of his adopted sons Mahengun Goodsky Sr and Beemus Goodsky and his grandchildren, Mahengun Jr, Makwa, Ahki, Miskwabinese, and Giizis whom he loved and cherished. He was a man of many talents which included; master carpentry, welding, an accomplished athlete with a brown belt in Judo and a weight lifting champion, an accomplished painter/artist, and he knew how to make laughter come out of his encounters with people. He faced challenges in his life and he was able to embrace the teachings and ceremonies of the people which in turn gave him strength and courage. Mylen’s key trait’s was of loyalty to family and his close friends. He leaves us with saddened hearts but also cherished memories of who he truly was. Rest in paradise, Mylen Major-Oshie Ogijaanakwad. A traditional wake was held on Friday July 18, 2014 from the Big Grassy Ojibwe First Nation Community Hall, followed by a traditional service on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Elder Gilbert Smith officiating. Interment took place in Big Grassy Ojibwe First Nation Cemetery. Pall Bearers were Brian Major Jr., Aaron Morrison, Bill Copenace, Mahengun Goodsky Sr., Fred Cuthbert, Ryan Kirkrude and Sean Comegan. Honourary Pall Bearers were Stanley “Booboo” Jack, Doug Horton, Roy Tom, Beemus Goodsky, and Carl “Zig” Tuesday Jr. and all his close friends in Whitefish Bay and Manitou Rapids. Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com