George Paul Frank Okimaw Sr.


(George Paul) Frank James Okimaw Sr.
November 11, 1956 – July 26, 2015

It is with heartfelt sadness that our family announces the passing of Frank Sr. at the age of 58 years. He fought a long hard battle to remain with us, but the Great and Powerful Lord our Father, saw his suffering and took him home to rest.
He is survived by his wife, Claudette Okimaw; mother Nellie Okimaw (Lyle “Buddy” LaLonde); siblings: Mary Okimaw ( Stanley Ladouceur), Julia Okimaw-Hawryluk (Robert Hawryluk), Ivan Okimaw (Daisy Okimaw); children: Dawn Nadeau (Jason), Danielle, Tanishya, Olivia (Chapan), Ronda Sitavanc, (Michael), Latishya, Gloria, Kay-Lee, Memphis, Ryder, Jewel, Crystal Patenaude (Ian Whitford), Corbyn, Greg, Dredyn, Dailyn, Frankie James Okimaw Junior II, T-Anna, Rayleen, Frank James Okimaw III, Eliza Jane Okimaw (Vantha), Dustin Charles Emery (Samantha Desjarlais), Wanekia Morningstar, Rocky Richard Jesse Kehewa Okimaw, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Frank was predeceased by George and Mary Okimaw (paternal grandparents); Paul and Eliza Walker (maternal grandparents); father Julian Okimaw ; brothers: Jesse Okimaw, Robert Lewis “Buddy” McKenzie, Richard Okimaw; grandson, Kezeiah Russell Frank Okimaw-Bellerose, aunt, Eva Walker and nephew, Julian Okimaw.
Officiating: Father Anochirim (Driftpile First Nation), Eulogist: Natacha Okimaw, Readings: Loved ones and Lois Lang, Pallbearers: Dinah Chalifoux, Charmine Coleman, Crystal Patenaude, Nellie Rose Soto, Dawn Nadeau, Tanishya Nadeau, Ronda Sitavanc, Natacha Okimaw, Dustin Charles Emery, Charles Giroux, Earl Giroux, Greg Hunter, Lyle Laboucan and Michael Sitavanc; Cross bearer: Rocky Okimaw; Honorary Pallbearers: Ivan Okimaw, Frankie II, Frankie III, Ryder Sitavanc, Corbyn Parranto, Dredyn Lajimodiere, Dailyn Lajimodiere, Barbara Giroux, Delphine Collins, Babe Giroux, Roseanna Chalifoux, Pearl Giroux, Harry (Hario) Campioux, Fred Campioux, Dolly (Alvin) Campioux, Wilson Giroux, John Willier, John and Leonie Meier, Rosemarie and James Deane and Daniel McKay.
Our dad’s favorite verse was Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8.
“A Time for Everything”
There is a time for everything,
And a season for every activity under the heavens:
A time to be born and a time to die,
A time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time to kill and a time to heal,
A time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones and a
Time to gather them,
A time to embrace and a time to
Refrain from embracing.
A time to search and a time to give up,
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to search and a time to give up,
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to tear and a time to mend
A time to be silent and a time to speak,
A time to love and a time to hate,
A time for war and a time for Peace.


Hear our cries
But don’t let them stop you
From your journey
To a place where pain does not exist
And eternal happiness is yours,

Our shedding of tears is our way
Of telling you we love you and that
We’ll always remember you.
You are so dear to us
For you were always there
When we needed you.

There was much that was left unsaid.
Hear our Prayers
We realize it is your time to join
Your loved one,
Our Father.
Dad, may you rest in peace
Though it will be hard to let go
When they lower you down into mother earth.

We do not mean for you to stay where
Life was full of physical pain for you.
May the angels of heaven take you
By the hand
And walk you through the golden gates of home.

A viewing will be held at Serenity Funeral Service North Chapel, 10129 – Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Reverend James Holland OMI with a blessing for Frank.

For all those who can’t make it to his homeland, Driftpile First Nations, we thank you for the love, respect and support for our husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, chapon, family and friends.

Frank James Okimaw Sr.

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Dedicated to Ronda Sitavanc & Frankie James Okimaw Jr……..

~+~Until We Meet Again….~+~
Those special memories of you,
will always bring a smile….
If only I could have you back
just for a little while…
Then we can sit and talk again
like we used to do,,,
You always meant a lot to me
and you forever will…
The fact that your no longer here
will always cause me pain…
But your forever in my heart
until we meet again…

~+~RIP Frank Okimaw Sr.~+~
Love you guys & I’m always here for you guys, xoxo…..Prayers, hugs & my deepest Condolences to the family…….
Love: Melissa Gladu-Bellerose

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