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Eugene James Assiniboine

August 11, 1970 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 50)

Obituary

“Good Flute Voice”

After a long battle with cancer, Eugene Assiniboine passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Keeshkeemaquah Village at the age of 50 years.

Eugene is lovingly remembered by his mother Maggie Myran of Long Plain, wife Carrie Assiniboine of Waywayseecappo, stepchildren, 16 step-grandchildren who he held dear, aunty sister Lisa Assiniboine of Long Plain, siblings Marcia (Brendon) Assiniboine of Keeshkeemaquah Village, Dennis Myran of Portage la Prairie, Jeff Myran of Long Plain, Jaysin Assiniboine of Portage la Prairie, Terry Keewatincappo, Rusty Keewatincappo and Leroy Keewatincappo, all of Waywayseecappo, special aunty Lisa Meeches, special step-grandkids Letty Clearsky and Ejay Keewatincappo, special uncle Harvey Keewatincappo and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Eugene was predeceased by his paternal father Clarence Keewatin, dad Stanley Myran, grandparents James and Rosemary Assiniboine, and many aunts & uncles.

Eugene spent a lot of time away from home, but came home 15 years ago to spend time with family. He enjoyed sitting around talking, having a smoke, joking and laughing. He loved the outdoors and working on vehicles, changing parts. If he wasn’t working on cars he was lifting weights and staying in shape. He was a busy body, always working on something, but one thing everyone knew is that he would stop whatever he was doing to have a talk with you.

After travelling around the world, he finally settled down in Waywayseecappo where he reconnected with his paternal father’s side of the family, and where he also met his partner Carrie. They were together for 12 years. He made sure he came home to Long Plain to visit his mom often. He loved doing things for his mom. When his nephews would find out he was coming home, they begged their parents to go to mummum’s just to see Uncle, and they knew they would have a great time. Sure enough, nephews and Uncle would end up going on an adventure, he would load up the boys after cleaning the yard and go for a ride to the dump. They would then go the back roads and look for wildlife. He would tell them what tracks to look for, they would spend the day just enjoying the outdoors. Eugene had so much love and patience for nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He loved making them laugh and showing them new tricks. The day would come to an end, the kids had to go home but they never wanted to, they wanted to stay with Uncle. Eventually everyone would leave with their parents and wait for the next time Uncle comes.

Private services will be held, followed by burial at Long Plain Cemetery.

A tree will be planted and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com 204-857-4021

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