Of Cape Croker , peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Gabriel Louis Michele "Mike" Marie Linklater at the age of 65 years. Loving husband of the former Denise Frances Akiwenzie (2010) for 40 years. Devoted father of Jake and his wife Jennifer, of Cape Croker; Pam and her partner John Frank, of Wiarton; and Trish, of Moose Factory. Cherished Grandfather of Noah, Olivia, Madeline, Tessa, Declan, Joshua and Spencer. Brother of Jimmy, of Moosonee, and George and his wife Dorothy, North Bay; and step-brother of Mary Linklater, Gaston Gagnon, and Phefemi Linklater. Brother-in-law of Bryan Akiwenzie, Alex Akiwenzie and his wife Alice, Donna Akiwenzie, Andrea and her husband Bill Chegahno, Christalee Akiwenzie, Lisa Akiwenzie, and Giles Akiwenzie and his wife Patricia. Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Sidney and Lizbet; grandson Tristan Chapais; step-sister, Pauline Gagnon; sister-in-law Elsie Linklater; and brother-in-law Peter Akiwenzie. Mike worked many years for Public Works Canada along with several Aboriginal organizations: Curve Lake First Nation; New Credit First Nation and the National Association of Friendship Centres until coming to Cape Croker where he became the Capital Planner and finishing his career as the Project Manager for the new Cape Croker Elementary School. Family invite friends to gather with them for visitation at the Cape Croker Community Centre on Thursday from 7-9 pm and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A service to celebrate Mike's life will be conducted from the Community Centre on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11 o'clock. Family invite you to remain after the service and share in the 'Feast'. Cremation to follow. Donations to Thameswood Lodge (London) would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1947 - 2013
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