Philomene Chegahno

1923 - 2015

Of Neyaashiinigmiing, passed peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Saturday December 5, 2015. Philomene Chegahno (nee Neboniquotte) at the age of 92 years, began her journey to the spirit world. Philomene Chegahno, born January 10th, 1923, Whitefish Lake First Nation, to Ambrose and Maggie Neboniquotte. Philomene was the youngest of three children. She is predeceased by sister Margret Nootchitai (Neboniquotte); and brother Daisia Neboniquotte; her husband, Howard Edmund Chegahno; two sons, Raymond Daniel Ashkewe and Dean Jordan Chegahno; and one grandson Randy Neil Howard Chegahno. Philomene and Howard Chegahno raised 15 children. Philomene is the cherished mother of Barb Whiteye, of Moraviantown, Nelson Ashkewe, of Wallaceburg, Jacqeline Ashkewe (Peter (Pedo) Akiwenzie), of Neyaashiinigmiing, Colin Chegahno (Connie), of Burlington, Keith Chegahno (Elsa), Tony Chegahno (Debbie), Randy Chegahno, Arlene Chegahno, Fudd Chegahno, Guy Chegahno (Pat), Kim Chegahno, all of Neyaashiinigmiing, Huss Chegahno (Kim), of Wiarton, and Jill Winegarden, of Neyaashiinigmiing. Devoted grandmother of 32; great-grandmother of 44; and great-great-grandmother of 14. Cremation has taken place. Family will hold a private memorial to celebrate Philomene’s life in the New Year. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed online at

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