August 23, 1968 ~ Ocotber 4, 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Joe Moose – a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Father-in-law, Brother-in-law, Uncle, Cousin and Friend to almost all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his wife Annette, his children Aliece, Joann, Jo-Lyne, Alisson, Aislynn and Perry Soulier and his beloved Noosisim (grandson) Joseph, as well as the many others who knew and cared about him. Joe loved everyone and so many loved him. He was a kind person who took an interest in people. He was a self-taught man, an innovative thinker who loved exploring ideas, particularly financial ideas. He loved his calculator. He could talk for hours about many different subjects. He loved to “doodle” and in many meetings while listening to presentations he drew amazing doodles. He loved following politics in Canada and the US. Religion and living an alcohol/drug free lifestyle were very important to him.
Joe was born in The Pas and raised in South Indian Lake and his memories of his experiences there helped to shape his entire life. Joe’s parents were Nancy Moose Peters and Bruce McLeod. He was raised by his grandparents Joseph and Eva Moose and Hilda and William Dysart. Former Chief Norman Linklater and his wife Elizabeth always looked out for him also.
Joe had many different jobs in his lifetime. Before he moved to NCN in the early 1990’s he worked at the mine in Flin Flon and was a pastor at South Indian Lake. After moving to NCN he worked at the Nelson House Medicine Lodge (where he eventually returned after leaving politics. He also worked at the Awasis Agency, Family and Community Wellness Centre, Brighter Futures, NCN NFA Implementation Office, and the Wuskwatim Future Development Office. In 2010 he was first elected as NCN Councillor and served two consecutive terms (2010-2014 and 2014-2018) as a leader of our community. He loved being a Councillor and worked with his Council colleagues to make improvements to community infrastructure which are now finally coming to fruition. He was very proud to have been a part of the processes that led to the community approval of our Land Code and Constitution in 2017.
In recent years, Joe struggled with the negative impacts from diabetes, with infections that just would not heal properly. Throughout these struggles he remained positive and believed he would recover. He had tremendous faith in God. The family is thankful Joe is now at peace and reunited with he and Annette’s infant son Joseph who predeceased him in 2010.
There will be a viewing at Boardman’s funeral home in Thompson from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 9, 2022 followed by a procession to bring Joe home to NCN. The wakes will be held at the Norman Linklater Multi-Plex on Sunday October 9th and Monday October 10th from 8:00 pm to midnight. Joe’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Multi-Plex on Tuesday October 11th at 12:00.
The family acknowledges and gives thanks to the staff at Seven Oaks and St. Boniface hospitals and all the people who supported them in so many different ways during this difficult time.