Abraham Caldwell

11 September, 192320 January, 2021

Abraham Thomas Caldwell, Te ka ron hio kon, 97, formerly of 124 Tewesateni Road, Cornwall Island, peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning January 20, 2021 at the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Home. Abraham was born on September 11, 1923 on Cornwall Island, the son of the late Paul and Katie (Seymour) Caldwell. He attended schools on Cornwall Island Indian Day Schools. On July 2, 1949, he married his loving wife of 66 years, Lila Caldwell, (Oakes) at the St. Regis Catholic Church. She predeceased him on March 20, 2015. Abraham worked on the family farm and the Cornwall International Bridge until his marriage where he began work for a demolition company in Syracuse, NY. Later he worked construction and iron worker for Local 440 of Utica, NY. Due to injuries sustained in a construction accident in 1967, Abraham later worked for the Lacrosse Factory and Travelling College on Cornwall Island. Abraham enjoyed working in his gardens every summer, doing yard work, watching the Toronto Blue Jays, playing bingo and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Abraham was a communicant of the St. Regis Catholic Church and always enjoyed his many visits with Fr. Jerome Pastores and Sister Christine Taylor. Besides his wife and parents, Abraham was predeceased by one son, Arnold Caldwell on November 2, 1991, and his daughter-in-law, Maxine Caldwell, (Cole), his brothers Michael Caldwell and James Caldwell and his sisters, Agnes Boots-Caldwell and Annie McDonald-Caldwell. Abraham is survived by his children Deborah Caldwell (Vaughn), Harold Caldwell both of Cornwall Island and Norman Caldwell of New Jersey. Also surviving Abraham are his grandchildren, Dallas Caldwell (Christine), Dakota Caldwell, Philip Bourgeois, Lorrie Caldwell (Louie Cook), Katelyn Cook (Andrew Espling), and Kara Cook )Braden Ettherington). Also survived by his great-grandchildren, Bradley Cook-Green, Ashtynn, Maelee, Bostin and Dallas Jr. Cook, Tenisha Caldwell, Kyiah, Bronce and Stylez King, Tyren, Chase and Mila Cook, Auria and Jaxson Espling, Coen and Nial Ettherington, and chosen grandson, Joshua King. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, (613-932-8482). Messages of Condolence may be left at Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no visitations and a private memorial mass will be set at a later date for immediate family only.


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Robert Cole

25 January 2021

On behalf of the men of local 440 we are very sorry for your lost

Bill Parisien

23 January 2021

Caldwell family,

Please accept my condolences on Abraham's passing. I always enjoyed chatting with him. May his memory be a blessing.
(CBSA ret)

Marcel Lamoureux

22 January 2021

Harold and Family,
Our hearts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. May he rest in peace and be once again re-united with Mrs. Caldwell and Arnold. We are so sorry for your loss.
Bob and Marcel

Debbie Francis

21 January 2021

Sending our families condolences to all of Abe's family. His room was right next door to my Dads at the home. Sat and visited with him often. He enjoyed telling me about his garden. May he Rest In Peace.

Cheryl Jacobs

21 January 2021

Heartfelt condolences to the entire Caldwell family, Abe was such a nice gentle soul. I'll never forget when I was building my house, all that free fire wood, Abe was the only person that came & got 3 tractor loads, I even helped him unload it, we got along great after that. I always said, "sekon" to him. I'm sad that he has passed onto the spirit world during this pandemic. Saying some prayers for Abe tonight. 🙏🙏🙏

Karen Lamoureux

21 January 2021

So sorry for your loss. I met him at the nursing home, where my mother Anita was also a resident.

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