Jake Pine Shingwauk

January 15, 1945October 16, 2020

PINE, Chester Jacob / Jake Pine / Shingwauk (Traditional Practitioner) - Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Friday, October 16, 2020. A great husband, great father, proud grandfather, proud great grandfather, great uncle, friend and spiritual leader.

Beloved husband of Mary Pine. Father of Richard Pine (Marnie), Stacey Pine (Linda), Corey Pine (Jen), Jacob Pine (Amanda/Mandie) and Lucas Pine (Annie). Step-father to Jamie and Josef. Grandfather of 14 and Great Grandfather of 3. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Son of the late Senator Richard Dick Pine and the late Helen Jane (Zack) Pine. Brother of the late Jean Pine, Beulah Abtossway, late Sheila Pine (late Ernie Solomon), Helen Billie Swanson (Don Swanson), late Lucille Taylor (late Howard Taylor, Blanche Pine (Cameron Taylor), Myles Thibault (Katherine Thibault) and Richard Shingwauk. Special friend of Carrol Gingras and Joseph Jones, along with many other Canadian and American friends. He was a special and gifted man. For 45 years he helped people as a traditional Healer. Thank you to his ancestors for guiding him through out his whole life. Special thanks to his "favourite" niece Lynne and great nieces Kristy and Tara. Thanks to Matthews Hospital, Dr. Lupien and staff; special thanks to his nurses Amy, Jessica, program people and Karen Evans. At Jake's request a private service will be held. Memorial contributions (payable by cheque or online) to NSHN Richards Landing - Matthews Site would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington Ste East 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.


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Summer Peters

October 19, 2020

I met Jake back in 1996 as a young woman with a lot of personal turmoil. I traveled up to Garden River a couple times in attempt to help myself through the rough time I was in. Later, I took myself, my mom and children to see him on my home reservation in Mt Pleasant. He showed me that our Anishinabe medicine & doctoring was real & I’ll be forever thankful for that. He was the one I repeatedly went to over the past two decades, first as a young woman and then as a mother of three. We are especially thankful for him revealing my only son’s Anishinabe name. We will miss you Jake. Our prayers are with his family.

Sabrina Spearman

October 18, 2020

Jake, I hear your words with me always. I’ll continue to pass your message along until it’s my time to join you. I will listen for you in the winds. I love and cherish our times together. Thank you for being patient with me.

Ranee Compo

October 18, 2020

Jake was the only medicine man I ever seen, he was a great friend indeed. The times we shared definitely included Chinese food, the first time I ate rabbit he said it taste like chicken 🐔 The visits we shared were always joyous filled with laughter. I met him in Mount Pleasant when I worked at 7th Generation and continued to visit him in Petoskey no matter the time that passed we would pick up as if it were yesterday. One memory is when he told me I was going to have another baby I laughed and sure enough years passed and I was going to be a mom again 😃 Another time my mom and I went to Petoskey we shared some laughs with Jake and Mary in their hotel room, not an office visit just a social call. Mary sure was a great fit for Jake true teamwork. I will always love him and our friendship we shared. My thoughts and prayers to Mary, family and friends who shared the same feelings as myself. We will see you again old man💜


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