Life Story for David Jimmy
David Jr. was born in Thunderchild to David Sr. and Maryann. When he was born, he was tiny and frail. His parents took him to an elder for a spiritual name. His spirit name was Mis che napew, or "Big Man". With this name he was given, his life purpose to be a O ska pewis, or ceremony helper. As a young man he learned to do this task and fulfilled this purpose throughout his lifetime. He also fulfilled his rold as a father to his (children) boys, and step-children. He fulfilled this role by working hard for most of his life. David was a former logger, hunter, trapper and fisherman. He set nets on a regular basis. Along with hard work, he also enjoyed spending time with his family and his many friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
David is predeceased by: his parents, Maryann (nee Nipisiwakask) and David Jimmy Sr.; his first partner, Josephine Kytwayhat; his second partner, Susan Cantre; his son, Peter Kytwayhat; his daughter, Katrina Kytwayhat; his step-daughter, Lilian Cantre; his brothers, John Jimmy, Hector Jimmy, Vital Jimmy, and Peter (Pete) Jimmy; his sisters, Sarah Beeds, Cecilia Jimmy, Theresa Nest, and Alma Kytwayhat.
He is survived by: his sons, Robert (Tanya) Kytwayhat, Edward Kytwayhat, Raymond Kytwayhat (Sharon), Morris (Erica) Kytwayhat, and Jerry Kytwayhat; his adopted daughter, Ashley Cantre; his step-children, Jean Cantre, Gary Cantre, Corrina Cantre, Quinten Cantre; his brother, Joseph (Joe) Jimmy; his sisters, Angelina Waskewitch, and Gladys (Agnes) Wapass-Greyeyes; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.