Photo: Ollie Ittinuar, celebrated Rankin Inlet elder, dies at 93

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The late Ollie Ittinuar with Michaëlle Jean, then the Governor General, during a ceremony held Jan. 30, 2009 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, where Ittinuar received an Order of Military Merit medal for his work with the Canadian Rangers.  Ittinuar, 93, died last night at his home in Rankin Inlet.


The late Ollie Ittinuar with Michaëlle Jean, then the Governor General, during a ceremony held Jan. 30, 2009 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, where Ittinuar received an Order of Military Merit medal for his work with the Canadian Rangers. Ittinuar, 93, died last night at his home in Rankin Inlet. “I sincerely and dearly loved him as did all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved us more. He was surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren and more loved ones when he left us during the night,” a family member told Nunatsiaq News. (PHOTO BY MCPL JEAN-FRANCOIS NERON, RIDEAU HALL)

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