Thomasie Alikatuktuk, a true renaissance man


Thomasie Alikatuktuk: March 21, 1953 — Nov. 24, 2009.

Thomasie Alikatuktuk: March 21, 1953 — Nov. 24, 2009.

The Alikatuktuk family Mary, Theresa, Julai, Peter and Sheila, would like to extend a special thank you to the people who showed so much support and prayers during our difficult time during the passing of our beloved family member, Thomasie Alikatuktuk.

Thomasie will be remembered as a larger than life character, a natural entertainer. His smiles and gentle comedy will be much missed.

For many who knew him closely, they will remember him primarily as a successful hunter, never happier than when boating in the summer to hunt walrus or snowmobiling in winter to hunt caribou and seal.

Many will remember him for his art, which looks down upon us from many a wall in and around the capital of Nunavut to remind us of his talent. For those in Nunavut’s halls of power their memories will be of Thomasie’s tremendous contribution to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and his role as a solid leader.

This, along with his commitment to the ideals of that organization and the respect that he showed to Inuit elders both inside and outside of Nunavut will be remembered foremost.

Finally, Thomasie will be remembered as a much-adored role model for his children and grandchildren whom he especially loved.

He was truly a renaissance man.

Many thanks to:

Nunatsiaq News
Staff of Ottawa Civic Hospital
Staff of Qikiqtani General Hospital
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Qikiqtaaluk Corp.
Kitikmeot Inuit Association
Kivalliq Inuit Association
First Air
Canadian North
Pangnirtung Hunters and Trappers Association
Local Pangnirtung Fundraisers
Pangnirtung Inuit Co-op
Pangnirtung Fisheries and Ocean
Inuksuk High School Staff
Iqaluit Department of Finance
Hamlet of Pangnirtung
Mary River Iron Mine
Nunavut Auto — Rick
Nancy Karetak Lindell
Eva Aariak
Peter Irniq
Jose Kusugak
Siloah Metuq and her children
Silah Kisa
Annie Pitsiulaak
Alan Alikatuktuk
Looee and James Arreak
Mary Panikpak
Peter Adamie
Loie and Johnny Mike
Ricky and Donna Kilabuk
Susie Monica Tiglik
Myna Battye
Johnny Mosesie
Mary Papatsie
Hannah Olayuk
Virginia Lloyd
Malayah and Charlie Aulakiak
Donald and Meeka Mearns
Becky and Ceporah Mearns
Kanatasie Horn
Rita Pitsiulaak
Johnny Nowdlak
Chris Giroux
Jeff Kilabuk
David Kilabuk
Anita and Lizzie Iblauk
John Houston
Rosemary Keenainak
Oleepa and Boyd Carlton
Ron Ryan
People all over the Baffin, Kitikmeot and Kivalliq regions.

Theresa Alikatuktuk

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