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Thank you to those who helped our family

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

This is a thank you letter on behalf of my family in Pond Inlet. We had lost my older brother, Peter Takawgak on Nov. 29, 2000.

First of all, I would like to mention Caleb Sangoya who had raised funds for purchasing airline tickets. Our family members who live in Ottawa are Leah, Nancy and Siusie who were able to join us for funeral services here in Pond Inlet.

I also would like to acknowledge:

Nunasi Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Jiutanie and Lena Sangoya, Cathy Towtongie, Paul Kaludjak, Andrew Tagak and Methusalah Kunuk. The teachers in Pond Inlet and the Government of Nunavut staff also helped a lot.

People who brought food to my mother’s house are David Paaksik’s family, Toonoonik Sahoonik Co-op, Northen Stores, Nauraanuk Daycare in Pond Inlet and other members of the community also contributed greatly. Rev. Joshua Aareak who took care of all of us during the funeral service. The nurses in the Pond Inlet Health Centre, the nurses in the Iqaluit Hospital and all those that came to see the family. There’s also the Ottawa General Hospital who provided the casket. The doctors and nurses who took care of my brother and they made sure all the comforts and conveniences were there.

Personally I would like to thank the Baffin Larga House staff who allowed me to stay there. Even when I didn’t spend the night there, they went out of their way to make sure that I ate.

Thank you,
John Takawgak
Pond Inlet

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