The Trent University community was saddened to learn of the passing of former employee Bill Kinoshameg. Mr. Kinoshameg began working at Trent University in 1988 as an energy management technician and later as the supervisor of operations in Physical Resources in 1992. He celebrated 10 years of service with the University in 1992 and retired from Trent in 2000.
Below is an excerpt from his obituary notice:
Charles William Joseph Kinoshameg “Bill” Gchi-Mookmaanens (Little Big Knife) September 4, 1935 – July 22, 2018 82 years. Bill started his journey peacefully, loved and surrounded by family. Although Bill was born in Wikwemikong, he attended the Garnier Residential School for Boys in Spanish, Ontario, where he excelled in many sports including football, hockey and track and field eventually winning him the Tom Longboat Award for All Sports Athlete. Bill furthered his education for the electrical engineering field through York, Ryerson and Trent University, leading him to work at the Toronto General Hospital, General Electric and eventually Trent University. Memorial Mass at Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
Trent University extends heartfelt sympathies to Mr. Kinoshameg’s family and friends, and to all who knew him at Trent University.