NAN and Sandy Lake mourn passing of Josias Fiddler


Josias Fiddler
Josias Fiddler photograph by Ron Fiddler
THUNDER BAY – Updated – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy offered his condolences today on behalf of NAN Executive Council to the community and family of Elder Josias Fiddler, from Sandy Lake First Nation, a tireless community activist, and active member of the NAN Elders Committee.

“It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our friend, elder, father, and teacher,” said NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy. “He was involved with his community and NAN from the very start and has had a lasting legacy on everything he was involved with. There are many that will mourn his passing.”

Teri Fiddler shares, “Thanking everyone who are supporting our family during our time of loss of my life long partner and husband Josias Fiddler Sr. We shared so much during our 43 years together, good memories, fun and silly moments but most of all, forever love and respect for each other. Will miss him forever.

“Everyone is invited to a viewing and visiting and drumming at the DFC high school gym Thursday night at 6-9 pm. We would like to apologize for any special friends we might have forgot to notify. Meegwetch on behalf of my children and extended family”.

Photograph by Rod Fiddler.