THUNDER BAY – Kashechewan First Nation resident Peter Wesley, on of the first group of evacuees brought to Thunder Bay from the flood stricken First Nation has passed away.
Wesley passed away from an apparent heart attack. He was suffering from muscular dystrophy.
“Whether or not the stress of the events leading to the emergency evacuation of the community played a part in Mr. Wesley unfortunate passing will never be known,” according to a media release issued on behalf of Kashechewan First Nation. “What is known, however, is the fact that there is little the community of Kashechewan can do at this time.
“With the community spread to four locations around the province of Ontario, and with no timeframe to determine the next steps necessary to begin to think about the possibility of returning to the flood-stricken First Nation, the scattered community must place its mourning on hold.
“Any thoughts of normalcy at this time is difficult, and as such any arrangements for the deceased are unclear”.
The community is stressed by the continued evacuation.