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Javaun Garrett Wilson Moonias



It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our loving son, grandson, brother, nephew and friend, Javaun Garrett Wilson Moonias, also known to our family and friends as “JV” on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at home in Neskantaga First Nation as a result of an tragic ATV Accident.    

Javaun was born in Thunder Bay on March 18, 2012. He was an excellent student, attending school, which he loved, at the Neskantaga First Nation Education Centre. He had set goals for his life, including becoming a Police Officer. Javaun loved dancing and being outdoors. He would go with his grandpa Wilson and other family members to go on the land to experience what the land offered.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and participating in traditional activities with his family, friends and peers.  Javaun had so much love for his family and friends.  He had a giant heart and always would lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it.  He was also a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan, cheering for them every chance he could and someday wishing for them to win the Stanley Cup.  Javaun had an amazing sense of humour and an infectious smile that brought so much joy to all he interacted with.  He was a friend to everyone, young or old. He was always motivating and encouraging those who needed it. Javaun brought so much to the lives of those around him and.  He had so much life to live and always aspiring to make good on his life.  He was our heart, our gentle soul, our laughter and the one who brought happiness in our lives.  Javaun will be forever loved and fondly remembered.  

Javaun will be deeply missed by his parents, Amanda and Tyrone Moonias; maternal grandparents Liz Moonias, Wilson Moonias, and Paternal grandparents - Sarah and William Moonias; great-grandparents Maternal Tom and Alice Sakanee and Leo Moonias; siblings Renee, Tyson, Tyrena, Allison and Richelle Moonias; aunties Cassandra Moonias (Mike) and Sharon Sakanee (Howard); uncles Jordan Waswa (Deidrea Whitehead), Mitchell Moonias, Lanny Moonias, Ryan Moonias (Rachelle), Clyde Moonias, Wayland Moonias and Marcus Moonias (Janelle). He also leaves behind his godparents, Tony and Dorothy Sakanee as well as many, grand-aunties and uncles, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his biological father Randy Moonias and sister McKenzie Moonias.  He is also predeceased by his Great-Grandparents – Bessie Moonias and Norman and Susan Moonias and Timmin Wabasse and Jennie Wapoose.

A Wake for Javaun will be held on Monday, April 29, 2024 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm in the WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 West Gore Street, Thunder Bay with a Prayer Service beginning at 3:00pm. A video recording of the service will be available on the Everest of Thunder Bay website.

Javaun will be transported home, where services will be held in the Neskantaga First Nation Chapel on Tuesday, April 30 at 1:00pm. Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery.

We will dearly miss you and we will love you always JV, you will always remain in our hearts.

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