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On August 5, 2023, Lavon Jeremy Kyle Timothy Wapenisk passed away peacefully at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with family by his side. Lavon was born on December 28, 1995 in Sioux Lookout, ON. Lavon spent most of his childhood in Kingfisher and later moved to Weagamow. During his childhood Lavon enjoyed swimming and gaming with friends. He enjoyed his visits to Weagamow where he spent quality time with many of his extended family.

Lavon attended school in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay briefly. He moved to Thunder Bay August 2013. Lavon made lots of friends while he was living in Thunder Bay. He found his deepest connections among the people living in the city shelters. This community embraced him and he found a sense of belonging with them.

Lavon leaves to mourn his mother Carmela Welshman, his stepfather Lawrence Welshman, his father Jake Williams, his stepmother Liza Mckay, his siblings Spencer, Devin, Raven, Ben and other step siblings, his grandparents Saloma and Allen Sainnawap who raised him in Kingfisher and his adopted sister Stephanie who he was very close to, his aunt Miriam who watched him grow up and many more kokums, shooms, aunties, uncles and cousins too numerous to name.

Lavon is predeceased by his maternal great-grandparents Annie and Isiah Wapenisk, his great-uncles Josie and Roy Wapenisk and John Sainnawap, his paternal grandparents Jenny and James Williams, his siblings Sydney Kenequanash, Cheyanne Quequish and Christine (Tutan) Quequish and other family members.

Those who loved Lavon desired to see him living a productive and healthy life. It was sometimes difficult to see him in the conditions he lived in but all of his family and friends loved him in their own way and longed for him to come home.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 9:30a.m. at Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel. The service will be livestreamed via Sargent & Son's Facebook page. Interment following in Riverside Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at

"I Made Home"
I just wanted to let you know that I made it home.
Everything is so pretty here, so white, so fresh and new.
I wish that you could close your eyes and that you could see it too.
Please try not to be sad for me.
Try to understand God is taking care of me -
I'm in the shelter of His hands.
Here there is no sadness, no sorrow, and no pain.
Here there is no crying and I'll never hurt again.
Here it is so peaceful when all the angels sing.
I really have to go for now - I've just got to try my wings.
PS – I’ll be the first face you see when you get here.

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