In Remembrance

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) remembers former Indigenous staff, students, faculty and community volunteers. Do you know someone who is missing from this page? Please share details with Ashley at

Jared Lees

1987 to 2021

JL"Jared K. Lees Feb. 13, 1987 to Aug. 16, 2021 Jared came into this world on Friday 13th, under a full moon, and was suddenly take from us on August 16, 2021 Jared spent his growing years in Marathon, Sault Ste. Marie ON and Thunder Bay." Taken from

Sasha Doxtator


SD"DOXTATOR, Sasha Nicole

Surrounded by Love and Light on Sunday, July 18, 2021 Sasha Doxtator of Oneida Nation in her 41st year began her journey across the stars to the Skyworld.

Loving mother of Azlyn Cortez, adored daughter of Sheila Nicholas and Jack Doxtator (predeceased). Precious granddaughter of Beatrice and Charles (predeceased) Nicholas and Frank and Laura (predeceased) Doxtator. Treasured sister of Samantha Doxtator, Eric and Bevy Nicolas, Brayden Nicholas, Amanda Bird, Tiffany Bird. Loving auntie to Baby Eric, Alyssa, Tristan, Brennan, Kiya, Kyle, Madison, Genesee, Tahnesia, and Tania. Dearest niece to Charlene and Mike Deleary, Kelly Nicholas and Sim Elijah, Charles Nicholas (Darlene), Ed Nicholas (Amy), Teresa Nicholas, Kevin Doxtator (Nola), Jessica, Patricia, Grace, and Debbie Doxtator. Loved sister/cousin to: Sarah, Tanya, Courtney, Tange and Adrienna.

Away from home mom/auntie to Riley and Addy.

Fondly remembered by: Larry Cortez and Step-dad Rick Ireland.

Sasha will also be missed by many cousins, lifelong friends, her sisterhood, Western University family and many esteemed colleagues.

A Star will be made out in her name to remember she is only a glance at the sky away." Taken from

Donna Maureen Wiley (nee Spero)

1969 to 2021

MSMaureen, affectionately known as Moe to her family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on Lake Rousseau, near her cottage, in a place that brought her incredible peace and happiness. Born in Sarnia, daughter to Rosella Spero and Stephen Spero (deceased), she is survived by her children Heather, Lucas and Jackson Wiley. She will be missed by her sisters Laura Spero, Katherine Spero, Lynda Kiriakakos (husband Peter) and her twin sister Heather Angelo (husband Dustin).
From the day her three beautiful babies were born, Moe was first and foremost a mother. She was a natural mom with her gentle spirit and calming demeanour. As the kids grew up, Moe participated in all their activities. She volunteered and coached both Luke and Jackson’s basketball, flag football and soccer teams for a number of years (she notoriously had to YouTube soccer drills as she had NO idea what she was doing). She led Heather’s Girl Scout troop and helped coach her elementary school’s cross-country team. She never missed a hockey game of the boys or any regatta of Luke’s no matter what city it was in. As the kids grew up, Moe was focused on being close to them at all times. Heather and Luke lived out of town and she would drop everything when they returned home for a weekend. She never missed the opportunity to cook and sit down to dinner with Jackson during his busy last year of high school. Her unconditional love shone bright and they in turn are three of the most loving and selfless young adults. Being a mom was pure joy to her. It was never a duty to Maureen, it was pure bliss and she had so much fun being a part of their lives in every aspect." Taken from

Ida Paquette


IDA"Ida passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at University Hospital in London, Ontario. She is predeceased by her father, Samuel Carpenter, her mother Jessie Carpenter, brothers Stanley (Joe) Carpenter and Gordon Carpenter, and sister Emily Mitchell.

Ida will be deeply missed by her children, Rachael Paquette, Gordon Paquette, Timothy Paquette, Paul Paquette, and her husband, Jerry Paquette, her grandchildren, Theo, Jacob, Xavier, Zachary, Andrew, and Yolanda.

Ida was born on September 20, 1947 in Slate Falls, Ontario. She was raised and worked in a very traditional lifestyle helping her parents with trapping, hunting, and fishing and other demanding duties of a young Ojibwe woman of her time. Ida attended a practical learning program in Quetico and pursued study with Noki’kwe in London." Taken from

Ryan Doxtator

1972 to 2014

RD"RYAN JAMES DOXTATOR OCT. 13, 1972 - AUG. 31, 2014 Dear Son: Four years have gone by since your passing. It was a hot and sunny day when your brother Graham and your dad found you at home. AJ the dog was faithfully by your side and would not leave your side. It broke our hearts to hear her crying. How I long to hold you close and tell you how much I love you just one more time son. This feeling never leaves me and I think of you each and every day! August has always been such a sad month for me. My dad, James C. Hill was killed in a car accident on August 20th, 1955. My cousin Jack Hill died in a house fire on August 8th, 1980. His son Robert died at summer camp in a cabin fire, three years later. Our house caught on fire and destroyed most of our belongings on August 8th, 1988. My mom passed away August 12th, 1992 from cancer. But I have been blessed with a beautiful little grand daughter Demi Ryan born 3 years ago an August 11th, 2015. I hold her special to my heart. So, Ryan, please know that your children Vivica and Casimir are healthy and doing good. Vivica comes from Windsor to visit your grave any change she can. She misses you dearly. Know you are loved and missed son and we are all greatful for giving us almost 42 years of time with you........Love forever, From your Mom and all the family." taken from