Peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the age of 67.
Beloved son of the late Joseph and Lucy Laford. Loving father of Aaron Laford and Lucia O’Connor (Steve). Proud grandfather of Efren and Jimmy. Great grandfather of 1. Dear brother of Joseph Laford (Elizabeth), Albert Laford, Duffy Martin, Linda Peldiak (Wally), Francine Mendoshkin and the late Shirley Laford. Cherished companion and best friend of Cecilia Waboose. John was predeceased by his favorite uncles Peter Migwans (Cathy) and Victor Migwans (Molly). John will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
John was an internationally renowned world famous artist and professor. He was instrumental in many Indigenous movements and he was spiritually connected to the Anishinaabe way of life. John was a very respected elder in the Indigenous community and was a pipe carrier and a language keeper.
Friends may visit the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington Street E. 705-759-2522) on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 6 pm until 9 pm. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 11 am. Rev Chad Franklin officiating. (Masks and social distancing required). Interment Goulais Mission Cemetery.
Memorial contributions (payable by cheque or online) to the Art Gallery of Algoma would be appreciated.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.arthurfuneralhome.com for the Laford family.