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QUINTANILLA, Antonio Francisco



QUINTANILLA, Antonio Francisco - Sonshine, Ningabiang Giwedinong Ininni 

November 23, 1991 - September 26, 2022 

Completed his journey on Mother Earth peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2022 in Hamilton and is now making his Spirit’s Journey to The Great Mystery at the age of 31. 

Beloved son of Teala Nadjiwon (Roland Nootchtai) and Michael Quintanilla (Dominique Ramonett), and Jonathan Nolan Sandy. Doting father to Anevay Quintanilla (KC Lefebvre, mother) and Ogichida Millar (Bianca Millar, mother and partner). Adored big brother to Olycia Quintanilla, Chandra Nolan and Amaya Quintanilla, Sophia Quintanilla and Josiah Quintanilla. Step-brother to Michelle Pahpeguish, Tylor Nootchtai and Stecia Nootchtai. Most favorite uncle and godfather to Azalia Carriere. Special nephew to Stephen Nadjiwon (Sandra), Kevin Nadjiwon, Trevor Nadjiwon and Reuben Quintanilla (Lisa), Deborah Harris (Shannon), Andrew Nolan (Tracy) and Janet Vanderwerf (Martin). First grandchild to Rolland and Carol (Wabegijig) Nadjiwon and Antonio (predeceased) and Dolores (Amaya) Quintanilla of Tucson, Arizona, and grandson to William and Helen Nolan of Grimsby. Special great-nephew to Sandra Wabegijig (Richard Cywink). Dearest cousin to Reanne Penno, Sage Nadjiwon, Anuin Nadjiwon, Wahonay Nadjiwon, Leticia Quintanilla, Monique Quintanilla, Danielle Harris, Justin Harris, Troy Shawanda, Cassandra Shawanda and Jordan Shawanda. He will be sadly missed by his extended family in the Nadjiwon, Wabegijig and Naponse clans. 

He was a proud member of Batchewana First Nation with ties to Atikmeksheng Anishnawbek, Wikwemkong and Neyaashiinigmiing. Throughout his young life, he lived and developed family ties and friendships in Tucson, Arizona, Sault Ste. Marie, Grimsby, Sudbury and Hamilton. He will be fondly remembered and missed by his many friends and especially his friendship with Joseph Baillie. 

Antonio will be brought to rest at the Garden River Community Centre at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 where a traditional ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Potluck Feast and the Traditional Wake will begin and be open 24 hours thereafter each day. A Pipe Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 and Thursday, October 6, 2022. A Traditional Send Off Ceremony will take place Friday, October 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by a Potluck Feast. A sacred fire will be lit Tuesday, October 4, 2022 ending Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Sacred Fire Arbour at the Garden River Community Centre. The Traditional Ceremonies will be officiated by Gerard Sagassige. Cremation will take place and private family memorial ceremonies will be held in Tucson, Arizona and Batchewana First Nation Territory at a later date.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington Street East 705-759-2522). Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Quintanilla family.

 The Star 

A light went out on Earth for me 

The day we said goodbye

 And on that day a star was born 

The brightest in the sky. 


Reaching through the darkness 

With its rays of purest white 

Lighting up the heavens

As it once lit up my life.


With beams of love to heal

The broken hearts you left behind 

Where always in our memories 

Your lovely star will shine.


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