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Kimowan Kim McLain Metchewais

October 2, 1963 - July 29, 2011


On July 29, 2011, Mr. Kimowan Metchewais “Kim McLain” of Cold Lake First Nations passed away at the age of 47 years. He is survived by his mother, Ada Metchewais of St. Paul; 4 brothers, Luther McLain of Calgary, George McLain of Coeur d’Alene, Washington, Hans McLain & Dana (Shyla) Mueller both of Calgary; brothers & sisters, Vi Manywounds, Conrad, Molly & Marlon Metchewais; aunties & uncles; Jobby, Roseanne, Sam & Leona “Auntie Lee” Metchewais; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues & students; friend, Antje Thiessen. He was predeceased by his brother, Sheldon McLain; sister, Wanda Metchewais; grandparents, Alexander (1992) & Theresa (1991) Metchewais; aunts & uncles, Jim, Agnes, Joles “Lawrence”, Edna & Lorraine. A Wake will be held Sunday, July 31 & Monday, August 1 at Cold Lake First Nations Band Hall, Cold Lake First Nations. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church, Cold Lake First Nations. Reverend Father Mario Jubinville will be the celebrant with interment in the church cemetery. GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Box 1780, St. Paul, AB. (780) 645-2677.


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green
Relation: Colleagues at UNC

Kimowan’s loss is keenly felt at UNC among those of us in American Indian Studies. He served on the provost’s committee that ultimately made the academic program and the American Indian Center possible. He leaves a number of legacies, and these surely are among them.

From: George Ward
Relation: Former President of Blue Cross

Each day when I sit in my favorite chair in my condo, I look across the room at a piece of art created by Kim. It is a picture of a ceremonial vest, proclaiming “PEACE”, which he made and then photographed. The original full scale picture hangs in the Alberta Blue Cross Building in Edmonton. Kim worked on a part time basis in our communication department while attending the U of A. I’d like to think that in some small way we helped Kim on his life journey.

From: Shane Meyer
Relation: Friend

Rest in Peace Kimowan, My condolences to Antje and Kimowans family.

From: Danny Bell
Relation: Colleague at UNC Chapel Hill

Kimowan will be missed by the Chapel Hill community, and the UNC faculty, staff and many students that have known him and his knowledge and passion for Art.

From: Mike Jobin
Relation: friend

I am very deeply saddened by this news, I went to school with Kim in Calgary, We became great friends, Life took us in our own paths,I never ever stopped wondering where my brother was and how he was doing,I will always remember you my Brother and we will meet again

From: Hui Rodomsky
Relation: Former student

I was Kimowan’s student in his Painting I class in Spring 2005. I hadn’t thought about looking him up again until today, April 2013. I found through the UNC Art Department that he had passed. I have always loved drawing and wanted to be either an artist or a teacher when I was in the 2nd grade. In college, I was studying to be a scientist and hadn’t really painted until Kimowan’s class. I just want to say that he helped me live art, rather than just dream it. Rest in peace, teacher.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 2, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church

Cold Lake First Nations, AB Canada

Wake: Sunday, July 31 & Monday, August 1
Cold Lake First Nations Band Hall, Cold Lake First Nations

Cold Lake First Nations, AB Canada

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