Henhawk: Sidney James
Henhawk, Sidney James - It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our much loved and cherished husband and father in his 77th year on Saturday July 9th, 2016 at the Iroquois Lodge in Ohsweken. Sid was adored and will be sadly missed by his wife Doris (nee Poodry) of 56 years and his 3 children Cheryl (Bruce Bierman), Greg and Dan (Katie). Survived by his sisters Bev Beaver, Charlene Nuttycombe (Dan), Toni Johnson (Ron) and Justine Bomberry (Tony) and brother-in-law Roman Romaniuk. Also remembered by Suzanne Poodry, Sylvia Poodry (Ross Lederman), Edd Poodry (Mary) and Frances Svisdahl (Roy). Predeceased by his parents Reg and Norma, his brother Frank and his sisters Sandra Lickers (Don) and Wanda Romaniuk. Sid is also predeceased by his parents-in-law Edd and Emma Poodry and brother-in-laws Willie Poodry and George Beaver and nephew J.R. Sid will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Sid was an employee of Stelco Steel - Hilton Works in Hamilton for 40 years. He was a member, Layreader, Warden and Treasurer of St. Peters Anglican Church in Ohsweken from 1960. He was a member of the Scotland Lodge 193 and the Keystone Chapter 224 and served as Grand Superintendent of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, District No. 6 from 2008-2009. He proudly served on the Six Nations Council, was a founding member of the Gaylord Powless Arena Building Committee, the Six Nations Community Trust and the Six Nations Gaming Committee. Throughout his life, he loved to play sports and was an active volunteer in recreation and sport. His favourite pastime was finding treasures at garage sales. He also loved to golf, bowl, cheer on the Brooklyn Dodgers, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Red Wings while also being forced to endure many Montreal Canadiens games with his family.
At Sidney’s request, cremation has taken place. Friends and family will be welcomed to a visitation at Styres Funeral Home, 1798 Fourth Line Rd. Ohsweken on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 2pm to 9pm. Everyone is welcomed to a Masonic Service at 6:30pm. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 1631 Chiefswood Rd., Ohsweken on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11 am followed by reception at the Six Nations Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Iroquois Lodge. www.rhbanderson.com