February 15, 2017. Moose Factory, Ontario. It is with great sadness that we learned the passing of the only surviving Mushkego World War veteran, Mr. Jack Wynne of Moose Cree First Nation. We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Jack Wynne and also to the community of Moose Cree First Nation.
Jack Wynne was accepted for active duty at the age of 18 and was honorably discharged as a corporal in 1946 after serving in England, the Netherlands and Germany. Wynne served as a bombardier in the Royal Canadian Artillery, 1st Canadian Corps before transferring into the infantry with the Royal Montreal Regiment and then the Irish Regiment of Canada.
Mr. Jack Wynne never missed the commemoration of Remembrance Day and he stood proud as a war veteran. “On behalf of Mushkegowuk Council, Council of Chiefs, Staff and Ininwuk (People) of Mushkegowuk Aski, we salute and honour Mr. Jack Wynne” says Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon.
His presence during commemoration ceremonies will be sadly missed by his family, friends and many people in the years to come. Prayers go out to the family and all those affected by this sad loss.