2009-06-13 / Obituaries

James Bazinaw

James Richard "Dickie" Bazinaw, 63, of St. Ignace, formerly of Mackinac Island, died at his home early Monday morning, June 8, 2009.

He was born on Mackinac Island March 10, 1946, to James and Helen (nee St. Onge) Bazinaw. He attended school at Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs through the 8th grade and worked on Mackinac Island most of his life as a painter and with horses for Gough Stables .

Mr. Bazinaw is survived by a son, Brian of Sault Ste. Marie; siblings and their families, Larry Parel of Mackinac Island, Jack and Page Parel of Georgia, Clayton and Patty Bazinaw of St. Ignace, Dennis Bazinaw of St. Ignace, Kenneth and Gloria Bazinaw of St. Ignace, David Bazinaw of St. Ignace, Janice Green of Grand Rapids, Doris and Richard Lapine of Cheboygan, Nancy and Ed Pfeiffelman of Mackinac Island, Judy Hill and David Lapine of Alanson, and a stepsister, Kim Fyke of Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his father, James "Beaver" Bazinaw; his mother, Helen, his stepfather, James Fyke, and a brother, Steven.

Dodson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Cremation will take place and services will be announced later.

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