Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew On September 26, 2006, Ahasiw passed away leaving his partner Alain Malo, three brothers Jack Macauley, Garry Hachey, Patrick Hachey and many friends and colleagues to mourn. He was predeceased by his parents Margaret Hachey (nee Macauley) and Laurier Hachey. Ahasiw was a brilliant artist, writer and curator who has greatly influenced the Aboriginal arts community, particularly in the development of web-based media arts. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. Ahasiw did not wish to have a service to mark his passing from this world. Instead, he requested that Alain and his good friend Michelle Brass hold a memorial in a special place close to nature. His wishes will be fulfilled at 2:00 p.m. on October 14, 2006 at King Mountain in Gatineau Park, Quebec. For those who would like to attend this special memorial, we will be convening at the parking lot at Promenade de la Gatineau and Rue Gamelin in Gatineau at 1:30 p.m. Flowers most gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations to the AIDS Foundation of Canada. Tears of grief is the blood of angel's being shed The wound of losing you cuts so deep Their blood warmly flows out of my eyes as I imagine you and what you meant to me My tears are so pure and precious Salt from my wound teases my lips that wish to kiss you again on the face You are gone now but never forgotten
Published in National Post on Oct. 4, 2006.