Joey Commanda’s family brings him home after 53 years

The Walk for Joey made it home to Pikwakanaga where Joey Commanda rests. (Supplied Photo)

By Bruce McIntyre, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Pikwakanagan “Today- our community has brought Joey Commanda ome and although it was a long journey, it was a journey filled with tears, laughter and it brought peace to Joey’s soul and it has brought peace and a sense of closure to all of our family.’’ Loretta “Budgie’’ Nadeau fought back tears when she delivered this message to a crowd that looked like a sea of orange Sunday afternoon. She is one of the sisters of the deceased and the driving force behind a walk from the former Mohawk Institute in Brantford to the bridge connecting Pikwakanagan in Golden Lake. As she addressed a crowd of more than 200 family members, friends, and supporters who gathered in the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan original cemetery…

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