Obituary: Clyde Api Akumalik, Sept. 24, 1988 – Oct. 12, 2013
"We miss him greatly and our hearts are broken"
Api leaves his mother Mary Akumalik and father Joanasie Akumalik. He also left his twin brother Clayton Esa Akumalik, his lovely sisters, nephews and nieces whom he loved very much with care.
We miss him greatly and our hearts are broken.
Twenty five years was not enough time for Api to share all the love in his heart. While his time was short, yours is going on. Share your love with others.
Api had so many things he was going to accomplish. Every day he smiled and ate with us. He was a typical young Inuk; listening to loud rap music and he loved gospel music. He was also quiet in his own way and knew who his relatives were and could often ask about them.
He made sure his twin brother was fine and they took care of themselves and each other. He teased his sisters a lot and made sure his mother was happy and fine.
There will never be a day that goes by that we do think of Api. He had that effect on everyone. We will miss your smile, your laugh, your jokes, your smell and your love of hockey.
We are glad that we were able to take part in your life and you gave us something to learn from.
We will miss you Api, with all our hearts, and you will never be forgotten.
We would like to thank a lot of people:
• Mary and Joanasie’s brothers and sisters for coming to Iqaluit to be with us;
• Mary and Joanasie’s relatives from Clyde River and Arctic Bay;
• Api’s friends and sisters;
• City of Iqaluit Fire and ambulance crew;
• doctors and Nurses at Qikiqtani Hospital;
• local funeral services;
• Methusalah Kunuk, for providing the funeral services and the Anglican Church;
• people who brought food and flowers to us;
• people who came to see us;
• First Air and Canadian North;
• Qikiqtani Inuit Association;
• Kakivak Association
• Nunavut Tungavik Inc;
• people who sent food to us from other communities and the calls that we received from other communities; and
• anybody who we might have missed.
Thank you so much for the support. Mary and I and the family will always thank you for caring for us and being with us through the hard time we went though.
Mary, Joanasie, Brenda, Allison, Clayton (Esa), Iga, Kacy, Angie
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