Wojnas, Sigmund “Sig”

Born in Germany to Polish parents, January 31 1946, Sig arrived in Canada at age three where the family settled in Kirkland Lake. Survived by his loving sister Luci, he enjoyed visiting the Niagara region where she lived with her late husband Bruce. Sig led an adventurous life working underground in gold mines, working worldwide as part of an exploration crew and settled into electronic hardware repair before finishing his career with a local engineering company.  Living for nearly 40 years in Skead on Lake Wanapitei, Sig enjoyed the outdoors and spent much of his time fishing the local lakes and rivers, cross country skiing and mountain biking.

During most of these adventures you could also find young Buddy Green, eager to learn about the outdoors, work on science projects, dig through Sig’s extensive rock and mineral collection and snorkel in the lakes looking for fish.  This was a very close relationship that would last till the very end where Grandpa Sig would have weekly dinners with Buddy, Lea and Hudson and was Mabel’s favorite babysitter.

Sig passed away at the age of 77 on December 18, 2023 at Health Sciences North.  

Thank you to Dr. Gopalakrishnan and his oncology team, as well as Dr. Jackson and everyone at H.S.N. for everything they did. Donations would be greatly appreciated to the Northeast Cancer Centre.

As per Sig’s wishes there will be no service.


5 Condolences

  1. Dear Sig,
    I had the pleasure to have your light touch me briefly in my life, we shared an interest in performing arts, life’s many treasures and a passion for technology. You were truly a one of a kind special human who will remain with me. Godspeed Brother, may the tunes play forever in your new resting place.

    By: Marcel (Mars) fortin
    December 23, 2023
  2. Sorry to hear of Sig’s passing. I remember him fondly in his support of computerization of the Sudbury hospital systems. He was always there to help guide our young learning staff. I am sure he will be missed.

    By: Della Reid
    December 22, 2023
  3. Sig was a true family friend- a lifelong loyal friend of our dear brother Fred McKean. He was always there during difficult or easy times, sharing his musical talents on saxophone or guitar; his career travels; or his often witty commentary on life. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Sig. Beverley and George (McKean) Rochford

    By: Beverley McKean-Rochford
    December 22, 2023
  4. So sorry to hear about Sig’s passing. I met him as neighbours to Fleur and Yvette. He was a great guy. He had a great sense of humour and had lots of wonderful stories. Rest in peace.
    Judy and Mike

    By: Judy and Mike
    December 22, 2023
  5. What could be said about Sig, he was a great friend who enjoyed life. He especially loved the great outdoors and his music. He will sadly be missed at Round Lake where we had many gatherings around the fire. Rest in Peace dear friend…..until we meet again

    By: Diane McKean and Alain Carreau
    December 21, 2023

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