In Honour and Respect for Frontiers Foundation Founder Reverend Charles Catto
Aanii, Watchee, Bozhoo!
We are all saddened to learn of the passing of a good friend and an upstanding individual who truly cared about First Nations people. Charles leaves a memory and legacy built over decades of dedicated work in providing shelter and comfort to the vulnerable and forgotten.
The Assembly of First Nations enjoyed a positive and mutually supportive relationship with Charles and the Frontiers Foundation. Most recently, Frontiers Foundation assisted in a project that the Pikangikum Working Group/Friends of Pikangikum undertook to provide support to this community. Charles truly believed that things that needed to be done must be done and shall be done, that somehow someone will provide.
We are very sad to report to you that our dear friend and spiritual leader Charles Catto passed away on Friday night.
As you may know, on April 9th Charles underwent heart surgery at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre in Toronto. Since then, he remained at the hospital in and out of the intensive care unit due to complications with his kidneys and lungs, at times he had to be on life support.
Finally, after almost a month he was allowed visitors, immediate family and close friends, Executive Director Marco A. Guzman, Board member Roland Niganobe and I had the opportunity to visit Charles on Tuesday, however, since then his health condition has deteriorated with Charles contracting pneumonia.
May he rest in peace,
Lawrence Gladue Marco A. Guzman President Executive Director