The body of Mistissini Elder François Mianscum was found on March 4 by searchers.

Mianscum, 68, had been missing since Feb. 26, when he left his camp at Perch River on his Tundra II in the early afternoon.

A massive search effort was undertaken, and Mianscum was finally located four or five kilometres away from where he was last seen, KM 308.

He was found beside his snowmobile, which had gotten stuck.

Many people from the community and beyond attended the funeral held on Tuesday, March 7, at the Pentecostal Church in Mistissini. We extend our heart-felt condolences to François Mianscum’s family.