Mr. Marlon “Mitch” Chubb, 58, of St. Regis, Quebec, unexpectedly passed away Monday afternoon, December 17, 2012 at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Mitch was born June 2, 1954 in Malone, the son of the late Joseph C. Chubb and Helen Jacobs Chubb. He attended and graduated from Salmon River Central School. He married Bonnie Square in 1987, the marriage later ended in separation, she survives.
Mitch was a skilled carpenter having built many log homes in the area including Cornwall and worked for a time with Skidders Construction. He also was an ironworker having worked in Kentucky, Oswego, and New York and also worked for the traveling college. In addition, Mitch was a security guard in Ganienhke for a time. Mitch became disabled three years ago after suffering a stroke. Although disabled, Mitch always had a smile and good make people laugh. He was a true warrior and helper from Sonkwieatison. A great man who knew and lived his traditional ways; he was always willing to help and share his knowledge and wisdom in medicines and ceremonies. He was a great asset to the Native community. One with integrity, he was loved and respected by everyone who have crossed paths with him. Mitch lived his live by his teaching, “Family is Always First.” A loving father and Tota, he loves spending time with his grandchildren. “Tota Mitch” as he was known, not only to his grandchildren, but to the neighborhood children as well. Mitch loved smiling, telling jokes, doing crafts, watching football, hitting the PowWow Trail, and riding his bike around the village visiting with his many friends.
He is survived by his mother, Helen; his children, Tracy and Jason Leaf, and Shawn Chubb and his companion, Shawna Cook, all of Akwesasne; his beloved grandchildren, JJ, Tray, Kota, Jaida, Cruz, Camrie, Bria, Stone, Sienna, Shye, and Sequoya; his great grandchild, Roianekete Sunday-Square; his siblings, Cynthia and Newton LaFrance, Beverly and Wilfred Lazore, Wayne, Dennis, and Carl Chubb, Steve and Bev Chubb, Leo and MaryElla Chubb, Ray and Francine Chubb, and Malcolm and Allison Chubb; his mother-in-law, Katherine Square and her family; his dear friend for the past six years, Nanette Oakes; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mitch was predeceased by his father, Joseph on November 1, 1976; his brothers, Ronald D. Chubb on May 18, 1997 and Reginald A. Chubb on March 26, 2012; and his sister, Victoria in 1959.
Friends may call at his home in St. Regis, beginning Wednesday 3:00 p.m. until Friday 1:00 p.m. His funeral ceremony will be held Friday 2:00 p.m. at Kanienkehaha Kanonsesneh Longhouse. Burial will follow in Jock Road Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com.