First Nations man tracks down person he believes killed his mother
Gary Wassaykeesic's 39-year quest to find the man he believes killed his mother came to a surprising end in a hospital room last week in Sioux Lookout, Ont.
Sophie Wassaykeesic died in the small northern Ontario mining town of Central Patricia, now part of Pickle Lake, Ont., in 1976. The coroner determined her death was a "self-administered alcohol overdose." But her son has never believed that.
Back then, as a grieving 11-year-old, Wassaykeesic said he confronted the man everyone in town said killed Sophie.