Yogi Muise, cornerstone member of Cape Breton’s Males of the Deeps, has died | CBC Information

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Yogi Muise, a longtime member of Cape Breton’s Males of the Deeps, has died.

He carried out with the choir of former coal miners for over 50 years.

Muise, who was 85, is being remembered for his love of music in addition to being an enormous, light man who cherished to take heed to folks’s tales.

Stephen Muise, his son and the musical director of the Males of the Deeps, mentioned his father was “an important man.”

“In the event you had a narrative to inform, he would sit and pay attention, a music to sing, he would sit and take heed to you,” mentioned Stephen Muise.

Yogi Muise had no scarcity of his personal tales to inform. His son mentioned when the choir would get collectively after reveals, his father and Jim (Large) MacLellan would entertain the group for hours.

“He had no hassle commanding a room,” mentioned Stephen Muise. “If there have been tales to be instructed, Yogi wouldn’t fall brief.”

Yogi Muise labored as a coal miner in his youthful years beginning when he was a teen, however he did not keep within the occupation endlessly.

He was additionally a instructor within the New Waterford space of Cape Breton for over 30 years.

Jenn Sheppard, his daughter-in-law, first met him when he taught her science in Grade 9.

Yogi Muise as a younger man. (Submitted by Jenn Sheppard)

She mentioned her first impression was that he was a bear of a person and had a manner of drawing you in.

“Anyone you speak to will say, ‘He gave me a bear hug and adjusted my life’ or, ‘He sat and listened to me and he gave me a bit of recommendation,'” mentioned Sheppard.

“He was identical to a dad to just about all people he met.”

He was additionally a well known volunteer that sat on many committees together with Glace Bay’s Miners Museum.

Sheppard mentioned earlier than he left the miners museum board, he made certain he had an excellent substitute and that the place was in good arms.

Yogi Muise is pictured with Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil. The Males of the Deeps had been well-known for his or her efficiency of MacNeil’s music ‘Working Man.’ (Submitted by Jenn Sheppard)

Mary Pat Mombourquette, government director of the miners museum, mentioned she remembers when the Males of the Deeps went to Kosovo and Muise wrote the whole lot down to inform folks about it when he bought again house.

“He was simply such a considerate, type particular person to try this, like exit and have these outstanding experiences after which come again and share them,” mentioned Mombourquette.

He spent a few years because the enterprise supervisor for the Males of the Deeps, making all of the preparations once they travelled the world.

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