December 6, 2022


Art Is Experience

Yogi Muise, cornerstone member of Cape Breton’s Men of the Deeps, has died

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

He executed with the choir of previous coal miners for in excess of fifty a long time.

Muise, who was 85, is being remembered for his love of new music as effectively as being a massive, light man who loved to listen to people’s stories.

Stephen Muise, his son and the musical director of the Males of the Deeps, stated his father was “a wonderful man.”

“If you experienced a story to inform, he would sit and listen, a song to sing, he would sit and listen to you,” stated Stephen Muise.

Yogi Muise experienced no lack of his very own stories to inform. His son said when the choir would get together soon after reveals, his father and Jim (Huge) MacLellan would entertain the team for hours.

“He experienced no difficulties commanding a home,” stated Stephen Muise. “If there ended up stories to be explained to, Yogi would not fall quick.”

Yogi Muise worked as a coal miner in his more youthful a long time setting up when he was a teenager, but he failed to remain in the profession permanently.

He was also a instructor in the New Waterford area of Cape Breton for in excess of thirty a long time.

Jenn Sheppard, his daughter-in-regulation, to start with fulfilled him when he taught her science in Quality 9.

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

She stated her to start with perception was that he was a bear of a man and experienced a way of drawing you in.

“Anyone you communicate to will say, ‘He gave me a bear hug and altered my life’ or, ‘He sat and listened to me and he gave me a piece of advice,'” stated Sheppard.

“He was just like a father to pretty considerably everybody he fulfilled.”

He was also a effectively-known volunteer that sat on a lot of committees together with Glace Bay’s Miners Museum.

Sheppard stated in advance of he left the miners museum board, he created confident he experienced a very good replacement and that the situation was in very good fingers.

Yogi Muise is pictured with Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil. The Males of the Deeps ended up effectively known for their general performance of MacNeil’s track ‘Working Man.’ (Submitted by Jenn Sheppard)

Mary Pat Mombourquette, executive director of the miners museum, stated she remembers when the Males of the Deeps went to Kosovo and Muise wrote everything down to inform individuals about it when he got back home.

“He was just these types of a thoughtful, type person to do that, like go out and have these exceptional ordeals and then occur back and share them,” stated Mombourquette.

He used a lot of a long time as the business manager for the Males of the Deeps, building all the arrangements when they travelled the globe.