Adrienne Nicole Brown was born Oct. 5, 1982 in Fort Frances, Ont. in the Rainy River District, the eldest daughter of Howard and Audrey (nee Atatise) Brown.
Adrienne lived and attended school in Lac La Croix First Nation.
Adrienne is survived by her three precious children, Jordan Garcia, Tatum Sierra, and Kya Zoey, who she dedicated her life to.
Adrienne loved nature and enjoyed many hours camping, fishing, swimming, sliding, and walking in every season. Her strong beliefs in her culture and traditions resulted in her ability to speak her Ojibwe language and create beautiful beadwork.
Adrienne also loved pow-wows and danced from the time she was small.
Although she travelled and lived in the Yukon and Shoal Lake Cree Nation, Sask., Lac La Croix was always her home and refuge.
Adrienne’s love of life was demonstrated by how she celebrated it with her children and extended family. She was very outgoing, energetic, friendly, kind, and socialable. From daily activities to birthdays, special occasions, and holidays, Adrienne took special care and attention in living life to the fullest.
These memories we will keep close to our hearts forever.
A loving, nuturing home was created by Adrienne for her children. She read bed-time stories, played games, did crafts, and baked and cooked with them. Her home was always open for other children to take part in any activity that they were involved in.
Her wonderful spirit will live on in her children.
Adrienne Nicole was taken from us suddenly on Friday, June 15, 2007. She will be sadly missed by her parents, Audrey and Howard; her children, Jordan Garcia, Tatum Sierra, and Kya Zoey; brother, Brent Freeman; and sister, Daniel Sandra.
Adrienne’s immediate and extended family also will mourn her passing for a very long time.
She is survived by her grandmothers, Bessie Vivian Atatise and Francis Brown; uncles, Tony Brown, Robert Atatise (Debbie), Rick Atatise (Peggy), Lester Atatise, Brian Atatise (Mary Jane), Rolland Atatise (Jackie), and Ryan Atatise (Shelly); aunts, Gladys Geyshick (Bill), Priscilla Jourdain (Gregory), Phyllis Pierson (Richard), and Doreen Skinaway (Ron); as well as niece, Rayanne, and nephew, Damien.
Being such a close-knit family, Adrienne’s first cousins were like brothers and sisters.
Her passing leaves a huge void in the lives of Shelly, Derek, Lori, Clinton, and Tina Geyshick, Robert Blake Atatise, Landen Jourdain, Clayton and Vince Ottertail, Bobby Atatise, Melanie, Maurice, and Mariah Jourdain, Robert Armstrong, Raven McGinnis, Lexi Atatise, Christopher, Jermaine, and Carmen Atatise, Andrew Morrison, Kendra Skinaway, Shania and Trey Atatise, and Brice, Austin, and Taran Morriseau.
Adrienne’s love, warmth, sense of humour, and kindness will be greatly missed by all her aunts and uncles, cousins, and close friends. There are many things in this life that we do not understand but we must trust in the Creator’s judgement and be guided by his hand.
A wake will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Lac La Croix First Nation and funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Lac La Croix First Nation.
Elder Gilbert Smith will officiate, with interment in Lac La Croix First Nation Cemetery in Lac La Croix First Nation.
Funeral arrangements c/o Green Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8 and Bailey’s Funeral Home, Yorkton, Sask.
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