Agnes Speaker, 92, of Manitou Rapids Rainy River First Nation, Ont., passed away suddenly at her residence Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
She was born Feb. 16, 1906 in Little Fork, Ont. to the late Tom and Margaret Burns. Agnes lived in Manitou Rapids all of her life, and she taught her family her traditional way of life and values. She loved her family, relatives, and friends.
She was predeceased by the father of her children, John Speaker, on March 20, 1994; three sons; and by one brother, Harry Burns.
Agnes is survived by three daughters, Ann Wilson of Manitou Rapids, Marge and husband, Richard Lyons, of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Dorothy and husband, Tom Medicine, of Manitou Rapids; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and by many nieces and nephews.
A wake was held Tuesday evening at the Manitou Rapids Rainy River First Nation.
A traditional burial was held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999 in the morning at the Manitou Rapids Rainy River First Nation Gymnasium. Elder Gilbert Smith officiated, with interment in Manitou Rapids Rainy River First Nation Burial Grounds.
Pallbearers were her great-grandchildren, Quentin Mosher, Rhain Mainville, Brook Mainville, Chris Medicine, Nathan Lyons, and Joal Wilson.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Emo Hospital, 260 Front St., Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.