Angeline Medicine

In loving memory of Angeline Medicine, age 44, of Manitou Rapids First Nation, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 at International Falls, Min.
Angeline is survived by her husband Wayne Morrisseau, children Curtis, Jon, and Kristie all of Rainy River First Nation (Manitour Rapids). She will be greatly missed by her sisters Berla Horton of Manitou Rapids First Nation, and Liza White of Whitefish Bay; brothers Eddie Medicine, Joe Medicine both of Rainy River First Nation and Alec Medicine of Whitefish Bay and numerous nieces and nephews.
Angeline was born on December 25, 1941 to Jack and Francis Medicine in Rainy River First Nation. She spent all of her life in the Rainy River District. She loved flowers, to travel, talking on the phone with her nieces and nephews and shopping for Christmas and birthdays. She loved children especially her own and wanted all of her friends to know how special they were to her and how much she cared for them.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the Manitou Rapids gymnasium. Father James Panikulam will officiate with interment in the Rainy River First Nation Cemetery.
The honourary pallbearers were Leta Medicine, Josie Leonard, Roseanne Leonard, Bernice Brown, Marg White, Stephanie White, and Lulu Medicine.
The pallbearers were Marcel Horton, Glen Medicine, Gary Medicine, Jim Leonard, Rene White, Al Peterson, and Derek Horton.
If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, P.O. box 655, Fort Frances, Ontario, P9A 3M9.
I had this dream that told me she was gonna go. I had a feeling it was time for her to fly away with the eagles. She had told me things I couldn’t believe, she kept telling me that the eagles would swoop down and carry her away. I kept thinking it wouldn’t be for a long time, so I though I would have a while to say things I never told her. When I had my dream I tried to die so I could stay with my mother forever but when I jumped off the roof I didn’t hit the ground but I didn’t wake up. I just floated there. Then there were these five eagles come and circle me. One eagle came up to me and told me that it wasn’t my fault and I couldn’t stop her. I asked why she had to leave now. Then it said back it was her time. I told the eagle she kept saying eagles would swoop down and carry her away. The eagle told me that he ha seen my mother and she is safe. He did tell me one thing before I woke up. He told me that my mother would always live but only in my heart and he told me he’d always be watching over me. Then I woke up. I was ready for the bad news. But it was still hard. There was so many things I didn’t get the chance to tell her. She was always there for me when I needed a shoulder to cry on. She was even there just to talk. I love her. I always will. There’s this special glow inside of her that made everyone love her. She was my one and only mother. No one could replace her. She was not only my mother but she was my best friend also.
Written by Angeline’s daughter Kristie.