Marlene Boshkaykin, 63, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., passed away at McKellar General Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000.
She was born Nov. 15, 1936 on Rainy Lake, Ont. to the late Pete and Bertha Boshkaykin.
Marlene lived most of her life in Seine River First Nation, where she raised her family with Anson Boshkaykin. Her hobbies and interests included fishing, hunting, trapping, beading, making quilts, and other crafts in general.
She was predeceased by her four brothers, Edmund, Russell, Melvin, and Kenneth; and by one sister, Edith Jourdain.
Marlene is survived by her seven children, Clifford Boshkaykin, Mary and her husband, Joe Whitecrow, Calvin Boshkaykin, Delores Jourdain-Bowes, Al Burhnam, Melanie, and Jason, all of Seine River First Nation, Ont.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Lakeisha.
She also is survived by one brother, George Boshkaykin and wife, Rita, of Seine River First Nation, Ont.; three sisters, Loretta Shotley and Mary Emma Boshkaykin, both of Duluth, Mn., and Rosie Boshkaykin of Seine River First Nation, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A traditional burial ritual was held Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 in the morning at the family residence in Seine River First Nation. Elder Harry Boshkaykin officiated, with interment in Seine River First Nation Cemetery.
A wake was held Monday evening at the family residence in Seine River First Nation.
Pallbearers were Sheldon Whitecrow, Sky Boshkaykin, Gerald Morrison, Stewart Boshkaykin, Ringo Whitecrow, and Howard Whitecrow.
Honourary pallbearers were Fred Ottertail and Terry Potson.
In memoriam donations may be made to either the Canadian Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 655, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M9, or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Box 807, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N1.