Maria (Mary) (nee Desrosiers) Obituary

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Maria (Mary) Linklater (nee Desrosiers)

February 29, 1920 - July 16, 2013
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It is with great sadness and with loving memory that we, the Linklater Family, announce the passing of our beloved family member, Maria Linklater. Maria (Mary) Linklater of Couchiching First Nation, Ont. Entered into rest on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 in Fort Frances, Ont. At the young age of 93. Mary was born on February 29th, 1920 in Regina Bay, ONt. Being born a leap year baby during those early years, her birth date was listed as March 1st. She was raised in Whitefish Bay, Ont. And since married, she has always regarded Couchiching First Nation as home. In her younger year, Mary worked as a cook and enjoyed helping out at tourist...
It is with great sadness and with loving memory that we, the Linklater Family, announce the passing of our beloved family member, Maria Linklater.
Maria (Mary) Linklater of Couchiching First Nation, Ont. Entered into rest on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 in Fort Frances, Ont. At the young age of 93. Mary was born on February 29th, 1920 in Regina Bay, ONt. Being born a leap year baby during those early years, her birth date was listed as March 1st. She was raised in Whitefish Bay, Ont. And since married, she has always regarded Couchiching First Nation as home.
In her younger year, Mary worked as a cook and enjoyed helping out at tourist camps. Over her lifetime, Mary had a passion for bead work, native crafts, and was keen on baking. Everyone who knew Mary, knew she possessed a great sense of humor, strength, wisdom and guidance.
Hafving been the leap year baby she was, Mary stayed young at heart by cracking jokes and took delight in enjoying a good cup of hot tea. She cherished the time spent with family and got a kick out of watching her many grandchildren and great grandchildren have fun. She also took great pride in hearing the precious words, "I love you, Great Gramma!" Gramma adored her grandchildren and loved us with all her heart. Her undying love will not be forgotten by those close and dear to her. Mary is missed very much and holds a significant place in our hearts.
She was predeceased by her husband Alphonse Linklater, son Joseph Linklater and granddaughters, Sasha Linklater and Emily Wayman.
Mary is survived by her sister, Christine Tom, her two daughters, Freda Perry (Robert Perry) and Jackie Linklater (Calvin Bombay) and grandchildren, Larry Linklater (Helen Greene) Tabetha Linklater (Charlie Patenaude), Falcon Cameron (Waylon Gibbins), Wynter Tom (Conrad Wilson Sr.) Patrisha Linklater-Tom, Feather Friday (Donovan Jourdain), Espirit Friday (Yuma Kewakundo), Lantana Wind Dancer Linklater, Walter Linklater (Pauline Mishigad), Adam Linklater, Alphonse Wayman, Dale Talgoni, Scott Talgoni, Robert Perry Jr., numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.
A traditional wake will be held on Friday, July 19th, 2013 beginning at 4:00 p.m., located at the Couchiching Multi-Use Facility.
Services will also take place at the Multi-Use Facility on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a feast in celebration of Mary's life.
Interment will take place in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery at Couchiching First Nation.
The pallbearers will be Larry Linklater, Farrell Desrosiers, Cal Bombay, Rob Adams, George Bruyere and Val Perreault Jr.
The honourary pallbearers will be Ron Linklater, Vernon Linklater, Qwaylin Linklater, Nanabush Linklater, Damon Linklater, Lantana WindDancer Linklater and Alphonse Linklater.
In memoriam donations may be made to a charity of your choice in care of Green Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M8
On-line condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com

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