With family close at hand and heart, Arlene Redsky an Administrator of Ontario Works in Shoal Lake #40, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2022, at Lake of the Woods Hospital, at the age of 58 years.
She is survived by her loving mother, Jean, children, Miranda (Norbert), Jeff, Connie (Isaac), Casper, Cami (Eugene) and Jeremy (Allysa), grandchildren, Michaela, Savannah, Kadence, Patience, Eunique, Easton, Keilana, Willow, Illias, Isla, Chloe, Valkyrie, great grandchild, Azraya, sisters Judy (Jimmy), Rodina, Karen, Deborah (Michael), brothers Vernon (Marilyn), Randy (Mabel), Percy McLeod and George Jr. Her niece Chevonne, grand niece Talia, nephews Curtis, Darcey, Fabian, Isaiah (Emily), Travis, Cory, Troy (Kelly), Archie and numerous extended family whom she loved so dearly. She was the eldest of all her siblings and loved having her visits with her mom with who she had a very strong bond.
Predeceased by her father George Landon, uncle Charles Redsky, cousin Lloyd Redsky, grandniece Peyton Amaia Henry and grandson Tristan Redsky.
Arlene was born in Kenora and lived at her home community of Shoal Lake #40 most of her life. She loved to frequent pool halls and bingo halls to share her vibrant smile with everyone around her.
She belonged to a Pool League team named East West Connections where she had won many tournaments and league games skillfully. She was a pool shark, she loved her bingos! She had many bingos friends from many bingo halls, too numerous to mention. She was a board member of Anishnaabe Abinoojii Family Services where her heart poured into the work she was associated with. Also, an avid golfer and poker player, Arlene was not shy to rise to any challenge laid out for her, maintaining the highest level of integrity while still bringing out laughter from those around her.
She loved her golf especially her golf tournaments with her brother. Always made every hockey game for her kids and grandkids and could hear her from one end of the rink cheering on Shoal Lake Flyers. She had an infectious smile that you can spot a mile away.
Arlene cared deeply about her family and her community, her work as Administrator for ONWA provided her with ample tools and resources to help the people of Shoal Lake #40 and she always did so in high spirits for 10 years. She loved being among friends and family and we will all remember how she lit up our family gatherings, community events and homes with her laugh filled visits.
A Celebration of Arlene’s Life will be held 12:00 pm. Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Shoal Lake #40 Band Office Gymnasium with the funeral service starting 11:00 am. Monday, November 21, 2022, at Shoal Lake #40 Band Office Gymnasium.
The Family would like to extend their gratitude to the Lake of the Woods District hospital Palliative Care unit (Char and accompanying nurses) for their excellent care of our dear Arlene. A special thank you our Auntie Judy for being there for our mother every step. Also a special Miigwetch to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation and Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services.
Pallbearers: Jeremy Redsky, Casper White, Jeffrey Redsky, Eugene Greene, Isaac Copenace, Isaiah Greene, Illias Windego, Percy McLeod.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com for the Redsky family.