It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our most Valued Elders Florence Carpenter.
Florence was born and raised in the community of Wabaseemoong, Ontario on March 9, 1953 and made her departure to the spirit world on February 22, 2023 in Winnipeg MB, at the St. Boniface Hospital.
She was predeceased by the love of her life Roy Cameron, her father Eli Carpenter and mother Margaret Carpenter her uncles Percy, Allan, Morris, Albert Carpenter, John Kent, aunties Elizabeth Kent, Gladys Muckle, Mary Kent, Doris Carpenter, her cousins Mary, Bella, Kerry Carpenter, Lynn Carpenter, Georgina Carpenter, Stewart Carpenter, Flora Cameron, Sharron Carpenter, Violet Carpenter, Caroline Carpenter her best friends, Christine Mandamin, Linda Muckle, Nancy McDonald, Debra Scott and Mable Muckle and many numerous family members and friends.
Florence is survived by her children Lillian, Howard (Jenny), Martin, Mark (Cindy), her baby Martha, her grandchildren Deanna (Mick), Cullen (Valene), Martin Jr., Ronin, Martina, Carter, Marcus (Tamika), Taytum, Roy, Jake, Ronin, Cherish, Markisha Carpenter, Mackenzie, Naomi, Kiro. Her great grandchildren Cairus, Clyde, Kyce, Eli, Veera, brother Kenneth Carpenter (Geraldine) and their children Victoria, Whitney and Robert Sandberg. She will also be greatly missed by all her foster children that she has helped raised throughout the years and will be missed by numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends to many to mention.
Florence, was very independent and was so selfless, often putting others before herself, she had the most biggest and caring heart, she enjoyed life and those she shared it with, she enjoyed spending most of her time with her family. She loved helping her community and those who needed her help, she spent most of her time in her kitchen where she loved to cook and spend time with her family and friends, Playing Mexican and Gin with her close friends who would often come over to visit and play cards with her: Wayne Muckle, Myra Muckle, Gladys Mandamin, Dora Cameron, Gloria Paishk and Ilene Muckle. She would often play cards with the rest of the community at the community hall in her early days. During the summer she enjoyed going out with her girl Martha, fishing and attending powwows to be around the drums and dancers. She enjoyed traveling and was always willing to go anywhere. She enjoyed birthdays and any chance she had to have her grandchildren, children and family over she was the best host to her visitors. She loved having children around her and was most known for her famous Bannock and cooking, she was very humorous and loved to make the whole room laugh with the cutest smile and laugh that would light up the room, she liked to tease those who knew her. She always made those who were around or near her feel safe, she was a safe place for everyone. She lived a good life and always lived it to the fullest. Her girls will forever miss her. She was strong and has definitely proven how strong she truly was.
The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at St. Boniface Hospital, Mary Elders who assisted the family with prayers, Cory Jinkerson and staff of Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre for their care and compassion, Chief and Council of Wabaseemoong First Nation, the WCWA and everyone who provided support to our family during this time.
A wake service will begin on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 10:00am at Florence Carpenter's Residence, Whitedog, Ontario. Traditional Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Mide'kiwenzie of Ki'eshgitabaaning and his helpers on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 10:00am at Florence Carpenter's Residence with burial to follow in Whitedog First Nation.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com for the Carpenter family.