Roberta Mandamin, a resident of Shoal Lake 39 First Nation, passed away peacefully on Friday May 12, 2023 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital with her family by her side.
She was predeceased by her parents Robin and Mable Greene, her brothers Patrick and Robert Jr., her nephew Thunderchild and her grandson Desmond Meeches, as well as many aunts, uncles and relatives too numerous to mention.
She is survived by her husband Edward of 38 years, their loving daughter Zoey, her siblings Robert Charles Greene (Corrine), Janice Greene, Glenna Greene (Robert Dawson), her brother-in-law Edward Zastre, sister-in-laws Lorraine Greene, Charlene Mandamin (Clifford Banning), aunt Lillian Henry (Dan Gattie), nieces Cheryl Mandamin, Candace Greene, Courtney Penace (Terry Parisien), Erika Roulette, nephews Kyle Mandamin, Dextor (Miranda), Gordon (Alyssia), Pat Jr., Eugene (Cami), Kendrick, Nolan (Mandy), grandchildren Danielle, Robyn, Electrice, Scarlett, Jonathon, Desiree and Rebel.
Roberta was an integral part of the design and creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Flag at the University of Manitoba for the Residential School Survivors. She worked with the OTFS for many years, she was the Washagamis Bay Language Instructor at the Learning Lodge School where she built many relationships with the staff and students. When she lived in Heron Bay First Nation during High School she converted a Christian Community to a Traditional Community, members of the Heron Bay First Nation Community considered Roberta the mother of their culture and the church that was on the community has been converted to a Sweat Lodge.
A wake service will be held Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 11:00 am at David Kejick School Gymnasium. A Traditional funeral service will occur Monday, May 15, 2023 at 12:00 pm at David Kejick School Gymnasium with cremation to follow.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com for the Mandamin family.