Funeral Announcements


Candice Carolyn Copenace (Gidagizimigisibinesikwe Spotted Eagle Woman, Atik Dodem Elk Clan), February 04, 1972 to November 01, 2018.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Candice Carolyn Copenace suddenly and tragically at HSC in Winnipeg. She left this world surrounded by loving family.

She struggled the last twenty years or so with addiction, trying to stay sober and reach her goals. Despite this, she accomplished many things. She graduated from Beaver Brae High School with honours and went to Lakehead University and then the University of Manitoba. She also finished a certificate in Carpentry. She was a naturally talented artist, musician, athlete and billiards player. She was truly gifted and so, so smart.

She worked at Treaty Three Cultural Center in the 90’s and she loved that job. She also volunteered helping youth. She worked most recently at call centres in Winnipeg.

She loved the outdoors and being on the lake. She loved to spend time with family and most of all her nephew and her mom in Northwest Angle in Regina Bay. She had strong cultural beliefs and learned our language from our mother Rosalyn Kelly and others. She taught herself to bead and sing and she loved to make necklaces and other beaded items.

Viewing at Brown’s Funeral Home (Kenora), Wednesday evening. Elder, Mida Kiwenzie (Peter White) will conduct the wake (Thursday at noon) and funeral (Friday, November 09 at 10:00 a.m.) at Onigaming School.

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