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“Buffalo Woman by the Fire”
Lois Kelly began her journey to the Spirit World on March 4, 2019 at her home in Onigaming First Nation at the age of 62 years.
Lois will be greatly missed by her husband Kevin Houston, children Alison (Tim, Candace (Skylar), Donald Kenzie (Melinda) and Earl (Ann),stepchildren Corrine and James, grandchildren Cheyla, Tierin, Miah, Justice, Romyn, Kasper, Ozzy, Kenadee, Darren, Isaiah, Alexis, Aiden, Latasha, Honey, Raiden, Trey and Arriah, sisters Diane Hudson, Gerri Thunderbirdsky, Rose Prince and Loretta (Albert) Meeches, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunties and uncles.
Lois was predeceased by her grandparents Naomi and Tom Myran, parents George and Enna (nee Myerion) Prince, brothers Gerald, Garry, Alfred and Gilbert and sister Marlene.
Lois was born and raised in Long Plain First Nation, and was a residential school survivor. Lois was an excellent cook, and she always made sure her family and friends were well fed and taken care of. She welcomed everyone into her home. We will always remember her Sunday dinners. Her kids and grandkids were her pride and joy. She was a traditional Anishinaabe qwe, and was a jingle dress dancer. Lois was very proud of her career as a Commissionaire in Winnipeg, MB, and was also the first female bouncer at the St. Regis Hotel. Lois spoke often about her many life stories.
Lois spent her final years in Onagaming First Nation, ON, surrounded by her loved ones. Lois will always be remembered for her slack jokes and her big heart. She will be deeply missed, forever in our hearts, and never forgotten.
Wake will take place at Long Plain Spirit Lodge on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Traditional Feast and Service will be held at Long Plain Spirit Lodge on Saturday, March 9, 2019 beginning at noon. Burial to follow at Long Plain Cemetery.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021 www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com