Annie Corbiere

Died: Mon., Oct. 29, 2012


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Annie Cecile Corbiere
Passed away peacefully at Wikwemikong Nursing Home
on October 29, 2012 at 84
Predeceased by parents Marguerite (Wagosh) and
Moses Bebonang
husband John Xavier Francis Corbiere (predeceased Dec.6, 1988)
siblings Samuel, Mike, Mary Louise
her two babies Vincent and Martha Jane
and grandson Calvin Lee (March 20, 2011)
Annie is survived by children
Jeannie Eliza (Justin Debassige)
Christopher Alexander
John William (Jake) (Penny)
Chester James
Elsie Anne (John Joe Cooper)
Lawrence Bernard
and 25 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren
and two great great grandchildren
special niece Mary Jane Trudeau
and godchildren John Doe Anawatin,
Veronica and Aldine Bebonang
Annie was multi talented and had various interests. She worked hard all her life.   Working along side her husband, peeling pulp by the cord, with her children close by.  She was gentle by nature and showed it by her gentle combing and braiding of long hair.  To make a little extra money she would hand hook rugs all winter to sell to tourists. Her rugs were beautiful woodland designs, deer, flowers, bears etc.  made with great precision and care.   She also picked sweet grass, curing it to make into quill boxes, place mats, and mats.  As her husband said, long pain staking work for little pay.  To provide for her family she had a fruit cellar that she filled with carrots, potatoes, turnips and apples.  She preserved wild strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, chokecherries and crab apples, which she also traded for salted fish.  Annie also spent hours on her treadle sewing machine, remaking dresses to fit the girls.  Religion was very important, she often told the family “when I go, I want to be buried as I have lived...” she honoured all the holidays and traditions, going early with the children, before they went to school to say prayers.  She taught her children well, teaching love, gentleness, hard work, appreciation, and value.
Visitation:   family time from 1pm Thursday
at Saaswahns Spiritual Centre, 44 Tikmeg Rd.
Friends may call from 5pm Thursday until
Funeral Mass
11:00 am Saturday November 3, 2012
at Immaculate Conception Church, M’Chigeeng, ON
Father Jim Kelly officiating
Burial at M’Chigeeng Cemetery
Anyone wanting to order flowers from Hawberry Florist much order on Wednesday; she will be closed and unavailable on Thursday/Friday  (705)368-2490

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Susan Bebonang
   Posted Sat November 03, 2012
Your heading home Maandaa Kwe. Let grampa Abel , grandma louise and all my relations that they did a fine job here and with us . I will miss you Annie and I'll love you forever. Paane goh. Shiimin Waasgohnes ( apple Blossom)

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