Abotossaway Iris

Died: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017


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Iris Clara Abotossaway (nee Esquimaux) was born on November 7, 1939 in Whitefish Falls. She married Clayton Francis Abotossaway (deceased ) on September 28, 1956  and raised Lori Pacheco (Nelson), Terry Abotossaway (Glenda – Deceased), Patti McComber (Jim), Cheryl Audette (Denis), Melanie Abotossaway (Dave – Deceased), Maxwell Abotossaway (Beverly), Kelly Abotossaway (Tracy), Treena Abotossaway (Deceased) and Aron Abotossaway (Deceased) and additionally  raised grandchildren Holly, Desiree, Curtis, Becky, Renee, Courtney and  Karleigh and many more cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren have blessed her life.  Iris will be missed by sisters Suzie, Jackie, Thelma, Marie and brother Evans. Iris will reunite with her deceased siblings Eleanor, Elsie and June.
Iris joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in her early 20s and devoted her life to the teaching and principles of the Book of Mormon. Iris believed that the “Family” is the most important unit in time and eternity.  She writes in her journal, “I am thankful I had the teachings from my mother that follow gospel principles”.  Iris continues with a quote from (3John 1:14) “We have no greater joy than to hear that our children walk in truth.” Iris kept a daily journal for over two decades.  Other hobbies included travelling, knitting and studying scriptures and daily walks.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
At Iris’ request, a private viewing will be held for family and close friends at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 9050 Hwy 6 Little Current from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm on Friday, January 27, 2017.  The Community Funeral Service will be commence at the Aundeck Omni Kaning Community Centre, 13 Hill Street at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017.


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Rendell and Linda McDonald
   Posted Thu January 26, 2017
Max, Bev and family

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and we know she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Colleen Chandler
   Posted Thu January 26, 2017
To the entire family and especially Lori, Terry and Patti, my condolences on the passing of your Mother. I am sure she will be missed by all generations of family members and community touched by her kindness.
Colleen


Sandra Pope and family
   Posted Fri January 27, 2017
Our condolences to the family.

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