Anna Marie (Cywink) General

Born: Mon., Jun. 1, 1953
Died: Sat., Apr. 14, 2018


2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 16, 2018
Location: Whitefish River Community Centre

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 18, 2018
Location: St. Gabriel Lalement, Birch Island

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In Loving Memory Of
Anna Marie (Cywink) General
June 1st, 1953 - April 14th, 2018

Anna passed into the Spirit World in her 65th year,
surrounded by her family and friends at theManitoulin Health Centre.
Anna was a member of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation.

Beloved wife of Melvin General.
Cherished mother of Scott Madahbee (Tammy),
Leonard Riley, and stepmother to seven children.
Proud Nookomis of Jessica, Cody (Rachel),
BreAnn (Bryton), Maddy (Abby), Dawson, Kinsley and Grayson.
Chi-Mama to Tryton, Vayda, Alayna, Benson and Braxton.
Predeceased by parents Wilfred Laurier Sr and Estelle Ruth (McGregor) Cywink,
grandparents Samuel and Agatha (Biidassige) Cywink and
Augustine and Victoria (Pegoniasang) McGregor.
Her family circle included brothers and sisters
Monica (predeceased), Wilfred Jr. (Lucille),
Samuel (predeceased), Naomi, Ingrid (Ken), Carl, Alexander, Vivian, John (Marilyn),Margaret (Tom), Sonya (predeceased) and Anastasia (Eric).
She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews, especially her nephew Lee with whom she had a special bond.
Chosen Godmother of Melanie McGregor Abotossaway, Mark Abotossaway, Karly Cywink
and Kevin Eshkawkogan.

Anne was passionate about fighting for Indigenous rights, protecting the water and addressing the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in memory of her late sister Sonya.  She carried strong beliefs in the Anishinabe spiritual teachings, loved going to powwows, meeting her friends at bingos and enjoyed visiting everyone.  She took pleasure in cooking for others and was well-known for her home-made perogies, moose meat dishes and traditional foods.  She kept busy operating her small store and craft shop in her home community.  She was a proud member of the Little Current Legion in honour of her late father.

Visitation and Celebration of Anna’s life
at Whitefish River Community Centre,
Birch Island on Monday April 16th at 2pm.
Funeral Mass at 11am on Wednesday April 18th
at St. Gabriel Lalament Church.
Interment at Whitefish River First Nation Cemetery.

Anna would want you to remember her by celebrating her life with laughter and joy.

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Lorraine Bebamikawe and Family
   Posted Sun April 15, 2018
Condolences and prayers from Myself, Savanah and Gavin. Anne Marie had a big heart and left a legacy for all of you to cherish.

shirley Ida Williams (Pheasant)
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
whenever i saw Anna anywhere she always called me Auntie, which was dearly to me, thank you and your smile and your fashionable dress up was always astonishing and your many hats!

My condolences to the her family, Scott, Cywink family and sisters. Hugs and prayers and i will light a candle for her on Wednesday. my thought will be with you.

Auntie Shirley

Sarah Spencer
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Thinking of you & family during this difficult time.
Lots of love,
Sarah, Joey, Adele & Clara

Brenda White (Trudeau)
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Anna's passing.
My sincerest condolences to her family.
As children we grew up together in Whitefish Falls and attended St Augustine's School.
The Cywink family was well known in the village and we all have our memories to cherish.
She will be missed. RIP Anna Marie.

Freida and Murray Tann
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Condolences to BreAnna and Braxton and family in your recent loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Grace Fox
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
My Sincere Condolences to all members of Anna's family--I always enjoyed Anna -she was friendly,delightful to chat with,proud of her culture ,and could be depended to be sincerely honest.--Prayers that she will travel safely to our Creator ! aweful when one leaves so sudden . Love to All !

Pam and Dave Williamson
   Posted Fri April 20, 2018
Sending our sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Cywink. Scott and Tammy, our thoughts, love, and prayers are with you.

Tammy Laidley and family
   Posted Sun April 22, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the entire family and friends as we are very sorry for your loss. We extend our deepest sympathy and our thoughts are will you all.

Dianne Musgrove
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
Condolences to all the family , sorry I could not be there in person to pay my respects. I have laid down semma and prayed for her since I heard of her passing ,she was a unique woman of strength and will be missed. May her spirit soar with the eagles now in the Creator's sky xo

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