April D McDowell

Died: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018


1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

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In loving memory of
April Dawn
"early morning star woman"
April 6, 1969 - October 22, 2018
A Kind heart a Fierce mind an Indomitable spirit

Left this world unexpectedly the morning of October 22nd, 12:20am
in the presence of family at Manitoulin Health Center.

April was a Cherished daughter, Beloved mamabear and Loving grandmother, She joins in heaven her father Victor Kagesheongai and her aunts Iris, Elsie, June and Eleanor.
Survived by her mother Linda (K.C) her children and grandchildren, David Recollet, Harley McDowell (Will Lauzon), Joshua Mcdowell (shoshanna Paibomsai), Rachel Mcdowell (Rose Clark),
Nyah McDowell (Ezra Jones), Isaiah Aguonie, Adam and Avery Recollet, Mika Peltier and a number of other loving relatives and close friends

White bear clan and Humming bird clan.
April was simultaneously an old soul and free spirit, she had a quiet confidence that screamed loud, able to balance her strengths with humility she sought to do her best and improve the lives of those around her. she made her mark on those that loved her with the innate originality she had displayed since childhood. her passion for culture and community was shown in her determination to graduate from both the Mental Health and First Nations Advocacy programs at KTEI  she was proud to be able to contribute to her community through her work at the Health center.
April knew life was Love and most of all she loved her children.

Family and friends will gather at the Sheguiandah Community Center.
Visitation from 1pm Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday
Funeral Service 11am Friday, October 26, 2018
Burial to follow at the Sheguiandah Cemetary

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Bridget Douglas
   Posted Tue October 23, 2018
To April's friends and family. I have known April for a few years now and cherish our friendship. She was so bright and beautiful. I am going to miss her. My condolences go out to everyone who loved her. I pray for peace to you at this time.

Elizabeth Laford
   Posted Tue October 23, 2018
I have known April for a few years, she had the heart of a warrior and her heart was with the community of Sheguindah. She loved her family and the community. My deepest condolences to her family. Gone too young but never forgotten.

W. Moses Irizarry
   Posted Wed October 24, 2018
Miss April Dawn McDowell, aka Sw33t MaFia, every day talking to you was always a pleasure. Your spirit, sense of humor, strength, empathy, and love for others was truly inspiring, and we called each other a kindred spirit because of our similar outlooks on life and common experiences. Won't be the same, but I'll visit the Winchester Mystery House like we had talked about. You were often the first person I talked to in the morning, and one of the last I talked to before I went down despite our 3 hour time difference. I'm going to miss you terribly for a long time. Love you Sw33t lady, take your well earned and well deserved rest.

Tracy Megwanabe
   Posted Wed October 24, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the family.

Debra Tate
   Posted Wed October 24, 2018
April was a past student of mine at Kenjgewin Teg. She was always contributing her thoughts and opinions and we all valued them. She was a great helper and motivator to all. My thoughts and condolences to the family and good thoughts and prayers for April's safe journey home. I will miss you and your beautiful soft smile.

Allan Suddeth
   Posted Wed October 24, 2018
I am sorry to hear of April's passing. I did not know her very well at all, but what I did know of her, she loved life and people. She will be missed. Prayers for peace and comfort for her family.

Dianne Musgrove
   Posted Wed October 24, 2018
To all of April's family and community, my deepest Condolences, I just heard about her passing so suddenly, and can imagine your sense of shock and loss. I worked with her a few years ago at the Health Center and saw her just last week, HER POSITIVE PERSONALITY AND PERSONA always lifted me and everyone spirits. APRIL WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN Her legacy she left with her children and family will keep her alive forever. I have laid down semma for her journey to the spirit world and as thanksgiving for her life and wisdom and great heart. Ba ma pii my friend, till we meet again .May you rest in peace in the Creator's garden. xo

Ricky Triolo
   Posted Thu October 25, 2018
So sorry for your loss prayers for the family

Mark Olacke
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
I was saddened to hear of the passing on of April. My love and hugs are sent to her family including all her children who I taught at LCPS. May you all remember those good times.

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