Stella Rose Osawamick-Hogan

Born: Fri., Feb. 1, 1952
Died: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019


11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Location: St. Anthony Daniel Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Location: Holy Cross Mission

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Stella Rose Osawamick-Hogan
“Nitaa- Miingwewzid-Kwe"
Sunrise: February 1, 1952
Sunset: January 18, 2019

People who knew Stella Rose knew her passion about her culture and faith.  She adored her children and grandchildren, valued her family and friends, and
was a good BFF.  Stella Rose had style, took pleasure in driving and traveling, and loved to socialize.  She
enjoyed bargain shopping  and gifting to others.  
When she was relaxing at home, she liked watching Young and the Restless.

Stella Rose was a devoted and active member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, Thunder Bay community. She was received into the order in November 2006 and made her final promises in January 2012.  Stella Rose will be deeply missed by her sisters and brothers in the order.

Stella Rose also was passionate to share her knowledge of her Anishnabe culture. While she worked with Indian Affairs Canada in Thunder Bay, Stella Rose fulfilled a role as office elder. One of her accomplishments was establishing a cultural room for employees, where they can practice, share and further their knowledge. As the Manitou Gaming came to life, she continued to teach, share and host cultural activities. This room serves as a testament to Stella Rose.

Predeceased by husband Paul Hogan.
Daughter of Ambrose Osawamick and Stella Kaboni
(both predeceased).
Sister of Francis (predeceased) (Theresa),
Marvin (predeceased),
Richard Osawamick (Lisa predeceased)
Lionel Osawamick (Carla),
Wayne Osawamick (Verna),
Isabelle Osawamick and
Bella Shigwadja (predeceased).
Loving mother of Glenna Neshkiwe
and Buck Neshkiwe (Nicole Hare).
Grandmother of Bella Hare,
Lionel Neshkiwe,
Joshua Lavallee,
Katrina Manitowabi and
Amber Manitowabi.

Visitation from 11am Saturday
at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Kaboni
Funeral Mass
11am Monday January 21, 2019
at Holy Cross Mission
Burial at Kaboni Cemetery

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   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
My condolences to Stella Roses family . She will be missed by so many . She was a good friend to me since she moved back here . I will miss talking to her at the Manitowaning Rummage sales . God bless .Hugs . Prayers to her family . Dorothy Hudson .

Patsy Sutherland
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
Sad to hear of her passing, she was very nice to talk to whenever I seen her, my condolences to her family, will be missed.

Bud Mecek
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
I never got the chance to meet her, but I'm convinced that she was greatly lovedand will be greatly missed ! May you soar with Eagle wings and live eternally with the Great Spirit and who have traveled there before you!

To those who mourn her leaving, a shared Joy is multiplied, but a shared sorrow is divided. Please know we share with you!

Stephen McCarthy
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Stella Rose's passing. I remember her as a bright light where ever she went and always bringing joy. I have offered a Mass for her. With deep sympathy, Doug McCarthy, S.J.4

Joe DePaulo
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
My Condolences to Stella Rose's family. I worked with her at INAC for many years. She was a very kind person who lived an amazing life. She will be missed.

Anita Pelletier
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family of Stella Rose's. She will be missed by so many. I personally loved her stories. She always had a smile and was just happy and made everyone happy around her.

Peace on this next part of your journey my friend.

Gale, Justine & Emerson
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Our family is sending you our love and hugs, Bucky and Glenna. We are forever grateful to have known your mom and we will always think of her and her beautiful presence with happy memories. She was a true blessing to our family.

Sandi Cornell
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Stella Rose.
She was a very caring and kind Anishinabe Qwe. I will remember all our times spent together. You have brought so much to my life. I have learned a lot from Stella Rose about our culture and traditional teachings. I will forever miss you and cherish the times we spent together.
Your friend forever Sandi

Diane Bjorn
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
Stella Rose shared so much of herself and her culture with those of us with differing heritage. Her kindness and teachings at the office will be forever remembered with gratitude and respect. My heart goes out to family and friends during this difficult time.

georgina nahwegahbo
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
So sad to hear of her passing on, gone is a friend, a happy cheerful lady, & I must say a classy one. Sadly we have lost another fluent Ojibwe speaker, her knowledge will be missed but not forgotten. Condolences to all her family, she's gone but will not be forgotten! Her memory will live on.

Leigh Jessen
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
Sending my deepest condolences to the family of Stella Rose. She was such a joy to know, listen to, work with and we all loved her. Her gentle spirit and loving heart was evidenced in everything she did. I shall miss you my friend, until we meet again.

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