Nancy Eileen Annette Debassige

Born: Thu., Sep. 17, 1942
Died: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019


2:00 PM Wed., Aug. 21, 2019
Location: M'Chigeeng Wellness Centre

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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In Loving Memory of
Nancy Eileen Anette Debassige
September 17th, 1942 -
August 20, 2019

A resident of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Passed away peacefully at her residence at the Wellness Center
on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the age of 76 years.

She was born in M'Chigeeng First Nation, daughter of the late Ernest and Bernice Debassige (nee. Corbiere).
Dear loving mother of Becky Debassige (Shawn)
and Samuel Debassige (Diane).
Beloved grandmother of Melissa, Naomi, Jared, Sarah, Jadah and Jewel.
Dear sister of Lloyd Debassige  (predeceased) (Lillian),
Winnifred Still (predeceased), Jaqualine Crawford (predeceased) (Arthur),Yvonne Alberts (John),Nelson Debassige (Joyce), Annabelle Debassige (predeceased),Alice Meadus (Ronald), Clifford Debassige (Kate), Linda Van Horne (Perry), Monica Debassige,
Albert Debassige (Janet), Rochelle Debassige
and Gloria Popat.
Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Nancy was employed at Lakeview School as a language teacher for over 30 years and later thoroughly enjoyed instructing adult learners in Sault, Michigan. Nancy was both exceptionally passionate and generous in sharing her gift of Anishnabemowin language. Nancy loved to cook and share her delicious meals, she was well known and many enjoyed her famous fish pie. Nancy will be sadly missed by all who knew her and her grandchildren, whom she adored.

Family and friends may call
at the M'Chigeeng Wellness Centre (61 Lakeview Dr.)
on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 starting at 2:00PM

The Funeral Mass
will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church
on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11:00AM
with Father Jim Kelly officiating.
in the M'Chigeeng First Nation Cemetery.

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Joan Hoekstra
   Posted Thu August 22, 2019
My sincere condolences to all the Family.

Angela Becks
   Posted Fri August 23, 2019
Dear Sam and Becky,
I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your Mom. She adored you two and your children, as well.
Your Mom and I worked at the same time at Lakeview School. Her passion for her language was shared with many children and the community. Too soon, too soon...

Chantal Robillard
   Posted Sun August 25, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers.

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