We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
In Loving Memory
(Wilhelmina) Kate Roy
Sunrise July 18, 1948 – Sunset September 3, 2022
Kate Roy, a resident of M’Chigeeng First Nation, began her spirit journey peacefully on Saturday morning at the Mindemoya Hospital on September 3, 2022. She was born on Mnidoo Mnising, in Manitowaning, daughter of the late Jim (M’Chigeeng) and Christine (Wiikwemkoong) Panamick. She had a long career at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation in M’Chigeeng in pioneering the revitalization of Ojibwe language and culture. After retirement, she continued her Anishinabemowin work in many different settings. In her spare time, she enjoyed visiting with her sisters, going to yard sales, watching sports including baseball, hockey and tennis, and was always up to date on current events with her favourite news channels.
Kate is predeceased by husband Clifford Debassige-ba (M’Chigeeng). Loving and loved mother of Beverley (John), and twins Stephanie (Brian predeceased), Scott and stepson Luke. Grandmother of Shauna, Katelyn , Cassandra, Scott Jr, and Brian Bisson Jr. (Sonny).
Loving and loved sister of Isadore Panamick (predeceased), wife Angeline (predeceased), Johnny (predeceased), Vincent, Henry (Denise), Hazel, Joe (Virginia), Eileen (known as Sweety Pie), Jimmy (Anita), and Bernard. Special sister-in-law to Clifford-baa’s siblings.
Auntie to many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may offer condolences at the Island Funeral Home in Little Current
on September 5, 2022 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.
Funeral mass to celebrate Kate’s life will be at
Immaculate Conception Church, M’Chigeeng on
September 6, 2022 at 11 AM.
Feast to follow after cremation ceremony
at M'Chigeeng Cemetery on September 9, 2022 at 4PM.