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Jenny Hassan, 58, of Kenora, Ont., formerly of Big Grassy First Nation, Ont., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man.

Jenny was born Feb. 5, 1953 in Kenora to the late Peter and Jean Medicine.

Jenny spent her younger years growing up in Big Grassy First Nation. Over the years, she worked for Marvin Windows in Warroad, Mn. and later for Canada Post in various locations, including Winnipeg, where she worked for the past 32 years.

Jenny was a kind and loving person, and never refused help to anyone. Her interests included playing Bingo, and enjoying the entertainment at casinos.

She also was very good at duck hunting, and at commercial fishing on Lake of the Woods. At home, she loved playing family games like Scrabble.

Jenny was very outgoing everywhere, and will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.

She was predeceased by one sister, Doris Gott; and two brothers, Gary and Larry Gott.

Jenny is survived by her four sisters, Susan Archie (Rod) of Big Grassy First Nation, Ont., Lalie (Louis) Kirkrude of Big Island First Nation, Ont., and Kristine Archie and Lena (Rennie) Gott, all of Winnipeg, Man.; and one brother, Leslie Hutchins of Toronto, Ont.

Also surviving are three uncles, Robert Archie of Big Grassy First Nation, Ont., Sam Archie of Fort Frances, Ont., and Tom Medicine of Manitou Rapids Rainy River First Nation, Ont.; four aunts, Jean Bombay and Roseanne Leonard, both of Manitou Rapids Rainy River First Nation, Ont., Geraldine Archie of Big Grassy First Nation, Ont., and Bridget Archie of Fort Frances, Ont.; and many nieces and nephews.

A traditional burial ritual will be held Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Big Grassy First Nation Hall, with Elder Charlie Nelson officiating.

A wake will be held on Thursday evening, Dec. 15, 2011 at the Big Grassy First Nation Hall.

Burial will take place in Big Grassy First Nation Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Rod Traverse, Jamie Archie, Sheldon Walker, Jonathan Seymour, Derek Archie, and Tristan Seymour.

Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice c/o Rainy River Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

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