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ELIZABETH BETSE BLUEBIRD (Gaa'ge'ya' tee' bine'siik) (Moose Clan)

It is with great sadness that the family of Elizabeth Bluebird announces her sudden passing on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in Duluth, Mn.

Betty was born on Feb. 19, 1943 in Lac La Croix First Nation, Ont. to Gilbert and Ida Oshawee.

She liked to attend pow-wows and dance, and she also loved to travel. She worked as a cook for the friendship centre in Duluth, as well as a custodian at the police station.

Betty was a traditional lady who helped many people.

She leaves behind her daughter, Loretta (Ted Attatise) and her children, Miranda (partner, Shawn Kelly, and children, Namia, Miigan, Talon, and Kiera), Sheena Attatise (partner, Bruce Yellowhead, and children, Brayden, Jayla, Colten, Kelania, and Kariya), Jessica Attatise, Cassandra Attatise, and William Attatise; son, Terrance Ottertail (Diane Morrison) and his children, Matthew, Adam, Colleen, Dallas, Melissa Terrance Jr., and Autumn Ottertail; son, Lawrence Ottertail (Patricia Livingston) and his children, Chelsea and Edward Ottertail; son, Adrian Pearson-Ottertail and his daughter, Aaliyah Ottertail; son, Adam Ottertail; daughter, Shannon Oberg (Nate Anderson) and her children, Ken LeMay and Cynthia LeMay; son, Greg Oberg; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Bluebird, Victoria LeMay, Nina LeMay, and Michael LeMay.

Also surviving are her siblings, Margret Bluebird, Roseanna Oshawee (Michael Head), Eugene Oshawee (Valerie), and Francis Kavanagh (Betty); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was predeceased by her parents; husbands, Leonard Bluebird and Greg Oberg Sr.; and siblings, Angus Oshawe Sr., Larry Oshawe, Clarence Oshawe, Marilyn Oshawe, and Jane Morrison.

A traditional wake was held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 from 1 p.m. at the Lac La Croix First Nation gymnasium.

A traditional funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, with Elder George Boshkaykin officiating.

The pallbearers will be Betty's family and friends.

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