It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing on our beloved Lucille (Lucy) Copenace (nee Medicine).
A resident of Onigaming First Nation, Lucy was called to the creator on June 30, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital at the age of 82.
Lucy was predeceased by her husband, Henry Copenace; her daughter, Erlene Gayle Copenace; her parents, Maggie Councillor and David Medicine Sr.; brothers, Bobby Medicine, David Medicine and Gordon Hawk; sisters, Sally (Medicine) Cowley, Bella (Medicine) Indian and Betty Medicine; her great-grandson, Tanner Bouchard; and stepfather, John Hawk.
Lucy will be deeply missed by her son, Dennis Copenace; her grandchildren, Kimbi (Jaymie), Cynthia, Curtis (Christie), Crystal (John), Dennis Jr., and Kenneth (Aryn).
She also leaves behind numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and her sister, Annie Hawk.
Lucy was an original member of Rainy River First Nation. She met her husband at residential school. They were united in marriage on June 6, 1956 and they lived in Onigaming First Nation. Henry (Bapa) was called to the creator in 2010.
Lucy enjoyed spending time with family, attending many community functions, travelling to pow-wows, beading and spending time on the lake, fishing.
Wake services will begin Monday, July 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Mikinaak Onigaming School Gymnasium. A traditional funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 9 a.m. with interment to follow.
The pallbearers will be Gerald Arch, Cecil Copenace, Ray Indian, Roger Allan and Mike Penagin.
The honourary pallbearers will be Bessie Mainville, Jean Bombay, Marion Medicine and Corrine Kelly.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.