It is with deep sorrow that the Linklater/Friday family announce the sudden passing of Patrishah P.J. Little Feather Linklater-Tom (Miskwaanakwad).
Patrishah, or “Tai,” returned to the spirit world, with family by her side, on Friday, Jan. 14, 2019 in Thunder Bay, Ont. at the tender age of 31.
Tai was born on Jan. 8, 1988 in Thunder Bay, Ont. and was from Couchiching First Nation.
Sadly, she leaves behind five beautiful children, Migizi, Jesse, Mariah, Daniel, and Naizayah; her momma, Jackie Linklater; dad, Larry Friday; sisters, Espirit, Feather, Wynter, Falcon, and Tabetha; and brothers, WindDancer and Larry.
She was so very proud of her children and strived to be the best mother she could be. She always took the time to share her knowledge of cultural teachings with our Creator's loaned gifts, her amazing children.
She was beautiful, strong, and courageous, had a fierce sense of humor, and was never shy to share what was on her mind. Tai also enjoyed joking around and laughing with family and friends, watching her many nieces and nephews grow up, and dishing out the occasional can of whoop ass.
As a child, Tai always would love to spend the weekends visiting with our gramma, Maria, and cousin, Emily (both predeceased). Tai and Emily were best friends and were also called gramma's “tails.” They always were happy to go with gramma to church, pow-wows, craft sales, or wherever she needed to go.
Tai also had a soft spot for her dad, Larry. She admired and adored him as they had a special bond like no other.
She is greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Let us remember her for her beauty, hilarious jokes, and for always helping others.
Tai was predeceased by her grandparents, Maria and Alphonse Linklater; her adoptive grandparents, whom she held dearly in her heart, Bud and Jessie Friday; uncle, Joe Linklater; first cousins/sisters, Emily and Sasheen Linklater; nephew, Jackson Linklater-Copenace; and her great-grandparents of the Linklater/Desrosier family.
They await with open arms for our “Red Cloud” (Miskwaanakwad).
A traditional wake was held on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at 6 p.m., followed by a traditional funeral service on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Couchiching First Nation multi-use facility, officiated by Elder Gilbert Smith.
She was laid to rest at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery on Couchiching First Nation.
The pallbearers were Larry Linklater, Damon Linklater-Green, Charlie Patenaude, George Echum, Rodney Geyshick, and family and friends.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com