Annie Cecile Corbiere

January 8, 1927 – October 29, 2012

 Predeceased by parents Marguerite (Wagosh-Fox) and Moses Bebonang, husband John Xavier Francis Corbiere (predeceased December 6, 1988), siblings Samuel, Mike, Mary Louise, her two babies Vincent and Martha Jane, and grandson Calvin Lee (March 20, 2011). Annie is survived by children Jeannie Eliza (Justin Debassige), Christopher Alexander, John William (Jake) (Penny), Chester James, Elsie Anne (John Joe Cooper), Lawrence Bernard, and 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, special niece Mary Jane Trudeau and godchildren John Doe Anawatin, Veronica and Aldine Bebonang. Annie was multi talented and had various interests. She worked hard all her life. Working along side her husband, peeling pulp by the cord, with her children close by. She was gentle by nature and showed it by her gentle combing and braiding of long hair. To make a little extra money she would hand hook rugs all winter to sell to tourists. Her rugs were beautiful woodland designs, deer, flowers, bears, etc. made with great precision and care. She also picked sweet grass, curing it to make into quill boxes, place mats, and mats. As her husband said, long pain staking work for little pay. To provide for her family she had a fruit cellar that she filled with carrots, potatoes, turnips and apples. She preserved wild strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, chokecherries and crab apples, which she also traded for salted fish. Annie also spent hours on her treadle sewing machine, remaking dresses to fit the girls. Religion was very important, she often told the family “when I go, I want to be buried as I have lived…” she honoured all the holidays and traditions, going early with the children, before they went to school to say prayers. She taught her children well, teaching love, gentleness, hard work, appreciation, and value. Visitation: family time from 1 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Saaswahns Spiritual Centre, 44 Tikmeg Road. Friends called from 5 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012 until the Funeral Mass at 11 am on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Church, M’Chigeeng, Ontario with Father Jim Kelly officiating. Burial at M’Chigeeng Cemetery. On line condolences at www.islandfuneralhome.ca.