“Gee-Dah” Rebecca Lorraine Roy-Trudeau (Shawana) New Star Woman

Trudeau-DeathOctober 14, 1938 – October 10, 2013

74 Years

Daughter of late Onezime and Mary C. Roy. Loving mother of Joanna, Richard of Toronto, Paul (Darlene), Kim, George (Jody) of Sudbury, Regina, Polly of Sault, Peter (Jenn), Veronica, Rose, Loretta (Barry) of Wikwemikong. Long time special friend of late James Milne (Jim Bob) and the father of her children the late Nelson Jawana. Respected grandmother of 40 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren. Sister of Cecile Roy, Eleanor Abel, Liz Wemigwans, Michael Pangowish, Chris Roy, James Roy, Calvin Roy and the late Angeline Pangowish and late Patrick Pangowish. Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, siblings, cousins, friends at Delta Bingo, Wigwamen Terrace and the Native Community of Toronto. Geedah was a hard working, loving Anishnawbe Kwe who was dedicated to her family at large. Her passions in her life were cooking, bingo, sewing, cards, and casino. Most importantly she enjoyed spending time with family at powwows, ceremonies and their annual family cookout at Quanja Lake. She was part of the Wikwemikong Homemakers Club until she moved to Toronto where she started her first fulltime job at Anishnawbe Health Toronto as a cook/maintenance person. She later became a cook with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. Through all her years in Toronto she touched the hearts of many people. She always made people laugh through her unique humour. Her food was enjoyed by many people everywhere through her infamous GeeDahs Booth, homemade bread, pies, fish pie and tacos. Until we meet again, we will always wonder why Delta Bingo runners called her “Mustang Sally.” The Shawana family thanks you for your support. Rested at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Friends called after 4 pm Saturday, October 12, 2013. Funeral Mass was in Holy Cross Mission Church, Wikwemikong, Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11 am. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.