Lynda “Muskrat” Margaret Pitawanakwat began her journey on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the age of 50. Dear daughter of Mary Grace (Trudeau) and Eli Pitawanakwat (both predeceased). Loving partner of Wayne Flamand; beloved mother of Lisa Greene, Ashley Pitawanakwat, Raven Pitawanakwat, DJ Pitawanakwat, Amy Lynn, Jamie Lynn, Shaylene Pitawanakwat, Jolene Pitawanakwat. Loving grandmother of Ely Pitawanakwat, Hasenah Thomas, Grace and Evan Pitawanakwat, Lidia, Jonas, Jasper, Hiram, Aliza and Zander Pitawanakwat. Greatly missed by sisters and brothers: Vivian Dumont, Archie (predeceased)(Joan Peters), Carol (Steven), Henry Jacob (Somporn) Timothy, Arlene, Wayne, Alvin (predeceased), Debbie (Richard), James “O.J.” (Christina), and Melissa Manitowabi (Edward). She will be greatly missed by her cousins, nieces and nephews. Lynda Pitawanakwat was a world-renowned artist who painted all her life. She will be remembered for her famous cooking, open arms and her “heart to heart” hugs. Family and friends gathered on Wednesday (March 11, 2015) morning at St. Ignatius Church. Funeral Services were at 11 am on Friday, March 13, 2015 at St. Ignatius Church in Buzwah. Final resting place at Wikwemikongsing (Kaboni) Cemetery.

Our Muskrat

Your smile will always fill our hearts.

Your laughter will always comfort us

When we need your strength.

Your constant open arms and “Heart to Heart hugs”

Will be forever in our memories.

Your life taught us unconditional love

That will strengthen us as we move forward,

Knowing you are no longer in pain.

By Melissa Manitowabi.