Genevieve was born Wednesday, June 30, 1926 in Pukatawagan (Wapa) to Marie and Solomon Colomb. She grew up in Pukatawagan. Her mother Marie died when she was quite young. She was loved and cherished by foster parents Mr. and Mrs. Julien Bighetty and Mr. and Mrs. William Colomb.
Genevieve attended the Sturgeon Landing residential school. She loved doing beadwork and making traditional wear for family and grandchildren. She also made jam and would give it to family.
Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She raised grandchildren as her own, Marie, Wendy, Cameron, Steward, Oliver and Lorna May.
Genevieve loved family get togethers, Christmas, Easter, birthdays and grad celebrations. She was proud of all accomplishments by her children and grandchildren. Each and everyone of her grandchildren and great grandchildren were special and all of them were her favorites.
Genevieve passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, The Pas, Manitoba, at the age of 88 years.
Genevieve leaves to mourn her passing, her children Flora (Oliver) Grieves and their children, grandchildren, great, grandchildren; Florence (Emile) Castel and their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, Marianne Caribou and her children and grandchildren; Lorna (Brian) Bighetty and their children and grandchildren; Claire Caribou and her children and grandchildren; Ralphael (Loretta) Caribou and their children and grandchildren; Bernadette Ross and her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; George (Patty) Caribou and their children; Gloria (Adam) Richard and their children and grandchildren; Diane (Frank) Dumas and their children and grandchildren; Mary Caribou Constant (Norman) and their children and grandchildren; special sons John (Helen) Colomb and their children; James Caribou and his children and grandchildren; sister Philothee Linklater and her children and great grandchildren; brothers Celestine Colomb, Gabe Colomb; brother-in-law Angus (Pelagie) Linklater; sisters-in-law Cathy Linklater and her children and grandchildren, Caroline Caribou and her children and grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, too numerous to mention.
Genevieve was predeceased by her husband Oliver Caribou; one still born son; son Paul Caribou; parents Marie and Solomon Colomb; step-mother Maggie; brothers Joseph (Alice) Colomb; George Colomb, sisters Irene (Colomb) Dumas, Marie Rose Colomb; step-brothers Marius Bighetty, Charles Bighetty; step-sister Blandine Daniels; grandchildren Steward Richard, Cheryl Ballantyne, Loretta Grieves, Shawn Bighetty, Cameron Ross, Corine Caribou, Sandy Grieves; mother-in-law Selezie Linklater; sisters-in-law Sarah Bighetty, Helen Francois; brother-in-law Jeremy Caribou; grandparents and other relatives too numerous to mention. If we forgot anyone it was not intentional.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
At Genevieve’s cabin 99 and then her residence,
Friday, September 26, 2014 10:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pukatawagan, Manitoba
Presider: Fr. Vijay Deivanayagam, OMI
Assistants: Flora Grieves, Hilda Francois, Maryann Dumas
Scripture Readings: Rena Ross, Shirley Castel
and Steward Bighetty
Eulogy: Ralph Caribou or Shirley Castel, Lorna Bighetty
Song: Angel Bighetty
Open to Mathias Colomb Councillors
Sacred Heart Cemetery, Pukatawagan, Manitoba
Daughters, Sons and Family
We would like to say thank you to “99” Mark Bighetty
for taking care of Mom while she lived at 99
and continues to look after her cabin.
Your circle of life began with your birth.
You must have been cherished and loved because
you were loving and so strong.
Each of your children were “handled with care”, your teachings and guidance were loving and gentle.
You lost Dad too soon but you faced it with love and courage and so you taught us to be strong, together.
You lost grandchildren, through suicide, sickness and accidents and you held us together
with prayer, courage and love.
As you grew older you became gentle and accepting
but more firm and directive.
You faced cancer with courage and acceptance.
You prepared us for your final journey.
You are gone, Mama, we are not ready, but we will remember all your teachings to keep us strong for your grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bye Mama, love your and thank you.
Love your children.
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