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Martha Blight

Martha Blight (Kirkrude)

Tuesday, July 26th, 1949 - Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Martha Blight (Kirkrude)July 26, 1949 to May 23, 2019



It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Martha Blight,Tabasibii’anook, Kinew dodem.

She leaves behind her loving husband Jerry Blight of Rainy River, Son Brad Kirkrude of Anishinaabe of Naongashiing, daughter Terri Andy; Siblings Bella Andy, Lorraine Gibbons (Clarence), Louis Kirkrude (Lollie), George Kirkrude, Georgina Kirkrude.Her grandchildren Jenna, Trivina, Daniel, Tamika, Danier, and Niibin. Great Grandchildren Avalee, Alayah, Bradley, Melena, Jade, Ameriah, Joy and Juliet. Stepdaughters Shannon (Roger) and Susan ( Craig), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins,and close friends.She was predeceased by her son Randy, parents George Kirkrude and Ruth Kirkrude (George), siblings Agnes and Brian, and her beloved grandson Junior (Bradley Kirkrude Jr.).Martha was born on one of the islands of Lake of the Woods and spent her childhood on the lake with her family. She worked at several tourist camps as a cleaner and cook. She then went into commercial fishing with her family and had many loyal customers within the Rainy River District.Martha was a loving grandmother, auntie, friend and wife. She was a very friendly person and enjoyed visiting on the phone and in person. She could be anywhere and she would make new friends. Her laughter was contagious. She enjoyed sewing,making cloth rugs, travelling and representing her community as an elder. She was very knowledgeable of the old ways and she spoke the old ojibwe language. She loved to dance at pow wows.

A traditional wake will be held at the Big Grassy Hall beginning Monday, May 27,2019 at 4:00 p.m. A traditional funeral will start at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28,2019 at the Big Grassy Hall with elder Ken Kakeeway officiating. Burial to take place at the Morson Cemetery.

Pall bearers Phillip Andy, Sean Comegan, Ryan Kirkrude, Julian Kirkrude, Johny Kirkrude, George Kirkrude.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 27th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Monday, May 27th, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    Big Grassy First Nation Community Hall
    Address
    MORSON, ON
  • Service

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Big Grassy First Nation Community Hall
    Address
    MORSON, ON
  • Interment

    Location
    Morson Cemetery
    Address
    MORSON, ON
  • Reception

    Location
    Big Grassy First Nation Community Hall
    Address
    MORSON, ON

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807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca