March 24, 1939 – October 10, 2016
We are saddened to announce the passing of our mother Kathleen Jenny (or offcially Minnie, as per the mistake made on her birth certificate, much to her chagrin) Davies. She passed away in her sleep from respiratory failure on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 77 years. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Daniel Davies (Daphne Heenan), Debbie Peters (Doug Peters), Michelle Austin (Daniel Austin), Rene Davies-LeFrancois (Dave LeFrancois) and Darcie Davies (James Mackie), her twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mom is now reunited with her father Daniel Plante, her mother Rachel Plante, her brother Gilbert Plante and her sister Mildred Robar. She will be fondly remembered for her love of music, reading, gardening, cats and dogs, berry picking and interior decorating. She had an impressive knowledge of plants, was an adventurous and skilled cook, created beautiful paintings, had mad Scrabble skills and plenty of spunk and sass! Mom was also fluent in Cree, Michif and English and spoke conversational Spanish. Mom was remarkably proud of her Metis heritage and had a passion for life-long learning. This was evident through her several scholastic achievements, including a Natural Health Practitioner certificate, a Public Administration certificate and a Social Service Worker diploma. Mom took great joy in applying her academic and cultural knowledge as the first President of the Northwest Metis Association, a Director of the Metis Region 6 Funding for Education Board, a Cree language teacher, a caregiver for persons with disabilities and a supervisor for a youth group home. What’s more, she raised five spirited children and was a devoted daughter and sister! Mom, you will be missed but never forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at cpff.ca.