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OLIVE PRISCILLA THOMPSON
Born: Mar 18, 1926
Date of Passing: Nov 27, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
OLIVE PRISCILLA THOMPSON
March 18, 1926 - November 27, 2020
Priscilla was born and raised in Fairford, MB. Priscilla came from a family of 12 children. She was a twin to Sylvia. She was blessed with twin grandsons. Every set of twins born into the extended family was acknowledged in a special way, "niiz oo day". Many grandchildren were given special names that granny called them by. Even as adults, she would refer to them by those names.
Priscilla married Roy Thompson in 1949. Together they shared many years of happiness, raising their family and working side by side farming, gardening, harvesting medicines, and providing for their family.
Priscilla, affectionately known as Granny in the community, committed her whole life to the people of her community and the surrounding area. She enjoyed being on the land, harvesting and preparing the medicines that would help so many in their time of need. Granny answered her door at any hour to assist those that needed medical attention. In her later years, Granny attended many conferences and meetings sharing her vast wisdom and knowledge of the medicines. She ensured that her teachings were passed down to her children and her grandchildren so that they would continue to provide the healing medicines to the community.
Granny was also recognized for her amazing baking skills. Granny's cakes were a staple at the many special occasions in the community, such as weddings and anniversaries. She held cooking classes for the young mothers and shared these gifts with so many others.
Her words of advice to her
family during her final days,
"ka kina sha wen ni dig, shigo anaamii ag, nanai ii do da dig kiiji anishinaabek".
She was predeceased by her husband Roy Thompson; children, Audrey, Roxanne Sylvia, and Clarence; and great-grandson Anson; her parents, Robert and Sarah Mclean; sisters, Louisa (Ralph) Sumner, Elizabeth, Eva, Maryanne (John) Sinclair, Bella (Norman) Shorting, Sylvia (Percy) Thompson, Irene (Wilfred) Letandre; brothers, George, Allan, Noel (Ida), Steve (Josephine) Mclean.
Special thanks to: Fairford Health Care Staff, Ashern Lakeshore Hospital Staff, E.M. Crowe Hospital Staff, Pinaymootang First Nation, the many visitors that stopped in to visit Granny and to Anderson Family Funeral Home.
We also want to thank the Staggs, and especially the Gould girls, Karen Mclean and Sheila McLean for always coming to help with Gran when she would come home for visits. Last but not least, her "girls" at the Eriksdale Personal Care Home for the compassion and care that they showed Gran these last few years. We are forever grateful for your acts of kindness.
A private service will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020, at the Anderson Family Funeral Home, officiated by her nephew, Reverend Robert McLean.
Arrangements entrusted to
ANDERSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
Ashern, MB 1 866 293 4951
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 02, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
My sincere condolences on the the loss of your mom. Thoughts are with you my friend !!! - Posted by: Cindy Braf (Friend of Sarah’s ) on: Dec 07, 2020
I came to know this beautiful Lady in July 2011. My in-law told me about her, how Priscilla helped a family member of hers to overcome a physical ailment. At that time I had suffered for years of a skin condition, and up to that time I had maxed out any western treatments for the condition. I gave Priscilla a call and right away said she had the medicine to help me! I got totally healed from the medicine she gave me! I stopped in to see her a couple of times in her homeplace after that with a small gift and just to say my thanks! I’ve never forgotten this lady, I will be forever grateful for her help! Rest In Peace beautiful Lady! - Posted by: Shirley MacInnis (Casual Friend) on: Dec 07, 2020
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