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Born: Nov 04, 1934

Date of Passing: Feb 01, 2000

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MERDINA ADELAIDE BRADBURN (nee KEEPER) November 4, 1934 - February 1, 2000 Peacefully, with loved ones by her side, Merdina passed away at the Fisher River Personal Care Home. Merdina leaves to mourn her passing, her children, Sharon (Thomas) Wilson, Linda (Nestor), Denise (Ken), Franklin (Sylvia), Herbert (Colleen) and Ken Jr.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her mother Mary Mallett; sisters, Shirley, Matilda, Merilla, Lorraine, Valerie, brothers, Ben, Milton and Brian; foster brothers, Raymond Sinclair and Jimmy Flett; sister-in-law Emily Bradburn; special friend Andrew Murdock; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Merdina was predeceased by her husband Kenneth on February 14, 1991; grandson Nestor Jr. on August 22, 1998; brother-in-law Frank; sister-in-law Rhoda; foster brother Ernest Hall; and stepfather Ben Mallett. Merdina will be fondly remembered as an upgrading teacher and for being the first elected female councillor for the years 1962-64 for the Fisher River Cree Nation. On August 25, 1999, Merdina was honoured by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs for her achievements and many contributions to her community throughout her life and was proudly recognized by the women of Fisher River. Merdina believed that healing, wisdom, strength, knowledge and down to earth caring comes from people you know and meet in your everyday life. The family would like to thank Dr. Maxwell and nursing staff at Victoria Hospital and all the staff at the Fisher River Personal Care Home for their kindness shown to us and the care given to our Mother. Moms own words: "The sinner that I am, I know God loves me." A wake service will be held on Thursday, February 3, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fisher River Personal Care Home and at 8:00 p.m. at Stevens Memorial United Church. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 4, at 2:00 p.m. at Stevens Memorial United Church, Koostatak, MB with Rev. Gloria Muskego officiating. Interment will follow at the Fisher River Community Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted to: ANDERSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 1 204 768-3606

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 03, 2000

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Gran, my boy died💔. He was 22 years old. He left Aug 7, 2022. I haven't told anyone the real dated BC they have tattoos and stuff printed. Or how he died. But you know. I seen him leave us the night I brought his ashes home. Could you show me if he's with you and the rest of our family, that's he's safe and healthy. My heart is so broken. I want to leave this world too.. I have my other baby, Laticha and her baby, Vayda.. so, I'll stay for awhile.. but can you do that, show me my son, please.. - Posted by: Destiny (Granddaughter) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • 18 long years since you've been gone. A lot has happen in this time. I miss you everyday and talk about you. We know you stayed around for awhile, the children had seen you. But now we know you are passed over. Everytime I see a post about 'if heaven had a bench and you could talk to one person who would it be" it is always you. I remember so much when we lived in the old house, I found out I was under 1 year old. I relive those moments. There is a lot of what ifs buts, ands. And a lot of questions still. But life has to go on, and soon I know the questions will be answered. I miss you gran, I love you. I will find a way to honor your memory and what you gave to our community and our lives. Ekosi. - Posted by: Destiny (Granddaughter ) on: Sep 15, 2018

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