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Born: Jul 24, 1930

Date of Passing: Jun 24, 2004

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DOROTHY GLADYS SETTEE (nee CRATE) July 24, 1930 - June 24, 2004 Peacefully, surrounded by her family, Dorothy Gladys Settee, of Winnipeg, (formerly of Fisher River Cree Nation) went into the presence of her Lord on Wednesday, June 24, 2004 at the Health Sciences Centre. She was 73 years old. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Lawrence, her six children: Jeanette Archie (Allan Terlecki), Leona Settee, Dan Settee , Jim Settee (Darlene), Cathy Johnstone and Charlie Settee (friend, Karen Flatfoot). Twelve grandchildren: Michael, Krystle, Suzanne, Craig, Daniel, Melanie, Ambrose, Scott, Adam, Lee, Kevin and Natasha. Four great-grandchildren: Jayden, Michael, Jacob and Cienna. Five sisters: Jean Cochrane (Bryden), Lavina Thiessen (Ray), Madeline Thomas (William), Gloria Cook (Barry) and Janet Crate (Henry Acoby). Two brothers: Michael Crate (Isabel) and Bob Crate (Joanne Bird), Aunt Mabel McRae, sisters-in-law, Dorothy Crate and Florence Wortman, many relatives of the Settee and Crate families, many, many close friends and former colleagues. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Janet Crate, sister Annie Hourie and brother, Grenville Crate and her beloved granddaughter, Ashley Settee. Mom worked hard all her life, raising their six children together with dad and helping him support the family by taking in students from up north who came to Winnipeg to attend school, fostering children, cleaning homes and selling Tupperware. Mom worked at the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood in the Health programs and was instrumental in establishing the interpreter programs at the Health Science Centre. She received the honor of "Woman of the Year" award in 1975 from MIB. Mom taught Cree, tested students at the U of M and the Winnipeg School Division for their Cree proficiency. She translated government documents into Cree and syllabics. Mom and dad pastored the Indian and Metis Pentecostal Church on Main Street here in Winnipeg for over 15 years. Mom worked at the Northend Community Ministry (Stella Mission) and St. Matthews Anglican Church in the Native Ministry. She started the sewing group at St. Matthews, making crafts, quilts and star blankets. Mom had a strong work ethic, a strong faith in Jesus and a deep commitment to the church community. She was dedicated to her husband and family. Mom touched many peoples lives with her straightforwardness, humour, powerful prayers but above all, her great love and compassion. We miss her so much already but are glad she is free from pain and suffering. She was a great woman and will be loved and remembered always. Mom, we love you and are grateful for everything. There will be a Memorial service on Tuesday, June 29th at 1 p.m. at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 641 St. Matthews at Maryland in Winnipeg. Viewing to take place at 12 noon. Wake service will follow in Fisher River at Stevens Memorial United Church at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 30th, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. also at Stevens Memorial United Church. Arrangements entrusted to ANDERSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME Ashern, Manitoba 1-866-293-4951

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 26, 2004

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