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Date of Passing: Mar 01, 2005

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GEORGINA ANN CHARTER (Medicine Wolf Woman) Peacefully with her family at her side, Georgina Ann Charter passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at the Victoria Hospital at the age of 58 years. Ann was a great leader for her culture and had helped many people to respect and cherish their traditional Aboriginal cultures. She was a professor for over 20 years at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Social Work and was the Founding Director of the Northern Bachelor of Social Work program in Thompson, MB from 1983 to 1988. Ann was involved in many local organizations and was a very well respected elder. On many occasions she was called upon to share her advice and wisdom. She leaves to cherish her beautiful memory her beloved husband of 25 years, Wes, traditionally adopted daughters, Luna Jackson Binkley, Monica Carriere; and son Jason Jackson Binkley; and grandson Dennis Murdock. Ann had adopted many sons and daughters and was considered a mother of Mother Earth. Included in her adopted family is Connie Barr (Tim), Tanis Wheeler, Ryan Gorrie, Thera Sinclair, Leanna Asham and Angie Champagne; granddaughters, Desiree Morrisseau, Ronnie Jackson, Kaya Wheeler, Robin Lafreniere; grandsons, Cole Barr and Cameron Courchene. Also left to mourn her passing, sister Linda Kilian (John), niece Milissa Kilian (Justin Thomlinson), nephew Aaron Kilian (Corinne), stepson Wes (Dustin) McCormick, grandson Hayden and granddaughter Selina Sparks, brothers-in-law, Lloyd and James Charter; sister-in-law Sharon Getty; niece Wanda Charter and nephew Joseph Charter. Traditional wake will take place on Saturday, March 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Aboriginal Funeral Chapel, 724 Selkirk Ave. at Parr, Winnipeg. Traditional memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m. also at the Aboriginal Funeral Chapel with Elder Mark Hall officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Native Women's Transition Centre, 105 Atkins, Winnipeg, R2W 4E6. The family would like to thank Dr. Sheldon Permack and the staff at Victoria Hospital. ABORIGINAL FUNERAL CHAPEL 724 SELKIRK AVE. 586-7700

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 03, 2005

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Uncle Wes: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Our prayers are with aunty to have a safe journey home to the spirit world. We respect and admire the gift of learning and healing that aunty shared and we will continue to share her example in our everyday lives. Love, Crystal, Holly, and Calinda Saulteaux and our children. - Posted by: saulteaux, crystal (Family) on: Mar 05, 2005

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