Juliette Meness Ferguson (Odemin Kwe) passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9:15pm, surrounded by her loving children and granddaughter, Kristi. Juliette was born on Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabe aki to the late Frank Meness and Teresa Tenasco Meness, during the time of ripe strawberries.
Julie was auntie, teacher, and relative to many people far and wide, and was known for her carrying on many important traditions- she made exquisite moccasins, regalia, and-tanned smoked hides. Odemin Kwe dedicated her life to her family and was always there for anyone who needed a kind word. Mrs. Ferguson shared her teachings freely throughout her life, on the pow-wow trail and beyond.
Mrs. Ferguson was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, LeRoy Albert Ferguson; son, Thomas (Jody) Ferguson (Sinzibakwaad Inini) whose work founded Awazibi Maple Syrup, and her granddaughter, Michelle Ferguson.
She is survived by her children, Fitzhugh (Jayne) Ferguson, Joni Ferguson, Terry (Jackie) Ferguson, and Juliette (Lee) Gansworth, along with several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered with love and beautiful memories among all those whose heart she touched.
Funeral service will be celebrated at the Holy Rosary Church of Maniwaki, on Friday, December 22, 2017, at 11 AM, followed by cremation. Visiting hours at the Kitigan Zibi Funeral Home, 91 Kichi Mikan Maniwaki, QC J9E 3B1 Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2 PM to 9 PM and Friday from 9 AM.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to McConnery's Funeral Home, 206 Cartier Maniwaki, QC J9E 1R3. Phone number 819-449-2626,
fax number 819-449-7437
Email address Sympathies@maisonfunerairemcconery.ca
Published on December 19, 2017