Landscapes 17


Mary Celena Brass

June 14, 1946 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 71)


Suddenly on February 3, 2018 at the Brandon General hospital. Lena passed on to the spirit world to be with her son Wayne, her parents         Elizabeth and Zachary, her brother Nelson, her niece Wendy and her    nephew Randyman.


Lena loved spending her time with her husband Gordon whom she was married to for 54 beautiful years.


Lena and Gordon moved to Dauphin, Manitoba with their four children where they lived and worked for 10 years. Then moving north with her family for her husband who worked in the mines residing in Leaf Rapids, then Thompson, Flin Flon and back to Thompson. Where dad Gordon     retired which brought them back to Pine Creek First Nation where they   resided till her passing.


Lena loved hockey very much. She spent a lot of her time traveling to  hockey games for her grandsons Jabber and scrapper. Her and her husband practically lived at the arena, being the happiest hockey parents for Jabber. She also enjoyed playing bingo with her parents, her husband and friends & family. Lena loved making fresh bread and bannock for her kids and   grandchildren. Lena always had a big smile on her face and always had a helping hand. 


Lena had a strong faith in her traditional and Catholic teachings. She would say her prayers with her beads every morning and night with her husband. Lena also made sure she spent quality time with her great grandchildren. 


Lena leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Gordon; her daughters    Angela and Audrey; son Gordie Jr.; grandchildren Rachel (Cameron), Konr (Rebecca), Wayne (Danielle), Gordie Jr., Tommy (Mykaela), Ryan, Rachelle, and Lindon; great grandchildren Carly and Randyn: brother   Robert Contois & family; sister in law Agnes Contois & children; uncle  Pius Contois & children, and by her aunt Catherine Richard & family. She also leaves to mourn her passing many cousins and friends of Pine Creek First Nation and Sapotaweyak Cree Nation where her husband Gordon is from. 


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