Lillian Quewezance passed away on Sept 17, 2019 at the Norquay Health Centre
Lillian Emma Quewezance was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her career as educator took her many place across Manitoba and Saskatchewan. She often would talk about the children she would teach and would get so excited about her children grasping her lessons for the day. Lillian would often say Education was door that open opportunities and it was extremely important that she instill that in young children. Lillian strongly believed every child has a unique way of learning and always set her goals to meet those needs. Each year bought new faces into her classroom she taught with love, respect and kindness. She was extremely devoted to them and spent many hours in preparing her material for her lessons. Lillian took a lot pride in her presentation and preparing her material.
Her own education was challenging, in residential school, she turned her circumstance into determination to complete her education and her Teaching Degree.
Her Johnny was her world as she lovingly called Alfred John. She often was overly protective of him like a mother bear fending off danger.
As an older sister she took the younger ones under her wing, always knowing what was best and that just the way it was.
In her spare time, she would love to sew. She could eye up a garment and figure out the pattern. We all knew if she took out a pattern and laid it out, we best stay out her way regardless what else was going on, because she would be done that project by the of the day.
As a student on a limited budget, she would make clothes for herself and Alfred John. That one year she made a beautiful Pennington Jacket for Alfred John. From a blanket to jacket; she was so creative.
Lillian was an avid seamstress. She made her sister's wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses as well. She could whip up an outfit in no time at all. Her favourite place for shopping was the fabric store. Her imagination and creativity would take over and she would spend hours in her happy place. Lillian also enjoyed knitting and made beautiful sweaters.
Lillian loved the outdoors and would often be seen taking care of her yard and cutting her grass. She also loved to garden. Lillian was not a cook and she would often get teased about her burnt dishes and hard bannock and she would just laugh.
Lillian researched herbs and vitamins and spend hours reading. Lillian’s vacations took her to different parts of the world. Alfred John wanted to share these experiences with her as a loving gesture for everything she sacrifices for him.
Lillian will be missed for her strength, her leadership skills, and for taking charge when it was needed. Lillian you can rest now - your work here on earth is done.
Survived by sons; Alfred John, Brain and Leon, her sisters: Florence, Martha, Carol, Mary Margaret, and Marion, her brothers; Wallace and James, numerous nephews, nieces, and grandchildren as well as special sisters; Madeline, Cora, Vergina, and Annabelle.
Predecessed by her parents Alex and Lucy Quewezance, sisters: Edith, Mary Jane, and Mabel, brothers; Garry, David, Albert, and Joseph, and niece Shauna.
A Traditional Wake was held on Friday Sept 20th from the Cote First Nation Band Hall
A Funeral was held on Saturday Sept 21,2019 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall