Geraldine Archie

Geraldine Archie

Friday, May 8th, 1942 - Monday, August 31st, 2020
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May 8, 1942- August 31, 2020

Sadly the family announces the passing of Geraldine Archie 78 of Big Grassy River First Nation on August 31, 2020 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

Geraldine is survived by her 4 children, Glenn (Yvonne), Daryl (Mary), Tim, (Lisa), Deana (Gerry). Her two brothers Robert, Sam, her sister Bridgette (Carl), and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Bob Archie, Pauline Archie (Bluebird), and five or six beloved aunties.

She has 10 grandchildren; Raven, Hilary, Glenn Jr, Nicholas, Dakota, Jannelle, Karma, Tyler, Reese, and RJ.

She has 7 Great grandchildren; Bodhi and Mason (Raven), Leighton (Hilary), Carter (Jannelle), Karson (Karma), Melena and Jade (Tyler).

Geraldine lived most of her life in Big Grassy River First Nation. She was 5 years old when she was taken from her parents to attend Residential schools in Assiniboia Manitoba, and Spanish Ontario. She was a High School graduate, and graduated from Seven Generations Post-Secondary Education Institute.

Geraldine was the first Social Administrator for Big Grassy and worked there for almost 36 years until her retirement.

Geraldine loved to play bingo, she loved to laugh, joke around, and usually stayed up late playing at the casinos. She loved to make quilts for everyone until she suffered a debilitating stroke. She really enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved going to powwows and visiting with friends and relatives. They often camped out and sat around the camp fire, and every year she would attend the Ponemah Minnesota Labor Day powwow with her cousin Susan, or Ida Skead and family.

She was a well-respected elder, she sat on the Elders Advisory Group in Big Grassy, she offered opening prayers, and attended meetings for Grand Council Treaty #3, AKRC, Big Grassy River First Nation, and various other organizations. She also volunteered on many committees for the community and AKRC Tribal Council. She did great things for the community.

A traditional Service was held on Thursday September 3, 2020 at the Big Grassy River First Nation Community Hall. Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 3:00pm
    Big Grassy First Nation Community Hall
  • Service

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 10:00am
    Big Grassy First Nation Community Hall
  • Reception

    Big Grassy First Nation Community Hall


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Maxine Hannam

Posted at 10:36am
I have just read the obituary of Geraldine on the Northridge site and wanted to take a moment to offer condolences to her family. I haven't seen her in many years but I grew up in Morson and worked with her at Buena Vista when I was a high school student and have such fond memories of her. She was a lovely person and I remember always worked hard, always smiling and sharing a prank or a joke, always so kind and teaching people the ropes and whatever was going on in camp, people would say " find Geraldine - she'll know". I'm sure she will be dearly missed by the community and especially her family. My thoughts to all of you. She was a special lady.
Maxine (Treflin) Hannam

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