It is with profound sadness and broken hearts we announce the sudden tragic passing of our dearest mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie, and cousin, Eliza Jane Delorme (nee Grieves). Mom left to join her savior, Jesus Christ, on August 28,2019 at 10:02 p.m.
Left to cherish her memory are her six daughters; Kimberly, Elizabeth, Arlene (Robert), Shirlene (Joe), Terry (Hubert) Joanne (Rich). 11 grandsons, 6 granddaughters, 18 great grandchildren. Mom is survived by her siblings James Grieves, Nick Grieves, Mable Mayham and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Mom was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Mary Grieves (nee Chubb); sisters Madeline Munroe, Charlotte Saunders, Rubena Beardy, and Gloria Harvey; brothers Joseph and Maxwell Grieves; brothers in law Solomon Munroe, Allison Saunders, and Elkanah Beardy; great-grandchildren Taylor and Mia Delorme and her special friend/companion Hugh Peters (2004).
Mom was a true angel who had a strong humanitarian spirit. Mom cared about everyone and had a kind generous heart who gave what little she had without hesitance. Mom taught us the gift of love and to care and love others and especially each other.
Mom was born in 1946 at Oxford House Cree Nation (Bunibonnibee). Mom attended the Guy Hill Residential School in The Pas for most of her young life. Mom was so proud she maintained her Cree language despite being in the residential school system. When Mom was in contact with her family and friends from up north only Cree was spoken.
Mom met our dad, Gus Delorme, in 1967 in Winnipeg and together they had six daughters. Mom later became a single mother and raised her six daughters single handily. Mom raised us with very little, but she raised us with love and kindness and together a mother and six daughters formed a deep unbreakable bond that remains just as strong today.
Mom had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke. Mom had a gentle kind soul and was the epitome of love and kindness. Mom loved to watch her murder mysteries and would solve the mystery before the end of the show. Mom was a true Martha Stewart and was innovative and resourceful. Mom loved flowers and plants and her home proved this. Mom loved to feed the birds, squirrels, and bunny rabbits around the house. The animals knew mom well and would come to the door to look for her is she was late to feed them. Mom had a special love for Jingles, our family dog, and would cook him hot meals.
When mom went visiting her great grandbabies for days, like she always did, she was missed by everyone inkling our Jingles and her small animals she fed daily. It was not uncommon for family member to “fight” over mom. She was loved dearly by each and everyone of her grandkids and each had a loving nickname from her. Grandma was everything to her grandchildren. Even though her immediate family was huge, each one of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in her heart.
Mom, when you left this world a lot of hearts were left completely shattered. Each morning is difficult to face without you. Lord, our Savior, has you now and we know you are happy with our family up in heaven. Until we meet again mother, we ache terribly every hour for you. Forever in our hearts.
We would like to thank the paramedics who tried in vain to keep our mother with us the WPS, Oxford House Cree Nation, Tetaskweyak Cree Nation, DOCFS and the many friends and family who walked through our door with food, coffee tea and meals, the people who came to clean and cook for us while we sat in shock, for every person who took the time to send their comforting condolences and a knowledge our mother for what a beautiful soul she was; special thanks to our many cousins who stayed beside us. Thank you kindly.
A two-night wake will commence Wednesday, Sept. 4,2019 at the Chief Cornerstone Church 384 Talbot Ave. at 6:00 p.m. Funeral service will the funeral service on Friday September 6,2019 at 11:00a.m. also at the church. Interment Brookside Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Adrian Delorme, Marcel Delorme, Preston Delorme, Shane Delorme, Daniel Delorme, Kelsey Delorme.
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