We are saddened to announce the passing of our mother Lois Corrine Cook, who was also a sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend to many. After a battle with a lung-related illness, Lois passed at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, MB at just 48 years old, with her children by her side.
Lois was born to Alfred James Cook Jr. and Christine Helen Terri Cook as their only daughter. She was known for her smile, her resilience, and her ability to tell things like they were. She spent most of her life between her homes in Winnipeg, MB and Bloodvein First Nation, MB. As the only sister to her six brothers, she became a loving aunty to her many nieces and nephews. Lois’s greatest pride in this world were her four children. She loved each one of them deeply and was able to tell them that in her final message.
She is predeceased by her father Alfred James Cook Jr., mother Christine Helen Terri Cook (nee Simpson), grandfathers Alfred James Cook Sr. and John Robert Simpson, grandmothers Isabella Cook (nee Scott) and Eva Simpson (nee Guiboche), brother James Robert Cook, nephew Braeden Storm Cook, and the fathers of her children and long-time partners Edwin James Young Skye and David (Dave) Brown Hudson.
She leaves to mourn and cherish her memory her children Corey, Marissa, Dallas, and Madison, her brothers Derek (Cathy), Craig, Alfred (Aurora), and Mervin (Trishia), adopted sisters Denise, Cheryl, and Julie, nieces Taylor, Chynesse, Jayden, Amanda, Stephanie, Jasmine, Annabella, and Shayla, nephews Ty, Jake, Cameron, Levi, Tanner, Trent, Brett, Kyle, James, Noah, and Abel, as well as many cousins and friends too numerous to mention.
For many years Lois was a single mother to her four children, but she did not let that stop her from doing absolutely everything possible to give each of them a good life. She had a passion for hairdressing and hoped to one day open a business back home in Bloodvein. She also loved helping people, and spent some time as a homemaker to her relatives. Lois was also a skilled artist, and loved beading, sketching, writing, and making star blankets.
The family would like to thank Bloodvein First Nation for their support during this difficult time. Including those who have offered their prayers and ceremonies in honour of our mother. She will be missed beyond words.
An Evening Wake and Celebration of Her Life will be held at Eternal Grace Funerals at 1111 Logan Avenue on Thursday, April 6 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
Cremation to follow.
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