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Tennille Annabelle Cook-Okimaw

October 24, 1981 ~ May 5, 2022 (age 40)


It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved and pretty mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, relative, and friend, Tennille, at the age of forty years.  She was raised in God’s River during her early years.  She lived in Sagkeeng First Nation, Ottawa, Peguis, Fisher River, and Winnipeg.

She leaves to cherish her memory and is survived by her seven children Kyle, Donovan, Karla, Damon, Kerri-Ann, Dallas, and Malachi; parents Moses and Annabelle Okimaw, and Sylvia Cook; brothers Dustin (Kimberly), Myles (Jocelyn), Timothy, Jody (Vanessa), Dylan (Melanie), and adopted brother, Chico (Victoria); godparents Carrie Cook and Gerald Sinclair; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was predeceased by her grandparents William and Priscilla Cook, Joseph and Elsie Okemow, Dylan Okimaw Jr. and numerous other relatives.


Dearest Mom:

We are missing you so much.  We know you will be watching over us.  You and Dad are together now.  May you both rest in peace.

To those we love, they do not go away, they walk beside us, Unseen, Unheard, but always Nearby.

Still loved, still missed, and still nearby.  We love you Mom, forever and always.

Your Children.


Tennille was full of life with many friends.  Her presence brought joy to those who had the privilege of knowing her.  She had the most beautiful eyes that would sparkle when she would laugh or tease you and they would change colour with her moods or the coloured clothing she wore.  She also had long thick eyelashes.

She was talkative, out-going, sweet, friendly, and fun loving.  Her favourite phrase was “The best is yet to come”.  She was an awesome cook but she hated to do dishes and housework.  That is why she taught her brothers to do these things.

She received her education at Amos Okemow Memorial School, Anicinabe School, Fallingbrooke School, and Gordon Bell High School.

No more pain, suffering, or loneliness, Goomer. You will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Baby Girl and sister, your passing has left a void, hurt, and ache in our hearts.  We still cannot believe you are gone.  We are missing you so much.  We feel blessed that we had you with us for as long as we did.  You were always a survivor and you had a beautiful and captivating spirit. We will not grieve hard so your journey to the  spirit world would be as beautiful as you were.

We would like to extend our hugs, prayers, and a sincere thank-you and acknowledgement to Anmol, the security guard, who tried extensively, to save her.  Special thank you to the Red Cross, Paramedics, Winnipeg Police, Peguis First Nation Chief and Council, and Manto Sipi Cree Nation Chief and Council.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eternal Grace Funerals. One day service, with viewing, songs, readings, and sharing will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Richard Cook will officiate the service. 

Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please give to your charity.




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