Posted by Kate on January 31, 2000 at 19:43:35:
In Reply to: Little Ones and Elders posted by Elaine on January 31, 2000 at 18:22:08:
: Tomorrow, little Ariel will be having her long awaited surgery.
: It would be nice to drop in at Ariel's Place & leave a message for Ariel in the guest book.
: Please keep her & her family in your prayers.
: Also, Mike Phillips and his family ...
: Here's the obituary article from Eastern Door written by Greg Horn.
: (Courtesy of editor/publisher Kenneth Deer)
: Respected Elder passes away
: By: Greg Horn
: Local Elder Mike Phillips passed away at 7 a.m. this past Wednesday,
: September 15, at the age of 69, in the ICU of the Jewish General Hospital.
: He is currently being laid out at the Golden Age Club of Kahnawake and the
: funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the 207 Longhouse.
: Mike Phillips has four children, Jeffrey, Jimmy (Bin), Carlene and Therry
: as well as seven grandchildren. He also has two brothers, Bruce and Stuart
: and one sister, Marilyn.
: His companion for the last 20 years has been Carlene Skye. He considered
: her children and grandchildren as his own.
: Phillips had led a full life, being an ironworker until 1979. Once he
: retired from ironwork he became an alcohol and drug counselor until 1990.
: His children remember him saying that it felt like he had his hands on
: every building and bridge in New York.
: It was in 1990 that Phillips became an actor and appeared in The Last of
: the Mohicans which starred Daniel Day-Lewis. He also appeared in many other
: movies and has become quite popular in Quebec.
: Phillips was also depicted on the Two Row Wampum Belt poster that came out
: several years ago.
: His children sometimes joked that he had 1000 grandchildren, because he
: loved all the neighbourhood children and they all loved him. He will be
: missed by many people, both family and friends.
: While he was in the hospital so many people had called the ICU of the
: Jewish General that the hospital had to call K103 to give updates on his
: condition. The family would like to thank all those people who called in
: concerned about his health. They would also like to thank the staff at the
: Jewish General Hospital for all their help.
It is already February 1st, here and once more I send my best wishes, love and hugs for little Ariel! May God watch over her tomorrow/today and keep her safe!! My thoughts shall be with her and please, could you give us an up-date, Elaine, as soon as you hear how her surgery went? Thanks!
And to the family of Mike Phillips, I extend my sincere condolences to you all at this sad time in your life!! A great man has left you, and it must feel as if a bright light has gone out!! But what a legacy he has left - love in abundance and a great host of family and friends who carry his memories on!! Again, our thoughts and prayers shall be with you in the days to come. Take comfort in the fact that many friends are 'with you' now, and supporting you all.
But life goes on! It's the natural order of things! So - on a happier note, to 'the youngest' Federici son - I want to say -HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! Hope you have a really special birthday, today!! :0)
Take care, all of you,
Love and Best wishes to all,
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