maness obitPeacefully surrounded by love through her family and friends, Elsie passed on to be with her God the Creator at St. Joseph’s Hospice Center, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Predeceased by her husband Charles (Chuck) Maness, her father Basil Gray and mother Evelyn Gray. Survived by her children Kim (Darren) Henry, Sherri (Shawn) Crowley, Vicki (Ed) Jacobs, and Eric (Paula) Maness. Beloved grandmother of Alissa, Niki, Jill, Kyle, Russell, Cameron, Brooke, Brittany, Karleigh, Kendra, Jarod, Madison and Charlotte. Cherished great-grandmother of Jada, Selina, Nolan, Lily and Lucy. She is also survived by her sister Ruth Bourque, Vern and Deanna Gray, Errnol and Wanda Gray, and several nieces and nephews.

Our loving mother Elsie was a lifetime member of the St. Clair United Church. She was a very proud Anishinabe Kwe who loved her community of Aamjiwnaang. Special thanks to the University dialysis unit, the Voyageur, Friddick’s Nursing Home, and the St. Joseph’s Hospice Center.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the St. Clair United Church, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Aamjiwnaang Community Center.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Clair United Church, the Kidney Foundation, Diabetes Association, and St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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