I was saddened to year last night that Lois Marion Byce passed away this Tuesday. Lois was 91 years young and the beloved wife of our Chapleau Cree elder Gordon Byce who is now 95 and still doing well.
My brother, Lark Ritchie, and I had the chance to visit with Gordon, Lois, their daughter Joanne and her son last summer. Gordon has Masters in Theology, was a Minister and volunteer for social and family health but he said the greatest thing the he did was marry Lois. His love for his beautiful and supportive life partner was very clear during our visit.
I wish Gordon and his family (including Kamazooie member Laurie MIlls) my deepest condolences in their loss. It is a blessing that they had so many years to enjoy each other's company.
God bless and safe passage to Lois as she crosses into the spirit world.