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SARAH (NÉE THOMPSON) DAY

 

Sarah (née Thompson) Day passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017 at Tsiionkwanonhso:te Adult Care Facility at the age of 89. She was predeceased by John Sharrow, Thomas Day and Martin Jocko. Beloved mother of Lorraine Buckshot-Oakes (Leonard), Gabriel Sharrow (Owisokon), Kenneth Sharrow (Wanda) and Josephine Day Chubb (Josh). Cherished grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 41 and great-great grandmother of 6. Survived by her daughter-in-law Marilyn Sharrow and her son-in-law Paul Buckshot. Predeceased by her parents Peter Thompson and Elizabeth Bonspille. Also predeceased by her siblings John Thompson, Joe Thompson, Elizabeth Seymour, Anna May Martin, Theresa David, Evelyn Mitchell and Hattie Thompson. Sarah will be lovingly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Sarah had a full and fruitful life supporting the Akwesasne Community. She began her teaching career in 1968 with Tom Porter in Akwesasne. She was instrumental in bringing the Mohawk Language back into the community via schools and adult language courses. Sarah attended Carleton and York Universities. She was dedicated to language preservation, her community, her family, and will be missed by all. Under the care and direction of LAHAIE & SULLIVAN CORNWALL FUNERAL HOMES, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (613-932-8482). Resting at 36 Wishe Delormier Rd. Akwesasne, ON K6H 5R7 from 5 pm on Monday, June 12, 2017 until time of service. Funeral Service was held at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Burial to follow. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Adult Care Facility would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be left at http://www.lahaiesullivan.ca.

 

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