Green Funeral Home

600 Reid Ave, Fort Frances, ON


Lucille (Lucy) Copenace

December 15, 1936June 30, 2019

Poniashiik It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing on our beloved Lucille (Lucy) Copenace (nee Medicine). A resident of Onigaming First Nation, Lucy was called to the creator on June 30, 2019 at LaVerendrye Hospital at the age of 82. Lucy was predeceased by her husband, Henry Copenace; her daughter Erlene Gayle Copenace; her parents Maggie Councillor and David Medicine Sr.; brothers Bobby Medicine, David Medicine and Gordon Hawk; sisters Sally (Medicine) Cowley, Bella (Medicine) Indian and Betty Medicine; her great grandson Tanner Bouchard and stepfather John Hawk. Lucy will be deeply missed by her son Dennis Copenace; her grandchildren Kimbi (Jaymie), Cynthia, Curtis (Christie), Crystal (John), Dennis Jr, Kenneth (Aryn). She also leaves behind numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and her sister Annie Hawk. Lucy was an original member of Rainy River First Nation. She met her husband at Residential School. They were united in marriage on June 6, 1956 and they lived in Onigaming First Nation. Henry (Bapa) was called to the creator in 2010. Lucy enjoyed spending time with family, attending many community functions, travelling to Powwows, beading and spending time on the lake, fishing. The family would like to Thank the staff at LaVerendrye Hospital for providing care to Lucy. Wake services will begin Monday, July 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Mikinaak Onigaming School Gymnasium. Traditional Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 9 a.m. with interment to follow. The pallbearers will be Gerald Arch, Cecil Copenace, Ray Indian, Roger Allan and Mike Penagin. The honourary pallbearers will be Bessie Mainville, Jean Bombay, Marion Medicine and Corrine Kelly. If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.


  • Traditional Wake Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Tradtional Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Lucille (Lucy) Copenace

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