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Tanya Michelle Mainville

March 16, 1973December 31, 2020

It is with great sadness the family of Tanya Michelle Mainville 47, of Couchiching FN announce her passing on December 31, 2020 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital. Tanya was born March 16, 1973 in Fort Frances to the late Patricia Friday and Steven Mainville SR. Tanya loved being around family and would always go above and beyond for anyone in need. Tanya also loved to play bingo, she was quite fond of the bingo dabbers. One of Tanya’s favorite summer activities was attending powwows in the area as well as having a bonfire with her nieces. Tanya really enjoyed singing and she was very good at it. Her go to artist to sing to was Tanya Tucker and would always wow people who haven’t heard her sing. Would also enjoy singing karaoke with her longtime friend Candace Morrisseau. She will be missed by all and never wasted a chance to make someone smile. She is predeceased by her mother Patricia Friday; Maternal Grandparents Jessie and Bud Friday; Paternal grandparents Hector and Mary Mainville; Maternal Auntie Valarie & Charlene Friday; Paternal Uncle Herman, Willard & Vernon Mainville and Paternal Aunties Nora, Donalda and Mary Jane Mainville. She leaves behind her daughters Vanessa Mainville and Cassandra Friday(cassiebeans); father Steve Mainville Sr.; Brothers Jon Mainville, Steve Mainville JR(Hilary), Curtis Mainville and sisters Helen Cup, Brenda Friday, Michelle Mainville, Lori Mainville, Patti Mainville. Her partner George Echum, and her special friend Rodney Geyshick. Numerous aunts and uncles as well as nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers are George Echum, Rodney Geyshick, Donovan Cup, Todd Morrisseau, Jon Mainville and Vern Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be her Nieces Mackenzie, Madison and Isabella Mainville, Cailynn Bruyere and nephews Patrick and Seth Cup and all her extended family members. Due to Covid regulations this will be a private funeral with a celebration of life to take place at a later date.


Tanya Michelle Mainville

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Gloria Esquega

January 5, 2021

Tanya and I had met when we were 7 and 8 years old. Our aunts played baseball together...and she lived just around the corner from my cousin Louise... the 3 of us were the 3 amigos

New years day 1989 she had woke me up with a phone call ... barely awake she called to tell me she just had a baby girl.... she asked "Gloria... did you hear what I just told you?"
She repeated herself... that's when I jumped and was wide awake
She had told me how scared she was and that she was also so happy about having a daughter.
She always had a way of surprising me and also keeping certain things a secret until she was ready to let me and everyone know.

I will cherish the memories I have of her... The selfish part of me wishes she was still with us... the other part of me is grateful she is at peace and no longer suffering the pain

"Tanya... you will always be my best-est friend. I love you "

Bonnie Roach

January 5, 2021

Tanya was a beautiful person, inside and out. She always made sure the people around her were smiling. I can only take comfort in knowing that she is now in the arms of her mama. My deepest sympathy to Stevie Sr., Steve Jr. and families, I will keep you in my prayers. ~Bonnie Roach

Valerie Mainville

January 5, 2021

What a beautiful photo! Condolences to all family and friends. From my family with ❤️.
Aunt Valerie Mainville.

Louise Esquega

January 4, 2021

My dear old best friend. I remember the first time we met.....ur 2 brothers fighting my 2 brothers in the back lane. And each threatening to get their big sister to fight. When I went out to the street, inching my way closer to the steeet corner I could see ur head pop around and then we were face to face. And thank gawd, you spoke up and said let's let our brothers figure it out. You were one grade behind me. Luckily our school had shared classes like gr 2 & 3, 3 & 4, etc, we were in the same classes til grade 6. Tanya, thank you for accepting me as me, you were my first real friend and I love you and will miss you dearly, may your spirit soar high with the eagles