Alice Arch

December 4, 1944November 18, 2010

Alice Arch (Copenace)

Funeral Service Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Onigaming School Gym

Ozhaawashkobiik (Clear Blue Water) Ozhaawashkwaanakotok (Clear Blue Sky)

Arch, (Copenace) Alice, passed peacefully with family at her side at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg on Thursday, November 18, 2010.

Alice Arch, beloved mother of Kathy MacLeod (Paul (Lamontagne) and ex husband Neil and their children Scott, Christine and Jeffrey of Kenora; Gerald Arch and partner Candice Kelly and their children Leah, Jeremy and Monica of Onigaming; Elizabeth Arch and her husband James Arch and their children Nicole, Sattyn and Yasmin of Onigaming; Bill Arch and his wife Colleen and their daughter Skyra of Kenora; sister of Johnny, Norman and Patrick, Gloria Greene, Betty Kavanaugh, Dorothy and Madeline Copenace; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her ex husband Harry Arch, her parents Gerald and Maggie (Shawon) Copenace, her brothers Donald, Cecil, Henry and sister Hazel and grandchild Marissa Teresa Arch-Kelly.

Mom was born December 04, 1944. She spent her younger years at residential school learning Catholic values and always being kind and giving to others.

Alice spent her life raising her four children through difficult times but she persevered and taught her children how to hunt and fish and learn traditional ways of life. Her goal in life was to teach her children well and carry on with the lessons she taught. Alice loved and cared for her eleven grandchildren and they will miss her dearly.

Mom totally enjoyed the winnings of the big pots at Bingo and Casino life in her later years.

She was fortunate to recover 10 years ago from a similar event and God blessed us, that was his Gift. Now he has called her to his castle in Heaven and his Angels are there comforting her.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of MICU of Health Sciences Centre. Especially Dr. Eischer and nurses Mark and Anna. They made mom’s last few hours as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Onigaming School Gym on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at Onigaming.

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Nicole Kavanaugh

November 23, 2010

She will be greatly missed by many. I will always cherish and remember her beauty and warm laughter. A great auntie, a beautiful woman, a beautiful soul; may our love be with you always, auntie Alice. I love you!