Mrs. Madeline Ashopenace

August 17, 1937March 6, 2011

In Loving Memory of Madeline Ashopenace

August 17, 1937 – March 06, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Madeline Ashopenace at the age of 73 years.

Madeline leaves to mourn her sons Richard Jr. (Sheri), Archie, daughters Sally, Patricia (Irvine) and Rachel (Tyrone). Her grandchildren Rosemary (Donny), Rosalee (Rodney Sr.), Violet (Adrian, Clifford Jr. (Christine) Rianee (Robbie), Wesley, Jamie (Derek), Warren, Trevor (Birdie), Olivia, Felicia, (Glen), Alicia (Burton), Evan, Katrina, Winston (Scarlet), Dominique, Richie, Alexis, Tashina, Raven, Bethanie, Ruben, Malcolm and Latisha.

Her great grandchildren, Hans, Darwin, Freda, RJ, Sharice, Janessa, Jody, Arona, Brodie, Tyrone, Ashton, Che Madden, Amairris, Carys, Keiyanah, Alora, Skyler, Dericah, Skyla, John, Trinity, Tyrease, Tishawn, Ferious, Honey, Halo, Logan, Mercedes, Janelle, Ferrari, Hilary, Cole and Anthony.

Madeline also leaves to mourn her sisters, Mary (Raymond), Ceceilia, Amelia, Katherine (John) and her brother Archie (Deanna), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard Sr. Ashopenace, her sons Barney and Tony. Her daughter Mary Madeline, her granddaughters Heather Pahpasay and Hilary Ashopenace. Her great granddaughters Wisdom and twins Spechelle and Abbey.

Madeline was a very gentle, kind, loving, caring and very compassionate. She was a giving person if she had her last dollar she would never hesitate to give to those less fortunate. Her greatest passion was playing bingo before diabetes took a toll on her life. She enjoyed a variety of music, going for rides, she was always up to any gatherings whether it was pow wows happening in the community or at elder’s circle. She was a jingle dress dancer. She was a well respected elder in the community who was often sought by others for her guidance, knowledge and wisdom.

Madeline will be greatly missed, she always had good stories to tell about her life.

Throughout her many obstacles in life she remained very strong and she instilled that in her children and many grandchildren she raised. She was also a residential school survivor. One of her many works included 22 years of service to the Daycare Centre in Grassy Narrows. She was very dedicated in her work with children.

She will be remembered by all who knew her.

Wake Services will be held on Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ Noon at Richard Ashopenace Jr’s. residence in Grassy Narrows, Ontario.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011@ 11:00 a.m. at Richard Ashopenace Jr’s. residence with interment to follow.

Online condolences may be made at



  • Traditional Funeral Service Friday, March 11, 2011
  • Wake Service Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mrs. Madeline Ashopenace

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