The funeral service for Constance Lake elder and longtime trapper Ivy Florence Shaganash, 75, was held June 11, 2007 in Hornepayne. She died June 7 at Hearst’s Notre-Dame Hospital from a brief illness. Born Oct. 16, 1931 at Nagagamisis Lake, she came to Constance Lake in 1975. A trapper up to last year, she enjoyed the outdoors, attending church, sewing moose-hide mitts and moccasins, fishing, swimming, setting fish nets, making quilts, watching hockey, playing bingo, and time spent at the family’s Camp 6 along Hwy 631. In earlier times, she planted trees and picked cones. She was predeceased by her parents Agnes (nee Taylor) and Joseph Shaganash of Hornepayne, sisters Molly and Emma Shaganash, and Margaret Wesley, a brother Johnny Shaganash, and niece Audrey Wesley. She leaves her sisters Charlotte Ineese and Barbara Shaganash, both of Constance Lake, and Hilda (John) Robertson of Longlac, brothers Angus (Hannah) of Hillsport, Mike (Kathleen), Charles (Agnes) and Hank (Kathy), all of Constance Lake, and Ross (Joanne) Shaganash of Sault Ste. Marie, as well as many nieces and nephews, plus great nieces and nephews. During the service directed by Hearst Rev. Douglas Richardson at St. Luke Anglican Church, a special hymn was sung by family friend Tim Wabano. "Ivy lived her life to the fullest," family friend Marlene Esquimaux read in the eulogy. "She lived a happy good life. She was a sweet, happy person, and her family meant the world to her." After her mother’s death, she helped her father raise the siblings, and later some of her nephews. A hard-working, noncomplaining, strong person "who lived a true Christian life," she kepy busy from morning to sundown. Following interment at the Hornepayne Cemetery, a luncheon was served by the Hornepayne Legion.
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