MCLEOD, Edith 2008-11-29 Edith Francis McLeod, age 90, passed away peacefully at the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 25, 2008. Edith was born in Pontiex, Saskatchewan and re-located to Ontario settling in MacDairmid, north of Thunder Bay in 1939. There she met and married Kenny in 1942 and raised two children, Alma and Larry. Those who knew Edith will miss her sarcastic wit, straight forwardness, uncensored comments and the “no beat‘n around the bush” tell it like it is woman. Edith was a remarkable woman with so many accolades, honours, and firsts the Governor-Generals persons award, Order of Canada, Native Woman of the Year Canada, Native Woman of the Year Ontario, 1st Native woman appointed to the National Parole Board,Trillium Pin, Silver Medal by the Govenor General Leger and avid bingo player to name a few. She went where there was no path and left the trail for others to follow. Edith will be sadly missed by her daughter Alma Adams (Jerry) and her daughter in law Ann Desmeules. Seven grandchildren Larry Desmeules (Debbie), Cindy Bertolin (John), Charles Desmeules, Gayle Desmeules Wayne), Melissa Jones (Jason), Eli Adams and thirteen great grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Kenny and Son Larry Desmeules. In lieu of flowers donations to the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital would be greatly appreciated. A small pirvate family service will be held Monday as per Edith‘s wishes.