JOSEPHINE SLATER JULY 10, 1942 – JULY 22, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Momeh, Grams, Grandma, Sister, Auntie and Cousin Josephine Slater of Winnipeg, MB and member of the Peguis First Nation on July 22, 2020 at the age of 78. Josephine leaves to cherish her memory her children; Sons Doug (Jean), Philip (Lydia), Gilly (Debbie) & Ryan; Daughters Bonnie (Jeff) & Cheryl (Earl). Granddaughters April, Ashley (Steve), Stacey (Gerry), Tiffany (Chris), Ainslie (Rich), & Sierra (Donny). Grandsons Troy (Karla), Scotty (Melissa), Tristan (Kat), Doug Jr. (Jamie), Bobby-Joe (Francine), Phil (Melissa), Jordan, Jeremy (Dana), Maurice (Nikki), Jamie, Roman, Nolan, Jason (Paris), Josh (Haley) & Rain. Great Granddaughters Payten, Aubrey, Lennon, Phoenix, Miley, Alara, Sarah, Sydney, River, Nova, Ruby, Kali, Kaiis, Saige, and Mia. Great Grandsons Keeven, Rylan, Lucas, Seth, Maddox, Chase, Holden, Logan, Rowen, Koda, Karter, Kyler and Isaiah. Josephine leaves to mourn her passing, her seven Sisters, Bernice, Marchie (Bill) & Eleanor Thomas, Darlene (David) Stranger, Peggy (Alex) Sutherland, Dolly Mae Anderson and Donna (Joe) Clarke, In-Laws Garry (Lillian) Harper, Philip Stranger, Dennis (Linda) & Leslie (Geraldine) Daniels, Alice Hudson and Reta Prince. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Josephine survived the passing of her first husband Maurice Slater and then her life partner Welland Harper. Parents Joseph and Mabel Thomas. Granddaughter Camryn and best friend Annabelle Thomas. Her greatest loss was of her son Gerald Slater in 2019. Josephine also survived the passing of her brothers Henry & Donald (Pearl) Thomas, In-Laws Harold Slater, George Prince, Carl (Olive) Asham, Nancy Harper, Audrey (Fred) Finnbogason, Betty (Tom) McCorrister, Illa (Tommy) Knott, Gerald, Charles, Robert, Frank and Glenna Harper. Nieces and Nephews Barry Anderson, Sean & Louis Stevenson, Bradley & Warren Hudson, Darryl Thomas, Ivy, Marcel, Glenna and Darrell Harper, Karen Rose, Joanne, George & Janice Prince, Henry & Marilyn Kipling. Mother was the type of person who was very quiet and didn’t disrespect anyone, she would always let them talk and let them figure things out for themselves. She was always supportive and a great listener. Mom always enjoyed being around her family visiting and going for rides. She also enjoyed going to the Casinos and hanging out with her friends. She was also faithful and went to Church every week. Mom was a survivor and a pillar of strength for our family. She was wise and loving in everything she did; the way she made bannock, the way she cheered for her family at sporting events. Everything she did, she did with love and compassion for her family. Honorary Pallbearers are Special friend’s Debbie Breland, Ruby Starr, Joanne Clowes, Niece Fran Flett and Nephews Hal Sutherland, William Anderson and Leroy Thomas. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Winnipeg on Tuesday, July 28th at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB. Public viewing will begin at 1:00pm – 2:30pm with a Family viewing to follow at 2:30pm. Cremation and interment to take place with the family at a later date. Due to COVID-19, only 50 people will be allowed into the funeral home at a time. Live streaming will be available to those that cannot attend, please go to Please wear a mask while in attendance. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Seven Oaks Hospital who helped us make our Mother as comfortable as possible and to Peguis Chief and Council for their support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson Canada in honour of our Mother. "Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Proverbs 31:31
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