Forever in our hearts, you will stay.
Anastasia Mathews (nee Carpenter)
Sunrise: January 1, 1957
Sunset: May 13, 2020
I give you this one thought to keep,
I am with you still, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand mighty winds that blow,
I am the diamonds in the snow
I am the sunlight on the golden grains,
I am the gentle autumn rain,
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush of the quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night,
Do not think of me as gone,
I am with you all, in each new dawn.
It is with great sadness, that the family of Anastasia, announces her passing on May 13, 2020, in the city of Sudbury, Ontario.
Predeceased by her husband Tobie Mathews, parents; James Carpenter & Imelda Okitiquo, brother William Carpenter and her grandbabies: Jonathon, Taylor & Rhiannon Carpenter-Job. Anastasia is survived & honoured by her three daughters Judy Carpenter-Martin (Jansen Martin) of Cochrane, On., Colleen Carpenter & Samantha Mathews, of Kirkland Lake, On. and her two beautiful granddaughters Breanna Carpenter-Job & Emily Carpenter-Robin.
The eldest of her siblings, she will be missed and always remembered by her brothers and sisters; Francois Carpenter (Madeline) of Fort Albany First Nation, Joseph Carpenter (Virginia) of Kashechewan First Nation, Helen Koostachin (Joseph) of Peawanuck First Nation, Theresa Wesley (Freddie) of Kashechewan First Nation, Lucy Hughie (Hezekiah) of Kashechewan First Nation and Yves Carpenter (Jackie) of Attawapiskat First Nation. Anastasia will also always be loved and dearly missed by her extended family, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-law family members, work acquaintances who became dear friends and her beloved friends who were like family to her. Her daughters, would also like mention & acknowledge the special kinship and friendship that their mother had with her many childhood & lifelong friends from all across the James Bay coast area and the many other close friends she had across northern/southern Ontario.
Her beautiful smile, unforgettable laughter and love of being with her daughters, granddaughters, family and friends, are how her daughter’s will always remember and cherish their mother’s memory and life.
The teachings, knowledge, laughter and love, shared unconditionally, by Anastasia, as a mother, granny,sister, friend, and elder, are gifts that she blessed and passed on to those who knew and loved her. She will forever be loved, cherished and honoured through remembrance of her beautiful laughter, stories, teachings and memories.
The family would like to welcome family & close friends to a small & intimate family visitation for Anastasia, at the Genier Gauthier Funeral Home, 70 Seventh Ave. South, Cochrane, on Thursday July 16, 2020 staring at 4pm to 7pm.
***Due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place &
Directives from the Bereavement Authorities of Ontario***
The maximum of 25 people allowed at the same time in Génier Gauthier funeral home is 30% of its full capacity;
No gathering is permitted outside the funeral home & church;
Funeral services taking place outdoors are limited to 50 attendees;
The wearing of a mask by everyone in the funeral home during visitations and funeral is mandatory;
No memorial donations nor Mass will be accepted in person at the funeral home;
No food nor beverage services will be provided;
Washrooms will not be accessible;
Everyone must follow proper health and safety advice, including physical distancing of two metres from people who are not from the same household or their established 10-person social circle;
We sincerely thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time!
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