Thursday, February 18, 2010
Evelyn Jebb 95th Birthday party Opaskwayak Cree Nation
A 95th birthday party was held at the Rod McGillivery Elders' Lodge today for Evelyn Jebb. She was one of the elders who blessed me at my episcopal ordination, and became my adopted kokum here in The Pas. She is a woman of deep faith and much wisdom. Amazingly, she still does bead work and would dearly love to have some smoked moose hide to work with. Does anyone know where I could get some for her as a birthday present?
Mrs. Jebb made the vest that this child (Autumn Brooke Gracie Constant) is wearing for Autumn's dad 21 years ago. She is Autumn's Chapan.
Melanie Deschambeault, a friend of Evelyn from Cumberland House, was also at the party. She celebrated her 90th birthday one month ago.
Dancers Kanses, Kessia and C.J. Michell were on hand to dance for the birthday elders.
Michael Jebb, a son of Evelyn's, and his wife Verna, who is an Anglican priest on the reserve, were on hand for the celebration, along with their grandson Christopher.
The Rod McGillivary Memorial Care Home where our elderly birthday baby resides.
Posted by Archbishop Sylvain