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.

6 comments:

Patti said...

The vest worn by the little girl (Autumn Brooke Gracie Constant) was made 21 years ago for Autumn's Dad. Mrs. Jebb is her Chapan.

Suzanne said...

She just celebrated her 97 birthday and is still busy sewing.

Patti Constant said...

Sadly Mrs Jeb passed away two days ago, just seven days shy of her 100th birthday. .

Patti Constant said...

Sadly Mrs Jeb passed away two days ago, just seven days shy of her 100th birthday. .

Copper Raven said...

RIP sweet wise woman! 💛💚💜

Copper Raven said...

RIP sweet wise woman! 💛💚💜