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Dr Patricia Anne MONTURE

MONTURE, Dr Patricia Anne - It is with great sadness that Patricia's family shares the news of the loss of their strong and courageous mother. She passed on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Royal University Hospital. Patricia was only 52 years old and a full Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan and academic coordinator of the Aboriginal Justice and Criminology Program. Patricia Monture is Mohawk from the Six Nations Grand River Territory. She will be remembered as a passionate Haudenosaunee mother, lawyer, activist, educator, writer and scholar. Her sons Justin (partner Sarah), Michael Blake, and Jack miss her warm and loving smile, her laughter, and her ability to care for others. Her adopted children Leonard, Leith, Lionel and Genine are saddened by this sudden loss. Her sister Patti, brother Darrell, and their daughter Tara (partner Terence) and their children Teryn and Talon are all grieving the loss of her powerful spirit. In Saskatchewan, she has a large family, friends, and colleagues who all loved her dearly. There are so many people who loved her and whose lives she touched, we cannot name them all. However, we would like to acknowledge their support, contributions, and wisdom. Her family in Ontario, brothers David and Michael, her aunt Dorothy, her sister Beverley (partner Pat) and her many other Haudenosaunee relatives shall miss the warmth and laughter she shared with them. Known for being a profoundly aware and critical intellect, and a loyal friend, Patricia adhered to the traditions of her people, the Haudenosaunee, and worked tirelessly as a grassroots advocate. She is the author of two books: Thunder in my Soul: A Mohawk Woman Speaks (1995), and Journeying Forward: Dreaming First Nations Independence (1999). She edited a recent anthology with Patricia McGuire, First Voices: An Aboriginal Women's Reader (2009). She is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles, scholarly volumes and reports. Patricia received an honorary doctorate from not only Athabasca University in June 2008 but also from Queen's University in June 2009. Patricia led the way on ideas involving Indigenous theory, intersectional theory, governance, law, responsibility, and social and political inequality. She was an inspiration to each person she encountered. We would like to honour and thank the Elders and traditional people who have shared their knowledge with Patricia's family through this grief process. Patricia's family is comforted in knowing that she is now reunited with her dancing girl. A Wake and Memorial Service will be held at Oskayak School, Saskatoon, SK from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19th, 2010 until 3:00 a.m. Saturday. Public Visitation is available from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at the A. MILLARD GEORGE FUNERAL HOME, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario (519) 432- 8299. Her final ceremony will be held at their chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, where she will be buried beside her beloved Kate. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family in care of Justin Monture, 9659727
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Inspired and Touched Many
Posted by Faisal Kutty (Ottawa Law '94) (Student) On Thursday, February 4, 2016
It is with great sadness that I just learned of the passing of this amazing woman. She was a wonderful and caring teacher and scholar. She inspired and motivated me to pursue my dream of becoming a law professor. In fact, she even wrote a reference letter to get me into Osgoode for my graduate study in law. She truly was a champion for minority rights and gave generously of her time and talents. I and many others owe her for charting the way and pushing us forward. May she RIP!
A Classmate remembered with Joy!
Posted by Marcus B. Snowden (Queen's Law '88) On Sunday, December 5, 2010
Dear Justin and extended family, this strong woman who is your mother, aunt, friend, collegue, was & remains a positive force for us all, an inspiration to be our best. Like her, I am between worlds. Shortly after we graduated & I landed my first job on Bay St. here in Toronto, she encouraged me to apply for a position at Dalhousie Law School. I interviewed, but also suggested to the committee I needed much more experience. I'm now experienced & owe to her my journeys - Thanks for sharing her.
a warrior died today
Posted by Darrell Doxtdator (friend) On Thursday, December 2, 2010
the world is poorly today. One of its passionate advocates has returned to the Spirit World. Having worked with Trish to get the LSUC to drop the Oath of Allegiance, I will miss her encouragement. And her acts of courage.
My Thoughts & Prayers
Posted by Roger Chum (Friend) On Monday, November 29, 2010
to the surving children, family and friends of a dear friend who had inspired me as a young man. She was truly passionate of her people, culture and more importantly, her family! My Thoughts & Prayers...
Condolences to the family
Posted by Cal Albright (former colleague) On Friday, November 26, 2010
I had the brief opportunity to work alongside Trish when i worked for FSIN on Justice and Corrections matters. Trish was very much an articulate unwavering advoate for corrections reform.

I extend my condelences to the family.

Cal Albright

Gitlaxt'aamiks, BC

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